So it has come to this.  Our political discourse has moved so far to the right that the House Democrats have followed Obama’s lead and adopted Ronald Reagan as their role model for responsible adult behavior, while today’s no-tax-increases-under-any-circumstances Republicans would revile the GOP’s patron saint as an unrealistic business-killing big-government socialist for presenting a deficit-reduction plan composed almost entirely of tax increases.

Not only are the Republicans to the right of Ronald Reagan – and most of America – on deficit reduction, but Obama and most of the Democrats are too.  I can’t wait till next November, when the party that wants to cut Social Security and Medicare squares off against the party that wants to cut Social Security and Medicare while raising taxes slightly.