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Friday, May 25, 2007

While The Democrats Are Busy Patting Themselves On The Back ...

... Minority Leader Boehner threw some cold water on their parade. See, the Democrats are going to tout what they passed since January. According to The Hill, he is taunting them:

Ahead of a press conference at which House Democratic leaders planned to tout their legislative accomplishments, the office of Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) released a list belittling the achievements of the current Congress.

According to the list, nearly half of the bills that have been passed this year and signed into law merely renamed federal property, such as post offices. Another piece of legislation authorizes the building of a road in Missouri.

Of the remaining 13 laws passed, according to the list sent out by Boehner spokesman Brian Kennedy, five bills extended existing laws or were also passed last year, and eight bills were “co-sponsored by Republicans or passed without opposition.”

The list comes courtesy of Kathryn Jean Lopez @ NRO's Corner:

H.R. 49 - To name the “Gerald R. Ford, Jr. Post Office Building”
H.R. 335 - To name the “Gale W. McGee Post Office”
H.R. 342 - To name the “Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse” [!!]
H.R. 433 - To name the “Scipio A. Jones Post Office Building”
H.R. 514 - To name the “Sergeant Lea Robert Mills Brooksville Aviation Branch Post Office”
H.R. 521 - To name the “Lane Evans Post Office Building”
H.R. 544 - To name the “Santiago E. Campos United States Courthouse”
H.R. 577 - To name the “Sergeant Henry Ybarra III Post Office Building”
H.R. 584 - To name the “Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building”
H.R. 753 – To name the “Clifford Davis & Odell Horton Federal Building”
H.R. 1129 - To build and maintain a road in St. Louis County, Missouri
S.159 – To name the “Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area”
S. 521 – To name the “Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building & United States Courthouse & Customhouse”

H.R. 137 – Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act (passed last year)
H.R. 188 - To extend the Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act
H.R. 434 – To extend the Small Business Act and the Small business Investment Act of 1958
H.R. 1003 – To extend the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
H.J. Res. 20 - Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution

H.R. 475 - House Page Board Revision Act
H.R. 727 – Trauma Care Systems Planning & Development Act
H.R. 742 - Antitrust Modernization Commission Extension Act
H.R. 1130 – Judicial Disclosure Responsibility Act
H.R. 1132 - National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Reauthorization Act
H.R. 1681 – American National Red Cross Governance Modernization Act
S. 494 – NATO Freedom Consolidation Act
S. 1002 – Older Americans Reauthorization Technical Corrections Act

Boy, that first 100 hours must have been pretty tough to work through, and what great accomplishments those are. Yes, we can certainly see that the Democrats sure changed things when they came to power in Congress. Of course I would like to note that none of the things listed above were on their "first 100 hours" list of things to do. Of course they already backed away from lobbyist reform, and earlier this week they cut and ran on the cut and run from Iraq.

Here we have the facts that are separate from the spin. The Democrats fare no better in Congress than a great deal of Republicans. Granted, we would much rather prefer Republicans over the Democrats, but we are unabashedly conservative. However, Dean Barnett over @ Hugh Hewitt's site notes that the "nutroots" moonbats are unhappy with the Democrat cave-in on Iraq theater operations. See, the children still have not learned how the government or their political party actually works. Meanwhile, the adults understand their party, and on the odd occasion we get a little ticked at them. They just seem to get nastier and more anti-social when they do not get their way. Of course their reaction is not yet a full blown tantrum. This is more of a pout-fest for them than anything else.



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