OK, I guess that alleged conservative Republican guru David Frum does not read this blog.
In an earlier posting, I politely suggested that Mr. Frum shut his hole in his one-man Jihad against radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
But, alas, Mr. Frum could not stop himself in doing that and continues the Jihad against the "face" of the Republican party and brings shame to himself and all that he claimed to believe over the years.
It was not enough that Mr. Frum spent so much face time on the Dinosaur, Drive-By, Mainstream, Obama-Worshiping Media taking his case that a radio talk show host has somehow hijacked the Republican party. No, no, no.
In this past week's Newsweek, Mr. Frum's Rush Jihad is given front page prominence. And Mr. Frum was yucking it up on "Whiffleball" aka "Hardball" with Chris Thrill Up My Leg Matthews.
Yes, these are areas in which to make a case that Rush Limbaugh should not be a leader-not the leader-in the conservative/Republican movement. Mr. Frum takes a real great liberty of comparing Mr. Limbaugh to Jesse Jackson. Mr. Jackson at least ran for president. Mr. Limbaugh has no inclination of entering elected politics. It is a long-winded piece and while I can actually find a bit of agreement with some of Mr. Frum's points, the problem is that he falls into the left-wing trap by making the issue Rush Limbaugh. What it is is something that falls into the
saying principles before personalities. Mr. Frum is letting Mr. Limbaugh's personality affect how he makes his case to expand conservative/Republicans.
Mr. Frum has a new website he calls the New Majority and claims that it is a "Republicanism that works". Now, I link to it and read it often. Unfortunately, it does not articulate a very conservative message at all. It longs for the days of a Richard Nixon style Republican party. One that essentially put in the liberal-left programs during the 1970s. It did not grow the party whatsoever. And will not now.
Also, Mr. Frum's latest book is 'Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again' and it really is a watered-down liberal-left agenda. In the American Spectator is an excellent piece by Daniel J. Flynn that deconstructs a lot of the Frum argument and the one-man Jihad against Mr. Limbaugh.
Again, I ask Mr. Frum that he take his case about how conservatism should "evolve" on the merits. There is no need to attack Rush Limbaugh. Or social conservatives. Or those of us that believe that while some of the issues have changed, conservative ideas have not.
I am now telling Mr. Frum to shut the f--- up. If he can not stop bashing those that are allies, then Mr. Frum has to shut the f--- up and now!