Thursday, June 24, 2010

Who Cares What Matthew Continetti Thinks?

Certainly not Tom Roeser.

Continetti contrasts two spokesmen for the Tea Party: Rick Santelli who on CNBC came up with the idea and Glenn Beck, the Fox TV host. When Santelli blurted out the idea that there should be a Tea Party, he obviously had in mind a kind of reaction against wild spending and unlimited taxation. Fair enough. But Continetti disses Beck as a kind of latter-day John Bircher.

I can’t watch Beck all the time but I can tell you from my experience as a decrepit octogenarian that he has been infinitely more valuable to conservatism at this time than any other pundit including Limbaugh, in my estimation.

Evidently this Continetti fellow was given a perch by the War Party's house-organ, The Weekly Standard. The Standard (Billy Kristol) sees that they are losing control over the Conservative movement and they do not like it.

(See Coddington Van Voorhees VII for the appropriate comparison.)

Well, get used to it, Standard-bearers. For all his oddities, Beck is exactly what Roeser says: an excellent teacher of history.

By and by, Beck might even get to that "foreign entanglements" thing of G. Washington--which is what you fear most.

And by the way: Repeal the 17th!!

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