Everyone, including this blogger, seems to be writing about the Republicans' endless series of tantrums. Well, as Joe Klein says, "it's getting boring." That and the mouth-breathing of so much of our media. They seem to be working in tandem with boredom.
Republicans always seem to be outraged. It’s getting boring. They need to step up and make a counter-offer. That’s how people negotiate. In this case, they need to be specific about the spending cuts they want....But it is time to stow the Republican intemperance. It might have seemed “righteous” indignation when the GOP was deluding itself about representing a majority of Americans; now, it just seem puerile and petulant. ...Joe Klein, h/t Kevin Drum
When the question is handed around -- did Obama achieve a mandate? -- we'd have to answer, "Well, yes, but also the obligation to do something about the boring Republicans and the boring media." Sheesh! Out here in redland, even Limbaugh Republicans are getting restless and decent, smart Republicans (really! there are some!) are quiet and -- sometimes -- apologetic.
There is and always was one way of dealing with the media mouth-breathers. Go after their advertisers. Works every time.