If you've ever seen a lame duck, it is easy to see the comparison with Congress after an election and before the new session. It is supposedly a time for organizing and just doing the minimal legislative things to prepare the scene for the new Congress which comes to town in earnest in January. But today we hear it being considered as a time when Congress can rapidly move legislation along to passage despite the major opposition of the voters. After all, the recent election made it clear that Americans are not happy with the performance of this administration with its lawless rule making carrying the force of law and disdain has been shown largely for the Republicans as well due to their tepid, no cowardly, response. This was not an election that represented a sweeping agreement with Republican, no this was an election telling Congress to stop what Obama is doing and stop it fast.
The initial reaction by the Republicans upon sweeping the House and Senate has not been a good one, at least from the perspective of a Conservative. Both the new Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and Speaker John Boehner have been making noise about giving Obama a clean budget to work with for the remainder of the fiscal year, thereby allowing them to focus on legislative priorities in January. Really, gentlemen, legislative priorities? Obama is upping the price of Obamacare by leaps and bounds and is preparing to bring in millions of illegals in a lawless fashion and you want to give him a free hand with how money is spent? It is clearly unfathomable how tone deaf these men are to the very people who helped get them elected and if this goes unchallenged not only will America be changed for the worse, she will quickly become unrecognizable.
The only bright signs I see are the millions of Americans who are clearly beginning to voice their strong displeasure and begin to speak out. Conservative groups, talk radio, and individuals in the millions are getting their "dander" up and it is starting to be heard by the Washington elites. This is our only hope for common sense, friends, for the DC politicians have clearly lost their way, either through their false view of their self-worth or through graft and corruption of their soul. Purging this will require a community effort to drive the message home so that every elected official in the federal swamp knows that we will not accept going along with Obama in the imposition of tyranny. Fear that their own power base might quickly erode is the strongest weapon we have available.
What do we want? We want no long term budget commitments made by a lame duck Congress; it should be left to the new Congress upon taking office to take up a longer term issue. We also want restrictions placed in the budget precluding the President from carrying out actions that are clearly illegal, such as an executive amnesty. And we want a serious effort mounted to once and for all kill Obamacare and return America to a patient-doctor centered healthcare program. These are just the start but I think we all know so many more programs to be included. The point is that going along with unwise and often illegal actions which were jammed down our throat are no longer accepted in a democratic republican and our represenatives will be help accountable for the actions they take.
So take some time today to contact your representatives and tell them we don't want a lame duck to quack, we want it silenced and silenced permanently. Tell them to turn their efforts to representing the people in their district, not a leviathan government which only wants more and more of the little we have left. And make sure they know that we'll never forget. It only takes a little time but it can mean so much; join in the fight to save our country. This could be the last chance we get. Stand and fight for America while we still can.