Skip to comments.David Brooks: Republican Border Stance the 'Palin-ization' of GOP, Blames Ted Cruz
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
According to Brooks, these policy gestures were less about governing and more about winning over a certain constituency.
“This is about Palin-ization of parts of the GOP,” Brooks said. “This is not about passing legislation, not about, well, we’re in a party. We should pay attention to our leaders. We should craft some compromise. We should compromise with the other side. This is about making a statement that will sound good on Fox [News]. And so they want to make a statement that will sound good on TV or will sound good at a town meeting, but it’s not actually about governing.
Brooks went on to call for an “anti-Cruz” that be answer to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) influence on Republican policy.
“And there are a lot of — and my question is, OK, Ted Cruz, senator, it should be said, met with a bunch of House members, which doesn’t happen that often, and sort of helped organize this. So, which senator is going to stand up and be the anti-Cruz? Who is going to stand up for Republican values, but I believe in governing? And so far, that person has not emerged.
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But I thought that Palin didn’t matter anymore...?
Brooks wants us all to do like him: Get fitted for the starched white jacket so we can serve martinis poolside to the Democrats.
Some say “blames”, some say “credits”.
Poor David Brooks....
He seems to think that the more laws the Congress passes, the “better” job it is doing.
But bless his ignorant little heart, anyway!
Another never-has-been conservative.
Governing means saying no to an ever expanding Leviathan that needs to be systematically devolved back to the State and Local Level, but an "R" progressive like he is will never get it.
which senator is going to stand up and be the anti-Cruz?
Not very bright, really, is he? He gives himself away in practically his next sentence.
They are only coining the word "Palin-ization" to counter the Stalinization of their own side: Anybody who doesn't toe the party line has to be demolished.
It's a turf war. And the ones with most incumbents are hanging on by their fingernails to their petty perks and power, using demonization and voter fraud and anything else they can think of. Otherwise they would be working together with the Tea Party to uphold the most basic American values.
Cruz had better start starching that crease in his pants!
Brooks is too dumb to notice that Cruz is the anti-McCain.
He is so yesterday; so establishment; so not real; so utterly clueless, as are all the people who promoted Obama.
Just about ANY democrat is the anti-Cruz!
Most consider him to be a neoconservative.
Brooks is not a conservative by any estimation
Cruz is the one standing up for Republican values you asshat!
What he is doing and saying is exactly what the majority of American citizens want. The GOPe better get on board before the become a footnote in history...
No, see, Dave, the whole point of compromise is that both you and the other guy give up part of what you want so you both get some of what you want. You can’t really compromise with somebody who says “Hey, stop hatin’, give me everything I want.” “And what do I get in return?” “Uh, you get the pleasure of making me happy. That’s something.”
If you’re still not clear, I’m sure Governor Palin can make a fairly impressive go at explaining to you using crayons.
Rand Paul's immigration speech...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]