Send It Back
by msnook, Wed May 02, 2007 at 09:43:45 AM EDT
In response to the suggestions of many, including Matt.
Ask him to send a two month funding bill to Bush.
No -- send the bill back. How will we be any better off in two months? Another 5% will have gone from "Disapprove" to "Strongly Disapprove"? This President has proven he doesn't care, that he will do what he wants no matter what the public says. Democrats have the political capital to end this war, all they lack is the will.
So send the bill back. Let him veto it again. In the 3 weeks between bills, pass that old stem cell bill he vetoed, pass medicare reform, pass anything you want, as long as it's something everyone wants that he's obstructed before. Let him veto more progress -- do you think he'll have anything left to fight the truth that he's just standing in the way? So far, he has used his despotic myopia as an advantage, pre-empting any discussion of his moral culpability for blocking the funds and prolonging the war, but we can turn it against him.
Send it back a second time, and a third, and a fourth, and when the "running out" date draws near, and Congress has brought the end to this madness fully into view, dangled it in front of the people until they can smell it -- they will begin to know it's possible, and they will demand it. Give them a reason to speak out in the news, on the blogs, in the streets; give Lou Dobbs a reason to get really fired up -- every. single. night. Bush doesn't have to listen to the people -- but at least 33 Senators and 435 Representatives do.
Send the bill back until we deliver the people their override. It's not about politics or power, it's about doing the right thing. The political capital is there, we need only the will to put it on the table.