Uncle Dave is stirring it up again over there at the NYT. Today he’s channeling his young liberal self in a green army jacket who got practical along the way older and turned “kinda conservative.” What’s really going on is that he admires President Obama. He wants to see him win again in 2012 because he can’t believe how bizarre the Republican Party has become. It’s not the base camp for real conservatives; it’s become fringe right and even extreme. Not his cup of “tea.” Read David Brooks here, and consider subscribing to the NYT if you appreciate the writing.