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Old 09-16-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Sarah Palin has many virtues. If you wanted someone to destroy a corrupt establishment, she'd be your woman. But the constructive act of governance is another matter. She has not been engaged in national issues, does not have a repertoire of historic patterns and, like President Bush, she seems to compensate for her lack of experience with brashness and excessive decisiveness.

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Funny because at first glance I read the bolded word above as "derisiveness," which would also fit. But "excessive decisiveness" is pretty brilliantly said.

(I don't totally agree with him on her merits at destroying a corrupt establishment...she takes one down, starts a new one?)
Once again Brooks being a usefull tool for the left as if he is somehow credible as a conservative! Of all things, Excessive Decisiveness! Yeah there's an issue!
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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You need to start your own thread. Don't attempt to hijack this one.

I did start one. I won't hijack this one. Please go to my thread and respond.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: New Hampsha
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What if McCain had a pastor like Wright?
what do you mean IF?
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:34 PM
 
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If McCain had a psycho pro-white anti-black preacher would he still be running for president?

Please answer my question.
Yes, absolutely. We know many of his supporters are voting for him only because they are too racist to support a person of color.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Once again Brooks being a usefull tool for the left as if he is somehow credible as a conservative! Of all things, Excessive Decisiveness! Yeah there's an issue!
As George "The Decider" Bush has shown us, excessive decisiveness, especially in the face of evidence that the decisions should not go the way he wants to, has steered this nation down the wrong path. The vast majority of the decisions that man has made have been wrong; do you really think someone like Sarah Palin would not do the same?
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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As George "The Decider" Bush has shown us, excessive decisiveness, especially in the face of evidence that the decisions should not go the way he wants to, has steered this nation down the wrong path. The vast majority of the decisions that man has made have been wrong; do you really think someone like Sarah Palin would not do the same?
Yeah Iguess your right, It would probably be much better to have some one indecisive and wishy washy that is able to evaluate every situation with every party's interest in mind!
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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Is "excessive decisiveness" worse than "eternal limbo and indecision" which is where Congress seems to be? I think I'd rather have a leader who makes a decision rather than spends time pandering to the voters and reading the polls and checking which way the wind is blowing before venturing to speak.

NOTE: I am not knocking a particular person with the above statement but I'm sure you could hold it up in a mirror and see about 98% of our elected Congressional officials.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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McCain had one, John Magee.
WHO is John Magee? Get your names straight before you post, at least that much.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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Yeah Iguess your right, It would probably be much better to have some one indecisive and wishy washy that is able to evaluate every situation with every party's interest in mind!
Actually, that is the definition of be deliberative and how our congress is set up to work. Are you saying the founding fathers were wrong and wishy washy?
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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In all fairness though, Brooks seems to have supported Obama for quite some time now. He seems to like the vagueness of his approach, vs the hard hitting specifics of someone such as Palin. From a column he wrote a couple of months ago:

He was a popular and charismatic professor, but he rarely took part in faculty conversations or discussions about the future of the institution. He had a supple grasp of legal ideas, but he never committed those ideas to paper by publishing a piece of scholarship.

He was in the law school, but not of it.


This has been a consistent pattern throughout his odyssey. His childhood was a peripatetic journey through Kansas, Indonesia, Hawaii and beyond. He absorbed things from those diverse places but was not fully of them.

He was in Trinity United Church of Christ, but not of it, not sharing the liberation theology that energized Jeremiah Wright Jr. He is in the United States Senate, but not of it. He has not had the time nor the inclination to throw himself into Senate mores, or really get to know more than a handful of his colleagues. His Democratic supporters there speak of him fondly, but vaguely.

And so it goes. He is a liberal, but not fully liberal. He has sometimes opposed the Chicago political establishment, but is also part of it. He spoke at a rally against the Iraq war, while distancing himself from many antiwar activists.



Brooks has read a lot into, and assumed a lot, in Obama's sentiments and attachments. He seems fascinated with this, and generally seems supportive. Probably gives us more of an accurate insight into Brooks than Obama or Palin, he seems to like lack of specificity and a more philosophical and detached leader.

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