Lance takes David apart, and it is fun to watch
Thus, Brooks proves it possible to both defend the “educated class” and embarrass yourself with dogmatic blindness at the same time. Not that we didn’t know that already.
See, the “tea party movement” is for constitutional limits on governmental powers – rather like the Founding Fathers were. Damn that Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, those right-wing anti-intellectuals!
The “tea party movement” is for personal liberty. For personal responsibility. For recognizing achievement, and allowing achievement to be rewarded with its own fruits. For the rule of law. For responsible management.
One could also say, I suppose, that the “tea party movement” is against limitless “stimulus” spending; against coercive and confiscatory growth in government and government’s power to tax; against limitless expansion of government power over individuals; against the sheer sense of collectivism that pervades our Democrat-led government.
But that’s just the flip side of the same coin. They’re for the principles that made the United States of America the United States of America; against the principles that had Soviet citizens standing in line for three hours to buy a pair of undersized shoes.
Is that the anti-educated-classism Brooks is talking about? And if so, just what is his own education worth?
Brooks has a problem that many “elites” have, they love to boast of their “educatedness”, and yes, education is great. The problem for Brooks is that he has been educated beyond his hat size. He has no wisdom, no common sense.
Paco piles on the Bash Brooks Bandwagon
Brooks is a talented writer, but a very limited thinker, whose class prejudices have led him to adopt the safe but ultimately unproductive role of courtier to the liberal oligarchy. Good thing for him us Cro-Magnon teabaggers don’t know what “oligarchy” means; otherwise we might whoop up on him with our primitive, hand-lettered signs.
Michelle Malkin jumps on board too
New York Times columnist David Brooks will never let an opportunity pass to remind you that he is an intellectual and you are a grimy member of the unwashed masses. His column today pays a back-handed tribute to the success of the Tea Party movement…while bemoaning the decline of influence among the “educated class” (e.g., David Brooks and Friends).
You know, I would love to watch Brooks debate Michelle, Paco, Lance, myself, or many other common folks. Again, I respect education, but, as I already said, education without wisdom, and c0mmon sense is a waste of time