Although Congress is in lame duck mode, it’s still a Democrat-led Congress in both houses, so much so that Dems can, technically, pass anything they want without Republican votes. That’s why I found these two headlines so funny, one of which places all blame on Republican shoulders, and one of which pretends that the Dems had nothing to do with the outcome:
Here’s the blame the minority Republicans headline: “Republicans Block U.S. Health Aid for 9/11 Workers”
And here’s the passive-voice, I’m sure the Dems had nothing to do with it headline: “Senate Fails to Force Action on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’”
Those poor, helpless, hopeless majority Dems. The headlines in 2011, with a Republican controlled House and a Democrat controlled Senate, should be fascinating.