Teapot Tommy, My Head is Flat, Tom Friedman continues to beat the drums for what could be little other than the 1970s GOP, if he wants a party halfway between today's GOP, which Paul Krugman rightly noted has the most conservative Congress since 1879, and today's centrist Democratic Party.
If that's what you want, fine. At least be honest about it, and be self-honest about how unlikely it is to happen, or to solve anything if it did.
Be honest about other things, too, including how Obama, at least, HAS put entitlements on the table, which is exactly one thing that scares real liberals about today's Democratic party.
Of course, Tom Friedman stumbles upon intellectual honesty like the proverbial stopped clock.