It has been a while flogging the leading "light" over at the "New Majority", David Frum. But, once again, he steps in it as if he was in a field of cow dung and would have no way out but to step in it.
Mr. Frum can not actually come to simply give a great journalist, the late Robert Novak, a goodbye. No, now that Mr. Novak is off to the Glory and can not defend himself, Mr. Frum gives a backhand to the late Mr. Novak.
It is all about this article that appeared in 2003 in National Review.
It makes Mr. Novak, Pat Buchanan and so-called paleoconservatives were unpatriotic because they did not support the opening of the Iraq theatre in the War Against Islamofacist Terror. In fact, as noted, many paleoconservatives did not support going into Afghanistan as well. And yes, Mr. Novak was one of these paleos.
For what it is worth, I hate these sub-terms for conservatives. It is what keeps us divided and not united against the common threat. That is liberalism, socialism and statism.
But here is the thing.
Mr. Novak was born Jewish. Unlike Mr. Buchanan, I do not think that Mr. Novak espoused anti-Semitic views. Mr. Novak did not refer to the AIPAC and their supporters as an "Amen corner" as has Mr. Buchanan. I do find Mr. Buchanan to have some views that border anti-Semitism. i never found Mr. Novak to be an anti-Semite.
And one does not have to support the Israel position on any issue in regards to their relations with their Arab, Islamic neighbors. They are not anti-Semites. But one has to be a reader and listener and watcher of people like Mr. Buchanan and the late Mr. Novak to get a real idea as to what they believe.
Here is why Mr. Frum should have left well enough alone.
Mr. Novak did not agree about our relationship with Israel. And he did not think we should have done what we did in regard to the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Again, many people disagreed with that. It is how that disagreement is handled. Mr. Novak was not in the streets with the Code Pink crowd. He made a good case in columns and on broadcast appearances. And I do not and will not agree with him, Mr. Buchanan et al.
Mr. Frum needs to understand that this constant carping against people that should be allies is wrong. Again, we have a real group of people that we are against. L I B E R A L S and S O C I A L I S T S and S T A T I S T S.
Oh, I almost forgot that Mr. Frum now has radio talk show host Mark Levin in his sights. The Other McCain has the goods on this meltdown. But I have a question for Mr. Frum.
David. May I call you David? Have you ever done a three-hour radio show? Have you taken calls from people? Answered their questions? Had to deal with the fringe on both sides?
The reason I ask is because any radio talk show host, conservative or liberal, has a tough task. And a good host has a certain persona. And Mark Levin has one that is bombastic. But, he is almost always right. And, he is strong in making a point. So what? That is what I want in a talk show host.
I wished that you would just once have such venom against President Obama. Those on the other side that want to change America for the worse.
In other words, David, STOP BEING A JERK!