David Brooks Hammers Radical Republicans

July 12th, 2011

Great article by David Brooks on the Radical Republicans and their debt ceiling negotiations. Brooks takes these guys to the woodshed:

The members of this movement do not accept the logic of compromise, no matter how sweet the terms. If you ask them to raise taxes by an inch in order to cut government by a foot, they will say no. If you ask them to raise taxes by an inch to cut government by a yard, they will still say no.

The members of this movement do not accept the legitimacy of scholars and intellectual authorities…The members of this movement have no sense of moral decency….The members of this movement have no economic theory worthy of the name…

The struggles of the next few weeks are about what sort of party the G.O.P. is — a normal conservative party or an odd protest movement that has separated itself from normal governance, the normal rules of evidence and the ancient habits of our nation….

If responsible Republicans don’t take control, independents will conclude that Republican fanaticism caused this default. They will conclude that Republicans are not fit to govern.

And they will be right.

MEOW!

I love it!

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