Skip to comments.His Highness David Brooks slams Herman Cain: "Running for office is a job for professionals."
Posted on 11/05/2011 11:54:01 AM PDT by martosko
On Fridays broadcast of NPRs 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 Cains 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 lets 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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Looking around for my popcorn.
This should be interesting.
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.
No wonder the American Republic is dying.
The professionals got us into this mess. Time to clean house.
The only real difference between pros and amateurs is that pros win, and amateurs lose.
Cain is winning.
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!
Does Brooks mean professional liars, con artists, puppets of billionaire leftists, etc....
Sorry that Cain is the un-Obama for you Brooks.
Yes your heiness
look at the good job the professionals have done
McCain is a professional politician. So was Bob Dole. Won every race they ever ran. Except one each.
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.
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?
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.
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 ... “
And what do we have to show for all of that debt? Not to mention the couple trillion a year spent from taxes collected.
And a shockingly arrogant SOB too.
Wow! What a POS.
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.
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..
So all that “we the people” is just a bunch of fooey, Mr. Brooks?
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.
Straight to the video:
An amateur built the Ark
Professionals built the Titanic
We're tired of "professional" politicians.
Brooks considered Obama a professional. What more do you need to know about him and what he thinks?
What the pros are best at is looting the public treasury - which is why we need amateurs to throw them in jail.
David Brooks is a bitter, hyperventilating little bitch when it comes to conservatives.
I think Mr. Brooks’s point was that although Cain appears to be a professional-pol frequency liar, his technique is decidedly amateur.
The best governors this country ever had were non-professionals who believed in non-professional government: Washington, Madison, Adams and Jefferson.
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.
So sorry to hear about David Brooks being diagnosed with colon-rectal cancer, obviously the brain is being eaten away first.
Brooks is a putz (a fool; an idiot).
As How about you stop lying non stop about Cain and make a case FOR your candidate for once?
Yes, just ask Rick Scott and Ron Johnson. Both excellent conservative newbies.
Hmmm, interesting. I was never, ever that way when Hussein Obama was running
Good ole windsock Brooks.
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.
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.
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.
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!
But apparently not the job of columnist.
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!!!
And the a__hole in office right now never held a professional job in his entire life.
I welcome the day that NPR is de-funded by the pen of Herman Cain.