Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dead Or Lame?

Something just occurred to me and I don't think I've seen anyone write about it.  Some Senate races will have runoffs if no one gets a majority.  Imagine if the Senate is hanging in the balance, and we've got to wait till December to find out who wins in Louisiana, and January to see who wins in Georgia.

Okay, people are talking about that, but are they talking about how it might affect a lame-duck session?  There's talk that the White House and Congress might try to pass (perhaps with the help of outgoing Republicans in the House) all sorts of otherwise unpalatable deals, especially on immigration, when they see this is their last chance to get their licks in.  There are also rumors of the President planning on trying out some unpopular executive orders.

But what happens if it's not clear who'll take back the Senate, and the Dems need to win a late race or two to hold on.  Will President Obama and Harry Reid hold back so as not to damage their party's candidates?  It'll be interesting to see if we're put in this situation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

unpalatable to whom

4:04 AM, October 29, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...


4:16 AM, October 29, 2014  
Blogger LAGuy said...

If they weren't unpalatable, he wouldn't be waiting until after the election.

8:32 AM, October 29, 2014  
Anonymous Denver Guy said...

One that I was hoping would pass in the Lame Duck session is Corp. Income Tax Reform. Although it can be viewed as a way to stave off more inversions, it can be spun hard against legislators, even though their is some bipartisan agreement that the US cannot compete with the near highest corp. tax rate in the world.

10:13 AM, October 29, 2014  

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