Anxious to castigate Democrats for irresponsible leadership, WashPost editorial page editor Hiatt re-writes history and claims [emphasis added]:
For moderate voters clinging to some faith in government, the question over the past two decades of mostly two-party rule was: Can't Washington do anything?
Now, with one party pretty much in control, the question has become both more hopeful and more anxious: Will Washington do anything responsibly?
Hmm, as Matthew Yglesias notes:
It seems to me that we had "one party pretty much in control" in the opening months of 2001, as well as throughout the years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Has Hiatt forgotten about this? It honestly wasn't very long ago.