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Thursday, January 04, 2007

 
Tom Delay's Legacy

Opinion Journal has this to say about the Pelosi Congress:

Congratulations to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, who begin their new control of Congress today. They also deserve full marks for paying attention while in the minority, because it's clear Democrats learned a few things from Tom DeLay--to wit, how to rush through legislation without any minority participation or public debate.

House Democrats plan to pass a pile of legislation in their first 100 hours, bringing the measures quickly to the floor without committee hearings. These are issues they campaigned on last year and that do well in polls at first blush, such as a higher minimum wage, price controls on prescription drugs and "ethics reform." The rush is supposed to show Democratic resolve to get things done, but it's enough to make us wonder if they're afraid that some of their ideas won't hold up under scrutiny.

I have this to ask: if Tom Delay was so [insert expletives here] good at ramrodding [more expletives] legislation through [still more expletives] Congress, then where is the [invent expletives if you have to] achievement? You had that power, and you gave us crumbs. That's why you don't have that power any more.

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