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  •  David Brooks: Still Fucking That Centrist Chicken (9+ / 0-)

    driftglass - Monday, January 21, 2013

    But since Mr. Brooks' Centrism is like unto Vampirism in that if he does not feed constantly --  if he doesn't wedge some insipid, fact-free Centrist claptrap into every single thing he says and writes every single day -- he will burst into flames and disappear in a puff of Broderian stink, we also get this:
    Obama made his case beautifully. He came across as a prudent, nonpopulist progressive. But I’m not sure he rescrambled the debate. We still have one party that talks the language of government and one that talks the language of the market. We have no party that is comfortable with civil society, no party that understands the ways government and the market can both crush and nurture community, no party with new ideas about how these things might blend together.
    You can almost hear the tears in Mr. Brooks' voice as he chokes up for the lost opportunity.

    Oh if only President Obama had carefully counterbalanced each word eloquently spoken about the power of and critical necessity for collective action with another word about the  merits of individual enterprise and the practical limits of government.

    With a link to Dean Baker:
    In what will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone outside of Sally Quinn's tight circle of parlor austerity trolls, Dean Baker notes that Mr. Brooks also screws the pooch on basic debt arithmetic  "David Brooks Trouble With Arithmetic Leads Him Astray Again "
    driftglass nails Brooks' "if only" ...sigh BS

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