Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Even David Brooks...


Our Mr. Brooks finally comes home:

If this was 1864 instead of 2014 and David Brooks was reporting on the capture of Fort Pillow by the Confederate cavalry under Nathan Bedford Forrest instead of the results of the lowest-turnout midterm in modern American history, Mr. Brooks would be insisting that the tide had turned definitively against the President and his Party, and that it was high time for the high-handed Mr. Lincoln to recognize the will of the people and end the all the partisan dysfunction by capitulate to the Confederate demands for his unconditional surrender.

What Mr. Brooks will never bother to mention is that the direct cause our current state of complete governmental dysfunction has been the focused ignorance, congealed bigotry and agglutenated lunacy of Mr. Brooks' Republican Party. What Mr. Brooks will never bother to mention  (even as he insists that only proper response when the GOP tells the President of the United Stated to "Jump, boy!" should be "How high?") that Mr. Brooks' Republican Party paid no more attention or respect to the clear mandate Barack Obama was given in after his election 2008 and re-election in 2012 than the Confederates paid to Mr. Lincoln's election in 1860 or his re-election in 1864.

The Confederacy had their common foot soldiers, their generals and their politicians.

They also had their spies, their sympathizers and their fifth columnists.

The Republicans have their Teabaggers, their Fox News and their Congress.

They also have their David Brooks.


DeistPaladin said...

His tweet is another sign that the Tea Baggers have gone so far off to the right wing that the entire left wing, from liberal to communist, along with the center and the moderate conservative, has all been blended together in a distant blur. It's much like when you leave a large city and it's skyline disappears into the horizon: points within the city seem to blend together though they may be miles apart.

I was well aware that the Tea Baggers consider Barack Obama to be a "socialist" even though he's not even a liberal, but now David Brooks is someone they consider to be a liberal?

Truly, they are exploring vistas to the far right that even Benito Mussolini labeled "here there be dragons" on his map.

Neo Tuxedo said...

Actually, Obama is a liberal... by Robert Frost's definition of a liberal as "a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel."