The lame duck session has been a pathetic joke on Republicans and conservatives who thought they won the elections in November.
An illegitimate Democratic House and near filibuster-proof Democratic Senate have run roughshod on most issues, and several Republicans have helped them along.
Unfortunately, we have numerous weak links, some of whom will be gone in a couple of weeks and others of whom will no longer be links waiting to be broken.
Once the new Senate is seated, two or three Republican Senators cannot bust a filibuster, so the people who have held sway over our political landscape by virtue of their eagerness to jump ship no longer will have any bargaining power. And nothing will come out of the House worth filibustering.
Lindsey Graham has it right:
“When it’s all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch. This has been a capitulation in two weeks of dramatic proportions of policies that wouldn’t have passed in the new Congress.”
Good riddance to the Bush-era Republican Party. January 5 can’t come fast enough.
Update: Dan Riehl, If Reid Ate The GOP’s Lunch, Graham And Company Packed It For Him
Demoralizing The Troops
Read Our Lips – No Votes Until Tax Rates And The Budget Resolution Are Passed