Politics

The lame duck looms

As Congress heads home for August, Republicans and conservative activists have a new rallying cry to energize voters: Fear the Lame Duck!

With dark warnings, GOP members of Congress and right-wing media figures are suggesting that the Democratic majority could use a post-election session of Congress to jam through tax increases, cap and trade, immigration reform and legislation making it easier for unions to organize workers.

The campaign began with a John Fund column in the Wall Street Journal, was picked up by the heavily trafficked Internet gateway The Drudge Report early last month and gained steam when columnist Charles Krauthammer sounded the alarm not long after.

Full Story: The lame duck looms – Jonathan Martin – POLITICO.com

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