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  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth. The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece. But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies. Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true. He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis. Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena. That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • David Frum: Elizabeth Warren is probably going to run

    04/23/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following a brief feint in which the White House masterfully exploited the servility of congressional Republicans to create the impression that Barack Obama was still firmly in command of the country’s destiny, the revolt of liberal lawmakers over a proposed free trade has made it clear that the president is very much a lame duck. The internecine fight among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to the status as chief liberal opponent of a Democratic White House. “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said...
  • The Next Amnesty

    11/26/2014 10:09:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 26, 2014 | David Frum
    President Obamas executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much more. It must. More amnesty is coming, first, because the presidents action creates an unsustainable status quo. Millions of people are about to obtain work permits and Social Security numbersbut not (or so the president says) any right to health coverage or other social benefits. What happens if they get sick? What if they lose their jobs? Suffer a debilitating injury at work? According to Obama, these people are as American as Sasha and Malia except for the small technical complication of lacking the...
  • Believe it: Ted Cruz can beat Hillary in 2016, says David Frum?

    10/25/2013 8:00:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | AllahPundit
    It’s finally happened. David Frum, true conservative.No no, kidding. This is, I think, something he pulled from his dream journal after waking up one night in a cold sweat, screaming. All it’ll take for a Cruz victory, he thinks, is an economic slowdown followed by an “event” on Wall Street that pushes America into recession followed by a months-long primary challenge by Elizabeth Warren to Hillary followed by an immigration brouhaha that unites conservatives behind Cruz followed by a Cruz/Christie fusion ticket eking out the narrowest of wins over Clinton in a very low-turnout election. Interestingly, the word “ObamaCare” appears...
  • David Frum Blasts Gun Rights Advocates During Navy Yard Shootings

    09/16/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2013
    As Americans ran from gunfire at the Navy Yard in Washington DC, commentator David Frum took to Twitter to talk gun control and suggest that gun control opponents were to blame for the shooting:
  • The Roots of Anti-Government Gun Culture in America

    03/25/2013 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2013 | David Frum
    The most arresting idea in Adam Winkler's impressively learned study of US gun law, Gunfight, is the suggestion that contemporary American gun culture was more or less invented by the Black Panthers. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, the party founders, had studied law and discovered California allowed the carrying in public of loaded rifles and shotguns, provided that the guns were not pointed at anyone. They seized on this law to stage theatrical confrontations with an Oakland police force they deemed hostile and oppressive - and then, most dramatically, in May 1967, to walk armed into the chamber of the...
  • Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty (Pigs now have their own airport)

    03/22/2013 2:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Frum
    In 2008, Mark Krikorian published an important new book arguing against permissive immigration. The book's central idea: what has changed since Ellis Island days is not the immigrants; it's the society they are immigrating to. In 1913, a Sicilian who migrated to New York City to do manual labor would discover a society willing to pay a high wage for his effort. In 2013 not so. Yesterday's New York Times reports on a new study confirming Krikorian's insight. People of Mexican descent in New York City are far more likely to be living in poor or near-poor households than...
  • GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick

    08/15/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 35 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 17:07:23 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Not all Republicans are happy with Mitt Romney's choice to make Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself."At every turn, the party has demanded, 'More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!'" laments Frum in a column appearing on "With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish. The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."Actually, it was the least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 - Sen. John...
  • David Frums new novel is awful

    05/03/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/03/2012 | Mark Judge
    How can someone who writes compelling nonfiction be so terrible at fiction? Ive just read the first few chapters of David Frums new novel, Patriots. It is bloody awful. It also defeats the purpose that Frum claims he intended for it, which was to write a novel that tells deeper truths than journalism. In fact it retreads ground Frum the journalist has gone over many times before, most notably his increasingly shrill belief that conservatives are nuts. Frum is a former conservative who is now trending liberal and may in fact be headed for the netherworld of Andrew Sullivanville; he...
  • David Frum - Conservatives: Do You Really Want to Do This to Your Party? (Santorum)

    03/14/2012 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2012 | David Frum
    After tonight, Newt Gingrich has to be considered finished. You don't get to be the nominee if you don't win primaries, and if Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, it's hard to imagine any other state in the country where he can win. While Gingrich may remain some kind of factor, in almost every remaining state, this race devolves to a Romney-Santorum battle. That's great news for Santorum, who has been hoping and yearning for a two-man race. It's acceptable news for Romney, who knows that party donors and insiders dread a Santorum candidacy as likely to lead to a...
  • WaPo: Gosh, arent Breitbarts foes being awfully kind to him after his death?

    03/02/2012 10:47:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    You see, these are the moments when we’ll miss Andrew the most. The Washington Post offers a longish obituary on Breitbart after his passing, but includes this rather laughable assertion about halfway through: Mr. Breitbart’s political adversaries are speaking kindly about a man they often vilified.“There’s no point in engaging in political debate today,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, executive vice president of Media Matters for America, a liberal media-criticism group that once branded Mr. Breitbart “an ideological liar.” “My sympathy is with his wife and children.”Arianna Huffington, founder of the liberal-leaning Huffington Post, said in a statement: “I was asked many...
  • Three Cheers for Ann Coulter (barf alert)

    02/02/2012 12:24:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 2, 2012 | David Frum
    Bravo for Ann Coulter. That's not a sentence you might expect to read in this space, and I'm sure my endorsement will please nobody less than Ann herself. That said: bravo.
  • David Frum Bashes Fox News Viewers: End Up 'Knowing A Lot Less About Important World Events'

    12/12/2011 5:12:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/12/11 | Matt Hadro
    Faux-Republican David Frum took a shot at Fox News viewers on Sunday when he told CNN's Howard Kurtz that "people who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events." Frum's interview aired during the bottom half of the 11 a.m. hour of Reliable Sources. Even Kurtz, who has worked for the liberal media for three decades, challenged Frum's hard-line criticism of the right-wing media. "You're tarring with an awfully broad brush there" he told Frum, who in a recent New York Magazine column accused the conservative media
  • When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 8:48:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11-21-11 | David "Worldest greatest idiot" Frum
    Its a very strange experience to have your friends think youve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was fired from the think tank where Id worked for the previous seven years, I tried to reassure my wife with an old clich: The great thing about an experience like this is that you learn who your friends really are. She answered, I was happier when I didnt...
  • FRUM: How tea party could drive GOP to disaster

    11/03/2011 11:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31, 2011 | David Frum
    A new CNN poll finds that about half of Republicans sympathize with the tea party movement. The other half either remain aloof or (5%) even express hostility. That second group of Republicans has received remarkably little media attention this cycle. Yet their man -- Mitt Romney -- has held steady in first or second place for the past three years. Meanwhile tea party Republicans have bounced from Sarah Palin to Donald Trump to Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to (now) Herman Cain, transfixing the media every time they lose faith in one messiah and search for another. Yet sooner or...
  • Dear David Frum: The abortion issue is not going away until we end the killing

    10/25/2011 3:58:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/ ^ | 10/25/11 | Jonathon Van Maren
    October 25, 2011 ( - Earlier this week, noted conservative commentator David Frum, a former speechwriter of President George W. Bush, published a column on CNNs website musing on the question What if abortion became a non-issue? While Frum has, in former days, been an impressive advocate for socially conservative values, ever since the 2008 election he has advocated for a desertion of social conservatism in order to win more elections based on fiscal issues. Besides the inherently flawed logic behind this positionit is impossible to advocate for smaller government while simultaneously deserting the protection of the family unit that...
  • Frum Here to Insanity

    07/09/2011 2:34:51 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 21 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 8, 2011 | Tony Perkins
    David Frum is a writer who, in 1997, engaged in a spirited online debate with homosexual writer Andrew Sullivan over the topic of homosexual "marriage." In over 5,500 words of text, Frum was articulate, cogent, and compelling in his opposition to radically redefining marriage, saying that "this request isn't just misplaced, but is actually logically impossible." Now, however, Frum has changed his mind. In a short CNN op-ed last week, he wrote that "the case against same-sex marriage has been tested against reality. The case has not passed its test." Tested? Only five out of the fifty states (soon to...
  • David Frum Defends "Read My Lips" Tax Hike

    07/11/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT · by 92nina · 11 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-08 | Ryan Ellis
    David Frum makes the argument that the spending cuts promised in the 1990 "read my lips" tax hike budget deal indeed did come to fruition (contra to my argument yesterday). He argues that, since spending as a percent of the economy declined in the 1990s, the spending cuts must have materialized.This is eminently-wrong for several reasons: CBO data shows that the promise--$274 billion in baseline spending cuts--not only didn't happen, but that baseline spending actually increased by $22 billion. This is simply what the data show. Spending as a percent of the economy did decline in the 1990s, but not...
  • I WAS WRONG ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE and got the zot (again)

    06/29/2011 8:15:42 AM PDT · by No Brainer · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/11 | David Frum
    I was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage. Fourteen years ago, Andrew Sullivan and I forcefully debated the issue at length online (at a time when online debate was a brand new thing). Yet I find myself strangely untroubled by New York state's vote to authorize same-sex marriage -- a vote that probably signals that most of "blue" states will follow within the next 10 years. I don't think I'm alone in my reaction either. Most conservatives have reacted with calm -- if not outright approval -- to New York's dramatic decision. Why? The short answer is that the case...
  • Don't doom GOP's chance to win in 2012

    06/06/2011 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | David Frum
    So Obama could lose if -- and here's the big if -- Republicans do not blow the opportunity by presenting themselves as Medicare-annihilating racist maniacs... Tea Party conservatives complain that Republicans who advocate restraint, responsibility and moderation do so in order to be nice to Obama. That's utterly upside down. Restraint, responsibility and moderation are indispensable to the defeat of President Obama. It is Tea Party conservatism itself that is Obama's last, best hope for a second term.
  • How Palin Taps the GOPs Economic Fears

    05/31/2011 8:33:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | May 31, 2011 | David Frum
    Not every Republican lives in Greenwich and earns millions. For non-wealthy Republicans as for non-wealthy Americans generally the past half-decade has been a terrible time. Perhaps they have seen their house collapse in value. Perhaps they have lost their home altogether. Perhaps their retirement portfolio lost its value. Perhaps they have lost a job. Perhaps their child cannot start a job. Perhaps they have been hit by all of the above. Or maybe they got lucky. Maybe they escaped any particular disaster. Yet they still face a reduced future. To repay its debts, the nation will need to...
  • For GOP: Pawlenty vs. Romney is the Main Event (RINO-licious!)

    05/01/2011 10:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | May 1, 2011 | David Frum
    Bill Kristol posts that he now believes that Mitch Daniels, Mike Huckabee and Michelle Bachmann will indeed all declare. The National Journal simultaneously reports that a Newt Gingrich declaration is imminent. Haley Barbour is definitely out. Marco Rubio is definitely out. Mitt Romney is clearly in. Tim Pawlenty is clearly in. Trump incredibly also seems inbound. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, and Paul Ryan remain wild cards. Heres one way to analyze what happens next. I sort the Republican candidates into three piles: CANDIDATES WHO COULD WIN THE NOMINATION Christie Pawlenty Ryan Romney (Bachmann is too obviously crazy. Daniels will be...
  • David Frum truly is a disgraceful, petty, Palin-obsessed Washington-insider. (Mark Levin)

    03/22/2011 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 37 replies
    Mark Levin's Facebook Page ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mark Levin
    Here's a part of his post at CNN, where he is apparently a regular contributor, which makes the point: "Ben Smith in Politico reports that the trip was booked through a Christian tour operator. But the real news is who did not book the trip: the Republican Jewish Coalition, the group that brought George W. Bush to Israel in 1998, Mitt Romney in 2007, Haley Barbour in 2011, and many other presidential hopefuls beside. "Very likely you have never heard of the Republican Jewish Coalition. But then again, you probably are not seeking the Republican presidential nomination. If you were...
  • On CNN, Conservatives Gang Up To Attack Circus Act Glenn Beck

    03/07/2011 5:06:58 AM PST · by YankeeReb · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/6/11 | Matt Schneider
    On CNNs Reliable Sources, conservatives Jennifer Rubin and David Frum discussed the declining television ratings of Glenn Beck and the recent conservative attacks on him. Rubin said Beck was creating a bad image for the Republican party, whereas Frum, a longtime Beck critic, suggested audiences are just tired of hearing ludicrous conspiracy theories. Rubin, seemingly speaking on behalf of Becks elite conservative critics everywhere, said: Sure he doesnt need our approval and were not giving him our approval. But to the extent to which he wants to influence events, which is presumably why does it other than the money...
  • Talk Radios Love Affair with Christie

    03/05/2011 12:13:27 AM PST · by free me · 3 replies ^ | March 3rd, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Jay Gatsby
    Christie is not more conservative than Daniels, and arguably even less so. Christie told the Newark Star-Ledger that while personally pro-life, he wont use his office to shove that down peoples throats. He supports New Jerseys restrictive gun laws. And like Daniels, he has decided its tough enough to face his public-sector unions that he does not need to start an unrelated fight over right-to-work with private-sector unions. Yet the most acid-tongued of all right-wing commentators, Ann Coulter, has championed a Christie candidacy, asserting that if he declines to run, Romney will be our nominee and well lose.
  • Wanted: US conservatives prepared to 'come out' as opponents of Sarah Palin

    02/02/2011 7:11:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | February 2, 2011 | Damian Thompson, Blog Editor & Religion reporter
    As my colleague Janet Daley notes, ConservativeHome USA has declared war on Sarah Palin, rounding up US conservatives who think shed be a disaster as the next Republican presidential candidate. What I find strange, however, is the way its gone about it. In a piece signed by The Editors, ConHomeUSA has awarded anti-Palin Republicans the melodramatic title of Truth Tellers. And, rather bizarrely, it is recruiting for more: If you are a Truth Teller, or want to recommend a commentator who is, email us here. Dont get me wrong. I think Sarah Palin is basically nuts, as I suggested when...
  • What David Frum Needed To Say After Giffords' Shooting

    01/10/2011 4:39:37 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/10/11 | William A. Jacobson
    David Frum takes Sarah Palin to task for not being more public in her reaction to the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords, not being sufficiently empathetic, and not grasping the scope (no pun intended) of the accusations against her, What Palin Needed To Say After Giffords' Shooting: "Palin failed to appreciate the question being posed to her. That question was not: Are you culpable for the shooting? The question was: Having put this unfortunate image on the record, can you respond to the shooting in a way that demonstrates your larger humanity? And possibly also your potential to serve as leader...
  • David Frums Speech Police

    12/08/2010 9:38:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 12/8/10 | John
    Stanley Kurtz on David Frums new effort to police political speech: Last week, the distinguished liberal thinker and activist William Galston, along with an equally distinguished conservative counterpart, David Frum, announced in the Washington Post the forthcoming founding of a new organization called No Labels. The stated aim of No Labels is to combat the hyper-polarization of American political debate by calling out politicians, media personalities, and opinion leaders who recklessly demonize opponents. Unfortunately, their announcement gives us reason to fear that No Labels will only increase the level of political acrimony by attempting to constrain debate, thereby exacerbating the...
  • David Frum Freaks Out Over Sarah Palins Supposed Racism

    11/24/2010 2:27:43 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 45 replies
    With Kathleen Parker getting her own CNN show, David Frum is undoubtedly worried that he will be totally eclipsed among so-called conservatives with Palin Derangement Syndrome. So, in a little 59 word post portentously entitled, Bigger Problems with Sarah Palins new book, David Frum finds racismyes, racismin the following statement: PALIN FROM AMERICA BY HEART: But from what Ive read, family life at the time of the founding was a lot like family life for Americans today: full of challenges, sure, but also full of simple pleasures. Ill give you boilerplate, banality, throwaway, heartfelt cornpone but racism? Really? Give up...
  • How Huckabee Could Stop President Palin

    11/22/2010 11:01:13 PM PST · by onyx · 256 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | November 22nd, 2010 at 10:22 am | David Frum
    A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly. Mike Huckabee, who knows a thing or two about insurgent campaigns, sees the power of the Palin candidacy. Taegan Goddard links this morning to the Des Moines Register: Mike Huckabee told the Des Moines Register that Sarah Palin would be a strong contender for president should she decide to run. Said Huckabee: No question, she will be a very, very strong presence and force, if she gets in. You know, she may run away with it. And thats one of those things everyone needs...
  • David Frum's Palin Obsession

    11/22/2010 5:20:38 PM PST · by DB9 · 9 replies
    C4P ^ | November 22, 2010 | Doug Brady
    Admittedly, that David Frum is obsessed with Governor Palin isn't exactly a news bulletin, but Frum's Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS) has reached a level of hysteria hitherto unseen. Frum, of course, is the faux armchair conservative who believes the path to Republican ascendancy is for us all to become Democrats. The thorough drubbing Democrats took at the hands of Republicans three weeks ago, most of whom ran on solidly conservative platforms, demonstrates just how wrong Frum is. But I digress. In the past three days, Frum has written no less than six posts on Governor Palin. Can you say obsession?...
  • The Times Favorite 'Conservative' David Frum Knocks Uneducated Palin and O'Reilly Fans

    11/16/2010 11:43:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Media Research Center's Times Watch ^ | November 16, 2010 | Clay Waters
    One of the Times favorite putative conservatives, former Bush speechwriter and book author David Frum, has gotten a lot of play in the paper by criticizing conservatives for rejecting Obama-care and listening to Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Now Frum has become the papers idea of a conservative idea man. Just like the papers occasionally-right-of-center David Brooks, hes a conservative that Obama and the Times can tolerate -- the kind who is constantly criticizing his alleged fellow conservatives. The latest Times Sunday Magazine features an Idea Lab article by Frum, Post-Tea-Party Nation, illustrated with a drawing of a sleeping elephant....
  • Waterloo: David Frum Doubles Down

    11/09/2010 2:56:20 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Im not going to go on at length about David Frum. We all know who he is; we all know what he is and what he represents. Hes a conservative who gets his jollies and press gigs railing at actual conservatives, along the lines of Kathleen Parker and, during the 2008 campaign, Peggy Noonan. Parker has gone on to CNN infamy alongside Eliot Spitzer, while Noonan has tried to rehab herself by claiming that the Tea Party saved the GOP. Shes right about that, but only from a rearview mirror perspective. Its easy to get stuff right after its already...
  • David Frum: A new look at a third party (RINOS ATTEMPTING TO THWART TEA PARTY) (BARF ALERT)

    10/23/2010 1:57:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    National Post ^ | 2010-10-19 | David Frum
    Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon veteran of McCain and Bush presidential campaigns acknowledged in an interview with David Frum that a third-party presidential effort for 2012 was not far off, and hinted at his involvement in one. In the podcast interview, McKinnon, who was discussing his recent Daily Beast column A Centrist Manifesto, lamented that theres nobody that gets rewarded for bipartisan behavior, [and] in fact they get punished. To that end, he said, there is a very real possibility for a legitimate third party effort for 2012 American voters are so hungry for more voice, and...
  • Palin, Frum, and the Tea Party

    10/19/2010 11:14:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 19, 2010 | David Solway
    Conservatives need to understand what is at stake and get their act together. The misunderstandings revolving around Sarah Palin and the Tea Party appear to be ubiquitous. Canada, where I live and write, is no exception to this tarnished rule. Sarah Palin is generally regarded as a hyper-emotional hussy whose message is purely reactive rather than proactive, while the Tea Party is supposedly vitiated by a lowest common denominator of right-wing vehemence, unbecoming religiosity, and a simplistic attitude toward political reality. This is strangely the case among many conservative intellectuals as well. The acclaimed commentator and beltway insider David Frum,...
  • Why Does the Tea Party hate Elites? (Hurlicious)

    10/12/2010 1:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | October 12, 2010 | Anne Applebaum
    In 1958, an English sociologist and Labor Party politician named Michael Young imagined a future in which the British establishment dissolved itself, abolished all forms of hereditary power and created instead a meritocracy (a word Young invented) based on IQ. In Youngs fable, the academically talented from the working class happily join the elite. But the less-talented resent them even more than they did the old dukes and duchesses. By 2034, this resentment leads to a violent populist revolution that sweeps the meritocracy away. To some, this story has always seemed like a warning to America. In 1972, the American...
  • Right as Ever: How conservative critics of conservatism are explaining the conservative comeback.

    10/05/2010 10:55:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/5/10 | David Weigel
    The Great Recession has done wonders for the Republican Party. Two years after being tossed out of power at every level, it's about to waltz right back in, kicking aside the corpses of Democrats foolish enough to go along with the designs of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. This is good news for most conservatives. It's slightly worse news for a smaller group of conservativesnamely, the ones who spent the end of the '00s explaining why a Republican comeback like this was not really possible. Take, for example, Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, whose 2005 Weekly Standard cover story, "The...
  • DeMints GOP Takeover

    10/02/2010 3:31:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies
    Frum's Forum ^ | 10/2/10 | Steve Bell
    As the public media focuses on the upcoming November elections for House and Senate, a brewing battle within the Republican caucus in the Senate has been largely overlooked. Many ways exist to describe the two sides of this internal civil wartrue conservatives vs. RINO Republicans; extremists vs. pragmatists; new generation vs. dinosaurs. But, as is usual in politics, the battle may be embodied in two senatorsJim DeMint of South Carolina and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. DeMint has successfully endorsed candidates, Tea Party and otherwise, opposed by establishment Republicans. In Kentucky, DeMints choice, Rand Paul, defeated the candidate endorsed by McConnell...
  • Whats Behind David Frums Attack on Dinesh dSouza and Mr. Newt? (Hatred perhaps?)

    09/16/2010 8:57:21 PM PDT · by This Just In · 43 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2010 | Jeff Dunetz
    Whats Behind David Frums Attack on Dinesh dSouza and Mr. Newt? Posted By Jeff Dunetz On September 16, 2010 Newt Gingrich stirred up a big of a controversy Friday night just by commenting on an article in Forbes Magazine by Dinesh DSouza. The premise of the article is many of Obamas positions were influenced by his dad. What then is Obamas dream? We dont have to speculate because the President tells us himself in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father. According to Obama, his dream is his fathers dream. Notice that his title is not Dreams of My Father but...
  • David Frum and conservative purges

    09/03/2010 6:34:18 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 2, 2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    David Frum’s blog post connects his dismissal from AEI with Brink Lindsey’s and Will Wilkinson’s departures from Cato. In the post, Frum makes some important and well-articulated points about the GOP’s lack of direction and what a Republican majority could yield: We are likely soon to have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, maybe the U.S. Senate too. And what will that majority do? The answer seems to be: They have not a clue. Unlike the Republican House and Senate majorities of 1994, unlike the Republican Senate majority of 1980, these new majorities will arrive with only slogans...
  • Is the 9/11 Mosque a publicity stunt? (Frum)

    08/11/2010 11:02:53 AM PDT · by Dutchgirl · 9 replies
    FrumForum ^ | 8/10/10 | David Frum
    Soho Properties has paid some $5 million in cash to buy the Burlington Coat Factory building, a building that yields no income. They are paying rent to hold rights to the Con Ed building, which also yields no income. All of this in the midst of the worst commercial property slump in memory, in an area of New York with a very uncertain economic future. And these are not super-rich guys: Sharif el-Gamal lives in an Upper West Side apartment purchased in 2007 for $1 million. Click here to read what $1 million bought in Manhattan before the crash. You...
  • Top 10 Sarah Palin Haters From Blogosphere, Media, Comedians and Obama Supporters

    08/01/2010 6:55:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 50+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | August 1, 2010 | Susan Duclos
    Since August 29, 2008, when Sarah Palin was first introduced as John McCains Vice Presidential choice of a running mate, reactions to Palin were and continue to be extreme. The extremity of Palin hatred started within hours of the announcement, as did the hideous rumors (about her son Trig for instance) that were passed from one leftist website to the next without one shred of evidence to back them up. The goal, simply put, was to destroy Sarah Palin by any means possible. Being as passionate as they always are, progressive bloggers, media pundits, leftist groups and even comedians started...
  • David Frum: Shirley Sherrod and the shame of conservative media

    07/21/2010 11:00:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | 07/21/2010 | David Frum
    When Andrew Breitbart unveils a selectively edited tape to defame a federal employee, conservatives blame Barack Obama. You want to see media bias in action? Okay look at the conservative media reaction to the firing of Shirley Sherrod. Sherrod is the former U.S. Department of Agriculture employee fired for supposed anti-white racism. On July 19, Andrew Breitbarts website posted a short video clip from a speech Sherrod had delivered to an NAACP gathering in March. In the clip, Sherrod confessed to having deliberately declined on racial grounds to help a white farmer faced with a foreclosure on his...
  • David Frum Plays the Race Card (against Sarah Palin)

    07/08/2010 11:12:48 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 30 replies · 1+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | Thursday July 8, 2010 | Ian Lazaran
    David Frum has finally jumped the shark. Some conservative/right-of-center folks may have been willing to give him the benefit of the doubt before but playing the race card is something that is universally despised by conservative and moderates. Frum pulls the race card from the bottom of the deck against Governor Palin's new ad: Heres Sarah Palins new ad. Lots of images of the former governor speaking to adoring crowds, meeting admirers, encountering women and children.... Republicans normally work hard to ensure that their ads feature non-white faces, to present an image of welcome and inclusion. In Palins ad --...
  • Get out of my tent! Fruming over the Tea Party movement

    06/23/2010 1:53:50 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 14 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 06-23-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Frum frames the Tea Party activists as radical and angry people, which makes me believe that he most likely has never attended these events and never met the people who come to show their support for America. There is also a major disconnect in Frums reality of the liberal media and this movement. Contrary to Frums belief, the Tea Party has never been portrayed by the media as an unstoppable force. Actually, if anything, these gatherings that take place all over the country have been downplayed in every possible way.
  • The Tea Party Is A Turn-Off For US Moderates [To David Frum: November Will Tell]

    06/20/2010 9:00:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 20, 2010 | David Frum
    The Tea Party Is A Turn-Off For US Moderates America's angriest political force could learn from David Cameron, argues David Frum. By David Frum 20 Jun 2010 The bill for the Republicans' Tea Party is about to arrive. Through 2009 and the first half of 2010, the media have buzzed with delighted horror over the supposedly unstoppable Tea Party movement in the United States. Now it's reality time. Compare two sets of Senate races. The first is made up of contests in New Hampshire, Ohio and Illinois. The first two of these seats had been held by Republicans who did...
  • Still at It: David Frum Takes Shot at the Club for Growth

    06/13/2010 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | June 13, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    It's called "Left, Right and Center," which claims to be a "civilized yet provocative antidote to the screaming talking heads that dominate political debate." But there's not a whole lot of truth in advertising for KCRW Santa Monica's radio program, which is also podcasted on the Internet. The show normally features Robert Scheer, editor of the left-wing investigative Web site and a former Los Angeles Times columnist, representing the left. Matt Miller, a former Clintonista and senior fellow at the left-wing Center for American Progress represents the so-called center. And former Washington Times editorial page editor and visiting senior...
  • Palins Sound Bite Foreign Policy [Jourbalist Marcia: Obama brilliant, Palin stupid]

    04/21/2010 10:26:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,117+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | April 21, 2010 | Marcia Smilack
    Seated on the same side of an antique table before a large audience, Presidents Barack Obama and Dimitri Medvedev smile at one another as they exchange documents encased in red and black leather folders. The new START treaty has been signed, completing a journey Obama began when he visited the Czech Republic a year ago and announced his intention to begin ridding the world of nuclear weapons. He has reset relations between Russia and the United States and fulfilled a dream of another American President: Ronald Reagan. The cold war is over. Back in America, the former half-term governor of...
  • Republicans Against Repeal

    04/08/2010 3:48:53 AM PDT · by Bratch · 106 replies · 2,062+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 4-8-2010 | W. James Antle, III
    Well, that didn't take long. After Democratic supermajorities rammed through their health care bill, Republicans were full of sound and fury about how this injustice will not stand. Even John McCain was on board, telling a television interviewer, "Outside the Beltway the American people are very angry and they don't like it and we are going to try to repeal this." But in the GOP, cooler heads always prevail. What these Republican heads want to cool down is the campaign to repeal the health care takeover. Reports the Associated Press: "Top Republicans are increasingly worried that GOP candidates this fall...
  • Odious Conservatives

    04/03/2010 12:52:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 670+ views ^ | April 03nd 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Odious Conservatives By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. WASHINGTON -- A major proposition that I advance in a book that will be published later this month, After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery, is that there exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who since the beginning of the conservative movement have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act. They disparage with great melodrama other conservatives. Liberals love it -- and for a while love the disparagers. In the late 1990s Arianna Huffington exploited this instrument of self-promotion brazenly. For several years David Frum has...