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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Are you saying he was a liberal all along?
    I think there is a thread for that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    You do know who David Brooks is, right?


    David Brooks (born August 11, 1961)[1] is an American conservative[2][3] political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times.[4] He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times, a reporter and later op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal;[5] a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly; and a commentator on NPR. He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour.[1]

    Are you saying he was a liberal all along?
    It's really hard to classify someone with as much of a mancrush as Brooks had for Obama as a conservative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Saw that being made fun of on Twitter. By everyone. The pretentiousness of gourmet food is low hanging fruit (no pun intended) as far as humor goes. Frazier and Niles Crane come to mind.

    On the other hand, JD Vance's book "Hillbilly Elegy" discusses his before and after Harvard view of Cracker Barrel being the highlight of his dining experiences, so it's not just lefties that are food snobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    You do know who David Brooks is, right?


    David Brooks (born August 11, 1961)[1] is an American conservative[2][3] political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times.[4] He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times, a reporter and later op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal;[5] a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly; and a commentator on NPR. He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour.[1]

    Are you saying he was a liberal all along?
    He had to be somewhat liberal in order to attain his position as a regular on PBS NewsHour. PBS and NPR both like to have soft righties speak for that whole wing.


    ďI remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and Iím thinking, a) heís going to be president and b) heíll be a very good president.Ē -- Our Mr. Brooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    You do know who David Brooks is, right?


    David Brooks (born August 11, 1961)[1] is an American conservative[2][3] political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times.[4] He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times, a reporter and later op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal;[5] a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly; and a commentator on NPR. He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour.[1]

    Are you saying he was a liberal all along?
    Brooks has described that cultural elitist behavior as being a liberal malady and apparently he has succumb to it himself.

    Personally I have never viewed Brooks as being very conservative.
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    He actually makes a good point here:

    To feel at home in opportunity-rich areas, youíve got to understand the right barre techniques, sport the right baby carrier, have the right podcast, food truck, tea, wine and Pilates tastes, not to mention possess the right attitudes about David Foster Wallace, child-rearing, gender norms and intersectionality.

    The educated class has built an ever more intricate net to cradle us in and ease everyone else out. Itís not really the prices that ensure 80 percent of your co-shoppers at Whole Foods are, comfortingly, also college grads; itís the cultural codes.

    Status rules are partly about collusion, about attracting educated people to your circle, tightening the bonds between you and erecting shields against everybody else. We in the educated class have created barriers to mobility that are more devastating for being invisible. The rest of America canít name them, canít understand them. They just know theyíre there.
    The caricatures created by the culture wars aren't without some truth behind them. I do believe however, that we still have much more in common than not. I don't think there's any real need for some stupid outreach program for city mice to mingle with country mice, anywhere you go that isn't home is going to seem weird to you no matter who you are. Just stop making it an us versus them thing. Keep an open mind and you'll find you can find things in common with people who's lifestyles differ greatly from your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Brooks has described that cultural elitist behavior as being a liberal malady and apparently he has succumb to it himself.

    Personally I have never view Brooks as being very conservative.
    And your average redneck has the same attitude towards Mexicans and Muslims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueneck View Post
    Saw that being made fun of on Twitter. By everyone. The pretentiousness of gourmet food is low hanging fruit (no pun intended) as far as humor goes. Frazier and Niles Crane come to mind.

    On the other hand, JD Vance's book "Hillbilly Elegy" discusses his before and after Harvard view of Cracker Barrel being the highlight of his dining experiences, so it's not just lefties that are food snobs.
    It's not even that gourmet. Guys who wear hardhats at work eat capicola sandwiches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    It's really hard to classify someone with as much of a mancrush as Brooks had for Obama as a conservative.
    Actually it's pretty easy if you think of conservatism as that set of values espoused by conservatives prior to the election of Obama, rather than a measure of how much one hates Obama (the new definition, apparently).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    He had to be somewhat liberal in order to attain his position as a regular on PBS NewsHour. PBS and NPR both like to have soft righties speak for that whole wing.


    ďI remember distinctly an image of--we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant, and Iím thinking, a) heís going to be president and b) heíll be a very good president.Ē -- Our Mr. Brooks
    Well obviously they aren't going to hire bloviating nutbags like Glen Beck and Alex Jones. Lets not say that because he's an ivy leaguer that he's not really a conservative. And lets not fall into their idiot trap of actually believing that Obama was some kind of socialist.

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