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  •  So is David Brooks and he found something (8+ / 0-)

    worthwhile to say about it

    "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

    by eXtina on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 03:44:44 PM PST

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    •  Brooks thinks Obama overreached.. (12+ / 0-)

      and he cannot contain his glee that his Conservative Pals will now dismantle the Obama argument. What Brooks does not get is that the country has bypassed the Country Club Set, and even though they have the residual money of the nation, they no longer will set the agenda. Their day is over.

      And I say this as an Old White Male who has been a lifelong feminist, peace activist, gay rights supporter, environmentalist, and energy reform supporter. Just like about 40 percent of all Old White Males. We are not all bad. In fact, give us 10 more percent, and we will be the majority of Old White Males.

      Old indeed.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:15:03 PM PST

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      •  you put it exactly the way I was thinking (6+ / 0-)

        the 'Country Club Set', has the money but not the power to set the agenda even with the Koch brothers and EVEN with stealing the House.

        "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

        by eXtina on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:30:26 PM PST

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      •  I don't think Brooks thinks any of that. (5+ / 0-)
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        eXtina, Aunt Pat, Tonedevil, myboo, Ckntfld

        I don't think he thinks. I don't mean that he's stupid, I don't think he's giving an honest assessment, he's just pushing his agenda.

        The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

        by A Citizen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:45:42 PM PST

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        •  He is on to the next task as he sees it.. (5+ / 0-)

          discrediting and defeating the resurgence of the Progressive Obama's agenda. Brooks is smart, but he is insecure about his position in life, and insulated from the real world. He does not feel the broad currents which sweep the country, being on foothill just above it.

          But its true that these statements in Obama's Second Inaugural may turn out to be the most important of the last 50 years, or perhaps 100 years. The battle lines are drawn, despite the Conservatives fight to keep those lines unclear and fluid, not to take positions, to stall and prevaricate and not debate in good faith. Now, they will try to blame Obama for their own obfuscation, and deny the lines he has drawn, but its too late. They are now fighting, as the Confederacy did, on disadvantageous ground, outnumbered and tired. They do not see how precarious they have made their own position.

          History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

          Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

          by OregonOak on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:10:58 PM PST

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    •  CBS News hasn't had an out gay personality either (2+ / 0-)
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      eXtina, Aunt Pat

      60M only borrows Anderson. And FTN hasn't gotten into LGBT stuff that I can remember.

      cheerleaders need not apply.

      by kravitz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:15:11 PM PST

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