Deep down, past the creepy post-apocalyptic conservative rhetoric like "we surround them" and "you are not alone," who is Glenn Beck? "A rodeo clown," he told the New York Times. Or maybe worse.

“I’m a rodeo clown,” he said in an interview, adding with a coy smile, “It takes great skill.

That sort of self deprecation might protect Beck against the relentless teasing of his Fox News Channel colleagues , who after all must envy the speed with which Beck came out of nowhere (aka CNN Headline News) to top all cable news hosts aside from Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity in viewership.

But disaffected fight-winger David "Axis of Evil" Frum is as worried as ever about Beck, for the sake of conservatism:

...Frum said Mr. Beck’s success “is a product of the collapse of conservatism as an organized political force, and the rise of conservatism as an alienated cultural sensibility.”

“It’s a show for people who feel they belong to an embattled minority that is disenfranchised and cut off,” he said.

As opposed to the enfranchised, cash-drenched bankers and the pro-war necons who were key Republican constituents during Frum's glory days. They're all as bitter and loserish as any libtard Dem now, Frum seems to be saying, leaving the likes of Beck and Sarah Palin to lead the dead-ender, social conservative remnants of the base in an unhinged charge against big government.

And all the would-be conservative pundits not down with that are left to just blog or write for the Daily Beast or whatever and seethe at Fox News, like a bitter loser libtard Dem c. 2004.

Welcome to 2009.

[NY Times]