David Brooks gets it wrong

David Brooks, the purportedly conservative New York Times op-ed columnist and NeverTrump, recently exceeded in transparent error anything he's yet published that's known to this writer.  In his column published Thursday, titled "How Democrats Won the War of Ideas," Brooks made two points: That Democrats, through argument, have convinced "Americans" to embrace an ever-expanding welfare state and big government and That "crises" accelerate this alleged majority view. The first is absolutely false, the second true but merely a further illustration of how the left wins by cunningly creating fake crises rather than engaging in rational discourse — in which they would fare atrociously. In addition to his job at the New York Times, David Brooks is a regular commentator on The PBS NewsHour. YouTube screen grab. As to the first, Democrats have not changed "Americans'" minds on the size and...(Read Full Post)
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