Skip to comments.David Brooks: "Bennett's Loss in Utah a 'Damn Outrage'" (Confirms Tea Party hit one Out-Of-The-Park)
Posted on 05/10/2010 2:57:46 PM PDT by bestintxas
This is a damn outrage, a disgusted David Brooks, the faux conservative columnist for the New York Times, declared on Sundays Meet the Press reacting to Republican Senator Bob Bennetts loss Saturday at Utahs Republican convention which chose two others to compete in a June primary for the seat. Brooks fretted he was punished for being a good conservative who was trying to get things done by bravely working with Democrats on health care and supporting TARP. Now, he repeated, he's losing his career over that. And it's just a damn outrage.
Sitting beside Brooks on NBCs roundtable, liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr,. a former New York Times correspondent, saw almost a non-violent coup because they denied the sitting Senator even a chance of getting on the primary ballot.
Over on Fox News Sunday, NPRs Juan Williams expressed exasperation: This is evidence of how the American political center is losing, on the right wing of the party a guy like Bob Bennett, who is a right-wing conservative, is being driven out because hes not sufficiently conservative?
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It’s only the beginning.....
A 76 year-old who has been a Senator for 12 years! A bit over the top I would say.
Sorry - a "good" conservative does not support Socialism.
I was shocked too, weeks ago when I read he was probably gonna get bounced at the convention. I always thought he was a staunch conservative, but I guess not conservative enough. Hey, they followed the rules. So be it.
David Brooks calling himself a conservative is a “damn outrage”.
Has Peggy Noonan, the other faux conservative columnist, weighed in on this story?
I still support term limits—but how on earth would we get elected officials to support limiting themselves?
I do hope that this is just the beginning-——
If I were a small time Democratic player in any state...I’d start to consider this vast wave coming. It’s just just Democrats that will fall...but a group of Republicans who haven’t exactly delivered much worth talking about. This is the kind of election that you used to talk about in terms of the ‘worst-case’ scenario.
Why bother putting serious money into a Democratic candidate in 2010? This is the biggest question that exists now. I’d hold back for 2012.
Especially we whom were very stupid for a long time.
We're awake, aware and pissed off and demand to be respected and represented.
The phrase GFY readily comes to mind.
Sorry - a “good” conservative does not support Socialism.
All covered in one sentence! POST OF THE DAY!!
I hope you are right. We’re trying.
Why is Brooks really angry? I would say it is because he has lost a source that leaked him information.
Yo Davey,,,,we’ve only just begun!
When is that asshat Brooks gonna stop pretending to be a conservative?
>>Sorry - a “good” conservative does not support Socialism.<<
May I suggest a “real” conservative does not support Socialism. But that is what you meant, I am sure :)
Utah has it right: make all the RINOs pay.
It must be a good thing as all the correct people are sputtering.
If David Brooks doesn’t like it, you know it has to be good for the Republican Party and the country.
Can you hear us now, GOP?
I do too.
ANSWER: WE the PEOPLE put mega-pressure for term limit legislation.
No more Bennett, Byrd, Kennedy, Reid, etc., etc. leeches. No matter how "great" you are, or sorry, you only have a finite time as a pol in our government, back to citizen public servants, no more royalty.
The people have spoken..........now get out of here!
congressional seats were never meant to be nor should they be ‘career’ positions
Can You Hear Us NOW??
Brooks must be a Charlie Crist fan, too....
Only because he not conservative, PERIOD! The rest of your idiotic spewing, as usual is pure B.S. Juan!
Compare this to your Founding Fathers who had to be pressed into service for the country. It wasn’t a “career” to them it was hard tough service of the people.
This sort of entitlement thinking is a major part of the problem!
It seems that Brooks considers it a real shame that people from a constituency have any say about who their representatives should be. I suppose that he would prefer that only the chattering class in Washington have a say in matters of such importance.
The NEW definition of a conservative is:
One who is principled enough to give the Marxist Rats the finger even when they use billions of taxpayer dollars to bribe him into voting for their anti-American, unconstitutionsl legislation, regardless of whether the bill has been written, or what method the Rats have chosen ram it down the throat of legal US Citizens.
Moderate conservative is all of the above, but is brave enough and patriotic enough to call Democrats bald-faced liars on the floor of the House or Senate chamber while in session and favors Joe McCarthy style inquisition to rid the government and country of subversive Marxist/ Communist Infiltrators/traitors.
Ultra conservatives believe Ronald Reagan was a soft leftist plant in the Republican party and that The leftist Commies in government and institutions of higher learning should be forcefully driven into jobs for companies whose voting members represent an new form of taxpayer-union. These companies will provide will provide transportation for illegal aliens back to their country of origin and serve as rick-shaw operators in the urban areas currently devastated by years of their leftist policies.
Bennet and Brooks should both be burned at the stake. Film at 11!
Brooks is afraid that the Times is going down the dumper!
“Brooks must be a Charlie Crist fan, too....”
Bet on it.
The only people that believe David Brooks is a conservative voice are those at the New York Yimes.
Michael Medved had on David Frum today so that they could weep on each other’s shoulders over the outrage.
Once you get it done, like we have here in CA, it still doesn't do as much good as eternal vigilance because it throws the babies out with the bathwater!!!
Besides, it becomes a lobbyist's dream world with a new team of legislators to "break in" every so many years. They literally "train" and "groom" lawmakers non-stop and hire the graduates for their lobbying firm.
Even though we got rid of Willie Brown, we STILL haven't removed enough crazed liberal Demonicrats and things just keep getting worser and worser, faster and faster!!!
If they “compromise” giving the Democrats half of what they want, so too, should Republicans be getting half of what they want.
Sadly, Republicans think that a constant stream of giving Democrat just half of what Democrats want, with nothing in return is just dandy, when in reality it's Charlie Brown (not) kicking the football as Lucy pulls it away time and again.
“When is that asshat Brooks gonna stop pretending to be a conservative?”
I suspect that by David’s standards that he IS a conservative. But what this really tells us where he thinks the center is. Where he’d put it is far to the left of where any “conservative” I know would put it. It is also an attempt on his part to control the conversation by defining for us in fly-over country what is right, left and center. It tells us that he understands nothing about socialism. His kind of center is only partly socialist. But only partly socialist is like being only partially pregnant. You either are or you aren’t. What so many on the rest of the political spectrum don’t understand is that anything but conservative is incremental socialism and all socialism ends up where the Soviet Union went. Bankrupt. That’s a destination we’re heading towards with all ram-jets on full throttle.
“Thats a destination were heading towards with all ram-jets on full throttle.”
By now, if you are still doing business with liberal fascists, you are either a collaborator (McCain, Graham) or you are too stupid to understand (Snowe) that you cannot do business with them. In any negotiation with liberal fascists, you will be required to surrender your principles, in exchange for which you will get nothing. Just as Muslims are taught by the Koran to deceive the infidel, liberal fascists have no moral boundary that requires them to act in good faith, honesty, or integrity. Anything is acceptable that promotes the cause of international totalitarian marxism. When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
You have to wonder if Rats even know what a real conservative is.
RE: “When is that asshat Brooks gonna stop pretending to be a conservative?”
Agree — and this Bennett ‘loss’ in Utah was excellent news! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!
A Brooks lament is a cause for celebration.
I pray that the TP can hold on through November.
Headline: David Brooks outraged that Utah Republicans pick the candidate of their choice.
David Brooks is not a conservative. He only plays one on TV.
I was at the library a few weeks ago—I left and a nice lady approached me outside with a petition, explaining she was running for the state legislature, she’s a mom, concerned with the way things were going, etc....She asked me to sign her petition and although I usually will sign just about any petition because I think people should vote on the issues, I couldn’t as she was a Democrat.
I told her I wouldn’t be supporting Democrats on any level this year or any year because I vehemently disagree how her Party is leading this country to ruin!
She looked shocked to say the least. I hope I wasn’t the only one to express such sentiments in my pretty conservative area. I was very nice about it, though!
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