Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The "Do Nothing Congress"

From the page: "WASHINGTON (AP) -- Could a Republican-controlled Congress, pass a bill to protect the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance from court challenges?

No problem, especially if proposed during the patriotic season leading up to the Fourth of July, Republican leaders thought.

No way, it turned out."
The bill, the first item on the GOP's trumpeted election-year "American Values Agenda," could not make it past a House committee.

Even worse for the Republicans was that they could not blame Democrats.
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