Monday, March 09, 2009

Say What, There, David Frum?

It's nice, David Frum, that you drew out your slingshot, and fired some rocks at The Cheeseburger That Sweats, especially knowing that the Flying Monkeys and Dittoheads will, likely, be sending you some nasty, vile vibes back at you.

Or that anyone in the PartyofNoicans would get behind you with it.

But, seriously, "Rush is to the Republicanism of the 2000s what Jesse Jackson was to the Democratic party in the 1980s"?

Frum penned the cover story for Newsweek, this week, "Why Rush is Wrong: The party of Buckley and Reagan is now bereft and dominated by the politics of Limbaugh. A conservative's lament."

Now, Frum is a former speechwriter for The Commander Guy, and "is credited with helping coin the phrase "Axis of Evil".[1]," who Wonkette describes as a
"generally inoffensive conservative," and "no longer officially a wingnut because he left the National Review after acknowledging that Sarah Palin is a moron and John McCain is a loser."

Okay, we have his bona fides out of the way.

But about that line -
"Rush is to the Republicanism of the 2000s what Jesse Jackson was to the Democratic party in the 1980s"

I don't recall Jesse Jackson being the face, or claiming the leadership, of the Democratic Party back in the 1980's.

Since you are a "real conservative", and paid homage to the Ronald Reagan Drool Cup in your sub-headline, I can see, possibly, why you would want to take a shot like that at Jackson.

Jackson, afterall, attempted to run against the actor President, in 1984, and then launched the Rainbow Coalition, in an attempt to push back on the destruction being brought about by Reagan and his cronies.

National Rainbow Coalition

The National Rainbow Coalition (Rainbow Coalition for short) was a political organization that grew out of Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign. During the campaign Jackson began speaking to a "Rainbow Coalition" of the disadvantaged and welcomed voters from a broad spectrum of races and creeds.[8] The goals of the campaign were to demand social programs, voting rights, and affirmative action for all groups that had been neglected by Reaganomics.[6] Jackson's campaign blamed President Ronald Reagan's policies for reduction of government domestic spending, causing new unemployment and encouraging economic investment outside of the inner cities, while they discouraged the rebuilding of urban industry.
And, his speech, in San Francisco, at the 1984 Democratic Convention.

After giving definition and life to the the Rainbow that is America
(you know, the one not visible from the Reagan White House), he boomed out one of the best lines delivered at a convention;
But ultimately, we must judge people by their values and their contribution. Don't leave anybody out. I would rather have Roosevelt in a wheelchair than Reagan on a horse.
"I would rather have Roosevelt in a wheelchair than Reagan on a horse."

El Dittohead Grande, in his criticism of President Obama, isn't fighting for anything more that ratings, and media attention, let alone, actually trying to lead a movement that would help the downtrodden, the needy, the forgotten people.

You could have, just as easily said
"Rush is to the Republicanism of the 2000s what Newt Gingrich was to it, back in the 1990s".

Remember, The Contract On America?

Or you could have just labeled him today's Lyndon LaRouche.

I mean, considering El Dittohead Grande's use of "Barack, The Magic Negro", or his past, job-losing-comments on Donovan McNabb, you single out for the comparison the black guy?

What's up with that?

Bonus Frum Flubs

Muriel Kane: Conservative David Frum tells 'Why Rush Is Wrong'

Damozel: "You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Time" Part 3: David Frum Bemoans the GOP's Domination by Rush Limbaugh

BooMan: David Frum Doesn't Get It

1 comment:

Aris said...

To me it is clear, Rush is rich, a bluffing, egoistic, overweight, cigar-smoking, bright-hued, person assets with hundreds of millions of dollars, has his privat jet, tens of millions of listeners, best-selling works. Also his website gets more readers in a day than Frum accumulates in a month.