Courtesy of David Brooks.
Once upon a time, I had this nutty theory that:
...Mr. Brooks is engaged in a long-term project to completely rewrite the history of American Conservatism: to flense it of all of the Conservative social, political economic and foreign policy debacles that make Mr. Brooks wince and repackage the whole era as a fairy tale of noble Whigs being led through treacherous hippie country by the humble David Brooks..
Nutty, I know, but what can you expect from a damn Librul, right?
Hey, remember that thing when Richard Nixon cut the United States constitution into little, paper dolls so he could turn the American government into a giant clobbering hammer for carrying out his own petty, personal, political vendettas? And then tried to use bribery and extortion to cover the whole thing up?
Well, behold David Brooks daring re-boot the entire, sprawling Watergate franchise as nothing more than Democrats trying "to win ideological battles through scandal means"...so that he can then use his magic powers of Both Siderism to avoid mentioning that we are now having witch-hunts over Benghazi because the GOP is run by degenerates and seditionists:
It’s a lot of Republicans. And a lot of Republicans were offended that some e-mails came out which seemed to suggest some of the political spin. And then there’s just the momentum behind an investigation. You begin to believe.But I would go after the administration on Ukraine. I would go after them on Syria. There are big subjects to go after them on. But there is always a temptation, since Watergate, a very dysfunction in our politics to try to win ideological battles through scandal means. And it’s always bad for the country, I think.
It would be one thing if this had been written by some fatuous 12-year-old like Ross Douthat who had been weaned on reconstituted Conservative pap, but Mr. Brooks was very much alive during the days when Richard Milhous Nixon walked the Earth.
Hell, it was in all the papers, and I believe there was even a movie about it: