Friday, October 16, 2015

Professional Left Podcast Episode #306


"[T]ogether, Bush's Compassionate Conservatism and McCain's New Patriotic Challenge are steps toward a fresh vision for the Republican party."
-- David Brooks, 1999


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6 comments:

John MacCuish said...

"[T]ogether, Bush's Compassionate Conservatism and McCain's New Patriotic Challenge are steps toward a fresh vision for the Republican party."

1999. That is so beautiful. A Brave New World ... Gang aft agley! 16 straight years of tripe since. On the plus side, they no longer have a party... after over 50 years of bad, bad choices, wrong-headedness, mule-headedness, downright mendacity and malfeasance... and of course bigotry and racism. The fractious factions deserve each other. Bothsiderism won't save them now.

Don P said...

Lincoln Chaffey: Vampire Hunter (too obvious?)

The Stargate:Atlantis episode mentioned is from season 5. A fun one-off episode, doesn't really require you to know much about the show's overall arc. Plus Dr. Rodney McKay, so you pretty much can't go wrong.

DeistPaladin said...

Lincoln Chaffey using the Homer Simpson excuse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpMLIUzE9h8

...or perhaps trying out the John Belushi defense:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgEtt4MFhFY

To bad he didn't have "that look" to pull it off.

waldo said...

Wow...you changed the essence of the whole post ...

Redhand said...

It’s like Bernie Sanders held up the white flag of surrender when he refused to really go after her on the character and moral issue, which is his only way in.

"His only way in." Ah, right.

Why am I not surprised that Brooks is also going for a divisive talking point that's highly debatable in and of itself? I don't subscribe to the underlying premise, much less his Villager attempt to "frame the debate" this way.

bowtiejack said...

Redhand

I am no longer surprised by anything the corps of sycophantic courtiers does, epitomized by Our Miss Brooks here. But Digby captured a most wonderful example of the Foxers giving the Kochs a tongue bath:

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/extolling-overlords-mustkeepthemhappy_17.html

Truly these people are without introspection, self-awareness, or shame.