File this under "It could be worse, and if we stay home, it will GET worse":
Dems are staying mostly on the sidelines watching the GOP stew in its own battles over pork.
So it's instructive to know at least one Dem Congressman's plans if their party regains the majority (HT Club for Growth via Instapundit):
If Democrats win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November, U.S. Rep. Jim Moran said he would use his position in the majority to help funnel more funds to his Northern Virginia district.
Moran, D-8th, told those attending the Arlington County Democratic Committee's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on June 9 that while he in theory might oppose the fiscal irresponsibility of “earmarks” - funneling money to projects in a member of Congress's district - he understands the value they have to constituents.
“When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I'm going to earmark the sh** out of it,” Moran buoyantly told a crowd of 450 attending the event.