The debate over the heart and soul of conservatism continues, and the latest skirmish is apparently between neoconservative David Frum and yours truly . . . .
[F]rom the very beginning of his excoriation of me, Frum misleads the audience. . . .
Frum is angry that I have questioned his conservative bona fides, primarily because his solutions to the problems conservatives face always seem to involve conservatives becoming more liberal. Plus, I find it insultingly ironic that a neocon Bush speechwriter would be giving conservatives advice on how to be popular. . . .
Much more where that came from, and a hat-tip to Hot Air Headlines. Lewis’s response to Frum caught my attention because I was reflecting this morning on how conservatives have allowed themselves to be disrespected by Republican “leaders” in Washington.
It’s like The Godfather, where Fredo gets slapped around by Moe Green, until Michael shows up to set things straight. The fundamental question for conservatives is: What kind of Corleone are you?