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The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy (Pass everything after election!)
WSJ ^ | July 9, 2010 | John Fund

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010; democrats; duck; lame; lameduck; obama; pelosi; strategy
The lame duck session after the election is the biggest threat this country has faced for a long time. In 2011, GOP controls House, and strong filibuster-enabling minority in the Senate, but lame duck session is the current one..

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..

1 posted on 07/09/2010 7:00:58 AM PDT by heiss
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To: heiss

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.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 7:10:35 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: heiss

they did as much damage as they could ...so why stop now?


3 posted on 07/09/2010 7:15:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: GonzoGOP

if the pubbies had any brains or ba11s, they wouldn’t show up...no quorum, nothing can happen..


4 posted on 07/09/2010 7:15:44 AM PDT by wny
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To: GonzoGOP

We’ll see what they’re made of. I don’t think we’re going to like the answer.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 7:15:44 AM PDT by hometoroost (McCain is a Ron and Nancy Republican: Campaigns like Reagan, governs like Pelosi)
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To: GonzoGOP

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.


6 posted on 07/09/2010 7:15:44 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: heiss

Bastille Day = a French Picnic


7 posted on 07/09/2010 7:16:16 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: wny

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.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 7:17:04 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: GonzoGOP

that’s it...and we need to man the phones demanding they filibuster everything....


9 posted on 07/09/2010 7:18:22 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: wny
if the pubbies had any brains or ba11s, they wouldn’t show up...no quorum, nothing can happen..

Check the constitution. A quorum is 51 Senators present. they don't need us to establish a quorum and by not showing up we allow them to pass everything unanimously. Show up, sit down and allow absolutely nothing to take place.
10 posted on 07/09/2010 7:18:44 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: The_Reader_David
Well, We the People could show up day after day when they're in session with torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers.
11 posted on 07/09/2010 7:20:02 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: heiss
The Obama-Pelosi Lame Duck Strategy (Pass everything after election!)

And this would be a change?

Seems to me that this has been the strategy all along.

12 posted on 07/09/2010 7:26:04 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: heiss

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.


13 posted on 07/09/2010 7:29:28 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: eCSMaster
Well, We the People could show up day after day when they're in session with torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers.

Didnt they get rid of the gallery recently?

14 posted on 07/09/2010 7:32:00 AM PDT by 03A3
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To: GonzoGOP

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??


15 posted on 07/09/2010 7:32:52 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (Do we really have a President? Or merely someone who plays the President on TV?)
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To: Dustoff45

And I was thinking of Conservative democratic senators, but don’t know of any?


16 posted on 07/09/2010 7:33:57 AM PDT by Dustoff45 (Do we really have a President? Or merely someone who plays the President on TV?)
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To: heiss

I wonder how McCain will vote on comprehensive immigration reform after November...


17 posted on 07/09/2010 7:36:20 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: heiss
The danger of a lame duck Congressional session has always been known. The difference this time is the majority of the electorate is energized and watching.

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.

18 posted on 07/09/2010 7:37:35 AM PDT by Nip (Islam - a religion of piece (your head and life). Truth depends on the spelling)
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To: The_Reader_David

>It’s filibuster in the Senate
yes but they only have to buy off such a small number.
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19 posted on 07/09/2010 7:46:35 AM PDT by updatedscreenname
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To: eCSMaster
Well, We the People could show up day after day when they're in session with torches, pitchforks, tar and feathers.

Do these people not realize that they live amongst us 'common folk', whether they are in Congress or not? They will be getting an earful from me every time I see them, until the end of time (and maybe afterward too).

Hope they show up at restaurants I frequent.
20 posted on 07/09/2010 7:48:16 AM PDT by CygnusTheSwan ("Me fail English? That's unpossible" - Ralph Wiggum)
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To: heiss
Unfortunately, given GOP's lack of backbone they may succeed at least in some of them.

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.

21 posted on 07/09/2010 7:53:36 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: CygnusTheSwan
Like a majority of retired congresscritters, they never “come home.”

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.

22 posted on 07/09/2010 7:57:21 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: heiss
The two issues that I'm absolutely sure Obama would like to see come up in a lame duck are cap n tax and amnesty. I've been saying the same thing all along. That is they'll wait until after November's defeat, lick their wounds, and then go out and mortally screw the public like no ones seen in the last two years. One thing that's become abundantly clear since Hussein has been in office is that the welfare of the American people take a back seat to his delusions of his socialist utopia.
23 posted on 07/09/2010 8:36:30 AM PDT by RU88
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Doesn’t matter what the republicans do, the RATS will just stamp everything “Deem passed”.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 8:39:37 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK: Guitar Hero said so....)
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To: heiss

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.


25 posted on 07/09/2010 8:46:49 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: heiss

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.


26 posted on 07/09/2010 11:17:15 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: The_Reader_David

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.


27 posted on 07/09/2010 12:02:20 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: heiss

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


28 posted on 07/11/2010 7:44:55 AM PDT by magellan
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