David Brooks asks Why Trump Soars


David Brooks must have the heart of a liberal. The New York Times has him on their editorial staff and he has written for the Weekly Standard, but it takes someone with the heart of a liberal, in my opinion, to do what he did in his editorial called ‘Why Trump Soars’.

He has added an interesting slant to the Donald Trump phenomenon and one that should be considered. He is attempting to place Trump into the same mold as a diverse mixture of people into which he included Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O’Reilly. 

As with most liberal writers, he slips this into his article and moves on with what he originally set out to say. After calling Trump a string of insulting adjectives ending with a blowhard, he then says:

These supremely accomplished blowhards offend some but also arouse intense loyalty in others. Their followers enjoy the brassiness of it all. They live vicariously through their hero’s assertiveness. They delight in hearing those obnoxious things that others are only permitted to think.

Thus, there has always been a fan base for the abrasive rich man. There has always been a market for books by people like George Steinbrenner, Ross Perot, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Knight, Howard Stern and George Soros. There has always been a large clump of voters who believe that America could reverse its decline if only a straight-talking, obnoxious blowhard would take control.

When I began writing this I intended to write about Donald Trump, but after seeing the ‘work’ of the left once more out there ready to bend the mind of the weak I can’t resist pointing out the obvious.

Reader, you are supposed to accept the lumping of George Steinbrenner, Ross Perot, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Knight, Howard Stern and George Soros together so that in your mind you classify them as one, with each being no smarter, no better, no more worthy of your time or consideration than the other and each of the same caliber as Donald Trump. In this way you dismiss them. You will not read or listen to Limbaugh or O’Reilly and you will not examine Soros.  If you don’t do this, then you are definitely not qualified to vote for Barack Obama and you are not a liberal!

This is a very diverse group and into the article you find this line tucked away which began with:

There has always been a market for books by people like

The books did not sell because they are well written or because they are relevant, interesting, informative, or timely. They sold because they were written by blowhards like Trump! Isn’t that what Mr. Brooks is implying?

Who is putting Trump at the top of the “presidential polls”? The so-called ‘birthers’ like him and Democrats who want him to be a factor to pull ‘birther’ votes away from a serious contender. That is my take!

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I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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