Senate gives Donald's emergency declaration the bigly smackdown

Dec 2015
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What a farce! Does the Republican-Controlled Senate think the American people are going to buy their vote? They are only doing it to make voters believe that they were Anti-Trump and voted against his national emergency declaration but in effect, they know that Trump is going to veto the measure and will still come out ahead. If Republican Senators were really serious about rejecting Trump they should assure that they have the votes to override his expected veto. That, and only that would show Americans that they were truly serious about this matter. As it stands it's much ado about nothing. So, shame on them!
 
May 2013
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Everyone knows this was going to court.
Well Robert, how do you think that's gonna go? Republicans lose either way. If SCOTUS determines that the Constitution isn't important, the 2 out of 3 Americans who think Donald's non-emergency emergency is BS will be pissed at those who supported it. And the next Dem president will be certain to declare a real emergency on climate change or gun violence.

Slippery slope my friend - I don't advise taking that route, but your decision.
 
May 2013
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What a farce! Does the Republican-Controlled Senate think the American people are going to buy their vote? They are only doing it to make voters believe that they were Anti-Trump and voted against his national emergency declaration but in effect, they know that Trump is going to veto the measure and will still come out ahead. If Republican Senators were really serious about rejecting Trump they should assure that they have the votes to override his expected veto. That, and only that would show Americans that they were truly serious about this matter. As it stands it's much ado about nothing. So, shame on them!
Yep, it was nothing but a show vote. The R's who voted against wouldn't REALLY vote for an override. Nor would McTurtle bring it up even if he knew it had the votes.
 
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