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In Case I Haven’t Mentioned It Lately, David Brooks Is Still a Useless Idiot

Posted on | July 8, 2013 | 26 Comments

Appearing on “Meet the Press,” David Brooks declared that intellectual strength commands support for the Gang of Eight bill:

“You know, I’ve seen a lot of intellectually weak cases in this town. I’ve rarely seen as intellectually a weak case is the case against the Senate immigration bill.”

And then Rep. Raul Labrador ripped Brooks to tatters:

Question: Why doesn’t David Brooks emigrate to Canada, if he hates us “intellectually weak” Americans so much?



  • Christy Waters

    That Labrador clip was like watching intellectual porn, but then anytime I get to watch David Brooks get taken down, it’s a turn on.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    David Brooks is a democrat moderate liberal who likes to cross dress as a “conservative.”

  • JeffS

    Most professional talking heads are idiots. For that profession, it’s a feature, not a bug.

  • Finrod Felagund

    David Brooks sees an ‘intellectually weak’ case every time he looks in the mirror.

  • jakee308

    Wasn’t he the idiot that claimed he knew Obama was qualified to be President because of the creases in his pants?


    ’nuff said about HIS qualifications.

  • Neo

    “Let me tell you something else, David,” NBC News’s Chuck Todd told David Gregory on Meet the Press Sunday, “the White House had been so confident that they were going to sign immigration reform this year. But for the first time I am hearing that there is some doubt seeping in, that they think that maybe the House won’t act … The problem is there’s no trigger at the end of this year. … So I don’t know how this happens by the end of this year and suddenly now the White House doesn’t see a path to how this happens.”

    Todd is right. Something did change in the immigration debate last week. But it wasn’t the realization that there is no “trigger” to force the House to act. That has been true since the beginning of the debate. What changed this week is that Republicans lost all trust in President Obama’s ability to faithfully execute the laws of the United States.

    On Tuesday of last week, news broke that the Treasury Department was about to announce it’s intention to delay implementation of Obamacare’s employer mandate for a year. Nothing in the law gives the Obama administration authority to delay the mandate, but he did it anyway.

  • Adjoran

    I wish the NYT would put him back behind a pay wall and keep him there.

    Not that I waste a minute reading or listening to him (learned the futility of that before he ever got to NYT), but it is annoying to hear these leftist talking heads constantly referring to Brooks as a “conservative commentator” when he never was.

  • K-Bob

    Relax, my friends. Brooks has merely proven that the word “intellectual” now has an inverse relationship to the root word, ‘intellect’, from which it was formed.

    The ‘al’ suffix in this case is now a sarcasm, effecting the negative. Intellectus means, essentially, ‘knowing.’ But just as the left has stolen the word ‘gay’, they have stolen the formation that means “one who knows,” and it now means “one who pretends to know, but doesn’t have a freakin’ clue.”

    Don’t be an intellectual. They’re stupid.

  • Scribe of Slog (McGehee)

    While people were talking up Marco Rubio as an example of the future of the GOP, they overlooked Raul Labrador — unwisely.

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