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Yep. It has already started. Obama's an elitist, waaaah.

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Of course, it's always funny when the smear machine gets caught with their pants down in the caviar. More, below the fold...

Here's the video, courtesy of Media Matters.

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David Brooks, provocative columnist concern troll said the following...

They just look at Obama, and they don't see anything. And so, Obama's problem is he doesn't seem like the kind of guy who could go into an Applebee's salad bar, and people think he fits in naturally there.

Media Metters contacted Applebee's, who confirmed that, yes, Obama would have a problem fitting naturally into a salad bar there.

Because there is no salad bar at Applebee's.

David Brooks? For your Kevin James Moment, I award you with both the "I Don't Know What The... I Don't Know" and the "Head Fail" award for today.

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Eugene Robinson had the perfect comeback: "I tend to take this sociology a little more seriously when it's delivered by people who actually eat at Applebee's more than once in a decade."

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Nicely said, Eugene.

I say we have a whip-round and send David Brooks a gift-card for Applebee's, so he can see how the common man treats himself occasionally. Although he may not want to eat there, seeing as he's so full of himself as it is.

Originally posted to ShawnGBR on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip-jar. Many thanks. (15+ / 0-)

    The nation can be made to produce a far higher standard of living for the masses of the people if only government is intelligent and energetic... (FDR, '37)

    by ShawnGBR on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:00:19 AM PDT

  •  re (4+ / 0-)
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    ShawnGBR, Alan Arizona, zhimbo, wil5013

    Quick David, where is the closest AppleBees to your multi million dollar Apt?

    "Steve Holt would have the class to drop out. Some people it seems are classless." - Steve Holt

    by cookiesandmilk on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:07:07 AM PDT

    •  he'd have to ask the chauffer (2+ / 0-)
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      ShawnGBR, Alan Arizona

      But the chauffer is off today.
      ("Off" means working at one of his other jobs, since I'll bet dear Mr Brooks doesn't pay health benefits, or a liveable wage to cart his man-o-da-peeple ass around from studio to studio.)

      Or maybe his butler can look it up on teh Google.

      "It's such a crock of sh*t, it can't fail to work!" - Kagro X

      by kamarvt on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:21:42 AM PDT

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    •  Exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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      ShawnGBR

      Brooks has been singing high praises to suburban ordinariness now for a long time. Oh, the Red States, where the picket fences are blazing white and the coffee refreshingly devoid of steamed milk.

      I usually can't stand reality TV shows, but I've got a proposal for a sure-fire winner: David Brooks in the Simple Life: Exurb-Bound. I'd like to seem him survive a week without his trusty cellar of pinot noirs.

      Brooks is just about the least credible voice on this subject.

      Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

      by Dale on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:37:54 AM PDT

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  •  can't read Media Matters anymore (1+ / 0-)
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    ShawnGBR

    Because it's more about publishing hit pieces against the media every time they say something bad about a Democrat, RATHER than actually assessing whether what is said in the media is fair or not, is in good taste or not, is accurate or not.

    I know, it's probably not what you want to hear. oD

    by obligatorydiscord on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:09:09 AM PDT

    •  Concern trolling at its finest. (1+ / 0-)
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      NMRed

      Excellent example. Nicely done!

      The nation can be made to produce a far higher standard of living for the masses of the people if only government is intelligent and energetic... (FDR, '37)

      by ShawnGBR on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 08:14:41 AM PDT

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