Surely, you have heard about this, but W, is all puffed up about being able to exercise his second veto ever - this from a man who wants the president to have line item veto authority:
In a time of war, it's irresponsible for the Democrat leadership -- Democratic leadership in Congress to delay for months on end while our troops in combat are waiting for the funds. The bottom line is this: Congress's failure to fund our troops on the front lines will mean that some of our military families could wait longer for their loved ones to return from the front lines. And others could see their loved ones headed back to the war sooner than they need to. That is unacceptable to me, and I believe it is unacceptable to the American people.There he goes again, speaking for the American people. Really, the W doesn't speak for me or for many Americans I know, but that doesn't stop him from pretending he does. Last I checked, the democratic Congress is laced with both Republicans and Dems, and if he wants a bill he can sign, they have to negotiate. That's what politics and diplomacy are about. Trying to browbeat people with guilt and fear is something that used to work, but is no longer a viable political strategy in my book.
Let's get together and tell the president to go soak his veto pen, and then he will be left with no one else to blame but himself for not funding the troops. Because, at the stroke of a pen, W will effectively cut funding for the troops, as last I checked, there was money to support the troops in the bill. If he vetoes it, then he will be effectively contributing to the problem he fingers in his wild and wooly blame game.