Berkley economist Brad DeLong has an idea:
This Republican Party needs to be burned, razed to the ground, and the furrows sown with salt...
Commenter Steve Jones reminds us:
...and don't forget to urinate on the ashes.
Princeton economist and NTY columnist Paul Krugman predicted today's failure on Friday:
And after the way the Bushies and their allies double-crossed the Democrats again and again in the aftermath of 9/11 — demand national unity, then accuse you of being soft on terrorists anyway — there's no way Pelosi and Reid will do the responsible but unpopular thing unless the Republicans agree to share ownership.
So what we now have is non-functional government in the face of a major crisis, because Congress includes a quorum of crazies and nobody trusts the White House an inch.
As a friend said last night, we've become a banana republic with nukes.
And finally, Barney Frank calls the repug whiny-ass titty babies out for the whiny-ass titty babies they are:
Cross-posted at Blue in the Bluegrass.