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January 09, 2018

Never-Trumper David Brooks: The Never Trump Movement Is Getting "Dumber," More "Insular" and "Lowbrow," and Retreating Into the Comforting Cocoon of a "Smug Fairy Tale Version of Reality"

Better than you.

David Brooks issued a timely rebuke to the anti-Trump movement in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times. He argued that Michael Wolff's pot-stirring book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, represented a decline into "lowbrow" argument -- based more on anger than truth.

"The anti-Trump movement, of which I'm a proud member, seems to be getting dumber," Brooks confessed. "It seems to be settling into a smug, fairy tale version of reality that filters out discordant information."

The Times columnist explained that "more anti-Trumpers seem to be telling themselves a 'Madness of King George' narrative: Trump is a semiliterate madman surrounded by sycophants who are morally, intellectually and psychologically inferior to people like us."

To his credit, Brooks attacked this smug mentality. "I'd like to think it's possible to be fervently anti-Trump while also not reducing everything to a fairy tale," he wrote.

The columnist lamented the anti-Trump movement's "insularity" -- few of them actually know or listen to those who support Trump -- and its "lowbrowism."

He compared the "lowbrowism" of the NeverTrumpers to the lowbrowism of Sean Hannity -- which is a nasty cut within NeverTrump world, for whom Sean Hannity is a Hate Totem.

Speaking of lowbrow insularity and fairy tale versions of reality, Bill Kristol continues transitioning into the political gender he actually always was -- a progressive troll.

Below, watch him parrot progressives' key conceit -- that their only flaw is that they're too honest, too virtuous, too focused on the public good.

And, on the other hand, "conservatives are too angry."

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