Friday, November 11, 2016

David Brooks clings to his irrelevance as if it were an inflatable sex doll

The opening lines of his latest column reek of Brooks's signature elitist obliviousness:
If your social circles are like mine, you spent Tuesday night swapping miserable texts. Not all, but many of my friends and family members were outraged, stunned, disgusted and devastated.
Well, Dave, maybe you need to make your circle a little more inclusive.

And then there's this bit of moral posturing:
[W]e simply don’t yet know how much racism or misogyny motivated Trump voters. It is true that those voters are willing to tolerate a lot more bigotry in their candidate than I’d be willing to tolerate.
On the other hand, "those voters" don't seem to be willing to tolerate the levels of corruption and hypocrisy that you were willing to tolerate in, I presume, hoping for a Clinton victory.

But not to worry, lefties, everything will ultimately work out for the best:
After all, the guy will probably resign or be impeached within a year. The future is closer than you think.
Yes, Dave, yes it is, and when the deteriorating financial performance of the NYT finally results in the transformation of that once great newspaper into a supermarket coupon flyer, I'll be looking for your elegantly written invitations to avail ourselves of the latest bargains on, say, Libby's black-eyed peas or maybe Gordon's fish sticks.


smitty1e said...

#Heyoo image of the day.

bruce said...

Weasel words from the original human weasel.

bruce said...

Brooks should apply for a job as an intern with Michael Moore who sees his career restarting after the Obama-drought.

rinardman said...

It is true that those voters are willing to tolerate a lot more bigotry in their candidate than I’d be willing to tolerate.

And your reader(s) can obviously tolerate a lot more vapid political writing than I'm willing to tolerate.

JeffS said...

David Brroks: the last word in non-relevance.

RebeccaH said...

He pretends he isn't sneering at the America that elected Donald Trump, but that's exactly what he's doing, the snobbish little prick.

HAL9000 said...

So he's hoping that Trump is out in a year, impeached or resigned? All that would do is make Mike Pence President. Then he could choose, say, Bobby Jindal or Mia Love or Scott Walker as the new VP and, the way the GOP works, designated successor. I love it!

It's about time we had a president named Michael.

Trump could do well to abolish several cabinet departments during his first year, saving small parts of them and transferring such useful parts to other departments. The candidates are:
Department of Education (root and branch);
Department of Energy;
Department of Housing and Urban Development (an open invitation to fraud and graft);
Department of Transportation (get rid of the light rail fanatics);
Department of Commerce;
Department of Labor;
and break up the Department of Homeland Security, sending most of it back to the places they came from or to other cabinet offices if the former are among those abolished, and eliminate the TSA completely, since it seems to serve no good purpose at all.

That'll do for a start.