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David Brooks Feels for Obama on PBS: 'You Have to Feel Sorry for Him'
News Busters.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Tim Graham

Posted on 06/03/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by Kaslin

On Friday's PBS NewsHour, both "conservative" David Brooks and liberal Mark Shields thought this was a tough, tight election for Barack Obama. Shields said "it becomes a race about disqualifying, a campaign about disqualifying your opponent. And that's not attractive or appealing. It's not hope and change. It's blood and guts."

But Brooks really felt Obama's pain: "So the president is obviously going to try. He is going to have. And to some extent, you have to feel sorry for him. This is in large degree not his fault. Things are happening way beyond his control. I don't believe a president has control over a quarterly economy in any case."  He added:

But the European situation is certainly not his fault. The Chinese slowdown is not his fault. And the Europe thing cannot be underestimated. There was a study by some economists this week that, say, Greece leaves the euro peacefully. Well, that reduces growth to our 1.7. Say it brings Spain and Italy, and it as much messier. Then it is even worse. Obama has really very little control and he's sort of a victim of this myth that presidents control the economy quarter to quarter.

At least Brooks didn't see the point of further "stimulus" spending: "listen, we are borrowing a trillion dollars a year, we're borrowing 40 cents on the dollar. Do we really think if we borrow a $1.1 trillion a year, somehow, that is going to magically transform the economy? I'm a little dubious."  So why not place some of the blame on Obama?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 57states; alteredsource; davidbrooks; markshields; mediawingofthednc; memebuilding; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills; paulkrugman
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1 posted on 06/03/2012 4:24:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Brooks = faux conservative


2 posted on 06/03/2012 4:26:57 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Kaslin

David Brooks is conservative. By the way, I’m the King of England.


3 posted on 06/03/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: Kaslin

He fell for Obama because of his sharp pants crease.


4 posted on 06/03/2012 4:28:58 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Kaslin
"you have to feel for him"

he's waiting in the closet

5 posted on 06/03/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Kaslin

Does it get any GAYER than David Brooks????? NO!!!!


6 posted on 06/03/2012 4:30:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

Does it get any GAYER than David Brooks????? NO!!!!


7 posted on 06/03/2012 4:30:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

lol

so let me get this straight...

Bush is to blame for the bad economy...

BUT

Obama isn’t to blame for the bad economy... because presidents can’t really affect the economy !?!

um... if presidents can’t affect the economy... then how in hell is Bush to blame in the first place?


8 posted on 06/03/2012 4:31:11 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Kaslin

FUBO!!!


9 posted on 06/03/2012 4:31:22 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kaslin
I feel sorry for the millions of unemployed,underemployed,those forced onto food stamps,those whose house values have nosedived,Mr Brooks.Osama Obama? Not so much.
10 posted on 06/03/2012 4:31:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Mugabe Had A Son He'd Look Like Obama)
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To: Kaslin
Hey David, if I don't feel sorry for the Fascist, Hate-Capitalism/America, Neo-Commie, Corrupt, Bottom-Feeding, Rat-Bas-Turd, for having done everything within his power to harm--if not destroy--our Republic, does that make me a "raaaaacist?"

Well, if it does, so be it, cuz I feel as sorry for Dear Leader as I do for all the former wannabe Diktators who rest on the ash heap of history as a result of their failures!

11 posted on 06/03/2012 4:31:47 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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I never feel sorry for someone who has been trying to nail my ass to the wall for the last 4 years.

I am sure the slaves who got sold down the river never felt sorry for the seller. We have been sold down the river by Obama.


12 posted on 06/03/2012 4:32:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

Just like they all felt sorry for George Bush at the end of his first term. /S


13 posted on 06/03/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Kaslin

Obama can cook the books all he wants. His economic plans have been a disaster for the job market in the US.

Not his fault? 3 and half years of not his fault?

Right.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: Kaslin

Un effin’ believable. Victimology never stops, even when a black man reaches the pinnacle of American society, the POTUS. Yep, let’s give him another chance, after all, he’s black and has been deprived his whole life (well at least half black). Call me what want, but the truth is the truth. You eff up bad enough in the presidency, as in most executive positions, you’re out. Plain and simple. Whether’s its the voting public or a board of directors, it shouldn’t matter. Lyndon Johnson,effed up, out. Gerald Ford, effed up, out. Jimmy Carter effed up, out. George H.W. Bush effed up, out. The beauty of the American system is, no matter which party you are a member of, you get tossed if you don’t perform. That’s life, deal with it. As for obama, he’ll make millions, and given his age, will be around a long time to continue to bother us with his idiocy and the MSM and academia will continue to say he’s brilliant. Go figure. Lead, follow or get out of the way. Get out of the way, period.


15 posted on 06/03/2012 4:34:15 PM PDT by john drake
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To: Kaslin

At least he’s “a little dubious” about more stimulus spending.

What an maroon..

Dude, How can diverting money from the free market ,to the command economy, boost the overall economy? The man can’t possess an ounce of common sense.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: JaguarXKE

The King is Dead...........Long Live the King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 06/03/2012 4:34:37 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Kaslin

Barack “not my fault” Obama.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Kaslin

NO I DON’T !!


19 posted on 06/03/2012 4:35:57 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Stop making sense!


20 posted on 06/03/2012 4:36:05 PM PDT by RonnG
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