This from former Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, via The National Journal:
“And I think it’s not only OK for the president to run against a Do-Nothing [Congress]—I encourage it; it’s essential to the well-being of the American people. First and foremost, this isn’t about politics. It’s about the American people. I think he’s doing the exact right thing, and I support him.”
Mrs. Pelopsi was House Speaker, it should be recalled, at a time when her party controlled both houses of congress and the presidential office. And Democrats even then could not produce a budget. The day President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union message to Congress was the thousandth day the nation stumbled forward without a budget. Like the Prodigal’s Son, American, deep in debt, is struggling forward on continuing budget resolutions. When the president and congress bumped their heads on the debt ceiling, they escaped further lumps by raising the ceiling from $15 trillion to $16.5 trillion.
This is not a Do-Nothing Congress; it is a Congress and a presidency that has fatally abdicated its constitutional responsibilities.