The soon-to-be minority (at least in the House of Representatives) Democrats have pushed on "Don't ask - Don't tell." They've pushed on the so-called DREAM Act. And they've pushed on tax increases among other things.
Now, they've unveiled a $1.2 trillion (yes, that is with a "T") spending bill. It includes $8 billion in earmarks.
Certain issues, do, of course, need to be dealt with immediately and cannot wait for the new congressmen and women to take their seats in January - like taking definitive action to prevent the coming January 1 tax increase for all taxpayers.
On the other hand, most of the issues being raised by the Democrats are being raised now simply because they have no hope of passage when the breath of fresh air arrives (and takes over) in January.
But isn't Congress elected to do the will of the people? Apparently, Democrats don't think so.