David Brooks column today (Aug. 30) clearly illustrates his frustration with the current crop of evangelistic, bigoted fearmongers who call themselves Republicans. Brooks has been telling his fellow moderates for the last few years that their party has been kidnapped, and that Republican congressmen were being held hostage by ideologues. His disgust at the lies being blatantly repeated by those who have stolen power from within their own party finally propelled him to put it all into words for publication.
Brooks has always been the kind of political analyst we can trust to stick to facts. Basing his opinions on the truth has earned him the respect of people in all parties. I think this column required bravery and conviction because I am sure the well-financed right wing will pillory him!