David Brooks makes best case for reelecting Trump
Added 10-18-19 12:23:01pm EST - “New York Times columnist and self-taught psychiatrist David Brooks says there's no way he can vote to reelect Donald Trump in 2020. But without even knowing it, he just made the best case possible for ensuring that Trump gets another…” - Washingtonexaminer.com
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New York Times columnist and self-taught psychiatrist David Brooks says there’s no way he can vote to reelect Donald Trump in 2020. But without even knowing it, he just made the best case possible for ensuring that Trump gets another four years in office.
Brooks is one of those conservatives who isn’t really concerned with politics so much as he is with assessing the “character” and “virtue” and “principles” of every Republican who runs for something. And so winning an election or passing a conservative agenda in Congress is always kind of beside the point for Brooks. What’s important to him is that even if every Republican who runs for president from now on loses, well, at least Brooks will be able to say each one of them was a good egg.
Case in point, Brooks in his latest column this week frets that people like him — which is to say, those who at least purport to care about low taxes and the appointment of conservatives to the Supreme Court — may have to vote for Elizabeth Warren next year.
“Warren represents a policy wrong turn, in my view,” he wrote, “but policies can be argued about and reversed. Trump represents a much more important and fundamental threat — to the norms, values, standards, and soul of this country.”
Brooks may be more concerned with the “norms,” the “values” and the “soul” of America, but for any conservative or Republican who actually cares about policy issues, Brooks' argument actually points towards voting for Trump.
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