Why has the Democratic Congress’s first year in power been such a blooper? An excellent editorial in the Wall Street Journal reveals why this is the case-and why we should be grateful:

“In the movie ‘Animal House,’ the fraternity brother known as Otter reacts to the Delta House’s closure with the classic line, ‘I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.’ To which Bluto, played by John Belushi, replies, ‘We’re just the guys to do it.’ The movie ends by noting that Bluto becomes a Senator, so perhaps this explains the meltdown among Democrats on Capitol Hill….

“Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid are letting their left-wing troops and interest groups run all over them, with the result that their signal achievement this year is a higher minimum wage. Considering most of their policy goals, this failure is good for the country. But the dysfunction amply shows that Democrats are attempting to govern with an agenda that is too far left even for many in their own party, never mind the country.”