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  • 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 Attacks Breitbart On The Day Of His Death As Racist…

    03/01/2012 9:15:40 PM PST · by Qbert · 52 replies · 68+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | March 1, 2012 | Weasel Zippers
    I wish I could offer up a better retort to this pathetic sh**bag ( Ace does it better than I ever could) but all I have to offer is this — piss off and die. Via Daily Beat/David Frum: “Of the dead, speak nothing but what is good.” It’s an ancient rule and a wise one, but one that does not do justice to the life and career of Andrew Breitbart, dead today aged 43. It is impossible to speak nothing of a man who traced such a spectacular course through the contemporary media. But to speak only “good” of...
  • David Frum’s Masquerade as a Conservative

    12/22/2011 4:25:22 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | DECEMBER 20, 2011 | Ronald Kessler
    Liberal television anchors love having David Frum on their shows. He pretends to be a conservative but makes a habit of bashing them. The latest example came on Sunday when Frum took a shot at Fox News viewers. Frum told Howard Kurtz on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that “people who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events.” In a recent New York magazine column, Frum accused the conservative media of running an “alternative knowledge system” of “pseudo-facts and pretend information.” Frum offered no specifics on CNN to back up his claim, and Kurtz,...
  • Lessons learned from the Palin debacle-to avoid another disastrous Republican nat'l nomination

    08/17/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Week ^ | August 17, 2011 | David Frum, Canadian Bushbot
    This week, Sarah Palin stoked a late, brief flurry of speculation that she might enter the 2012 presidential race. I wont try to predict the former Alaska governor's decision. But I will predict this: If Palin does enter the race, she won't be any kind of factor. Over the past three years, Palin has systematically laid waste to the basis for a presidential campaign. By her own words and actions, she has discredited herself and alienated her one-time supporters. But before Palin vanishes into her hard-earned obscurity, Republicans need an assessment and an accounting. Had John McCain won in 2008,...
  • David Frum: GOP wants Obama's unconditional surrender

    07/19/2011 9:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2011 | David Frum
    In this debt-ceiling fight, I'm having horrible flashbacks to the Republican debacle over health care. Then as now, what could have been a negotiated deal turned into all-out political war. Then as now, Republicans rejected all concessions by the president as pathetically inadequate. Then as now, Republicans refused any concessions of their own, instead demanding that the president yield totally to their way of thinking. Then as now, Republicans convinced themselves that they had the clout to force the president to yield. With health care, Republicans calculated spectacularly wrong. They pursued an all or nothing strategy and got -- nothing....
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • David Frum Pretty Upset the Media’s Covering Governor Palin and Ignoring Mitt Romney.

    06/01/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday June 1, 2011 | Doug Brady
    Cry me a river: Sarah Palin has mesmerized the cable shows by revving a bus and riding a Harley.[...] Meanwhile, the man who was and is the actual front-runner in the Republican presidential race rates barely a mention in the media commentary.I’m talking about Mitt Romney of course, the former governor of Massachusetts who has polled first in almost every Republican presidential preference poll since January 2009. Yet somehow the commentariat will not believe it.It’s truly amazing anyone still listens to this moron, but his musings do undeniably provide comic relief.  A few days ago I observed him on TV (can’t...
  • 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 CNN’s 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 Beck’s “elite” conservative critics everywhere, said: “Sure he doesn’t need our approval and we’re 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...
  • David Frum: Time for Palin Apologists to Let Go (Compares her to George Wallace!)

    01/24/2011 3:33:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | January 24th, 2011 | David Frum
    Dearly as I esteem Ross Douthat, I thought his blogpost today on the press and Sarah Palin did not hit the nail on the head. Ross: "No politician, from Bush to Barack Obama to Nancy Pelosi, is hated so intensely by so many Americans [as Sarah Palin]. And this is what’s so problematic, to my mind, about much of the Palin coverage: The media often acts as though they’re covering her because her conservative fan base is so large (hence the endless talk about her 2012 prospects), when they’re really covering her because so many liberals are eager to hear...
  • David Frum Reacts To Hannity’s Palin Interview: “She Should Stop Talking Now” (Mythbot)

    01/17/2011 9:57:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 17, 2011 | Frances Martel
    Perhaps anticipating that the media would begin ripping Sarah Palin’s interview with Sean Hannity earlier tonight underestimated the speed of the news cycle. Less than an hour later and a network away, Palin’s fellow conservative David Frum responded to her comments with a good-natured plea for her to just “stop talking now.” On MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell noted that he would have wanted to hear Palin explain the difficulty of finding an appropriate timing to respond to the attacks on her, introducing the review of her performance on Hannity without deeply analyzing any particular part of it. Frum...
  • What David Frum Needed To Say After Giffords' Shooting

    01/10/2011 4:39:37 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 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 Frum’s Speech Police

    12/08/2010 9:38:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 12/8/10 | John
    Stanley Kurtz on David Frum’s 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 Palin’s 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 Palin’s new book,” David Frum finds racism—yes, racism—in the following statement: PALIN FROM “AMERICA BY HEART”: “But from what I’ve 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.” I’ll give you boilerplate, banality, throwaway, heartfelt cornpone… but racism? Really? Give up...
  • Frum: The Palin piano dangles over Republican future (Country Clubber Flop Sweat Alert)

    11/23/2010 11:46:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The National Post ^ | November 23, 2010 | David Frum
    A journalist yesterday asked me a thought-provoking question: Why does Sarah Palin command so much media attention? By most measures, she currently stands about equal in the Republican field alongside Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and only a little ahead of Newt Gingrich. Yet the cable shows do not erupt when Mitt Romney makes a speech. Newt Gingrich is on Twitter almost every day, but his messages don’t make news. So why Palin? Five guesses. 1) She polarizes. Modern media culture favors contrast and conflict. Sarah Palin serves both up by the bucketful. Most presidential candidates present themselves as gracious and...
  • 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 that’s one of those things everyone needs...
  • Waterloo: David Frum Doubles Down

    11/09/2010 2:56:20 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | NOVEMBER 9, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    I’m 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. He’s 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. She’s right about that, but only from a rearview mirror perspective. It’s easy to get stuff right after it’s 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 “there’s 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,...
  • DeMint’s 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 war—“true” conservatives vs. “RINO” Republicans; extremists vs. pragmatists; new generation vs. dinosaurs. But, as is usual in politics, the battle may be embodied in two senators—Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. DeMint has successfully endorsed candidates, Tea Party and otherwise, opposed by “establishment” Republicans. In Kentucky, DeMint’s choice, Rand Paul, defeated the candidate endorsed by McConnell...
  • What’s Behind David Frum’s Attack on Dinesh d’Souza 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
    What’s Behind David Frum’s Attack on Dinesh d’Souza 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 D’Souza. The premise of the article is many of Obama’s positions were influenced by his dad. What then is Obama’s dream? We don’t have to speculate because the President tells us himself in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father. According to Obama, his dream is his father’s dream. Notice that his title is not Dreams of My Father but...
  • 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...
  • 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: Here’s Sarah Palin’s 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 Palin’s ad --...
  • 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...
  • Palin’s 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...
  • David Frum on Talk Radio: There's a Lot Of Deliberate Inflation of the Numbers, "It's Not That Big"

    04/05/2010 10:45:40 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 10 replies · 475+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/5/10 | HAP
    At this point David Frum is just making a fool out of himself, he bashes Rush and then takes a shot at the talk radio audience numbers, this from CNN's Reliable Sources (Video)
  • Frum’s Fall is the Right’s Loss

    03/26/2010 8:45:12 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 44 replies · 1,119+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 3/25/10 | John R. Guardiano
    The Right’s response to David Frum’s perceived heresies has inflicted serious intellectual and political damage on the conservative movement. I’m a full-spectrum conservative of conviction. But even if I leaned to the left, I still would find it laudatory that, in recent decades, political conservatives in America have been the most steadfast defenders of freedom of speech and the most vigorous champions of free and open intellectual inquiry. Indeed, no graduate of an American college or university in the past quarter century cannot help but notice that the biggest threat to free speech today comes not from the political Right,...
  • The Conservative the Right Loves to Hate (David Frum)

    03/24/2010 9:44:55 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 839+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/24/10 | Tunku Varadarajan
    David Frum made headlines by branding Obamacare the Republicans’ Waterloo. Tunku Varadarajan on the rise of the ‘polite-company conservative’—and how Frum gets it all wrong.. Yesterday, I got an email from a prominent conservative academic; it was, I think, a touch harsh on the object of its attention. Here’s what it said: “Frum's pathetic, desperate whining reeks of self-loathing. At least that shows good judgment: I loathe him, too.” The Frum in question is David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, and the “whining” that so goaded my correspondent was a blog by David, written on the day the...
  • Republicans and ObamaCare

    03/22/2010 9:58:41 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 6 replies · 705+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-23-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff
    Democrats insisted on the most liberal bill they could pass. In Washington, political defeats always produce finger-pointing, so the conventional wisdom has suddenly turned on a dime and decided that Republicans were wrong to have opposed ObamaCare. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was especially taken yesterday with blogger and Bush speechwriter David Frum's argument that if only Republicans had negotiated with Democrats, they could have somehow made the bill less awful than it is. Mr. Frum now makes his living as the media's go-to basher of fellow Republicans, which is a stock Beltway role. But he's peddling bad revisionist...
  • Frum: Republican Waterloo

    03/22/2010 5:53:57 AM PDT · by ironangel · 93 replies · 4,213+ views
    moderatevoice ^ | March 21, 2010 | JOE WINDISH
    Former Bush speechwriter David Frum says it’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the GOP disaster. And he blames this “most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s” on conservatives and Republicans: At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama’s Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton’s in 1994. Only, the hardliners overlooked a few key facts: Obama was elected with...
  • Romney’s Nomination No Lock (No ****, Sherlock!)

    03/14/2010 2:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 512+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 2, 2010 | Alex Knepper
    An ABC News review of Mitt Romney’s new book ends thus: “If history is any guide, however, Romney stands a decent chance of getting his party’s nod. Although he was hurt last time by questions about his authenticity, Republicans have a long tradition of nominating second-time candidates: think Richard Nixon in 1968, Ronald Reagan in 1980, George H.W. Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008″ This is the conventional wisdom; we’re all used to hearing it. It’s the idea that Republicans nominate the “next-in-line” candidate, or the runner-up from last season’s primaries. It’s superficially plausible....
  • What Can Voters Expect from a President Romney?

    03/13/2010 10:08:52 PM PST · by pissant · 72 replies · 1,127+ views
    FF ^ | 3/13/10 | David Frum
    t’s page 258 – and suddenly we are back in Campaign Mode. The transition is very abrupt. On pages 256, Romney is describing an interesting program he advocated in Massachusetts: “a Parental Preparation Program for every underperforming school district. In order for parents in these districts to enroll their children in public school, the parents would have been required to attend classes themselves, where they would learn about the value of education as well as ways in which they could support their children’s educational experience.” On p. 257, a funny story about Romney’s business career, about his unsuccessful attempt to...
  • Defending Romneycare [Even Frum admits Romney & Obama has more in common on Health Care]

    03/12/2010 4:49:51 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 11 replies · 441+ views
    Frum ^ | Friday March 11, 2010 | David Frum
    I have to say I got a big chuckle out of Romney’s healthcare chapter. Two years ago, I published a book on conservative reform that urged conservatives to pay more attention to the social costs of obesity. Those lines prompted National Review’s book reviewer to ceremonially drum me out of the conservative movement. Two years later, the candidate endorsed by National Review in 2008 has this to say: “One of the biggest behavioral contributors to sickness and death is our big waistlines, and the cascading negative health impact of that excess weight.” (191) Romney then proceeds through a very well-informed...
  • Romney’s 2012 Blueprint (Frum: Romney=presidential & serious, Palin=catty & self-absorbed)

    03/10/2010 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 678+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Mitt Romney’s new book, No Apology, makes a very striking contrast with the most recent book entry by a potential Republican presidential candidate, Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue. Palin’s subject is Palin: her wrongs and grievances. Unlike Palin, Romney cares about the external world. His book is an action plan, not a memoir. It is crammed with factual claims and policy recommendations, with only the lightest sprinkling of self-references. You may have already heard my theory of the two Romneys, Good Romney and Bad Romney. No Apologies is mostly written by Good Romney, but Bad Romney does make himself heard at...
  • Romney: I Heart Tea Partiers

    03/07/2010 12:57:36 PM PST · by yongin · 31 replies · 76+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 5, 2010 | Tim Mak
    : Is the tea party movement a positive force in the GOP? A: The Tea Party Movement is an encouraging development, because it signals that the silent majority in America is silent no more. Posted at 1:44pm by Tim Mak; updated 1:59pm * * * Q: Was the country founded on Christian principles? A: I don’t believe that America has ever held that being a Christian is part of being American. However, Judeo-Christian principles, for e.g. family values, are. Posted at 1:56pm by Tim Mak * * * Q: Do we get carried away? Does conservative rhetoric imply that we...
  • Don't start bombing Iran just yet

    02/13/2010 11:04:17 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 26 replies · 906+ views
    National Post ^ | February 13, 2010 | David Frum
    "Go ahead — hit me.” That’s what the Iranian regime is saying to the United States. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claims his scientists have enriched a batch of uranium to 20% radioactivity, well past the level needed for electricity production, but closer to the 90% level required for warheads. He boasted that his country should now be considered a “nuclear state.” Nations bent on nuclear breakout do not usually issue progress reports. They move stealthily, until they are ready to detonate a finished weapon. That’s what India did in the 1970s, ... By contrast, the Iran nuclear program issues press releases...
  • Blaming the GOP Isn’t Working

    02/04/2010 6:44:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 496+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | February 4, 2010 | Crystal Wright
    President Obama seems full of double talk these days, all smoke and mirrors, as Angelina Jolie reportedly has described him. (I’m loathe to borrow words from a celebrity but it is a spot on assessment.) Listening to the president’s comments lately, one would think the Republicans were in the governing majority over the past year and it was their fault the president couldn’t push through his costly, government expansion agenda. This is of course despite the reality that last year, the Democrats had solid majorities in both the House and Senate. Now that Obama is not delivering on his promises...
  • Do Conservatives and Republicans Hate David Frum?

    01/04/2010 7:31:08 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 38 replies · 966+ views ^ | Jan 04 2010 | Tommy Report
    David Frum responds to Jennifer Rubin's article in Commentary titled "Why Jews Hate Palin." First off, Frum is right that the poll that Rubin cites doesn't really prove her case because 37% approval from Jews is actually very good . . . Frum then goes on to assert: Palin excites intense support among a core group of conservative Republicans....She polls poorly...among independents. I'll give Frum credit for changing what he considers Palin's core group of support from "social conservatives" to the broader group of "conservative Republicans." After all, with some recent polling showing Palin to hold a robust 79% favorable...
  • David Frum: A Problem for Pawlenty

    12/23/2009 2:36:26 PM PST · by mccainiac503 · 73 replies · 1,665+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | 12/23/09 | David Frum
    [Chuckles @ LGF] Johnson’s comment seems to me radically unfair. Pawlenty is a model of sensible modern conservatism. His answers to Newsweek’s barbed questions indicate an instinct for practical compromise, even as he eschews any personal support for creationism. That said, the interview – and Johnson’s reaction – bespeak a religious problem for Pawlenty that will require much tact on his part and that of his campaign team. Pawlenty now attends an evangelical church, but he was born and raised a Roman Catholic. He changed denominations at marriage, accepting his wife’s evangelical faith. Without pretending any insight into the souls...
  • Obama did his part, now conservatives have to do ours (Frum on knees for President Present again)

    12/02/2009 8:38:24 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/02/09 | David Frum
    Having urged the president to honor his commitment to the Afghan war, we Republicans must honor our commitment to support him as he fights it. Given the public unenthusiasm for the conflict, there will be political temptations to “go rogue” on the president, if not now, then in the summer of 2010. That will be our test, for us to pass as the president has passed his. I know many Republicans and conservatives will say: “Hey – the Democrats did not give President Bush support when he most needed it.” Correct. They didn’t. And the country suffered for it. The...
  • Sarah Palin Will Never Be President

    11/24/2009 8:49:42 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 103 replies · 2,991+ views
    theatlantic ^ | 11-24-09 | Andrew
    Via Andrew, some real talk from David Frum: I was interviewed on PBS last week about Palin's book release. I said that Palin had an especially serious problem with women voters. This is just fact, again recorded in every survey. In October 2008, Palin's support dropped furthest and fastest among women, and especially among independents: more than two dozen points among independent women in barely 6 weeks. Consistently since the campaign, every survey has shown the former Alaska governor much more popular among men than women. And yet this attested statistical fact is shrugged off with comments like, "when I...
  • Rogue on the Road (Frum: Palin uses sex)

    11/18/2009 6:45:03 PM PST · by RedStateDefender · 57 replies · 2,054+ views
    News Hour with Jim Lehrer ^ | 11/18/2009 | Judy Woodruff / David Frum
    Judy Woodruff did a piece on Sarah Palin and her book. Among the interview participants was National Review Contributing Editor David Frum. Frum said that Palin "got into a position of leadership by sending very powerful sexual signals." It was a highly edited segment and there was no follow up or elaboration. (Segment has not yet been posted online.)
  • Don't Much Care for David Frum

    11/18/2009 5:02:14 AM PST · by Federalist Society · 26 replies · 1,319+ views
    Before yesterday I didn't know much about David Frum. I've seen his name here and there on FR, and that's about it. Yesterday he was on the Laura Ingraham show, and I've got to say I don't much care for him. He is suppose to be a conservative, but to me he sounded more like a RINO. What is the deal with this guy?
  • GOP Surrenders to Beck's Mob Rule

    09/29/2009 4:38:33 AM PDT · by steve-b · 153 replies · 4,599+ views
    NewMajority ^ | 9/11/09 | David Frum
    When Glenn Beck made his Fox debut, some shrewd conservatives responded with a wink. Maybe the show was paranoid and hysterical. Maybe Beck was none too scrupulous about facts and truth. But why be squeamish? The other side did as bad, or nearly. And see how usefully he mobilized the base! Those shrewd conservatives assumed Beck was working for them. Big mistake. Beck is working for himself – and he chooses his targets according to his own scheme of priorities.... Glenn Beck is not the first to make a pleasant living for himself by reckless defamation. We have seen his...
  • Is Glenn Beck Good for Conservatives?

    09/21/2009 9:02:46 PM PDT · by Bob017 · 19 replies · 1,223+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 21 September 2009 | David Horowitz
    The ostensible subject of their debate at FrontPage Magazine is: "Is Glenn Beck Good for Conservatives?" But David Horowitz, after an opening compliment of David Frum, makes clear, in scathing language I have never seen him use against another conservative, that the real problem and the real subject of the discussion is not Beck, but Frum himself. (I've abridged Horowitz's comment, but the whole thing is worth reading, as he goes into detail tearing apart Frum's pious claim that Frum in the past has defended conservatives from liberal attacks.) Horowitz replies to David Frum: ... But it is the intemperate...
  • Frum's futile quest for a new conservatism

    09/17/2009 11:46:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,077+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2009 | J. R. Dunn
    Canadians are not Americans. That’s not to say there aren’t similarities. With a majority of the population deriving from Northern Europe, a British cultural matrix, and Anglo-Saxon systems of law and government (excepting Quebec, Canada’s wild card in all things), it couldn’t be otherwise. Like the U.S., Canada was settled through mass immigration over an extended period, with a national character formed by the impact of the frontier. Canada is second only to the U.S. as a technological culture, rivaling us in scientific research and application. It could be said without much exaggeration that the U.S./Canada form a unique double...
  • Obama heads for foreign policy disaster (putting it mildly)

    09/17/2009 6:10:27 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 21 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Week Magazine ^ | 9/17/09 | David Frum
    Ernest Hemingway offered a memorable description of the experience of going broke: it occurs at first very slowly, then all at once. The Obama foreign policy remains as yet in the "very slowly" stage. But the ultimate destination to which it is trending has already come into sight. AFGHANISTAN. George W. Bush took a lot of criticism for cutting taxes at the beginning of the prior administration's wars. What are we to say about President Obama cutting military spending at the beginning of his? Senior military commanders are pressing for more troops. The civilian overseers of the Department of Defense...