"...since the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the debate has gone off on two tracks, the gun control track favored mostly by liberals and the mental health track favored mostly by conservatives. If you don’t buy my distinction, just compare the editorials and op-eds that have appeared respectively on our own fine pages and the comparable pages of The Wall Street Journal.
"I have to say that being a healer of the breach I think we need to go down both tracks — let’s tighten gun control rules and address some of the ways people with mental health issue can slip through the cracks."
-- Yale Professor of Humility, David Brooks, December 19, 2012
Name for me please the Liberals who oppose increased funding for mental health.
Name for me please the Liberals who have been ferociously fighting -- decade after decade -- against any effort to improve the American mental health system.
Name for me please the well-funded Liberal anti-mental health lobbying organizations which have dominated American politics to the point where they can hold Democratic candidates hostage to their lunatic agenda.
Name for me please the Liberals who have been following leaders who swear they will give up on gutting the American mental health system only after you pry their antipathy out of their cold, dead hands.
Name for me please the 31 Liberals senators who are so embarrassed to be in the thrall of the anti-mental health care lobby that they refuse open invitations to go on the Sunday Gasbag Parade to defend their idiocy.
Name for me please the Liberals who festoon their pickup trucks with bumper stickers repeating some variation on the theme that the only thing standing between them and tyranny is the fact that the American mental health system is grossly underfunded.
Name for me please the Liberals who waddle around in t-shirts saying "My Wife? Yes. My Dog? Maybe. My Underfunded Mental Health System? Never!"
Name for me please the Liberals who empower organizations with their votes and their dollars that are run by paranoid, blood-soaked anti-mental health thugs who swear that any effort to increase mental health funding by one fucking dime is part a massive secret plot
to do a jackbooted tarantella all over the America's freedom.
Name for me please the Liberals who show up in mobs in public parks to scream their support for eliminating funding for the mental health system while waving signs saying that the Tree of Liberty Needs to be Refreshed with the Blood of Tyrants.
For the record, let me repeat the same critique I have made over 600 times since I began this blog in 2005: David Brooks is a Conservative who is pathologically unable to admit the simple fact that, very often, on very important issues, Liberals are simply right and Conservatives are simply, lethally wrong.
And because Mr. Brooks is pathologically unable to face the simple facts of his ideology's repeated and catastrophic failure, he lies a lot. Mostly his lies take the form of making up wholly fake Liberal positions on issues which he then counterpoises against very real and usually very dangerous, stupid, bigoted or crazy Conservative positions so that he can continue hawking the Beltway's most profitable snake oil:
"Both Sides Do It"
Making a career out of repeating this Big Lie with absolutely single-minded persistence has made Mr, Brooks an incredibly wealthy and influential man.
Name for me please the Liberal who have achieved a fraction of Mr. Brooks' power and influence by speaking simple truths about the real world.