Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was.Moderates are sniveling little politicos who vacillate between political ideologies like undecided underachieving high school graduates who can’t decide between a job at McDonald’s or signing up for the Armed Services.
His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice.
As Clive Crook, an Obama admirer, wrote in The Financial Times, the Obama budget “contains no trace of compromise. It makes no gesture, however small, however costless to its larger agenda, of a bipartisan approach to the great questions it addresses. It is a liberal’s dream of a new New Deal.”—David Brooks
David Brooks is such a Moderate, he and Moderates like him are the reasons that we have a far left radical in the White House and the best that Brook can say now in his mea culpa entitled, A Moderate Manifesto” is , Oops my bad! (see story)
Too little to late Mr. Brooks but I would be remiss if I didn’t say that Conservatives tried to warn you about Obama but you wouldn’t listen to reason.
Brooks and Moderates wouldn’t hear it when Conservatives warned them that Barack Hussein Obama is the job at McDonald’s. Mr. Brooks is only realizing that point now in his admission that the President is not who he and his fellow Moderates thought he was.
Well Mr. Obama told you exactly who he was in two years of campaigning we all heard it but it was Moderates who chose to hear what they wanted to hear regarding Obama.
Let me be clear Barack Obama did not deceive in this case. He is doing exactly what he said that he was going to do, that is fundamentally change America, if he were elected president Mr. Brooks.
So for Mr. Brooks or any Moderate to imply that they didn’t know who Obama was or what he would do is emblematic of the problem with Moderates.
And it is for this reason all Moderates should be striped of the illusion that they are rational fair-minded individuals who attempt to see both sides of an issue and will always come down on the correct side of said issues.
A Moderate is a Liberal who for faulty imprinting or fear is afraid to totally claim his or her Liberal tendencies. As Republicans discovered in the 2006 and 2008 elections a Party that houses Moderates is a Party that will be defeated by the opposing radical Party who harbors no such perfidy.
There is a biblical scripture that describes a Moderate as vomit.
I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!Mr. Brooks’ realization of what America has become under an Obama administration is like a young girl explaining a pregnancy as, “It just happened!”
So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. –NIV Revelations 3:15-16
No it didn’t just happen Mr. Brooks this was the plan all along.
Democrats have been planning for this day since they lost the Congress in 1994 in the Contract with America revolution.
It took them until 2006 to reclaim Congress and 2008 to reclaim the White house and Barack Obama is only the face of the Democrat Liberal agenda to remake America Mr. Brooks.
One would think that a syndicated columnist like you would be better informed Mr. Brooks.
Brooks says that he didn’t realize that an Obama administration would mean; Social programs piling up on top of each other, a gargantuan $3.6 trillion budget, and deficits that, when considered realistically, are $1 trillion a year or an agenda that represents a social-engineering experiment.
Brooks says that the U.S. has never been a society riven by class resentment. Yet the Obama budget is predicated on a class divide.
Brooks points out that the president issued a read-my-lips pledge that no new burdens will fall on 95 percent of the American people. All the costs will be borne by the rich and all benefits redistributed downward.
Brooks further laments the following; the U.S. has always been a decentralized nation, skeptical of top-down planning. Yet, the current administration concentrates enormous power in Washington, while plan after plan emanates from a small group of understaffed experts.
The U.S. has always had vibrant neighborhood associations. But in its very first budget, the Obama administration raises the cost of charitable giving. It punishes civic activism and expands state intervention.
The U.S. has traditionally had a relatively limited central government. But federal spending as a share of G.D.P. is zooming from its modern norm of 20 percent to an unacknowledged level somewhere far beyond.
I only have one question for you Mr. Brooks what is it about fundamental “Change” that you don’t understand?
Oh I do have another question, What is it about Socialism and radical Liberal agenda that the Democrats have represented for well over 50 years that you didn’t understand Mr. Brooks?
What Democrats have achieved is Democratic Nirvana; this is the total Democrat program the total Democrat package.
This whole Democrat Liberal program is what Moderates voted for when they supported and voted for Barack Hussein Obama so to write that you didn’t know or it just happened or what is happening isn’t what you thought was going to happen is not acceptable because the damage that you and your fellow Moderates have afflicted on the country is a Pandora’s Box of radical Liberalism which cost to this Country’s integrity will be more than we can pay.
Obama never would have been elected had it not been for the Moderates in the media and in the Republican Party.
So take a look at your handy work Mr. Brooks and know that what Moderates bring to our politics is vomit.
It would be better if you where either hot or cold, Liberal or Conservative because according to your article even you Mr. Brooks can’t stomach what you’ve brought on the American people by supporting Barack Hussein Obama!