Famous 13-Year-Old Conservative Hero Now 17, Not Conservative
We all remember where we were on Feburary 27, 2009 when 13-year-old Jonathan Krohn addressed the throngs of CPACers, spitting the hot fires of oppression and demanding the instant restoration of the Old Guard. Where were you? Your Wonkette, for one, was typing a blog post about his CPAC speech. It was clear that young Jonathan would have a lifetime supply of wingnut welfare cash to support him and his eventual horribly dysfunctional conservative family. By 2011, he'd already released a book -- a "remarkably earnest and impeccably reasoned primer" on "Conservative philosophy's basic tenets" that somehow managed to exceed two pages in length. What a future! But now, as Politico reports, Jonathan Krohn is a much wiser man of 17 years and basically despises conservatism.
Krohn now wonders, like the rest of us, why a bunch of adults were cheering for the ideas of a 13-year-old kid who obviously didn't know what he was doing:
Now 17, Krohn — who went on to write a book, “Defining Conservatism,” that was blurbed by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Bill Bennett — still watches that speech from time to time, but it mostly makes him cringe because, well, he’s not a conservative anymore.
“I think it was naive,” Krohn now says of the speech. “It’s a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time.… I live in Georgia. We’re inundated with conservative talk in Georgia.… The speech was something that a 13-year-old does. You haven’t formed all your opinions. You’re really defeating yourself if you think you have all of your ideas in your head when you were 12 or 13. It’s impossible. You haven’t done enough.”
Just look at what this dirty commie likes now: President Obama, his AbortionCare law, the New Yorker... and oh god, where is he going to college? NOOOOOOOO! Bill Bennett's gonna keel over when he gets wind of this:
Gay marriage? In favor. Obamacare? “It’s a good idea.” Who would he vote for (if he could) in November? “Probably Barack Obama.” His favorite TV shows? “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.” His favorite magazine? The New Yorker. And, perhaps telling of all, Krohn is enrolling this fall at a college not exactly known for its conservatism: New York University.
In the words of Loser Pennsylvania Jesus : What a snob.