Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Brooks Jumps the Shark

The New York Times' David Brooks - supposedly the house "conservative" - has been mostly liberal for some years. Today he finally jumps the shark, heads out into such deep doo-doo that he basically can't come back. He actually writes the following:
As this primary season has gone along, a strange sensation has come over me: I miss Barack Obama.

Many of the traits of character and leadership that Obama possesses, and that maybe we have taken too much for granted, have suddenly gone missing or are in short supply.

The first and most important of these is basic integrity. The Obama administration has been remarkably scandal-free.
I believe we know what has Brooks been smoking.  Obama has refused to enforce immigration laws on the books, allowed the IRS to engage in blatantly political behavior, and consistently given aid and comfort to our enemies, foreign and domestic. See Glenn Reynolds' USA Today column about the IRS corruption.

If Obama exemplifies integrity to Brooks, it must be the "New York values" version thereof, It isn't integrity as you or I understand the term.

In fact, the Supreme Court is being asked to judge whether or not President Obama has failed to fulfill his sworn duties under Article Two, Section 3 of the Constitution. I am of the opinion his failure is self-evident, he stands convicted by the public record.