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Brooks: 'Tragedy' If Republicans Reject More Government, Higher Taxes
| 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
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.
Does anyone buy his “conservative” beard shtick anymore? The MSM trots him out when they need to tut tut over something.
posted on 09/14/2010 10:43:37 AM PDT
(The Victory Mosque will be built over our dead bodies over our dead bodies ...)
Brooks is a strawman conservative. He parrots the things his masters at the NYTimes want a good little “conservative” to say.
Can everybody say “douchenozzle?”
posted on 09/14/2010 10:47:14 AM PDT
(Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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?)
Only at the NYT could Brooks be considered a conservative. Well, maybe the LAT too.
posted on 09/14/2010 10:49:39 AM PDT
(If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
I’m not sure he’s a Republican. He claims to be a conservative. In the NYT, Karl Marx is a conservative.
posted on 09/14/2010 10:50:47 AM PDT
posted on 09/14/2010 10:52:14 AM PDT
by True Grit
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.
Brooks is as much a socialist as Mark “Maxie” Shields.
posted on 09/14/2010 10:54:16 AM PDT
(Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
In the NYT, Karl Marx is a conservative.
And Pol Pot is considered "centrist."
posted on 09/14/2010 10:55:33 AM PDT
(The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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.
Is that the face of a true conservative? He’s got the look of an enlightened Northeast inside the Beltway elitist moderate at best.
posted on 09/14/2010 10:58:52 AM PDT
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.
posted on 09/14/2010 11:00:47 AM PDT
David Brooks is a Moron!!
posted on 09/14/2010 11:01:15 AM PDT
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.
Let’s start holding these folks who want higher taxes, feet to the fire. Put yer money where your mouth is.
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?
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.
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.
posted on 09/14/2010 11:09:54 AM PDT
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”.
posted on 09/14/2010 11:10:42 AM PDT
by Hunton Peck
(0bama: Captain 0blivious)
WTF, GTH, and STFU!!! turd
posted on 09/14/2010 11:12:08 AM PDT
("We eat therefore we hunt...")
The Port Authority Bus Terminal certainly has some rarefied air.
posted on 09/14/2010 11:14:22 AM PDT
Brooks is too liberal for even The Weakly Standard’s milquetoast establishment small “r” republican tastes.
posted on 09/14/2010 11:16:56 AM PDT
by Buckeye Battle Cry
(Conservatives want a CHOICE not an echo - No more RINOs!)
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.
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.)
To: Hunton Peck
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?
posted on 09/14/2010 11:44:36 AM PDT
by G Larry
(I'd rather see the voters write off Obama!)
with that punchline I was expecting the byline to be Mel or Albert Brooks
Brooks needs a brain transplant.
He has lost his mind.
Don’t ever tell me again that man is Conservative!!!!!
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.
posted on 09/14/2010 12:06:37 PM PDT
by Hunton Peck
(0bama: Captain 0blivious)
You owe me a shirt. I’ll be expecting Freepmail.
posted on 09/14/2010 12:08:53 PM PDT
( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
posted on 09/14/2010 12:44:48 PM PDT
(Bitter Clinger Forever)
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.
posted on 09/14/2010 12:46:17 PM PDT
(Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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