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Sarah Palin: Fatal Cancer? (FreeRepublic.com linked with pissant's thread)
theatlantic.com ^ | 10 Oct 2008 | effreygoldberg

Posted on 10/12/2008 8:04:47 PM PDT by neverdem

David Brooks is taking some heat from doctrine-enforcement agents of the left and right for stating, in an interview with me at that famed redoubt of populism Le Cirque that Sarah Palin represents a "fatal cancer" for the Republican Party...

(Excerpt) Read more at jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidbrooks; gingrichisarino; hillarytrolls; retard; sarahpalin; trolls
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I couldn't find the original article, but I found this comment from the author. I just wanted a firsthand account. I can't believe Brooks is this stupid.
1 posted on 10/12/2008 8:04:47 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: Jim Robinson; pissant

PING


2 posted on 10/12/2008 8:06:19 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: neverdem

Palin is no the cancer, she is the cure!


3 posted on 10/12/2008 8:06:24 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: neverdem

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/david-brooks-sarah-palin_n_133001.html


4 posted on 10/12/2008 8:07:59 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: neverdem

I’m not sure I disagree with him. McCain had me at hello, but to be frank, I’m sick of the cult of Palin. I just don’t get the attraction. I’m voting for McCain here in a few weeks, but I don’t ever see myself directly casting a vote for Palin, for anything.


5 posted on 10/12/2008 8:09:46 PM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: neverdem

David Brooks and the putrid RINOs are the fatal cancer..... unless a huge dose of Palinotherapy can kill off all the malignant cells before they propagate more widely.....


6 posted on 10/12/2008 8:10:47 PM PDT by Enchante (America: has Obama told you about his "New Party" that sought to spread SOCIALISM??)
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To: neverdem

Am I supposed to recognize the name David Brooks? I don’t. . . . Googled him. Oh, he writes for the New York Times, and does commentary on PBS. So why would you quote him on this website? How is it you’re even reading his stuff? He asked suspiciously.


7 posted on 10/12/2008 8:11:14 PM PDT by teethodore
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Thanks for the link.


8 posted on 10/12/2008 8:11:51 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Melas

“Offending stupid people since 1963”

But how long have you been offending smart people?


9 posted on 10/12/2008 8:14:14 PM PDT by teethodore
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To: neverdem

brooks didn’t write it, he said it. That’s why you can’t find the article...


10 posted on 10/12/2008 8:14:29 PM PDT by antioscar
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To: Melas
I’m sick of the cult of Palin.

Yes it could lead to the same results as the Cult of Reagan.

11 posted on 10/12/2008 8:14:34 PM PDT by feedback doctor (The first female president will be a Conservative Republican)
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To: teethodore

I recognize the name but barely,,,,and couldn’t care about his opinion.


12 posted on 10/12/2008 8:14:54 PM PDT by Roamin53 (Islamists kill more people each year in the name of religion than the Inquisition did in 350 years!)
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To: Jazz1968
Palin is no the cancer

She sure ain't benign either.

13 posted on 10/12/2008 8:15:23 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: Melas
Duncan Hunter likes Sarah Palin. That is all I needed to hear to give here a huge, Hunter's Rangers bump!

Now if we can get McCain to start wearing a moose hat, I would be even happier.


14 posted on 10/12/2008 8:15:30 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: Melas

> I’m voting for McCain here in a few weeks, but I don’t ever see myself directly casting a vote for Palin, for anything.

Fair enough. Why?


15 posted on 10/12/2008 8:15:30 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: neverdem
Palin Derangement Syndrome. The inside the Beltway and inside the MSM just do not get Palin and never will. they are still Butt hurt that McCain did not ask their permission to bring her onboard.
16 posted on 10/12/2008 8:15:42 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: feedback doctor

Touche


17 posted on 10/12/2008 8:16:36 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (don't worry, they only want to take water out of the other guy's side of the bucket.)
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To: feedback doctor

Obama has followers.

Palin has supporters.

There is a big difference between the two.


18 posted on 10/12/2008 8:16:43 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: neverdem

Original Article Here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2101056/posts


19 posted on 10/12/2008 8:16:49 PM PDT by JEH_Boston (There's a landslide coming.....)
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To: Melas

Sorry I disagree. I don’t get McCain, and McCain is lucky to be this close thanks to Palin.


20 posted on 10/12/2008 8:17:36 PM PDT by CommieCutter (I'm voting for Sarah.......and that other guy.)
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To: teethodore
Brooks and the rest of the old guard press people are finished and they know it .Noonan is no longer the darling . I like Palin Mania , it gived the normals something to cheer about while dealing with money problems. Brooks has been supplanted by Hewitt, Styen , Malkin and many others. You no longer have to put up with ink hand or car ads. It's a new day the old guard is no longer relevent.
21 posted on 10/12/2008 8:18:12 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Melas

Unless you’re a plant (it’s been known to happen ;) the only reason you are sick of the Cult of Palin is because you’re riding the wave - rather than researching why you should like her.
I’ve been following her career since she took on the corrupt establishment in Alaska three years ago. If McCain didn’t pick someone with her abilities, and credientials (basically her or Bobby Jindal or maybe Rick Santorum) there was NO WAY I was going to waste my vote on him.


22 posted on 10/12/2008 8:19:09 PM PDT by philsoc
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To: teethodore; neverdem

Damn straight! Why would you ever read anything that isn’t vetted by the ostrich brigage on FR.


23 posted on 10/12/2008 8:19:24 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Melas

After clicking on your name I have to agree with you Motto,.., nothing to see in you, so move along............................


24 posted on 10/12/2008 8:19:39 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Melas

No wonder you are sick of the cult of Palin, what with the great press and kind words of MSM. s/


25 posted on 10/12/2008 8:19:51 PM PDT by healy61
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To: neverdem

Fundamentally, Brooks does not understand conservatism nor conservatives. Oh yes, he declares himself to be a “conservative”, but that’s a conservative who doesn’t associate with the help.

I don’t consider myself to be a “pure” democrat. I am glad that we live in some semblance of a constitutional republic. But Brooks tends towards more of a, well, royalist, or perhaps a class based kind of conservatism, in which the commons may benefit, but most definitely are not seen and not heard, save for the trips by presidential candidates to the rustic parts of our country for a trip down nostalgia lane.

This is why Sarah Palin offends him so. He is absolutely opposed to the notion of the citizen-politician. Politics is too important to be left to the masses. Their betters are the ones who should be entrusted with governmental power. Nevermind that Lincoln was essentially a self-educated hick from the boondocks. Truman was another commoner who through a series of unfortunate occurrences ended up in the Oval Office. Men like Roosevelt (either), Kennedy, and Bush41 are the type of men Brooks believes should be the executive in our federal government. Patrician, wealthy, Ivy League educated, and ‘wise.’ Men like, well, him.


26 posted on 10/12/2008 8:19:58 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Rep. Thaddeus McCotter is my hero.)
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To: neverdem
[Biden] can't not say what he thinks," Brooks remarked. "There's no internal monitor...

Last time I checked, we referred to this condition as Tourette's.

27 posted on 10/12/2008 8:20:31 PM PDT by TXBlair (On a scale of one to ten, The One is a Zero.)
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To: Jazz1968
Palin is no the cancer, she is the cure!

You're going to love this design that I made a while back on my shop at ISupportSarah.com


28 posted on 10/12/2008 8:21:50 PM PDT by RightFighter (That Sarah Palin. She's so hot right now!)
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To: neverdem
" I can't believe Brooks is this stupid."

Believe it!

29 posted on 10/12/2008 8:22:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a Suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: teethodore; neverdem
Am I supposed to recognize the name David Brooks? I don’t. . . . Googled him. Oh, he writes for the New York Times, and does commentary on PBS. So why would you quote him on this website? How is it you’re even reading his stuff? He asked suspiciously.

Who is 'teethodore'? How is it you don't know who David Brooks is, or more importantly, how is it you would think to question a long time, quality Freeper like 'neverdem'??

Oh wait! You signed up 3 days ago? Are you a troll, he asked suspiciously??

30 posted on 10/12/2008 8:23:01 PM PDT by airborne (Don't pray that God is on your side. Instead, pray that you are on God's side!)
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To: Enchante

“David Brooks and the putrid RINOs are the fatal cancer”

Never heard of David Brooks until I just looked him up. Since he writes for the New York Times, I feel safe to assume he’s not even a RINO.

But now, as to the term RINO. I happen to favor Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. That’s why I chose the screen name Teethodore, in honor of “the hurricane who walked on two legs,” and was one of our all-time most popular Presidents, of any party. Does that make me a RINO?

Or are the Republicans In Name Only the Libertarian/Anarchists who have been hijacking the party and wrecked the Bush administration? You know, the ones who want to make America work the same way Somalia does.


31 posted on 10/12/2008 8:24:10 PM PDT by teethodore
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To: Melas
I’m not sure I disagree with him......I just don’t get the attraction. I’m voting for McCain here in a few weeks

Actually, McCain and the rest of the carreer politicians ( both R & D ) are the cancer of the nation. Palin fought back in Alaska and that is why many Republicans want her brought down. However, I am also "voting for McCain here in a few weeks."

32 posted on 10/12/2008 8:25:34 PM PDT by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: pissant

Rabble-rouser.


33 posted on 10/12/2008 8:26:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: teethodore; neverdem; Enchante; Admin Moderator
IBTZ!!!


34 posted on 10/12/2008 8:27:14 PM PDT by airborne (Don't pray that God is on your side. Instead, pray that you are on God's side!)
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To: Melas

McCain is camel fecum without Palin.


35 posted on 10/12/2008 8:27:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a Suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: neverdem

He is the problem with the republican party.Sarah is the cure.Conservatives versus rinos.Pure and simple.


36 posted on 10/12/2008 8:27:34 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: neverdem

I will be the first to admit that Palin is not everybody’s cup of tea. But she sure as heck works for me.

No candidate is going to be right for everybody. The Republican Party will always be an uneasy conglomeration of different people. But no Republican should be calling any other Republican a “Cancer”. This just demonstrates that the person who does so want to be in control, and doesn’t have the best interests of the party at heart.

If Palin is a Cancer, sign me up for Cancer!


37 posted on 10/12/2008 8:29:59 PM PDT by gridlock (The Democrats have attacked Motherhood. If they attack Baseball and Apple Pie, we got it made!)
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To: Melas

Actually, I wish Palin was running for President and McCain as VP.


38 posted on 10/12/2008 8:32:49 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Melas

Palin represents a young vigorous conservatism that hasn’t been seen or felt since Ronald Reagan. And no she isn’t Reagan...but none of the candidates for the Republicans were either.

Her beliefs, as far as we know, are as close to Reagan conservatism as I’ve seen since 1980 in a Republican candidate.

My PREFERENCE would have been for her to stay a governor for a few more years before being brought onto the national stage, but she came up early. She and Bobby Jindal (and Michael Steele) have the POTENTIAL to thoroughly change the “white male” stereotype of the Republican party...while keeping its core conservative values—and that just must irritate the hell out of the Blue Blood East Coast R’s.

I am glad Palin is around.


39 posted on 10/12/2008 8:33:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (A vote for Hussein is insane!)
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To: Melas
I’m sick of the cult of Palin. I just don’t get the attraction

Should McCain have chosen someone such as Lowell Weicker, Chuck Hagel, Michael Bloomberg, or Lincoln Chafee to be his running mate?

40 posted on 10/12/2008 8:34:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: teethodore; Admin Moderator
Googled him. Oh, he writes for the New York Times, and does commentary on PBS.

He's the token conservative at the NY Times and PBS' The News Hour.

So why would you quote him on this website? How is it you’re even reading his stuff? He asked suspiciously.

Suspect what you please. If you want firsthand sources, most of the time it's from the left.

All Hail Moore

I posted it here. Searching the archive couldn't retrieve it.

41 posted on 10/12/2008 8:39:10 PM PDT by neverdem (I'm praying for a Divine Intervention.)
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To: Melas
McCain had me at hello

ROFLMAO! You realize McCain is tolerated don't you? He was just about everyone's (here anyway) LAST pick... You're brave.
42 posted on 10/12/2008 8:39:41 PM PDT by Khepri (McCain said I was an extremist. So be it. Reagan Matyrs Brigades.)
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To: teethodore

That should read “Stupid person offending since 1963”.


43 posted on 10/12/2008 8:40:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (What fresh hell is this?)
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To: Jazz1968; BufordP
Sarah Palin just may be the cure to the RINO virus.

One can only hope.

44 posted on 10/12/2008 8:40:34 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Baldwin/Castle '08 - Gilmore for Senator from Virginia '08)
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To: Melas

Did you ever think maybe you’re the stupid one, and it’s smart people you’re offending?


45 posted on 10/12/2008 8:41:20 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Fiji Hill
Should McCain have chosen someone such as Lowell Weicker, Chuck Hagel, Michael Bloomberg, or Lincoln Chafee to be his running mate?

Or worse...Lindsey Graham.

46 posted on 10/12/2008 8:41:38 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Baldwin/Castle '08 - Gilmore for Senator from Virginia '08)
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To: txflake

How am I tied into all of this?


47 posted on 10/12/2008 8:43:41 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

No, even worse...George Voinovich.


48 posted on 10/12/2008 8:43:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: neverdem
Brooks is a metaphorical venereal disease to the republican party..
The republican party has become quite incestuous..
49 posted on 10/12/2008 8:44:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: neverdem; pissant

We can see from the dizzy talking and talking that the only discourse in politics is libertine, prattling discourse with no exceptions. The concerns of the talkers (including writers) about personalities and appearances are far removed from our national and foreign relations realities.

Foghorn Leghorn for President!


50 posted on 10/12/2008 8:45:02 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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