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David Brooks on conservative moment: ‘World of pain,’ ‘no leaders,’ ‘no coherent belief system.’

By Faiz Shakir  

"David Brooks on conservative moment: ‘World of pain,’ ‘no leaders,’ ‘no coherent belief system.’"


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On CBS’ Face the Nation, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said the Republican Party is in a “world of pain.” “Now it’s just a circular firing squad with everybody attacking each other and no coherent belief system, no leaders,” he added. “You got half the party waiting for Sarah Palin to come rescue them. The other half waiting for Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor, to come rescue them. But no set of beliefs, really a decayed conservative infrastructure. It’s just a world of pain.” Watch it:

Brooks argued that, fundamentally, “the conservative movement failed…because it hasn’t addressed the problems of today.”

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