The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, November 27, 2006

Your GOP: Still the majority, still evil.

While gerrymandering and the huge cost of running for office meant fewer seats in the Democratic "wave," it still provided a majority. I'm not sure how much can be accomplished in the next two years with such a small advantage in numbers, but there's one thing we can count on: Republicans will be using every dirty trick they can between now and January.

Even though the Do-Nothing 109th Congress has passed just two out of 11 spending bills, it has decided to put off the remaining nine until the new year, “dumping almost a half-trillion dollars of spending bills on the incoming Democratic majority.”

The conservative leadership is already making excuses. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) said he is looking into “what is feasible and achievable.” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) admitted that political considerations may be behind the inertia, stating, “I know a lot of folks just as soon not to see them done this year and let the Democrats struggle here next year.”