DAVID BROOKS: First, let’s just say that what’s happening in Washington right now is pathetic. When you think about what the Revolutionary generation did, what the Civil War generation did, what the World War II generation did — we’re asking not to bankrupt our children, and we’ve got a shambolic, dysfunctional process.
Now I think most of the blame still has to go to the Republicans. They’ve had a brain freeze since the election. They have no strategy. They — you don’t know what they want, they haven’t decided what they want.