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  • n. Plural form of lame-duck.

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  • That's a prescription for the quickening of the disintegration of a weak and fearful nation, at the desperate, vain hands of the weak and fearful lame-ducks in the White House; all for the sake of continuing Bush's Iraq folly.

    Bush Elevates Iraq and Afghanistan Over the Rest of the Nation's Priorities

  • A White House aiming to get Mr. Cheney elected could also avoid some of the hazards that befall lame-ducks — drift, brain drain, irrelevance.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Republicans will be lame-ducks for the rest of the term.

    Think Progress » Active-duty troops speak out on Iraq.

  • Springs, in Shenandoah; rain had set in, but the boys stood up well to their work, and but few lame-ducks had succumbed.

    The end of an era,

  • But if he has brought you, or any one, I say not whom, into this scrape, with the hope of doing any good, he's a d-- d decoy-duck, and that's all I can say for him; and you are geese, which is worse than being decoy-ducks, or lame-ducks either.

    Redgauntlet

  • Now there is talk of Congress passing a bill after this fall's elections, in November or December, when many lawmakers will be lame-ducks or not up for reelection soon.

    Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

  • However, the lame-ducks will probably go out with a lot more damage to the economy and our liberties.

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  • They didn’t like term limits because they beleived that lame-ducks would lose the ambition to make good policy.

    A 22nd Amendment Open Thread - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • It turns out that a "White House aiming to get Mr. Cheney elected could also avoid some of the hazards that befall lame-ducks -- drift, brain drain, irrelevance.

    Ellis Weiner: The Sun Also Decompensates

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