WASHINGTON – Real Clear Politics describes David Brooks as the “conservative New York Times opinion writer.”
This is what Brooks said on Friday on “PBS NewsHour”:
“President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he, himself, but the people around him. He’s chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free.”
Reaction was fast and furious from someone widely regarded as a bona-fide conservative.
Referring to Benghazi, former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., told WND, “Apparently, dead Americans don’t count. Apparently, the senseless killing of four innocent Americans, due to Secretary Clinton’s negligent incompetence was no scandal.”
She added, “Nor was the Obama administration spying on U.S. journalists, the IRS denying tax status to conservatives, the DOJ targeting Obama political opponents, the VA delaying and denying care to veterans, or putting dangerous weapons in the hands of terrorists.”
Bachmann also put the remarks it in the context of presidential politics.
“That David Brooks and the leftist mouthpiece New York Times see none of these as scandals indicates the high bar a conservative candidate for president will have trying to get a message of truth to the American people in the 2016 election. Spinmeisters like Brock and the Times continually tell us, ‘The emperor has clothes!’”
Sitting GOP lawmakers appeared reluctant to comment, but one well-placed Capitol Hill source did quip, “It would be fun to spend a day in David Brooks’ imaginary world.”
And former Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, told WND, “Obviously, he meant to say this to (the satirical website) The Onion. As well as, ‘I’m a size 2 and off to ballet class.’”
On a somewhat more serious note, the Texan added, “If I listed all of the scandals involving this administration, you wouldn’t have room for an article.”
Indeed, a survey reveals the Obama administration, in fact, appears to have far more scandals than any other in U.S. history.
WND counted more than three-dozen scandals, many of which are considered impeachable offenses by constitutional scholars and numerous lawmakers.
- Supplying ISIS
- Blaming the video
- Veterans Administration