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Friday, March 26, 2010

David Frum, AEI SPLIT: Conservative's Position 'Terminated' By Major Think Tank

So it turns out that the American Enterprise Institute isn't a think tank -- it's a think-what-we-think-or-else tank.

Following the passage of health care reform in the House, Frum made waves with a column for CNN.com declaring that health care had proven to been "Waterloo" for the GOP, not for Obama as Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) infamously suggested. Republican lawmakers quickly dismissed Frum, a prominent reformist conservative, as a mere "former staffer."
Then Frum
said on "Nightline" that the Republican Party's lockstep with the Fox News attack machine has hurt the party, and that "we're discovering we work for Fox." That may have been the last straw for AEI. LinkHere

Bruce Bartlett, David Frum, and the Closing of the Conservative Mind
Michael J.W. Stickings, 03.26.2010
Founder and editor of The Reaction, a liberal political blog
The American mind may very well still be closing, in a cultural way, but the conservative mind seems to have been shut down altogether.

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