The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Democratic)

by Michael Auslin

Ah, yes, a senior member of the “responsible party” in Congress shows leadership and concern over the chasm facing Americans:

It’s now a year since the special congressional supercommittee failed to come up with a deficit-reduction plan. But with the dismal progress made since on its agenda, that milestone took even one of its own members by surprise.

“Was it that long ago? Time flies,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) told POLITICO.