No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.
Four years later however, the euphoria has dissipated to reveal a disappointed nation. Obama has been unable to rein in Congress, and his lofty rhetoric has crumpled under the weight of a sickly economy still struggling to recover from its worst downturn since the Great Depression.