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Trump Has Made Us All Stupid
NYT ^ | 9 Jan 2020 | David Brooks

Posted on 01/10/2020 5:44:32 PM PST by Rummyfan

Donald Trump is impulse-driven, ignorant, narcissistic and intellectually dishonest. So you’d think that those of us in the anti-Trump camp would go out of our way to show we’re not like him — that we are judicious, informed, mature and reasonable.

But the events of the past week have shown that the anti-Trump echo chamber is becoming a mirror image of Trump himself — overwrought, uncalibrated and incapable of having an intelligent conversation about any complex policy problem.

For example, there’s a complex policy problem at the heart of this week’s Iran episode. Iran is not powerful because it has a strong economy or military. It is powerful because it sponsors militias across the Middle East, destabilizing regimes and spreading genocide and sectarian cleansing. Over the past few years those militias, orchestrated by Qassim Suleimani, have felt free to operate more in the open with greater destructive effect.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: davidbrooks; fakenews; moron; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; nytimes
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To: Rummyfan

Always a day late and a dollar short about admitting being part of the lynch mob, Mr Brooks.

As you were with the Duke Lacrosse hoax.


41 posted on 01/10/2020 6:23:44 PM PST by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: shalom aleichem

OK. We all know David Brooks and his history. He is not pretending to be a conservative here. I think it was a nice article and that he made a good point.


42 posted on 01/10/2020 6:26:30 PM PST by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: chajin

I know, why waste time on that narcissism? He is mentally you-know-what to justify his byline. He also struck out. Reality pitched a no-hitter, maybe a perfect game..


43 posted on 01/10/2020 6:29:16 PM PST by Shady (One More Time: CO2 is PLANT FOOD! Without it we die. Any questions?)
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To: Rummyfan; All

Hank (Guam tipping over and capsizing) Johnson and Joe-Bite-Me-Grope-Her-Biden typify Democrats’ brains and decorum. Stretch Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Mike are the Democrat beauty contest winners.


44 posted on 01/10/2020 6:29:21 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: HHFi
Joe, count your blessings. And in the future, use anything written from david brooks as the poop droppings in your bird cage.

You'll be farther ahead for it.

45 posted on 01/10/2020 6:30:51 PM PST by onona
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To: Rummyfan

....and turned your paper into a bunch of pathological pathetic liars..a bunch of traitors....and your chief economist into a pediofile!

VIVA TRUMP?


46 posted on 01/10/2020 6:32:01 PM PST by Bommer (2020 - Vote all incumbent congressmen and senators out! VOTE THE BUMS OUT!!!)
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To: Rummyfan

Mr. Brooks, I can go on a diet and lose weight, but there is nothing you can do about your low IQ number.


47 posted on 01/10/2020 6:35:40 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Please, oh pretty please let Crazy Uncle Joe Biden be the nominee.)
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To: Rummyfan

Stuck on stupid.


48 posted on 01/10/2020 6:39:25 PM PST by scott says (Psalm 1)
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To: Rummyfan
Trump Has Made Us All Stupid

No, you all were already stupid long before Trump, just reread what you wrote and then read the comments to it ... yikes!

Seriously, man, who ties your shoes?

What you should have said is “President Trump has made US ALL Better!”

Much, much better, in fact, than when Stupid was president.

Sorry you can’t see that yet.

Cognitive dissonance sucks, but it can pass if you allow your self to awaken from being “woke”.

49 posted on 01/10/2020 6:39:40 PM PST by GBA (Here in the matrix, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.)
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To: Rummyfan
...the anti-Trump echo chamber is becoming a mirror image of Trump himself — overwrought, uncalibrated and incapable of having an intelligent conversation about any complex policy problem.

Not clicking on the NYT, but once again, Mr. Brooks, like his elitist brethren demonstrates their innate haughtiness. While the left certainly operates out of a knee-jerk overwrought, uncalibrated manner, incapable of having an intelligent conversation, what Mr. Brooks and his kin simply cannot fathom is that their whole paradigm is wrong, just plain wrong.

They cannot conceive or comprehend that their entire liberal paradigm is wrong and this enrages them. It absolutely enrages them that liberalism, as personified by Barrack Obama, was a complete an abject failure, and that conservative principles, as deployed by Trump, have proven successful over and over again, as they did under Reagan too.

No, Mr. Brooks and his comrades are simply too arrogant to admit that the liberalism they adhere to is wrong and belongs on the ash heap of civilization, and again, rather than admit this failure, they rage against Trump.

50 posted on 01/10/2020 6:41:21 PM PST by Obadiah (Kill the deep state or lose the Republic.)
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To: Rummyfan

Suck it Brooks.......never mind, I just realized you do anyways.


51 posted on 01/10/2020 6:48:33 PM PST by davidb56
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To: Rummyfan

Obama so dumbed down the world it may not recover. Evolution went backwards for 8 years. After he left transvestites are running the place.


52 posted on 01/10/2020 6:48:57 PM PST by Vision (Obama corrupted, sought to weaken and fundamentally change America; he didn't plan on being stopped.)
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To: Rummyfan
Donald Trump is impulse-driven, ignorant, narcissistic and intellectually dishonest.

Please see my tagline, Mr. Brooks.

53 posted on 01/10/2020 6:50:03 PM PST by KevinB ("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." - Charles Darwin)
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To: Rummyfan

These Leftists, like this idiot, will never ever venture to explain why Trump was the toast of the town before he ran for president.


54 posted on 01/10/2020 6:52:38 PM PST by odawg
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To: Sicvee

Ok...what was the point? I’m not giving NYT a click.


55 posted on 01/10/2020 6:58:22 PM PST by goodnesswins (Want to know your family genealogy? Run for political office...")
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To: Rummyfan

“Trump Has Made Us All Stupid”

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.......like now. Mine is being financially comfortable and yours is the opportunity to be a little asshole and complain about success. Have a good day according to you.

rwood


56 posted on 01/10/2020 6:59:00 PM PST by Redwood71
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To: Rummyfan

Gee, can’t wait for my never trumpet friend to breathlessly post this trash on twitter.


57 posted on 01/10/2020 6:59:35 PM PST by cyclotic (Democrats must be politically eviscerated, disemboweled and demolished.)
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To: Rummyfan

Chris Plante had a lot of fun with this article.


58 posted on 01/10/2020 7:06:59 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Rummyfan

Trump has PROVEN that you’re all stupid.


59 posted on 01/10/2020 7:07:03 PM PST by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care!)
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To: Rummyfan

NO need to pay attention.. it’s from the New York Slimes!


60 posted on 01/10/2020 7:09:12 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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