About David Fucking Brooks.
From yesterday's "Conversation" in the New York Times:
Many Clinton opponents went around the bend.
Many Bush opponents entertained loopy war-for-oil and neocon conspiracy theories.
Something about politics these days untethers many people from reality. It makes them feel heroic if the person they are opposing is uniquely evil and alien. Then in their little information cocoons these bizarre misconceptions get internalized.
The next time you run into Pinch Sulzberger at the Krogers or Piggly Wiggly, you are hereby authorized to play keep-away with his carry-out apricot-and-cinnamon-kulfi-on-a-stick until he cries and gets the hiccups and finally reveals why the fuck he keeps this waste of skin on the payroll.
As I have said before, Bobo, what you have is not an intellectual position. What you have is a craven, Neoconservative, untethered-from-reality mutation of a disorder called "Asymmetriphobia": a horror of asymmetrical things.