Monday, December 17, 2012

Situational ally David Frum

By Frank Moraes

As regular readers know, I have problems with David Frum. A lot of problems. A whole lot of problems. But he's so right about gun regulation.

He's written a number of good articles in the past few days. "The Myths that Enable Gun Tragedies." "Every Day is the Day to Talk About Gun Control." And a number of other short articles.

But I've been most impressed with his Twitter feed. He's been very smart, very humane, and very funny. Here he is ridiculing conservatives for the canard that it is too early to talk about gun policy by talking about the reaction to the sinking of the Titanic:

Here he takes on the defense against tyranny argument:

For the record, these people do hate America. They are in favor of some mythical America that never existed. I've been meaning to write about this in depth. I basically have one thing to say: paying taxes is patriotic, so pay your fucking taxes.

(Note that Zaid Jilani tweeted, "Bush administration's @davidfrum who helped launch war to kill 100,000s in Iraq acts like he cares about human life." Frum is good on this issue, not good in a general sense.)

And here he is going after this ridiculous notion that we ought to arm teachers:

To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, "We go to war with the allies we have." 

(Cross-posted at Frankly Curious.)

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