Dems Likely Planning Lame-Duck Legislative Deluge

by Ryan on July 9, 2010

in Election 2010,History,Politics

The buzz coming from the Wall Street Journal‘s John Fund this morning is that the Democrats seem poised to ram through their progressive/liberal wish list after the November 2 elections and before the new Congress is sworn in — a.k.a. the “Lame Duck” period to those of you unfamiliar with the political lingo.

This signals a few things:  first, that the Dems are already conceding the House and much of their Senate majority;  secondly, they can postpone their unpopular agenda until after the election, giving them cover for a while;  and finally, they are telegraphing the main reason why they are likely to be thrown out in the first place — they don’t seem to care how their constituents feel about the bills they are passing.

If doing irreparable damage while going out the door leaving their political opponents and the nation itself in worse shape as a result is actually on the agenda, then this truly is the Democrat Party of James Buchanan, which was principally fine with literally tearing the nation apart in spite of being repudiated at the polls by the election of Lincoln’s Republicans in 1860.

Think about the Democrat Party in history — they’re the party which has historically stood for and defended the Four S’s:  Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and Socialism.  Not a great record, despite the contemporary political whitewashing the public schools spew at our kids.

So, I share John Fund’s worry about the Dems potential Lame Duck assault, but also know how well Republicans are at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.  There’s still plenty of time for the Republicans to mess this election cycle up and moot this whole point.

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