Just in time for last nights Democrat "Debate" the NYTime's favorite Conservative diagnoses the reasons for the Republican parties incompetence
. The cause of the GOP's problems, as everyone with a half-wit knows, is Rush Limbaugh.
"Over the past 30 years, or at least since Rush Limbaugh came on the scene, the Republican rhetorical tone has grown ever more bombastic, hyperbolic and imbalanced."
David Brooks just doesn't understand why the Republicans can't show more "intellectual humility" and promote "steady, incremental change" showing a "respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible." You know, like Bernie Sanders or Hilary Clinton. It's like this, traditional conservatives are supposed to run out on the tracks of history and yell stop - then get run over, but these Rush Limbaugh inspired rubes are actually trying to rip up the tracks or at the very least throw the switch and move the train onto a different track. They're "incompetent at governing and unwilling to be governed."
Well, sort of, but Brooks like every DC pundit who's made a respectable living proping up the 1932 governing order where DC "rules" and the citizen/subjects "obey" will never understand what's roiling the GOP - He doesn't even understand Rush Limbaugh. Like most Democrats, Brooks thinks Rush is a political gadfly barking out orders to the GOP base, but any honest assessment of his 20 Million (!!!) average weekly listeners will show that his audience is ideologically broad. More importantly, if you listen to his broadcast (I mean really listen) it's surprising how little he actually addresses politics or politicians - What he really focuses his attention on is illuminating the fake media-sphere that supports, obfuscates, lies and ignores injustice in the existing political order. His target is not
politicians or political parties - it's the blob of conformity that insulates Washington DC from the people in the "real world". Rush's target is David Brooks and all the pencil neck nerds like him that manufacture the news and popular opinion. Millions of Americans see it just as Rush does and they want to tear the established order down, scrub it off and build something better.
Proof - at last nights "debate" when Bernie gave Hitlery a pass on her e-mail server "scandal" by letting her know that "he's sick and tired of hearing about her emails" the press room (where all the reporters sit) erupted in spontaneous cheers
. It would have been a great moment for the moderator of the "debate" to remind Senator Sanders that the FBI doesn't, as a rule, procure peoples private servers unless there is suspicion of criminal activity, but for some strange reason the follow up didn't spring from Anderson Cooper's lips. Bernie's gift to Hilary last night just proves what I've thought all along, that Sanders is a Stalking Horse designed to ignite the hard left base who loath all things Clinton and bring them into the fold when the time is right - He's a tool in the Democrat machine and nothing more - I'm sure David Brooks doesn't understand that either
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