David Brooks, Get a Clue: Relative to Today's Republicans, Democrats Are From a Morally Superior Civilization!
Ezra Klein Points Out How Big a Fool Obama Would Be to Agree to Republican Demands This Year

Mark Thoma: Obama Finally Realizes Who Today's Republicans Are

Economist's View: The Republican's 'Biggest Priority': Is Obama finally figuring it out?:

“They [Republicans] say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they’re behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans are protected,” he said. “That seems to be their only overriding, unifying theme.”

Seems to be?