Recently Former Comrade David Frum (of Axis of Evil fame) has been purged from the wingnut welfare state, i.e, the think tanks responsible for ginning out so-called conservative ideas.
Frum’s great crime was to suggest that Health Insurance Reform could have included more big business friendly components (think tort reform) if the GOP had decided to be active participants rather than obstruct the Reform in totality. And further as a result of this obstructism, the GOP suffered a generational
While Comrade Frum has been condemned in all the familiar far out places, he also has his defenders.
To attack his character the way people have is wrong, untrue, and ugly. For myself, I should say that David has always seemed to me, well, a little on the Canadian side in his outlook (I expect he's a pariah there for his views). But Rich Vigilante is right; as a movement, we owe him an enormous debt -- for the Supreme Court we have, if no other reason. Gratitude, if not friendship, requires that we reject the attacks on his character.
The conservatism that David Frum is looking for strikes me as both improbable and undesirable.
~ Maggie Gallagher – NRO
A spirited defense! Former Comrade Frum’s problem, it seems, stems from the fact that he’s a Canadian. Since nobody can chose their parents or place of birth, it’s really not Frum’s fault that he fallen from true party dogma. If only he would have been born in