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  1. martens

    martens said, 1 day ago

    So I looked up the authorship of the bill. It’s bipartisan, Schumer (D) and Cornyn ( R). Both, of course, lawyers. I guess this is what passes for a jobs bill and stimulus for economic recovery in today’s Congress…

  2. JBBLAW

    JBBLAW said, 1 day ago

    It is horrible precedent and opens the door to suits AGAINST the US by say, Nicoragan families who had relatives killed by the Contras because we helped fund the Contras, Iraqi families who lost family members because of our invasion of Iraq, families who lost lost family members when we bombed any of a dozen places, backed ny of a dozen repressive regimes, etc. It is terrible legislation that should never have been introduced, passed or had the Presidential veto overridden.

  3. JBBLAW

    JBBLAW said, 1 day ago

    Oh, and those suits would not be in US courts, but in the victims’ countries courts.

  4. JBBLAW

    JBBLAW said, 1 day ago

    @martens

    Yep, as a Democrat I agree, a totally unfair cartoon – both sides of the aisle were idiots on this one.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    Well, I want to see Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, Wolfowitz, Perle, Rice, and of course all the other minions plus Bush 41 AND “W” in the dockets of courts around the world over our invasions of Grenada, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombai, Iraq (X2), Afghanistan, and many more for our overt and covert wars and the resulting deaths from OUR actions abroad.

  6. martens

    martens said, 1 day ago

    @JBBLAW

    But the icing on the cake is that now McConnell and Ryan are claiming that there are problems with the bill (unforeseen consequences), and it’s all Obama’s fault for not consulting with them.
    They have no shame.

  7. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 1 day ago

    Can we sue W and Cheney for total negligence?

  8. Crow Nobo

    Crow Nobo said, 1 day ago

    The Taliban called Trump
    “A non serious candidate who says anything that comes to his tounge.”

  9. DagNabbit

    DagNabbit said, 1 day ago

    @martens

    “McConnell and Ryan are claiming that there are problems with the bill (unforeseen consequences)”
    -———
    So the Democrats still can’t see unforeseen consequences? Wouldn’t that be the “icing on the cake”?

    Maybe it is Obama’s fault. After all, he is the one who gave us obamacare, telling lawmakers they had to pass it to find out what was in it. That’s sorta what he did here. Obama is right that this is a bad law, but how it came to pass makes everyone, including Obama look really bad..
    .
    Politico has an article saying that Obama made a weak case, They also say that Congress dissed Obama, but actually all Congress did was exercise their authority under the Constitution. So, actually, Obama “dissed” Congress more than the other way around.
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    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he and other senators repeatedly requested meetings with White House officials to hash out a potential deal that could accommodate some of the administration’s concerns.
    .
    But he heard nothing back, Corker said. It’s just been “dial tone,” the senator added.
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    “There’s been zero involvement from the White House. Zero,” Corker said, forming a “zero” with his fingers to underscore his point. “When you have a veto like this, it takes involvement, constructive involvement. I mean, there’s nothing.”

    .
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/obama-congress-veto-override-228869
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    Obama couldn’t be bothered to make the case to lawmakers ahead of the vote. He thinks it’s beneath him to have to go through all the trouble to privately persuade lawmakers.
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    Is it any surprise that people are so fed up with Washington that they are willing to now vote for a man that lacks the experience and knowledge we expect in a president?

  10. Dr.DocSmith

    Dr.DocSmith said, 1 day ago

    Drumpfy is right, the system is rigged! ……… Yeah, for lawyers!

  11. DagNabbit

    DagNabbit said, 1 day ago

    @DagNabbit

    Oops, almost forgot:
    .
    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/obama-congress-veto-override-228869

  12. Rosemary Williams

    Rosemary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @martens

    Nor honor. But keep in mind that a judgment is only a piece of paper; being able to turn it into money is difficult, and more so against a well-funded non-domestic defendant like the saudis.

  13. cjr53

    cjr53 said, 1 day ago

    @DagNabbit

    Interesting, after 7 plus years of being “dissed”, ignored and told he isn’t a “real American”, etc., President should being ringing bells, shouting out windows and making all kinds of noise? He stated be would veto the bill for exactly why the congress critters are now starting to realize. It appears to me that congress is the problem, not President Obama.

  14. martens

    martens said, 1 day ago

    @DagNabbit

    The “icing on the cake” was that Turtle Boy and Ryan blamed Obama and took no responsibility for themselves. It said nothing about the stupidity of all but 59 Democratic House members, 18 Republican House members and one Democratic senator. And I might point out that Obama had warned of the very things that the members of Congress are suddenly realizing could be a problem. He did make the case, but they did not want to read it. Some of them had apparently not even read the bill before voting on it. You want change? I’d say you need change in the Congress, not in the White House.

  15. ODon

    ODon said, 1 day ago

    @DagNabbit

    “Obama couldn’t be bothered to make the case to lawmakers…”
    On this website many of us have been commenting about the problem with the bill and Congress is just now figuring it out? And Obama is the problem? Get real.

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