Ed Team

Tea partiers versus the educated class

Filed By Ed Team | January 19, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: American isolationism, class warfare, David Brooks, New York Times, Tea Party

"The public is not only shifting from left to right. Every single idea associated with the educated class has grown more unpopular over the past year. The educated class believes in global warming, so public skepticism about global warming is on the rise. The educated class supports abortion rights, so public opinion is shifting against them. The educated class supports gun control, so opposition to gun control is mounting."

-- Conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks bemoaning that the tea partiers have "the potential to shape the coming decade" by using the economy to advocate for American isolationism.

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When calling David Brooks "conservative" I think it becomes necessary to designate between "fiscal conservatives" and "social conservatives" --- and I would put David Brooks in the former category.

Certainly, David Brooks is not a homophobe --- in fact, he apparently was quite amused as he told about a male US Senator hitting on him at a political dinner by playing touchy-touchy with the inside of Brooke's upper thigh under the table.

Unfortunately, I don't have a link for this ... but trust me, I'm not making this up!

Found the link! ... and [ HERE it is! ]