Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
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
Citizen : "Programmed abstinence from meat is one of the most ..."

Skip: "Can't bring myself to even try fake meat ..."

Eromero: "Of course meal is making cornbread to go along wit ..."

Skip: "Slept in today Good morning horde ..."

Eromero: "Meal is protein and it's a living animal. First of ..."

Vic[/i]: "Good Morning Morons ..."

NotAFed: "Greetings from Yarmouth Port.... The eat more o ..."

bear with asymmetrical balls: "fake meat is raigurgler's girlfriend's pet name fo ..."

Citizen : "774 I didn't say it would succeed. ..."

SFGoth: "Four grandparents:  Gurkha, roof-top Korean, ..."

SFGoth: "Raimondo is actually JackStraw's governor.  R ..."

redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u]: " The whole fake meat thing is about gradually foo ..."

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