Brooks in Paradise

David Brooks lectures his liberal colleagues among the “commentariat” today for fostering simplistic narratives about the slim majority that voted Republican last Tuesday. As Brooks explains, things are more nuanced: “there is an immense diversity of opinion within regions, towns and families,” he says, and “the values divide is a complex layering of conflicting views.”

So that means that grossly simplified socioeconomic stereotypes are not accurate or useful, and are, in fact, sloppy social analysis used by lazy journalists looking to make a buck? Talk about lowering the scales from our eyes! Thanks for disabusing us of our unsophisticated illusions, Mr. Brooks. Gee, I wonder where we ever got them in the first place