David Brooks Still Not Happy With the GOP

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Times scribe David Brooks is using his column, once again, to lambaste the GOP for shunning a historic opportunity to reform entitlements and cut trillions from government spending. Certain conservative players — anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist, "show horses" like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, talk-radio hosts, and legislators chiefly concerned with their next campaign — "do not believe in seizing opportunities to make steady, messy progress toward conservative goals," Brooks writes. "They believe that politics is a cataclysmic struggle ... They believe they are Gods of the New Dawn." [NYT]