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David Brooks is a ideological Hack, does anyone besides Liberals read him?


Patterico lays the smack down on Brooks here.

Narcissism? Brooks thinks the Tea Party suffers from it, but does not mention Obama. I guess Brooks thinks there’s no narcissism in Obama’s comparing his election to the fall of the Berlin Wall, or turning the White House into almost a shrine to himself, or reading a letter from someone who says she is going to be buried in an Obama T-shirt, or building an imperial stage for his nomination speech, or writing his autobiography years before being elected President.

Victimhood? Brooks thinks the Tea Party has it — but not Obama, who thinks people don’t like him because of his middle name, which his wife calls the “fear bomb”; or who plays the race card (I don’t “look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills”).

An egomaniacal belief in one’s own rightness and purity? Are you kidding me, David Brooks?

Obama humiliated the Supreme Court in front of the nation. He humiliated Netanyahu. He gives his opponents the finger (not once, not twice, but three times). He is haughty with opponents (even as Michelle assures us that he is never disagreeable).

A willingness to distort the truth so that every conflict becomes a contest of pure good versus pure evil? David Brooks, are you telling me that the Tea Partiers distort the truth, and President Obama doesn’t?

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  1. yttik
    September 19, 2010 at 19:28

    David Brooks is projecting his own ideological failings onto tea partiers.

    “An egomaniacal belief in one’s own rightness and purity?”

    That one really sums up the current crop of Dems. Are they even capable of self reflection? I’m not seeing any evidence of that. I like to try an analyze what’s happened, what’s gone wrong, but almost nobody on the Dem/left/liberal side will discuss it. As far as they’re concerned they’ve done everything right and the reason they’re about to lose a lot of seats is because voters are just too stupid to appreciate their genius.

  2. Woodhull
    September 20, 2010 at 18:01

    I can’t stand Brooks. And in addition to changing the political landscape, I really, really, really wish the tea party would oust all the liberal talking heads while they’re at it. I’ve been doing my part of starve them out by not watching or reading them. I’d like to see Matthews, Olberman (is he still around?), Maddow, doing late-night local commercials for aluminum window replacement. Can you just see Maddow doing a spot for reverse mortgages?

    Besides being wholly inaccurate in their comments most of the time, I can’t understand how they can support their conclusions with a straight face.

    • September 21, 2010 at 19:09

      Same way Krugman can do it, they are pure partisan ideological hacks. They’ve never meet any piece of evidence they couldn’t ignore.

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