Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Obama "Clarifies" Russia Letter Regardng Missile Defense | Main | Compare and Contrast
March 03, 2009

David Brooks: I'm an Easily-Gulled Buffoon

I'm glad we have elites to tell us po' bumpkins the way things really are.

Malkin's annoyed enough to write of Brooks' "Ivy League ejaculations."

She links this old but apropos Iowahawk piece mocking the effete Harvard half-assed intellectuals' embrace of Obama as "conservative."

To be honest, I'm a bit exhausted by this constant Caddyshack-esque spat between the so-called elites and the grassroots. I find the elites more annoying, but I'm also getting annoyed by the excesses of the resentments-stoking on the grassroots side where every dispute mutates into an us vs. them cultural Rangnarok.*

That said, if David Brooks can be so easily gulled and his supposed intellectual and cultural inferiors on the grassroots side cannot be, what purpose does he serve, exactly? Not only does he undermine the conservative cause and advance the liberal one, but he's just plain wrong along the way as he does so.

And he does it with a certain amount of refined arrogance to boot.

* I continue to think this is destructive. Perhaps we need some catharsis and bloodletting, but at some point we have to stop focusing on what divides the conservative movement and start focusing on dividing the liberals from the Reagan Democrats.

I suppose this is the best time for the catharsis and bloodletting. But still I grow weary of the red-on-somewhat-less-red infighting.**

** Actually, now that I think of it, is it possible that the so-called elites were partly turned off to Sarah Palin not merely because she was NQOCD (Not quite our class, dear), but because she vigorously attacked a man the so-called elites were warm to precisely because he was of part of the Harvard-Princeton axis about which the world turns?

Okay, now I'm getting pissed off again.

Sarah Palin wasn't taken in by Obama's easy, Ivy charm. Does that make her smarter than David Brooks?

Yeah, that Iowahawk piece is more true than funny, as it turns out.

digg this
posted by Ace at 01:55 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Vic[/i] We Have No Party: "How many people will be screwed over by comments m ..."

Vic[/i] We Have No Party: "Scankles said she has asked the State Department t ..."

Vic[/i] We Have No Party: "The US ambassador to South Korea was attacked by a ..."

Vic[/i] We Have No Party: "Another great foreign policy triumph for the choom ..."

Vic[/i] We Have No Party: "Good Morning Morons.  Today is Thursday, Marc ..."

Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s]: " [i]771 FYI: Circumference is not the same as dia ..."

Cato: "Posted by: RickZ at March 05, 2015 06:28 AM (8tMEA ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That: "Girth it's called girth when the object has length ..."

RickZ: "[I]Perhaps... I think we went past that point a ..."

Uncle Pythagoras: "FYI: Circumference is not the same as diameter. ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That: "Please don't let my last breath be taken in a god ..."

Bitter Clinger and All That: "New Party Platform:We're taking this country back ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64