Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hell Is David Brooks

Just repeating the same vapid up-is-down nonsense over and over again for all eternity.  And your low information but literate acquaintances, colleagues and family members nodding along as if it made sense.
Perhaps you are skeptical that the Simpson-Bowles model is the way to accomplish this, given that the commission began its work four years ago, and evidence of legislative progress is difficult to detect. If that is the "quickest way" to implement the elitist agenda, you may ask, what would be an example of a slower way? The problem here is that Simpson and Bowles simply did not enjoy enough sanctimonious endorsements from the political, media, and corporate elite. Brooks believes that the drumbeat on behalf of Simpson-Bowles is but a small taste of what is needed to reshape the face of American politics. He foresees a future in which we "Gather small groups of the great and the good together to hammer out bipartisan reforms — on immigration, entitlement reform, a social mobility agenda, etc. — and then rally establishment opinion to browbeat the plans through." If Simpson and Bowles failed, it is only due to a surfeit of hammering and browbeating. This can be fixed for future Simpson-Bowles commissions. For instance, why is Morning Joe a mere three hours long? It should be on 24 hours a day, and all Americans should have to watch it, Clockwork Orange–style.

I'm surprised this guy can change his own pants, yet he is given multiple bullhorns in our meritocracy. 

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