Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beware of the Angry Lame Duck

Defined (from

1. an elected official or group of officials, as a legislator, continuing in office during the period between an election defeat and a successor's assumption of office.

2. a president who is completing a term of office and chooses not to run or is ineligible to run for reelection.

3. a person finishing a term of employment after a replacement has been chosen.

4. anything soon to be supplanted by another that is more efficient, economical, etc.

5. a person or thing that is disabled, helpless, ineffective, or inefficient.

An angry Lame Duck is very unpredictable and erratic. You cannot guarantee what they are going to do or what they will be standing for and especially, you have to worry about their motivations while they are voting (in the case of say a Lame Duck of the 1st type above).

I bring this up now because of the many Democrats (and a few Republicans) who are jumping ship here in 2010. While a good thing to some that Christopher Dodd (D-Tax Dogger/Friend of Angelo) is bowing out and leaving office the heat he feels is his own corrupt morals and greedy ways that have brought him to disgrace.

There will be more. (Anyone want to start a pool on Arlen (R1D2) Specter?)

The worry here is that now these guys have nothing to lose. We as their constituents have no sway over them, no way to get them to tow our line and not either the Party or their own corrupt agenda.

You cannot count on Patriotism alone for these guys to do the right thing and either not vote on a Bill or vote their constituents opinion on the subject. Dodd in particular will most likely go off after his term and work for George Soros and as a result will pad his departure by voting for every far left agenda items that come the Senates way.

A shame for us in that these will be wasted votes. He should be removed now along with all the others that have announced their departure.

It's the only fair thing to do.

BT: Jimmy T sends.


Buck said...

I'm convinced we never had much... if any... power over the current crop of federal legislators. They appear to do as they damned well please.

JimmyT said...

Buck, they are Hell Bent to get their agenda into law as fast as they can and they don't care what kind of stink it puts on them. It's like they burned the Constitution right after they took the Oath of Office.

BT: Jimmy T sends.