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David Brooks: "Bennett's Loss in Utah a 'Damn Outrage'" (Confirms Tea Party hit one Out-Of-The-Park)
media research center ^ | 5/9/10 | brent baker

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 Sunday’s Meet the Press reacting to Republican Senator Bob Bennett’s loss Saturday at Utah’s 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 NBC’s 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, NPR’s 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 he’s not sufficiently conservative?”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
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We need some more discipline like that shown in Utah.
1 posted on 05/10/2010 2:57:46 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

It’s only the beginning.....


2 posted on 05/10/2010 2:59:59 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: bestintxas
...he's losing his career ...

A 76 year-old who has been a Senator for 12 years! A bit over the top I would say.

3 posted on 05/10/2010 3:00:17 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: bestintxas
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.

Sorry - a "good" conservative does not support Socialism.

4 posted on 05/10/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT by FatherofFive (0bama is dangerous and must be stopped.)
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To: bestintxas

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.


5 posted on 05/10/2010 3:04:05 PM PDT by mono
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To: bestintxas

David Brooks calling himself a conservative is a “damn outrage”.


6 posted on 05/10/2010 3:04:28 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: bestintxas

Has Peggy Noonan, the other faux conservative columnist, weighed in on this story?


7 posted on 05/10/2010 3:05:52 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: FatherofFive

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-——


8 posted on 05/10/2010 3:07:24 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: rightwingextremist1776

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.


9 posted on 05/10/2010 3:07:32 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: bestintxas
No Davey ... it's the politics of the American ... something we've all been wanting for a long, long time.


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.

10 posted on 05/10/2010 3:07:34 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: FatherofFive

Sorry - a “good” conservative does not support Socialism.

All covered in one sentence! POST OF THE DAY!!


11 posted on 05/10/2010 3:07:39 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: rightwingextremist1776

I hope you are right. We’re trying.


12 posted on 05/10/2010 3:08:03 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: exit82

Why is Brooks really angry? I would say it is because he has lost a source that leaked him information.


13 posted on 05/10/2010 3:09:44 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: bestintxas

Yo Davey,,,,we’ve only just begun!


14 posted on 05/10/2010 3:11:00 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: bestintxas

When is that asshat Brooks gonna stop pretending to be a conservative?


15 posted on 05/10/2010 3:11:07 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Fili-bust her. Bork her. Bork her hard. She needs it.)
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To: FatherofFive

>>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.


16 posted on 05/10/2010 3:12:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: bestintxas

It must be a good thing as all the correct people are sputtering.


17 posted on 05/10/2010 3:15:29 PM PDT by chickadee
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To: bestintxas

If David Brooks doesn’t like it, you know it has to be good for the Republican Party and the country.


18 posted on 05/10/2010 3:16:15 PM PDT by pallis
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To: bestintxas
The undeniable fact that both the RINO establishment and the radical Left are crapping themselves in fear is proof positive that the Tea Party is a universal force to be reckoned with! HOO-AH!

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

19 posted on 05/10/2010 3:16:36 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: bestintxas

Can you hear us now, GOP?


20 posted on 05/10/2010 3:16:43 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: basil
I still support term limits—but how on earth would we get elected officials to support limiting themselves?

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.

21 posted on 05/10/2010 3:17:44 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: bestintxas
a non-violent coup because they denied the sitting Senator even a chance of getting on the primary

The people have spoken..........now get out of here!

22 posted on 05/10/2010 3:20:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut butter was just peanut butter until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: bestintxas

congressional seats were never meant to be nor should they be ‘career’ positions

Can You Hear Us NOW??


23 posted on 05/10/2010 3:20:56 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: bestintxas

Brooks must be a Charlie Crist fan, too....


24 posted on 05/10/2010 3:21:05 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Times Square: A law enforcement success made possible by an intellingence failure.)
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To: bestintxas
“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 he’s not sufficiently conservative?”

Only because he not conservative, PERIOD! The rest of your idiotic spewing, as usual is pure B.S. Juan!

25 posted on 05/10/2010 3:31:26 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: TexasRedeye

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!


26 posted on 05/10/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT by melsec
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To: bestintxas

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.


27 posted on 05/10/2010 3:32:20 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: bestintxas

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.


28 posted on 05/10/2010 3:34:45 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: bestintxas

Bennet and Brooks should both be burned at the stake. Film at 11!


29 posted on 05/10/2010 3:36:36 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Melchior

Brooks is afraid that the Times is going down the dumper!


30 posted on 05/10/2010 3:38:43 PM PDT by BobNative
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To: clintonh8r

“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.


31 posted on 05/10/2010 3:40:15 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: bestintxas

Michael Medved had on David Frum today so that they could weep on each other’s shoulders over the outrage.


32 posted on 05/10/2010 3:42:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (MITT: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: brushcop; Carry_Okie; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; tubebender; hedgetrimmer; forester; ...
Ya, but you know what? Putting CONgress on term limits is actually trying to put our system of self/representative government on automatic pilot!

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!!!

33 posted on 05/10/2010 3:49:16 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Contempt of Congress" used to be a minor crime. Now it's a badge of honor!!!)
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To: bestintxas
Republicans have to learn that “bipartisan” and “compromise” are by definition not one way streets.

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.

34 posted on 05/10/2010 3:49:18 PM PDT by RJL
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To: bestintxas
whats outrageous is, a sitting congresswhore voting against the will of the people that put him there...
35 posted on 05/10/2010 3:50:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RJL
when good and evil compromise, evil always wins...
36 posted on 05/10/2010 3:52:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: jessduntno

“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.


37 posted on 05/10/2010 3:53:09 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

“That’s a destination we’re heading towards with all ram-jets on full throttle.”

Well said.


38 posted on 05/10/2010 3:56:10 PM PDT by jessduntno (Kagan...Fili-bust-her. She needs a good Borking.)
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To: FatherofFive
"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." Sorry - a "good" conservative does not support Socialism.

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.

39 posted on 05/10/2010 3:58:47 PM PDT by rockhardo (Socialism creates its own hell.)
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To: bestintxas

YAHOO!!!!


40 posted on 05/10/2010 4:04:15 PM PDT by majormaturity
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To: bestintxas

You have to wonder if Rats even know what a real conservative is.


41 posted on 05/10/2010 4:04:33 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: jessduntno

RE: “When is that asshat Brooks gonna stop pretending to be a conservative?”

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Agree — and this Bennett ‘loss’ in Utah was excellent news! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!


42 posted on 05/10/2010 4:05:45 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: bestintxas

A Brooks lament is a cause for celebration.


43 posted on 05/10/2010 4:08:44 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: bestintxas

I pray that the TP can hold on through November.


44 posted on 05/10/2010 4:12:52 PM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: bestintxas

Headline: David Brooks outraged that Utah Republicans pick the candidate of their choice.


45 posted on 05/10/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT by Will88
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To: bestintxas
Kick all the “incumbants” out!
46 posted on 05/10/2010 5:26:58 PM PDT by White Bear ("Una salus victus nullam sperare salutem" - The one hope of the doomed is not to hope for safety.)
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To: bestintxas

David Brooks is not a conservative. He only plays one on TV.


47 posted on 05/10/2010 5:36:06 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: pepsionice

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!


48 posted on 05/10/2010 5:42:36 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: exit82; SierraWasp
ROFLMAO!!! David Brooks calling himself a conservative is a “damn outrage”.
49 posted on 05/10/2010 5:43:04 PM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt

Ping a Ling...


50 posted on 05/10/2010 5:48:06 PM PDT by tubebender ( I don't suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute of it...)
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