David Brooks explains Hillary Clinton’s problem: Can you tell me what Hillary Clinton does for fun? We know what Obama does for fun—golf, basketball, etc. We know, unfortunately, what Trump does for fun. This idea that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have hobbies is silly, easily disproven nonsense, but that’s not the point. When pundits analyze “character,” […]
Trying to unpack why voters haven’t warmed to Hillary Clinton, David Brooks recently noted that we like people who build lives outside of their jobs, creating spaces in which to be human beings, not human “policy briefs.” “Can you tell me what Hillary Clinton does for fun?” he wrote. Show More Summary
Apparently, the thing that once made Hillary Clinton hip is now part of the reason she's "unpopular." As anyone with even a passing awareness of the internet will recall, Clinton became the subject of her own meme four years ago, when fictional texts were added to a now famous photo of the then-Secretary of State. Wearing sunglasses, sitting […]
America has long mythologized the inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders who succeeded through being wholly preoccupied with their work
The threats to topple UK Prime Minister David Cameron can only be carried out after the Brexit vote, and not before, the General Secretary of New Communist Party of Britain Andy Brooks told Sputnik Wednesday.
DAVID BROOKS WONDERS WHY PEOPLE DON’T LIKE HILLARY: “But the ‘public service’ is being a politician. Where did Brooks get the premise that people like politicians?”
Continuous Service Altered Daily, a major site-specific installation by David Brooks commissioned by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, marks the artist?s first solo museum exhibition. Throughout his practice, Brooks investigates the tenuous relationship between our ecological life and technological industry. Show More Summary
David Brooks tries to explain why Hillary Clinton is generally disliked: I would begin my explanation with this question: Can you tell me what Hillary Clinton does for fun? We know what Obama does for fun — golf, basketball, etc. WeShow More Summary
David Brooks wonders why people don’t like Hillary, spends a bunch of words blaming it on her being a workaholic, and never once broaches the subject that he, the Republicans, and the New York fucking Times have been lying about her for three decades. I think that might have something to do with it, personally. […]
Writing at The New York Times, David Brooks poses an interesting question: Why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular? Here’s his oddly bloodless summation: “At least in…
The title of David Brooks' column today poses one of the more important questions in politics: “Why Is Clinton Disliked?” The answer Brooks comes up with is, to put...
New York Times columnist David Brooks asks, Why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular? His unlikely answer: She doesn’t have hobbies. Clinton was very popular as secretary of state—a 66 percent approval rating!—and not very popular now. Some might argue that’s because she’s back in partisan politics. Show More Summary
In a stunning feat of investigative journalism, New York Times columnist David Brooks has finally determined exactly why the American people find Hillary Clinton so unlikable. It's because she doesn't have any hobbies. Hmm. That doesn't seem right. "What exactly do so many have against her?" Brooks wonders. "I would begin ... More »
She's "pursued her vocation tirelessly." He calls this a "paradox."But the "public service" is being a politician. Where did Brooks get the premise that people like politicians?
Buckle up, buddies: our dreaded Laramie is back in the fucking game. Read more...
What should Hillary Clinton's hobby be? Knitting, or genocide?
David Brooks: “I understand why Donald Trump is so unpopular. He earned it the old-fashioned way, by being obnoxious, insulting and offensive. But why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular?” “I would begin my explanation with this question: Can you tell [...]
In the age of social media, her goal-oriented persona seems untrustworthy and Machiavellian
In the course of noodling the question, “Why is Hillary Clinton unpopular?” David Brooks offers two “paradoxes.” He writes: There are two paradoxes to her unpopularity. First, she was popular not long ago. As secretary of state she had a 66 percent approval rating. Show More Summary
It’s too nice a Friday afternoon to waste time fisking another of the exercises in bathos that is a David Brooks column. So, to offload the pleasure to the friendliest snarling pack of jackals you’ll ever meet, here’s an amuse bouche for you to masticate. The left is nostalgic for the relative economic equality of that era. The […]