I certainly am for the vast majority of legislation finally coming through the House and Senate – minimum wage, college loans, etc. But on the seminal issue of our time the question is:
* Major failure?
* Complete failure?
Yes, there’s opposition from the White House and the minority in the Senate, but then again my ears bleed every time I hear panty-waist language like “non-binding”. Having the House and Senate don’t really help if you’re not going to do anything with it on the issue. (see Daschle, Tom)