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The Upside of Opportunism
New York Times, by David Brooks

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 10/31/2012 9:58:44 AM

Let’s try to imagine what the world would look like if President Obama is re-elected. Washington over the next four years would probably look much as it has over the last two: Obama running the White House, Republicans controlling the House and Democrats managing the Senate. We’d have had a long slog of an election before a change-hungry electorate, and we’d end up with pretty much the same cast of characters as before. Obama would probably try to enact the agenda he laid out most clearly in his recent interview with The Des Moines Register: Obama said he would try to recreate

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David Brooks coming back from the Dark Side; though not exactly for the right reasons.

Text corrected. As a long time poster, you should know better than to edit from the last paragraph of an article. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 10/31/2012 10:07:11 AM     (No. 8976559)

Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!

Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/31/2012 10:12:18 AM     (No. 8976576)

Yes, David, but what about the CREASE of his PANTS? Thats all any of us want to know about.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/31/2012 10:20:45 AM     (No. 8976593)

FTA: "Romney is more of a flexible flip-flopper than Obama."
David, thanks for the help.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Passion, 10/31/2012 10:24:02 AM     (No. 8976604)

Brooks is one of the most vacant, vapid people who is published. He is arrogant and ignorant, an economic moron, and knows nothing of the country he writes about as if this is just another election of small change or small stasis.

What an abject idiot.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/31/2012 10:39:34 AM     (No. 8976641)

Brooks damns Romney with faint praise! David Brooks labels himself a conservative to make us think he is different from the NYT editorial board. He is not. He is a closet liberal flying under false colors. Every time I read any of his stuff, I end up wondering why I bothered.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/31/2012 10:47:49 AM     (No. 8976674)

Seems to me that Brooks is totally taken by a need to receive attention and affection from the overwhelmingly liberal types he is around.

For some reason, he has chosen to hang out with the EJ Dionnes of the world and yearns for their approval.

Was Brooks possibly a conservative at some point? Hard to tell; he's certainly not one now.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: NYbob, 10/31/2012 11:12:21 AM     (No. 8976756)

#4 spot on description. Yeah, everything will pretty much be the same, NOT. First of all BHO has set a new standard in usurping power for the President. He has managed to do multiple unconstitutional acts that past Presidents could only dream about, and that is what he calls constrained. His first move will be to destroy the Supreme Court and then all bets are off. No fiscal controls, no legal controls and enough loyal police forces combined with intentional crisis to bend every American to his will or their death. Our freedoms are practically gone, certainly if YOU are targeted as a project for the Federal government. Our economic system has been perverted and there seems to be very few ways out of a catastrophic world wide debt.

We either voluntarily choose to become a bigger Cuba in 4 years or we vote for a man who hopefully has the brains and backbone to lead us in a hard, long effort to get America back.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/31/2012 11:14:33 AM     (No. 8976767)

David Brooks is what Howie Carr would refer to as "A bow-tied bum kisser"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/31/2012 11:19:05 AM     (No. 8976778)

Mr. Brookie, We know who you are, we know who you associate with and we know you are NOT who you say you are...so why are you bothering us with your BS?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/31/2012 11:27:32 AM     (No. 8976807)

I have added David Brooks to my do not read list, right next to Peggy Noonan.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 10/31/2012 12:43:10 PM     (No. 8977001)

No. I cannot imagine it at all. No thanks.

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