Van Hollen... accused Republicans of "already popping the champagne bottles" ahead of the November election and reiterated his confidence that Democrats would keep their majority in the House... "reports of the House Democrats' demise are greatly exaggerated... The energy level is rapidly rising on the Democratic side... Most of the activity in these campaigns will take place in the next nine and a half weeks."
...Van Hollen pushed back against [the Republican] narrative Friday in an appearance at the National Press Club, telling reporters it is "very clear that Democrats will retain their majority" in November... [he said] Republican candidates in key swing districts as "to the far right of the political spectrum," and predicted they would prove "not a good fit for our moderate swing districts."
"I'm not suggesting that the American people are bullish on either party," said Van Hollen. "What I am suggesting is that they have got more confidence in Democrats than Republicans."
Uhm, Chris: Democrats can blame Bush, Millard Fillmore, Kim Kardashian and Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, but everyone knows they've controlled Congress for four freaking years.
You're a laughingstock, Chris, but take heart: you're a historic laughingstock.