It may be the mother of all no-brainers to you, Mr. Brooks, but your party is the party of no brains. It’s been pushing its bankrupt ideology for well over a generation now and what has it accomplished? A few have gotten richer than was ever dreamed possible while the mass of the citizenry has been reduced to a debt penury that was also never thought possible. The only countries with income distribution more unbalanced than ours are all banana republics. I guess that’s why people are calling your party the Banana Republicans. But it isn’t the tea party Mr. Brooks that’s responsible for it, it’s the Republican establishment. Grover Norquist has been around for years, and without a doubt, he is calling the shots. It is time for the Republican Party to shed its schoolboy ideology that even Alan Greenspan admitted was wrong. via The Mother of All No-Brainers – Readers’ Comments – NYTimes.com.