In case you missed it, in an op-ed in Sunday’s Washington Post, Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein place responsibility for gridlock in Congress squarely on obstructionist Republicans. The pair writes:
“We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party. The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.