Have my eyes/ears deceived me? Are Conservatives actually calling out the loons in their midst?
The Angry Independent over at Mirror on America wrote a post which caught my attention. In it, he points out the feud between longtime conservative political analyst Bill Kristol and Fox News personality Glenn Beck. For all the loony stuff Beck has said in his time, he’s still a prominent voice in the Republican and Republican 2.0 world. So surely another conservative wouldn’t attack him right?
Yeah, about that:
In their attempts to ‘challenge the establishment’, both Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin have made it a practice to duke it out with highly respected conservatives like Bill Kristol and, in Palin’s case, Barbara Bush. But I’m left to wonder how smart this is politically. For a person like Glenn Beck, I suspect his career won’t be affected too much. His viewers are mostly comprised of fringe conspiracy theorists looking for new ways to link President Obama to the clandestine, Hitler-led, Stalin-endorse, Kenyan, Muslim, Marxist, Illuminati power structure.
But what about Sarah Palin? Since her disasterous VP tour of 2008, she has still been able to publish two best selling books, a reality show, use her star power to propel her single-mothered daughter into stardom herself, and played a major role in sending numerous Tea Partiers to Congress (God help us!). But will her constant string of boneheaded comments, her drawing the victimization card, her habitual practice of criticizing but offer no solutions, and her attacking of tried and tested champions of the right kick her out of the Republican frat/sorority?
What do you think? How smart is it for attention-seekers like Beck and Palin to go on the offensive against the Republican establishment?