His op-ed in today's N.Y. Times reveals the accuracy of the tea-baggers' accusation that David Brooks is a Democrat in disguise. At least they got one thing right. But Brooks is still Republican enough to be totally hypocritical about it. He argues that the future of the United States is still rosy because it's "well situated to be the crossroads nation." The future according to Brooks belongs to that country which is the most powerful nexus of networks. He continues: "Building that America means doing everything possible to thicken connections: finance research to attract scientists, improve infrastructure to ease travel, fix immigration to funnel talent..."
All worthy goals. All supported by most Democrats. Each an anathema to the new Republican Controlled Congress.
Condemning evolution as 'just another theory;' denying climate change, opposing increased spending on infrastructure, and with no interest in 'fixing' immigration - the Republicans, including Brooks, seem to want to do all within their power to diminish the United States. Give him two points for knowing it, deduct three for not being honest about it.