David Brooks is a “conservative commentator” for the failing New York Times. I place that title in quotes because Brooks is about as conservative as John McCain and Susan Collins. Brooks’ columns are filled with arrogant, patronizing claptrap send to the unwashed masses from on high.
His latest piece is no different.
David Brooks, 55, was made fun of for his column Tuesday titled, ‘How We Are Ruining America’. In his piece, Brooks used his restaurant story as an example of the informal social barrier that directs people away from opportunities enjoyed by upper-middle-class culture.
‘Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop,’ the piece read. ‘Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.
King David begrudgingly escorted his unintelligent, non-male friend to a Mexican restaurant frequented by the commoners, and ordered a simple meal for a simple person.