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More than meets the eye

Other bills shoehorned into the defense bill along with DADT repeal. No wonder it failed. Three social issues shoved into the bill, two of which I’m with the Republicans on.

7 Responses to “More than meets the eye”

  1. SebastianNotSIH Says:

    Eh, this is nothing new. The GOP and the Faux News machine had no problem running with “Kerry voted against the troops!!!!OMG!!!” despite the fact that his vote on a defense bill went to no when some onerous non-defense related amendments were slipped in.

    It’s a classic way to jamfangle up your political opponents–stuff a bill with stuff you know they’ll have to vote against to avoid the ire of their political base.

  2. Jake Says:

    It would be nice if we could get a “one bill, one issue” amendment passed to stop this garbage. I doubt it will ever happen, though.

  3. Britt Says:

    I’m up for a word limit on bills, myself. 500 words, no more.

  4. Dan Says:

    I wonder how many idiots will be voting for the dems because of this stunt.

  5. Jake Says:

    Iím up for a word limit on bills, myself. 500 words, no more.

    If you can’t do it in 500 words, you’re doing it wrong? I like it.

    Also, I’d be in favor of every bill being reviewed by a committee of randomly selected citizens (kind of like jury duty). If the committee can’t understand the bill, it gets sent back for revision. The only contact with lawmakers would be the bill itself, and the committee’s report to the lawmakers telling them what parts they didn’t understand. Every other revision gets a newly selected committee, and the bill can’t go to the floor for a vote unless the committee can understand the bill.

  6. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    So, you did not realize this earlier???

  7. SebastianNotSIH Says:

    Now, if there weren’t partisan uniformity on the part of the GOP and a filibuster proof majority was in support of the bill, the onerous gamesmanship amendments could have been stripped out.

    The other amendments just gave the pro-DADT forces the cover they needed. Don’t be fooled.