The Legion of Super Committee Members isn’t going to agree on anything, and nobody gives a shit because the mandatory Armageddon of budget cuts that spawned this freak show won’t go into effect until 2013.
The do-nothing aspect of the Super Committee is a slight additional negative for the 7% approval rating Congress, but overall I think the lack of publicity is good news for the GOP. In a state notable for the stupidity of its Republican politicians, Texas’ Jeb Hensarling still stands out as a moronic gaffe monster. If the Super Committee deliberations had received any notice, we’d have seen a phenomenon similar to what John mentioned earlier this morning — the stupidity and repellent moral callousness of Hensarling acting in the co-chair role would have given voters a peek into how bad things really are in the Republican party, just as the debates have. Instead, the committee has been shown to be what it was all along, an escape hatch that Boehner used to run away from his Tea Party caucus’ desire to burn it all down. I wonder if the TP will realize that, as usual, they were played for chumps by their own party.