Super Tough Guy David Brooks Not Sure That Bamz Has Enough Cojones For A Real Man Like Vladimir Putin
New York Times columnist David Brooks, whose only real expertise is chronicling the lives of the slightly disaffected but mostly pretty happy upper middle class exurban dweller, decided to go on “Meet the Press” Sunday to explain how Obama just isn’t man enough to handle the Middle East. Let’s go to the tape to hear Brooks’s fact-free slurring!
“[L]ets face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East. Is he tough enough to stand up to somebody like Assad or somebody like Putin? I think a lot of the rap is unfair, but certainly in the Middle East there is an assumption that he’s not tough enough.”
We know, we know, we know that people like David Brooks fap to the idea of bare-chested strongmen like Putin running the world while crushing the effete Barack Obama with their manly bare hands, but we don’t often see it expressed quite so nakedly on things like Press the Meat unless it is perennial guest John McCain urging war with somebody, anybody really. Maybe someone could write to David Brooks and ask him to keep it in his pants as regards Vlad the Shirtless and Friends, and maybe keep in mind that soft power (heh) is also actually a way of getting shit done on the world stage.