Thursday, March 05, 2009

Who got it right? David Brooks... or Caribou Barbie?

Update Link:
Robert Stacy McCain:
America deserves Palin's hotness;
Texas style flirting = generosity

An aside:
Caribou Barbie remains a great nickname.
I know it's meant to degrade. IMO, it helps Palin.


William Buckley III infamously supported Barack during the election, and now says he doesn't know who Barack is and cannot understand why Barack is doing what he is doing. NYT nominal conservative David Brooks also supported Barack, yet now says Barack misled him and the American people during the campaign.

Ace of Spades, in Compare and Contrast, notes that hoity toities like Buckley III and Brooks sniffed at Sarah Palin's hick candidacy, yet:
Now, who got it right?  David Brooks... or Caribou Barbie?

Perhaps the grassroots wouldn't distrust and actively hate ostensible intellectuals if the supposed intellectuals could get over their hubris in believing "This time, we've got the right team of sharpies to finally make socialism work."

Hey, Swells, want to know why we like Palin and distrust you? Pretty simple -- she gets it right and you get it wrong. The fact that you are eminently well-credentialed in your great errors is no mitigation at all. It adds to the crime, in fact.
Being a swell only dulls you to reality. It does not confer upon you better judgment than that of a PTA Mom who can see a Barackfraud coming from 3000 miles away (distance from Wasilla to Chicago). Ace links to video of Sarah Palin's convention speech. In that speech, she said:
When the cloud of rhetoric has passed, when the roar of the crowd fades away, when the stadium lights go out, and those styrofoam Greek columns are hauled back to some studio lot: when that happens, what exactly is our opponent's plan? What does he actually seek to accomplish after he's done turning back the waters and healing the planet?

The answer is to make government bigger, and take more of your money, and give you more orders from Washington, and to reduce the strength of America in a dangerous world.
Governnment is too big, he wants to grow it. Congress spends too much money, he wants to spend more. Taxes are too high, he wants to raise them.
Ace goes back for more:
David Brooks: I'm an Easily-Gulled Buffoon

I'm glad we have elites to tell us po' bumpkins the way things really are.

Malkin's annoyed enough to write of Brooks' "Ivy League ejaculations."

She links this old but apropos Iowahawk piece mocking the effete Harvard half-assed intellectuals' embrace of Obama as "conservative."

I love the headline of Iowahawk's satire:
"As a Conservative, I Must Say I Do Quite Like the Cut of this Obama Fellow's Jib"
Ace calls it, in retrospect: "more true than funny." Which is funny. Except it's true!

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