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  • David Brooks: I’m Concerned about How a Lot of Trump Supporters Will React if He Loses

    10/17/2020 12:40:54 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 17, 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that he is worried “about how a lot of people will react” if President Donald Trump loses the 2020 election because “They’ll be completely flummoxed that this happened, and I don’t know what reaction that will prompt.”
  • "No, Not Trump, Not Ever": Moderator of the Next Presidential Debate

    10/01/2020 3:27:42 PM PDT · by Arcadian Empire · 54 replies
    Twitter ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | Steve Scully
    In 2016, Steve Scully, the moderator of the next Presidential debate, posted, "No, Not Trump, Not Ever" and a link to an article expressing that sentiment that was written by notorious Never Trumper David Brooks.
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...
  • An Open Letter On Canceling Cancel Culture From The Greatest Living American Writer

    07/08/2020 6:00:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Neal Pollack
    For those of you unfamiliar with cancel culture, it’s speech that speaks out against other speech that may be speaking speakings that other speakers find offensive. The organizers of the recent Harper’s Magazine letter against cancel culture didn’t ask me to participate in their project, despite the fact that my Uncle, T. Gore Pollack III, was that magazine’s founding editor. They neglected to include me because they’re afraid of my ideas. Also, I’ve either divorced, broken up with, or participated in a conscious friendship uncoupling with at least a dozen of the signatories. Such is the price of profligacy and...
  • The Role Of Family And Community During The Lockdown

    06/04/2020 12:15:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 4, 2020 | Allyson Schuster
    With many businesses and public places still shut down and families forced into constant contact with no where to go, Americans have never experienced such a degree of simultaneous separation and togetherness, the effects of which indicate truths useful for understanding the value and role of families and communities. To further understand the state of American communities, The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) hosted a webinar Monday on “Family and Community Amid the Lockdown.” AEI Resident Fellow and Washington Examiner Senior Political Columnist Timothy P. Carney moderated a discussion between David Brooks of The New York Times and Isabel V. Sawhill...
  • The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake

    02/11/2020 10:10:43 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 94 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2020 | David Brooks
    ...This is the story of our times—the story of the family, once a dense cluster of many siblings and extended kin, fragmenting into ever smaller and more fragile forms. The initial result of that fragmentation, the nuclear family, didn’t seem so bad. But then, because the nuclear family is so brittle, the fragmentation continued. In many sectors of society, nuclear families fragmented into single-parent families, single-parent families into chaotic families or no families. If you want to summarize the changes in family structure over the past century, the truest thing to say is this: We’ve made life freer for individuals...
  • Brooks: SOTU Was Trump’s ‘Most Effective Speech as President’

    02/08/2020 4:31:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Feb 2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that the State of the Union Address was President Trump’s “most effective speech as president.” And that running on a strong economy is the president’s “best campaign.” Brooks stated, “I actually thought it was his most effective speech as president. He had some of the stuff he has always had, which is, these bogus stories of crimes that immigrants have committed. But if you go back to his campaign in 2016, it was an American carnage campaign. It was all crime. It was all fear. It was all division....
  • David Brooks January Flashback: 'Joe Biden Is Stronger Than You Think'

    02/07/2020 6:11:53 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 6, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps the New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks might want to consider gettting out of the prediction business. His rate of correct prognostications has approached the zero mark ever since President Donald Trump was elected. In fact, just three days after the 2016 election, Brooks predicted that Trump "will probably resign or be impeached within a year." After more than three years since that prediction fail, Brooks' prognostication record remains at about the same laughable level. We need go back only a couple of weeks to January 23 to laugh at his latest bold observation that "Joe Biden Is...
  • "Donald Trump has made us all (in the media) stupid"

    01/13/2020 7:27:39 AM PST · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-12-20 | DrJohn
    The left wing media last week: The people of Iran love Soleimani and Khamenei! This week: Who knew they hated Soleimani and Khamenei? But it's still Trump's fault! Donald Trump has frequently referred to the left wing media as the "enemy of the people." They then cry about it and whine about a free press but then go on to prove Trump was right. The press shoved down our throats the notion that the people of Iran loved Qasem Soleimani despite him killing 1500 Iranian protesters last November. Chris Matthews likened Soleimani to Elvis and Princess Diana. The press was...
  • Trump Has Made Us All Stupid

    01/10/2020 5:44:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 101 replies
    NYT ^ | 9 Jan 2020 | David Brooks
    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...
  • David Brooks: 'Trump Has Made Us All Stupid'

    01/11/2020 11:46:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 11, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    What's with this "us" bit, David? New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks claimed on Thursday that "Trump Has Made Us All Stupid." Brooks admits that liberals are now acting really really stupid (as well as loony) but that the fault lies with President Donald Trump. The weird thing about Brooks' column is that he also gives as close to high praise to Trump as you can at the Times without getting a pink slip (although that could still happen).
  • A Ridiculously Optimistic History of the Next Decade

    01/04/2020 3:11:44 PM PST · by upchuck · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 2, 2020 | David Brooks
    Looking back at the 2020s from our vantage point in 2030, the first great event was the complete destruction of Donald Trump’s Republican Party. As the former Republican consultant Mike Murphy had noticed, there were roughly 300 state and federal elections during the Trump years and Republicans did horribly in most of them. The 2020 vote was a continuation of that trend. Trump’s landslide defeat left him humiliated, and the Republicans lost their Senate majority. Trump cried fraud and tried to whip up his followers, but they turned their backs. He went from idol to scapegoat in an instant. It...
  • David Brooks Fantasizes Trump 2020 'Landslide Defeat' to Joe Biden

    01/04/2020 2:44:27 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 4, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Bookmark this January 2 New York Times column, "A Ridiculously Optimistic History of the Next Decade" by David Brooks. It could make for very amusing reading this November 3. In a column in which Brooks predicts that President Donald Trump will suffer a landslide defeat at the hands of Joe Biden this year, the closest he comes to approaching reality is in the subtitle, "A fantasy of what could come true." Yes, a fantasy. A desperate liberal fantasy.
  • On NPR, David Brooks Says Democrats Are 'Crazy' to Think Trump Can Win in 2020

    12/29/2019 9:20:09 AM PST · by rktman · 91 replies ^ | 12/28/2019 | Tim Graham
    Liberals are breaking out in flop sweat that impeachment is going to backfire and that Donald Trump will be re-elected in November. So if you need someone to shake you out of your fears, there's always pseudo-conservative David Brooks of The New York Times. On the Friday "Week in Politics" segment on NPR's All Things Considered, he said Democrats are "crazy" to think Trump can win again.
  • Brooks: Delaying Articles Makes Impeachment Look ‘More Political’ – The House Doesn’t Control the Process

    12/21/2019 4:04:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2019 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to delay transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate makes the process “look a little more political” and that Pelosi doesn’t have much leverage because the House has “essentially lost control of the process.” Brooks said, “I think it’s very risky. As Mitch McConnell said, why is withholding something I don’t want to do, why is that leverage? And so, it was always going to be a reality that, once the House voted to impeach, they were going to lose control...
  • Brooks: Biden’s Confrontation with Voter ‘Showed Vigor, Showed Toughness’

    12/07/2019 2:56:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/19 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden had “one of the best weeks of the campaign” and Biden’s confrontation with a voter in Iowa “showed vigor, showed toughness,” and gave Biden control of the news cycle. Brooks stated, “I do think Joe Biden had a — one of the best weeks of the campaign. He had an ad mocking…President Trump…and then he went after that voter. Which I think showed vigor, showed toughness, showed he’s doing well, and I think also allowed him to control the news...
  • I Was Once a Socialist. Then I Saw How It Worked.

    12/06/2019 7:40:47 AM PST · by karpov · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2019 | David Brooks
    ... My socialist sympathies didn’t survive long once I became a journalist. I quickly noticed that the government officials I was covering were not capable of planning the society they hoped to create. It wasn’t because they were bad or stupid. The world is just too complicated. I came to realize that capitalism is really good at doing the one thing socialism is really bad at: creating a learning process to help people figure stuff out. If you want to run a rental car company, capitalism has a whole bevy of market and price signals and feedback loops that tell...
  • David Brooks Conjures Up Imaginary Trump Supporter for Fake Interview

    10/06/2019 5:32:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Suppose you need to interview a Trump supporter for the New York Times? Well, you certainly can't look to your own staff for such a person because they don't exist due to the almost total lack of political diversity at that newspaper. Even the "conservatives" there are all Never Trumpers.  So what to do when a Trump supporter needs to be found for an interview? Easy! Just invent such a person and then stack the deck against him during the completely imaginary interview.That is exactly what David Brooks did on Thursday in "Why Trump Voters Stick With Him." The subtitle,...
  • Brooks: ‘There Was No Collusion’

    07/27/2019 4:41:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 July 2019 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress by stating that “There was no collusion” and this “makes it much less likely that we move forward with an impeachment process.” Brooks said, “Russian interference, he certainly made that case very compellingly. … There was no collusion. And I think the headline on that front is that it makes it much less likely that we move forward with an impeachment process. There are still people in the House who are sort of angling in that direction. And there’s been...
  • Buttigieg attracting praise from an unexpected audience — conservatives

    04/11/2019 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 10th April 2019 | KATIE GALIOTO
    He’s called the “Green New Deal” a “sound framework” for confronting climate change. He’s called for abolishing the Electoral College and has endorsed the idea of single-payer health care. And he’s openly gay. But Pete Buttigieg is getting rare praise from some unlikely voices — conservatives. Right-leaning pundits and politicians have taken notice of Buttigieg’s rising popularity, an ascent that began in early March after the South Bend mayor’s widely heralded CNN town hall performance, which garnered a sprinkling of compliments from Republicans. In the time since, a number of conservatives have shown a growing interest in Buttigieg and at...