It’s strange partly because Brooks was raised Jewish, but also because the opinion pages are generally reserved for current events and politics.For counsel on political punditry, Brooks used to make a practice of interviewing three elected officials a day.Watching television pundits talk about President Obama's transformative plans for big government, they felt alone, isolated and helpless.That changed when protests, organized by bloggers, met Mr.For me, it’s a lesson that I have to change the way I do my job if I’m going to report accurately on this country.” (Emphasis added.)Well, it’s a lesson for a lot of people in the punditocracy, of whom Brooks — who famously endorsed Barack Obama after viewing his sharply creased pants — is just one.
This was the revolt of the bourgeois, of the responsible, of the orderly, of people profoundly at peace with the traditional mores of American society.
Tea Partiers shouted ‘pick up your garbage’ and ‘this is San Francisco, what about recycling? They chanted ‘Obama leaves a mess.’ Still no response. Soon the trash is being collected.”POLICING THE USA: A look at race, justice, media Yet the tea party movement was smeared as racist, denounced as fascist, harassed with impunity by the IRS and generally treated with contempt by the political establishment — and by pundits like Brooks, who declared "I'm not a fan of this movement." After handing the GOP big legislative victories in 20, it was largely betrayed by the Republicans in Congress, who broke their promises to shrink government and block Obama’s initiatives.
Eventually, a tea partier (wearing the black cowboy hat) crosses over and starts to pick up the trash on his own. So now we have Trump instead, who tells people to punch counterprotesters instead of picking up their trash.
columnist David Brooks engaged in an uncharacteristic bit of self-reflection:“Trump voters,” he wrote, “are a coalition of the dispossessed.
They have suffered lost jobs, lost wages, lost dreams.