Are Senate Centrists a Weak-Willed Bunch?
David Brooks thinks so. Brooks clearly supports the idea of a Centrist compromise on filibusters, but he is incensed that Centrists haven’t been able to agree on a deal.
While Brooks is needlessly harsh in his condemnation, he has a point. If saving the Senate from the nuclear option is so important to these middle-of-the-road Senators, why can’t they bite the bullet and make the deal? They have the power. They don’t need approval from the partisans in their party.
This is a moment that will either show that the middle can still wield real power or that the middle has lost nearly all power. Let’s go Centrists. Let’s get this done.