Together, we have a chance to serve the American people by solving the complex problems that many don't expect us to tackle, let alone solve, in the partisan environment of today's Washington. To do that, however, we can't play politics as usual.But you are going to play politics as usual, so nothing will be solved, and it will therefore be your fault.
... I am hopeful we can find common ground without compromising our principles.I'm not compromising my principles, so good luck finding common ground.
...fight and win the war....Spending control will be a special new concern, but I will call you on any attempt to cut back on the war or raise taxes. Try living with that.
...not the time to raise taxes on the American people.
...balancing the budget....
Our Founders believed in the wisdom of the American people to choose their leaders and provided for the concept of divided and effective government. The majority party in Congress gets to pass the bills it wants. The minority party, especially where the margins are close, has a strong say in the form bills take. And the Constitution leaves it to the president to use his judgment whether they should be signed into law.Mmm... I love those Founders and our wonderful Constitution... and I am going to veto like mad.
...If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate.Veto! Don't you dare try to make any political progress for yourself. It will just be an empty gesture. I'll make sure.