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Posted on 05/11/2011 11:58:27 PM PDT by JimPrevor
One big problem conservatives face in trying to develop and implement effective public policy is that conservative thinkers have gotten used to operating in an intellectual milieu that assumes activist government is the answer to every question.
In his recent New York Times column, The Missing Fifth, David Brooks exemplifies the point.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
Prepare to get your butt slapped.
Since when do Conservatives want an activist government? Citing the Rino Brooks isn’t a good place to start, although I’m all for the discussion.
And there are still people who refer to Brooks as a Conservative with a straight face?
They all work at, or read, the Times.
Why would you use David Brooks as an example of a conservative thinker? Maureen Dowd not write any columns you could cite as of late?
The fact that affirmative action doesn’t factor into the article is strange; it is practically illegal to hire a white man today, and you certainly can’t pay him as much as an affirmative action token female employee.
I remember the recent news stories about the alarm caused by the fact that college classes were approaching 60:40 female to male ratio; 59:41 was somehow acceptable, but 60:40 might draw more scutiny. White women should stop complaining about the lack of available men for marriage; they’ve been legally marginalized, and now resemble their urban counterparts. You reap what you sow...
One of the first times I listened to NPR (not all that long ago) I heard two leftists discussing the issues of the day. They pretty much agreed on everything and both seemed completely brain-dead. As the segment ended I learned the names of the two Leftwing idiots: EJ Dionne and David Brooks.
There's your problem. David "Crease" Brooks is enamored of government because he is no conservative. The best that can be said is that he is somewhat less hostile to conservatism than your run of the mill media natterer.
Well, EJ Dionne is dumb as a post.
So, what does that make Brooks?
Separate subject: Do you recall what Brooks is almost famous for?
Remember Florida 2000?
Brooks was the Fox analyst that first called the state for Bush. His action left Bush in the position of being "the winner" and Algore in the position of suing to catch-up.
Of course, in that particular instance, Brooks was actually right.
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