David Frum on Morning Joe…

Posted: April 2, 2010 by datechguy in elections, internet/free speech, opinion/news
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Do you think that for one minute that MSNBC in general or Morning Joe in particular would have David Frum on if he wasn’t arguing against the Republicans and/or the Tea Parties that he would be prominently featured on Morning Joe?

Note that MSNBC is pushing his article of MARCH 21st. Gee I wonder why MSNBC wants to promote an article from 12 days ago? Could it be that the polls are so depressing for liberals that they need someone like Frum to buck them up?

The Irony of all this comes via hotair in the form of twitter from Frum on the 25th:

@jpfreire @alanarusso @mcmoynihan No, I am not going on Countdown tonight. They kindly invited me, but no. 2:08 PM Mar 25th via TweetDeck

What is the difference between now and then? The amount of invites he is getting these days I suppose.

And a link to this story when Frum takes on those conservatives who didn’t support the war:

The paleoconservatives have chosen — and the rest of us must choose too. In a time of danger, they have turned their backs on their country. Now we turn our backs on them.

Ironically one of those paleoconservatives he was talking about is sitting across the table from him this morning.

His argument seems to be that we should have worked with the democrats on this bill. Although he is correct in the sense that given the choice between having the house and/or the senate or stopping the healthcare bill I would have much rather stopped the bill, his take sounds like “This is a horrible and long term disaster for the country, and we should have helped them to it.” Good Plan!

The only effective way to stop and/or reverse this would be to first take back congress and then take back the presidency in 2012. Unless these two things take place this election cycle this will not be repealed. The odds are still bad but it should be tried.

It is the “David Frum republicans” like Bob “we can’t repeal this” Corker that are doing their darnedest to throw this possibility away.

Mr. From et/al have argued against social conservatism in the party, now he is arguing against the fight on the single biggest fiscal issue.

Maybe it’s just me, but a party that consists of only Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe and Andrew Sullivan just doesn’t sound like one that makes a majority.

Oh BTW did anyone notice that the only time Tucker “he’s not worth $800 a week” Carlson was when he broke a story hitting the GOP? It was a legit story but wishful thinking until the MSM bothers to pick up the actual pro-conservative stories there the daily caller is going to be just a larger than avg blog that preaches to the choir.

Let’s close with one more Frum quote from that article above:

America has social problems; the American family is genuinely troubled. The conservatism of the future must be a social as well as an economic conservatism. But after the heroism and patriotism of 9/11 it must also be an optimistic conservatism.

The easiest way to lose a fight is to not fight it.

  1. OYOKOBA says:

    The Conservatives needed a load of reality and that is what David Frum – bless his heart – has provided them.

    When I listen to him, I could almost feel the same frustration that Gen. Colin Powell expressed during the run-up to the 2008 elections. The Conservatives and Republicans have lost the compass and have been taken over by reductionist irrational individuals – Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Glen Beck, Hannity etc who make a lot of noise but makes no sense whatsoever, except to hype controversies and confrontations. That Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh could be the voice and face of the Conservatives and Republicans is a big joke. They come off as comedians, Sarah Palin is the female version of Chris Rock, says any nonsense, and gets paid for it.

    How can the reductionists attract any college educated person to the ranks of the Republican Party, remains to be seen? The Republicans shoot themselves in the mouth with that kind of high octane nonsense ruling the airwaves, it won’t attract any votes. They have made their mind not to be part of any policy formulations initiated by Obama. So comes November 2010 and 2012, they are going to have to explain to us, what they have been doing and achieving all these years. Nothing!!! Then the question would be why should we send you back, to sit on your brains and get paid again? Not in my name.

    Time to wake up and smell the coffee. Thanks David Frum, you made my day.