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Disgusting Parasite

November 9, 2011

That sucking sound you hear is not entirely caused by Mitt's campaign...

Our friend driftglass posted yet another fantastic take-down of David Brooks, in which he helpfully pointed out that Mr. Brooks has become a parasite in need of a wealthy and powerful host on which to feed.

To understand David Brooks’ column of 11/08/11, (“The Serious One“) you must first understand that Mr. Brooks is essentially a parasitic organism whose highly successful career is now so dependent on his capacity to attach himself to insider power that he would fall to ashes and blow away if his Beltway feeding tube/ovipositor were ever severed.

Go read the whole thing, I’ll wait here…

Well I couldn’t just let that mental image go unanswered now could I?

An interesting fact about flies is that they have no means of chewing their food and so must live on a completely liquid diet.  Therefore when one stumbles across a particularity foul pile of excrement to devour, say Mitt Romney for instance, it must first vomit digestive juices all over it to break down the solids, and then slurp up the resulting putrid mess.

But Romney continues to run an impressive presidential campaign. Last week, while the Twitterverse was entranced by Herman Cain, Romney delivered his most important speech yet. It was politically astute and substantively bold, a quality you don’t automatically associate with the Romney campaign. Romney grasped the toughest issue — how to reform entitlements to avoid a fiscal catastrophe — and he sketched out a sophisticated way to address it.

Is that revolting or what?  If you really want to get sick, go read the rest of that drivel.  I don’t have the stomach for it.

Thanks for reading Brooks so we don’t have to driftglass.  You’re a better man than I.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 9, 2011 7:52 pm

    That’s a lurve-ly photoshop.

  2. November 13, 2011 1:52 pm

    It must be those huge curved compound fly-eyes, but Brooks manages to see things in Romney the rest of us cannot. Sophisticated? The sole reason Romney is still alive politically is because he has more practice than pretty much anyone else – having run for president for the last six straight years – and because his opponents keep throwing themselves out of windows, figuratively speaking.

    Romney made his fortune chopping up companies and selling them off, putting Americans out of work – but somehow, a portion of the Republican base believes he is concerned about joblessness in America; and, more importantly, that he knows what to do about it. You’d almost have to admire that stubbornness, if it weren’t so lemming-like.

    Obama will have to box clever with Romney, because he looks smooth, he’s white and if Obama is obviously trying to make him look foolish, the conservatives will gravitate to him in sympathy, whereas Obama could have made Perry step on his own dick while they were still helping him clip on the lapel microphone. But Romney has failed to significantly improve his numbers with the voters, and he’d probably be gone already if there was anyone else to choose from. It looks like he will be the candidate just for showing up. You can see him being so careful now, not wanting to do anything to fuck it up. His opponents have no such scruples, showing their asses at the drop of a hat.

    It’s probably difficult to imagine Romney as the corporate candidate, since nobody seems to actually like him. But the connections are there, and more will come once he firms up the nomination.

    • November 15, 2011 4:42 pm

      Well said sir.

      I’m still not convinced Romney can close up the nomination. There’s a lot of hatred towards Mormons, and anything from Massachusetts in the GOP these days. Hence the flailing from one front-runner to the next. Time will tell I guess.

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