‘How Conservatives Have Been Fleeced and Lied to by the Conservative Entertainment Complex’

There is a stunning video clip of conservative commentator David Frum explaining how conservatives have been fleeced and lied to by the conservative entertainment complex:

‘The problem with Republican leaders is that they’re cowards, not that they’re fundamentally mistaken. The real locus of the problem is the Republican activist base and the Republican donor base. They went apocalyptic over the past four years and that was exploited by a lot of people in the conservative world… Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex.

…Because of that… (they) are so mistaken about the nature of the problems the country faces… What happened to Mitt Romney was he was twisted into pretzels. The people who put cement shoes on his feet are now blaming him for sinking.’

Joe Scarborough got his two cents in, too:

And he (Romney) would never stand up to the most extreme voices… Conservatives have been lied to… by people engaging in niche marketing and made tens of millions of dollars engaging in niche marketing. And I’m a capitalist. God bless ’em, they can do whatever they want to do. But that’s not an electoral strategy. That’s a business strategy for them.


About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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