I have never quite understood why David Frum is taken as serious on American Politics. The man is from Canada. Plus, there is the issue of his ethnicity. Both of these, I feel, discredit him from political commentary. What I mean by that is this here: There is nothing more off-putting to me; than to listen to a Jewish Canadian sitting on his little "better-than-you" petard, and criticising "Christian America" for its shortcomings. I find that to be most annoying. Quite frankly, I feel that if this man finds America to be so detestable, why doesn't he just move back to Canada, or more ideally back to Israel?
I will not get into his whole two-bit phony Conservatism. I believe anyone that has followed him for any length of time, knows all about his idiotic nonsense. The utter failure of FrumForum speaks loudly of the depth of this man's Conservatism. I do however, give him credit for realizing that Wilsonian policy is wrong. That, I feel, is commendable. However, the rest of Frum, which I have listed above, I find to be loathing.
The problem with people like Frum, Noonan and others is that they want the Republican Party to appeal to the left. My solution to that is simply this: stop trying. Stop trying to make liberals like you or in this case, us. The Democrats are sold on their idea that the Government is the only means to an end. Nothing the right will do or say will ever change that. So, why bother? It is an exercise in futility. Which is why I have basically decided to stop supporting the Libertarian and Constitutional Parties. Because they just cannot win, it is, again, an exercise in futility. I mean, why waste a vote? If I am going to support my principles, I may as well cast a vote with the Party that will actually win the election.
The problem with trying to make Conservatism appeal to liberals is this: no matter how much you try to package Conservative ideology to a liberal --- if they are a solid liberal Democrat, they are not going to want to accept it at all. Which is why I say, what is the point of trying to make Conservative thought appeal to people who simply reject it? It is a waste of time, so why bother?
In closing, David Frum might be a smart man and all. However, sometimes, I believe that one can be educated to the point of being an over-educated idiot. It is quite common in this day and age.
Cross-posted from my blog
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