Dionne: "The Era Of The Far Right And The Era Of The Tea Party Is Over"


DAVID GREGORY: So just, first, takes from everybody. What has changed after this dramatic week?

DAVID BROOKS: I think the Republicans may decide to tire of doing face plants. And so I think the moderate Republicans, such as they exist, may have had a little manhood injection, willing to stand up to the Tea Party and actually be a much more bipartisan, or at least a more moderate, party, a more realistic party.

E.J. DIONNE: I think that the era of the far right and the era of the Tea Party is over. We wasted $12-24 billion of GDP on a political tactic that was designed to win by intimidation. We have an opening for normal government for the first time since the 2010 elections.

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