Jonathan Krohn, the precocious kid who became a sensation at CPAC 2009 after he delivered a rousing defense of conservatism, has spent much of the day dumping on CPAC 2013, and yours truly, on his Twitter feed.
— Jonathan Krohn (@JonathanLKrohn) March 14, 2013
It’s rather amusing, particularly Krohn’s claim that my statement that the Iranian regime “bridges the Shi’a-Sunni divide” is, in his view, the “Dumbest. Statement. Ever.” (The full sentence makes clear I was referring to Iran’s regional alliances: “It has formed alliances with diverse terror groups and connections with Muslim Brotherhood governments, bridging the Shia-Sunni divide to fight common enemies.”)
I’m a former liberal and I routinely criticize the world I came from, so I have no objection to Krohn knocking his former beliefs. It does seem rather poor form, however, to slam the folks who generously put him on the map.
In August 2009, I spoke with Krohn at a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Atlanta, GA. Here, above, is a little memento from that event–a reminder of just how earnestly Jonathan courted the people at whom he now snarks.