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NYT 'House Conservative' Comes Close to Endorsing Obama
NewsBusters ^ | October 18, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 10/18/2008 9:02:19 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

David Brooks, the "House Conservative" of the New York Times, should seriously consider putting his self-description as "conservative" in quotes at all times in order to comply with truth in packaging. I mean how conservative can you be when liberal sources are quoting you favorably, especially when you sound like, without quite saying so, you are endorsing Barack Obama? The liberal New Republic cites Brooks favorably for his almost endorsement of The One:

Has David Brooks Endorsed Obama?

Not in so many words, but please continue:

Well, not exactly. After all, he has one paragraph in his column in Friday's Times in which he speculates that Obama might be reticent, stand-offish, ineffectual.

The rest is a well thought-out and (as usual) elegantly written argument for Obama's character as a portend of an intelligent and considered presidency. It's not only that the economy will protect against wild supplemental spending. Obama, Brooks argues, is not a crusader. He measures ideas by the likeliness of their progressive effect.

Here is the David Brooks Obama acclamation column that The New Republic Editor, Marty Peretz, cites so favorably (emphasis):

We’ve been watching Barack Obama for two years now, and in all that time there hasn’t been a moment in which he has publicly lost his self-control. This has been a period of tumult, combat, exhaustion and crisis. And yet there hasn’t been a moment when he has displayed rage, resentment, fear, anxiety, bitterness, tears, ecstasy, self-pity or impulsiveness.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; barackobama; davidbrooks; elitists; nyt; peretz; tnr
It the NYT "House Conservative" ever became a REAL conservative, he could find himself out of a job. Oh, and now more invites to those peachy keen Manhattan parties where the guests laugh at people like Joe the Plumber and laud radicals like Bill the Bomber.
1 posted on 10/18/2008 9:02:19 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 10/18/2008 9:03:00 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (FREE the Joe Biden raw video!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

If Brooks doesn’t go Obama his wife will have a headache for the rest of her life.


3 posted on 10/18/2008 9:03:14 AM PDT by Carley (she's all out of caribou.............but does have a bracelet!!!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

He’s the HOUSE PUTZ.


4 posted on 10/18/2008 9:07:30 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Proving that blue blood is thicker than syrup...
5 posted on 10/18/2008 9:08:34 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: PJ-Comix
That's the NYT’s understanding of a conservative: someone who doesn't worship Obama, just sorta likes him a lot.
6 posted on 10/18/2008 9:10:28 AM PDT by mojito
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To: PJ-Comix
We’ve been watching Barack Obama for two years now, and in all that time there hasn’t been a moment in which he has publicly lost his self-control. This has been a period of tumult, combat, exhaustion and crisis. And yet there hasn’t been a moment when he has displayed rage, resentment, fear, anxiety, bitterness, tears, ecstasy, self-pity or impulsiveness.

Neither did the "Stepford Wives". He reminds me of them; passionless and inert. Merely doing what he's been told.

7 posted on 10/18/2008 9:11:32 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: PJ-Comix
Has Brooks said the same about President Bush, who for 8 years has kept a remarkable composure under the most vicious attacks from here and abroad, and under the absolute worst betrayal of him and our military by the UnAmerican Democrat Party?
8 posted on 10/18/2008 9:11:34 AM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: roses of sharon
Has Brooks said the same about President Bush, who for 8 years has kept a remarkable composure under the most vicious attacks from here and abroad, and under the absolute worst betrayal of him and our military by the UnAmerican Democrat Party?

Who cares? Bush is the past (thank God).

9 posted on 10/18/2008 9:13:22 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: PJ-Comix

“NYT ‘House Conservative’”

Isn’t that an OXYMORON?


10 posted on 10/18/2008 9:13:44 AM PDT by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia. Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: PJ-Comix
And yet there hasn’t been a moment when he has displayed rage, resentment, fear, anxiety, bitterness, tears, ecstasy, self-pity or impulsiveness.

In other words, he's colder than a witch's heart...

11 posted on 10/18/2008 9:13:57 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: PJ-Comix

Brooks is the David Brock of this cycle.


12 posted on 10/18/2008 9:16:21 AM PDT by enat
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To: PJ-Comix

This is the a$$ who said after the debate that McCain looked stiff in the shoulders. Wonder why that would be? Something he got in Nam?


13 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There

14 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:15 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Brooks = Gergen...who worked in the Reagan White House as their in-house liberal...who later moved to the Clinton White House...and is now a “conservative” commentator on the MSM becasue he once worked in the Reagan White House.

Folks like the NYTs and MSM outlets don’t actually employ conservatives...they keep one around as though he is an animal in the zoo to look at and learn from...there are NO conservatives in the MSM.


15 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:16 AM PDT by kjo
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To: PJ-Comix

The NYTimes token “conservative” is nothing more than another hot-tub conservative, like David Brock.
Even their names are eerily similar.


16 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: enat

Brooks can eat sh!t and die for all I care!


17 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:33 AM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: PJ-Comix

Safire this guy ain’t.


18 posted on 10/18/2008 9:17:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe Obama is more conservative than RINO McCain.


19 posted on 10/18/2008 9:20:50 AM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: PJ-Comix

I know some dead people who haven’t displayed rage, resentment, fear, anxiety, bitterness, tears, ecstasy, self-pity or impulsiveness either. Perhaps they would make good Presidents someday.


20 posted on 10/18/2008 9:27:31 AM PDT by woofie
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To: raybbr
David Brooks, Hussein, McCain, Pelosi, Reid...none of them are fit to wipe the boots of President Bush.
21 posted on 10/18/2008 9:27:49 AM PDT by roses of sharon (When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD will put him to flight (Isaiah 59:19)
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To: PJ-Comix

Anyone who watches Brooks on PBS with overt Democrat Mark Shields knows that the two of them agree a lot more than disagree. Brooks knows where is his bread is buttered and doesn’t deviate from his employers’ “liberal” line very often.


22 posted on 10/18/2008 9:29:59 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: PJ-Comix

Being the “House Conservative” of the New York Times is like being the House Conservative of Cuba.


23 posted on 10/18/2008 9:33:53 AM PDT by AZLiberty (Obama can act presidential. McCain should be President.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I say get rid of all these asshats now we never knew you and don’t let the door hit ya in the ass on the way out.


24 posted on 10/18/2008 9:47:00 AM PDT by MES401067
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To: PJ-Comix
Brooks just needs to go ahead and out himself. He's been slobbering all over Obama based upon what his “demeanor” and so believes that somehow qualifies him along with his love of the apostate Niebuhr. This token conservative for the NYT is diametrically opposed to everything conservatism stand for.
25 posted on 10/18/2008 9:58:09 AM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: PJ-Comix
We’ve been watching Barack Obama for two years now, and in all that time there hasn’t been a moment in which he has publicly lost his self-control. This has been a period of tumult, combat, exhaustion and crisis. And yet there hasn’t been a moment when he has displayed rage, resentment, fear, anxiety, bitterness, tears, ecstasy, self-pity or impulsiveness.

Things have been going Obama's way so far. He hasn't been truly tested yet.

But over the past two years, Obama has never shown evidence of that. Instead, he has shown the same untroubled self-confidence day after day.

This could be that narcissistic bubble of boundless self-regard and self-involvement. I'm not definitely saying that's what it is, but one would have expected Brooks to at least address the possibility.

He doesn't have F.D.R.'s joyful nature or Reagan's happy outlook, but he is analytical. That's why this William Ayers business doesn't stick. He may be liberal, but he is never wild. His family is bourgeois. His instinct is to flee the revolutionary gesture in favor of the six-point plan.

Brooks may actually have a valid point there. You don't have to worship Obama to recognize that he's not a hotheaded revolutionary anymore.

That doesn't mean that everything's right about the guy, just that a lot of the "Marxist" rhetoric used against him isn't hitting the mark.

I understand that view of Obama comes from looking at Saul Alinsky's book, but if you look at Obama's recent career, it hasn't been in Alinsky's mold of radical agitation very much.

26 posted on 10/18/2008 10:12:28 AM PDT by x
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To: PJ-Comix
The media and other obamination sycophants are pushing that ‘the one’ is ‘presidential’ because he's calm, cool and collected.

Like a cobra.

When someone crosses him. he lashes out - just take “Joe” for example. Joe, the ordinary citizen, sees the One unexpectedly show up on his street. He asks the anointed one a question. the One, off his teleprompter, let's the cat out the bag re his Socialist agenda.

Obamination and crew go full bore to destroy “Joe” - ordinary citizen - and no one is asking, instead, just what he means by ‘redistribution of the wealth.”

We know, of course, but he should be made to answer. The story is not “Joe” - it's the obamination’s answer.

Across the country, he has issued Marxist orders and threats to shoot down ANY one who says anything negative about him. He wants them arrested! (see video) He sends threatening letters to newspapers and radio and TV outlets that air adverse ads - even issuing orders to a state's law enforcement ...in order to control the press and citizens alike. .

“Arrest the Peasants!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

This week - letter to AG from Obamination HQ to shut down any negative reference to ACORN as a republican conspiracy = this is the kind of letters they have been systematically sending to newspapers, radio TV stations. Any question that, if in power, the FREE press and the right of us ordinary “joes” to speak out will be history - all descent will be dealt with like “Joe, the Plumber” an ordinary citizen who dared ask the anointed one an inconvenient question - especially since he voted republican in the primary? How DARE a republican speak to the anointed one.

Many of us know enough history, or experienced or had family experience, what it's like in a totalitarian regime. We can see and hear it coming. We are beyond alarmed to downright afraid.

We must remember that the obamination will not be able to take over our country by himself. But we tend to forget that his puppeteers in DC, masquerading as democrats, will make sure we become a Marxist nation...and they will have the obamination’s “Praetorian Guard” across the country to keep us in line - or off to “Siberia” and retraining camps.

His “Praetorian Guard” - in his own words - This need to be an ad and brought up on TV and make him explain -

His intention to create a “National Civilian” Police Force - Jack Boots and Brown Shirts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwaAVJITx1Y

Where on earth is the drum beat for voting straight ticket - and not letting the reids and pelosies and Maxines Waters and barneys and the rest stay in power, bony hands firmly gripping the wheel of state?

Where is the cry: “Can we afford 2-4 more years of THIS congress?

The latest: he sent a letter to the AG - just yesterday! - to demand they stop McCain/Palin and the republicans ads and stories about his involvement with ACORN or the rampant fraud — the outfit he has has been involved with for many years (and is proven) and to whom he PROMISED, just recently, that he would bring them into his fold even BEFORE he took office and include them in policy decisions. (see letter and video)

below VIDEO of the obamination just recently PROMISING ACORN that that he would bring them into his fold even BEFORE he took office and included in policy decisions.

http://roadsassy.com/2008/10/11/caught-on-tapeobama-promising-acorn-that-they-will-help-shape-his-policies-in-the-white-house/

Letter from the obamanation campaign - JUST YESTERDAY- to AG Mukasey. Echoes of Marxism - shut down all oppostion.

read first paragraph, page 2. and the first para

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/Obama-Mukasey/?resultpage=2&;

pg one
http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/Obama-Mukasey/?resultpage=1&;

Pray hard - but work harder. (And don't think our names are not already being compiled on an enemies of the state list. Alarmist? No. A student of history. If it looks like...)

SAVE the video links in your email box and send to everyone you know...

27 posted on 10/18/2008 10:16:46 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: maine-iac7

OOPS - I posted incomplete link in my post #27 - to the obaminations order to arrest the peasants-

here it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIenDGSAdPA


28 posted on 10/18/2008 10:20:57 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: raybbr
Who cares? Bush is the past (thank God).

Right!

We'd be ever so much better off if, on 9-11, we'd have had a President Gore or President Kerry.

need I post "EXTREME sarq!"?

After your post, I need to go out and get some pure, unadulterated sunshine to wash away the crap

29 posted on 10/18/2008 10:34:32 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: PJ-Comix

It’s not just in the Times )p-Ed pages, I often want to puke whenever he’s on the Lehrer show and says, “I agree with Mark” (shields), one of the most liberal analysts ever.


30 posted on 10/18/2008 11:03:24 AM PDT by wildbill
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We'd be ever so much better off if, on 9-11, we'd have had a President Gore or President Kerry.

Wow! Where did that come from? I am glad Bush is done. I cannot stand the man any longer. He has been raised up to a pedestal he does not deserve.

After your post, I need to go out and get some pure, unadulterated sunshine to wash away the crap

Good! It appears you have too much in your brain.

31 posted on 10/18/2008 11:29:55 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: wildbill
I don't often watch the Lehrer show but caught it last night. Both were talking about the McCain campaign in the manner of a post-mortem, as if the election were over. Brooks always pretends to be lamenting how the Republicans are screwing up their chances.

Either he was never a conservative, or he is suffering from Stockholm syndrome.

A week ago he had a column lambasting Republicans for failing to show proper deference and respect to their sophisticated intellectual superiors (like the people Brooks hangs out with). It never occurred to him to turn the question around and ask why the liberal sophisticates have such contempt for ordinary Americans in flyover country.

32 posted on 10/18/2008 12:13:53 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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