AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
November 6, 2014
Tuesday’s Election Sent a Message, Did Congressional Leadership Get It?
The Republicans had a good night on November 4th and all sorts of promises are being made about what the next Congress will do. Senator Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and other Congressional leaders will be meeting with President Obama tomorrow. Will they remember the message the American people sent? Let’s help them out!
In the meantime, we can’t forget two things:
1.) the newly elected Senators and Congressmen will not take their oath of office until January
2.) the individuals who lost their seats on Tuesday can still do a lot of damage to the country during the upcoming lame duck session before they leave Washington in late December.
As former US Senator Jim DeMint describes it, ” While “lame duck” is the standard parlance in D.C., I prefer the more colorful term “Zombie Congress” . . . . It more aptly conveys the peril of the situation. Zombie legislators are those unhappy senators and representatives who have been voted out of office, yet still stagger dutifully back to Washington for a month or so before Christmas break. ‘Tis the season when they are most dangerous.
Unlike their B-movie counterparts, these zombies don’t seek brains, though they could probably use some. With no electorate to appease, the newly politically “deceased” members have no incentive to restrain their more base urges to feast upon the hard-earned tax dollars of the living.”
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