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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-11-06 02:53 PM
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1. I think we're already *there*
The checks and balances are gone. Congress is content to act as either a rubber stamp or an abused spouse.

A very thoughtful post on a very important topic which is getting little play. Glen Greenwald had a very good piece about Congressional abdication and how it is a Constitutional crisis.
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  -And if they *are* scrubbing the signing statements? "So What?" we ask... salin  Jun-11-06 02:47 PM   #0 
  - I think we're already *there*  Mandate My Ass   Jun-11-06 02:53 PM   #1 
  - Y'all are FUCKED, even as your  Karenina   Jun-11-06 02:58 PM   #2 
  - Under THEM the IRS collected political affiliation info on tax payers  salin   Jun-11-06 03:08 PM   #8 
  - It appears that Congress, at least the GOP, is content  salin   Jun-11-06 03:01 PM   #4 
  - congress acting like "an abused spouse."---yes, good analogy  rodeodance   Jun-11-06 03:03 PM   #6 
  - Here are some ideas for checking  spindrifter   Jun-11-06 03:00 PM   #3 
  - was trying to find the correct term (per enact)  salin   Jun-11-06 03:02 PM   #5 
  - sadly I will be offline most of the week,  salin   Jun-11-06 03:06 PM   #7 
     - I'm curious about whether the  spindrifter   Jun-11-06 03:11 PM   #11 
        - its an odd era...  salin   Jun-11-06 03:21 PM   #13 
  - I don't think I'd be too concerned about the signing statements  napi21   Jun-11-06 03:08 PM   #9 
  - Not the past ones that are a concern... the idea that future ones  salin   Jun-11-06 03:10 PM   #10 
     - Well, since all previous ones have appeared in the Federal  napi21   Jun-11-06 03:43 PM   #15 
        - as if he knows or cares what he signs  salin   Jun-11-06 05:15 PM   #17 
  - Wicked Witch of the West:: Going so soon?  neoblues   Jun-11-06 03:19 PM   #12 
  - Interesting Oz analogy  salin   Jun-11-06 03:27 PM   #14 
  - good points about the backdoor use around congress.  ray of light   Jun-11-06 03:45 PM   #16 

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