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Brooks: 'Tragedy' If Republicans Reject More Government, Higher Taxes
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/14/2010 10:41:36 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

If a RINO is a Republican In Name Only, let's coin a new acronym for David Brooks: RINYTO: Republican In New York Times Only. For only in the Gray Lady's bailiwick could Brooks be considered much of a Republican.

Take his current column in the Times. Brooks warns Republicans on the verge of regaining power that it would be nothing short of a "tragedy" if they were to oppose . . . more government and higher taxes.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2manylaws; 2manytaxes; 2muchcontrol; 2muchgovernment; biggovernment; davidbrooks; newyorktimes; taxes

1 posted on 09/14/2010 10:41:44 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

“Republican” Brooks wants more government, higher taxes. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/14/2010 10:43:23 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does anyone buy his “conservative” beard shtick anymore? The MSM trots him out when they need to tut tut over something.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 10:43:37 AM PDT by jessduntno (The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
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To: jessduntno

Brooks is a strawman conservative. He parrots the things his masters at the NYTimes want a good little “conservative” to say.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 10:46:34 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: jessduntno

Can everybody say “douchenozzle?”


5 posted on 09/14/2010 10:47:14 AM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
NY Times Deathwatch

New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says (50% cut in newsroom staff?) (Atlantic ^ | 9/9/10 | Kevin Fallon)


6 posted on 09/14/2010 10:48:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Only at the NYT could Brooks be considered a conservative. Well, maybe the LAT too.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 10:49:39 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m not sure he’s a Republican. He claims to be a conservative. In the NYT, Karl Marx is a conservative.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 10:50:47 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How about spending less.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 10:52:14 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: jessduntno
Does anyone buy his “conservative” beard shtick anymore? The MSM trots him out when they need to tut tut over something.

Speaking of beards, he looks less than masculine in that picture, if you catch my drift.

10 posted on 09/14/2010 10:54:13 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Seruzawa

Brooks is as much a socialist as Mark “Maxie” Shields.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 10:54:16 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Brilliant
In the NYT, Karl Marx is a conservative.

And Pol Pot is considered "centrist."

12 posted on 09/14/2010 10:55:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
There are millions of voters who, while alarmed by the Democrats’ lavish spending, still look to government to play some positive role.

What a stupid knee jerk cliche. What about all the government spending before the Democraps took over? By what indice was that "too little" ? Why does that not deserve a debate?.. This guy is just a shill.

13 posted on 09/14/2010 10:56:53 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is that the face of a true conservative? He’s got the look of an enlightened Northeast inside the Beltway elitist moderate at best.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 10:58:52 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: Brilliant

Hey Brooksie...Just keep thinking that way and tell everyone around the NYT writers’ areas of your beliefs. Maybe you can even get (o)bama to utter the same words too. I hope the entire Dem ticket utters those words.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 11:00:47 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

David Brooks is a Moron!!


16 posted on 09/14/2010 11:01:15 AM PDT by ontap
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dear Mr Brooks,

Since you sincerely believe that higher taxes and a larger federal government are necessary for society to continue, please forward your voluntary contribution to:

ATTN Dept G
Bureau of the Public Dept
PO BOX 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

In the memo section, notate that your check is a gift to reduce public debt.

Thank You!!!

Let’s start holding these folks who want higher taxes, feet to the fire. Put yer money where your mouth is.


17 posted on 09/14/2010 11:02:24 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Brooks apparently believes we don't have enough government and that taxes are too low. I'd say that makes him a Republican only in the rarefied air of 8th Ave. between 40th & 41st streets.

Port Authority Bus Terminal?
18 posted on 09/14/2010 11:03:28 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Brooks is a Hamiltonian. And Hamiltonian's are not on the Right. The old Hamiltonian Jacksonian/Jeffersonian fight continues. The Hamiltonian's joined up with the Left in the first decade of the 20th Century.
19 posted on 09/14/2010 11:09:12 AM PDT by cowboyusa
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Of those two great fonts of liberal faith - the NYT and the WaPo - at least the WaPo is big enough to allow real conservatives, like Charles Krauthammer, regular space on the editorial page.

The Times is so craven that only dainty, Ivy League eunuchs like Brooks and Ross Douthat are even allowed to broach a hint of dissension from the great unanimous chorus of truth.

20 posted on 09/14/2010 11:09:54 AM PDT by mojito
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Back when he was writing for the Weekly Standard, Brooks was their most shallow, insubstantial, style-obsessed columnist — kind of a metrosexual male version of Peggy Noonan — which made him a perfect fit to be the NYT’s token “conservative”.


21 posted on 09/14/2010 11:10:42 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (0bama: Captain 0blivious)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

WTF, GTH, and STFU!!! turd


22 posted on 09/14/2010 11:12:08 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: Signalman

The Port Authority Bus Terminal certainly has some rarefied air.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 11:14:22 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Brooks is too liberal for even The Weakly Standard’s milquetoast establishment small “r” republican tastes.


24 posted on 09/14/2010 11:16:56 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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To: mojito
I like Krauthammer at times, but he's a neo-con too, just like David Brooks and the previous token conservative on the NY Times editorial page, his former employer, William Kristol, and arguably even his predecessor as the 'right guy' on the left page, William Saffire. And Brooks, like David Frum, the other famous neo-conservative edging back toward the Democratic party, he's also ... a Canadian.
25 posted on 09/14/2010 11:18:21 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Hunton Peck
The Iowahawk Parody 'I'm Beginning to Believe This Obama Fellow Is Unequal to the Task' describes the faux 'conservatives' Brooks, Frum, Noonan and Parker perfectly.
26 posted on 09/14/2010 11:42:39 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess those blackmail photo’s the Clinton’s dug up, haven’t outlived their usefulness.....

Does Brooks believe anybody buys either his “Republican” label or his “More Gov’t, Higher Taxes” pitch?


27 posted on 09/14/2010 11:44:36 AM PDT by G Larry (I'd rather see the voters write off Obama!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

with that punchline I was expecting the byline to be Mel or Albert Brooks


28 posted on 09/14/2010 11:45:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Brooks needs a brain transplant.
He has lost his mind.

Don’t ever tell me again that man is Conservative!!!!!


29 posted on 09/14/2010 11:54:55 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Servant of the Cross

Now, that’s funny, though the part near the end where he rationalizes their having been so wrong (”attuned to the latest social trends”) reminds me too much of the way RiNOs I know actually think to be funny.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 12:06:37 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (0bama: Captain 0blivious)
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To: shankbear

You owe me a shirt. I’ll be expecting Freepmail.


31 posted on 09/14/2010 12:08:53 PM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He has a purdy mouth.


32 posted on 09/14/2010 12:44:48 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: Jack Black

If Brooks is Canadian, that explains a lot. A Conservative Canadian is one that is left of Harry Read. Liberals in Canada are even further left than Dems and the NDP is an unabashed party of the union worker.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 12:46:17 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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