-->
ThoughtsOnline

Friday, July 23, 2010


Maybe the GOP is counting its chickens before they're hatched, as taking control of at least one chamber of Congress isn't a sure thing, but they're already starting to fret about post-election mischief Democrats, having lost their majorities, can do in a lame-duck Congress.

It's true that lame duck Democrats may not be averse to trying to ram through unpopular legislation such as card check or climate control, but don't the Republicans have a pretty easy way of making sure this doesn't happen?

Aren't there 41 GOP Senators? Isn't that enough to mount a filibuster? If the GOP Senators agree that even if they personally agree with the legislation, they're not going to allow any legislation to move forward unless it enjoys support from a majority of the public, then doesn't this simple step keep the Democrats from doing anything?