UPDATE 4/22/17: A pattern emerging of a DB intimidated by overtly Conservative, aggressive men like Trump and Cruz. “Brutes.” Grandly scanning all Western Civ, a quivering Mr. Brooks likens Trump to the worst dictators present and past. Contrast with his crush on the rather effete Obama. David Brooks, class nerd, begging for a wedgie.
1/12/16 UPDATE: In the World According To Brooks, Ted Cruz is “brutal,” not to mention “dark and satanic.” I guess he has decided that his vote for Obama and profitable place in the MSM only continues to boost his career. Hollow to the boring core.
ORIGINAL POST 11/2/12: NY Times token “Conservative” authoring editorials headlined “Run, Barack, Run!” Flesh and blood metrosexual evidence of the Old Gray Lady’s fair & balanced, non-partisan coverage of American politics. Exhibit A provided by the Liberal media proving for all time that “Conservatives” aren’t really conservative...and that most of these ridiculously high-paid pundits have nothing to say.
Most notorious in Conservative circles for his remarkable insight into Obama’s qualifications for the U.S. Presidency: “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.” Jump ahead to April, 2014, and suddenly Brook’s Crease Crush has “a manhood problem” when dealing with real life problems like the Russian Putin and Syrian Assad.
If that’s not enough to banish Brooks’ “conservative” and common sense quotient to the permanent negative column, there is also his less-publicized attraction to Obama Svengali David Axelrod giving off animal heat carrying a volume of Edmund Burke: “I followed [David Axelrod’s] career because he was who I wanted to be…He was a hero.”
Who needs all those books, history, facts, principles, even Edmund Burke when one look at a “perfectly creased pant” does the trick? One look at that crease, and Dave swooned. He missed something else going on in those pants.
Then again…The term “naive” doesn’t explain it. Perhaps the word “mercenary” does.