Every now and then Newsweek columnist David Frum comes out of his own political bubble, seeks truth and finds it…
When asked who can lead the Republican party now, Frum responded that he believes the Republican party is “a party of followership:”
The problem with the Republican leaders is that they’re cowards, not that they’re fundamentally mistaken. The real locus of the problem is the Republican activist base and the Republican donor base. They went apocalyptic over the past four years, and that was exploited by a lot of people in the conservative world. I won’t soon forget the lupine smile that played over the head of one major conservative institution when he told me that our donors think the apocalypse has arrived, that Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex.
Host Joe Scarborough asked him to repeat this slowly.
When asked to name names, Frum would say only to check in his book and that there are, really, “too many to name.” Right now, he continued, the leaders in the party have no space to operate.
As for Romney, whom Frum thought would have made an excellent president, he was “twisted into pretzels” only to find that “the people who put the cement shoes on his feet are now blaming him for sinking.”
Watch, courtesy of MSNBC:
- David Frum: Republicans Have Been Lied To And Exploited By A Conservative Entertainment Complex (mediaite.com)
- David Frum Becomes the New Grand Archon of the Order of the Shrill! (delong.typepad.com)
- Frum: Conservatives fleeced and ‘lied to by conservative entertainment complex’ (tv.msnbc.com)
- David Frum Points The Finger At Fox News For Romney’s Loss (newshounds.us)
- FRUM: Republicans Have Been Fleeced And Lied To By Conservative Entertainment Complex (businessinsider.com)
- Truth teller (susiemadrak.com)