The way this reads might sound reasonable to some; but given the actual context, it's clear that Mr. Brooks is really saying something more like this:
“…I think if you mention the name Ted Cruz to other Senators, you just get titanic oceans of eye-rolling, because you’re a freshman, you don’t go in and take over hearings. You, like, hang around and learn how it’s done.”
- New York Times Columnist David Brooks, 4/21/13
"Voters who are foolish enough to vote for someone who is not an incumbent don't deserve to be represented in the Senate."
As my friend, Lewis Cannon, might well say, "This fellow needs a good thrashing."
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