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Lame Duck Washout Demonstrates Tea Party Resilience

November 19, 2010
Christopher G. Adamo

The 2010 post-election “Lame Duck” session of Congress is officially underway, and represents a brief period of time in which America could conceivably be in the greatest peril of its existence. With nothing else to lose in the immediate aftermath of this year’s mid-term elections, Democrats had once been expected to utilize the time between November 2 and next January’s convening of the Republican dominated Congress to implement a host of legislative atrocities.

Somewhat surprisingly, relatively few new affronts to the Constitution and the country are on the calendar. While this is certainly no time for conservative America to let its guard down, the attack on the nation appears, for the moment at least, to be subsiding.

Of course this does not mean that the nightmarish liberal onslaught of the last two years is over. Yet its key players have been severely stunned by the magnitude of the grassroots uprising against them, clearly rendering them reluctant to continue their broadside against the American institutions and traditions against which they mercilessly railed, beginning in 2007, and at a ferociously accelerated pace once Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009.

Clearly, a profound concept is crystallizing among the Democrats who retained their seats in the Congress. The Tea Party movement is here to stay. Though some liberals were able to weather the 2010 Tea Party storm, they have no desire to incur its wrathful gales during the next twenty-four months. Perhaps more significantly, they are aware of the real possibility of even greater conservative momentum in the event of a strong presidential candidate on the 2012 Republican ticket, and the disconcerting likelihood of Barack Obama as their torch-carrying Democrat in that year’s election.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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