– 09/28/10 06:00 AM ETDemocrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election.The array of bills competing for floor time shows the sense of urgency among Democratic lawmakers to act before the start of the 112th Congress, when Republicans are expected to control more seats in the Senate and House.
After the election, Nancy Pelosi will be toast. She’ll be out as the Speaker of the House and most likely John Boehner will be in. They know this. That means they have two months to ram through as much of their agenda as they can. And don’t misunderstand—that agenda is to turn this nation into a Marxist oligarchy with the democrat ruling class in control. If they succeed, this will no longer be a republic but a dictatorship “managed” by the liberal elites.
But there is hope.
But, given the slow pace of the Senate, it also all but guarantees that Democrats will be hard-pressed to pass even a small part of their lame-duck agenda.
A few of the items the dems will attempt to get passed is the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and allowing more illegal aliens to gain citizenship.
Democratic leaders have also prioritized the defense authorization bill, which includes a repeal of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that bans gays from serving openly in the military.
Democrats and gay-rights activists fear repeal could prove impossible if Republicans control the House or additional Senate seats.
Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the chamber’s second-ranking Democrat, has promised to push for a vote on the DREAM Act, which would give the children of illegal immigrants a chance to earn legal residence.
If the dems can be blocked until January all of these actions will have to start again.
Bills that have been painstakingly negotiated may have to be overhauled if Republicans control the House next year or pick up half a dozen Senate seats.Deals that were made to satisfy retiring senators will become moot, and an incoming class of as many as 19 freshman senators could raise fresh objections.All pending bills die at the end of a Congress and must be reintroduced at the start of a new two-year term.