I remember last night once the House was declared for the Democrats that they actually have a plan to immediately start with raising the minimum wage and push through a few other pet bills. How will/could they mess this up for themselves? What do they need to do? My thoughts are that if they have these bills that they want to force through and get their way and either force Bush to use a veto or expose him for what he is they will have to push through the bills (probably along party lines) that have no, none, nada, zip, zilch, zero riders/pork barrel projects stuck to them. Give Bush no other option but to veto or pass the bills core intent. Don't give them some technicality that allows them to veto based on some pork barrel project that got tacked on to the bill. If anything go a step further to prove they are the people's party and tie Congressional salaries to the minimum wage to avoid a situation like earlier this year when a minimum wage hike was struck down around the same time a Congressional pay raise was passed (not voted down). Note : Yes, I do remember that the Democrats were key in defeating the Minimum Wage hike due to other provisions in the bill which is why I believe it's critical that the bills they want to push through not have any provisions that would give Bush an excuse to veto them for anything other than the main thrust of the bill.