House Democrats are reporting a sudden rash of sprained shoulders after completing their ballyhooed “100-hour” legislative blitz. If Nancy Pelosi and fellow House leaders have their way, the minimum wage will go up, costing low-wage jobs while helping the unions. Gas and oil will cost more, the federal government will fund more ethically and medically dubious embryonic stem-cell research, and yet another meaningless ethics reform bill will be passed.
That’s it? Count me underwhelmed. After all this self-congratulatory back-patting, the Dems have shown themselves to be the party of small ideas, of hackneyed cliches. Next on the agenda? Let’s pull out all the stops and shoot for school uniforms.