From the Washington Post, the voice of the conventional wisdom, Eugene Robinson says what I suspect is becoming that conventional wisdom:
What I really hate about the sequester is the way it confirms the conventional wisdom that “both sides are wrong.” This is usually the kind of lazy pseudoanalysis that drives me up the wall. But it took both Obama and the Republicans to get us into this mess — and nobody has a clue how to get us out of it.
How big a distance is it between hating something because it’s false or lazy and hating it because it’s true?
I think we need to recall that representatives in the House are elected by district, senators are elected by the voters of a state, and the president is elected at large. What are you asking for if you demand that House members do something other than what their constituents elected them to do? If you demand greater statesmanship of them, doesn’t that impose an obligation to show greater statesmanship yourself?
What do I think should be done? My opinion is that the folk Keynesian ship sailed long, long ago. Four years ago. The short term has become the long term and we should be debating the structural changes we need to make that are necessary for robust growth and putting people back to work. This is incredibly likely because the Powers That Be are virtually by definition completely committed to Things As They Are.