Tuesday, March 3, 2009

David Brooks: "Maybe Booking Passage on the Titanic Wasn't Such a Good Idea After All"

Better late than never, I suppose (H/T: Richard McEnroe; don't miss his visualization of Brooks' epiphany).

Still, I get a kick out of stuff like this: "We moderates are going to have to assert ourselves. We’re going to have to take a centrist tendency that has been politically feckless and intellectually vapid and turn it into an influential force." Sure, Dave; you and your RINO pals can don Viking helmets and toss bon mots back and forth on your spear points.

The middle of the road: rallying point for David Brooks, Chris Buckley and countless generations of dead possums. Include me out.

Update: Robert Stacy McCain applies the blowtorch.


JeffS said...

Too late for second thoughts, Brooks. A more reasonable reaction to your "discovery" concerning Obama would be to retire to some part of the world where the speed of communications is measured by how fast the postal carrier's mule walks.

SwampWoman said...

He sees the torches and pitchforks in the distance, and is hoping he isn't going to be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

RebeccaH said...

Now he's sorry. Sort of.

Too little too late. I thought we were in for another round of Jimmy Carter, but it is way, way worse than that.

Wimpy of Canadia said...

Someone who is middle of the road gets run over by events. Thias guy is a case in point.

kc said...

The only thing more scary than Obama’s experiment is the thought that it might fail and the political power will swing over to a Republican Party that is currently unfit to wield it.

The ones most unfit, Sir, are those who have been namby-pamby compromising worms - not a backbone in the bunch. At least Rush & his kind really STAND FOR something.

Paco said...

You tell 'em, KC! Brooks is unfit to wash Limbaugh's socks.

Yojimbo said...

Wonder why I can't find that historical blockbuster "Great Moderates in History"?

No prompting! It will come to me.

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