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New York Times’ “Conservative” Columnist has Found his Ideal Republican: Obama
Boycott The New York Times ^ | May 6, 2009 | Don Feder

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.

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It seems The New York Times’ conservative lapdog has found his ideal Republican — Barack Hussein Obama.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brooks; davidbrooks; dnctalkingpoints; mediabias; mediaelite; nyt; obama; obamedia; pravdamedia; yellowjournalism; zogbyism

1 posted on 05/06/2009 8:40:42 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper
"and their neglect of community".

he means socialism

2 posted on 05/06/2009 8:43:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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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...


3 posted on 05/06/2009 8:43:41 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: AIM Freeper

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....


4 posted on 05/06/2009 8:44:05 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

good post.

moderate GOP is a myth like the unicorn except for a handful of beltway types who hog the media’s attention by design


5 posted on 05/06/2009 8:45:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (You will not destroy our country without a fight replete with horror your naive ass cannot imagine)
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To: Doogle

BINGO!!!


6 posted on 05/06/2009 8:46:45 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: AIM Freeper

Put the crack pipe down,....

Now,...slowly,...and with your arms in the air, Mr. Brooks,...step away from the your computer.


7 posted on 05/06/2009 8:46:50 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Barack Obama; Our Neville Chamberlain for the New Millennium")
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To: jakerobins
We need an teaching tour to re-aquaint America with what a TRUE conservative is and what conservative values really are....

Please don't send Michael Steele on that tour.

8 posted on 05/06/2009 8:47:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: eureka!
Not a credible pundit writing for not a credible source...

Exactly. The truth will be everything opposite his rants.

9 posted on 05/06/2009 8:47:20 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: AIM Freeper
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10 posted on 05/06/2009 8:48:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: 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.

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."

11 posted on 05/06/2009 8:49:07 AM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: Diogenesis

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)


12 posted on 05/06/2009 8:52:03 AM PDT by KingofZion
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To: AIM Freeper
Here we go again... another faux conservative preaching RINOism...telling conservatives how to be good liberals.

Maybe conservatives should write columns telling lefties how to be better Marxists.

This country is soooo heading in the right direction.

13 posted on 05/06/2009 8:52:18 AM PDT by skully (Hey Benedict Arlen: you forgot to take McCain, Graham, Snowe, and Collins with you!!!)
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To: AIM Freeper

“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.


14 posted on 05/06/2009 9:08:55 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: AIM Freeper; Revolting cat!

New York Times means PRAVDA.


15 posted on 05/06/2009 9:09:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: jakerobins

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.


16 posted on 05/06/2009 9:16:29 AM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


17 posted on 05/06/2009 9:23:55 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: AIM Freeper

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.


18 posted on 05/06/2009 9:31:56 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: jakerobins
This has got to STOP! Republicans need to DEFINE THEMSELVES and stop letting Newspaper writers and other LIBS do it for them.

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.

19 posted on 05/06/2009 9:44:15 AM PDT by zlala (Victimology: The most money goes to the biggest victim.)
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To: AIM Freeper
This is precisely how the New York Slimes defines a conservative. And it shows why that hatemongering leftist rag is essentially bankrupt.
20 posted on 05/06/2009 9:51:42 AM PDT by TBP
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To: AIM Freeper

By their fruits you shall know them.


21 posted on 05/06/2009 10:27:14 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: jakerobins
Republicans need to DEFINE THEMSELVES...

Nope. Republicans ought to behave like Christian gentlemen and allow our beloved party a peaceful, honorable death.

We need a new party that promotes states' rights and strong local government. We need to lead states to return to election of The Senate by state legislators. We need strong state government ... strong enough to keep the Federal Government out of purely local affairs. The primary check and balance of our constitution: the balance between Federal and Local, is gone and we need a lot of it back.

One is a citizen of a STATE first, and the nation, second. I would love my state to be the first to reintroduce property requirements, literacy, and the payment of a poll tax to qualify its citizens as voters.

22 posted on 05/06/2009 10:28:00 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: jakerobins
Republicans need to DEFINE THEMSELVES...

Nope. Republicans ought to behave like Christian gentlemen and allow our beloved party a peaceful, honorable death. It has had a long, purpose-driven, and successful life, and as a political organization is of no further use.

We need a new party that promotes states' rights and strong local government. We need to lead states to return to election of The Senate by state legislators. We need strong state government ... strong enough to keep the Federal Government out of purely local affairs. The primary check and balance of our constitution: the balance between Federal and Local, is gone and we need a lot of it back.

One is a citizen of a STATE first, and the nation, second. I would love my state to be the first to reintroduce property requirements, literacy, and the payment of a poll tax to qualify its citizens as voters. And the very first thing I would like my state legislature to do is demand that the electors of the state demand full documentary evidence of the constitutional qualification of presidential candidates before placing them on the ballot, and witholding electoral votes, even from winning write-in candidates, until it is provided.

23 posted on 05/06/2009 10:33:52 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: AIM Freeper

When is this scumbag going to retire?


24 posted on 05/06/2009 10:56:22 AM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: AIM Freeper

Keep whistling past the graveyard. Even your behemoth Goliath of lie-ber-al propaganda, the New York Times, will be chained and padlocked, foreclose notices plastered on it’s doors by the end of the year.


25 posted on 05/06/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT by DGHoodini (God's gonna getcha!)
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