Friday, June 20, 2008

Shorter David Brooks

It's been interesting to read conservative columnists as they shift away from their initial pseudo-embrace of Obama, just as the general election kicks into high gear. Here is just one example of such a shift, from that crown prince of the "Respectable Right," David Brooks.

Longer David Brooks:
"Barack Obama is the most split-personality politician in the country today. On the one hand, there is Dr. Barack, the high-minded, Niebuhr-quoting speechifier who spent this past winter thrilling the Scarlett Johansson set and feeling the fierce urgency of now. But then on the other side, there’s Fast Eddie Obama, the promise-breaking, tough-minded Chicago pol who’d throw you under the truck for votes...
Fast Eddie Obama threw the workhorse duties under the truck...
But Fast Eddie Obama voted “present” nearly 130 times..."

Shorter David Brooks:
"On the one hand, Obama is a genuine reformer with a record of effecting real change in Illinois and in the Senate. On the other hand, he has not filled some of his campaign promises... Wait, also- NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER NIGGER HOLY SHIT HAVE YOU LOOKED AT HIS SKIN IT IS FUCKING DOODIE BROWN. Ok, whew, I'm done. Muslim"


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