Remember when liberals, including David Brooks, advocated for a weaker Chief Executive while Bush was in office (and will surely do the same if a Republican wins in 2016)? Well, it gets better
… Make the executive branch more powerful.
This is a good moment to advocate greater executive branch power because we’ve just seen a monumental example of executive branch incompetence: the botched Obamacare rollout. It’s important to advocate greater executive branch power in a chastened mood.
I’m not quite sure which, for this full on stupidity. But, then we get
So how do you energize the executive? It’s a good idea to be tolerant of executive branch power grabs….
We don’t need bigger government. We need more unified authority.
And people think it’s crazy to call liberals fascist and authoritarian. And we should be disturbed that a leading columnist for one of the world’s most influential papers is advocating this, benign dictatorship. Of course, as mentioned, the moment a Republican wins the White House these things Brooks advocates will be out the window.