Skip to comments.CPAC's boy wonder swings left (Jonathan Krohn)
Posted on 07/04/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
Jonathan Krohn took the political world by storm at 2009s 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, hes not a conservative anymore.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Got brainwashed and stupid. I see the lefties are creaming their shorts in excitement that he joined the hive.
He’ll be back, as soon as he has a job and sees where his taxes go.
If he turned poof, that would explain a lot.
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.
He has nowhere else to go.
What are you talking about? What rant did I embrace?
The Arianna Huffington ploy is a time tested way to extend th e15 minutes of fame.
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.
Good - it’s would be useless anyway!
“Krohn is bucking the received wisdom that people become more conservative as they get older...”
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.
Good riddance. The kid was a doofus and fit right into the leftwing’s stereotype of a nerdy Republican.
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.
Better duck, though. The Palin protectorate won’t like it.
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
LOL-— Pat-—thats hilarious-—. Just like WHoreAldo too —a ‘liberal Republican’ as he calls himself.
PDS? Nothing I've posted on this thread has anything to do with her.
You're a loon.
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.
Make that budding Democrat.
I suspect he’s realized or decided he’s gay and he can’t deal with the conservative case against gay marriage.
Just keep him away from the SCOTUS bench--unless he's there to only serve the geritol to Buzzy Ruth upon demand.
“I started getting into philosophy Nietzsche”
So did I. It made me appreciate conservative philosophy all the more.
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.....
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.
I must not have paid much attention to the kid when he burst on the scene because I don’t even remember him.
I would agree you’ve pretty well hit it out of the ball park here.
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.
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.
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.
Kid, not kis... all ready, not already.
“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.
“Hell 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.
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.
Rhetoric, pffft! PROVEN PRO AMERICAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS!
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