AEI to Frum: Our Waterloo? No, your Waterloo.


Frum didn’t follow his party’s flawed conventional wisdom and paid for it.

Former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum has resigned from the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, Frum announced on his Web site Thursday afternoon — a move which suggests the conservative movement has cut ties with Frum over the straight talk he has been providing all week.

via David Frum, AEI SPLIT: Conservative’s Position ‘Terminated’ By Major Think Tank.

A loyal GW Bush flack states quite logically that his party, while in the minority, is mistaken to demand that their elected officials remove themselves from any position to negotiate policy. Frum believes you get compromise through negotiation. A health care plan passes without any active Republican input, he says “I told you so“. This apparently is a fire-able offense at AEI.

There is no room for free thought, dissent or discussion in the GOP.