Hindsight is 20/20

Well, despite President Obama doing a fine job of seeing that the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) bill was not structured in a way that fully considered and addressed all the requirements and consequences such legislation demanded and vetoing the bill, the Republican majority Senate went ahead and overrode the veto. Then promptly said that it needed work, but that won't happen until after the elections.

This writer believes that this was a move to try and make the Obama administration, and thereby the Democrats, look bad immediately before an election by playing on the country's sympathies towards the victims and families that were affected by 9/11.

What they should have done, what was their duty to do, was to put in the work to fix the bill (though they really should have just bothered to get it right the first time) and then introduce it again and let it get signed off on. But then, God forbid, they would have to admit that they didn't do it right the first time, give President Obama the credit for calling them out on their shoddy work, and on top of it have it be a bill that "he" signed into law.

But maybe, just maybe, someone was playing the long game and this played out exactly as it was supposed to, so that the Republicans could make a show of sticking it to Obama and the Democrats right before the election and right before the end of his term with the first veto override of his presidency. And for the record, the sitting Democrats that went along with this are no better, but with the election coming everyone wanted to save their own camps and didn't want to be seen as not being sympathetic to the families of the 9/11 victims, knowing full well that the legislation wasn't up to snuff in its current form.

And the band plays on...