Leonard Pitts, Jr., points out the fallacy of the “both sides do it” claims. A nugget:
It was not Democrats who voted down their own deficit reduction resolution, apparently because they didn’t want the president to share credit.
It was not a Democratic leader who declared defeating the president his top legislative priority.
No, it was Republicans who did all that. And it is not Democrats who have seen a steady trickle of condemnation and defection by their own appalled members.