While David Brooks correctly sees the GOP for what they’ve become…

Peggy Noonan returns to the fold with a historical fantasy about Obama’s ultra liberal attack on the Grand Old Party.

He misread his Republican opponents from day one. If he had been large-spirited and conciliatory he would have effectively undercut them, and kept them from uniting. (If he’d been large-spirited with Mr. Romney, he would have undercut him, too.) Instead he was toughly partisan, he shut them out, and positions hardened.