Back in September, I wrote:
. . .what makes Reid and Pelosi so certain that the returning lame ducks will be so eager to line up? What if they come back to Congress and the Senate and say to themselves:
“. . . you know what, I never believed in any of this; I did what I was told because Pelosi strongarmed me and I was afraid of her; I did it because Reid promised me the moon. Now, I got nothing. It’s over for me, and they still want me to just fall-in-line and vote for this garbage they’re serving up, why? For them? For Obama? Just to spite Bush? I’ve kinda gotten over hating Bush! Why should I take revenge against the citizenry, when I’m going to be a private citizen in January? Why would I vote against my own interests? Screw Pelosi; screw Reid. I’m done with the lockstep. I’ll make my last votes ones I can be proud of.”
Wouldn’t that just be the perfect (and deserved) ending to the remarkable story of Election 2010?
Now, Ed Morrissey writes: Since dozens of its members will have to look for work in the private sector, perhaps they should focus on pro-growth policies and curtailing the regulatory encroachment they themselves imposed. That’s the message from Heritage for America in their latest video . . .
Heh. Great minds, and all that!