Friday, April 15, 2011

David Brooks has lost it:

First he calls Paul Ryan's budget "the standard of seriousness". Now he demonstrates his ignorance of several health care issues, as Dean Baker makes clear.

This Paul Ryan fellow has accomplished quite a lot in recent days. He has lured some closet hard-right-conservatives out of the closet as they praise him for being a budget wunderkind and ignoring the radical change that Ryan's proposals would initiate.


In his appearance on the PBS Newshour last night, Brooks seemed quite supportive of Obama. Maybe he read Dean Baker's commentary.

Of late, Brooks (a la George Will) quotes from a lot of recent books and articles, suggesting getting to 800 words for a column is easy, especially if it includes the words of others. We used to call this "mailing it in."

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 4/16/2011 3:34 AM  

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