Friday, March 26, 2010

National Review

The folks at my favorite Metrocon publication, National Review, are defending their old friend and colleague David Frum. And some not. (I wrote this before the "some nots" showed up...)

Frum took a turn toward concilliation in the last presidential election. Extolling the virtues of the moderate, and that the GOP needs to be more like the Democrats to win more elections. He still does. He thinks opposing the Health Care monstrosity was a disaster for the GOP. Calling it 'Waterloo.'

I think of it as standing by conservative principles, or forcing the wobblies to stand by actual principles for once.

I have loved some of Frum's writings in the past. His concise little treatise on what money does is nigh ideal for the economic laymen, distilling the issue right on down to column length what takes a few chapter in college Economic texts. And it clarifies the implications of a change that the Gold Bug types don't acknowledge. RTWT.

Frum was a speech writer for W. Leading-light conservative intellectual.

But I have a prediction. Frum will be writing speeches for a Liberal Democrat presidential candidate in 2016. I've seen this before. Chrysalis. He'll just keep shifting left. Many of his friends will be disappointed. Leftists will cackle with glee.

But it won't mean anything for gun rights, vis a vis Frum.


Tam said...

Frum wouldn't know a principle if one took a chunk out of his ass.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

That's nice polite sentiment, Tam, but tell us how you really feel.

theirritablearchitect said...

"Frum wouldn't know a principle if one took a chunk out of his ass."

The reason for this is because, at his very core, he defines himself as a politician, with all of the associative behaviours one would expect from that species.

wv: icons - I shit you not.