Far be it from Gov. Martin O'Malley to take a "pox on both their houses" approach.
In an interview Monday night, Maryland's Democratic governor pinned the blame for the federal government's tumble over the so-called "fiscal cliff" squarely on Republicans. Though Congress could reverse many of the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that took effect after midnight as early as today, O'Malley wasted no time after the Republican-led House announced it would not vote on a deal last night in criticizing national GOP lawmakers.
"The Republicans in Congress just seem utterly incapable of engaging in the sort of principled compromise that allows our republic to function and take care of important public business like restoring our nation's finances," he said. "I know it would be popular and easy to say 'a pox on all their houses,' but the truth of the matter is this eagle needs both wings to fly and right now the right wing is broken."