Myra Breckenridge on The Unintentional Comedy of David Brooks

The arrogance of David Brooks produces unintentional comedy:
"Well, I’d like to help the Republicans understand what’s going on in the other camp. First, Republicans should understand the mood in the White House. A month ago, the president and his team were gearing up for a fight. They were belligerent and tough-talking. Now, their mood is one of deep confidence. They’ve had a good month. The business community is on their side. Public opinion is breaking their way. Republicans are disorganized. The Obama folks project the self-assurance of a Duke basketball team warming up against a Division III school."
Mr. Brooks in Delphic mode? But there's more:
" He cannot have a satisfying second term if the next four years look like the last two, with a string of debt-ceiling-type budget showdowns. If Obama’s going to govern the way he wants, he absolutely has to crush the Republicans on the debt-ceiling threat and on tax rates.
He’s going to be willing to fight tooth and nail to put the budget-showdown-era behind us. He simply has to win this. He’s going to be willing to go over the fiscal cliff and blame it on Republicans."
Imagine this scene: Mr. Brooks conducts a long distance mind meld with the president and his entire political team. Spock, the great creation of the creative collaboration between Roddenberry/Nimoy aids in the discovery of the motives of the President of the United States of America! Dare we utter this home truth: Mr. Brooks plumbs the depths of comedy and melodrama!
Yours in astonishment,
Myra Breckenridge   

About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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