posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 10:52 AM
David Frum, Newsweek columnist, former George W. Bush speech writer (he came up with "the axis of evil" line), and conservative pundit, said on the
Morning Joe Show that Republican leaders cowards and that the right-wing base was lied to by the "Conservative entertainment Complex" (CEI) (read
FOX news, Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and the usual suspects), adding that the GOP has been taken over by fear-mongers.
article on David Frum
The problem with Republican leaders is that they're cowards," Frum said, adding that the party's base of donors "went apocalyptic" in the
last four years.
"Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex," he said.
"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough pressed him to "name names," which Frum skirted around, but he said there were "too many."
Frum said he interviewed protesters at Tea Party rallies and found that a majority was convinced that taxes increased and that the federal government
spent more than $1 trillion on welfare each year. Both claims are false.
"The followers, the donors and the activists are so mistaken about the nature of the problems the country faces," Frum said.
Listening to the video in the above link, Frum also says that the problem with the Republican Party is its "followership": "the locus of the
problem is the Republican activist base and the Republican donor base. They went apocalyptic over the past four years."
Couldn't agree more, Mr. Frum, and the base is continuing to do so, to wit: there are now three top ATS threads about the supposed secession movement
going on in states all of a sudden, post election.
I would add that people have made money off this -- I'm talking about both this CEI and the political hacks such as Karl Rove, who get a percentage
of whatever people put into their PACs. I would further imagine that the people running these PACs likely had sweet, backdoor deals with the
advertising agencies making these adds and the networks running them.
Conservatives, here is a conservative telling you your political leaders are cowards and that the pundits and "news" sources you follow lied to you
about not only the course of the election campaign, but over fundamental issues such as whether your taxes had gone up or down over the past four
years. So I am curious: How does that make you feel, and will you change your "news" media viewing habits, i.e. look at a few other sources that
you have hitherto considered to have a liberal bias?
I placed this thread here under 2012 elections because this is the analysis of the Republican party and the 2012 campaign by a prominent Republican.
This is about what happened in this campaign, and how a segment of the electorate has been lied to by its own leaders and political pundits --
according to a Republican. This isn't some liberal Democrat saying this; rather it is a Republican calling out his own party's actions.