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  • TRUMP IS STARTING TO SPOOK THE LEFT

    05/13/2018 9:10:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Powerline ^ | May 13,2018 | Steven Hayward
    Did anyone happen to catch David Brooks’s latest column, “Donald Trump’s Lizard Wisdom,” in the New York Times? I about fell out of my chair, because Brooks almost tacitly admits that maybe he was wrong about Trump. Referring to Trump’s experience dealing with the mobbed-up New York construction scene in his long real estate career, Brooks says: And yet I can’t help but wonder if that kind of background has provided a decent education for dealing with the sort of hopped-up mobsters running parts of the world today. There is growing reason to believe that Donald Trump understands the thug...
  • Two Trump critics commend him (Rich Lowry and David Brooks)

    05/12/2018 6:18:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/12/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    As the trajectory of a comet changes as it passes by a star, so some of Donald Trump's most adamant critics are starting to alter their course due to the gravitational pull of the president's significant achievements.  First up is Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and formerly a NeverTrump.  In a piece in the New York Post, Lowry writes regarding Trump's pullout of the Obama-Iran nuclear deal:   His exit from the agreement is another instance of the Trump paradox.  The president who says more outlandish and untrue things than anyone who has ever occupied the office of the presidency is also extraordinarily determined to deliver on his big promises. Trump...
  • David Brooks Expresses Grudging New Respect for Trump's Foreign Policy Accomplishments

    05/11/2018 3:34:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 11, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Brooks! You can now expect your invitations to trendy Manhattan and Georgetown parties to not so mysteriously dry up. Your crime? Despite being one of the most prominent Never Trumpers out there, you actually (GASP!) dared to praise President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Such a Thought Crime must be punished with a public shunning. Yes, despite his previous record as an Antifa Ninja Play Warrior of The Resistance which began on the heels of the 2016 election, Brooks has come around to grudging support for Trump's foreign policy in his May 10 New York Times column, Donald Trump’s Lizard Wisdom [emphasis mine]:
  • Brooks on Tax Bill: Seems Like ‘What the Trump People Told Us Would Happen Is Happening’

    05/06/2018 7:22:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 May 2018 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said that the GOP tax bill is working better than he thought it would and the evidence “seems to be that what the Trump people told us would happen is happening, that companies are reinvesting the money.” Brooks stated, “I was against the Trump tax cuts. But the early evidence is that they’re working better than I thought. And so, in the first quarter, among S&P companies, capital expenditures are up 39 percent. That’s a seven-year high. That’s far higher than a lot of us thought. Stock buybacks, which is...
  • David Brooks: Anti-Trumpism Has Failed

    04/10/2018 6:54:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 10, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    After more than a year of relentless opposition to President Donald Trump, New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks has thrown his hands in the air and has declared that blind resistance is futile. Notably absent in his April 9 column is that he himself has been guilty of many of the excesses and extreme hubris of the anti-Trumpers.  Brooks lays out his case without much of a sense of critical self-awareness in The Failures of Anti-Trumpism:
  • Vanity Fair Writer Obsessed With Trump's Pant Legs

    04/07/2018 5:06:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 6, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember about a decade ago when New York Times "conservative" David Brooks stared with awe and admiration at the crease in Barack Obama's pants leg and took that as a sign that he would be a very good president? Well, in a latter day update of that, Vanity Fair writer Kenzie Bryant is currently gazing with complete fascination at President Donald Trump's pant legs and is obsessing over their size. There is neither awe nor admiration in Bryant's tone but there is an unhealthy overdose of very weird obsession as she wonders What Is Going on with Trump’s Pant Legs?...
  • Charles Krauthammer: U.S. Heading Down Conspiracy Rabbit Hole (2017)

    03/31/2018 6:05:29 AM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    The other storyline is simply fantastical. Congressional Republicans have uniformly run away from Trump's Obama-wiretap accusation. Clapper denies it. FBI Director James Comey denies it. Not a single member of Trump's own administration is willing to say it's true. Loopier still is to demand that Congress find the truth when the president could just pick up the phone and instruct the FBI, CIA and DNI to declare on the record whether this ever occurred. And if there really was an October 2016 FISA court order to wiretap Trump, the president could unilaterally declassify the information yesterday. The bugging story is...
  • MORE NEVER-TRUMP MORAL PREENING

    03/07/2018 5:34:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | March 7, 2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Smug self-congratulation and groveling delight in being praised by progressives. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. President Trump in his first year has succeeded at realizing many long-time conservative goals like tax reform and deregulation, to name a few. But for NeverTrump grumps, these achievements seem to intensify their bitter-ender anger at a political parvenu. Puffed up with self-regard about the purity of their “principles,” many have doubled-down on their criticisms of Trump’s brash, vulgar demeanor, coming off like the pompous Judge Smails sputtering over Al Czervik’s trashing of the Bushwood Country Club....
  • PBS Analyst Compares Trump White House to Communist East Berlin

    02/11/2018 8:23:25 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/11/2018 | Tim Graham
    On Friday's weekly roundup on the PBS Newshour, after analyst David Brooks said the Trump White House has a "perpetual unraveling" of staff, liberal analyst Mark Shields compared it to people trying to escape the Berlin Wall, where escapees were often killed by communist guards. "This White House is resembling nothing as much as East Berlin, in that there's more people trying to get out than there are trying to get in." The subject was the resignation of White House staff secretary after two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse. Brooks took a shot at chief of staff John Kelly:...
  • David Brooks Urges Fellow Democrats to ‘Rethink’ Extreme Abortion Position

    02/03/2018 6:42:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    Brietbart ^ | February 3, 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The New York Times columnist David Brooks writes in a “memo” to Democratic Party leaders that their support for abortion on demand up until birth is hurting their party. Pointing out the failure of the Senate to muster 60 votes to protect unborn babies from abortion past the fifth month of pregnancy, Brooks notes, “I kept wondering: How much is our position on late-term abortions hurting us?” Taking his readers back through time before Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court created a right to abortion – though, as Alan Dershowitz has noted, none ever existed in the Constitution –...
  • The East Germans of the 21st Century

    01/30/2018 1:22:59 PM PST · by detective · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | AN. 29, 2018 | David Brooks
    Every few years I try to write a column staking out a reasonable middle ground on immigration. After all, most big, important issues are clashes in which both sides have a piece of the truth. The case for restricting immigration seems superficially plausible. Over the last several decades we’ve conducted a potentially reckless experiment. The number of foreign-born Americans is at record highs, straining national cohesion, raising distrust. Maybe America should take a pause, as we did in the 1920s. After all, that pause seemed to produce the cohesive America of the 1940s that won the war and rose to...
  • New York Times: Immigrants Are Superior to Americans and Their Kids

    01/30/2018 12:33:46 PM PST · by Cheerio · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2018 | Neil Munro
    New York Times columnist David Brooks tells his friends that the costs imposed by cheap-labor immigration don’t exist because, really, Americans are just inferior to immigrants in every way. Over all, America is suffering from a loss of dynamism. New business formation is down. Interstate mobility is down. Americans switch jobs less frequently and more Americans go through the day without ever leaving the house. But these trends are largely within the native population. Immigrants provide the antidote. They start new businesses at twice the rate of nonimmigrants. Roughly 70 percent of immigrants express confidence in the American dream, compared...
  • Donald Trump, jiu-jitsu president

    01/10/2018 10:58:34 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10,2017 | Joseph Smith
    Scott Adams argues in Win Bigly that President Trump has "weapons grade" persuasion skills. In the tumble over Fire and Fury, those skills are on display, as Trump deploys political jiu-jitsu to suck up the "media energy" and turn the tables on his detractors, columns linked realclearpolitics James S. Robbins, writing at usatoday.com, says Trump has turned the tables on the "overwrought speculation about the president's mental fitness": Klavan says Fire and Fury seems like "a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing": The nation's journalists cover this obvious nonsense because otherwise, they'd have to enter what to them is...
  • Sad! David Brooks Neglects to Blame Me for “Rot” of GOP

    12/08/2017 2:50:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Something that’s got me rather disappointed today. I must admit I’m a bit down. There’s a column by David Brooks in the New York Times today, and the title of the column is “The GOP Is Rotting.” So I figured I had to play prominently in this because I’ve always played prominently in David Brooks columns. I’m always held up as one of the primary perpetrators in the dissolution of the party, the damage to the party. But I didn’t make the cut in this column. Sarah Palin and Fox News are held out today as the primary perps...
  • David Brooks Attacks Those Who 'Collaborate' with Trump

    10/27/2017 3:33:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 27, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks has become as unhinged as Keith Olbermann. Yes, Brooks has joined "The Resistance" and now urges a scorched earth policy when it comes to President Donald Trump. Even if a policy would help the country, it must be resisted, according to Brooks' new twisted logic, if it also helps Trump. Even those who oppose Trump but support some of his policies,  such as the upcoming tax bill, would be considered lousy collaborators by Brooks who is now channeling his inner Olbermann.  Should you think your humble correspondent is exaggerating about just how unhinged Brooks...
  • Rap Reviewer David Brooks Talks Smack about Taylor Swift and Trump

    09/29/2017 1:34:14 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 29, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    David Brooks took a brief break on Friday from politics and Bruce Springsteen idol worship today in his New York Times column to take on the role of rap reviewer. His subject was Chance the Rapper (authentic birth name Chancellor Johnathan Bennett) as he expounded at length on the subject of sincerity vs authenticity. In the process he slammed both Taylor Swift and, of course, the one who continues to inhabit his mind 24/7...President Donald Trump. Brooks starts off his rap review gig with a microanalysis of the recent debut of Chance the Rapper's unnamed song and quickly proceeds to talking...
  • David Brooks' Mini-Me Reflects Original on Trump Disrupting Culture

    09/27/2017 3:59:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 27, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The one thing that all New York Times house "conservatives" are united on is their hatred of President Donald Trump. In fact, it is pretty much a job requirement. The New York Times will barely tolerate their slightly conservative (on a few topics) views but only if they express complete hostility towards Trump. Political diversity at the Times on the subject of Trump is absolutely taboo.Sometimes this Trump derangement on the part of their house "conservatives" can take an unintended humorous turn as it did this week when David Brooks and his Mini-Me, Ross Douthat, sounded remarkably alike when writing on the...
  • David Brooks: 'Trump-Bashing Has Become Educated-Class Meth'

    08/08/2017 3:28:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the mind of David Brooks has been infected with the image of Donald Trump and he needs to take extreme measures to quit thinking about him. Perhaps Brooks could hang a pair of Barack Obama's pants in front of him and stare at its perfect crease for hours on end to take his mind off the Trump demon that has infected him. Yes, David Brooks in his August 8 column described his main problem in life as Getting Trump Out of My Brain:
  • The NeverTrump Outrage of a Disappointed Elite

    07/14/2017 4:39:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 14, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    A glimpse into the divide between mass and elite in American society. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. When I was a kid, an outfit called Big Time Wrestling would come to town. The favorite rivalry was between stage gringo Ray Stevens and the chivalric Pepper Gomez. Fierce disputes over which champion was better would break out on the playground after a bout. Then one day an older Mexican kid shattered our illusions by informing us that he had seen Stevens and Gomez laughing together over dinner in Chinatown. Welcome to American politics,...
  • David Brooks: Do The Norms That Governed Politics Reestablish After Trump, Or Are We Here Forever?

    07/01/2017 8:55:21 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 51 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 1, 2017 | RealClearPolitics
    Brooks called the controversial Trump tweets about Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is an issue of "the corruption of our public sphere." The Times columnist said Trump tweets "makes it harder for us, our country, to ever get back to normal."