Our lame Congress—I mean “lame-duck” Congress—is giving plenty of evidence why the elections were a good thing. Let’s just consider how the Democrats are handling themselves during this session. They started off by re-electing Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the House.
Pelosi has learned nothing from the elections. She’s convinced that her party wasn’t turned out of power for its policies. This could turn into a new TV program:
If it should ever materialize, don’t expect the ratings to rival Palin’s.
Why, it may be asked, did Democrats put her back in charge? Was it her stellar leadership abilities?
Or was it more a matter of inertia? I’ve often marveled how Britain couldn’t survive without a monarch. It had one decade [the 1650s] without one, then reverted back. It’s almost as if they couldn’t imagine living without one. Is the same concept at work with the Democrats and Pelosi?
To be honest, I don’t mind that she’s still the face of the Democrat part of the House. That only helps Republicans.
Meanwhile, the House Ethics Committee finally ruled on the accusations against Charlie Rangel and found him guilty of numerous counts of unethical behavior. Of course, it only took a couple of years to get around to it. And it remains to be seen if the disciplinary action will anything more than a slap on the wrist. I’m hoping for better, but with this group, it’s hard to have hope.
Maxine Waters is next, and the latest rumor is that they have found even more damning evidence against her recently. A cleansing of the entire Congress is necessary. This is not ethnic cleansing, but it is ethics cleansing.
Well, we are getting rid of a good portion of those responsible for this fiasco. January should give rise to a Congress that is more fiscally conservative. Yet that is only the beginning. The House-cleaning must continue.