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?
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