Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FLG is not quite sure why

Pandora thinks this is similar to Elvis Presley.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe she likes peanut butter and bacon sandwiches?

Hey, did you see this magnificent pistol whipping?-done by a woman no less:

"David Brooks notes that in the last year, something dire has happened: The public has turned decisively against the ""educated classes"" and all of their works. At the same time, it has also moved against Barack Obama, who began his term with approval ratings that bumped up against 70, and have now sunk to the high to mid-40s, with ""strongly disapprove"" ratings that rival those of George W. Bush at his worst.

"It has also moved strongly against his -- and the educated classes' -- ideas. It is more pro-life, more anti-climate change, more free market, less statist, more inclined to favor ""harsh"" measures against terrorism suspects, more in favor of ""waterboarding"" the terrorist caught in the brief-bombing effort, more opposed to the closing of Guantanamo Bay.

"While the liberal Left controls the White House along with both houses of Congress, the country it governs has moved to the Right. These phenomena are all interrelated: The country is moving Right in reaction to Obama's theories of governance, and Obama and the educated class are one and the same.

"He epitomizes that class and was sold by that class to the country, which purchased the product and has come to regret it. It now wants its money returned.

"In a sense, Obama has never been more than his education (Columbia, Harvard), which for some people was more than enough. When Brooks met Obama in 2005, the new senator had no experience and no accomplishments, but he was perfectly briefed in the requisite talking points.

""As they chewed over the finer points of Edmund Burke, it didn't take long for the two men to click,"" Gabriel Sherman wrote in the New Republic. On the basis of this, Brooks decided Obama was ""dazzling,"" would one day become ""a very good president"" and should run for that office as quickly as possible. He compared him to Burke in his subtle complexity.

""Run, Barack, Run,"" he wrote a year later, on the grounds that crisis required his talents. ""I divide people into people who talk like us and who don't talk like us,"" he admitted to Sherman. He then paid Obama the ultimate compliment, by saying he could write for the New Republic himself..."

David Brooks may become the most hated (wo)man in America.

Rest here:

Mrs. P

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