The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

He Made It to the Third Sentence

Posted on | July 20, 2011 | 19 Comments

David Brooks wrote two sentences before he lost me:

Over the past months, Republicans enjoyed enormous advantages. Opinion polls showed that voters are eager to reduce the federal debt, and they want to do it mostly but not entirely through spending cuts.
There was a Democratic president eager to move to the center.

Right. Obama — the guy whose pants creases David Brooks so admires — was “eager to move to center.”

Brooks then goes on to take cheap shots at Grover Norquist, Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, among others, and also includes this:

The talk-radio jocks are not in the business of promoting conservative governance. They are in the business of building an audience by stroking the pleasure centers of their listeners.

Whose “pleasure centers” is David Brooks stroking, huh?


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