“[Barack Obama] is certainly more liberal than I thought he was,” Wherein David Brooks Lies Again.
Eric Dondero links to the Politico article here.
“I still like him and admire him personally, but he’s certainly more liberal than I thought he was,” Brooks said.
This, from the erstwhile Paper of Record’s “conservative”, the man who penned “Run Barack Run!” He refers to Barack Obama as “liberal?” The entire Brooks article is a bold-faced lie on different levels…
All Brooks had to do to obtain an accurate expectation of Obama was to read Barack’s own “memoirs” and listen to his Chicago NPR interviews and peruse the course outline of his work at Chicago as a part-time lecturer and “constitutional expert.” A simple gander through easy-to-acquire primary source material would have told Li’l Davy Brooks everything he is now “learning” six years late.
To disabuse himself of doubts of Obama’s intent, Brooks could have examined secondary sources for confirmation: Obama’s influences, starting with Ann Dunham, B.O. Sr. and dear “Uncle” Frank; his work at Saul Alinsky’s Chicago office; his work with ACORN/SEIU and Obama’s social network which includes Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Reverend Wright…
Brooks is in the news and information game; Facts are his stock-in-trade. It seems obvious to those of us who had examined Barack Obama’s public record that professionals such as Brooksie had done so, too. There was far too much in plain sight beyond the “crease in his pants” for Brooks not to have known and understood the man he was gushing over.
Brooks’ work has consistently struck yours truly as left-of-center establishmentarian. (Dig his pet concept of “national greatness.” Das schmecht!) Hell, if this man is a “conservative” then his entire career has been antithetical to his core values, has it not?
“…More liberal than I thought he was.” No. Obama is not “liberal.” He is statist-totalitarian. Brooks knows it. He’s known it all along. This latest sad mea culpa and CYA won’t cut it. If Brooks had a shred of decency he’s apologize and retire in shame. If she, too, had any grace, the Decrepit Grey Lady would do likewise.