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His Highness David Brooks slams Herman Cain: "Running for office is a job for professionals."
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 11/05/2011 11:54:01 AM PDT by martosko

On Friday’s broadcast of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” host Robert Siegel asked New York Times columnist David Brooks if the surfacing of sexual allegations from the late 1990s reported by Politico last week was “the beginning of the end” for businessman Herman Cain’s presidential run.

“There was no beginning,” Brooks said. “He was a TV show that lasted for a little while. Let me stand up for elitist insiders — this is a job for professionals. Running for office is a job for professionals. Governing is a job for professionals. What Herman Cain did this — let’s leave aside the harassment, his handling of this was completely unprofessional. Every amateur candidate knows how to do a better job than this.”

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All bow down before HRH David Brooks, the elitist snob of the hour.
1 posted on 11/05/2011 11:54:06 AM PDT by martosko
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To: martosko

Looking around for my popcorn.

This should be interesting.


2 posted on 11/05/2011 11:56:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: martosko

Brooks is so authoritarian, stuff it “a” hole you may be able to impress your wife or boyfriend but not us. Your one notch above a defacating occupier.


3 posted on 11/05/2011 11:56:41 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: martosko
"Let me stand up for elitist insiders"

No wonder the American Republic is dying.

4 posted on 11/05/2011 11:57:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: martosko

The professionals got us into this mess. Time to clean house.


5 posted on 11/05/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: martosko

The only real difference between pros and amateurs is that pros win, and amateurs lose.

Cain is winning.

Brooks FAILS.


6 posted on 11/05/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: martosko

Luke23 talks about how how Pontius Pilate handed Jesus over to Herod. The crowds rumbled for His life as they accused Him of blasphemy. Jesus was innocent but they wanted His blood. They delighted in His stripes! After He breathed His last, His betrayer could no longer live with himself.

I am not saying that Herman Cain compares with the Lord. But I am saying that what is being done to him today is very similar to what mob mentality did to Jesus.

Jesus came to earth to save sinners.And they crucified Him.

Herman Cain, a fine Christian man, entered the fray to the presidency because he wants to save the country. And they are trying to crucify him.

Go Herman Cain!


7 posted on 11/05/2011 11:59:11 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( I like Herman Cain)
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To: martosko

Does Brooks mean professional liars, con artists, puppets of billionaire leftists, etc....
Sorry that Cain is the un-Obama for you Brooks.


8 posted on 11/05/2011 11:59:22 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: martosko

Yes your heiness
look at the good job the professionals have done


9 posted on 11/05/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: martosko

McCain is a professional politician. So was Bob Dole. Won every race they ever ran. Except one each.


10 posted on 11/05/2011 12:00:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: martosko

Unless the political class finally grasp that it is the system itself that is broke, they will never fix it.

That is why all the professional politicians are “no go” for 2012. They do not even seem to understand the real problem yet.


11 posted on 11/05/2011 12:01:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: martosko

Condescending snob


12 posted on 11/05/2011 12:01:33 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: martosko
Profession politicians are what got us into this mess!
13 posted on 11/05/2011 12:01:54 PM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: Jim Robinson
Exactly. Ever since Reagan left town in 1989 Washington has been dominated by Ivy league elitists, both parties. Look at the results. All Brooks is looking for is the next sharp crease in a pantleg.
14 posted on 11/05/2011 12:02:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: martosko
The smartestpeople in the country are the ones who got us in this mess. I want a patriot in the White House, someone who will put the country above himself and his political party.
15 posted on 11/05/2011 12:02:42 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: martosko

Like others have said, these ‘professionals’ now have us at a debt level of $15T. That comes out to about $45,000 for every man, woman, and child. It also comes out to $180,000 for a family of 4, which is around what an average house costs today in much of the country. So every family is paying on that ‘government’ house, while dealing with their own debts (often a real house, car(s), credit cards, student loans, etc.). Then add future obligations which is about 7 times the $15T and we’re over $1,000,000 per family that is owed and will be owed.

So David, do we REALLY need more of these ‘professionals’? We’ve already wrecked a decent life for our kids, maybe grand kid - how many more generations should we permit these ‘professionals’ to enslave?


16 posted on 11/05/2011 12:02:56 PM PDT by BobL ( A vote for Newt is a vote for Romney)
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To: martosko
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17 posted on 11/05/2011 12:03:01 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: killermosquito
Or herself as the case may be.
18 posted on 11/05/2011 12:03:21 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: martosko

I love how the only right-wingers NPR can even bear to have on the air are Brooks and Frum. Frum at least had the decency to step down from his regular stint , acknowledging that he no longer represents the bulk of conservatives in the U.S.


19 posted on 11/05/2011 12:03:26 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.--1970s PSA)
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To: martosko

Pandora’s Box writes:
“To correct a misimpresson, Herman Cain is not bound by Confidentiality in the matter of the agreement between the Association and the complainants, because he was not a signatory. (Very carefully and thoroughly explained by Mark Levin.)
Had he been one, he’d have (or have had) a copy of what was alleged, specifically.

As he doesn’t, because he wasn’t, and as the other two parties have chosen to adhere to the non-disclosure clause, it is OF COURSE ridiculous to expect Cain to attempt to defend himself against vapor-ware charges. This would apply to anyone, in my opinion.

I’m not “in love” with Herman Cain, haven’t decided to support him against all comers, but what is being done to him is unjust. The Left, the stinking Left of all stripes ... “


20 posted on 11/05/2011 12:04:31 PM PDT by ventanax5
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To: BobL

And what do we have to show for all of that debt? Not to mention the couple trillion a year spent from taxes collected.


21 posted on 11/05/2011 12:04:38 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: PALIN SMITH

And a shockingly arrogant SOB too.


22 posted on 11/05/2011 12:05:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: martosko

Wow! What a POS.


23 posted on 11/05/2011 12:05:12 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: martosko

The smartest man in the universe apparantly didn’t get the memo. The faux scandal and attempted lynching didn’t work. If any thing Cain is stronger.

Oh and David, it isn’t the so-called amateurs who’re screwing up the country. It’s you so-called “professional” ilk who’re doing it. Or didn’t you notice while you were ogling yourself in the mirror.


24 posted on 11/05/2011 12:06:14 PM PDT by dools0007world
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To: martosko
Translation: running for office is a job for slimy liars who would have have entered the race with a good cover story for all accusations, true or not.
25 posted on 11/05/2011 12:07:25 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: martosko

Brooks is not alone with his eliteist viewpoint. There’s several lower level so called GOP pundits who have that same view. These fools do not realize what a threat Cain is to the established hyphenated democrat Demo-Coms order.

At the very top of the conservative order guys like Limbaugh, Levin,Savage are are supporting Cain in his travail because they realize Cain is a change the Demo=Coms don’t want..


26 posted on 11/05/2011 12:10:03 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (To punish a province let it be ruled by a professor Fredrick The Great paraphrased)
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To: martosko

So all that “we the people” is just a bunch of fooey, Mr. Brooks?


27 posted on 11/05/2011 12:10:49 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: martosko
"Running for office is a job for professionals."

What has 25 years of "Professionals" got us?

Tens of millions have lost their homes, businesses, investments, careers etc.

The steady decline of the American standard of living, with a dying economy.

A country intentionally flooded millions of ignorant uneducated Mexicans who are literally choking off our entire system including our electoral process, schools, hospitals, jails, social services, all for dirt cheap labor.

A government who has made American citizenship all but pointless.

A corrupt growing controlling government has sentenced the next 10 generations into a life of debt, while forcing their parents to bail out the super wealthy corrupt.

Yeah, we need more political professionals.

28 posted on 11/05/2011 12:11:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: martosko

Straight to the video:

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/05/david-brooks-cain-nothing-more-than-an-entertaining-very-likable-tv-show/#ooid=9pNGl5MjrnHviaYr_BGQhz48DwzMh85h


29 posted on 11/05/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: martosko

An amateur built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic


30 posted on 11/05/2011 12:15:40 PM PDT by Iron Munro ('We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them.' -- Mitt Romney)
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To: martosko
It's "the professionals" that have flushed us down the financial toilet, teabagger.

We're tired of "professional" politicians.

31 posted on 11/05/2011 12:16:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: martosko

Brooks considered Obama a professional. What more do you need to know about him and what he thinks?


32 posted on 11/05/2011 12:17:23 PM PDT by pallis
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To: martosko

What the pros are best at is looting the public treasury - which is why we need amateurs to throw them in jail.


33 posted on 11/05/2011 12:22:12 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: martosko

David Brooks is a bitter, hyperventilating little bitch when it comes to conservatives.


34 posted on 11/05/2011 12:25:14 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions.)
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To: martosko

I think Mr. Brooks’s point was that although Cain appears to be a professional-pol frequency liar, his technique is decidedly amateur.


35 posted on 11/05/2011 12:32:25 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: martosko

The best governors this country ever had were non-professionals who believed in non-professional government: Washington, Madison, Adams and Jefferson.


36 posted on 11/05/2011 12:32:45 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: martosko
Let me stand up for elitist insiders — this is a job for professionals.

Professional Politicians is precicely why we are in the crapper. Give me an honest human being anyday.

Once Sarah Palin hit the scene, talking like a FReeper, it woke me up to realize that the PP class have been pissing on my leg and telling me it is raining so long that I nodded off. Now when a person can't say something with meaning in 1000 words or less my PP detector goes off.

Pretty much narrows it down to Sarah and Cain so far. Mittins is an obvious Progressive PP Plant, and Mr Texas is the RNC PP Plant, leaving Newt the Old School PP.

We need Americans running America, PP just piss me off.

37 posted on 11/05/2011 12:32:49 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: martosko

So sorry to hear about David Brooks being diagnosed with colon-rectal cancer, obviously the brain is being eaten away first.


38 posted on 11/05/2011 12:39:02 PM PDT by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: martosko

Brooks is a putz (a fool; an idiot).


39 posted on 11/05/2011 12:39:51 PM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: 9YearLurker

As How about you stop lying non stop about Cain and make a case FOR your candidate for once?


40 posted on 11/05/2011 12:43:20 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: martosko

Yes, just ask Rick Scott and Ron Johnson. Both excellent conservative newbies.


41 posted on 11/05/2011 12:48:07 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: ronnie raygun

Hmmm, interesting. I was never, ever that way when Hussein Obama was running


42 posted on 11/05/2011 12:55:08 PM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: martosko

Good ole windsock Brooks.

Perpetually deluded.

Hopelessly naive.

A eunich by his leftist bosses (I bet Jill Abramson has his two tiny, squishy Orbeez testicles in a jar on her desk).

NY Times house RINO.

Metrosexual NYer.


43 posted on 11/05/2011 12:56:47 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: martosko
What Brooks overlooks is Cain's aptitude for succeeding in new situations (that's a specialty of turnaround experts).

I have known a few turnaround guys (my father-in-law was one) and they are very quick at adapting to new environments and new challenges. In fact, they thrive at it.

That is Cain's background.

He may be new at politics, but if his critics believe he isn't learning at an exponential rate...they underestimate him.

44 posted on 11/05/2011 12:57:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Politics ain't beanbag!)
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To: martosko

Then why did the beginner Kenyon run? IF any person in the history of this Republic was EVER unqualified to be president, it was the Kenyon.


45 posted on 11/05/2011 12:59:01 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (As the End Times draws near, remember the Bible WARNED of these times. Be ready!)
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To: martosko
Sarah Palin at the Republican of Florida Party Dinner:

Why should we trust the elite with more responsibility? I know that we are told that they're the smartest boys in the room, and they are pedigreed with the most expensive educations. Makes me wonder, though, If these people are so doggone smart, why are we so doggone broke.

Eat that David Brooks!

46 posted on 11/05/2011 1:01:18 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: martosko

But apparently not the job of columnist.


47 posted on 11/05/2011 1:01:48 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: martosko

And......POTUS Barrack Hussein Obama is a professional, I take it!!! A “professional” that knows nothing whatsoever about American history and does not give a hoot!!! A “professional” that knows nothing about business and the private sector!!! A “professional” that has no class, no diplomacy, bad mouths his country, insults our friends, caters to our enemies and hangs out with folks that wish to destroy America completely. Is that the kind of professional that should run for POTUS??? No thanks, Mr. Brooks!!! Go back into the cesspool you came from!!!


48 posted on 11/05/2011 1:02:44 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: martosko

And the a__hole in office right now never held a professional job in his entire life.


49 posted on 11/05/2011 1:03:11 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: martosko

I welcome the day that NPR is de-funded by the pen of Herman Cain.


50 posted on 11/05/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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