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Mixed Government
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

So far, so good. From Congressional Quarterly (subscription required):
Democrats face a legislative traffic jam that threatens to leave the party without a single high-profile domestic victory heading into the Memorial Day recess.

[...]

The Democratic majority has] produced only 26 public laws, 12 of which changed the name of a federal building, post office or national recreation area.
Works for me. They can rename all the post office they like as long is that's the majority of what they do. And the veto pen is being flashed alot as well.
 
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12 of which changed the name of a federal building, post office or national recreation area.
So 12 more Robert C. Byrd Federal Buildings? Add them to the collection.
 
Written By: ChrisB
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Interesting...
Radical egalitarianism rears it’s ugly head at the expense of the right of free speech. The government, via the Democrats, will attempt to regulate political speech in the name of equality.
Would you say the threat of the ’fairness doctrine’ would cause any concerns for ’mixed government’? What excess would cause such things NOT to work for you?

 
Written By: Bithead
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Would you say the threat of the ’fairness doctrine’ would cause any concerns for ’mixed government’?
How much of a chance do you believe it has of actually becoming law?

And, wouldn’t you prefer to have them continue to waste their time on stuff going nowhere?
 
Written By: McQ
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A fair question.

The answer to which is, I honestly don’t know.

I rather doubt such a thing will be vetoed, so there’s no safety net working, here...and I have a feeling that more than a handful of supposedly ’centerist’ Republicans will cross the road for this one.
Would it pass? I dunno. But, I guess my take is such a thing is closer to reality than either of us would like.


 
Written By: Bithead
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But, perhaps it’s worthwhile to suggest that this isn’t the only example. There are others
 
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Would it pass? I dunno. But, I guess my take is such a thing is closer to reality than either of us would like.
See my update to the Fairness Doctrine post.

There’s a huge difference between political desire and political reality, and Dems are slowly realizing that.
 
Written By: McQ
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I’ve seen it.

Two points;

1: How much other stuff will get by? Such as using the CIA for ’global warming’ (A politically motivated ruse if ever there was one!) as an example? Defunding Iraq, as another? Each is damage.

2: I’m not convinced that the slim Democrat majority, (Strictly within a count of D and R), is a shelter, given the number of Liberal Republicans now in office who tend to vote with the Democrats on many things. Indeed, as I’ve said previously, a slim majority for either side, benefits the Democrats for that reason. Granted that such votes happen less often when Democats are in the minority, but it’s still a factor to be reckoned with.

 
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