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    Brooks is a consistently stupid writer.  His notion of cleverness is to cloak his partisanship in the gauzy folds of what he considers to be 'reasonable' discourse.  Problems arise when one unpacks his luggage to reveal the same, over-worn elephant hide suits.

    To me he embodies the worst of punditry, the smarmy, pseudo-intellectual shill pretending to be fair and balanced.
    The first sentence of the article in question is a clue:  "Most Americans don't like government."  While on the surface, that may seem to be accurate, its pretty clear that Brooks and his companions on the right have been devaluing government for years, and that the current disfunction in Congress is just another Republican attempt to suffocate the baby in broad daylight.

    The very cronies of Brooks who ruin government with their lobbying and money are the one's responsible for the bad rap government gets all around.  Couple that with the broken system of drawing House districts, and you have what you have now, a government that most don't like.  What rankles is Brooks lack of integrity in honestly appraising the situation.  He's just another partisan hack masquerading as a thoughtful commentator.

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    by Timothy L Smith on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:52:32 AM PST

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