David Frum Suggests Republicans Looking Like 'Medicare-Annihilating Racist Maniacs'

In his newest CNN.com op-ed titled "Don't Doom GOP's Chance to Win in 2012," David Frum clearly outlines the Republican Party's best chance for victory – if they don't come off as "Medicare-annihilating racist maniacs." He then goes about making the case that Republicans are doing just that.

"It is Tea Party conservatism itself that is Obama's last, best hope for a second term," Frum boldly concludes in a stinging indictment of the Tea Party.

He claims that the Republicans' refusal to raise the debt ceiling unless President Obama agrees to the Ryan budget plan is akin to the "militant wing" of the party mounting a coup and dragging the GOP to defeat in 2012.
 

As for the "racial incitement" in the GOP? Frum highlights a post-Memorial Day slew of headlines by the conservative Drudge Report on episodes of urban mob violence over the weekend, along with a piece at the end about Obama's Justice Department investigating civil rights abuses in police departments in large cities.

Frum hastily faults Drudge for alleging that the Obama administration was okay with African-American anti-white violence. "It does not have to be this way," Frum cooly preaches.

For the entire piece on CNN.com, click here.

Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro
Matt Hadro was a News Analyst for the Media Research Center's News Analysis Division from 2010 through early 2014