Frum in the Wilderness

By the way, whatever happened to America’s most tireless and most laughably incompetent opportunist, David Frum, whose cover story in Newsweek last year demonizing Rush Limbaugh as a malevolent bigot and telling him to shut up led to Frum’s being hired as an on-air personality and commentator at CNN? Has anyone actually seen Frum on CNN? I’m not aware of it. And a Google search, while turning up a couple of guest appearances of Frum on that network, and also a guest column by Frum at the CNN website, does not show him as a CNN correspondent himself. So it looks as though Frum’s ascension as a mainstream media personality didn’t pan out.

And what about Frum’s other big project since leaving National Review a year ago in the wake of Obama’s election and the onset of a new Liberal Age in America, his plan to create a “New Majority” consisting of “conservatives” who support homosexual “marriage” and a modified form of nationalized health care? Well, Frum has changed the name of his website from New Majority to FrumForum, as if admitting that the vaunted New Majority he claimed to be creating really consists of just one person.

Also, the site’s about page says that FrumForum is “dedicated to the modernization and renewal of the Republican party and the conservative movement.”

The phrasing parallels Irving Kristol’s admission in his 2003 article, “The Neoconservative Persuasion,” that

the historical task and political purpose of neoconservatism would seem to be this: to convert the Republican party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 04, 2010 10:45 AM | Send

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