Congressional Lame Duck Session: Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave

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    OK, so the Dems have been flamed to a crisp. Nancy Pelosi refused to go down with the ship and is still angling for power. The biggest turnover mid term since 1938. They've got nothing to lose.
    How bad will the lame duck session of this congress be? What horrors will they pass while they can? Card check? Cap n trade? Total abolition of the U.S. Constitution?
    Thoughts?
     
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    Obama will run to the center and get things done just like Clinton did. then he'll get re-elected.
     
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    I believe Kirk and Manchin are seated immediately in the senate. This may prevent the scorched earth policies.
     
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    President Clinton never "ran" to the center. Gingrich and the republicans closed down government and impeached him. He also "ran" as a Centrist.

    President Obama..is probably a bit more on the right of Clinton. He just had a heck of a lot worse stuff to deal with..
     
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    "centrist" is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think obama is to the right of either Clinton.
     
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    Illinois legislature is still Democrat controlled:

    Dems To Make Trouble For Mark Kirk? - American Princess

     
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    Figures. I thought that may happen but was hoping it wouldn't.
     
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    How can you be so consistently clueless and still verbalize wants?
    Clinton tried pushing health care his first term. After the GOP takeover he was forced to co opt GOP policies like welfare reform and NAFTA. Do you see Obama talking about expanding free trade? Did Obama not say he was going to renegotiate NAFTA if he was elected (and dispatched Austen Goolsby to assure the Canadians he would do no such thing)? Has Obama proposed welfare reform? Tort reform?
     
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    Typical dimwits playing political games to further their stupid agenda and prevent the will of the people. IdioTS!!!!
     
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    The 60 odd who lost their seats will have no feelings of affection or gratitude toward the leadership that sank them so badly.
     

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