Even in the majority, Congressional Democrats have been unable to push as much of their agenda through as they would like. They claim that the ’06 election was a mandate on the war, but if so, it was quite a poor mandate, especially demonstrated by the recent vote in the Senate (29-67), rejecting a bill that would force a troop withdraw by March ’08.
Now, Nancy Pelosi is actively trying to silence Republicans in the House of Representatives by changing the procedural rules in the House to shut down the floor to the minority. Such a measure has not been instituted since 1822.
This, more than anything else, shows that the Democrats are bankrupt on the issues, and can only succeed by censoring any opposition to their insane socialist ideas.