Video: Conservative prodigy smacks Jeb Bush for anti-Reaganism

posted at 9:00 pm on May 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Yeah, this kid again. Here’s the million-dollar question: Does he understand what he’s saying or is he just doing some sort of superb mynah-bird impression of a conservative pundit in the Tucker Carlson mold? His forced small-talk cheeriness is on the cusp of parody. Is it some sort of bit, or has he — gasp — actually internalized this shtick? The poor, poor kid. Get him an Xbox and a Happy Meal, stat.

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LOL, this kid is awesome.

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Precocious, but awesome nevertheless.

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:03 PM

All that matters is can this kid keep his lunch money while at school. If the answer is yes then I say give him Steele’s job.

Limerick on May 4, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Are his boobs fake?

lorien1973 on May 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM

I have to agree with Allah. At this age, really it has to be a shtick. It has to. Even if it isn’t…it is.

Dr. Manhattan on May 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Allah is jealous because this kid is smarter and more conservative than he is.
:)

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Could we stop handing the liberal media even more cannon fodder? Can’t wait to read later in the week about some report of “GOP being run by 14 year old”. Stop with this circus crap, the GOP is hurting enough already.

thphilli on May 4, 2009 at 9:08 PM

lorien1973

You are the winner, sir!

Dr. Manhattan on May 4, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Cavuto needs to shut up and let the kid talk. And should the kid believe the liberal shtivk instead?

Sam Adams on May 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Groan…

This kind of sideshow is exactly what we don’t need. It only highlights that the Right is a circus and that the grassroots are looking to children instead of leaders.

Lehosh on May 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM

I was standing next to this kid in an elevator at CPAC. He’s soooo tiny

He was spittin game and I was mighty impressed. Knows his stuff. Parents were nice, although they might not of liked me and my buds talking about throwin down at the bar that night!!!!!

Smart freakin kid

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Limerick on May 4, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Ha!

Weight of Glory on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

A squid in sheeps clothing. What would PZ Myers have to say?

disillusioned on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

You know….this is why the GOP is such a joke. This kid is bizarre. I find myself in despair of how we choose to represent ourselves.

anniekc on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Honestly, can’t stand the kid. He’s precocious, overplays the pundit role, and his “book” that he was selling for $13 was a bunch of platitudes sloppily put together in a barely legible manner.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

A Republican for the future!

canopfor on May 4, 2009 at 9:11 PM

I wonder if Karl Rove was this way at age 14?

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Er, phony precocious.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:12 PM

He knows about the “Community Reinvestment Act”, the damage it did to our economy,

……. and talks about it.

So far he is miles ahead of Jeb Bush, and especially John McCain………

Seven Percent Solution on May 4, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Groan…

This kind of sideshow is exactly what we don’t need. It only highlights that the Right is a circus and that the grassroots are looking to children instead of leaders.

Lehosh on May 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM

Fooking 100% correct. Is this seriously what you guys consider hip and edgy enough to win over voters these days?
More Dennis Miller, less this poindexter. Bet Jon Stewart is going to have a field day with this. Maybe the liberals can come up with “lefty, the socialsit fetus” to debate this kid?

ClassicCon on May 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Lehosh on May 4, 2009 at 9:09 PM
anniekc on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Some people see the reality here.

lorien1973 on May 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM

Allah is jealous because this kid is smarter and more conservative than he is.
:)

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:06 PM

The former is still in doubt, but the latter is definite.

TwinkietheKid on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Im not too hot on the idea of this kid as a spokesfetus either

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Can he rub his tummy and pat the top of his head at the same time?

That’s all the response such a conservative kid would evoke in the MSM.

However, if it were an Obamatron, he’d be getting his own show by tomorrow, noon, and gushed over like a Niagra of Smarm.

profitsbeard on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

More about how articulate the kid is than anything else, but still, pretty amazing. I did really want to hear about how the CRA helped create the economic meltdown (!?) WTF?

Constantine on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

When is Pajamas Media going to send him to Gaza?

SnarkVader on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

He knows more about the issues than any Obama voter; however, I believe you should be legal voting age before you give your opinions.

deidre on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Laying the smarminess on pretty thick AP.

StevefromMKE on May 4, 2009 at 9:17 PM

A sample from his much-touted book:

Now that we have finished our discussion of old school conservatism and the constitution, let’s move on to the next major aspect of the conservative belief system: the life issue. The life issue is near and dear to all conservatives. Does not life keep all of us alive? If it wasn’t for life would we not surely be dead? Conservatives believe that life is something that everyone should have.

Brilliant! A child prodigy!

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:17 PM

You are in deep doo-doo now, Jeb Bush.

MB4 on May 4, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Fox offered him a contract yet?

- The Cat

MirCat on May 4, 2009 at 9:19 PM

When is Pajamas Media going to send him to Gaza?

SnarkVader on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

OH SNAP.

Allahpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:20 PM

This is a young,and politically savvy American,
and I’ll bet the Liberals already have him down
on the hit list,a bit below SarahCuda,don’t kid
yourselfs,to the Liberal Party,he’s a threat!

canopfor on May 4, 2009 at 9:20 PM

When is Pajamas Media going to send him to Gaza?

SnarkVader on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

I have to admit, that was good.

Lance Murdock on May 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

hen is Pajamas Media going to send him to Gaza?

SnarkVader on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

I have to admit, that was good.

Lance Murdock on May 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Indeed it was.

Personally I can’t stand PJTV.

Good people, awful idea.

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Nothing like piling on.

Gothguy on May 4, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Neil, next time give the kid a chance to actually SAY something!

TwinkietheKid on May 4, 2009 at 9:22 PM

He knows more about the issues than any Obama voter; however, I believe you should be legal voting age before you give your opinions.

deidre on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Age =/= intelligence

Plus when he buys bubblegum he still has to pay taxes. Taxation without representation buddy!

- The Cat

MirCat on May 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM

The kid is right although I am not personally comfortable with the idea of having a 13-year-old kid as our spokesman.

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM

Count me with Lehosh, anniekc, lorien1973, ameripundit, et al. The child is precocious, obnoxiously so. And has been given a celebrity status completely out of line with his actual significance.

As for his attack on Jeb Bush, wasn’t Jeb one of the good guys (until he disagreed with the Limbaugh dogma, that is). Frankly, I’d take my guidance from a two-term governor of an important electoral state than from some pipsqueak of a Limbaugh fanboy, any day.

Kid, give it a rest. Your fifteen minutes are over.

HTL on May 4, 2009 at 9:23 PM

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:15 PM

lol, not sure if anyone would catch my reference.

disillusioned on May 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM

This kid is an actor. Please lets not elevate another Joe the Plumber.

Speedwagon82 on May 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

All that matters is can this kid keep his lunch money while at school. If the answer is yes then I say give him Steele’s job.

Limerick on May 4, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Ummm..this kid is a conservative…

Kids that get their lunch money stolen ‘grow up’ to be liberals….

BigWyo on May 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

His forced small-talk cheeriness is on the cusp of parody.

It’s just that he’s sort of an awkward kid.

OneGyT on May 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Great, a 14 year old kid regurgitating Rush Limbaugh. I’m filled with hope now.

AYNBLAND on May 4, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Olberman’s next candidate for WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD?

Would he stoop so low?

Uh. never mind.

kurtzz3 on May 4, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Ummm..this kid is a conservative…

Kids that get their lunch money stolen ‘grow up’ to be liberals….

BigWyo on May 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Which is ironic, considering that liberals group up to steal other people’s money.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:27 PM

You know….this is why the GOP is such a joke. This kid is bizarre. I find myself in despair of how we choose to represent ourselves.

anniekc on May 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

More’s the pity. If bizarre kids will rule the party then no one will be left to cut up in grade school. So much for American classroom fun, and Republican politics.

PercyB on May 4, 2009 at 9:27 PM

I think it is more than a little odd that so many are worried what others/media will think of this kid being front and center. Unless you are pulling the strings and writing the the speech what do you care what anyone thinks of this young man? He’s not speaking for anyone but himself, let the chips fall where they may.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:28 PM

well, well, thank you….

but…

he does seem a little to happy.

therightscoop on May 4, 2009 at 9:29 PM

When is Pajamas Media going to send him to Gaza?

SnarkVader on May 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

Sadly this kid is much more qualified for that job than the One is for his current position.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Is is just me, or does Jeb really, really, really need to just shut the hell up and go away?

Kasper Hauser on May 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

I still wait for a conservative fetus.

radiofreevillage on May 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

I have to agree with AP here (which I don’t often do lately), but as cool as I want to think this kid is, there is something pretty creepy. The weird forced fake laughter, etc. Something just doesn’t feel right. I hope, and suspect, it’s just something like he’s a misfit because his intelligence far exceeds that of his peers, rather than some sort of weird brainwashing.

RightWinged on May 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:28 PM

word

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Great, a 14 year old kid regurgitating Rush Limbaugh. I’m filled with hope now.

AYNBLAND on May 4, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Me too! Its a great thing!

daesleeper on May 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

I don’t get it.

Since when is everybody our “spokesperson?”

I guess we are so used to the left ripping apart each and every conservative on the planet who dares to open his mouth, we are quick to do it first, before they get the chance to.

Everybody gets to say what they think. (Or at least, it used to be that way.) Everybody includes a 14-year-old kid if he’s smart enough to do it. That doesn’t make him “our spokesperson.”

There should be a whole lot less shuffling people off to the side as not good enough (for the left), and a lot more letting whoever wants to say whatever say it.

Including a 14-year-old boy. Let him do his thing. It will either be short-lived, or he’ll get better.

Alana on May 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

I still wait for a conservative fetus.

radiofreevillage on May 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

I still wait for you to prove you are more intelligent than Krohn. In fact I am pretty sure his fetal SAT scored eclipsed your 11th grade score.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Great, a 14 year old kid regurgitating Rush Limbaugh. I’m filled with hope now.

AYNBLAND on May 4, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Me too! Its a great thing!

daesleeper on May 4, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Me as well….much more than the idiot in the White House.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:40 PM

At least he doesn’t talk like a Valley girl.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Our 14-year-old Moses will lead us out of the political wilderness! Hallelujah! Give the kid a show, Fox! Right after Huckabee and before the Joe the Plumber™ Super Show!

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM

I wish our leaders made as much sense as this kid. In my talks with people in my community I don’t believe they know whether they are conservative or liberal and certainly can’t explain the difference. Most of them vote for a party because “Daddy did”.

Herb on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM

At least he doesn’t talk like a Valley girl.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM

LOL
MMc

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Our 14-year-old Moses will lead us out of the political wilderness! Hallelujah! Give the kid a show, Fox! Right after Huckabee and before the Joe the Plumber™ Super Show!

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Yes everyone here thinks he should be the leader. /sarc

Farg off dimwit

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Funny thing is at that age we know the One was looking for a hit.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:45 PM

It’s probably me, but I can’t stand young know it alls. Also, I find it very odd for a kid to be so involved in politics at his age. It screams of a will to power, no matter what ideology he’s parroting. Go to a fricking baseball game or something. Drop the politics.

Sydney Carton on May 4, 2009 at 9:45 PM

I don’t want to pile on a 14 year old kid, but we really are struggling to get our message out there these days! Is this what we’ve been reduced to? I do believe he is more versed on the issues than the average Obama voter, but come on! We’re facing a very uncertain future for our country and the best we can do is Alex P. Keating?

alwaysright43 on May 4, 2009 at 9:46 PM

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Don’t start any trouble, I was just saying.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Don’t start any trouble, I was just saying.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 9:48 PM

I love trouble!

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Did they fix his lipstick.

Squid Shark on May 4, 2009 at 9:49 PM

I still wait for a conservative fetus.
radiofreevillage on May 4, 2009 at 9:34 PM

We’ve already seen One.

disillusioned on May 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Woody Allen as a young repub…..

patrick neid on May 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Farg off dimwit

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:44 PM

I’m not the one fawning over an obnoxious 14-year-old know-it-all who is, and I will say it again, obnoxious. There was once a time when the GOP was viewed as the rational party of grown-ups and not the party of cheap side-show tricks and novelty acts. We need men and not boys at this point in time, good sir.

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM

alwaysright

Yeh let us pretend Jindal and Palin never existed

Your simplistic thinking reminds me of Getalife

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM

My goodness people…he is a kid, doesn’t mean he should be discounted…imagine if all kids, or at least the majority of kids who understand government and the constitution as well as this one, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in now.

Your jealousy is showing. Jeb is dead wrong, and this kid nailed him.

Conservative Voice on May 4, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 9:50 PM

No one said he should lead…dimwit

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Boy plenty of small tent gop types here tonite.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:52 PM

My goodness people…he is a kid, doesn’t mean he should be discounted…imagine if all kids, or at least the majority of kids who understand government and the constitution as well as this one, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in now.

Your jealousy is showing. Jeb is dead wrong, and this kid nailed him.

Conservative Voice on May 4, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Jealousy? Yes, I too wish that I could write an illegible book and have fifteen minutes of fame.

As for being in a mess, understanding the Constitution has nothing to do with it. Plenty of liberals understand the Constitution and how government works. That doesn’t mean they follow it, just that they understand how it’s supposed to work.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:54 PM

At 14 this young man makes a hell of lot more sense than a 24 year old Meghan McCain.
In four years after his voice deepens and he grows some facial hair, perhaps more people will take him seriously.

carbon_footprint on May 4, 2009 at 9:54 PM

Jealous Allah? The kid articulates conservative principals better than you ever could. Eat shit and go see what Meghan McCain is doing.

echosyst on May 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

This kid’s mannerisms are very Catskills. Like he’s all ‘shtick,’ a really good mimic and maybe wants to be noticed. Still, not saying he’s not talented or interesting. He’s a lot like Obama actually, where they absorb communication style and just devour the spotlight. Except this kid lacks the cool factor, which the Sinister-in-Chief used in abundance to slime his way up the ladder.

That said, I bet Obama would still run from a debate with this kid.

Vermont Neighbor on May 4, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Jealous Allah? The kid articulates conservative principals better than you ever could. Eat shit and go see what Meghan McCain is doing.

echosyst on May 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Charming. He repeats basic platitudes and forces laughter at jokes. His book spends multiple sentences talking about how we’d be dead without life and how we should all have life. The next William F. Buckley he is not.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Don’t you just love it when the Right eats its own. The young ones are especially tasty.

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GT on May 4, 2009 at 9:58 PM

what would be better for the USA a whole bunch of kids like him or a bunch of what sits in far too many of our schools with 50% dropout rates in many being trained to be the perfect Dem voters?

Also, If we have the room for Collins and Snow surely this kid is welcome.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Don’t you just love it when the Right eats its own. The young ones are especially tasty.

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GT on May 4, 2009 at 9:58 PM

The kid has more guts than all the jerks in this thread

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 9:59 PM

I betcha Jonathon Krohn is the coolest kid in class.

crr6 on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Man, Allah did you lick all the red of somebody’s lollipop today? Harsh around here.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

The next William F. Buckley he is not.

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Amen. Er… I mean, STONE HIM! STONE THE AMERPUNDIT! BLASPHEMY!DIMWITS! DIMWITS ALL! THIS KID IS HUCKABEE’S RUNNING MATE! GAAH!

Punchenko on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

crr6 on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Since he is home schooled I think it’s a lead pipe cinch.

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM

This kid is a nut, I despise him for the same reason I despise college republicans, obnoxious brats who have never worked a day in their lives who want to be conservative to be “counter-culture” to the rest of their peers.

Squid Shark on May 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM

echosyst on May 4, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Always such an angry little bugger.

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Meghan McCain is a huge embarrassment – just a step above Garofalo. Which makes Krohn actually look reasonable, whether his age is considered a gimmick or a benefit.

Vermont Neighbor on May 4, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Squid Shark on May 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM

I’m just in it for the hot ConservoChix

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 10:04 PM

and Cindy

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 10:04 PM

blatantblue on May 4, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Ha, I wont lie, that is why I tolerated thim in college myself.

Squid Shark on May 4, 2009 at 10:05 PM

I can’t resign back on Malkin’s site. So I’ll assume no one wishes to hear true conservatives speak. What’s wrong with a 14 year old smart person? Allah , my left nut is smarter than you.

MNDavenotPC on May 4, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Cindy Munford on May 4, 2009 at 10:00 P

Zing! +100

Of course being cool is what it is all about/sarc

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Squid Shark on May 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM

And what about the punk lib kids …are they obnoxious too?

How dare college kids or this kid have an opinion. I suspect your are threatened by their intelligence.

Jamson64 on May 4, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Jealousy? Yes, I too wish that I could write an illegible book and have fifteen minutes of fame.

Well, you actually bought and read his book. Who’s stupid now?

radiofreevillage on May 4, 2009 at 10:06 PM

By the way, if anyone’s looking for a conservative uplift, check out Reagan’s inauguration address.

The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we as Americans have the capacity now, as we’ve had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom.

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?…

We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we’re sick – professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, “we the people,” this breed called Americans….

amerpundit on May 4, 2009 at 10:07 PM

You know what? At least he’s not out bloviating to get his school named after some media creation.

Vermont Neighbor on May 4, 2009 at 10:07 PM

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