Skip to comments.David Brooks: 'Sometimes Obama Governs Like a Visitor From a Morally Superior Civilization'
Posted on 12/30/2012 10:14:56 AM PST by chessplayer
New York Times columnist David Brooks made an astonishing observation about President Obama on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.
"Sometimes he governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
I really could’ve used a barf alert on that one. Seriously. Why doest he just get down on his knees in front of obama and “do some prayin’” for him.
I'd say more as a criticism. It's not praise, but not a very strong condemnation -- or maybe it's both.
Brooks is ambivalent about Obama, and not really sure what side he's on or should be on. One part of David Brooks sees that Obama doesn't really connect with people and isn't really effective in governing, and another part in a way admires Obama's aloofness.
Brooks is a UChicago grad who fancies himself an intellectual and he sees Obama as his alter ego and projects qualities he wants to see in himself on Obama. David Brooks is never going to condemn Obama as harshly as others do, because he has too much emotionally invested in his identification with the president.
It's also another version of the Adlai Stevenson or Eugene McCarthy thing. Realist Brooks sees that those politicians weren't effective or particularly capable, but idealist Brooks loves the "too good for this world" meme and the satisfaction it gives him.
The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever!. They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.
But if I could fault President Obama, I would say that sometimes he governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization. He comes in here, and he will not, he'll talk with Boehner. He won't talk with the other Republicans. He hasn't built their trust. Boehner actually made a pretty serious concession... But the trust wasn't there to get that done. And if the president wants to get stuff done over the next four years...It's got to get to the place where Republicans say, Okay, we'll take a risk. This guy won't screw us. They do not feel that right now."
So I don't think it was a compliment. He meant that Obama is arrogant and hostile and untrustworthy, and while David Brooks may favor some of Hussein's aims, even he is acknowledging that Obama is acting like a...wait, what's that word? Dictator?
Frighteningly accurate. I believe we are all paying for Obama’s grandparents’ overcompensation of his being abandoned by both parents and in having him tutored by Frank Marshall Davis. In his father’s absence, he was glorified in a child’s fantasy. And Obama has continued as an adult to live with that delusion.
Obama always governs like he’s a visitor from Chicago. If David Brooks thinks Chicago is a morally superior civilization, he belongs in a mental institution, or writing editorials for the New York Times. But I repeat myself.
“Sometimes he governs like a visitor from......KENYA”
governs like a visitor from a morally superior civilization"
There, fixed it.
David Brooks’ lord and savior, Barack Obama.
A civilization that wants to use social engineering to convert everyone into either a parasite or prey is morally evil.
Nope,a *Maoist* Utopia.Re-read your history and you'll see there's a difference.I'm old enough to *remember* Mao.
There is nothing morally superior then being a coward and hiding behind the skirts of a knee pad wearing media.
There, fixed it."
Not quite. Try again.
Sometimes he always governs acts like a visitor from a morally superior civilization".
There, fixed it.
Obama comes from a “morally superior civilization” of One
“Governing” is a foreign concept to him —a quaint idea, perhaps fine for those who are more or less equal, not for someone like Himself. HE knows what’s best for us, and will dictate accordingly.
Obama comes from a morally superior civilization
That worships golf clubs and vacations!
This Pos Still has no clue to the Presidency and will never have same!
david brooks another pathetic little wanker. most of the time BO governs like he is from analternate perpendicular universe
Exactly like a pathological narcissist would. Many on our side still don't really get it. 0bamugabe is mentally ill. Extremely mentally ill. That's not a joke and that's not my bias against him talking. The man is one of the most extreme examples of pathological narcissism in the history of mankind.