If you read The New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks, you might better grasp the chasm between true and phony conservatives, between Reagan conservatives and establishment Republicans.
As you may know, I am fueled creatively by my massive hatred of David Brooks. Sometimes, though, I forget that he’s not just a right-wing nut, he’s also exceptionally intellectually dishonest. Yesterday, in the wake of the Rubiobot’s dismal performance in New Hampshire, he wrote that: Marco Rubio, who has become the most intellectually creative […]
(Scott Johnson) As we celebrate the anniversary of Lincoln’s birth today, I want to take a look back at the 2012 film Lincoln. Until reading David Brooks’s obtuse column about the film, I was unsure that I knew enough to comment intelligently about it. Show More Summary
David Brooks used his column today to tell readers how Bernie Sanders program would destroy the dynamism of the U.S. economy. I don’t have time to go through the whole story, but it is important to make one point. Brooks complains that Sanders agenda would raise total spending at all levels of government from the current 36.0 percent to 47.5 percent. Show More Summary
IF HE HAD A MIND, HE MIGHT BE DANGEROUS: David Brooks is still in love with the crease in Obama’s pants.
If you read The New York Times “conservative” columnist David Brooks, you might better grasp the chasm between true and phony conservatives, between Reagan conservatives and establishment Republicans. In his
The ugliness of this year’s presidential race makes The New York Times’ resident erstwhile conservative David Brooks wistful for Barack Obama. The irony is that David Brooks, Barack Obama, and their respective tribes bear much of the...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) As the Obama administration limps through its last months, its impending demise is mourned by few. One of those few is the perennially clueless David Brooks, apparently the New York Times’s idea of a conservative. Brooks is infamous for falling in love with the crease in Barack Obama’s pants. Show More Summary
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Brooks’ “strange sensation” that he is feeling seems reminiscent of the thrill up his leg for the President that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews once spoke of experiencing.
Remember the movie Inception? Well dreams, they feel real while we're in them, right? It's only when we wake up that we realize how things are actually strange. Let me ask you a question, you, you never really remember the beginningShow More Summary
A New York Times columnist sees the light of Obama's decency and humanity. It’s just possible that the chaos of the Republican primaries may shift American perspectives back to top dead center. That is, the nuttiness of the current crop...Show More Summary
At the time of writing, “I Miss Barack Obama” is one of Twitter’s top trending topics; a response to a viral piece from David Brooks of the New York Times, where he opines on the president’s many virtues. (Most notably, the fact that...Show More Summary
It is the love that dares speak its name over and over and over again. Yes, the New York Times "house" conservative David Brooks has returned to loudly proclaiming his eternal love for Barack Obama. His love letter in the form of a paean...Show More Summary
SHORTER DAVID BROOKS: Barack Obama is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life. And his pants creases are perfect. Oh, and did you know, “The first and most important of these is basic integrity. The Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free. Think of the way Iran-contra or the […]
A progressive -- a progressive not named David Brooks, I mean -- made this claim a couple of years ago. I think it was Jonathan Alter, but I can't track that down. Now, with Obama having sent 18 emails to...
For years, GOP intellectuals rationalized for the loons. Now it's too late for the men of ideas to regain authority. Chaos and carnage are upon us as American voters make war on “the establishment.” On the Republican side, the hoaryShow More Summary
Live from La Farine: Nancy LeTourneau: [David Brooks: Early Adopter](http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2016_02/david_brooks_early_adopter059554.php): "A few weeks ago I noted that... >...leading up to the 2012 election, all of the sudden Republicans fell in love with Bill Clinton... Show More Summary
Once again David Brooks gets it half-right: In criticizing candidates' antics, he forgets who's really driving it
Why does the _New York Times_ publish this clown, anyway? Mark Kleiman comments: David Brooks finally notices that Barack Obama is a fine human being running a classy Administration. https://t.co/IwJO99FuGB— Mark A.R. Kleiman (@MarkARKleiman) February 9, 2016 Can we expect the same Brooks column about Hillary Clinton eight years from now?— Mark A.R. Show More Summary