Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

[NYT's David] Brooks Breaks Up with Obama (Torrid MSM Bromance Ends in Tears)
National Review Online ^ | 9/21/2011 | Patrick Brennan

Posted on 09/21/2011 3:48:53 PM PDT by mojito

David Brooks admitted in his column yesterday what conservatives have long suspected: He really, really liked Obama. In fact, he’s “a sap.” Here are ten examples of his sappiness over time.

10. David Brooks thought he had a wonderful plan for poverty reduction. Why? “A neighborhood is a moral ecosystem, and Obama, the former community organizer, seems to have a . . . feel for that.”

9. In a 2009 profile of Brooks in The New Republic, the columnist describes Obama as capable of holding his own as an intellectual: “He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room.” Brooks was even impressed by Obama’s “perfectly creased pants.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: davidbrooks; mancrush; obama; yucky
All disturbingly gay mancrushes must come to an end sometime.

David just needs some time alone to sort things out.

1 posted on 09/21/2011 3:48:58 PM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: mojito
Here's Brooks’ confession:

“I’m a sap, a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/opinion/brooks-obama-rejects-obamaism.html?_r=1

2 posted on 09/21/2011 3:51:52 PM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
Obama belongs here!

3 posted on 09/21/2011 3:52:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room.”

Man, just when you thought you hit the bottom of human stupidity.  These people were seriously delusional.

4 posted on 09/21/2011 3:53:29 PM PDT by softwarecreator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

Sounds like infatuation.

Loving what you THINK the other person is and not what the person really is.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 3:54:05 PM PDT by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

Oh, Man Up, David. (IF that’s possible, LOL!) Ask any woman - we’ve all been taken in at one time or another by a sweet-talking empty suit, LOL!

No tears from me. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get on with it!


6 posted on 09/21/2011 3:54:39 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

Sorry David, he’s just not that in to you any more.


7 posted on 09/21/2011 3:57:22 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
I remember so many presstitutes gushing these kinds of platitudes prior to O's inauguration. It was suffocatingly sickening.

The cold, hard reality is finally hitting these fawning acolytes and they're a laughing stock to anyone with any sense.

8 posted on 09/21/2011 3:58:51 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

“A neighborhood is a moral ecosystem”

Maybe that’s just the reason husseins plans didn’t work out. When the neighborhoods backing you have the moral equivilancy of a sewer, then you commit yourself to swimming with turds.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 4:01:34 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
David Brooks is an IDIOT...

Anyone with common sense didn't believe Obama for a second.

10 posted on 09/21/2011 4:01:51 PM PDT by Florida native
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mojito
“A neighborhood is a moral ecosystem, and Obama, the former community organizer, seems to have a . . . feel for that.”

That right there tells you the guy is a sap. The sort of academic gibberish picked up by a pseudo-student who never finished a legitimate advanced degree.

11 posted on 09/21/2011 4:06:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

I’ll bet that Brooks has a poster of Obama on his bedroom wall which he uses as, well, “inspiration” for his bedtime
pleasures.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 4:09:25 PM PDT by OldPossum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Florida native

I have no problem admitting I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. That said, I didn’t fall for OB1 one nanosecond


13 posted on 09/21/2011 4:21:56 PM PDT by stormhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: mojito

Mr. Brooks has a problem of writing and voting with the wrong head. What a mental case.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 4:25:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: OldPossum

“A neighborhood is a moral ecosystem, and Obama, the former community organizer, seems to have a . . . feel for that.”

Hey stupid, he still has a feel for that. First you intimidate and threaten and then you get the money. How is that for feel. He is still doing it, you jackass! So who is the sap, we told you three years ago.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 4:26:09 PM PDT by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: stormhill

Same here...just ordinary Florida Native...common sense by the grace of the Good Lord.


16 posted on 09/21/2011 4:31:23 PM PDT by Florida native
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: mojito

If you read his column carefully, what’s really griping Brooks is that Obama isn’t socking the elderly enough and instead is raising Brooks’ taxes. And here Brooks thought Obama was a moderate. Drat. Fooled by the crease in Obama’s pants.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 4:37:55 PM PDT by BusterBear
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
The writer missed what's behind all this. From Brooks's April 26, 2007 column, "Obama: Gospel and Verse":

Yesterday evening I was interviewing Barack Obama and we were talking about effective foreign aid programs in Africa. His voice was measured and fatigued, and he was taking those little pauses candidates take when they’re afraid of saying something that might hurt them later on.

Out of the blue I asked, “Have you ever read Reinhold Niebuhr?”

Obama’s tone changed. “I love him. He’s one of my favorite philosophers.”

So I asked, What do you take away from him?

“I take away,” Obama answered in a rush of words, “the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away ... the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard, and not swinging from naïve idealism to bitter realism.”

My first impression was that for a guy who’s spent the last few months fund-raising, and who was walking off the Senate floor as he spoke, that’s a pretty good off-the-cuff summary of Niebuhr’s “The Irony of American History.” My second impression is that his campaign is an attempt to thread the Niebuhrian needle, and it’s really interesting to watch.

....

Obama impressed Brooks because he knew who Reinhold Niebuhr was and could summarize his thinking more or less accurately in a few sentences.

Time was, you'd expect someone with a teaching job in a major law school would be able to do that handily, since Neibuhr was an important intellectual figure a few generations back, but Brooks was completely blown away.

Or maybe not entirely blown away. The column ends:

Finally, more than any other major candidate, he has a tendency to see the world in post-national terms. Whereas President Bush sees the war against radical Islam as the organizing conflict of our time, Obama sees radical extremism as one problem on a checklist of many others: global poverty, nuclear proliferation, global warming. When I asked him to articulate the central doctrine of his foreign policy, he said, “The single objective of keeping America safe is best served when people in other nations are secure and feel invested.”

That’s either profound or vacuous, depending on your point of view.

Either profound or vacuous. I guess Brooks couldn't help feeling there was some profundity there in spite of himself, and maybe now he'd be more secure about labeling it vacuous.

18 posted on 09/21/2011 4:40:51 PM PDT by x
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito

What is it with Obama and legs? One sycophant gets a tingle up his and another admires his crease.


19 posted on 09/21/2011 4:44:52 PM PDT by AU72
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: softwarecreator

As I said on FR many times, if Baraq was a 1600 SAT, 4.0 in college, and ripped the LSAT, the evidence would be hanging in solid gold frames in the WH briefing room.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 4:49:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: AU72

They force themselves to focus on the legs. If they looked at his ears, they’d burst out laughing.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 5:21:00 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: mojito
“I’m a sap, a specific kind of sap. I’m an Obama Sap.”

So are the ones who gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. How did that work out? Not! Those with a man-crush on Obama follow their heart, not their brains. Idiots, all.

22 posted on 09/21/2011 6:59:33 PM PDT by roadcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mojito
In a 2009 profile of Brooks in The New Republic, the columnist describes Obama as capable of holding his own as an intellectual: “He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. I mean, he is pretty dazzling when he walks into a room.” Brooks was even impressed by Obama’s “perfectly creased pants.”

Where is the evidence for this statement with the exception of his "perfectly creased pants"? I have never seen Obama debate and discuss Constitutional law, the process of jurisprudence in this nation as practiced verses constitutional law, nor have I ever even once heard Obama say he is the steward of our Constitution or even anything resembling that.

Obama may be an intellect of astounding heights and insight and knowledge. He has demonstrated nothing in public that can confirm such intellect. In public he has demonstrated repeatedly the corruption of Chicago politics and he plays it well and viciously. He may be the intellect that Brooks attributes to him, he has only demonstrated Chicago political thuggery.

I evaluate a man on his actions and not his image written by sycophants of the left. The only actions he has demonstrated to me is Chicago thuggery and political and fiscal corruption that is the "Chicago Way."

23 posted on 09/21/2011 8:53:42 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nascarnation
if Baraq was a 1600 SAT, 4.0 in college, and ripped the LSAT, the evidence would be hanging in solid gold frames in the WH briefing room.

Ah, a very good point.

24 posted on 09/21/2011 9:48:36 PM PDT by softwarecreator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: cpdiii
See post 18, which provides a good account of the origins of Brooks’ infatuation with 0’s intellectual pretensions. Prince Barry said “Reinhold Niebuhr” and Brooks slobbered all over himself.

It should have been a clue: Niebuhr was a socialist, or a quasi-socialist who later masked his socialism by calling it Christianity.

25 posted on 09/22/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT by mojito
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson