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More disarray in the Conservative Party

November 18, 2008

david-frumWell the fission and fractures continues.  Now it is reported that David Frum is leaving the National Review since he is feeling frighten about the fringe who has now become the National Reviews base (guess work on my part).

In October came the resignation of Mr. Buckley’s son, the writer and satirist Christopher Buckley, after he endorsed Barack Obama for president. He did so on Tina Brown’s blog, The Daily Beast, to avoid any backlash on The Corner.

Now David Frum, a prominent conservative writer who enmeshed himself in a minor dustup during the campaign by turning negative on Governor Palin, is leaving, too. In an interview, he said he planned to leave the magazine, where he writes a popular blog, to strike out on his own on the Web.

focus-on-the-familyAlso in the fore front of the news on the slow destruction of the conservative party is Focus on the Family having to reduce their staff members by 202.  This is very ironic since they spent so much money on proposition 8.  If I worked there I think I would be slightly pissed over losing my job for a bill that probably will be defeated by the Supreme Court who have already deemed same sex marriages constitutional.

huck-largeEven more damning is the fact that Huckabee has gone rogue and has released a book that is very unkind to his fellow conservatives (this should make his biggest right wing nut fan, Chuck Norris proud).

On Mitt Romney:

Huckabee writes that the former Massachusetts governor’s record was “anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president.” He notes that Romney declined to make a phone call of congratulations after Huckabee beat the oddsmakers to win the Iowa caucuses, “which we took as a sign of total disrespect.” He mocks Romney for suggesting, during one debate, more investment in high-yield stocks as a solution to economic woes. “Let them eat stocks!” Huckabee jokes. Fred Thompson:

“Fred Thompson never did grasp the dynamics of the race or the country, and his amazingly lackluster campaign reflected just how disconnected he was with the people, despite the anticipation and expectation that greeted his candidacy,” Huckabee writes. Conservative Christian Leader Gary Bauer:

[Had] an “ever-changing reason to deny me his support.” Of one private meeting with Bauer, Huckabee says, “it was like playing Whac-a-Mole at the arcade — whatever issue I addressed, another one surfaced as a ‘problem’ that made my candidacy unacceptable.” He accuses Bauer of putting issue of national security before bedrock social issues like the sanctity of life and traditional marriage. John Hagee:

Huckabee speaks to Hagee by phone before the McCain endorsement, while the former Arkansas governor is preparing for a spot on Saturday Night Live. “I asked if he had prayed about this and believed this was what the Lord wanted him to do,” Huckabee writes of his conversation with Hagee. “I didn’t get a straight answer.” The Club For Growth:

“I don’t take issue with what they believe, but the smugness with which they believe it,” writes Huckabee, who raised some taxes as a governor and cut other deals with his state’s Democratic legislature. “Faux-Cons aren’t interested in spirited or thoughtful debate, because such an endeavor requires accountability for the logical conclusion of their argument.”

titanic-largeThis also in today, the RNC Chair feels that he’s the captain of the titanic.  The fringe is really weighting down the party.  They are so immersed in hatred, bigotry and unnecessary hate that the other conservatives have started to run scared.  Sorry but who in their right mind want to push racism in a nation that is nothing but a mix blend of all races?

At the same time, GOP aspirants face the possibility of a nightmare scenario: taking the helm of a party so weighed down by doctrinaire hard-liners and hectoring moralists that no one, especially an RNC chair, will be able to change course and avoid a tsunami of culturally disinhibited, secularizing ‘creatives,’ Hispanics, African Americans, and a young netroot-savvy demographic cohort larger than the Baby Boom.

Popcorn please.

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