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The Reason.tv Talk Show, Episode 14: Hosted by Nick Gillespie and Michael C. Moynihan, with guests David Frum and Steve Clemons

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On January 21, the day after Barack Obama's inauguration, Reason.tv's Michael C. Moynihan and Nick Gillespie sat down with David Frum, the former Bush speechwriter, author of Comeback, and New Majority impresario and Steve Clemons, of the New America Foundation and The Washington Note to talk about foreign policy, Obama's economic plans, and the new direction of American politics.

The second of two parts (watch part one here). Approximately 40 minutes. Shot and edited by Dan Hayes.

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  1. I hope Nick gave Frum a leather-jacket-powered kick in the taint while waiting in the green room…

    Anything less would be a grave injustice…

  2. Reason: Thank you for assisting in the revolution!

    I must leave to purchase breakfast ingredients for tomorrow morning.

  3. You had David Frum in the room with you, and you didn’t rip off hi nads an grind them under your heals? Where do you find that kind of restraint?

  4. The reputation of conservatism is trashed and discredited, and Frum is part of the reason. Why the movement still tolerates him is beyond my comprehension.

  5. There must be something wrong with me, because I think Frum is one of the few people on Team Red making sense these days. Maybe he already got swift kick in the nads.

  6. There must be something wrong with me, because I think Frum is one of the few people on Team Red making sense these days. Maybe he already got swift kick in the nads.

    Pardon the Godwin, but that’s like saying it was nice of Hitler to retire from politics after the war and plant gardens for seniors…

  7. “I must leave to purchase breakfast ingredients for tomorrow morning.”

    Fuck. Off. Bitch.

  8. How deep in the swamp did you have to go to find Frum?

  9. I have a grudging respect for David Frum’s ability to hone his message into short, clean sound-bites, but my God, the guy is SO HUMORLESS. Can you imagine being trapped in an elevator with him? You’d be praying the oxygen would run out. And while he’s skilled at condensing his message, he’s lacking the necessary charisma to excite or interest anyone beyond the borders of D.C; I give his website one year tops…

  10. Hey, maybe if Frum hangs around Reason for a while, he can pull a BoBBarr in 2012 and make us look even more irrelevant…

  11. Reason interviews two huge government statists who are arrogantly convinced that they know enough to run the lives and business of everyone, not only in America, but everywhere in the world. They also seem to imagine they have some moral authority to do so.

    Thanks for the view under that rock. Amazing what lives under there.

  12. “So the humanitarian goal, to end inequality… is to keep poor people out.”

    Awesome.

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