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David Brooks' Broken 'Bromance' With Obama...for Now
NewsBusters ^ | September 1, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 09/01/2009 6:29:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

This is a love story that has inspired a paean. In fact, to call it mere "love" does not do justice to it. It is a special political love so intense that The New Republic has called it a "bromance" in a story titled, "The Courtship: The story behind the Obama-Brooks bromance" by Gabriel Sherman. Watch how the hot sparks instantly fly at their first meeting:

In the spring of 2005, New York Times columnist David Brooks arrived at then-Senator Barack Obama’s office for a chat. Brooks, a conservative writer who joined the Times in 2003 from The Weekly Standard, had never met Obama before. But, as they chewed over the finer points of Edmund Burke, it didn’t take long for the two men to click. “I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging,” Brooks recently told me, “but usually when I talk to senators, while they may know a policy area better than me, they generally don’t know political philosophy better than me. I got the sense he knew both better than me.”

That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” In the fall of 2006, two days after Obama’s The Audacity of Hope hit bookstores, Brooks published a glowing Times column. The headline was “Run, Barack, Run.”


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: barackobama; bromance; davidbrooks
What's with David Brooks and pants legs? He is either staring at them or getting rubbed on them.
1 posted on 09/01/2009 6:29:08 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 09/01/2009 6:30:12 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: Charles Henrickson

See that big “L” sign flashing in the sky? It is the Lutheran version of the Bat signal. I am requesting the special services of Lutherman. Read the entire article at NewsBusters and you will see the request at the tail end.


3 posted on 09/01/2009 6:33:59 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: PJ-Comix

Brooks should stop rubbing barry’s pant leg and pay attention to what the marixt is doing.

Either Brooks was never a true conservative or Brooks has been taken in by the snake oil salesman. Either way he should be ashamed


4 posted on 09/01/2009 6:34:12 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: PJ-Comix
To quote the ever estimable Ace of Spades: David Brooks "Spends hours dreamily scripting the name 'David Brooks-Obama' on the cover of his Trapper Keeper."
5 posted on 09/01/2009 6:36:08 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: PJ-Comix

I compare this to my crush on Paul McCartney.

But I was 9 at the time so I had an excuse.


6 posted on 09/01/2009 6:38:52 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe Brooks and Chrissy Mathews are twins, separated at birth.


7 posted on 09/01/2009 6:40:29 AM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: PJ-Comix

BROMANCE !!! Now, that is good...


8 posted on 09/01/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: PJ-Comix; rodguy911; Alas Babylon!; penelopesire; SE Mom; Bahbah

ROFL .. OMG .. what a fool .. such dementia!

I’m picturing Brooks, pacing by the phone, twirling his glasses ..

“will he call me, please call me ... “


9 posted on 09/01/2009 6:43:13 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: PJ-Comix

I know alot of these types. They’ve spent their whole lives studying and actually begin to believe that Philosopher-Kings are real. They’ve never managed people or had to keep a business afloat. They have no interest in the world of business. They talk nonstop about Lincoln, but they forget that Lincoln came from nothing and worked like a dog as a business lawyer with his own firm and developed his ideas and competence in the crucible of hard reality.


10 posted on 09/01/2009 6:47:09 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: devane617
"BROMANCE !!! Now, that is good..."

I think BLOWMANCE would be better!

11 posted on 09/01/2009 6:48:08 AM PDT by Jagman (They comport, We deride!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Two pseudo intellectuals got together for a gay old time, impressing themselves with themselves. One has gone on to destroy our nation. The other is doing his best to destroy the Republican Party.


12 posted on 09/01/2009 7:04:21 AM PDT by pallis
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To: PJ-Comix
Some idiot was saying that Brooks was an example of a modern conservative on MSNBC today. Is there another Brooks?
13 posted on 09/01/2009 7:24:58 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: STARWISE

ROTFLOL!!

Brook’s accolades of Obama read like the Song Of Solomon!

“Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?”

or:

“His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.”

LOL!!


14 posted on 09/01/2009 7:30:43 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: PJ-Comix

So Obama reads Burke, well I sure wish he would have read Friedman, because it is painfully obvious that he doesn’t know basic Economics. Some of the things he has said are actually quite embarrassing, like the stuff about Government insurance competing with Private insurance... what a moron, sheesh..


15 posted on 09/01/2009 7:42:13 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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To: STARWISE

Oh dear me. Poor, poor David.


16 posted on 09/01/2009 7:50:20 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: PJ-Comix

and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

IDIOT,

What is with liberals (self-important) opinion people and their obsession with pants, legs, chills up their legs, and the like..?


17 posted on 09/01/2009 8:53:14 AM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: pallis

David Brooks probably has as much influence in the Republican Party as Sen. John Heinz’s widow. Does he even call himself a Republican?


18 posted on 09/01/2009 10:03:12 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: PJ-Comix

Gay activist. That is why he hates Palin. He is angry there are Christians not celebrating bedroom activity in the Republican party. That is the center of his world and his politics. Pitiful.


19 posted on 09/01/2009 12:59:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson; Charles Henrickson
UPDATE: Our own Charles Henrickson has come up with the perfect song parody, "A Fine Bromance" sung to the tune of A Fine Romance. Now everybody follow the bouncing ball and sing along:

A fine bromance, like no other
A fine bromance, my Brooks brother
Barack and Brooks—it’s mutual admiration
Your rock-star looks are causin’ a strange sensation
A fine bromance, though you’re frazzled
A fine bromance, I’m bedazzled
I like to stare at the crease in your well-pressed pants
I’ve widened up my stance
This is a fine bromance

A fine bromance, we’re pie-chartin’
You make bromance that’s bi-partisan
You’re cooler than the clams that are down in the seaweed
You cast a glance my way and I get all wee-weed
A fine bromance, you’re my Marx guy
When we slow-dance, you make sparks fly
You make me have to cancel my “No we cant’s”
You’ve got me in a trance
This is a fine bromance

A fine bromance, with no disses
A fine bromance, Barack, this is
The “right” may be the box that a guy like I’m in
But I’m the kind writes for the New York Times in
A fine bromance, my dear comrade
A fine bromance, like you and Rahm had
I feel a tingle running now up my pants
I’ve widened up my stance
This is a fine bromance

20 posted on 09/01/2009 2:28:57 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: bcsco

Note my post #20 above.


21 posted on 09/01/2009 2:31:53 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: PJ-Comix
What's with David Brooks and pants legs? He is either staring at them or getting rubbed on them.

Hmmmmm. Makes me wonder if David Brooks and Chris Mathews are a "thing"...

22 posted on 09/01/2009 2:41:07 PM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: PJ-Comix; Charles Henrickson
Note my post #20 above.

Masterful!

23 posted on 09/01/2009 2:45:40 PM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Some of the comments at the link are great. Especially the one about “Kalifornia”. I sent that around by email. It was great!


24 posted on 09/01/2009 2:56:59 PM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: bcsco; Charles Henrickson

I got a kick out of Post #14 above about how David’s love letters to Barack from atop Brookback Mountain sounds a lot like it was out of the Song of Solomon. So true! And so FUnnie!!!


25 posted on 09/01/2009 3:31:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix ("They spent a trillion dollars on a guess?" ---Astute DUmmie observation)
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To: PJ-Comix; SaraJohnson; bcsco
I've added a link to a MIDI instrumental of the tune, to go along with the vocals of the original by Astaire & Rogers. Also, in the lyrics previously posted, I left out a "that" in the third stanza, fourth line. So here is the song with the added music link and with a typo corrected:

A FINE BROMANCE
Tune: "A Fine Romance" Original
As sung by David Brooks to Barack Obama

A fine bromance, like no other
A fine bromance, my Brooks brother
Barack and Brooks--it's mutual admiration
Your rock-star looks are causin' a strange sensation
A fine bromance, though you're frazzled
A fine bromance, I'm bedazzled
I like to stare at the crease in your well-pressed pants
I've widened up my stance
This is a fine bromance

A fine bromance, we're pie-chartin'
You make bromance that's bi-partisan
You're cooler than the clams that are down in the seaweed
You cast a glance my way and I get all wee-weed
A fine bromance, you're my Marx guy
When we slow-dance, you make sparks fly
You make me have to cancel my "No we cant's"
You've got me in a trance
This is a fine bromance

A fine bromance, with no disses
A fine bromance, Barack, this is
The "right" may be the box that a guy like I'm in
But I'm the kind that writes for the New York Times in
A fine bromance, my dear comrade
A fine bromance, like you and Rahm had
I feel a tingle running now up my pants
I've widened up my stance
This is a fine bromance

26 posted on 09/01/2009 6:59:10 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Any time I hear a reference to that song I think of Sinatra. But that’s just me...


27 posted on 09/01/2009 8:10:10 PM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: bcsco; PJ-Comix

“A Fine Romance” was written for the movie ‘Swing Time” in 1936 and was sung by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Many artists have recorded it since. Sinatra recorded the song in 1960.


28 posted on 09/01/2009 8:19:46 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: Charles Henrickson; PJ-Comix
Sinatra recorded the song in 1960.

Without looking it up, I believe that was on his first album under his own label, Reprise. The album name was Ring A Ding Ding. Another great cut from that album was In The Still Of The Night.

29 posted on 09/02/2009 5:30:14 AM PDT by bcsco (Hopey changey down the drainey...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Boy is he a sell out. I thought he was supposed to be the NYT token conservative columnist. He is nothing but a lap dog for the lefties at the Times. The SF Chronicle has Debra Saunders as their token conservative and she is pretty good, at times.


30 posted on 09/02/2009 11:12:49 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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