Right wing New York Times columnist David Brooks really doesn't seem to understand what American conservatism stands for.
When the ultimate apologist (mostly) stops apologizing, we should listen.
Nice idea, but Brooks fails spectacularly to recognize his own record in aiding and abetting his party's dramatic demise over the past 15 years.
Really, David Brooks is only interested in policies that sound like they'd help the poor -- otherwise he wouldn't identify as a conservative in the first place.
Poor David Brooks -- the New York Times columnist who has spent his career feeding the egos of America's upper classes with moralistic fables of economic darwinism and the need for blacks to adopt their values, is not having a good time.
David Brooks' new buzzed-about New York Times op-ed is enough to make even the most hardened Ted Cruz-hater say "Hey, ease up, man. Too mean!"
Brooks's column will be shared widely in liberal circles because it will resonate intellectually and reinforce long held beliefs about the lunacy of Republicans like Ted Cruz. But his painfully accurate analysis will fall on deaf ears where it is most needed. Why? Because Intellectualism and Republicanism are now completely incompatible.
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I’m one of the poor, lazy people New York Times columnist, and overly-privileged/perennially out of touch, champion for the oppressed moneyed interests, David Brooks, talked about in his recent column.
In a neat, 800-word column, Brooks divides the world into responsible rich people and irresponsible poor people, and postulates that inequality has nothing to do with the wealthy rigging the economy to maintain their wealth, but more to do with failed policies towards poor people, who just breed and won't work.
Lately, chief upper middle class flatterer David Brooks turned his attention to the crisis in Egypt, arguing that its inhabitants don't have the mental ingredients' to sustain a democracy. No one should have been surprised by Brooks' assertion given his history of spouting offensive nonsense. Here are 7 of his most offensive statements over the past few years.
Yes, David Brooks has done it again - written a monstrously offensive column disguised as enlightened, civilized discourse. In a completely pointless piece designed to perpetuate the myth that extremist Islam alone is screwing up the Middle East (as opposed to decades of exploitative Western foreign policy including the propping up of dictators, invasion, and the theft of natural resources), Brooks argues that Egyptians are not mentally capable of sustaining a democracy.