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Has there ever been a single or two term President who never


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Vetoed a single bill before? Does anyone know? It's beginning to look more and more like this President won't. Really surprising in such a contentious era between Congress and the President. It helps that he has had a Republican majority thoughout his Presidency, but still I can't help but imagine that this is pretty unique.

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Probably not. What a waste... if Bush had just stuck to his guns and done what's right for America after September 11th there wouldn't be a chance of the Defeat-O-Crats taking over the goverment and immediately surrendering to our current conflict participants.

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He's threatening to veto the latest spending bill as its 14 billion over budget with moving a railroad to help a casino and other horrible things... It would be nice if he does but hes not shown it in the past.

He's threatened veto several times, but always caved in or reached a compromise. Compromises can be good. Cave-ins, not so much.

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The Repubs. had the Dems on the ropes and could have effectively crushed their party if they'd just stuck to the Contract for America and true conservative ideals. Strong Military, Tax cuts, less govt. and regulation, and a focus on family values. Instead, they have spent like drunken sailors and abandoned the very people who put them in power. Amazing how power and money and privledge can eff up good values and ideals.

I'm disgusted with the Repubs. and repulsed by the tactics of the Dems and the Left. We no longer have representative govt.... and I'm believe our country is on the greased skids to ruin unless America wakes up and throws the TREASONOUS ****roaches on the streets.

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The Repubs. had the Dems on the ropes and could have effectively crushed their party if they'd just stuck to the Contract for America and true conservative ideals. Strong Military, Tax cuts, less govt. and regulation, and a focus on family values. Instead, they have spent like drunken sailors and abandoned the very people who put them in power. Amazing how power and money and privledge can eff up good values and ideals.

I'm disgusted with the Repubs. and repulsed by the tactics of the Dems and the Left. We no longer have representative govt.... and I'm believe our country is on the greased skids to ruin unless America wakes up and throws the TREASONOUS ****roaches on the streets.

I'm disgusted with politics in general. Some of ya'll take this stuff way to seriously

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Thomas Jefferson never used the veto through two terms. He was of course the strongest believer in democracy and federalism and was against Presidential power in general. Bush on the other hand is all about Executive Power, so it's pretty weird that he hasn't used a veto.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-03-22-bush-vetoes_x.htm

Cool info. Thanks. For me, this issue really was more about curiousity than anything else.

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it's pretty hard to veto when your vacationing at the ranch 10 months out of the year.

how is that? Does the oval office in DC have some special magic pen that can not be removed from that room? I fail to see how where he is has any bearings on what he does. Reagan spent a great deal of his presidency in California

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how is that? Does the oval office in DC have some special magic pen that can not be removed from that room? I fail to see how where he is has any bearings on what he does. Reagan spent a great deal of his presidency in California

And Reagan was an awful president, what's your point?

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Probably not. What a waste... if Bush had just stuck to his guns and done what's right for America after September 11th there wouldn't be a chance of the Defeat-O-Crats taking over the goverment and immediately surrendering to our current conflict participants.

:violin: :cry:, when the dems take over it will be better for the world and civilization..way to take adavantage of september 11th for policial gain :doh: .

-Grant

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how is that? Does the oval office in DC have some special magic pen that can not be removed from that room? I fail to see how where he is has any bearings on what he does. Reagan spent a great deal of his presidency in California

so you think it is ok for the leader of the free world to just phone it in?

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Zero Vetoes...

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

John Q. Adams

William Henry Harrison

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

James Garfield

Other low number of vetoes

Washington (2)

James Monroe (1)

Martin Van Buren (1)

James Polk (3)

Harding (6)

Most Total Vetoes ever (this includes Pocket vetoes)

FDR (635)

Grover Cleveland (414 first term, 170 second term 4 years later for a total of 585)

Truman (250)

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Zero Vetoes...

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

John Q. Adams

William Henry Harrison

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

James Garfield

Other low number of vetoes

Washington (2)

James Monroe (1)

Martin Van Buren (1)

James Polk (3)

Harding (6)

Most Total Vetoes ever (this includes Pocket vetoes)

FDR (635)

Grover Cleveland (414 first term, 170 second term 4 years later for a total of 585)

Truman (250)

Interesting. So its safe to say that its been a while.

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so you think it is ok for the leader of the free world to just phone it in?

yeah why not the congress people send there pages and aides down to vote for them. As long as he is doing the job (whether you like how he does it, he does it) does it really matter where he is?

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Zero Vetoes...

John Adams

Thomas Jefferson

John Q. Adams

William Henry Harrison

Zachary Taylor

Millard Fillmore

James Garfield

Other low number of vetoes

Washington (2)

James Monroe (1)

Martin Van Buren (1)

James Polk (3)

Harding (6)

Most Total Vetoes ever (this includes Pocket vetoes)

FDR (635)

Grover Cleveland (414 first term, 170 second term 4 years later for a total of 585)

Truman (250)

so of the 42 presidents that we have had 11 more than 25% of them have vetoed 3 or less bills, hmm maybe vetoing isn't that big of a thing

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The Repubs. had the Dems on the ropes and could have effectively crushed their party if they'd just stuck to the Contract for America and true conservative ideals. Strong Military, Tax cuts, less govt. and regulation, and a focus on family values. Instead, they have spent like drunken sailors and abandoned the very people who put them in power. Amazing how power and money and privledge can eff up good values and ideals.

I'm disgusted with the Repubs. and repulsed by the tactics of the Dems and the Left. We no longer have representative govt.... and I'm believe our country is on the greased skids to ruin unless America wakes up and throws the TREASONOUS ****roaches on the streets.

Yes, had the left stuck to their principles and lauded the current administration instead of condeming it since it was the GOP, they might have insured they'd win the next election. Not only that, this would have pushed the right into the nut job class that it was in the 60s and 70s.

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so of the 42 presidents that we have had 11 more than 25% of them have vetoed 3 or less bills, hmm maybe vetoing isn't that big of a thing

Well heres what recent presidents have done, for those who say the times are different compared to the 19th century

W. Bush- 0

Clinton- 37

Bush- 44

Reagan- 78

Carter- 31

Ford- 66

Nixon- 43

Johnson- 30

Kennedy- 21

Ike- 181

Truman- 250

FDR- 635

Just from what I consider the modern presidency forward

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Well heres what recent presidents have done, for those who say the times are different compared to the 19th century

W. Bush- 0

Clinton- 37

Bush- 44

Reagan- 78

Carter- 31

Ford- 66

Nixon- 43

Johnson- 30

Kennedy- 21

Ike- 181

Truman- 250

FDR- 635

Just from what I consider the modern presidency forward

Hmm... FDR with 635. Shows how statistics can be misleading. With that many vetoes you would think he's a conservative trying desperately to restrict the government from over-expanding. Trying to keep government out of our lives, you know.

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Hmm... FDR with 635. Shows how statistics can be misleading. With that many vetoes you would think he's a conservative trying desperately to restrict the government from over-expanding. Trying to keep government out of our lives, you know.

Also gotta remember he was there for a long time. And with trying to get out of the depression, Im sure there were alot of ideas being brainstormed that he would veto if he didnt agree with exactly.

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