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Fred Thompson: Neocon Globalist
Enter Stage Right ^ | 3/26/07 | Basil Harrington

Posted on 03/29/2007 6:58:58 AM PDT by meg88

For the past few days, movement "conservatives" and GOP cheerleaders have been ecstatic that Fred Thompson, former senator from Tennessee, may form an exploratory committee to seek the GOP nomination for president. "Now we'll have a conservative in there," said one person, who, I assume, has no idea what a real conservative is.

There already are two fine conservative candidates seeking the nomination: Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo. And Fred Thompson does not even come close measuring up to them.

Fred Thompson is a neocon globalist.

First and foremost, let's look at immigration. A third-world invasion of the USA is taking place, and it is up to patriots to stop it.

As Jean Raspail taught us in Camp of the Saints, "the greatest conservative novel ever written," we can fight back and reverse the invasion, or we can watch the West be destroyed.

Although Fred Thompson is tougher than McCain and Giuliani on border enforcement, which isn't saying much seeing how they line up with Barack Obama, he had a rather lackluster record on immigration while in the Senate.

As one commentator notes: "Overall, Americans for Better Immigration gives [Thompson] a career grade of C; on chain migration, C; visa lottery, C-; reducing unnecessary visas, F; on reducing asylum fraud, C-; on reducing amnesties, D; and on interior enforcement, C+. Although he was tough on border control, he was lacking in almost every other area." [1]

Fred Thompson also supports affirmative action, and ideologically worships free trade, regardless how much it harms America. Historically, conservatives have opposed free trade, but Thompson, like others, has been "neoconned" into backing it.

He furthermore is a "fellow" at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the largest neocon think-tanks, which demonstrates where his true loyalty lies. If you did not receive the Burkean memo, the transformation of the Middle East to liberal democracy is Jacobin, not conservative. There is not a single thing conservative about the membership of AEI. They are neocon / neoliberal globalists.

Why are neoncons backing Thompson? Ideally, being ex-Trotskyites themselves, neocons would prefer a liberal candidate, like McCain, Giuliani or Romney. But they see that conservatives deplore these candidates, and now are going to try to peddle Fred Thompson, who is just socially conservative enough and just tough enough on the borders, even if it is feigned, to woo naive GOP voters. But let's hope this nefarious neocon plot fails.

Let's pray that the more real conservatives learn about Fred Thompson, the more unacceptable he will appear


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
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1 posted on 03/29/2007 6:58:59 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88
Historically, conservatives have opposed free trade, but Thompson, like others, has been "neoconned" into backing it.

Yes, Pat Buchanan conservatives oppose free trade. Ronald Reagan conservatives, not so much. Thompson is closer to Reagan than any of the other mentioned candidates.

2 posted on 03/29/2007 7:03:42 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: meg88
As I've said previously, Mr. Thompson is the most conservative candidate that actually has a chance to win the election. Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo have zero chance of becoming the POTUS.

Considering the very small amount of negatives concerning Mr. Thompson versus the huge negatives that are attached to the rest of the Republican candidates who have a chance to win, the obvious choice is Mr. Thompson, IMO.
3 posted on 03/29/2007 7:03:46 AM PDT by Pox (Just say NO to RINO Rudy!)
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To: Pox

Thompson is pro-affirmative action?


4 posted on 03/29/2007 7:05:04 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88

Pat Buchanan, is that you? If not, someone else is riding to the sound of your gums.


5 posted on 03/29/2007 7:05:08 AM PDT by gcruse
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To: meg88
There already are two fine conservative candidates seeking the nomination: Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo.

Ron Paul if you wish to cut and run in Iraq. Tancredo's a great activist, but such figures seldom do well in pursuit of higher office.

Hunter is a great congressman and is still my ideological first choice, but I don't see his campaign doing the right things to get traction, and he's running out of time in a hurry.

Meanwhile, if the tin-eared type who wrote this bothered to listen to Thompson's more recent positions, he realizes we need enforcement first. Which is a sane approach no matter what your opinions as to how this country should handle the illegals already here.

Plus, compare Thompson to Rudy, McVain and Romney. The half-empty glass quickly looks half-full.

6 posted on 03/29/2007 7:05:51 AM PDT by dirtboy (Duncan Hunter 08)
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To: meg88
neocon

Sorry, Basil ... you used the "n" word.

I stopped reading, right there ... you have no credibility.

7 posted on 03/29/2007 7:06:25 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: meg88

Why are neoncons backing Thompson? Ideally, being ex-Trotskyites themselves, neocons would prefer a liberal candidate, like McCain, Giuliani or Romney. But they see that conservatives deplore these candidates, and now are going to try to peddle Fred Thompson, who is just socially conservative enough and just tough enough on the borders, even if it is feigned, to woo naive GOP voters. But let's hope this nefarious neocon plot fails.



So we can get a full blooded liberal like Giuliani?


8 posted on 03/29/2007 7:06:26 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Duncan Hunter '08 Pro family, pro life, pro second Amendment, not a control freak.)
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To: meg88

Fred Thompson:
~snip~

I think its time for a little plain talk to the leaders of Mexico. Something like:
hey guys, you’re our friends and neighbors and we love you but it’s time you had a little dose of reality. A sovereign nation loses that status if it cannot secure its own borders and we are going to do whatever is necessary to do so, although our policies won’t be as harsh as yours are along your southern border. And criticizing the U.S. for alternately doing too much and too little to stop your illegal activities is not going to set too well with Americans of good will who are trying to figure a way out of the mess that your and our open borders policy has already created.

My friends, it’s also time for a little introspection. Since we all agree that improving Mexico’s economy will help with the illegal-immigration problem, you might want to consider your own left-of -center policies. For example, nationalized industries are not known for enhancing economic growth. Just a thought. But here’s something even more to the point that you might want to think about: What does it say about the leadership of a country when that country’s economy and politics are dependent upon the exportation of its own citizens?
~snip~

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NjhkYzZiNTAxZjAyZTNjNzkxNjA2ZTNmNDBhNjhlYWU=


9 posted on 03/29/2007 7:06:36 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: meg88

I like Tancredo and Ron Paul, although I think we've got to be more offensive in the WOT than Paul would be. I'll likely cast a vote for Tancredo in the primary, though it could be Duncan Hunter.

That out of the way, Tancredo may get my vote and his, but he ain't getting the nomination.


10 posted on 03/29/2007 7:07:39 AM PDT by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: meg88
"Fred Thompson: Neocon Globalist"

LOL! If Fred Thompson is a "Neocon Globalist" then what does this make Giuliani, McCain and Romney? Communist dictators?

11 posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:05 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: meg88
Fred Thompson isn't the pick of the media. We will see him ignored as much as possible, unless something negative turns up.

The media likes McCain, Giuliani and Romney because they will be the easiest to ambush next fall after the conventions.

12 posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:15 AM PDT by oyez
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To: meg88

Oh, jeez, not another Buchanan-worshipping dolt.


13 posted on 03/29/2007 7:08:22 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: dirtboy

The question is whether Thompson is another Reagan, or another Bush?

A ticket with Thompson and Hunter on it would be a good one, I think.


14 posted on 03/29/2007 7:09:28 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: SE Mom

Sounds OK by me!

On the free trade issue, he recognizes (correctly) that China and the US are mutually dependent on one another economically, for better or for worse.

He also acknowledges (correctly) that while the above is true, we still must remember that China has weapons pointed at Taiwan, I don't know of ANY other candidate who has made that point, except perhaps Hunter.


15 posted on 03/29/2007 7:09:58 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: dirtboy

How about Brownback? (if he could only get his stuff together on immigration)


16 posted on 03/29/2007 7:10:34 AM PDT by meg88
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To: oyez

Who invented this idiotic word, "Neocon" anyway?

I consider it an insult by the left. It's a ridiculous word.

Anyone that uses it is a Leftist-Socialist-Tard. :) There, I feel much better now. Good morning all.


17 posted on 03/29/2007 7:10:34 AM PDT by Rick.Donaldson (http://realitycheck.blogsome.com)
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To: oyez

Which gives Fred a great opportunity to slip right in there under the media's noses before they know what hit them.


18 posted on 03/29/2007 7:10:38 AM PDT by RockinRight (Support FREDeralism. Fred Thompson in 2008!)
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To: meg88

dumping on fred thompson because hes a threat to your guiliani i see.


19 posted on 03/29/2007 7:11:02 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: oyez
The media is beginning to worry about Fred.

The attacks have begun.

20 posted on 03/29/2007 7:11:25 AM PDT by TYVets (God so loved the world he didn't send a committee)
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