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  • Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trump’s Poison

    11/27/2017 7:55:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2017 | Lloyd Grove
    The question—framed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristol’s Twitter feed—is redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristol—longtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The Weekly Standard, son of neoconservative icon Irving Kristol, frequent television pundit, and sworn enemy of all things Trump—added in his tweet on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving: “The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump and Moore 'are bringing out my inner liberal'

    11/22/2017 1:19:38 PM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said that President Trump and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) are bringing out his "inner liberal." In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard suggested that his long-held views are being tested by Trump and Moore, as well as a growing number of sexual allegations and the Republican Party's tax-reform effort. 
  • The Ruling Class Really Is Better Than You

    10/28/2017 5:17:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-28-17 | MOTUS
    NOTICE: MOTUS will be back tomorrow but while she is enjoying her vacation on the shores of the Great Lakes, Raj and Little Mo continue to occupy her blog, burrowing into the Deep State rabbit hole.   Holy Carp Batman! The “conservative” Washington Free Beacon originated the Trump Russian Dossier!?! The Washington Free Beacon? As in the GOPE (Grand Old Party Establishment) Never-Trumpers Michael Goldfarb, Paul Simon and Bill Kristol Washington Free Beacon? In a word, yes. Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the...
  • Top McMaster Ally Bill Kristol Plotting to Primary, Oust Trump: Must ‘Take One Shot’

    08/06/2017 12:06:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/05/17 | Tony Lee
    Bill Kristol, a prominent “Never Trumper” and one of national security adviser H.R. McMaster’s fiercest defenders and allies, is reportedly scheming to primary or oust President Donald Trump so Republicans do not renominate him in 2020. According to a New York Times report, Kristol “said he had begun informal conversations about creating a ‘Committee Not to Renominate the President.'” “We need to take one shot at liberating the Republican Party from Trump, and conservatism from Trumpism,” Kristol told the liberal Times reporters. On Twitter, Kristol, the limelight-seeking saboteur, seemed proud that he was again quoted in a legacy media paper,...
  • Bill Kristol: Never Trumpers Should ‘Rebrand’ as ‘Liberals’

    08/05/2017 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5 Aug 2017 | Tony Lee
    Bill Kristol, the Never Trumper and top H.R. McMaster defender and ally who is reportedly working behind the scenes to primary or oust President Donald Trump, wants Never Trumpers to rebrand themselves as “liberals.” Kristol’s “conservatives” are mostly the Never Trumpers on Twitter, the professional “conservative” establishment in Washington, and professional operatives in the establishment political world. They also favor “liberal” immigration laws so legacy media elites and corporatist establishment Republicans will like them. In a Saturday tweet that speaks for itself, Kristol wrote: Conservatives could "rebrand" as liberals. Seriously. We're for liberal democracy, liberal world order, liberal economy, liberal...
  • This One Tweet May Lead to Donald Trump’s Impeachment

    06/09/2017 10:23:43 AM PDT · by detective · 105 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 8, 2017 | Matthew Continetti
    Twitter helped make Donald Trump president. It may also lead to his impeachment. The president values Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as ways to bypass a hostile media and express his thoughts directly and authentically. But there is a difference between tweeting as a candidate for president and tweeting as the president. And there have been plenty of times since January when his Twitter habit has diverted President Trump from his message and agenda.
  • Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol: We're Working on Disposing Trump

    05/20/2017 2:48:16 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 5/19/17 | FAM
    Something Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard said a couple of days ago seems to be flying under the radar. It seems old Billy boy (the disgrace of Irving Kristol) is working on disposing of Trump and Trumpism. Notice KristolÂ’s tweet: Bill Kristol âś” @BillKristol GOP members & donors are in grip of quiet desperation. Task of anti-Trump Republicans isn't to say I told you so, but chart path forward. Follow Bill Kristol âś” @BillKristol Several of you have asked, What IS path forward? Well, we're working on it. Disposing of Trump & overcoming Trumpism can't be done in a...
  • Trump is Smoking out Fake Conservatives

    02/27/2017 9:01:50 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    americanthinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Donald Trump is one month into his presidency. For his supporters, every day is Christmas. Cabinet picks under the Christmas tree. Executive orders in the stockings hung by the chimney with care. Democrats gnashing their teeth and pulling out their hair. Are all Republicans happy? Surprisingly no. Republicans, particularly self-described conservatives, should celebrating. To start with, he is doing exactly what he said he would do, following through on campaign promises. Unlike most GOP members of Congress. And long overdue, a Republican punching back at a biased and agenda-driven media. Music to Republican ears, a president calling out CNN as...
  • Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The “deep state” is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • Bill Kristol: White Working Class Should Be Replaced By Immigrants

    02/09/2017 5:52:12 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/08/17 | American Renaissance
    In a conversation with Charles Murray, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol explains his solution to the problems of the white working class: replacement. "Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new Americans in?"   After making the remark, Dr. Kristol joked, "I hope this thing isn’t being videotaped or ever shown anywhere. Whatever tiny, pathetic future I have is going to totally collapse."   The conversation took place February 7, 2017 at an American Enterprise Institute event called "It Came Apart: What's Next...
  • McMullin surging in Utah: Indy candidate's plan for Electoral College chaos

    10/21/2016 12:04:53 PM PDT · by metmom · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Danny Jativa
    chaos By Danny Jativa Published October 21, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing Evan McMullin on building a new conservative movement Amid the raucous final phase of the presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, independent candidate Evan McMullin has quietly crept into contention in the overlooked state of Utah – a development he hopes could lead to an Electoral College deadlock. The former CIA operative is little-known elsewhere in the country and is only on the ballot in 11 states. But an apparent voter backlash in Mormon-heavy Utah against the two major-party candidates has fueled...
  • Bill Kristol Steps Down As Weekly Standard Editor After 21 Years

    12/12/2016 3:28:28 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies
    TPM Media ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    Kristol announced that he would become The Weekly Standard’s editor-at-large, “continuing to write weekly editorials and contribute to the website.” Steve Hayes and Richard Starr would take over the day-to-day operations of the website, Kristol wrote. Under Kristol’s editorship, The Weekly Standard has been the central publication for neoconservatives, including Kristol’s father, the so-called “godfather” of neoconservativism, Irving Kristol. During the election season, Kristol was a leading voice in the #NeverTrump camp and searched publicly for months for a conservative alternative to Trump
  • Horowitz: I’m Witnessing a Witch Hunt Based on a Distortion of My Own Words

    11/16/2016 6:02:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 11/16/16 | David Horowitz
    In the post-election crying jag of disappointed Hillary supporters we are witnessing the most egregious witch-hunt in American history. Its immediate target is Trump’s new strategy chief and former head of Breitbart.com, Stephen Bannon, who has done more for Israel and the Jews in one post-election week, than all Democrats attacking him did in eight years of the Obama administration. Screaming headlines on Huffington Post and other Democratic media sites are calling Bannon an “anti-semite.” But the only evidence they can come up with for this heinous charge – the only alleged slander of the Jews that the NY Times...
  • Bill Kristol: Maybe Republicans should nominate someone with a ‘radical constitutional agenda’ next

    10/27/2016 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Laurie
    Kristol doesn't have a leg to stand on here. He has a long, long, looooong history of actively opposing the very agenda he's now suggesting may be the "right" post-Trump move Bill Kristol is pretty sure Trump is going to lose. He’s been working hard to make that happen and he might be right but, as he admits, there’s a solid chance that he’s wrong, too. However, he’s devoting his time not to stopping Hillary, but instead to preparing for a post-Trump GOP. Should Trump go down in flames, how will the party deal with the populist leanings of its...
  • ‘You Lied!’ Scarborough, Kristol Clash Over Alleged Morning Joe Support of Trump

    10/20/2016 11:30:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That was ugly! Today’s Morning Joe offered a prime example of the notion that the bitterest political fights are the ones between members of the same party. Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol got into a nasty spat over Kristol’s accusation that in the early days of the campaign, Morning Joe had been supportive of Donald Trump, and by extension bears some responsibility for his rise. An angry Scarborough shot back “you lied!” and laid out the case that he had declared early on that he wouldn’t vote for Trump, had analogized his call for a Muslim ban to Germany circa...
  • Bill Kristol Is Worried -- That Mrs. Clinton Might Blow This Election!

    09/22/2016 4:51:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So grab sound bites 18 and 19. I was at home last night, and I thought I was watching outtakes from a Beyonce video before I realized it was Charlotte, and I get an email from a friend of mine ranking in Republican Party politics of some years ago, not at the present. He said, "You won't believe this. You have got to watch Bill Kristol on Fox. It is hilarious." Well, I didn't have Fox on, and it had already happened. So I wrote back. I said, "Well, what happened? I didn't see it." "Well, go...
  • Kristol—Trumpism ‘New Low: Third-World, Authoritarian, Populist, Demagogic Politics’

    08/17/2016 3:46:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tell us what you really think, Bill . . . Weekly Standard editor William Kristol has been one of Donald Trump’s harshest neo-con critics. He really let it hang out on today’s Morning Joe, calling Trumpism “a new low” consisting of “Third-World, authoritarian, populist, demagogic politics.” Earlier, Kristol sniffed off the significance of the major shake-up in the Trump campaign, in which Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon and consultant Kellyanne Conway have assumed leading roles: “I don’t think it matters, because the problem is Donald Trump.” View the video here.
  • Panic Among the Chickens (Projectile Vomit Alert)

    08/08/2016 12:55:32 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 44 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 15, 2016 | Bill Kristol
    GOP at 'new level of panic' over Trump," ran the banner Washington Post headline on August 4. Just two weeks earlier Donald Trump had accepted his party's presidential nomination, marking the occasion with an effective if not elegant speech. A few days later, polls showed Trump opening up a slight lead over Hil-lary Clinton. Then came the Democratic convention, well-produced but not particularly notable—except for the speech of Gold Star father Khizr Khan. Even this powerful statement would have drifted quickly into the rear-view mirror but for Donald Trump's grotesque and undisciplined reaction to it, which continued for days on...
  • Bill Kristol Lets The Cat Out of the Bag: Paul Ryan Is Secretly Working Against Donald Trump

    08/05/2016 7:57:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 86 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/05/16 | Matthew Boyle
    JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — “Never Trump” movement leader Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard seemingly accidentally let the cat out of the bag about House Speaker Paul Ryan: Kristol says Ryan is secretly working against Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president. “Trump is corrupting everyone who has supported him, or who is working for him, and even is accommodating or rationalizing,” Kristol said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Thursday, one his own publication the Weekly Standard promoted online. During the interview, Kristol incredibly claimed that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence—Donald Trump’s running mate, the vice presidential nominee—does not...
  • If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

    07/20/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 199 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | James Kirchick
    Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story -- the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil -- should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.