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The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy
wall st. journal ^ | JULY 9, 2010 | By JOHN FUND

Posted on 07/09/2010 6:08:01 AM PDT by kwill4u

Democratic House members are so worried about the fall elections they're leaving Washington on July 30, a full week earlier than normal—and they won't return until mid-September. Members gulped when National Journal's Charlie Cook, the Beltway's leading political handicapper, predicted last month "the House is gone," meaning a GOP takeover. He thinks Democrats will hold the Senate, but with a significantly reduced majority.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 2010; andsomuchmore; capandtrade; democrats; duck; election; elections; lame; lameduck; obama; pelosi; strategy; unioncardcheck

1 posted on 07/09/2010 6:08:04 AM PDT by kwill4u
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To: kwill4u

Run scared, you Rats.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: kwill4u

The true enemies within? Domestic terrorists?


3 posted on 07/09/2010 6:09:44 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: kwill4u

Run scared, you ‘Rats.

130+ House seats !!!!!!

You can keep the Senate if you must.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 6:10:32 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

If the Donks follow this strategy, they’d better stay and retire in Washington, DC.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 6:11:20 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: kwill4u

Many folks are saying that the ‘rats will try to ram as much as they can through between November 3 and Jan 1.

If they think people are angry now, just go ahead and try that. Bastille Day will be a picnic compared to the reaction to that.


6 posted on 07/09/2010 6:11:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

RUN REAL SCARED!


7 posted on 07/09/2010 6:15:01 AM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: MrB

If they do this, can we borrow the British fleet?


8 posted on 07/09/2010 6:15:46 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kwill4u

As long as those are conservative gains I’ll be happy. RINO gains won’t mean much.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 6:18:19 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Truth29
If they do this, can we borrow the British fleet?

Not much left of it and what remains is in poor repair. I'm thinking a couple of CVN battle groups that take their oath to The Constitution seriously would do the job quite nicely. But I agree that reminding Obama why the Whitehouse is painted white might be a good thing. Apparently they don't teach history at Harvard.
10 posted on 07/09/2010 6:21:37 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: kwill4u

Fox needs to keep showing the Pete Stark clips!!!! TERM LIMITS will be DEMANDED!!!


11 posted on 07/09/2010 6:22:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion................The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MrB

I believe you are right. Will it actually come to crowds of people having to flood Washington DC in protest, as in the 60s regarding civil rights and the Viet Nam war? (I assume any protest today would be as legal as those protests were then.)


12 posted on 07/09/2010 6:24:32 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: MrB
"If they think people are angry now, just go ahead and try that. Bastille Day will be a picnic compared to the reaction to that."

This gang of thugs have such support from the dishonest propagandists posing as journalists that they'd welcome such "opportune crises" as proof of how dangerous the "Right Wing" is, and use maximum force to put down such protests and justify greater weight put on the neck of liberty.

13 posted on 07/09/2010 6:24:47 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: All

On a totally different subject, anyone remember that cool Nintendo game called “Duck Hunt”...?


14 posted on 07/09/2010 6:25:57 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: kwill4u

And, they can—and will— do this. The agenda is more important than the desire of the American voters and a lame-duck session in December will be a way for Obama, Pelosi and Reid to show the American voter who is boss.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 6:30:19 AM PDT by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: GailA

No Fear

16 posted on 07/09/2010 6:32:26 AM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: Maverick68

17 posted on 07/09/2010 6:33:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kwill4u

Someone else mentioned that this is less of a fear than we would normally expect. Those who are due for reelection in 2012 are much less likely to rubberstamp things after the bloodbath in 2010.


18 posted on 07/09/2010 6:34:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

You think the “journalists” would survive an American Bastille Day once it got started?


19 posted on 07/09/2010 6:34:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kwill4u

The PUBs need to take a page out of the RATs playbook. Legislation cannot be enacted without members of both parties present. It’s called a quorum. By simply not being in the chambers, there is no quorum. Hence, there cannot be any legislation enacted.


20 posted on 07/09/2010 6:35:09 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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If we have Republican leadership with ANY brains or balls, this situation is easily remidied:
You insist on a private meeting with the President and gently EXPLAIN to him that ANY sort of attempt at this sort of ramrodding/attack on the country will INSURE the remaining 2 years of his term will be a living Hell....


21 posted on 07/09/2010 6:38:12 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: kwill4u; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; FromLori; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ...
Democrat strategy ping!

FROM LINK :”That's why there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don't want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation.

Democrat Wish list for lame duck session:

1) Deficit commission higher and new taxes (with lower-mid income Bush tax cuts extended as bait for RINOs like McCain. This could also be pulled off in a budget reconciliation bill.)
2) Union Card Check(not sure how this is possible)
3) Cap and Trade carbon emission taxes added in reconciliation to a passed energy bill to pass the Senate(so don't let Senate RINOs vote for ANY energy bill now)

Here is the link to article:The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy

22 posted on 07/09/2010 6:47:26 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
"This gang of thugs have such support from the dishonest propagandists posing as journalists that they'd welcome such "opportune crises" as proof of how dangerous the "Right Wing" is, and use maximum force to put down such protests and justify greater weight put on the neck of liberty."

That will lead to the time honored question of dictatorships everywhere: Will the army support them?

23 posted on 07/09/2010 7:02:57 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Maverick68

And also gently explain that the congressmen who do this will be decorating lampposts up and down Constitution Avenue.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 7:05:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: kwill4u

100+ total seats between the two houses are GONE for the Dems on the low end... and it is not beyond possibility to see 150 seats shift.

Anyone who is not from the bluest of blue districts is going to be gone.


25 posted on 07/09/2010 7:09:39 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay
100+ total seats between the two houses are GONE for the Dems on the low end... and it is not beyond possibility to see 150 seats shift.

From your mouth to God's ear! About 6 months ago, I made a prediction to hubby (Prince) that the GOP would gain 80 seats in the House. At the time, even I thought I was being too optimistic, lol.

Hopefully, we'll both be right!

Mrs. Prince of Space

26 posted on 07/09/2010 7:53:24 AM PDT by Prince of Space
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To: sickoflibs

Thanks for the info.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 8:18:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our Troops, and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: kwill4u

Duplicate Thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2549408/posts


28 posted on 07/11/2010 7:44:14 AM PDT by magellan
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