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Old 07-11-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Conservative Columnist Fears Republican Movement | CJOnline.com

Brooks is the New York Times’ conservative columnist. He was schooled at the late William F. Buckley’s National Review, William Kristol’s Weekly Standard, and Murdoch’s Washington Times.

He lists in successive paragraphs movement beliefs that distinguish it from a normal political party. Brooks refrains from calling today’s GOP a cult, but that is what it sounds like.

First evidence is ”members of this movement do not accept the logic of compromise, no matter how sweet the terms.”

Brooks next writes “members of this movement do not accept the legitimacy of scholars and intellectual authorities.”
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Given how much the neo-progs love war, I can't imagine the Democrat party is really all that normal either.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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The scholars and intellectual authorities you speak of are dumb as a box of rocks. They are nothing more than academia fools who THINK they know everything. They are failures to the highest degree, look at who is in the WH and is supposedly the smartest President ever. He can't even manage his way out of a paper bag, forget the economy and the country.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Brooks is no conservative.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: NY
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What a lot of hyperventilating twaddle. David Brooks needs to take a vacation.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: In a Galaxy far, far away called Germany
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Funny how the more the Republican party gets watered down, the more the Democrats (who are equally watered down) scream how extremist they are becoming. The fact is that both the mainstream Republican & Democratic party's are nearly identical and this leaves the voters without a true choice. They talk like they are different - but when it comes down to it - they do the same things. They are bought and paid for by the richest of the rich. Your vote (for them) is just to make you feel like you have a say-so.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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The scholars and intellectual authorities you speak of are dumb as a box of rocks. They are nothing more than academia fools who THINK they know everything. They are failures to the highest degree, look at who is in the WH and is supposedly the smartest President ever. He can't even manage his way out of a paper bag, forget the economy and the country.
Did the truth just hurt?
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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The scholars and intellectual authorities you speak of are dumb as a box of rocks. They are nothing more than academia fools who THINK they know everything. They are failures to the highest degree, look at who is in the WH and is supposedly the smartest President ever. He can't even manage his way out of a paper bag, forget the economy and the country.
Typical right wing anti-intellectualism. Academic success = failure. And that's why the GOP is the way it is today.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:21 PM
 
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The GOP is spineless. They can't even accept a deal that gives them 75% of what they want.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Brooks is no conservative.
He's much too intelligent. You're probably right!
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