Rachel Maddow on policy

On last night’s report, Rachel Maddow defined the two obligations of the Congress: to set policy and to provide oversight. This should be seen in the context of a Congress that has been pretending for several decades that the chief executive sets the agenda and legislators just act like rubber stamps.
It is yet another example of triangulation, whose object is always to deceive. The object of deception is to shirk responsibility. Or is it the other way around?
Democrats made a mistake when they bought into the Obama mistique.