Dems to try and destroy America during lame-duck session?
Sherman’s March to the Sea? It appears that the Dems may attempt the legislative equivalent on their way out of Washington. Many are predicting the Dems will lose the House in this November’s election, which would rid us all of Nancy “I represent the views of .001% of America but dictate national policy” Pelosi and force the president’s move to the center, much like Clinton had to do after the 1994 mid-term elections (no, he wasn’t always a moderate).
But the Wall Street Journal reports that a dastardly plan is being hatched: pushing through legislation that the Dems don’t have the guts to push now, during the “lame-duck” period between the actual election and the transfer of power (a few months). Card-check, new taxes, additional environmental regulations? Would the House Dems really work so hard to force policies down the throats of Americans who don’t want them? Of course they would! See, for example, the healthcare bill.
Now, should we all panic like some are doing? I don’t think so. This “lame duck” session strategy really only applies to the House, because as we all know, any law requires ratification by both houses of Congress (see below). As long as the Republicans in the Senate remain committed to using the filibuster, as they have been so far, all of the unpopular laws passed by the House will die in the Senate. So, instead of taking Pelosi’s threats as a bad thing, remember that the only reason the lame-duck route is being thrown out there is because she’s very concerned about losing her majority in November.