Skip to comments.The Mother of All No-Brainers (David Brooks Massive Barf Alert)
Posted on 07/05/2011 5:09:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
The Republicans have changed American politics since they took control of the House of Representatives. They have put spending restraint and debt reduction at the top of the national agenda. They have sparked a discussion on entitlement reform. They have turned a bill to raise the debt limit into an opportunity to put the U.S. on a stable fiscal course.
Republican leaders have also proved to be effective negotiators. They have been tough and inflexible and forced the Democrats to come to them. The Democrats have agreed to tie budget cuts to the debt ceiling bill. They have agreed not to raise tax rates. They have agreed to a roughly 3-to-1 rate of spending cuts to revenue increases, an astonishing concession.
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Not fit to govern? David Brooks seems to forget that for the FIRST TIME in history, the Democrats have failed to offer a budget for two years in a row.
Then again, independent voters ARE morons.
The folks willing to compromise are taking a big risk, if you ask me. Republicans are foolish is they help the Democrats win another round.
Brooks seems to think that ‘compromise’ is the beginning and ending of this discussion.
I’m getting more and more of a sense from folks I know who aren’t as into politics as I am that this isn’t true. To many more people than Brooks knows, stopping this madness is the real key to showing which party is fit to lead.
through codification the republicans (99.9%) have abdicated their position as lawmakers and become willing "useful idiots" to the machinations of the democratic party (albeit) socialists.
To tell a dark failing of mine, having voted for Carter in my first election (and regretting it to this day) with the exception of Regan and to some extent Bush V.2, the crappy politicians that we have saddled ourselves with and the wonderfully stupid carbon units that keep re-electing crooks and perverts to Washington we get what we deserve, so how about we all get together and force DC to stop spending what they don't have, through (for the time being) non-violent actions.
Like Newt, Brooks has been around too long.
The members of this movement do not accept the legitimacy of scholars and intellectual authorities.
So it’s the obvious, “no brainer” compromise, when spending goes from 19% of the budget to 38% in a few years, to RAISE TAXES as well as to cut spending? Not just to take the darn spending back to where it was??
So the trade is a few hundred million in ‘revenue increases’ in exchange for lowering the future debt by 3 to 4 trillion?
If so, it seems to me that the DEMS should forgo the symbolic ‘revenue increases’ and PROVE TO THE WORLD that they are the responsible party and are willing to make the hard choices.
Of course all this is fake. Bush-41 was promised loads of spending cuts, also, in exchange for the tax increases that cost him his job. Did those cuts come? They did, 4 years later, but only after the Republicans owned Congress.
These Republicans don’t seem to be that stupid, but with this piece by David Brooks, they may not be able to hold out much more (who wants to be attacked in the NYTs).
Precisely—you’ve put your finger on the line that gives him away!
There is nothing worse then the over educated useful idiots of Washington.
Billy Kristol (pukeneo chief, McCain campaign mastermind, Fox talking head).
Kristol acceptance speech: "Thank you very much. But I could not have done it without the help of all the neos--David Frum, Michael Gerson, David Brooks, Richard Perle.....and my Dearest Departed Daddy."
"Sniffle---my Dearest Daddy (who was Giuliani's foreign policy advisor) wrote:
"The historical task and political purpose of neoconservatism is.....to convert the
Republican Party and American conservatism in general, against their
respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to
governing a modern democracy."
"I especially want to thank punkneo Douglas Feith for faking documents on his
home computer so we punkneos could dupe our lapdog, President Bush."
"Without Doug we would not have been able to transfer trillions of US dollars
into the Mideast, into the pockets of war profiteers, which enabled Richard Perle
to startup an oil business in Iraq with his cut."
Kristol smirked: "Making Iraq safe for Perle's oil business with US tax dollars was truly a noble punkneo effort."
Um...perhaps you might to brush up a bit more on Whitaker Chambers. I have read his autobiography ("Witness"), biography, and many of his articles and I can assure you he was most definitely anti-left.
(1) media prostitution,
(2) editing stupid magazines subsidized by offshore wire transfers,
(3) infiltratng the US government,
(4) endless think-tank pontificating on how nice it is to goad the US military into invading foreign countries of the pukes choosing,
(5) cheerleading amnesty, National Greatness, America as Empire, endless war, and John McCain,
(6) squatting in the Repub Party, hoping to destroy it from within,
(7) religious cleansing of the Repub Party, and,
(8) kicking so/con Repubs to the curb.
Is "neocons are sucking up bigtime b/c Repub party regulars kicked them out on their filthy behinds" too strong an observation?
When you get your info from sites like StormFront and DUmmieland you end up looking completely foolish which you just did. FACT: Despite the rumors from the usual suspects (StormFront and DUmmieland among others) from about 3 years ago, Perle has NO oil business. Check it out with a bit of research.
Sorry Brooks, but I have never met an “intellectual authoritiy.” I suppose you are referring to yourself. What a joke.
Giving vent to your inner Ilsa the Shewolf?