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Washington Times: Chris Van Winkle

CU President David Bossie takes Chris Van Hollen to task in The Washington Times:

Languorous leader snoozed through Democrat dangers

Less than two weeks ago, before House Democrats lost more than 60 seats and their majority, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairman Chris Van Hollen, the man whose sole job is to retain the majority, said, “On specific issues, voters have greater confidence in the Democratic candidates.” This delusional statement is emblematic of why Democrats were swept away in a Republican tsunami on Tuesday.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland tried in vain to boost the DCCC’s coffers. He put up $1.8 million of his own money to help Democratic candidates across the country. But at the end of the day, money did not matter in this election. Democrats lost the House of Representatives on Tuesday because of the failed Obama socialist agenda. The Democratic leadership in the House had blinders on during the past two years. The arrogance of power that Democrats displayed – from the stimulus to “cap-and-trade” to socialized health care – set the course for what happened at the polls. Chris Van Hollen should have known better.

Right after President Obama’s election in 2008, Mr. Van Hollen told Politico, “We have to rise to the occasion.” Clearly, in the eyes of the American people, Mr. Van Hollen and the Democratic leadership in Congress did not rise to the occasion. As a matter of fact, they appeared to be too busy ramming their leftist agenda down the throats of the American people. And worse, taking their cue from Mr. Obama, they were too arrogant to listen to what Americans all over the country (even those in their own party) were telling them.

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