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Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:47 PM

Romney 800 vetoes = inability to work with democrats

http://www.politicususa.com/romneys-800-vetoes-governor-belie-claim-bipartisan.html

"In the first presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney claimed he had a bipartisan record as Governor, but history tells another story. In 2006, his last year as Massachusetts’ Governor (in which he was absent more than half of the year), Romney issued 250 vetoes, all of which were overturned by what the Romney camp dubbed a “hostile” legislature. It’s not just Democrats who didn’t get along with Romney, though.

Most of Romney’s vetoes were overturned, sometimes unanimously. Romney used the vetoes to claim he was a budget hawk, but in addition to his budget vetoes, he also vetoed a bill to raise the minimum raise, a stem cell bill and a bill to make the morning after pill available over the counter, among others. All were overridden. The Concord Monitor, observing Romney’s “frosty relations with legislators” noted in 2007 that this, “effectively remov(ed) Romney from the final stage of the state’s budget process.”

At the first Presidential debate, Romney said, “I figured out from Day 1 I had to get along, and I had to work across the aisle to get anything done.” But Romney liked vetoes so much, he used his vetoes in an ad titled “I like vetoes” during his 2008 run.

In the ad in which Romney tells us how much he likes vetoes, and he ends by saying, “I can’t wait to get my hands on Washington.” These are not the words of someone who is bipartisan, but they are also not the words of someone who understands the power of the Presidency. Unlike a Massachusetts governor, the President can’t line-item veto.

Vetoes don’t scream bipartisanship, and Romney had so many of them that it’s obvious he was on bad terms with the legislators from both parties as Governor. All told, Romney issued 800 vetoes in his one-year term as Governor. 800. Nearly all of them were overridden – 707 to be exact. Romney doesn’t mention that part in his “I like vetoes” ad."

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Reply Romney 800 vetoes = inability to work with democrats (Original post)
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 OP
ywcachieve Oct 2012 #1
courseofhistory Oct 2012 #2
hedgehog Oct 2012 #3
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #4
Egnever Oct 2012 #5
woolldog Oct 2012 #6
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #7
Blue Meany Oct 2012 #8
Cosmocat Oct 2012 #9

Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:52 PM

1. He is such a liar. Just like his fellow Repubs say, he lies about everything.

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:55 PM

2. True! And,

he had a 34% approval rating when he left office. This needs to be spread around more and sent to the campaign and surrogates and tweeted, etc. Axelrod, Cutter and all. You can find emails and contact info on them and the campaign by googling them!

Here is one link to a lot of them and info about them, etc.!

http://www.p2012.org/candidates/obamaorg.html

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 03:56 PM

3. I hope this turns up in an ad!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:05 PM

4. tweet it! let's get people talking about it

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:31 PM

5. Is anything this guy says true?

I am not sure I have ever seen a candidate lie so often. I mean politicians lie but this guy takes it to a whole new level.

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:55 PM

6. Obama HAS to bring that up in the townhall debate. nt

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Response to woolldog (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 04:59 PM

7. Absolutely! Romney really opened himself up in the 1st debate for the President

to knock him down a few notches.

I encourage you to tweet the president regarding the 800 vetoes.
@BarackObama

I wonder if we should come up with a hashtag.

#Romney800vetoes?

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:37 AM

8. That's vs. 2 vetos for Obama AND

234 fillubusters by Republicans during Obama's presidency.

It takes a lot of gall to try to paint Obama as the one who doesn't reach across the aisle.

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Response to bushisanidiot (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:36 AM

9. Why, the fuck

where they not prepared for this, and the president had this number to throw out, as well as his quote about his legislature being "hostile."

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