Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wingnut Purity Purge

You've got to watch what you say in Wingnuttia, especially if you hope to keep your wingnut welfare. Former Bush speechwriter David Frum, who compellingly wrote about the capture of the Rethug Party by extremists after passage of health insurance reform legislation (calling it the Rethugs' Waterloo), has parted ways with the American Enterprise Institute. Calling it "unexpected", Frum's resignation/ termination may mean yet another right-wing light has decided not to follow the Rethugs over the cliff (others of note being Charles Johnson, Christopher Buckley and Andrew Sullivan).

Welcome to reality, Mr. Frum!

1 comment:

Brian said...

Ex-supply-sider Bruce Bartlett has joined reality too!

"Since, [Frum] is no longer affiliated with AEI, I feel free to say publicly something he told me in private a few months ago. He asked if I had noticed any comments by AEI "scholars" on the subject of health care reform. I said no and he said that was because they had been ordered not to speak to the media because they agreed with too much of what Obama was trying to do.

It saddened me to hear this. I have always hoped that my experience was unique.

But now I see that I was just the first to suffer from a closing of the conservative mind. Rigid conformity is being enforced, no dissent is allowed, and the conservative brain will slowly shrivel into dementia if it hasn't already.

Sadly, there is no place for David and me to go. The donor community is only interested in financing organizations that parrot the party line..."