David Frum is a former economic speechwriter for George W. Bush. Frum is often seen on Fox's alleged-news programs. He always seemed to me to be a rather odd duck....but I never held that against him. It was always his nonsensical conservative cheerleading that turned me off.
But it seems that Frum has not completely lost his mind.....and that is a minor miracle after spending all that time around Fox-bots.
Conservatives and Republicans need to go and read this David Frum blog.
An excerpt....about health care reform passing....
Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s.
It’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster.
Sounds a little like The Reverend, no?
What's extremely interesting to note about Frum's latest stuff.....is who he blames for this Republican "disaster."
So today’s defeat for free-market economics and Republican values is a huge win for the conservative entertainment industry. Their listeners and viewers will now be even more enraged, even more frustrated, even more disappointed in everybody except the responsibility-free talkers on television and radio. For them, it’s mission accomplished. For the cause they purport to represent, it’s Waterloo all right: ours.
Then, here's Frum making it clear who is serving whom....in the incestuous relationship that Fox-Limbaugh-Savage-Ingraham-Palin Media has developed with the Republican Party, and conservatives in general.....
In short....Frum is telling conservative and Republican voters who hang on every Fox-botic word as if it were handed down from Mt Sinai....
'You've been had.'
Remember, Frum is no progressive or Democrat. He is a dedicated conservative Republican.
To expand just a little more on what Frum is getting at.....let's take Sister Sarah as an example. Sarah Palin, rather than finishing the second half of her Alaska governor's term, quit to cash in on her instant national fame from the McCain-Obama presidential campaign. Palin, during that campaign, began her exploitation of conservative voters. She did so by lying repeatedly and acting kind of crazy about a whole host of things....many of them trivial. When those lies were challenged, you know, by the "liberal media", Sarah played the victim card in order to "defend" herself against charges of lying.....and her followers wound up defending her lies, rather than acknowledging the truth that Sarah was really....honestly....in over her head.
Who benefitted from Palin's lies and her claims that she was being victimized? Only the Palin family. Palin's stream of falsehoods and basic silliness resulted in the dumbing down of her followers. Sarah found out that a significant following would believe anything she said....and that led directly to her book deal and her Tweet-athon exploitation today.
Palin has proven to be untrustworthy just about anytime she says or writes anything. That's why she uses Twitter and Face Book. No accountability. Palin, remember, was the initial celebrity-politician who spread the "death panel" lies. She continues to spread lies, followers continue to accept her lies as truth,....and the result? Sarah gets very rich from all the celebrity attention....and dumbed down conservatives who believe Sarah's lies watch their Republican political party get run over by a Democratic steamroller.
Sarah benefits.....Sean-boy benefits....Oxycontin Rush benefits.....Fox benefits.....but the only significant conservative political party in America doesn't benefit. Instead the GOP meets it's own Waterloo.
Fitting, don't ya' think?
UPDATE: Bonus video from Jack Welch, former GE CEO....
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