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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 3:15 am

Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for Democrats in Washington to return to “business as usual.” Obama, Reid and Pelosi are once again pursing their original liberal-sponsored agenda (i.e., abortion on demand; Dream Act; repeal of Don’t ask, Don’t tell, etc.). So much for focusing on policies that would encourage job creation, fixing the economy, stopping foreclosures, stopping tax increases and stopping more spending. Instead it has come down to whom will blink first.

The Democrats appear destined to use the lame duck session to pass bills that the majority of Americans have already said that they don’t want. You would have to assume that the Democrats didn’t read the memo about how voters want Washington to work. One would almost think that they feel they won the midterm elections. Putting Pelosi back in charge of the dwindling number of Democrats in the House sort of sums up how Obama and his minions feel about the voters message.

I can only hope that Republican senators Olympia Snow and Susan Collins don’t jump across the aisle and support the Democrats agenda. The issues that Obama, Reid and Pelosi are pushing in the lame duck session need open debate, not something that happens behind closed doors. The civil war that is being waged in Mexico is spilling over into our country each day, yet Obama’s answer is to pass the Dream Act, providing amnesty to more illegals. It’s past time to seal our border with Mexico. Once that is done, then and only then can we talk about immigration reform.

Dan Watson, Gilbert

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