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Ok, I'll gladly correct you. The line item veto was the first legislative item in the Contract with America in 1994 in the middle of Clinton's first term. They ran on it then and were finally able to pass it in 1996. They supported it enough to pass it with Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress at the time. In the Senate the vote was 69-31 with two Republicans voting no. Now you may think they thought Dole would be elected at the time but optimism aside, I would disagree. I think if they were just going to support this for a Republican they would have held off the vote until 1997.
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I stand corrected.
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Besides, eventually a Democrat would become president again.
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I agree, it would be pretty stupid to do such thing on a partisan basis.
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