Politics

The Tea Parties' Latest Fan: Bill Kristol!

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Mr. National Greatness Conservative calls the TPers "the best thing that has happened to the Republican Party in recent times," while pooh-poohing enthusiasm for Ron Paul as a youthful phase people sometimes go through:

Link via Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, who comments:

Really?

Less than 10 years ago, Kristol's father Irving Kristol, the founder of the neoconservative movement, concluded that neocons couldn't align themselves with libertarians because the latter have no values. Neocons' natural allies, said the elder Kristol, were religious conservatives. From that alliance came what Bill Kristol's magazine designated as "Big Government Conservatism" and Bush 43-era policies unbeloved by most Americans these days.

Never forget!

Bonus irritating Kristol quote, from a New York Times story about Sarah Palin a couple of weeks back:

"I'm disappointed by her endorsement of [Rand] Paul," said William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard and one of the conservatives credited with "discovering" Ms. Palin in 2007. "But they always disappoint you."

Reason on Kristol's un-great Greatness here.