Originally Posted by brewmenn
We've been over this before. A simple bill does not over rule the Constitution.
And the President does not write legislation, the legislature does that. So don't blame Obama, blame Congress.
Obama was in a "damned if he did, damned if he didn't" situation. If he signs he is accused of taking away people's rights, if he vetoes he accused of not supporting the military (the bill is actually a military funding bill). So he took a page from the Bush strategy, and signed it with a statement that he would just ignore that parts of the bill he disagreed with.
Agreed, I blame congress, all of them. But Obama could have had a spine and vetoed the bill. Then sending it back to congress who would have re-written it to provide for the military spending. It's not like his popularity can get much lower.
Until someone has the balls to do what is right, they will all continue to do what is wrong. That's why we are circling the drain.