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  •  I don't think Brooks thinks any of that. (5+ / 0-)
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    I don't think he thinks. I don't mean that he's stupid, I don't think he's giving an honest assessment, he's just pushing his agenda.

    The wolfpack eats venison. The lone wolf eats mice.

    by A Citizen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 04:45:42 PM PST

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    •  He is on to the next task as he sees it.. (5+ / 0-)

      discrediting and defeating the resurgence of the Progressive Obama's agenda. Brooks is smart, but he is insecure about his position in life, and insulated from the real world. He does not feel the broad currents which sweep the country, being on foothill just above it.

      But its true that these statements in Obama's Second Inaugural may turn out to be the most important of the last 50 years, or perhaps 100 years. The battle lines are drawn, despite the Conservatives fight to keep those lines unclear and fluid, not to take positions, to stall and prevaricate and not debate in good faith. Now, they will try to blame Obama for their own obfuscation, and deny the lines he has drawn, but its too late. They are now fighting, as the Confederacy did, on disadvantageous ground, outnumbered and tired. They do not see how precarious they have made their own position.

      History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 07:10:58 PM PST

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