Brooks cries over today’s GOP
You don’t get the GOP you want. You get the GOP of the old, white, dumb men who applaud at your speeches. I sometimes felt a bit sorry for Barry Goldwater, who seemed a bit puzzled that so many racists and bigots were attracted to his principled ideas. And never managed to figure out why that was.
I don’t feel the least bit sorry for David Brooks, who is puzzled that today’s GOP is resentful and backward looking.