Some of us thought, “Yay, Barney Fwank is leaving.” Sure, we know that his constituents will elect someone equally liberal to fill his old seat, but that person will lack Barney Fwank’s seniority.
Sadly, others with Fwank’s seniority remain behind in the House of Representatives. So it very much looks as if, to fill the Fwankian vacuum on the House Financial Services Committee, the next senior-most member is already in line: Maxine Waters. Oh, yeah. It can always get worse.
If this doesn’t scare the living daylights out of voters, and lead them to turn both Congress and the White House over to the Republicans by very large margins, voters are either dumber or more addicted to risky behavior than I ever expected them to be.