Skip to comments.The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy (Pass everything after election!)
Posted on 07/09/2010 7:00:56 AM PDT by heiss
The rush to recess gives Democrats little time to pass any major laws. 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.
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Dems will try to push all leftist agenda items then, union thug intimidation act, amnesty, cap and trade.
Unfortunately, given GOP's lack of backbone they may succeed at least in some of them. GOP should fight 100% and filibuster every leftist bill and just wait 2011 session. Don't hold your breath, though.
Winning the Nov election may be too late if they pass amnesty, cap and trade and union act in lame duck session.
GOP should also campaign on this and make sure people understand the thuggery that's going on. Don't hold your breath to this either..
The 41 GOP Senators need to filibuster everything, including the most inane motions or harmless amendments. Nothing gets done until the new Senate is sworn in.
they did as much damage as they could ...so why stop now?
if the pubbies had any brains or ba11s, they wouldn’t show up...no quorum, nothing can happen..
We’ll see what they’re made of. I don’t think we’re going to like the answer.
I had a similar, but less extreme solution: the GOP should filibuster anything that does not have the support of a majority of the GOP caucus, and should announce its intention to do so in a statement signed by all 41 GOP Senators.
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Quorum call won’t work: a quorum in each house of Congress is a simple majority of the members. It’s filibuster in the Senate or nothing.
that’s it...and we need to man the phones demanding they filibuster everything....
And this would be a change?
Seems to me that this has been the strategy all along.
The recently passed outrages will just be that fresher in memory.
All the more reason to vote against every rat at every level in November. First order of business in 2011 - reversing, repealing the country killing “laws” passed by the commie, muzzie loving elites.
Didnt they get rid of the gallery recently?
There is an opportunity for any Conservative Senators, up for reelection in November, to draw a line in the sand right now, and commit their support for conservative values come the Lame Duck session. They could commit now that they will join with any effort to stop the potential Reid-Pelosi push for legislation not in the Will of the People.
Any freepers out there in states with such a senator - What say you??
And I was thinking of Conservative democratic senators, but don’t know of any?
I wonder how McCain will vote on comprehensive immigration reform after November...
If either party thinks they can rape our wallets one more time and pay no penalty they are wrong.
The dimocratic party will pay for it for years - as long as any dimocrat who voted for the rape remain in any public office. For those who are leaving, they had better plan on moving far away for the same reason.
The same holds true for RINOs.
The more I see the more I understand Regan's quip about the first and second professions sharing a lot of similarities.
>Its filibuster in the Senate
yes but they only have to buy off such a small number.
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The only thing that might save us is we real conservative freedom loving Americans are at the ready. We will not become a Communists Nation with King Obama a dictator and his corrupt communists Administration at its head. Don't forget the new Communists Party (formally the Democratic Party) is as much to blame for our conversion to communism as the thugs King Obama hired.
They've become accustomed to the perks and benefits of living near DC and cannot imagine returning to living amongst the serfs.
Retired government employees have their own world and they're not leaving.
Doesn’t matter what the republicans do, the RATS will just stamp everything “Deem passed”.
Thinking long term, if the current trend continues, I think we’ll see the two parties repealing LOTS of laws as the pendulum of power swings back and forth.
Is it really lack of backbone or do they fundamentally agree w/ the dems? I think theres a case to be made for agreement. Consider DC is its own world where the same basic set of people revolve in and out of ‘office’ or are permanent fixtures. Ideas tend to melt together and most think alike (the herd mentality). Few are willing to ‘go it alone’ ideologically. Also consider that when the Ds rule the Rs scream foul but when Rs rule they don’t attempt to repeal those same laws they howled about. The same is true in reverse. Consider the Patriot Act. The dems went ape but now are oddly quiet. So, I think that a true course change isn’t going to occur until the swamp is completely drained. In fact just changing the pols isn’t enough. I suspect most of the entrenched bureaucrats will also need to go.
Full court filibuster will be mandatory, but there are lots of procedures in the House to slow eveything down to a crawl.
The Conservatives will be so empowered nothing will scare them off. The RINOS will so scared they will stay out of the way. The dems will be in such shock they will be like blindmen in an asskickin contest.