Skip to comments.New York Times’ “Conservative” Columnist has Found his Ideal Republican: Obama
Posted on 05/06/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
In an op-ed yesterday, David Brooks The New York Times alleged conservative columnist claims Republicans downward trajectory is due to their devotion to rugged individualism and their neglect of community.
It seems The New York Times conservative lapdog has found his ideal Republican Barack Hussein Obama.
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he means socialism
David Brooks, like Kathleen Parker, Peggy Noonan, Chris Buckley and Colin Powell likes his DC cocktail parties, white wine and cheese. Not a credible pundit writing for not a credible source...
This has got to STOP! Republicans need to DEFINE THEMSELVES and stop letting Newspaper writers and other LIBS do it for them. Rush is RIGHT...We need an teaching tour to re-aquaint America with what a TRUE conservative is and what conservative values really are....
moderate GOP is a myth like the unicorn except for a handful of beltway types who hog the media’s attention by design
Put the crack pipe down,....
Now,...slowly,...and with your arms in the air, Mr. Brooks,...step away from the your computer.
Please don't send Michael Steele on that tour.
Exactly. The truth will be everything opposite his rants.
I just love it when people attack individualism as something selfish and evil.
Gandhi said to be the change you want to see in the world. That's a philosophy rooted in personal responsibility.
Could you imagine if he said "legislate the change you want to see in the world."
i doubt many conservatives read the NYT op-ed pages or give a xxxx about anything that appears on those pages.
in fact the most appealing part of modern conservatism has been the emphasis on the individual. adoption of community based socialism is a road to serfdom (and failure)
Maybe conservatives should write columns telling lefties how to be better Marxists.
This country is soooo heading in the right direction.
“David Brooks The New York Times alleged conservative columnist claims Republicans downward trajectory is due to their devotion to rugged individualism and their neglect of community.”
Yeah, with you left-wing pinkos, David, it takes a village. For conservatives, individuals can get the job done. Go soak your head and spare us your idiocy.
New York Times means PRAVDA.
Unfortunately, the voters want a Free Lunch.
“in a democracy, the people know what they want and they deserve to get it, good and hard.’
From The Never Realized Republic: Political Economy and Republican Virtue.
Polity is how societies organize themselves into governing bodies. Polity is from the Greek politeia meaning citizenship or government. Political relates to governments and the public interest. Whereas, economy relates to the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money. Together it conveys the meaning of political economy.
Republican pertains to a republic. Republic, is from the Latin res publica which conveys both the public good and the public affairs. Virtue is the motivating force and the first principle of a republic. Virtue is the desire to do good. In a republic, virtue is the basic truth on which all other truths rest.
Therefore, republican virtue is the desire to do good for the public good. However, who is to say what the public good is or what good is in general, has caused many a republican society to struggle with the duty and obligation of government. Inasmuch as polity is how, virtue is why, societies organize themselves into governing bodies.
America’s political economy is clearly based in capitalism. Capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state. Capitalism is clearly America’s political economy. Most of America’s founding fathers believed, however, that capitalism was to bring about a great era of goodwill toward all people and nations.
The main body of this work explores the heritage of republican virtue upon which the nascent capitalism of the 1790s had a tremendous impact. It is not a critique of capitalism’s worth, value, or benefit. It does however, inquire as to whether those advocates of capitalism, in the late eighteenth-century honored or dishonored their ancestral republican heritage.
To these beltway “conservatives” what we need to do is go along to get along. No priciple, no standing up for America and what is right. Nope, if we emulate the left then everything will be OK. Whatever jacknuts.
Basically, Brooks is a Republican Fascist, and no individual in the modern world represents fascism like Obama. Brooks would give anything to be Obama for a day.
This is one thing, IMO, that liberals do best...they tell the masses what conservatives are or are not. Conservatives tend to just sit and take it. It is time to stop.