The chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee brushed off various members' ads touting opposition to President Obama and Speakers Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying that it simply shows the party is a big tent unlike the right.Ideologically diverse? Huh? Uh, Chris, having a party consist of the left, far left, hard left, leftover left and outright socialists isn't a big tent. It's a sinking ship, with you at the helm.
On CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) was asked about a variety of the ads, including one from Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.) boasting that he voted with Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) 80 percent of the time.
"We're very proud of the fact that we have an ideologically diverse caucus," Van Hollen said. "As opposed to on the other side where you have this ideological purity test," he added, saying the Republican Party litmus test had been moved even further to the right by the Tea Party movement.
"We have a big tent, and we're problem solvers," he said. "And that is, I think, what voters are looking for."Is Van Hollen even aware independents have abandoned the Democrats? Does he consider all of them as being far right>