Wednesday, July 20, 2011

David Brooks' Road Not Taken

Here's David Brooks on the road the GOPhers have chosen not to take, and why that has made
all the difference.

It's rare that I agree with this neocon columnist, but he seems to have identified the worst of the GOPhers and what they are doing to block any reasonable progress in D.C.



Montana said...

You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, the apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide.

The current crowd of GOP liars want to steal Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights for our Unions, and on top of it all they want to blame the poor, the middle class and the public sector workers for a recession that the GOP created (Thanks to the Dullard “W”), while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits.

The GOP is like the “Chicken Littles” always saying that the “Sky is Falling”, like the same ones that were the “Chicken Hawks” (“W” Wars), big talk no courage.

The United States, favors creativity wherever it can be found. We’re apostles of prosperity and defenders of the free exchange of ideas and when more people in more countries are free to rise, to invent, to communicate, to dissent, it’s not the doom of United States leadership, its the triumph of the American way.

Generations have worked hard and sacrificed much for the country to reach this point (individuals and our Unions that represented our poor, the middle class and public sector workers), and with further hard work and sacrifice (along with our relentless self-doubt) the United States will rise again, we do not tire and we are coming back, no matter what Fox news and their GOP “Chicken Littles” lackies keep saying about our nation. The win in New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation, Never Bet Against the United States, watch out GOP, we are coming for you!

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Montana gets it. Well written, well articulated and a welcome comment.

Always glad to hear from a new visitor.

Thanks, Montana

Anonymous said...

Brooks is correct in calling out the jerks that are calling themselves conservatives. What has been confounding is the observation that the facts just no longer matter to some of our citizens. The second paragraph of Montana's comments sums up the unvarnished truth. American voters need to educate themselves as to who their real friends, and enemies, are.

Old Dude

By the way, on different subject, I came across an article about the lack of reporting on anti-war protests that you might consider.

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Thanks again Old Dude for your input.
Sorry to say that your suggested link didn't work.

Anonymous said...

Oops. Sorry about that link.

This is a shorter version that should work. The lack of reporting on anti-war protests is in the commentary section.

Old Dude