To paraphrase a famous line from When Harry Met Sally, I don’t know what these lefties are drinking, but I’ll have what they’re having.
DAVID GREGORY: So just, first, takes from everybody. What has changed after this dramatic week?
DAVID BROOKS: I think the Republicans may decide to tire of doing face plants. And so I think the moderate Republicans, such as they exist, may have had a little manhood injection, willing to stand up to the Tea Party and actually be a much more bipartisan, or at least a more moderate, party, a more realistic party.
E.J. DIONNE: I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over. We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP on a political tactic that was designed to win by intimidation. We have an opening for normal government for the first time since the 2010 elections.
And these guys get paid for this crap. What a country. Only in the New York-DC bubble is wishful thinking considered serious "analysis". I hate to burst your bubble, boys, but the party’s just beginning.