Robert Knight, The Washington Times
If ever a Congress epitomized the need for more accountability, it’s the 111th lame-duck gang. Sorry, that’s unfair to gangsters. With most Americans distracted by holiday plans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has sprung another Christmas surprise, vowing to ram through a far-left agenda in the waning days of 2010. Last year, he put a giant lump of coal in Americans’ stockings with Christmas Eve passage of Obamacare.
This year, he has tried to force through a pork-loaded $1.1 trillion spendathon, dumping the nearly 2,000-page omnibus bill into the hopper four days before the Senate was supposed to adjourn. That hit a snag when Republicans actually revolted. But he also wants to ram through consent of the New START and amnesty for illegal aliens (the Dream Act) and overturn the military law barring homosexuality. Who knows what other tricks he has up his Grinchly sleeve?
Mr. Reid, who has called opponents “evil mongers,” was re-elected in November to another six-year term. So what is a Nevadan who is appalled at Mr. Reid’s arrogance to do?
Nevada is one of 11 states with broadly worded recall laws that allow petitioners to give citizens a chance to recall public officials – which may include members of Congress and senators – before their terms end. In fact, given the performance of the 111th Congress, 2011 may become the Year of Recall.
Here’s Nevada’s language….