The Democrats have no agenda

Oh wait, yes they do. Another right wing talking point demolished:

Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration, beginning with the White House’s first-term energy task force and probably including the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Pelosi denied Republican allegations that a Democratic House would move quickly to impeach President Bush. But, she said of the planned investigations, “You never know where it leads to.”

Usually I’m pretty critical of the Democrats’ political competence, but I have to say that ever since Dean took charge they’ve really had their ducks in a row. They have a plan they’re following, it’s a good plan and it might just pay off come November. I still think a democratic majority is a little too hopeful, but this:

Democrats need to pick up 15, a task that many analysts still believe is a long shot. Democratic leaders do not.

“We
are more and more confident that we are going to have the
responsibility of leading the House, so we have to prepare,” said House
Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.).

Despite waves of
redistricting that have solidified the positions of incumbents from
both parties, Pelosi said 50 Republican seats are in play, while fewer
than 10 Democratic seats face strong challenges. That figure of GOP
seats is disputed by independent analysts, but even the most cautious
estimates put more than 15 Republican seats in jeopardy.

Certainly sounds promising.

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One Response to “The Democrats have no agenda”

  1. Jackie Says:

    So Elizabeth Dole is afraid a dem run congress would “launch endless investigations and possibly call for impeachment of Bush” Excuse me, but didn’t the republicans investigate Clinton TO DEATH on issues that didn’t have a damned thing to do with running the country? And in the end they found NOTHING and wasted all that time and money? Now THIS incompetent idiot has lied us into a war that could well destablize t bankrupted the country, and turned us into a joke. He needs to be impeached

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