Republicans and Presidential Signing Statements

Republicans and Presidential Signing Statements
David Schlecht

Let me get this straight. Eight years of Bush signing statements circumventing the purpose of Congress and not a single Republican representative objecting. Eight straight years of prostrating themselves to a criminal president and not a word.

Now every republican in Congress is opposed to signing statements.

There’s really no way to spin this. It’s obviously party over country when it comes to the morally devoid Republican Party. It doesn’t matter what harm the president does as long as he’s a Republican but oh, no, we have to stop the Democrats at every opportunity.

Ensign was ranting and raving about Clinton having an affair but now too corrupt and crooked to step down for the same crime. The Republican Party is so far out of touch with the American people that I wonder if they will ever be believed or trusted again. Personally, I find it frightening.

By the way, I’m seriously opposed to signing statements and have voiced my opposition here and in letters to the president and to my representatives. How many Republican voters did that about Bush’ signing statements? Not a single one.

What does all this say about the Republican voters? It means that many if not most of them are as slimy as their representatives. It doesn’t matter if it’s bad for the country, as long as my president is the one making the singing statements. It doesn’t matter if he’s having an affair and neglecting his duties, but boy if it was a Democrat, all hell would break loose.

We will never see the Republican Party with less than 25% approval rating because of all those party-first folks, as long as it’s your party. It’s a sad sad statement about the party.

7 thoughts on “Republicans and Presidential Signing Statements”

  1. And those 25% hanging on are some really sick and twisted losers. I have a work mate who is so deep in the republican lies and spin that he is going out and buying up sniper rifles preparing for the coming revolution. Sick!

  2. The republicans screamed about us being unpatriotic for questioning Bush’s lying us into a war and questioning Cheney’s assassination squads, but now that a soldier doesn’t like whose currently president, he makes stupid comments about Obama’s birth certificate and refuses to fight the terrorists. And the republicans and the republican party raise him up as some sort of a hero. Hate America because you don’t like the president and republicans consider you a hero. YOu can see where patriotism lies on their agenda.

  3. The Bush Department of Justice prosecuted Democrats over Republicans 7 to 1. Get that? 7 to 1. Should they all be prosecuted for political malfeasance? Heck yes. But, no, they’re still in Obama’s DOJ. WHY??!!!

  4. Governor Don Siegleman was a political prisoner and locked in solitary confinement by this criminal DOJ. Do we really have political prisoners in America? Thank you Bush! America, the 3rd world country, the Banana Republic of America. Makes me want to puke

  5. It will never change until we get the corporate media and big business out of our government. It doesn’t matter whose president. Go to and see who donates to your politicians.

  6. Interesting post. I have a question, though. You said, “How many Republican voters did that about Bush’ signing statements? Not a single one.”

    I’m wondering how you know that not a single voter ever contacted the president or his/her representatives on this issue? Is there a list somewhere that shows every single voter’s contact with the president and members of Congress, and what they discussed? If so, I’d like to see it, and if you’d post that link, it would be great.


  7. Good question from CLW. I’m not interested in trying to prove a negative. We all know that you can’t. Ever try to prove there isn’t a teapot orbiting Mars? As always, when stating a negative, one typically uses the data that is available to extrapolate. I know many Republicans and none of the many that I have asked know a single Republican who opposed the Bush signing statements, let alone openly objected. In fact, to oppose Bush, meant that you were unpatriotic. Remember? I never once heard about it on Fox, the Republican Media Outlet.

    A strawman does not make or break a position. Let us pretend that some Republicans privately or openly opposed Bush’s signing statements. Does this somehow exonerate the party? I think not.

    If you can prove me wrong, here, I would be most gracious. There are few things that I would like more than to regain a thread, a mere sliver of respect for the party. Do you know any Republicans who openly objected to Bush’s signing statements?

    Don’t misunderstand my position. I am not saying all Republicans are slimy, but the vast majority that I know are and the the party itself obviously is. I know and respect many people with opposing political views and many of them are Republicans. They are not all bad any more than to say all Democrats are good but I don’t know of a single one who opposed Bush’s signing statements.

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