Why does Newt Gingrich drive his opponents crazy? Because he's right. And, he was absolutely correct in his assessment of the Super Committee.
Instead of political gamesmanship and elite little committees, it would be nice if the elected officials in Congress would stop the nonsense and do their job. It would be nice if we actually saw some of that transparency we were promised by Barack Obama as he ran for President and then claimed his would be the most transparent administration, ever.
Today it is expected the committee will announce that no deal has been made to reduce our federal deficit. What a surprise! Not. None of the committee members from either party are known for being able to work across the aisle, so it was never meant to be a serious effort.
President Obama does what he does best - he led from behind. He shoves off the big tasks to Congress - like he did for Obamacare - and waits for the heavy lifting to be finished. Then, should the task be completed, he swoops in and takes the credit.
We are without political leadership and we are drowning. We need a statesman willing to speak the truth and make the hard decisions, wherever that may lead for that person's re-election bid.