“Are Republicans to Blame for Washington’s Problems?” YES.
YES, according to Norman Ornstein, co-author of “It’s Even Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism.”
Ornstein says “I wouldn't say it's all Republicans. It's 80-20 at this point.”
He also says:
“When you look at the data, including voting records ... the Democrats have moved left, to probably their own 25 yard line. President Obama's probably around the 40. The Republicans have moved behind their own goal post.”
And before you dismiss Norman Ornstein as just another disgruntled liberal: he’s affiliated with the conservative American Enterprise Institute.