Thursday, 25 February 2010

Beck's CPAC Speech

Jon Stewart's take on Beck is pretty spot on in my opinion:

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One other thing - it's worth noting that one of CPAC's sponsors this year was the John Birch Society, a pre-paleoconservative organization that St. Buckley drove from the island of conservatism in the 1950s (arguably, that's the only reason that conservatives in the U.S. managed to mainstream their platform). David Weigel, in a great interview on Terry Gross' Fresh Air, described a brief exchange with David Frum in which Frum said that "the best you can say about Beck is that he has taken hard-money crankery away from the anti-Semites."

Yikes.

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