19 Jan

Lefty David Brooks: It Would Be The Act Of An “Arrogant, Elitist, & Contemptuous” Party To Pass ObamaCare After MA Election


Most of this opinion article from David Brooks is the usual “Obama is so great, so wonderful, so thoughtful” baloney but then you get to the bolded paragraph below and you will have to re-read it a few times just to make sure you reading it right. Yes, he is calling out the left if they fail to learn from Massachusetts:

The country is now split on Obama, because he is temperate, thoughtful and pragmatic, but his policies are almost all unpopular. If you aggregate the last seven polls on health care reform, 41 percent support it and 51 percent oppose.

Many Democrats, as always, are caught in their insular liberal information loop. They think the polls are bad simply because the economy is bad. They tell each other health care is unpopular because the people aren’t sophisticated enough to understand it. Some believe they can still pass health care even if their candidate, Martha Coakley, loses the Senate race in Massachusetts on Tuesday.

That, of course, would be political suicide. It would be the act of a party so arrogant, elitist and contemptuous of popular wisdom that it would not deserve to govern. Marie Antoinette would applaud, but voters would rage.

I absolutely love his reasoning behind Obama’s popularity falling…”because he is temperate, thoughtful and pragmatic.”

Whoakay…..but anyways, if a die hard liberal can see the hand writing on the wall you would think the politicians would.

You would think.

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10 Responses to Lefty David Brooks: It Would Be The Act Of An “Arrogant, Elitist, & Contemptuous” Party To Pass ObamaCare After MA Election

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  2. Davey says: 1

    Not to mention the ultimate act of wee-weeness.

  3. Old Trooper 2 says: 2

    Jim Webb: “it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.” about 1 hour ago from web


    Now lets see if Obama, Reid or Pelosi desire to be “only fair and prudent”.
    My Money is on NOT since those scoundrels have worn huge holes in my benefit of the doubt.

  4. J. Ralph says: 3

    You misunderstand Brooke’s reasoning. His point requires that one take in his complete sentence, which is compound and so requires a bit more thought, but it is all there. First, he’s not saying anything about Obama’s “falling popularity” at all. He’s talking about the nation being “split” on Obama, and his analysis is that the country is split because Obama is “split”. Yeah, he’s “temperate, thoughtful and pragmatic”, which most people find attractive features in a leader, but his policies are almost all unpopular. This is a polite way of saying that our president appears to be really wise and reasonable, but all of his policies are, in the eyes of the nation, idiotic. Thus people are split — they like how he says it, but they don’t like what he says. This seems a fairly thoughtful analysis. Somewhat simplistic, but an interesting point nontheless.

    I’m puzzled that you consider Brooks is a lefty. He’s mostly conservative…a moderate conservative surely, but a conservtive in the classic mold (more like Edmund Burke, but that goes way back to the end of the 18th century). Most importantly, he’s thoughtful and temperate, very independent of thought and quite insightful. Indeed, he’s a perfect example of what he is writing about — he articles of late truly show a pundit who likes the way Obama comes across (as a thoughtful, temperate, articulate guy…which the President does APPEAR to be), but who finds Obama’s policies…well, just this side of insane. So is he really temperate and thoughtful? Well, the proof’s in the pudding, what? Hopefully you are right and he and the Democrats will arogantly charge ahead and they’ll self destruct.

  5. Neo says: 4

    Over at MSDNC, Maddow and Kos took this election outcome as a sign that Democrats must now pass HCR even if it means “reconciliation”

    Let’s see … Republican running as 41th vote against HCR in “bluest” state wins .. it’s a sign the “blue” team must pass HCR by all means necessary. Talk about dense. To call these people stupid would be an insult to stupid people.

    Guess maybe I will get my wish to have the Democrats complete their “lemmings” death march as they kamikaze their way into the history books.

  6. Hard Right says: 5

    I saw that too Neo. They actually think that they will lose big in Nov if they don’t pass some form of HCR.
    Pathological denial of reality is what that is called.
    Also saw wher olberscum attacked Brown again spewing pure hate and insanity then said if the charges weren’t true then we need to disprove them. He needs Clozapine something fierce.

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  8. Missy says: 6

    @Hard Right:

    I heard about Hoyer’s remark last night so I had to look it up. I doubt he’s in denial, I think some Congress dems are just spinning this garbage from safe seats. Exceptions being, so far, Franks, Webb and Bayh, realizing they can’t push this agenda further if democrats are thrown out of office.

    As far as the far left, I just spent some time reading through their comments at Politico, they are way out of their minds, the types Hoyer seems to addressing. Their upcoming strategy in the House appears to be to keep blathering in this manner, hope the press gets on board so they can continue the blame the Republicans mantra when all goes south. It’s all some of them know. In the Senate, Bayh and Webb seem to want to face the facts and deal with reality.

    Hoyer’s comment:

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday said that angst voters have expressed early this election year is the result of GOP obstructionism, not the Democrats agenda.


    So, that’s why they elected a Republican? Make any sense?

  9. stodghie says: 7

    i am hearing that bayh’s seat is not so safe. from watching this election, it would wise for them to assume that none of these dufuses have a safe seat.

  10. Leah says: 8

    Apparently the Democrats are simply going to stick to their mantra of “Democrats work for the people; Republicans work for Wall Street.” I think they should just quit while they’re behind.

    The Scott heard around the world, indeed!

    Link to article mentioned above: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_massachusetts_senate;_ylt=AoP3vOeBkdnCvw0z5pCFtulv24cA;_ylu=X3oDMTNjOHR1a2tmBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMTIwL3VzX21hc3NhY2h1c2V0dHNfc2VuYXRlBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMgRwb3MDMgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA2Jyb3dubWFzc3ZpYw–


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