It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. After six months, Democrats do have one bipartisan accomplishment: Everyone hates Congress.
Not so George Walker Bush. Among Republicans, 63 percent still think he is doing an outstanding job.
Congress now has no base outside of its staff, the reporters who cover it and Mom, and even she is wavering.
I am not laughing. I am not gloating. I am troubled.
I am not alone. Law professor Glenn Reynolds, who runs the Instapundit Web site, wrote, "This has gone past the point of being funny. It's really worrisome."
In a democracy, people must have faith in their institutions. In a totalitarian government, fear will do.
The problem is that neither party shows leaders in Washington who are in touch with the realities that their constituents face. Congressmen and senators have too much money, too much power, and too much tenure. Add to that the fact that people are getting tired of replacing one set of nanystating big spenders with another. They say that the first job of a politician is to get reelected. That may be so, but eventually they also have to show WHY they should get the job. So far, neither party has been up to the task.