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David Brooks, Ignorant Tool At Large

Posted on | December 7, 2012 | 23 Comments

by Smitty

Two things are constant, and there are three things rivaling the sunrise for invariance: death, taxes, and the codpiece-like dumbness of David Brooks:

Over the past month, the Republican Party has changed far more than I expected. First, the people at the ideological extremes of the party have begun to self-ghettoize. The Tea Party movement attracted many people who are drawn to black and white certainties and lock-step unity. People like that have a tendency to migrate from mainstream politics, which is inevitably messy and impure, to ever more marginal oases of purity.
Jim DeMint, for example, is leaving the Senate to go lead the Heritage Foundation. He is leaving the center of the action, where immigration, tax and other reforms will be crafted, for a political advocacy organization known more for ideological purity and fund-raising prowess than for creativity, curiosity or intellectual innovation.

Note to David Brooks: There. Will. Be. No. Reform. DeMint departed a Senate that hasn’t passed a budget in north of three years, to the cheers of quislings such as yourself.

The Republicans may still blow it. If President Obama is flexible and they don’t meet him partway, Republicans would contribute to a recession that would discredit them for a decade. But they are moving in the right direction and moving fast. These are first steps, and encouraging ones.

Listen, you pathetic little crease-monkey: President Obama is never flexible. You are.

via Hot Air

Update: linked at The Daley Gator


23 Responses to “David Brooks, Ignorant Tool At Large”

  1. WJJ Hoge
    December 7th, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    But, but, but, David Brooks is the conservative commentator on PBS’ Newshour.

  2. McGehee
    December 7th, 2012 @ 9:44 pm

    His nickname really ought to be “Babbling.”

  3. The most galling thing about David Brooks? « The Daley Gator
    December 7th, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    […] stand for something while Brooks stands for nothing. Smitty has a post up mocking Brooks, and there is one sentence from Brooks latest NY Times snoozer that struck a nerve. Two things are constant, and there are three things rivaling the sunrise for invariance: death, […]

  4. bobbymike34
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    The most conservative man in the MSM, how pathetic is that. Hey Brooks just quit already you are irrelevant to the process.

  5. smitty
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Are you operating as prosecutor, or defense, sir?

  6. gwheelockvan
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    Brooks definately makes the list of “pundits who would look their best as lamp post decorations”

  7. gwheelockvan
    December 7th, 2012 @ 10:53 pm

    “President Obama is neverflexible. You are.” True. Both Obama and the Sulzberger bend him over at will.

  8. Adjoran
    December 7th, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Dear David Brooks: Jim DeMint decided a few more years in the dysfunctional Reid Senate @ $174,000 per year wasn’t as attractive as being CEO of the Heritage Foundation @ $1 million+ per year.

    Like most Senators, DeMint actually has no executive experience, but his conservative star power will give fundraising a big goose.

  9. Bob Belvedere
    December 8th, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    I take satisfaction in knowing that, when the SHTF, Our Miss Brooks will be wearing a look of utter shock as he’s led away.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 8th, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    The new term being promoted at Ace’s was Douchefreude (self love of the douche) to describe David Brooks and other similar Douchefreuders.

  11. K-Bob
    December 8th, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I thought it meant more like taking joy in douchiness. We may have to ask RDBrewer for a ruling.

  12. K-Bob
    December 8th, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    Potemkin Conservatives: Brooks, Sullivan, David Welch, David Frum, Jen Rubin.

    It’s like 3/4 of the audience at an old-school “Professional Wrestling” event back in the 1960’s: cardboard cutouts.

  13. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 8th, 2012 @ 3:23 am

    They roll in their douchiness like a disturbed dog rolls in its own shit.

  14. KingShamus
    December 8th, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: David Brooks, Ignorant Tool At Large #TCOT

  15. Quartermaster
    December 8th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    Freude means joy. Schadenfreude means, bad, or evil, joy. So douchefreude could be taken at least a couple of ways. joy in getting a douche, or joy in being one, and others. Smitty’s bride could delve deeper into this subject, but I doubt he would be willing to bring up such a subject.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    December 8th, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Or those audience members who thought it was real.

    Useless Trivia: My favorite was Chief Jay Strongbow [hence, why I ‘go on the warpath’ now and again].

  17. Quartermaster
    December 8th, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    We can only hope we’re around to watch and heckle him for his utter cluelessness.

  18. K-Bob
    December 9th, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Other names I remember: Gorilla Monsoon, Dick The Bruiser

    Dick The Bruiser was a local fave in the Detroit Area thanks to a couple of guys who had a really good morning radio program, “J.J. and the Morning Crew,” where the “crew” was one guy who did character voices. He imitated Dick The Bruiser, among a host of other folks. Funny as hell most days.

  19. K-Bob
    December 9th, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    Well, RD coined the term, so we can axe him about it.

    Ima guess that since “schadenfreude” means, “us, taking pleasure in other peoples’ misery,” then deuchefreude was meant for us to take pleasure in the extent to which some jackass made a douche of himself.

    But I’ll send RD a tweet and get a ruling. I think he’s on the tweeter thingy.

  20. Patrick Allen
    December 9th, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    He is indeed a cheese-eating crease-monkey.

  21. Malone Labe
    December 9th, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Brooks & company are the Washington Generals of political punditry.

  22. SR
    December 13th, 2012 @ 5:44 am

    I just stumbled on this site and this comment stream. Now I know why I’m a Democrat.

  23. Wombat_socho
    December 13th, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    Thanks for sharing. Bye now.