(Hey folks, Zandar here. Thanks to Steve for letting me give the wheel a spin this week.)
Dean Of The Village Serious People David Broder is SHOOOOOOCKED that Mitch McConnell and the Republicans are acting like spoiled brats instead of the adults that he thought the Tea Party Republicans were going to be.
Washington began last week to come to grips with the new order of things, a regime in which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds as much sway as the president of the United States.
With the additional leverage that six more Republican senators and a new Republican majority in the House has given him, McConnell is challenging President Obama's agenda for the lame-duck session of Congress and signaling that he is prepared to keep up the fight right into the 2012 election.
Whether it is tax rates or nuclear arms, Republicans are being assertive about their views and challenging Democrats to step up to the fight. Not one sign has appeared so far of any willingness to compromise.
Oh well gosh, it's not like anyone saw THAT coming. You know, except me, 95% of the blogs in the blogroll list there, all of you guys, and my brother's pet rescue ferret. Republicans sure as hell knew this was coming. Dems knew this was coming. In fact, it seems the only people caught unaware of the fact that the Republicans were going to go complete scorched earth is David Broder and the Village.
Well, it's good of the old man to figure out what's going on, even if it was two years too late. Maybe a sharply critical look at the Republican Plan is in order here by Broder and company.
And if you believe THAT's coming, well you've been asleep along with Broder here.