New York Times columnist David Brooks today rightly warns about the economic threat of the coming unified Democratic government, concluding:
What we're going to see, in short, is the Gingrich revolution in reverse and on steroids. There will be a big increase in spending and deficits. In normal times, moderates could have restrained the zeal on the left. In an economic crisis, not a chance. The over-reach is coming. The backlash is next.
What Brooks left out: That four years ago, he was hailing "the death of small-government conservatism" and the repudiation of Gingrichism as the Republicans' great chance "to become the majority party for the next few decades."