A blog about nonsense.
That was laugh out loud funny, this part is almost quotable: The Romneys had a special family tradition. The most cherished member got to spend road trips on the roof of the car. Mitt spent many happy hours up there, applying face lotion to combat windburn.My guess is that mr brooks is trying to satirize all the characterizations of mitt as a animal abusing tax avoiding robot, but David Brooks is also a robot, or perhaps an alien so he just states the characterizations really well
Maybe but it failed as a meta ironical take down of the liberal blather precisely because it rings true.
Yeah, but I wonder if brooks knows that it rings true, sometimes Ross Douthat does the same thing where you realize he is really is coming from a different place than most of us, like the times just keeps those guys in a terrarium and let's them out to spew venom occasionally
Possible, he is one of the original bubble boys. Really though the thing is that unlike R/R Romney's critics are telling the truth and it is sticking and more and more reporters and pundits aren't buy the lying.
I read David brooks today, and it sounds like he is saying the republican party needs more people like condoleeza rice and pines for the good old days of compassionate conservatism. Of course rice is a buffoon, and compassionate conservatism was really just a marketing slogan. But my guess is that he knows Romney can't win with his "greed is good" campaign so mr brooks feels free to bash the guy because he can't win and therefore is useless to David brooks. Of course brooks did it in a very passive aggressive way, kind of makes you wonder iff David brooks wasnt trained in a sorority somewhere, as he is really good at the passive aggressive thing.
I read him too and it seems to me his argument is that the failed ideas of the last 30 years are the ideal ideas if we continue to think that the lukewarm communitarianism of the party of lies was anything but a bunch of bullshit. YMMV.
Conservatives treat conservatism as a goal within itself, as you point out in you other post they seem to believe that if you just lower taxes and give the rich everything they want jobs will magically appear. Everything they do seems to come down to better ways to sell conservatism, whether it's a war of choice, or a bunch of racist dog whistles, it's all ok as long as it furthers the goal of lower taxes and less government services.The latest thing that shocks me from conservoland is the worship of Ann Romney, it's like the media has decided she is the equivalent to Michelle Obama even though one is a Harvard educated attorney, and the other is a corporate wife with a dancing horse.
The Ann Romney comment is very good. Oddly enough, I didn't want to have beer with George W Bush, found the bits and bobs of A. Romney's speech stilted when not idiotic.What is even odder is about Conservatives and Conservativism is that the no tax so no state stuff isn't all that old or really conservative. It almost seems that with the expansion of the franchise and the various rules make a white male supremist state harder and harder to maintain that the old elite launched a war on the 20th century in order to stop the tide.Obs, they failed and are failing hence, it seems to me, the lying and voter shenanigans going on as two of the whitest men in the history of whiteness seek to take their country back.