Neither Mitch McConnell nor John Boehner has felt the need to nominate a minority or a woman to the Super Committee that will have a lot to say about who will suffer the most under the new committee's decisions.
I wouldn't make too much out of the personalities on the super committee. The Democrats probably would give something on Medicare or Social Security, but not if the Republicans won't budge on revenues. So the smart money is on deadlock.
It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.
Barack Obama has failed the country. He has failed us due to a lack of conviction, a lack of appreciation where the path of presidential duty lies, a lack of courage, and no lack of expedient impulses to promote himself.
In a rare kind of largesse, various of his wealthy backers backers told Cantor that, contrary to Republican dogma, they could support paying higher taxes. On behalf of that middle class, and the working class too: We accept, we accept!
With a debt limit deal that will be carefully dissected in the days to come, President Obama faced a choice that was just about as difficult as King Solomon's: allow the country to default or give in to demands from a small group of radical ideologues.