Someone better remove the bong from David Brooks’ office before he writes something really stupid (emphasis mine):
I’m not going to pass my own comprehensive judgment on this here. I’ll just say that my conversations reaffirm my conviction that Obama is a pragmatic liberal who cares about fiscal sustainability, who has been willing to compromise for its sake, but who has not offered anything close to a sufficient program to avoid a debt crisis.
Ah…the wisdom of our betters. This, presumably, is what passes for serious analysis at the New York Times. For those who may have missed this post, here’s Paul Ryan discussing Obama’s, ahem, commitment to “fiscal sustainability” with the President’s Secretary of the Treasury, Turbo Tax Tim: