The hilariously undignified right wing conspiracy reaction to the news of that seventeen year old Georgia kid's public defection from the right wing conspiracy got me thinking: could the radical right's time-honored Tween Indoctrination traditions actually start to backfire? Because if so, here's a worthy nomination for the next big victim of "Krohn's Syndrome": Dorian "Libertarian Lolita" Gomberg a.k.a. Dorian Electra, who was "first introduced to the ideas of liberty in the ninth grade" and still purports to be "intimidated by the awesomeness" of her internship in the preeminent rap video production wing of the Koch Brothers reality denialism empire.
Jonathan Krohn made conservatives jowls flutter giddily when he addressed attendees of the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference at the tender age of 13.
In recent years, a few teenage right wingers have gained some nototriety - Jonathan Krohn and Caiden Cowger chief among them - and Bill Maher closed tonight's Real Time with a rant that began with them. Simply put: if a teenager can perfectly deliver your message, there's something wrong with that message.
Good work, liberal media, in helping make Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and a little kid the standard-bearers of the conservative movement. The little kid was on Today today!