Brooks, Buckley confused; express buyers remorse?

    Cross posted to The Political Class. David Brooks, noted for saying that Sarah Palin “Represents A Fatal Cancer To The Republican Party,” seems to be having a crisis of conscience in The New York Times: The U.S. has never been a society riven by class resentment. Yet the Obama budget is predicated on a class divide. The president issued a read-my-lips pledge that no new burdens will | Read More »

    When you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything

    David Brooks is shocked, shocked I tell you, that Barack Obama is a leftist. Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice. | Read More »

    Yes I Will

    I’m going to do something I’ve never really done before. I’m going to stand up for conservatism. I’m going to stand up against the apologists like Kathleen Parker and David Brooks who gravel at the feet of the liberal media. The ones who in every waking breath apologized for conservative values. David Brooks who all but endorsed Barack Obama. Making every ploy as to why | Read More »

    David Brooks???

    I say good riddance to David Brooks. In his piece today, he sounds like any other mainstream media leftist hack in excessive praise of the Obama transition and appointments so far. [http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/21/opinion/21brooks.html?_r=1&ref=opinion] Where exactly is the conservative in this so called conservative columnist? The Obama appointments from my (hopefully conservative) perspective have been awful. They have been extremely liberal. They have been Washington insiders (Change??). | Read More »

    David Brooks, the NYT Oncologist

    I’ve a few thoughts before I see my Oncologist this afternoon. Identity-confused New York Times columnist David Brooks once played an oncologist, as reprinted triumphantly in the Huffington Post: [Sarah Palin] represents a fatal cancer to the Republican party. When I first started in journalism, I worked at the National Review for Bill Buckley. And Buckley famously said he’d rather be ruled by the first | Read More »

    Reformers and Traditionalists

    We’ve all heard the terms by now. And thanks to the no good David Brooks, they are being widely used throughout the political landscape – not just in the GOP. These are not really flattering phrase for the “traditionalists (aka: us) and is just one more way the MSM is trying to discredit the conservative movement. We must discredit these terms and bring back the | Read More »

    Putting David Brooks in his place

    I went after David Brooks yesterday. Stacy McCain wants Brooks and George Will air dropped into Afghanistan without parachutes. Ann Coulter drew blood. And now R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. is weighing in. And he makes roughly the same point I made, but does so from a different angle: What provoked Brooks’ fandango with the Traditionalists and the Reformers was a meeting the former group held | Read More »

    On David Brooks and the “Great” Reformers

    If you ever wanted to know if there are coordinated spin efforts by the mainstream media on issues, look no further to David Brooks’ latest piece of bird cage liner that is still buzzing around Washington. It all started Tuesday night with the new meme that we’re a center-left nation from the pundits on the networks. Funny they should all raise the same point that | Read More »

    Paul Krugman vs. David Brooks: The Stockholm Syndrome

    The contrast in today’s dueling NYT columns between David Brooks and Paul Krugman is worthy of close study even by those who make a habit (as I generally do) of avoiding the New York Times as if it were a leprous sore. David Brooks, channeling his inner child, absolutely floats way from reality in a warm and whimsical bubble of utopian fantasy wherein the most | Read More »

    On Brooks and Others

    NRO points to an account of a discussion with David Brooks about a potential Barack Obama victory: During a chat with local press prior to a question-and-answer session with students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts yesterday, Brooks went on to say that this election will be the end of a national Republican power arc that has been largely in place since the election of | Read More »

    I Want my GOP Back

    Denise Velez says it on behalf of her grandparents, I’ll say it on behalf of myself. I was never really a Republican, but I was an Independent arguing forcefully against the stifling liberalism thriving in Canada and threatening the US for most of this decade. The Nanny-Statism and condescending moral superiority of self appointed social watchdogs. I voted for Bush in 2004, though I was | Read More »

    Once again, David Brooks plays conservatives for chumps

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/opinion/10brooks.html?_r=1&oref=slogin David Brooks, Palin hater, former conservative, has diagnosed the true infection that resulted in the cancer of Palin: anti-intellectualism. Conservatives just aren’t smart enough to govern. “The nation is divided between the wholesome Joe Sixpacks in the heartland and the oversophisticated, overeducated, oversecularized denizens of the coasts.” At least he admits one important fact: “Conservatives are as rare in elite universities and the mainstream | Read More »

    VDH on David Brooks

    As some of you may have heard, David Brooks referred to Sarah Palin as a “cancer” on conservatism at a party in honor of the redesigned *Atlantic *magazine. Victor Davis Hanson has penned a far more thoughtful response than Brooks’ startlingly cliched and shallow comments deserve, but since VDH’s point about the nature of Sarah Palin’s conservatism and how it contrasts with Obama and Biden’s | Read More »


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