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  • David Brooks Says I've Ruined Everything in American Politics

    10/13/2015 1:49:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, no, I didn't even know about it. I didn't even know about this David Brooks piece because it's in the New York Times, and I do not read the New York Times. I honestly don't. I have people that do. I can't deal with it. So I have people that do, and anything in it that I should know the show prep little helpers deal with, and they fire me stuff from the New York Times, and I throw away 90% of it. I didn't know about this. Nobody told me about this. Snerdley came in about...
  • David Brooks: The Republicansí Incompetence Caucus

    10/13/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2015 | David Brooks
    The House Republican caucus is close to ungovernable these days. How did this situation come about? This was not just the work of the Freedom Caucus or Ted Cruz or one monthís activity. The Republican Partyís capacity for effective self-governance degraded slowly, over the course of a long chain of rhetorical excesses, mental corruptions and philosophical betrayals. Basically, the party abandoned traditional conservatism for right-wing radicalism. Republicans came to see themselves as insurgents and revolutionaries, and every revolution tends toward anarchy and ends up devouring its own. By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will Ė who knows a thing or two about conservatism Ė makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an ďunprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidateĒ who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump ďa counterfeit Republican and no conservative.Ē And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Cheers Deaths of 9-11 Rescuers, David Brooks Apologizes For Being White

    07/18/2015 5:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    ďListening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While WhiteĒ is an embarrassingly mushy public mash note from New York Times columnist David Brooks to modern Americaís newest race huckster. Coates is an ill-tempered and self-pitying hack who has found a very lucrative franchise for himself writing about how awful America is and how unbearably hard life is for African-Americans. Yes, so tragically hard that someone barely literate and as ignorant as Coates can make a very comfortable living giving speeches and teaching writing seminars at Ivy League universities and be fawned over by well-meaning but naive people like Brooks. By the way, I...
  • New York Times Columnist David Brooks Blasted for White Privilege Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates

    07/17/2015 12:07:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    New York Times columnist David Brooks was slammed on Twitter Friday after he wrote a column ó in the form of a letter to The Atlanticís Ta-Nehisi Coates ó about Coatesí new book about the African-American experience and white privilege. Brooksí ďListening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While WhiteĒ compliments Coatesí ďsearing contribution to the public education,Ē but then switches gears to criticize the book, ďBetween the World and Me.Ē ... Salon, which has made a sport of Brooks bashing, wrote a review of Brookís column, and opined that ďthe Times columnist displays more white privilege in one column than some white...
  • David Brooks: Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White

    07/17/2015 11:58:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Brooks
    ... the disturbing challenge of your book is your rejection of the American dream. My ancestors chose to come here. For them, America was the antidote to the crushing restrictiveness of European life, to the pogroms. For them, the American dream was an uplifting spiritual creed that offered dignity, the chance to rise ... Your definition of ďwhiteĒ is complicated. But you write ď ĎWhite Americaí is a syndicate arrayed to protect its exclusive power to dominate and control our bodies. Sometimes this power is direct (lynching), and sometimes it is insidious (redlining).Ē In what is bound to be the...
  • (David Creased-Pants) Brooks: Trump Comments ĎCulture War Politics of the Worst Sortí

    07/03/2015 7:40:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    New York Times columnist David Brooks argued Donald Trumpís immigration comments were ďculture war politics of the worst sortĒ on Fridayís ďPBS NewsHour.Ē
  • Okay, David Brooks, Which Culture War Should Conservatives Fight?

    07/03/2015 5:42:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/03/2015 | Joe Rigney
    avid Brooks has some surprising advice for social conservatives: Fight the culture war. No, not culture war oriented around sexuality. The other culture war. Brooks admits heís to the left of most social conservatives. Yet he describes himself as a ďfriend and admirer,Ē and offers us a different course from either Rod Dreherís Benedict Option or Robert Georgeís principled rejection and resistance. Brooksís advice is to put aside the culture war oriented around the sexual revolution. Itís alienated large swaths of the American people, been a ďcommunications disaster,Ē and is, in the near term, ďdestined to lose.Ē Instead, Brooks suggests...
  • Rebranding Tradition

    07/02/2015 8:22:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Hereís the problem with getting rid of standards you find outdated, such as the Ten Commandments or traditional morality: In the chaos that inevitably results from their absence you wind up trying to concoct something to replace them with without calling it by the same name. Consequently, you wind up trying to disguise the original guidelines. David Brooks fumbled around with this in a recent column and Yale has created an entire center devoted to bringing back self-control and discipline without ever once using that old-fashioned terminology. ďPut aside a culture war that has alienated large parts of three generations...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Squirrel Nuts, Get Your Squirrel Nuts Here!

    05/31/2015 6:57:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-31-2015 | MOTUS
    It has come to my attention that standards for what constitutes a scandal around Washington have been modified over the past few years. David - oh my, look at those trouser creases!- Brooks explains:"President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him. Heís chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free," Butt one thing that remains a certifiable Washington scandal is sex. Especially if it involves either ďgayĒ or ďRepublican.Ē Note: Democrats are immune to even these minimum standards. See David Brooks article cited above.So, if youíre still interested, there should be...
  • David Brooks: We Need to Start Talking about Sin and Righteousness Again

    05/13/2015 12:25:00 PM PDT · by Popman · 21 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | MAY 13, 2015 | Jeff Haanen
    When you lose awareness of sin and start thinking that, deep down, human beings are pretty wonderful, you lose the struggle of character building. Building character is not like being better than someone else at a career. Itís conquering your own weakness. But you wonít make that effort if you lose a sense of what your weakness is and where it comes from.
  • Open Letter to David Brooks: Before You Consider Converting to Christianity, Try Judaism

    04/23/2015 7:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/22/2015 | Spengler
    David Brooks shares a stage with pundits during a panel discussion, ‚Äú2012: The Path to the Presidency‚ÄĚ, at the University of Chicago on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)Dear David Brooks:We have never met, and I do not regularly follow your work. Because you are a public intellectual of Jewish origin, though, your spiritual peregrinations are of broader interest. It may be chutzpah for me to offer you advice, but I could not help thinking of the case of Franz Rosenzweig while reading a post at Aletaia claiming that you may convert to Christianity. Rosenzweig, one of the...
  • A "Normal Party" and the Difference Between Bush and Perry

    07/11/2011 3:30:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 5, 2011 | Jonathon S. Tobin, Contentions
    According to the New York Timesí David Brooks, Republican hardliners against tax increases are turning the GOP into a ďpsychological protestĒ rather than a ďnormal political party.Ē Brooks is upset that after having forced Democrats to come far closer to their position on taxes and spending in order to cut a deal to extend the national debt ceiling, there is little chance the House majority will embrace what he considers to be ďthe deal of the century.Ē To Brooks, the Democratsí offer on the debt ceiling is the ďMother of All No-Brainers,Ē and his anger at the GOPís insistence that...
  • Brooks: Netanyahu Address To Congress a īPolitical Disaster,ī īSubstantive Disasterī For Israel

    03/02/2015 7:38:03 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Feb 2015 | JEFFREY POOR
    On Fridayís ďNewsHourĒ on PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks was critical of the notion of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing a joint session of Congress due to the politicization of the state of Israel. ďI think itís a political disaster,Ē Brooks said. ďItís a substantive disaster for the state of Israel. I think itís political disaster for Bibi Netanyahu back home, because theyíre ó most Israelis are really worried about the state of the relationship. Itís different than the past times, in part because itís ó as Mark said, itís partisan now. Suddenly, Republicans are pro-Israel. And...
  • David Brooks: Giuliani's Comments "Unacceptable," Incumbent Upon Republicans To Police The Party

    02/22/2015 3:40:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 21, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) JUDY WOODRUFF, PBS NEWSHOUR: At one of the Scott Walker events this week, former New York Mayor, David, Rudy Giuliani made a statement that has gotten a lot of attention. He basically ó he talked about President Obama and said, ďHe wasnít raised like we were,Ē talking to the group. He said, ďHe doesnít love this country as we do.Ē Itís gotten a lot of attention. Do we ó how big a deal is it? DAVID BROOKS: Well, itís ó you know, itís unacceptable. You canít say that. He doesnít know that. Itís not true. Itís self-destructive. Thereís sort...
  • Andrea Mitchell Rips Obama Prayer Speech: After Pilot Is Burned, "Don't Lean Back, Be Philosophical"

    02/08/2015 9:31:29 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 33 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 8, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    Mitchell criticized Obama for leaning over backwards to be philosophical days after it was found out that a captured Jordanian pilot was burned alive by ISIS. "You don't use the word Crusades, number one, in any context right now," Mitchell said on NBC's Meet the Press today. "It's just it's too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don't lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that's in front of you or don't deal with it at all." Oddly, Mitchell's...
  • Why Elders Smile

    12/08/2014 2:18:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-7-14 | David Brooks
    A few months ago, Ezekiel Emanuel had an essay in The Atlantic saying that, all things considered, heíd prefer to die around age 75. He argued that heíd rather clock out with all his powers intact than endure a sad, feeble decline. The problem is that if Zeke dies at 75, heíll likely be missing his happiest years. When researchers ask people to assess their own well-being, people in their 20s rate themselves highly. Then thereís a decline as people get sadder in middle age, bottoming out around age 50. But then happiness levels shoot up, so that old people...
  • David Brooks: Its Palin spasm over, GOP is a responsible party again

    11/09/2014 9:42:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | November 9, 2014 | David Brooks, New York Times columnist
    Every party in opposition goes a little crazy. For Republicans in the early Obama era, insanity took the form of the Sarah Palin spasm. Veteran politicos took the former Alaska governor seriously as a national figure. Republican primary voters nominated the likes of Todd Akin, Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle. Glenn Beck seemed important enough to hold a big rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Fortunately, serious parties eventually pull back from the fever swamps. Thatís whatís happening to the Republican Party. It has re-established itself as the nationís dominant governing party. Republicans now control 69 of 99 state legislative bodies....
  • David Brooks on Midterms: Has GOP "Detoxified Themselves" From Tea Party? [VIDEO]

    11/02/2014 8:47:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 11/2/2014
    DAVID BROOKS: All the models say the Republicans are likely to take over the Senate. A couple of things, one, ticket-splitting. There used to be a lot of people ticket-splitting. They would vote for a Democrat up here, Republican down there, vice versa. That just happens less. One of the reasons is, the electorate is more educated. The more educated a person, the less likely their ticket splits. [SNIP] JUDY WOODRUFF: Is that what youíre seeing? DAVID BROOKS: Yes, I actually was hoping to give the same answer. You know, the Republicans will do well in the red states. Theyíre...
  • David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go Gay Marriage Issue

    10/11/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 10/10/2014 | Staff
    Friday on PBS's "News Hour," syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointed out, "among young Republicans, 61 percent of Republicans -- young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same sex marriage." New York Times columnist David Brooks "applauded," the GOP for "doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing" and letting the country have its way. Brooks said "I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you let the country have its way and you don't try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes....
  • Shields and Brooks on finding a GOP Ďanti-Cruz,í Middle East alliances

    08/01/2014 10:15:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | August 1, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the struggle on Capitol Hill to find a resolution to the political division on the border crisis before Congress leaves for August recess, as well as how these events will affect the November election, plus the outlook for ending the war between Israel and Hamas. (AUDIO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JUDY WOODRUFF: In Washington, House Republicans were racing to pass something on the border crisis after a day of confusion and chaos on Capitol Hill Thursday. For a taste of what went on...
  • David Brooks: Obama 'Impeachment Is Obviously Cloud Cuckoo Land'

    07/12/2014 12:10:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | July 11, 2014 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday's broadcast of PBS's "NewsHour" New York Times columnist David Brooks and Creators Syndicate columnist Mark Shields took on the House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration, which alleges oversteps in executive authority by the Obama White House. Both acknowledged Boehner's gripe with the Obama administration had merit, but were skeptical of the lawsuit's chances. However, they both also took on the alternative offered by former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), which was to impeach President Barack Obama. Both dismissed that course of action as well, with Brooks calling it "cloud cuckoo land."
  • The Big Debate (The Big Barf Alert)

    05/21/2014 10:55:34 AM PDT · by mojito · 5 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 5/20/2014 | David Brooks
    Itís now clear that the end of the Soviet Union heralded an era of democratic complacency. Without a rival system to test them, democratic governments have decayed across the globe.... [....] The answer is to use Lee Kuan Yew means to achieve Jeffersonian ends ó to become less democratic at the national level in order to become more democratic at the local level. At the national level, American politics has become neurotically democratic. Politicians are campaigning all the time and can scarcely think beyond the news cycle. Legislators are terrified of offending this or that industry lobby, activist group or...
  • On PBS, David Brooks Mocks Ted Cruz As 'Our National Aphrodisiac'

    02/17/2014 3:13:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 35 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | February 17, 2014
    If itís Friday on PBS, itís time for ďconservativeĒ pundit David Brooks to bash the real conservatives. One of his favorite targets is Sen. Ted Cruz. On Valentineís Day, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff announced ďWe watched this drama play out this week, David, in Congress, which ended up in the Senate with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas essentially hanging some of his fellow Republicans out to dry. What was he trying to accomplish, and did he -- did he do it?Ē Brooks shot back: ďNothing says Valentineís Day like Senator Ted Cruz, our national aphrodisiac.Ē Then he said the conservatives...
  • New York Times Columnist: Obama Has a ĎManhood Problemí in the Middle East (W/Video)

    04/21/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 20, 2014 | By Oliver Darcy
    New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that President Barack Obama has a ďmanhood problemĒ in the Middle East. ď[L]etís face it,Ē he said. ďObama, whether deservedly or not, does have a ó Iíll say it crudely, but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad, somebody like Putin?Ē ďI think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East, thereís an assumption that heís not tough,Ē Brooks added during a roundtable discussion on NBCís ďMeet the Press.Ē
  • Obama as a Literary Conceit

    04/21/2014 8:46:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-21-2014 | MOTUS
    "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back to their money or their vast carelessness ,or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made¬Ö¬Ē ‚Äē F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Odd, isn¬ít it? I mean, just last Saturday,¬† JDOlson posted the above quote from The Great Gatsby in the comments on ¬ďWho, Really, Won the Cold War?¬Ē¬†and next thing you know, Big Guy shows up for Easter Services wearing his Gatsby suit (the 2013 Dicaprio version). He must...
  • Fear And Loathing In Falls Church

    01/05/2014 10:05:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Popehat ^ | January 4, 2014 | Patrick Non-White
    <p>The silver 2001 BMW 535i roared through Adams Morgan, occasionally screeching over the sidewalks as my accountant wrenched both hands from the wheel for another toke at the weed-pipe. "Gadzooks, man!" I shouted. "Can you keep it together for another fifteen miles, or at least outside the District limits?" We were halfway through our 35 mile journey from Bethesda to Falls Church, with enough dangerous narcotics to stun a grizzly bear in the trunk: We'd started with nine ounces of weed, six rocks of crack, a sugar jar full of blow, 36 vicodin tablets, a cage filled with live Bolivian arrow toads, and two jars of ketamine. Plus two quarts of Beefeater gin, a case of Schlitz malt liquor, and a four ounce ball of Afghan hash: Surely enough to get this pair of degenerate drug addicts to Fall's Church. After that what man could say?</p>
  • David Brooks'Paean to Presidential Power Is Year's Worst Op-Ed(Most Times' Editorials Are The Worst)

    12/26/2013 4:57:46 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | Secember 17, 2013 | Fene Healy
    You'd think it's nearly April Fools' Day, not Christmas. For four years running, I've closed the holiday season with a column saying ďbah, humbugĒ to the year's worst op-eds. Christmas came early this year, thanks to perennial contender David Brooks. In Thursday's New York Times, Brooks offered a bold panacea for the problems of our time: We need to ďStrengthen the Presidency.Ē It might strike you as counterintuitive to imagine that a president with a drone fleet, a ďkill list,Ē dragnet databases of Americans' personal information and increasingly arbitrary authority over health care's one-sixth of the U.S. economy has too...
  • David Brooks: What America needs now is a stronger presidency with ďunified authorityĒ

    12/16/2013 10:35:14 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:54 pm on December 13, 2013 | by Allahpundit
    Besides Ross Douthat, is there anyone left on the New York Times op-ed page who doesnít support benign dictatorship in the name of reducing congressional gridlock? Brooks evidently does. Tom Friedman, whoís been drooling on himself for years over Chinaís can-do model of government, certainly does. I donít know if Timothy Eganís ever squarely addressed the issue but a guy who thinks Oís big problem is that his speeches arenít flowery enough must be open to persuasion.
  • To Deal with the Problem of Incompetent Government, David Brooks Wants toÖ

    12/16/2013 10:42:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    <p>I sometimes get irked when I read columns by David Brooks. Heís sort of the token Republican at the New York Times, so he has a very important perch that could be used to educate an important audience about the harmful impact of excessive government.</p>
  • Brooks: Time to Torch the Constitution

    12/16/2013 12:53:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    History didnít end quite as soon as Francis Fukayama famously forecast. Every generation will face interesting times, it seems. But, David Brooks, the New York Timesí idea of a conservative, recently bid to team with Fukayama to seize a consolation prize.If you canít end history, maybe you can end the American Constitutional order. That would be interesting, and pleasing to deep thinkers disappointed in Congressís failure to pass a lot of awesome new laws. Brooks doesnít exactly say so, but trashing the Constitution is what he advocates in his modestly titled piece: ďStrengthen the Presidency.Ē Brooks sensitively builds his case...
  • David Brooks warns of Ďthe rise of Ted Cruz-ism,í takeover of Republican Party [Video]

    09/15/2013 11:50:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/15/13 | Jeff Poor
    On PBSís ďNewsHourĒ on Friday night, New York Times columnist David Brooks warned that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and similar legislatorsí rise to prominence threatens the traditional Republican Party. (Snip) ďWhatís going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism,Ē Brooks said. ďAnd Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesnít have an idea that heís going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. Heís going...
  • Congressman Raul Labrador Slaps Down David Brooks Twice on Meet The Press

    07/07/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 7, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever wished that errant journalists could get their noses rubbed in their own absurdities and outright falsehoods like puppy dogs who make a mess? Well, if you had been watching Meet The Press today then you would have seen Congressman Raul Labrador of Idaho do just that to the New York Times house "conservative" David Brooks who was slapped down not once but twice.† As you can see in this video and below the fold, Brooks didn't learn his lesson after being slapped down by Labrador for uttering absurdities about the Senate immigration bill. Labrador was forced to...
  • A Nation of Mutts (Liberal glee for "New America")

    07/01/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | David Brooks
    Over the past few decades, American society has been transformed in a fit of absence of mind. First, weíve gone from a low immigrant nation to a high immigrant nation. If you grew up between 1950 and 1985, you grew up at a time when only about 5 percent or 6 percent of American residents were foreign born. Today, roughly 13 percent of American residents are foreign born, and weíre possibly heading to 15 percent. Moreover, up until now, America was primarily an outpost of European civilization. Between 1830 and 1880, 80 percent of the immigrants came from Northern and...
  • Top 10 Most Obnoxious Anti-Ted Cruz Quotes

    05/07/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 7, 2013 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Tuesday marks the six month anniversary of Republican Ted Cruz‚Äôs election to the United States Senate, but rather than the traditional honeymoon, the liberal media have gone on the attack against the Tea Party hero and emerging 2016 presidential candidate and his conservative beliefs. In their own liberal grassroots circles, leftists have even gone as far to openly hope for Cruz‚Äôs death, as the Daily Kos screeched: ‚ÄúGive this man enough rope and a tree, please.‚Ä̬† When former Bill Clinton political strategist James Carville, on Sunday, actually credited Cruz for being ‚Äútalented and fearless,‚ÄĚ it marked a rare moment when...
  • The Progressive Shift (David Brooks wakes up)

    03/19/2013 5:25:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2013 | David Brooks
    Today, liberalism seems to have changed. Today, many progressives seem to believe that government is the horse, the source of growth, job creation and prosperity. Capitalism is just a feeding trough that government can use to fuel its expansion. For an example of this new worldview, look at the budget produced by the Congressional Progressive Caucus last week. These Democrats try to boost economic growth with a gigantic $2.1 trillion increase in government spending ó including a $450 billion public works initiative, a similar-size infrastructure program and $179 billion so states, too, can hire more government workers. Now, of course,...
  • Another Fiscal Flop

    01/03/2013 12:58:56 PM PST · by iowamark · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 31, 2012 | DAVID BROOKS
    Over the course of the 20th century, America built its welfare state. It was, by and large, a great achievement, expanding opportunity and security for millions. Unfortunately, as the population aged and health care costs surged, it became unaffordable. Public debt as a percentage of gross domestic product was around 38 percent in 1965. It is around 74 percent now. Debt could approach a ruinous 90 percent of G.D.P. in a decade... By 2025, entitlement spending and debt payments are projected to suck up all federal revenue... Ultimately, we should blame the American voters. The average Medicare couple pays $109,000...
  • David Brooks: 'Sometimes Obama Governs Like a Visitor From a Morally Superior Civilization'

    12/30/2012 10:14:56 AM PST · by chessplayer · 61 replies
    New York Times columnist David Brooks made an astonishing observation about President Obama on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday. "Sometimes he governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • David Brooks: "I Think If We're Going To Control Guns, We Really Have To Do It Massive"

    12/15/2012 3:01:01 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 126 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | December 15, 2012
    DAVID BROOKS, PBS NEWSHOUR: ....I think if we're going to control guns, we really have to do it massive. I think I'm all for getting rid of the assault weapons and machine guns and all that tough, but if we want to prevent something like this, we have to really think seriously about drastically reducing the number of guns in our society, and particularly -- this is an old Patrick Daniel Moynihan idea -- the number of bullets. It is very hard to control 300 million guns. The bullets are a little easier to control.
  • David Brooks: ĎIt has been the worst campaign Iíve ever coveredí

    10/28/2012 6:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/12 | Jeff Poor
    On this weekendís broadcast of NBCís ďMeet the Press,Ē New York Times columnist David Brooks ó who was once profoundly impressed with President Barack Obama ó admitted he has soured on the president.ďWell, you know, I think ó well, I first think it has been the worst campaign Iíve ever covered,Ē Brooks said. ďAnd I think theyíre both ending on the same note they started. Obamaís doing a negative campaign. Heís got an ad out which is called ĎRemember,í which is about Obama ó which is about Romney, the plutocrat. Itís about the flip-flop what weíve just heard on the...
  • David Brooks: Obama gets a Ďpassí for reacting with calmness on Ďchaoticí Middle East policy

    09/30/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    As Americaís strategic and political position in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, President Barack Obamaís political opponents have stepped up their claims that he is an ineffective leader on foreign policy. But New York Times columnist David Brooks isnít convinced those attacks will work. During his weekly appearance on PBSís ďNewsHourĒ on Friday, Brooks suggested Obama deserves a pass for remaining calm throughout the crisis, which he said puts a kind of burden on his challenger, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
  • Eddie Haskell Brooks

    09/20/2012 9:37:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Sept. 21, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    New York Times columnist David Brooks is the Eddie Haskell of the Fourth Estate. Like the two-faced sycophant in "Leave It to Beaver," Brooks indulges in excessive politeness while currying favor with political authority. He prides himself on an oily semblance of maturity and rational discourse. But the phony "conservative" back-stabber, who has spent the last four years slavering over Barack Obama like a One Direction groupie and trashing the tea party like an MSNBC junkie, isn't fooling anyone. Lately, Brooks has been given to dispensing passive-aggressive advice to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. His column this week titled "Thurston...
  • On Meet The Press, Ann Romney Said That She Can Empathize With People. But Can Mitt?

    09/11/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    9/11/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before the barrage of ad homs begins, ask yourself this question: why did the Romneys let themselves get sucked into this kind of talk on Meet the Press (with David Brooks) on Sunday in the first place? Why is she saying that they (the Romneys) know what it is like to struggle, and then proffer her own personal health struggles as evidence that they know what it is like to struggle? Why are they letting themselves get sucked into this.... .... because the inevitable question surfaces and arises: voters will feel empathy towards Ann Romney, but they will ask how...
  • "The Real Barack"

    09/08/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT · by TryFreedomUS · 9 replies
    The Dartmouth Review ^ | 9/8/2012 | J.P. Harrington
    Iíd like to provide a Brooks-esque reintroduction to our President, a man with an always shifting and mysterious background, so that the American people can make a fully informed decision on Nov. 6th. Barack Obama was born on August 4th, 1961 in Hawaii, Indonesia and Kenya, depending on whether he was applying for President of the United States, a college scholarship for international students, or for a book deal about his struggle with his racial identity. He burst forth from his motherís womb in a cloud of smoke, which may or may not have been related to the half-empty pack...
  • Brooks: Man, these Democrats really love abortion, donít they?

    09/05/2012 5:55:04 AM PDT · by hcmama · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Ed Morissey
    New York Times columnist David Brooks told PBS that his one ďcavilĒ was that voters want to hear about jobs and the economy, not taxpayer-subsidized abortion on demand:
  • David Brooks: The Real Romney (NYTIMES House "conservative" shows his stripes)

    08/28/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2012 | David Brooks
    The purpose of the Republican convention is to introduce America to the real Mitt Romney. Fortunately, I have spent hours researching this subject. I can provide you with the definitive biography and a unique look into the Byronic soul of the Republican nominee: Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and several other swing states. He emerged, hair first, believing in America, and especially its national parks. He was given the name Mitt, after the Roman god of mutual funds, and launched into the world with the lofty expectation that he would someday become...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts NYT's Brooks for Mocking His Muslim Prediction After Egypt Was 'Liberated'

    06/24/2012 6:36:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | June 24, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Conservative author Glenn Beck on Sunday took to Twitter to blast New York Times columnist David Brooks for comments he made last year about the talk radio host's predictions concerning Egypt without President Hosni Mubarak. On PBS's Newshour last February, syndicated columnist Mark Shields mentioned Beck in a discussion about how people attending the CPAC convention viewed the goings-on in Egypt from a domestic political perspective: MARK SHIELDS, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: Well, I think it is a lack of self-confidence, surefootedness. They didn`t know what they wanted to say. They weren`t sure. The only one who was really critical that I...
  • David Brooks Feels for Obama on PBS: 'You Have to Feel Sorry for Him'

    06/03/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    News Busters.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Tim Graham
    On Friday's PBS NewsHour, both "conservative" David Brooks and liberal Mark Shields thought this was a tough, tight election for Barack Obama. Shields said "it becomes a race about disqualifying, a campaign about disqualifying your opponent. And that's not attractive or appealing. It's not hope and change. It's blood and guts." But Brooks really felt Obama's pain: "So the president is obviously going to try. He is going to have. And to some extent, you have to feel sorry for him. This is in large degree not his fault. Things are happening way beyond his control. I don't believe a...
  • David Brooks: Obama Displays 'a Kind of ESPN Masculinity'

    05/15/2012 6:36:03 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    It might have sounded quite reasonable to David Brooks and his tight  circle of media friends but to most of the rest of us, using the term "ESPN Masculinity" to describe President Obama is just flat out hilarious. Brooks performs a comedy encore at the end of The ESPN Man story in the New York Times with his psychobabble description of Obama's "manliness." These supposed traits listed by Brooks are the reasons why he claims Obama remains somewhat popular despite a lousy economy. First, let us go right to the ESPN Man money quote: Normally, presidents look weak during periods...