Sour Grapes Legislation
Several months before the 2010 mid-term elections, when it was already obvious the Democrats would get a shellacking, Sobbin’ Hood announced that he didn’t want Congress to pass any “sour grapes legislation” during their lame duck session.
Tough shit, Weepy.
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell got repealed.
The New START agreement finally got ratified by the Senate.
Congress has finally passed the aid package for 9/11 First Responders (yes, it was a watered-down version).
We’ve got a new expanded food safety bill.
Unemployment benefits have finally been extended (yes, coupled with billionaires’ tax cuts).
And after at least five years of wrangling, we’ve actually got a net neutrality law, watered down as it is. (I know, that was the FCC and not Congress, but still…)
These are some proud achievements from a group of Democrats who’ve spent the past year and a half getting bullied, stymied and shat on by Republicans.
The next two years will be full of gridlock and mutual hatred like we’ve never seen. But for now — You Go 111th Congress.