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Jump, David, Jump

Jump, David, Jump

The only reason, the only reason, the only reason anyone pays any attention to David Frum is that he is the mainstream media’s “useful conservative,” someone who screams about the crazy Republican Party and Tea Party movement.

He is worse than a carnival barker, because a carnival barker does not gain attention by badmouthing others at the carnival.  There is nothing, nothing, nothing David Frum says of a positive nature which gets him any attention.

Now Frum has announced that unless Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman is the nominee, he may leave the Republican Party:

Any other nominee would gravely test my commitment to the political party I’ve supported since I entered the United States as a college student in the fall of 1978.

Jump, David, Jump.

And don’t let the border hit you on the way out:

Added:  Frum’s just setting himself up for Part 2 of his gig if Romney is not the nominee (Huntsman is irrelevant). He’ll pen aother lengthy piece for New York Magazine about how he didn’t leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left him.  He’ll work hard on CNN to tear down the Republican nominee and get Barack Obama elected, to prove how principled he is.


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Who is David Frum?

I ask it with complete sincerity. I have no idea who this man is, so why am I supposed to care what he says?

    jakee308 in reply to alex. | November 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

    If you mostly frequent Conservative (or as I like to call them RATIONAL) news outlets or blogs, you won’t see him too often.

    Except as an object of derision.

    He’s a liberal who calls himself Conservative so he’ll get blog hits and interviews on the MSM spouting his anti-conservative thoughts and ideas (i.e. liberal thoughts and ideas).

    It’s a fifth column kinda thing.

    He’s a fatter and less suave David Brooks.

      I’ll call myself a liberal so that Keith Olbermann will invite me on his show. The only problem is that no one watches it.

        No. No.

        Call yourself a conservative but only have bad things to say about Republicans and conservatives.

        Then you’ll get on Keith’s Excellent Cable Show.

        It’s the MSM that perfected the use of trolls loooong before the blog commenters.

    jeffweimer in reply to alex. | November 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

    He was, I believe, a speechwriter for GWB. His claim to fame is coining the term “axis of evil”.

    He’s more notorious around the right-blogosphere as a windy gasbag we enjoy poking with needles.

    windbag in reply to alex. | November 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I’m happy to cram all we can into the tent, but if you are unhappy in the tent, by all means, leave. In all honesty and sincerity, Frum will not be missed. It’s been a long, long time since I clicked on a link to read any of his mindless and vain ramblings. If he wants to stay, fine, but stop taking a hatchet to the tent poles and start contributing to the success of the group. Can we get Zell Miller in exchange?

    windbag in reply to alex. | November 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Sorry, didn’t mean to post the above comment under your post.

Haha! Excellent post. Goodbye, Mr. Frum.

Frum stated that the GOP should get behind Obamacare because it would soon turn popular after its passing.

That about says it all for me.

Buh, by DAVID.

Don’t let the doorknow hit your fat a$$ on the way out.

Take David Brooks (another useful idiot) with you.


How ’bout a box of doughnuts if you leave? 2 boxes?

A truck load? What will it take for you to leave us?


His only raison d’etre for the appearance of his column’s and links to his blog by Democrats/Liberals/MSM (BIRM) is that they can claim he’s a Conservative.

If he went liberal publicly, he’d be broke in a month.

Thus, it’s an idle threat.

Doing the job the Democrat’s don’t have to.

I was honestly surprised that Frum was a Repub. Seriously, I never knew and I never would have guessed. I can empathize with him, though, because the GOP left me as well. The difference is, I’m conservative.

I thank God he gave us Mark Levin, born to write Liberty vs Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.

Must be Frum’s unintended, backhanded endorsement of Newt Gingrich

Bitterlyclinging | November 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

Prior to the Democrat’s assault on the Constitution and individual liberties with the initial push for Obamacare, Obama was asked what was to prevent a repeat of the post Hillarycare Democratic slaughter of the 1994 Congressional elections, to which he simply replied “You have me!”
Its interesting to note that service, or display of personal fealty anywhere in the Obama Administration is tantamount to a political kiss of death, re John Huntsman. Not to say that a term as a Northeastern Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachussetts are adequate credentials to lead the party that Eric Cantor and the people of Richmond, Va helped rebuild.
Dear David, Don’t let the door hit you in the @ss on your way out.

My only reaction to Frum would be, “You mean you hadn’t left already? Fooled me.”

I just went on youtube to figure out who this man is… ahh, I remember him, sounds like he’s the token “conservative” that CNN puts on. But sounds like he really isn’t a conservative, he’s more of a Frum-tive, promoter of David Frum.

I find it amusing that these professional pundits think just because they are on a network, the audience believes their point of view to be that of the point of view that the network labels them as.

I remember when I was campaigning for Hillary, another CNN professional pundit, Jeff Toobin was asked how Hillary did in that debate, now see I actually watched the debate and saw Barry Soetoero say over and over again “What Hillary said”, yet Toobin says, “Oh, Barry just did great”, and so I thought well ok, I guess being a “senior analyst” he would know better than me.
Then it came out, Jeff Toobin was watching a football game during the debate, he never even saw the debate, so all the bull$hit that came out of his mouth was just that, utter bull$shit. That when I started realizing these pundits, etc, are just a bunch of overpaid idiots, Begala for example is supposed to be a “Research Professor of Government”, yeah, that makes him really smart.

I’ve pretty much lost faith in most of these pundit idiots, there are a few I do listen to, not to form my opinion, but I’m just curious what they say, Dr. Charles Krathhammer, although he comes of elitist many times, Brit Hume, same, elitist sometimes.
I form my opinion on my own now a days, I’m finding more and more people in the same boat. I wonder if they’ll have unemployment benefits once all these overpaid professional pundits are seen as useless and fired, nah, that’s probably never going to happen, what will CNN do then? Report real news?!?! Nah, not going to happen.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | November 27, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Couldn’t agree more with Mark Levin.

Frum’s admission is revealing.

Contrary to MSM talking points, the core principles of the Republican Party HAVE NOT become more extreme. While it’s true there are fewer Rockefeller Republicans and moderates in the party, our core principles have not changed all that much. If anything, one can argue the party has probably become slightly more moderate as the social conservative wing of the GOP does not have the influence it had in the ’80s.

The Democrat Party, on the other hand, DEFINITELY HAS become far more extreme. With the rapid rise of the Progressive Caucus the past 20 years (which absolutely NOBODY in the media ever talks about – even those who are on our side), the Democrat Party is rapidly becoming a mirror image of the European Social Democrats. That Frum finds it easier to identify with the more extreme Democrat Party of today than with the party he claims as his own, simply means he’s a Social Democrat at heart.

It’s nothing new to those of us who have been paying attention. At least he is moving out of his self-denial phase and finally coming closer to acknowledging that he wants the U.S. to model itself after the failed European Socialism model.

Good riddance.

    Well said, Maggot! Journo-lists who decry the “extremism” of today’s GOP should read your comment. Yeah, with the Dems flying leftwards at warp speed, it probably does seem we’re becoming more extreme as we jog in place.

“And don’t let the border hit you on the way out”
Nicely done
brilliant on several levels, none of which Faux Frum would understand.

We’ve got a GOP crisis here. You boys keep trying to talk him off the ledge … Marty, get on the horn to Newt’s people … tell ’em Newt needs to get here like right now to kiss the ring …

LukeHandCool (who thinks “Parker Frumster” has a catchy ring to it for a TV Show).

In what universe is David Frum a “conservative?” Seriously…

Here’s what annoys me about so-called Moderates like David Frum:

They always – always – expect Conservatives to close ranks and support the Moderate candidate, no matter what. We need to look no further than 2008 for proof. (1996 would be another example)

But when it’s time for the Moderates to take one for the team and rally around the Conservative candidate? They pull stunts like this.

It’s a two-way street, Moderates. Try it sometime.

these kinds of threats remind me of the nation lampoon cover….if you dont buy this magazine we wil shoot this dog

The problem with the democrat party is that in 2006 and 2008 they thought they had the backing of the electorate for socialism (or at least fooled enough of them to win) and could totally come out of the closet at last. They did that with a bang. Imagine their surprise when they saw the electorate didn’t want the socialism the dims had been working torward for decades. The electorate fought back and are still fighting back. The dims thought the had the whole thing in the bag and can’t accept the fact that they failed.

David Frum is a jack*ass. I first heard of this idiot when he caused such a furor when Meyers was nominated for the SC. He claimed he knew her very well and she was dumb. Sound familiar? Where was he and his mouth when Sotomayer and Kagan were nominated? In the tank for obama? He is a false conservative and is in our party to cause friction and chaos and nothing else. All these pundits seem to be allied with the GOP establishment and thus with the dim party which should turn off us all away from their opinions. They have just about all supported obama in one way or another and have lost all credence.

The expression in flyover country is “Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya.”

He better understand that once he leaves the GOP the media will have no further use for him. The call for former Republicans is not as high as for Republicans willing to trash their own party. He will be just another fussy little wimp fawning at Obama’s feet.

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) | November 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm

So, will he jump voluntarily, or do we need to push ‘im off ze plank?

Who is David Frum again? Who does he work for / write for?

David Frum is one of the most despicable rodents I’ve ever witnessed. I understand he is homosexual, but what I abhor is his obsession with sexuality generally.

His questioning Gov. Palin’s birth of Trig should make him persona non grata in the popular media. Instead, he is elevated.

The apple never falls far from the tree. Frum’s mother was a fixture on the CBC as I was growing up – the national nightly news anchor. Of course the CBC was and is disgustingly Marxist, but Frum married into a relatively old-school conservative family and like so many other Canadians like myself fled to the USA in the 1990’s in the so-called “brain drain” to avoid the decadent one-party crony capitalist rule of the Liberal Party and the ruinous taxes. I thought he was determined to strike off on an independent conservative path, but something happened once he left the Bush White House staff that sent him careening off the rails like a “mini-me” version of Charles Johnson of LGF infamy. It’s really too bad, because for a while there, Frum was a thoughtful warrior of the right. However, he has chosen, and since he has abandoned any pretense of being a small-government conservative, he has aligned himself with the enemies of our democracy and must be accorded all the contempt and derision his decision to be a useful fool for the statists deserves.

TeaPartyPatriot4ever | November 28, 2011 at 2:09 am

Yes, Mr Frum, is no Republican, let alone a conservative period.. He is just a petty little liberal democrat, in Republican clothes, aka, a RINO.. and he is the RINO of all RINO’s, or as some would call, another Arlen Specter.. This is why we must expose and replace, all the RINO’s for what they really are, liberals..

David Frum and David Brooks are the “Axis of Eh.” (It’s a Canadian thing.)

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What has been clear from the beginning of Frum’s career is his desire to be admired that trumps any passion or commitment to Liberty. Being lauded by Bill Buckley and launched at NR was a start in media, but that is not identical with Conservatism.

[A certain young man] had snarked, many years ago, that he had refused to consider studies at the University of Toronto because he “eschewed mediocrity” – words to that effect. I recall thinking “Danger Will Robinson!” Being rudely opposed to “mediocrity” at the expense of others is not the same mind-set as the pursuit of excellence; I recall thinking that this snark may one day jump-up and bite the lad on the derriere.

David’s latest “threat” to quit the GOP is yet another in a string of professional hissy fits – such as the day he stomped out of the National Post offices when the company had been sold to the Aspers. One could rack-up a list of unhappy divorces. A career can afford, at best, one such storm if it wisely considered. Making a habit of it?

More than three decades in, David hasn’t changed much. (Except for the nasty wounds on his backside.)

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