David Frum: Delusional.
Writing in the NewMajority, Mr. Frum had this to say about Gov. Jon Huntsman’s appointment as Ambassador to China.
It’s a brilliant appointment from the point of view of the political interests of Barack Obama. Gov. Huntsman’s intellect, his popularity in his state, his undoubted conservatism combined with his open-minded new approaches on social issues and the environment – not to mention his enormous personal wealth – positioned him as the natural leader of the reform forces within the GOP. By sending him across the Pacific, President Obama has acted deftly to enhance the continuing dominance of the Republican faction that serves him best. The Limbaugh-Obama axis wins again!
Mr. Frum is just flat-out wrong by all accounts. The real winners are the Republican Party, the conservative mainstream of the American electorate, and more importantly, our constitutional Republic.
Mr. Frum, this really should have been all of the evidence that was required to prove the fatal flaw in your logic.
The enthusiasm we feel for him here at NewMajority has not to date proven infectious: The Republican party of Kent County, Michigan, outright cancelled an event rather than host the governor.
“The voters want and expect us to stand on principle and return to our roots. Unfortunately, by holding an event with Governor Huntsman, we would be doing the exact opposite,” [county party chairwoman Joanne] Voorhees wrote in an e-mail quoted in The Grand Rapids Press.
Clearly, the Republican Party of Kent County, Michigan gets it.
However, Mr. Frum attempts to justify his twisted logic, and with this quote from Benjamin Franklin, he cleverly attempts to label his critics.
“Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.” – Benjamin Franklin
Mr. Frum, Mr. Franklin was speaking to you.