New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.

You had to know that David Brooks would jump all over the statement over the weekend that the Clinton campaign would be targeting actual Democrats instead of running some kind of magical 50-state strategy wherein she would win both Alabama and Massachusetts. Because David Brooks’s obsession since childhood has been believing in the magical bipartisan unicorn, of course he was all over that shit. Oh, and speaking of unicorns:

If the next president hopes to pass any actual laws, he or she will have to create a bipartisan governing majority.

That’s hilarious, mostly because a “bipartisan governing majority” has never once existed. But, hey, David, keep on beating that horse—I’m not sure it’s quite dead yet.

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