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David Brooks: "One Of The
Best Inaugural Speeches
In The Past Half Century"

Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/22/2013 12:18:38 PM

GWEN IFILL, PBS: Did you get the sense he was speaking to everybody, including people who didn´t vote for him, David? DAVID BROOKS, NEW YORK TIMES: Yes, but making an argument. It was about collectivity. There´s no question about that. Four years ago, it was about being trans-partisan, about healing divides. He was sort of above the fray. Now he´s in the fray. He´s picked a team. And his team is his party, his belief system. And I thought he made the case for a very pragmatic, prudential, incremental, but progressivism, a more forthright case for

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Running out of the room screaming. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. I really do feel like I´m living in an alternate universe.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: arcady, 1/22/2013 12:21:27 PM     (No. 9132430)

Clean up in aisle 2...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Anner40, 1/22/2013 12:34:31 PM     (No. 9132459)

You do wonder what these people hear when so much is wrong and getting worse.....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flipper3, 1/22/2013 12:36:04 PM     (No. 9132463)

"One of the best inaugural speeches in the past half century"? WHAT?!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: provide, 1/22/2013 12:37:41 PM     (No. 9132466)

Why didn´t he deliver it before the Lincoln Memorial statue? Oh, that was another guy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pedro4, 1/22/2013 12:41:24 PM     (No. 9132482)

The stonewall reference had him wetting his pants.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pomom, 1/22/2013 12:41:54 PM     (No. 9132485)

As Karl Rove pointed out, there were three parts of the speech lifted from Lincoln´s speeches, verbatim, so Brooks..who you kiddin´?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/22/2013 12:52:36 PM     (No. 9132524)

I didn´t watch it, but if David Brooks says it, it must be so. /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 1/22/2013 12:54:29 PM     (No. 9132531)

He stole chris matthew´s tingles.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/22/2013 12:58:12 PM     (No. 9132537)

Aha, a worthy candidate for the L.dot Order of the Imperial Cheez-It with Peanut Cluster (Class III, for Unparalleled Fawning Services).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Freedom First, 1/22/2013 1:00:54 PM     (No. 9132544)

Upon reading the article, the Editor at the NYT tossed their trained "conservative" pet a snausage. Good boy!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/22/2013 1:10:33 PM     (No. 9132570)

But, David - - but, David - - what about the crease in his pants, David?

Tell us about that crease in his pants. We´re all DYING to know!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NYbob, 1/22/2013 1:14:39 PM     (No. 9132579)

If you are related to this guy, call a hospital. It´s obvious that he has had a serious stroke of some sort. Hey, it´s satire.

I´d consider the idea that someone in this administration has something they are using against David, but I don´t think they have to do much to have him cheer-leading for them. His meal ticket is explain how Republicans can become better Democrats and he makes more money doing that than being honest about anything.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: John21, 1/22/2013 1:29:20 PM     (No. 9132607)

What speech did Mr. Brooks listen too?
Was there a private speech behind the scenes, that the peons didn´t get?

The speech I heard was rather boring and uninspired with nothing to recommend it, but then I am not an Obamabot like Mr. Brooks and Ms. Ifill.
I am also not one of the elitist of the Propaganda Media like them.
I guess when you are full of the Obama Kool-Aid the delusions of competence come naturally and you are able to hear something that was never said, the propaganda media have been doing this for 5 years now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/22/2013 1:29:42 PM     (No. 9132609)

Brooks just wants to get invited to the liberal Democrat dinner parties!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/22/2013 1:35:41 PM     (No. 9132625)

Its amazing what tricks David Brooks will do for a Scooby Snack tossed his way the NY Times editor.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: broken01, 1/22/2013 1:53:12 PM     (No. 9132657)

More claptrap from the NY Slimes resident RINO. Davie please get a tissue so that you can wipe the drool off of your chin. This is why that paper isn´t fit to line my bird´s cage or to wrap dead fish. I have this trick that I did with my DVR. I recorded Odumbo´s speech and FF through the whole thing. Sadly we cannot do that with his administration.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kristen, 1/22/2013 2:56:48 PM     (No. 9132795)

The speech was no big deal. Is David Brooks being sarcastic, delusional, or wanting to build up a flundering Obama?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/22/2013 3:01:21 PM     (No. 9132807)

First, most people don´t know what "collective" means, and the GOP better have a short answer for it.

Second, most people aren´t liberal or progressive, so this is where the GOP needs to pick-off the fringes of the center (or conservative democrats).

Progressives are linked with the environmentalists, and the latter WANTS higher gasoline and electricity prices.

If GOP keeps hammering away at this part of the Obama agenda, and how it HURTS lower and middle-class working Americans.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: jt26, 1/22/2013 3:04:17 PM     (No. 9132816)

Change your trousers David, you have soiled yourself again.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/22/2013 3:04:26 PM     (No. 9132817)

When I studied history in school I always wondered how throngs of people would swallow the bilge that tyrants spouted. I watched the German people raise their arms in a "Heil Hitler" salute in those History channel newsreels and wondered if they felt stupid honoring a human in such idolation. I thought "Never could such stupidity ever happen in America".

But I forgot that, as the Bible shows us, man is flawed and corrupt at heart. And a corrupt people will demand corrupt leaders. Even in America.

The American experiment is over. The Founders had doubts if we could keep what they had given us. They also knew man´s corrupt nature and thought it could be a matter of time before we gave away out liberty for some imagined security. Well, that time is here. It´s every man for himself until such a time that freedom can be rewon.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/22/2013 3:14:38 PM     (No. 9132835)

University of Chicago, ya´ll are responsible for this idiot and the Hyde Piper. YOU´RE A DISGRACE.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 1/22/2013 3:29:23 PM     (No. 9132861)

Brooks is still loving Obama´s sharply creased pants legs.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/22/2013 3:37:07 PM     (No. 9132868)

Mr. Brooks short changes himself by limiting it to fifty years. That leaves out Jefferson and Lincoln. It is tough to decide which is more revolting and loathsome. The speech dripping with partisan poison of divisiveness and class warfare. Or the risibly sycophantic slobbering response. I´ll go for the speech.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/22/2013 3:48:32 PM     (No. 9132886)

So its settled then, it was the worst. I know the opposite to the media line is always the truth. Also works for liberials and Democrats.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/22/2013 4:05:31 PM     (No. 9132918)

He´s picked a team. Indeed. I didn´t watch any of it nor do I know anyone who did. We are completely divided and it´s Obama´s fault NOT the Americans who disagree with his politics.

A relative of mine was accused of being racist in social media last night for criticizing Obama on the debt and the deficit. I looked at what she´d written. There was nothing racist about it. That´s where Obama and Brooks´ fellow travelers have taken us.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/22/2013 4:40:34 PM     (No. 9132968)

These people are certifiable and should be medicated and then locked up

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 1/22/2013 4:53:40 PM     (No. 9132978)

Good Lord, David!! Get off your knees and wipe your chin!! You´re disgracing yourself again!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/22/2013 5:27:57 PM     (No. 9133012)

Seems like all of the Obama supporters have drank/drunk some mind altering concoction here. Obama is singing "Three Blind Mice",so to speak and they are hearing a Gettysburg Address type song?

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