David Brooks hates you

David Brooks hates you

”The rise of Beck, Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and the rest has correlated almost perfectly with the decline of the G.O.P. But it’s not because the talk jocks have real power. It’s because they have illusory power, because Republicans hear the media mythology and fall for it every time.”

Mr. Brooks it is not these people who have hurt the G.O.P. it is people like you who have told us that we must go to the center. And our leadership has. So much for that theory.

To make an insight the difference between David Brooks and David Frum is this Mr. Brooks is a centrist politically and thinks he knows better then every one else. Mr. Frum is pretty conservative but also a very headstrong young man who means well but like myself tends to put our foots in our mouth pretty often that’s why I detest Mr. Brooks but support Mr. Frum (generally).

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Published in: on October 2, 2009 at 11:12 am  Comments (4)  
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  1. abet = albeit?

    • Heh ok a little bad grammer with the wrong word.

  2. I’m trying to decide whether I agree with you about Frum or not. Brooks…well, you’ve got his number, all right. I agree with some of what Frum writes, and I get where he’s coming from (i.e., farther toward the right side — in both senses of the word — than Brooks) but I think he’s playing into the left’s game of divide and conquer, trying to separate conservative intellectuals from the folks in T-shirts at the tea parties.

    As someone who, I think, qualifies as a conservative intellectual myself, I understand Frum’s dilemma, but I think trying to court both sides is, in the end, a losing game, because you alienate those who share your values but not your academic credentials, while never earning the respect of your fellow intellectuals on the left, who despise everything you stand for.

    • Yes I definitely can see that there is a sort of co-dependency between the base’s activists and regular folks and the intellectuals. Unfortunately some of the things Frum has written recently have started to worry me about understanding of that dependency. The Intellectuals from my perspective are quite a bit more dependent than the base.


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