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David Brooks: The Real Romney (NYTIMES House "conservative" shows his stripes)
New York Times ^ | August 27, 2012 | David Brooks

Posted on 08/28/2012 6:24:54 AM PDT by Alter Kaker

The purpose of the Republican convention is to introduce America to the real Mitt Romney. Fortunately, I have spent hours researching this subject. I can provide you with the definitive biography and a unique look into the Byronic soul of the Republican nominee:

Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Virginia and several other swing states. He emerged, hair first, believing in America, and especially its national parks. He was given the name Mitt, after the Roman god of mutual funds, and launched into the world with the lofty expectation that he would someday become the Arrow shirt man.

Romney was a precocious and gifted child. He uttered his first words (“I like to fire people”) at age 14 months, made his first gaffe at 15 months and purchased his first nursery school at 24 months. The school, highly leveraged, went under, but Romney made 24 million Jujubes on the deal.

Mitt grew up in a modest family. His father had an auto body shop called the American Motors Corporation, and his mother owned a small piece of land, Brazil. He had several boyhood friends, many of whom owned Nascar franchises, and excelled at school, where his fourth-grade project, “Inspiring Actuaries I Have Known,” was widely admired. After his mission, he attended Harvard, studying business, law, classics and philosophy, though intellectually his first love was always tax avoidance. After Harvard, he took his jawline to Bain Consulting, a firm with very smart people with excessive personal hygiene. While at Bain, he helped rescue many outstanding companies, like Pan Am, Eastern Airlines, Atari and DeLorean.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brooks; davidbrooks; romney
Bye bye David...
1 posted on 08/28/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by Alter Kaker
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To: Alter Kaker

So when is Brooks endorsing the crease in Obama’s trousers again?


2 posted on 08/28/2012 6:28:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Alter Kaker

He sounds like Maureen Dowd, but she does snark better.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Alter Kaker

Head slap. Yep, this is who the NYT holds up a the “conservative” viewpoint.

Sickening.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 6:29:08 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: Alter Kaker

Sounds like Brooksie hasn’t given up on 0bama yet.

That seems to be the problem with people.. they fall head over heels in love with Obama, then find ... no matter what... they just can’t quit him.

It’s that emotional bond thing, I guess.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 6:31:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Alter Kaker

Oh I guess Brooks thinks this is funny, ha ha ha.

What a moron.

He’s turned to zero long time ago.

Mitt needs to add a crease to his pants so Brooks will like him.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 6:32:23 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Alter Kaker

Obviously, a tongue in cheek attempt at satire, it misses the mark.


7 posted on 08/28/2012 6:34:32 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Alter Kaker

I crack up when I see people like Brooks and Scarborough try and introduce themselves as conservatives.


8 posted on 08/28/2012 6:35:14 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Fishtalk
Mitt needs to add a bulge to his pants so Brooks will like him.
9 posted on 08/28/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: Alter Kaker

David is fishing for a job at MSNBC.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 6:41:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Alter Kaker

David Brooks is a stain in the shorts of a true conservative.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 6:42:50 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Alter Kaker
Ah, PBS’ token “conservative”. All I have ever seen him do is make goofy faces in tandem with Haynes Johnson on the NewsHour, neither of them looking, or sounding, like they could string together an original or rational thought.
12 posted on 08/28/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT by Corporate Law
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To: Alter Kaker

I really dislike Romney, but this piece is awful.


13 posted on 08/28/2012 6:50:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Dr. Sivana

any wonder this paper is almost Bankrupt


14 posted on 08/28/2012 6:53:04 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: Alter Kaker

This trash is supposed to be what NYT readers think is intellectual humor?

It is such a parody, that I was half-expecting Brooks at the end to break through into some reality — but he didn’t. His essay is just fantastic nastiness imagining itself to be clever.

Is it really funny to disparage someone because of what he wears, or because he happens to have nice hair? Or make fun of a person merely because he is rather normative in his behavior?

I found the comments following the column also very illuminating: most of the readers thought the column was great! We are in different worlds, because I can’t see that there is anything admirable or illuminating about this drivel, and yet Times readers seem to relish it, and it resonates with their “thinking.” And, I guess, that does (after all) tell me something!

There are a lot of people out there who look human to me, but are so different from me that they might be members of a different species.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 7:03:36 AM PDT by docbnj
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To: Alter Kaker

That is the most childish thing I’ve ever read. The twerp should be embarrassed.


16 posted on 08/28/2012 7:04:59 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Fishtalk

“He’s turned to zero long time ago.”

He’s always been a zero.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 7:08:30 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: docbnj

I went and read Dowd’s screed the other day. The comments are completely from a different world, and they cut it off on her column without approval and it appears they only allow liberal comments to make it through. I read through them all and maybe there were a few light approaches at different views but they were so mild it was hard to tell.

Different worlds no doubt, and sometimes I feel the same; that there is a whole different species amongst us. And the new Prez there says there is no bias. Pfft.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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To: Alter Kaker

He plays a republican at the NYT like Jeff Daniels plays a republican on Newsroom.


19 posted on 08/28/2012 7:16:38 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Alter Kaker

What’s the point?

I think Brooks has a little man crush going on.


20 posted on 08/28/2012 7:36:43 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: ScottinVA

When you think it’s about love, it’s generally really about the money.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 7:37:06 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Alter Kaker

Mitt would make a good Arrow shirt guy.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Alter Kaker
"Read more at NYTimes"???????

No, thanks!

Do the Dowds and Brookses not understand that were a mere model for the "Arrow" shirt company running against the current golfing attire candidate that the Bill of Rights provisions which protect their industry's freedoms would be more secure?

Unless, of course, he would prefer employment in a new and official American version of "Pravda"? Ooops, that's where he works now, isn't it?

What a waste of time and ink!

23 posted on 08/28/2012 8:06:21 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Alter Kaker

David Brooks has had a man-crush on Zero since the days Barry was running in 2008. PBS still claims he is the conservative alternative to Mark Shields. The Shields and Brooks segment of the PBS News Hour is a joke.

Brooks consistently goes to the left of Shields. It is funny to see Shields’ expression. He knows he is supposed to be to the left of Brooks but sometimes it is just not possible.

Brooks is a complete phony and in love with Obama and the liberal’s intellectual viewpoints. Complete fraud.


24 posted on 08/28/2012 9:01:41 AM PDT by daviscupper
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To: daviscupper

Under David’s theory, which is apparently that only persons born into families of modest means should run for President, Carter and Nixon would both do well while JFK and FDR would be disqualified.


25 posted on 08/28/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Alter Kaker
REally? Is everyone really this obtuse?

Brooks, our favorite Beltway conservative to bash was actually making a commentary about LIBERALS.

Brooks was skewering the liberal media and liberals for the constant twisted narrative that they spew.

Vanity alert! Posted this today: Brooks' Folly - Is It Satire If You Audience Misses The Joke?
26 posted on 08/28/2012 12:46:29 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: Alter Kaker

Brooks makes Megan McCain and David Frum look like Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.


27 posted on 08/28/2012 12:51:26 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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