Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth
A respectful FUCK YOU.
David Brooks has been on the Newshour weekly slamming Bush and Republicans ever since Katrina hit. Let me repeat, an arch conservative formerly of the newcon Weekly Standard said even on today's MTP the following
Listen, Bush believes in the tax policy of his administration. I don't. I think in time of war, you don't cut taxes.
And sometimes in my dark moments, I think he's "The Manchurian Candidate" designed to discredit all the ideas I believe in.
So maybe he is in a dark moment, but we on the left should embrace that moment and say, Bush&Co can't even garner support from one of their classicaly staunchest supporters. A representative of at least one of the factions of the base is pissed off and spewing it into microphones, cameras, and printing presses at every chance he gets.
Say what you will, but this guy gets lots of airtime and the more he talks against the administration the better. To the average joe thinks of David Brooks as the Token Conservative at the New York Times.
So he may very well be a wanker daily, but he is taking our side in a seemingly genuine sort of way.
I rather like it and I think it should be broadcast from the highest mountains that David Brooks thinks George Bush is the "Manchurian Candidate designed to discredit all conservatives believe in." (God that is a great line to repeat!)
Perhaps other conservative hacks will get on the Brooks bandwagon. I would rather they come to that conclusion as a result of intense introspection. Instead diaries like Armando's will just generate the standard "the left is never happy" vitriol from the right. With the most certain effect of the Left having to come to Armando's rescue.
It is an irresponsible message to portray since the narrative can only bite the left in the ass.
Horse's have always been judged by the apparent health of their teeth. You wouldn't buy a horse that had rotten teeth. But this is a free horse David Brooks is offering up for free. I for one, could give a rats ass if there are a couple of molars missing.