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The Democrats are the problem (a second view).

[Posted by Karl] Yesterday, I wrote about the claims from Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein that the GOP is ideologically extreme and scornful of compromise, noting that the Democrats are similarly afflicted with the problems they identified.  However, we need not simply analyze their claims on the basis of what is wrong with [...]
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Let’s just say it: The Democrats are the problem.

US Politics / Conservative : Patterico's Pontifications (3 years ago)

[Posted by Karl] Let’s just say it. After all, that’s what Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein did to the Republicans at the WaPo, apparently set off by this incident: Rep. Allen West, a Florida Republican, was recently captured o... Read Post

Pass. The. Damn. Bill.

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (5 years ago)

AEI's Norman Ornstein and Brookings' Thomas Mann point out several parallels between now and the last time the Democrats controlled Congress and the White House: To be sure, there were many reasons for Democrats’ massive losses in 1... Read Post

What Is The GOP's Problem?

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (3 years ago)

Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein's reality check has been pinging around the blogs the past few days. Money quote: The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmov... Read Post

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