David Brooks sometimes has a worthy column, and I thought maybe his April 14 column “The culture of autonomy has gone too far” might be one of them.
However, his second paragraph proved me wrong: “It’s possible to imagine an elite solution. The next president could get together with leaders of both parties in Congress and say: ‘We’re going to change the way we do business in Washington. We’re going to deliberate and negotiate. We’ll disagree and wrangle, but we will not treat this as good-versus-evil blood sport.’ That kind of leadership might trickle down.”
That’s laughable in that I believe that is exactly the mindset that President Obama came into office with, and we can see how that trickled down.