I could hardly believe my eyes when I read this column by David Brooks. Every word of it is true. Coming from this man, that I have always considered a conservative tool, these words resonate.
"First they went after the Rockefeller Republicans, but I was not a Rockefeller Republican. Then they went after the compassionate conservatives, but I was not a compassionate conservative. Then they went after the mainstream conservatives, and there was no one left to speak for me.
Pundits like Brooks, who have tried to stake out a moderate position in the Republican Party, now have nowhere to go.