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  • 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.
  • ‘Never Trump’ Leader Kristol: Rename Breitbart ‘Right-Wing Intolerant Mean-Spirited News’

    08/17/2016 9:17:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2016
    EXCERPT “I knew Andrew well and he was a troublemaker, but he was a good hearted person who would not have – I mean, I hate the fact that it’s called Breitbart News. If they change the name and call it you know, right-wing intolerant mean-spirited news, that would be fine … That wasn’t Andrew. First of all, It’s unfortunate we’re sitting around talking about Breitbart. It’s a disservice to Andrew’s memory. But second, Mr. Bannon has run his website and successful from a business point of view. But someone should go look at all the things they have said....
  • 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...
  • Neocons, Warmongers, and Globalists Abandon GOP for Hillary

    07/28/2016 5:21:28 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 36 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 July 2016 | Alex Newman
    In the top echelons of political power, there is only one major party in American politics, and that is the globalist war party. In case Americans needed more evidence that party labels are largely meaningless to the bipartisan ruling establishment, influential members of the establishment wing of the GOP — neocons, warmongers, globalists, and so on — are abandoning the Republican Party and in many cases jumping on board the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign. From Bush-era war hawks who misled Americans into war to pseudo-conservative operatives of the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations, Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are showing...
  • Trump Must Name A Cabinet, "Reassure Us His Attorney General Won't Go After Personal Enemies"

    07/18/2016 10:48:51 AM PDT · by orchestra · 76 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7/17/2016 | Tim Haines
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol airs his concerns about Donald Trump being the Republican nominee one last time before the Republican National Convention. "It would be a wise thing to do at this convention," he said, "to talk about the kinds of people he would have --reassure people who your Secretary of State is going to be, reassure us that his Attorney General is not going to go after his personal enemies." "Instead, if it going to be this ridiculous personality show, with his wonderful family, the three wives -- that's what he wants to do though. He doesn't want...
  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • Conservative Donor’s Group Presses Ballot Access for a Third-Party Candidate

    06/14/2016 6:59:38 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A conservative donor who has been scouring Republican ranks for a third-party candidate is pressing ahead with a group to get on the ballot in dozens of states. The candidate will come once the group sees that the ballot access is possible. The donor, John Kingston, a bundler and ally of Mitt Romney, said he will bankroll a ballot-access project to create a path for someone to run as another option. The effort is being called Better for America. The idea is “to do a proof of concept for everybody,” Mr. Kingston said. “It exists, there is a pathway, there...
  • Bill Kristol: I'm "Afraid" Trump Could Win

    06/12/2016 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    unday on ABC’s “This Week,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol commented on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chances in the general election and said that he was “afraid” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could win.
  • For Never Trump, What Follows the French Mistake?

    06/11/2016 5:11:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Never Trump’s trial balloon went the way of Waterloo. Just days ago, Weekly Standard publisher Bill Kristol reportedly had found just the man to offer a third, conservative option beyond presumptive GOP nominee Donald J. Trump and the execrable expected Democrat standard bearer, Hillary Clinton.
  • #NeverTrump Officially Becomes a Bad Joke

    06/06/2016 9:14:11 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 22 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 6 June 2016 | Edmund Kozak
    Neoconservative #NeverTrumper Bill Kristol’s fantasy of an independent “white knight” candidate appearing in the nick of time to save him, his cohorts at The Weekly Standard, and the three people left in America who read that magazine from the nefarious wiles of Donald Trump came crashing down this weekend. David French, the National Review writer, lawyer, and Iraq War vet hand-picked by Kristol — in what will surely go down as one of the most anticlimactic announcements in U.S. political history — to be that #NeverTrump white knight has unequivocally rejected the honor. “After days of prayer, reflection, and serious...
  • French Surrender: Kristol’s Pick David French: I Am NOT Running For President

    06/06/2016 5:13:45 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol’s reported third-party candidate, David French, is retreating from the presidential race. Kristol ally, attorney and political opinion writer French announced in a National Review post Sunday night that he will not seek the highest office in the land: Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never...
  • America’s Biggest Losers: The Right’s Commentariat

    06/05/2016 9:13:35 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s looking to be a long hot summer, full of violence against Trump supporters, exposure of Clinton wrongdoing, and continued loathsome behavior by the president, academics, and the media. To its shame, at this crucial juncture many of the once-respected members of the right’s commentariat are failing their readers and proving to be America’s biggest losers. Space constraints prevent me from detailing all the wrongdoing of Hillary Clinton and her aides and allies, but here are just some turned up this week.
  • David French: I Will Vote for Donald Trump If He Is the Nominee

    06/02/2016 2:07:12 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 20 replies
    Bill Kristol’s third-party pick David French said before the Iowa caucus that he would vote for Donald Trump if Trump becomes the Republican nominee. “What do I do? I vote for Donald Trump,” National Review writer French said in an interview on the web show HuffPost Live before the Iowa caucus when asked what he would do if Trump wins the nomination. At the time, National Review was in the headlines for its “Against Trump” issue.
  • REVEALED: David French And Wife Are Longtime Paid Romney Servants; Mrs. French Wrote Mrs....

    06/01/2016 6:17:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Pat Dollar ^ | 6/01/16 | Infidel Ali
    "REVEALED: David French And Wife Are Longtime Paid Romney Servants; Mrs. French Wrote Mrs. Romney’s Memoirs" This guy is a vile fraud. He’s not running for office, he’s running strictly to make sure Hillary beats Trump. Related – FLASHBACK — David French: It’s ‘Important To Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve To Die’ Excerpted from Breitbart: Nancy French, the wife of prospective independent presidential candidate David French, served as a paid consultant to Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and ghostwrote the memoirs of Romney’s wife, Ann. David French himself has a long history of activism on behalf of Mitt Romney....
  • French Revolution: Kristol’s Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign

    06/01/2016 3:39:13 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Truncated title. Full title:French Revolution: Kristol’s Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign, Wrote Ann’s Memoirs Nancy French, the wife of prospective independent presidential candidate David French, served as a paid consultant to Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign and ghostwrote the memoirs of Romney’s wife, Ann. David French himself has a long history of activism on behalf of Mitt Romney. According to reports, Bill Kristol is aiming to get National Review staff writer and Iraq war veteran David French to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as an independent candidate. On Tuesday, Romney praised the reports of a possible...
  • Conservatives rebuff Kristol’s third-party pick

    06/01/2016 1:39:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A group of prominent conservative activists, including the writer and radio host Erick Erickson, aren’t satisfied with Bill Kristol’s suggestion of David French as a third party candidate and are still looking for another alternative to Donald Trump. The activists are working separately from Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard who favors French, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. “We’re not going to be jumping on board with what Kristol is doing,” said a person involved in the discussions. “We learned about this from the media along with everyone else.” Organizers of the self-described Conservative Against...
  • Senate Candidate Bob Maness: Trump Critics Like Bill Kristol "Old School" (Shortened)

    06/01/2016 12:01:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    “America is weaker than it’s ever been” in over fifty years, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Rob Maness, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, tells Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon.
  • Bill Kristol’s Candidate: It’s ‘Important to Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve to Die’

    06/01/2016 9:43:36 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 223 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    While Donald Trump has called on the GOP to become a “worker’s party”— a development Sen. Jeff Sessions called for two years ago, ironically, in the pages of the National Review— French has defended the idea that white working-class communities “deserve to die.” Specifically, French wrote a piece in support of Kevin D. Williamson, who had said: The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories...
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • Surrender Without a Fight?

    05/31/2016 4:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 31, 2016 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Today, there is encouraging news for Republicans. The latest NBC tracking poll shows Donald Trump closing in on Hillary Clinton: While Clinton is looking to wrap up the Democratic nomination with a strong performance in the final group of states on June 7, her advantage in a hypothetical matchup against the Republican nominee has dwindled by the week. Over the last seven days, Clinton led Trump 47 percent to 45 percent, with the Manhattan businessman drawing 2 points closer since the last weekly survey. This is mirrored in the Real Clear Politics poll average, where Clinton led by 10 points...
  • Romney Is Out - Very Out

    05/31/2016 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Rich Lowry
    I was struck by this passage in a Wall Street Journal article about Romney and Trump. Not only is Romney a “no” to a third-party bid, he doesn’t even want to criticize Trump anymore (also, note the typically crummy personal shots from Trump): Conservative stalwarts revived a push for a third-party candidate, with a keen interest in Mr. Romney. “I made it clear I’m not running,” he said. On May 11, he again criticized Mr. Trump’s failure to release his returns, calling his position “disqualifying” and implying his returns could have “hidden inappropriate associations with foreign entities, criminal organizations, or...
  • MITCH MCCONNELL: I hope Bill Kristol is 'not successful' in his efforts against Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 2:13:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday responded to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol's weekend assertion that he would put forward a strong third-party candidate to compete with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. "Well, I hope he's not successful, because that will help elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency," McConnell told Business Insider in an interview that centered on his newly released memoir, "The Long Game." "It's hard to run as an independent and be successful. You could conceivably take votes away from a right-of-center nominee and make it more likely that a liberal gets elected
  • Kristol eyes David French of NR to run indies

    05/31/2016 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Rebel2016 · 163 replies
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    haha!
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/05/30/donald-trumps-message-to-gop-after-weekend-threat-of-independent-candidate-is-harsh-but-true-346233#ixzz4ABBmTxCO
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • Bill Kristol Claiming He Has An Independent Candidate

    05/29/2016 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 29, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Per Twitter "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." -Bill Kristol Who is it, Mittens? This absolutely disgusts me. This fool is going to cost us the election because he and some bitter Cruz supporters didn't get their way. He knows it will split the vote and we won't win. A few things: 1)He wants to cause enough of a vote split where no candidate has the 270. Ok. Let's say he does that. He will literally be usurping the will of all...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Ben Sasse, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Not Running as Independent Against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2016 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 May 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) will absolutely not be an independent candidate for president in November, his team confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday morning. A high-placed source close to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has also confirmed that it will not be him running against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November. Another high-placed source, this one close to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has confirmed that the Texas senator—Trump’s last serious competitor for the GOP nomination—will also not be launching an independent bid for president in November. Sasse, an outspoken critic of GOP presidential...
  • Donald Trump To Republicans: Keep Bill Kristol Under Control

    05/30/2016 8:01:02 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2016 | by Patrick Howley
    Republican candidate Donald Trump is firing back after neoconservative operative Bill Kristol announced that he expects an independent candidate to enter the race to split the Republican vote. Kristol’s effort to get a candidate to run on his anti-Trump “Latter-Day Republicans” ticket – already condemned by the Republican National Committee – has apparently come to fruition. Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance. Trump did not take the announcement lying down. The presumptive Republican nominee slammed Kristol and implored Republicans to keep the...
  • Bill Kristol Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol announced Sunday that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race to challenge both Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump. Now, just weeks after meeting with Mitt Romney to talk about a third-party run, Kristol hinted Sunday that his plot is coming to fruition.
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler,Renegade Jew

    05/16/2016 3:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 16,2016 | David Horowitz
    Reprinted from Breitbart. While millions of Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as the party’s nominee, Bill Kristol and a small but well-heeled group of Washington insiders are preparing a third party effort to block Trump’s path to the White House. Their plan is to run a candidate who could win three states and enough votes in the electoral college to deny both parties the needed majority.
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew

    05/15/2016 10:21:23 PM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 May 2016 | David Horowitz
    While millions of Republican primary voters have chosen Donald Trump as the party’s nominee, Bill Kristol and a small but well-heeled group of Washington insiders are preparing a third party effort to block Trump’s path to the White House. Their plan is to run a candidate who could win three states and enough votes in the electoral college to deny both parties the needed majority. This would throw the election into the House of Representatives, which would then elect a candidate the Kristol group found acceptable. The fact that this would nullify the largest vote ever registered for a Republican...
  • Feldman: Never Say Never and Obama’s Waterloo

    05/15/2016 11:23:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Hillary Clinton (pending the conclusion of the criminal investigations about her emails and the Clinton Foundation which linger on) may well be the Democratic nominee. As it is perfectly clear that Trump will win the Republican nomination the #NeverTrump bleats are beginning to fade. Many have realized that their arguments are ridiculous, and are more related to the diminution of their power to affect opinion than they are to substance. This week, as well, the administration gets its failures in foreign and domestic policy off the front pages as the loony press attempts to justify his public school unisex bathroom...
  • Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump

    05/14/2016 7:23:46 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/14/2016 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia — is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House. These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources­ and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination. Those involved concede that an independent...
  • Bill Kristol: Republican Party’s ‘Unification Means Capitulation’ to Trump

    05/13/2016 4:52:14 AM PDT · by detective · 148 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 May 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC, while discussing Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, told members of the Republican Party that reunifying the party would mean “capitulation.”
  • Dr. Seuss rips Bill Kristol on Twitter

    05/12/2016 7:52:27 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 4-12-16 | DFU
  • Bill Krystol Gets 4 Invisible People To Support His Stop Trump Cause

    05/11/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    After relentlessly going after Donald Trump's candidacy and finally losing, Bill Krystol doesn't seem to have many friends who support him these days. Breit Bart has captured some sad tweets by Krystol who quoted 4 strangers who are counting on him to stop Donald Trump.
  • Bill Kristol Says Anonymous People Cheering Him On To Stop Trump

    05/11/2016 8:46:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/11/2016 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON – Neoconservative pundit Bill Kristol says he is being flooded with unsolicited support from anonymous people encouraging him to keep trying to get an independent candidate to run against Donald Trump in the general election.Weekly Standard editor Kristol is known as a Republican power broker, but since Trump’s populist primary victory Kristol has been pushing a third party that he calls “The Latter Day Republicans,” speculating that Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, or Tom Coburn could be part of an anti-Trump ticket. Kristol’s effort has apparently struck a chord with random strangers that Bill Kristol says he interacts...
  • The “Never Trump” Pouters

    05/09/2016 4:31:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 43 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 9, 2016 | David Horowitz
    The “Never Trump” Pouters        It’s understandable when Democrats slander Trump, but it’s disgraceful when Republicans echo them. May 9, 2016 David Horowitz    Reprinted from Breitbart.com. The conservatives who have declared war on the primary victor are displaying a myopia that could be deadly in November when Trump will lead Republicans against a party that has divided the country, destroyed its borders, empowered its enemies and put 93 million Americans into dependency on the state. This reckless disregard for consequences is matched only by a blindness to what has made Trump the presumptive nominee. When he entered the...
  • The ‘Never Trump’ Pouters

    05/08/2016 8:02:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 76 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 8,2016 | David Horowitz
    In opposing the clear choice of the Republican primary electorate, the “Never Trump” crowd is simply displaying their contempt for the most politically active Republican voters. This contempt was dramatically displayed during a CNN segment with Trump’s spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, and Bill Kristol, the self-appointed guru of a Third Party movement whose only result can be to split the Republican ticket and provide Hillary with her best shot at the presidency. Pierson urged Kristol to help unify the Party behind its presumptive nominee. Kristol grinned and answered her: “You want leaders to become followers.” Could there be a more arrogant...
  • Mitt Romney Takes Meeting About Third- Party Run

    05/07/2016 4:19:11 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    Newser ^ | May 7, 2016 | Michael Harthorne
    (Newser) – Mitt Romney and William Kristol met privately "over glasses of water" Thursday to discuss running a third-party candidate and the possibility that candidate might be Romney himself, the Washington Post reports. Kristol, a conservative commentator and editor of the Weekly Standard, has been a major part of the #NeverTrump movement, according to Time. “[Romney] came pretty close to being elected president, so I thought he may consider doing it, especially since he has been very forthright in explaining why Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should not be president of the United States,” Kristol tells the Post. Romney announced...
  • Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent

    05/07/2016 5:18:36 AM PDT · by detective · 84 replies
    MSN News ^ | May, 7, 2016 | Robert Costa
    Trucated title. Full title: Mitt Romney met privately with William Kristol, who is leading the effort to draft an independent candidate In spite of his insistence that he will not run, Mitt Romney is being courted this week by a leading conservative commentator to reconsider and jump into the volatile 2016 presidential race as an independent candidate. William Kristol, the longtime editor of the Weekly Standard magazine and a leading voice on the right, met privately with the 2012 nominee on Thursday afternoon to discuss the possibility of launching an independent bid, potentially with Romney as its standard-bearer. “He came...
  • Neither Clinton Nor Trump [#NeverTrump]

    05/06/2016 11:51:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2016 | William Kristol
    I have always voted for the Republican presidential candidate. From Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Ronald Reagan (twice) and George H. W. Bush (twice) and Bob Dole, from George W. Bush (twice) to John McCain and Mitt Romney—I've checked the box next to those eight names on all 11 occasions I've had the chance. About half the time, I've voted for someone else in the primary. But even in those cases I never hesitated before supporting the Republican nominee in the general election.
  • Bill Kristol Pushes Jim Mattis For Third Party Run: "Patriotic Americans" Will Look At This Choice

    04/25/2016 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 35 replies
    RCP ^ | April 24, 2016 | Tim Hains
    BILL KRISTOL: The only thing that appeals to me is what Reince Priebus just called a dumb idea, which is giving the American people a better choice than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... I think an independent candidacy is totally doable, I think it will happen. The ballot access problems are not -- STEPHANOPOULOS: -- coming up on the filing deadlines -- KRISTOL: -- oh, Texas, North Carolina. Every other state -- no other state's filing deadlines' before June 27th. You couldn't wait until the convention. You'd have to decide after Indiana, possibly after California. I think there will be...
  • Bill Kristol: I Hope a Third Party Candidate Comes Forward

    03/25/2016 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 131 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 25, 2016 | by Bill Hoffman
    Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, tells Newsmax TV he hopes a third-party candidate will emerge if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are anointed the Republican and Democratic presidential nominees. "I just don't think [Trump] has the character or temperament to be president of the United States ... [and] we're certainly not going to vote for Hillary," Kristol said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." "There are a lot of fine Republicans and conservatives in the country, some of them are retired generals, some of them are businessmen, some of them are civic leaders, some of...
  • Rule-or-Ruin Republicans

    03/22/2016 7:55:37 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/21/16 | Pat Buchanan
    “Things reveal themselves passing away,” wrote W. B. Yeats. Whatever one may think of Donald Trump, his campaign has done us a service – exposing the underbelly of a decaying establishment whose repudiation by America’s silent majority is long overdue. According to the New York Times, super PACs of Trump’s GOP rivals, including PACs of candidates who have dropped out, are raising and spending millions to destroy the probable nominee. Goals of the anti-Trump conspirators: Manipulate the rules and steal the nomination at Cleveland. Failing that, pull out all the stops and torpedo any Trump-led ticket in the fall. Then...
  • EXCLUSIVE: RNC Condemns Bill Kristol’s Anti-Trump Third Party as ‘Helping to Elect Hillary Clinton’

    03/20/2016 4:04:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 20, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    WASHINGTON--The Republican National Committee (RNC) is throwing cold water on pundit Bill Kristol's efforts to form a third party to challenge Donald Trump in the general election. Bill Kristol, son of Irving, is trying to get retired senator Tom Coburn or retired Texas governor Rick Perry to run independently if the GOP Establishment can't figure out how to broker the convention in Cleveland to deny Trump the nomination. RNC spokesman Sean Spicer told Breitbart News that "any effort to facilitate a third party ultimately is helping to elect Hillary Clinton." "The Republican Party must be united to take back the...
  • Donald and Decadence

    03/18/2016 5:21:49 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-28-2016 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    Trump is a master at sensing and exploiting decay. His showmanship impresses, his bullying intimidates, his bravado seems bracing. But while decadence may explain a demagogue's success, it is no excuse for yielding. We at The Weekly Standard are certainly not immune to its appeal. But at key moments, the votaries of freedom must be able to resist the temptations of decadence. They must gather their forces and fight. For now, that means fighting to deny a "buffoon and opportunist" who makes "idiotic and racist" comments the nomination of the Republican party. Trump has so far won about 38 percent...
  • Bill Kristol: I Would Rather See Hillary Win Than Trump

    03/15/2016 2:15:31 PM PDT · by tflabo · 153 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Donald Trump would make "a terrible nominee and a terrible president" — and The Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol said Wednesday that he would rather have Hillary Clinton in the White House than the Republican front-runner.