Thursday, February 27, 2020

Never Trust a Never Trumper: David Brooks Edition


Hey look!  The goof who unstintingly supported George W. Bush as he pissed away the Clinton surplus because he swore that the economy had become a perpetual property machine that could easily support gargantuan tax cuts for the wealthy while fully funding all my Medicare, Meidcaid and Social Security ...

... and unstintingly supported George W. Bush as he dragged this country into the biggest foreign policy debacle in modern history ...

... and got himself promoted from The Weekly Standard wingnut goon squad to The New Times Times op-ed page on the strength of his relentless slandering of Liberals like you and me who stood against Dubya's catastrophic policies...

... has opinions.

Well isn't that fucking special.

The headline will suffice to make my point.
No, Not Sanders, Not Ever
He is not a liberal, he’s the end of liberalism.

By David Brooks
Opinion Columnist

Mr. Brooks then spends the bulk of his 800 contractually-obligated words condescending to explain to us po' stoopid Libtards what being a Liberal means.
Traditional liberalism traces its intellectual roots to...

This liberalism believes in...

This is why liberals like Hubert Humphrey, Ted Kennedy and Elizabeth Warren...

Liberalism celebrates...

Liberalism is horrified by...

A liberal leader confronts...

A liberal sees shades of gray...

A liberal sees inequality and...
Plus there are Mr. Brooks' barely sublimated daddy-issues.  From one of Mr. Brooks' hoariest stories of his childhood:
I grew up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s to somewhat left-wing parents. When I was five, they took me to a Be-In, where hippies would just go to be. One of the things they did at the Be-In was set a garbage can on fire and throw their wallets into it to demonstrate their liberation from money and material things. I saw a $5 bill on fire in the garbage can, so I broke from the crowd, reached into the fire, grabbed the money, and ran away.
And 50 years later, he's still running.

And now I'm just gonna put my big feet up and let the late Steve Gilliard take it home.  Excerpted from The News Blog from 17 years ago...

I'm a fighting liberal

You know, I've studied history, I've read about America and you know something, if it weren't for liberals, we'd be living in a dark, evil country, far worse than anything Bush could conjure up. A world where children were told to piss on the side of the road because they weren't fit to pee in a white outhouse, where women had to get back alley abortions and where rape was a joke, unless the alleged criminal was black, whereupon he was hung from a tree and castrated.

What has conservatism given America? A stable social order? A peaceful homelife? Respect for law and order? No. Hell, no. It hasn't given us anything we didn't have and it wants to take away our freedoms.
...

It was the liberals who opposed the Nazis while the conservatives were plotting to get their brown shirts or fund Hitler. It was the liberals who warned about Spain and fought there, who joined the RAF to fight the Germans, who brought democracy to Germany and Japan. Let us not forget it was the conservatives who opposed defending America until the Germans sank our ships. They would have done nothing as Britain came under Nazi control. It was they who supported Joe McCarthy and his baseless, drink fueled claims.

Without liberals, there would be no modern America, just a Nazi satellite state. Liberals weak on defense? Liberals created America's defense. The conservatives only need vets at election time.

It is time to stop looking for an accommodation with the right. They want none for us. They want to win, at any price. So, you have a choice: be a fighting liberal or sit quietly. I know what I am, what are you?
And now, under Trump, American Conservatism has at last reached its apotheosis.

Now the Conservatives are the brownshirts.  Proudly.  Openly.

So if you were damnfool enough to actually believe that Never Trumpers would have your back when things got tough, consider making a generous contribution to a certain shitty little blogger in the middle of Middle America who tried very hard to warn you that you were being fleeced, greased and decreased.



I Want Just Enough Socialism To Make David Brooks Weep Tears of Blood




3 comments:

Lawrence said...

I voted for all the communisms. Twice. And all I got was the Heritage Foundation's healthcare plan. Thanks, Obama.

Lit3Bolt said...

Unfortunately, it doesn't matter what you think.

It doesn't matter what I think.

The way our founders intended for us to elect a President in this country was to select five very wise sages from five very different corners of the United States.

These wise sages would then Elect the President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World.

The first wise sage lived in a trailer off of a desert road in a retirement community that wisely used water from the Colorado to feed their lawns they never went out on. He was not impressed by Bernie Sanders. "He'll take away my Medicaid and Medicare and Social Security."

"Actually--"

The second wise sage lived in a swamp next to a beach. He liked to get drunk, steal things from Wal-Mart, and ride alligators while shooting his gun. We spoke to the wise old sage just after he had shot off his own dick. "I can't vote for Bernie. He's a pinko."

"Actually--"

"PINKO!"

The third wise old sage lived in a land of Churches and hills between two great cities. She declared that only Trump could save every baby that has never been born. While we tried to puzzle that out, she screeched at us for serving the devil and threw her meth urine at us.

The fourth wise old sage lived in a frozen land between lakes where the water was permanently unclean, and he liked it that way. He liked vanilla ice cream, mayonnaise, cottage cheese, Civil War History, and World War II history. He wisely explained to us that he could only vote for the prime specimen of the master race, and that sadly, Bernie was not it.

The fifth wise old sage lives a mystical land of football and cheese and proud Germanic heritage. For similar reasons to the fourth wise old sage, she was not feeling the Bern, but admired his leathery skin that might be reworked into useful household appliances.

Also, these five wise old sages listen to an even older and wiser old sage, their master, the Grand Fox of Flowers who was married to ancient Chinese Wisewoman and had numerous exotic Russian monks by his side, chanting mysterious chants that they promised would feel the other five sages with vitae and anima.

As the sages sat before their glow-boxes, chanting and rubbing themselves an undulating frenzy, they never once considered Feeling the Bern.

And that, dear reader, is how the founders intended for the POTUS to be selected.

Robt said...

And when it comes to a "both sides" of this.

Republicans cite Sanders and the effort to return all Jews back to Cuba to fulfill the End of Times prophecy.

Remember how frightened Wall Street was, when GW Bush forced them to accept that bail out?

See, Both the republicans and the conservatives do it..................

As for the other side,

Conservatives point out Sanders (not McConnell and GOP) has converted America's Senate into the likes of the Russian DOMA. How the liberal Bloomberg would stop the capitalist patriotic freedom redistribution of other people's money to farmers.

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