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CPAC's boy wonder swings left (Jonathan Krohn)
Politico ^ | July 2, 2012 | Patrick Gavin

Posted on 07/04/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by EveningStar

Jonathan Krohn took the political world by storm at 2009’s Conservative Political Action Conference when, at just 13 years old, he delivered an impromptu rallying cry for conservatism that became a viral hit and had some pegging him as a future star of the Republican Party.

Now 17, Krohn — who went on to write a book, “Defining Conservatism,” that was blurbed by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Bill Bennett — still watches that speech from time to time, but it mostly makes him cringe because, well, he’s not a conservative anymore.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cpac; jonathankrohn; krohn
Comment from another forum: The intellectual crime here was the right wing elevating this kid to messianic status.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Krohn

1 posted on 07/04/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Got brainwashed and stupid. I see the lefties are creaming their shorts in excitement that he joined the hive.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 12:06:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He’ll be back, as soon as he has a job and sees where his taxes go.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

4 posted on 07/04/2012 12:13:25 PM PDT by HonkyTonkMan
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To: EveningStar

Soros piggy


5 posted on 07/04/2012 12:14:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HonkyTonkMan

If he turned poof, that would explain a lot.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 12:15:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: EveningStar

The kid never did ANYTHING for America - just rhetoric - and you embrace this rant.

Get your head out of the messianic stratosphere with trying to prove that no one has PROVEN accomplishments FOR AMERICA while you just have your pitiful rant and useless to America The Beautiful.

GO SARAH!


7 posted on 07/04/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
Get your head out of the messianic stratosphere

GO SARAH!

No comment.

8 posted on 07/04/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: HonkyTonkMan; mickie
He has that soft, mushy, owlish, know-it-all, arrogant, pre-metrosexual face that appeals only to other liberals.

He has nowhere else to go.

(....thank God).

Leni

9 posted on 07/04/2012 12:21:24 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: presently no screen name
The kid never did ANYTHING for America - just rhetoric - and you embrace this rant.

Get your head out of the messianic stratosphere with trying to prove that no one has PROVEN accomplishments FOR AMERICA while you just have your pitiful rant and useless to America The Beautiful.

What are you talking about? What rant did I embrace?

10 posted on 07/04/2012 12:23:54 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The Arianna Huffington ploy is a time tested way to extend th e15 minutes of fame.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 12:26:09 PM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: EveningStar

Your ‘act’ at stupidness doesn’t work w/me and others who KNOW your PDS. So give it up - NO ONE - in the know - is buying it.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 12:26:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Good - it’s would be useless anyway!


13 posted on 07/04/2012 12:28:12 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: EveningStar

Budding RINO.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 12:33:42 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: EveningStar; USNBandit; fieldmarshaldj

“Krohn is bucking the received wisdom that people become more conservative as they get older...”

He’s 17!!!

As Churchill said “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 40 you have no brains”

Time will tell as to whether he has any brains.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: EveningStar

Good riddance. The kid was a doofus and fit right into the leftwing’s stereotype of a nerdy Republican.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 12:34:26 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Amagi

Krohn made a speech to CPAC that went viral in 2009. He made a few appearances on Fox News after that. Made another speech at CPAC in 2010 that got little attention.

As far as I can tell no one, conservative or liberal, has given this kid a bit of thought since then.

How, then, was the Politico tipped off to his conversion? Most likely Krohn himself got in touch with them to further a possible career path as an “ex-conservative” who bashes the GOP, much like David Brock, David Frum, Andrew Sullivan, Bruce Bartlett, Meghan McCain, et. al.

Krohn will probably be successful duping gullible and stupid liberals now, just as he was good at fooling gullible and stupid conservatives in 2009.


17 posted on 07/04/2012 12:38:24 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: Yashcheritsiy

++++
Better duck, though. The Palin protectorate won’t like it.


18 posted on 07/04/2012 12:43:40 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: EveningStar

He admits the first thing to go was his social conservatism, from there everything else was easy. Sounds like todays republican party.

I love his liberal glasses btw. No one can wear them without becoming a liberal. :0


19 posted on 07/04/2012 12:44:37 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: HonkyTonkMan

LOL-— Pat-—thats hilarious-—. Just like WHoreAldo too —a ‘liberal Republican’ as he calls himself.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: presently no screen name
Your ‘act’ at stupidness doesn’t work w/me and others who KNOW your PDS. So give it up - NO ONE - in the know - is buying it.

PDS? Nothing I've posted on this thread has anything to do with her.

You're a loon.

21 posted on 07/04/2012 12:57:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
“I started getting into philosophy — Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Kant and lots of other German philosophers.

The philosophy of Wittgenstein and linguistic analysis, regards the search for truth as a trivial word game. When a person accepts the garbage of Kant and the German idealists, what one ends up with is irrational skepticism and emotionalism. One learns that reason is a faculty divorced from knowledge of reality and limited to awareness of a world of mere appearances created by the human mind itself. Also, since reality is unknowable to reason,a person must rely on feelings and emotions to attain knowledge of the real.This eliminates the possibility of objective knowledge which leads to no objective knowledge of morality and moral values. This leads to no objective difference between the Founding Fathers and Hitler, Stalin, or Marx except subjective feelings.When one is an irrational skeptic or an emotionalist,the next step is one is led to the conclusion that altruism and collectivism are virtues which leads to the Keynesianism,statism and socialism of libtards.

22 posted on 07/04/2012 1:03:43 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Brilliant
Budding RINO.

Make that budding Democrat.

23 posted on 07/04/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I suspect he’s realized or decided he’s gay and he can’t deal with the conservative case against gay marriage.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 1:11:59 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Brilliant
Budding RINO.

Just keep him away from the SCOTUS bench--unless he's there to only serve the geritol to Buzzy Ruth upon demand.

25 posted on 07/04/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: mjp

““I started getting into philosophy — Nietzsche”

So did I. It made me appreciate conservative philosophy all the more.


26 posted on 07/04/2012 1:13:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: HonkyTonkMan
If he prefers rainbow colored Oreos... then that could explain his devolution of character.

LLS

27 posted on 07/04/2012 1:15:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: EveningStar

That whole scene was uber-creepy to begin with. Kids spouting politics is just wrong. I don’t care what side they pretend to be on.

That kid was like Mini Hannity. Ewwwwwww.....


28 posted on 07/04/2012 1:18:40 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: EveningStar
You're a loon.

Better than a LIAR! Your posting history is KNOWN. Not surprised YOU picked out one comment that has messianic in it - the buzz word for all the PDS pissants.

29 posted on 07/04/2012 1:20:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: nhwingut; Forgotten Amendments; All

I must not have paid much attention to the kid when he burst on the scene because I don’t even remember him.


30 posted on 07/04/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: feralcat

I would agree you’ve pretty well hit it out of the ball park here.


31 posted on 07/04/2012 1:46:09 PM PDT by scram2
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To: HonkyTonkMan

HAHAHAHA!!!

It’s PAT!


32 posted on 07/04/2012 2:09:17 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: aquila48

Churchill’s dictum is only partially true and descriptive more of Brits than Americans. Liberalism in Churchill’s England was very different from the socialism that, thanks to this country’s effete academic community, infects nearly every American college student.

But, back to Krohn, he was a pompous brat at 11, is a pompous brat now, and, regardless of the views that get him coverage, will live the remainder of his life as a pompous brat. Outside the Log Cabin “Republicans,” he’s CPAC’s biggest mistake, and CPAC deserves the embarrassment it courted.


33 posted on 07/04/2012 2:15:08 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Forgotten Amendments
That whole scene was uber-creepy to begin with. Kids spouting politics is just wrong. I don’t care what side they pretend to be on.

I totally agree, and will go a little further:
I refuse to listen to anything anyone under the age of about 21 has to say about anything. I turn off the radio or TV when they get on the air.

They don't know anything. They haven't lived long enough to know anything, and even if they've had a few extraordinary experiences, they don't have any historical perspective to properly judge anything.

34 posted on 07/04/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: EricT.

The kis was about as useful to Conservatism as Coulter was.

My bet is the Slimes has a job already for him when he gets out of school. In the meantime he will intern for Brooks.


35 posted on 07/04/2012 3:01:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Kid, not kis... all ready, not already.

Duh


36 posted on 07/04/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: presently no screen name

“The kid never did ANYTHING for America - just rhetoric - and you embrace this rant.”

He gave a speech, just like Obama. The first rule of conservatism is that we shouldn’t care about speeches.


37 posted on 07/04/2012 3:14:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: USNBandit

“He’ll be back, as soon as he has a job and sees where his taxes go.”

He won’t get a job in Obama’s economy...but that’s another reason why he’ll be back.


38 posted on 07/04/2012 3:19:05 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: icwhatudo

Which provides more evidence for the theory that social liberalism is ultimately incompatible with fiscal conservatism.

Never heard of this fellow until I read this thread today.


39 posted on 07/04/2012 3:57:30 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: ari-freedom
He gave a speech, just like Obama. The first rule of conservatism is that we shouldn’t care about speeches

Rhetoric, pffft! PROVEN PRO AMERICAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

40 posted on 07/04/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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