For much of the time that Obama’s been in office, he’s managed to get the things he wanted done, accomplished.
We can all admit it, the Republicans in congress were soft (and are soft) and they’ve allowed Obama to get away with things more principled statesman would have never allowed.
But ever since congress came back from recess it looks like the GOP (and even some Democrats) have a fresh resolve not to let Obama destroy the country anymore.
And that’s why they just told Obama to shove it when they passed an anti-terrorism bill he positively didn’t like.
Conservative Tribune writes:
A terrorism-related bill President Barack Obama has spoken out against just passed unanimously in the U.S. House of Representatives.
House Resolution 3815, also known as the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act,” would allow U.S. citizens to bring lawsuits against foreign countries for their involvement in terrorism that killed Americans on our soil. A 1976 law regarding sovereign immunity has prevented any such lawsuit, but if it goes into effect, the JASTA measure would create a recognized exception to the law.
The sovereign immunity law has been used most notably to shield Saudi Arabia from lawsuits stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001. terrorist attacks carried out against the United States, according to Allen B. West.
In fact, 15 of the 19 men who hijacked the airplanes that horrific morning were subjects of the Saudi kingdom.
The Senate also unanimously passed its version of JASTA in May, which was a bipartisan effort led by John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, and Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat.
The two unanimous voice decisions from both chambers of Congress essentially eliminated Obama’s veto power, which can be overridden with a two-thirds majority support from the House and Senate — which they clearly have.
But the president wasn’t the only one who isn’t a fan of this legislation, as the Saudi government has threatened to liquidate hundreds of billions of dollars of American assets if the bill becomes law. However, many experts believed the kingdom was just bluffing to get its way, The New York Times reported.
Regardless, threats like that suggest the Saudis were perhaps worried about what facts might come out in these lawsuits.
It is fitting that the unanimous vote on this measure happened just days before the 15th anniversary of the 2001 attacks, and it couldn’t be a better tribute to those who lost their lives to the evil perpetrated that day and the ones who have had to carry on in the wake of it.
It’s quite obvious what the President is doing here.
He’s going soft in his last months as President. There’s that, and the fact he likely wanted to protect his Saudi Allies.
While it’s long been suspected Obama has been beyond conciliatory towards the Saudis, his opposition to this bill shows that he really is going out of his way to make sure they don’t feel threatened.
Wonder why that is…could it be because he’s looking for some kind of kickbacks after leaving office…or is it because he’s a Muslim himself?
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