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David Brooks: Republican Border Stance the 'Palin-ization' of GOP, Blames Ted Cruz
Breitbart ^ | 2 Aug 2014, 7:43 AM PDT | Jeff Poor

Posted on 08/02/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

On Friday’s “NewsHour” on PBS, New York Times columnist David Brooks took aim at the conservative wing of the Republican Party for its influence on the language of latest round of legislation dealing with the southern border crisis.

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 08/02/2014 11:29:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

But I thought that Palin didn’t matter anymore...?


3 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:36 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoConPubbie

Brooks wants us all to do like him: Get fitted for the starched white jacket so we can serve martinis poolside to the Democrats.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: SoConPubbie

Some say “blames”, some say “credits”.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 11:35:08 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SoConPubbie

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!


6 posted on 08/02/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: SoConPubbie

Another never-has-been conservative.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 11:43:13 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SoConPubbie
Who is going to stand up for Republican values, but I believe in governing?

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.

8 posted on 08/02/2014 11:43:31 AM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: SoConPubbie
We should compromise with the other side.

And then:

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.

9 posted on 08/02/2014 11:44:30 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz had better start starching that crease in his pants!


10 posted on 08/02/2014 11:47:21 AM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: SoConPubbie
So, which senator is going to stand up and be the anti-Cruz?

Brooks is too dumb to notice that Cruz is the anti-McCain.

11 posted on 08/02/2014 11:49:03 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: AU72
Brooks is the PBS/NYSlimes idea of a conservative: a liberal in a nicer suit.
12 posted on 08/02/2014 11:55:49 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Why is anyone still LISTENING/READING David Brooks anymore, much less quoting him.

He is so yesterday; so establishment; so not real; so utterly clueless, as are all the people who promoted Obama.

vaudine

13 posted on 08/02/2014 11:58:02 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: SoConPubbie
waiting for a fly?
14 posted on 08/02/2014 12:01:39 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just about ANY democrat is the anti-Cruz!


15 posted on 08/02/2014 12:06:01 PM PDT by Nateman ( wheIf liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: AU72
"Another never-has-been conservative"

Most consider him to be a neoconservative.

16 posted on 08/02/2014 12:07:46 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: SoConPubbie

Brooks is not a conservative by any estimation


17 posted on 08/02/2014 12:11:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SoConPubbie

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...


18 posted on 08/02/2014 12:20:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American. Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SoConPubbie

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.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

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.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, 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]

20 posted on 08/02/2014 12:33:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SoConPubbie

Dave, when a bunch of pro-government commie/marxists run the country, don’t be surprised when you get dissent. Idiot


21 posted on 08/02/2014 1:17:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storarned m chaser from the west)/?s)
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22 posted on 08/02/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There are no words to adequately express how profoundly stupid and pompous David Brooks is (not to mention a suck up too).


23 posted on 08/02/2014 1:21:14 PM PDT by AdaGray (q)
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To: Ben Ficklin

Actually, most sane people see him as a leftist who pretends he’s something else................


24 posted on 08/02/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: taildragger

The “Republican” party should stand for “Conservative” values. I don’t recall any, even though I know there has to be some, Republicans that don’t describe themselves their values or at least their economic policies as Conservatives. Apparently many of them don’t know the meaning of the word, to many it’s only a one word campaign slogan.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT by duffee (Dump the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, joe nosef.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Palin lives rent free in tiny left wing brains.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 2:40:10 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Maceman

‘The chaff is being separated from the wheat’, because the Winds of Washington are on now on Cruz Control - - - .

Make us proud Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions and Mike Lee, make us proud to be Americans, again.


27 posted on 08/02/2014 2:57:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Brookes is Reid’s Step’n’fetchit.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:28:23 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: SoConPubbie

The Irony is Sarah Palin, did very little to get the reputation she has been given by the Obama Campaign(including the media who made themselves a part in 2008).

Most people today ridicule Sarah Palin for something Tina Fey did.

The most unfortunate and hypocritical part of it all was the empirical fact that Sarah Palin was indeed the most qualified and experienced person in the 2008 race, baring none.

Not even John McCain had the kind of real executive experience Sarah Palin had proven as Govern of Alaska.


29 posted on 08/03/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by Monorprise
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To: JPG

...to unzip? Yep.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 6:27:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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