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  • Conservatives for Clinton? There's no such animal; neocons show their true colors

    05/31/2016 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    nj.com ^ | May 31, 2016 at 9:27 AM | Paul Mulshine
    For some years now I have been endeavoring to instruct my readers on the difference between conservatives and "neo" conservatives. (If you remain confused please read this simple description.)I have Donald Trump to thank for making that distinction quite clear. The emergence of Trump as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party has sent the neocons into a frenzy. Meanwhile we genuine conservatives consider him a huge improvement over the prior Republican presidential nominee.
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 49 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:
  • 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 Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 140 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.
  • Analysis: Some conservatives are still plotting to stop Donald Trump at the GOP convention

    05/18/2016 5:48:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 143 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe & David Wiegal
    <p>The top ranks of the Republican Party may be coalescing around Donald Trump, but grass-roots conservative activists are still trying to find a way to stop him at the party's convention in July.</p> <p>Angered by Trump's shifting views on taxes, the minimum wage, national security and how little he discusses social issues, conservatives across the country are studying the party rule book for last-ditch moves they could make when the convention begins in Cleveland.</p>
  • #NeverTrump Neocons Are Split — for Hillary, 3rd Party [time to put these mopes on notice]

    05/09/2016 4:25:35 PM PDT · by catnipman · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/9/2016 | William F. Jasper
    The #NeverTrump naysayers of the Republican Party establishment and the Neoconservative commentariat are imploding — in several directions. ...
  • The Next Act of the Neocons

    04/30/2016 4:14:14 PM PDT · by euram · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | JACOB HEILBRUNN
    Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent presidential campaign, in a bid to return to the driver’s seat of American foreign policy.
  • To Defeat Trump: Let History Repeat Itself [Tank 2016]

    03/26/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | March 26, 2016 | Avy Snyder
    The idea of a President Donald J. Trump was once so facially absurd that it was little more than a punchline in an episode of The Simpsons. Now, as some of us struggle to make sense of a world in which this casino-magnate-turned-reality-TV-star could very well lead the party of Lincoln, many are casting about looking for a historical analogue to the phenomenon that is Trump.
  • Matthews: With Rubio Out, Jewish Neo-Cons Will Support Hillary Over Cruz

    03/15/2016 7:17:28 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to understanding Jewish neo-cons, Chris Matthews doesn't know a bagel from a hole in the ground . . . Speaking on MSNBC after Marco Rubio announced the suspension of his campaign, Matthews claimed that neo-cons like Charles Krauthammer, Bill Kristol and John Podhoretz will find Ted Cruz unacceptable and will instead support Hillary Clinton. Let's put it this way: the day any of the above-named neo-cons endorses Hillary Clinton, I will gladly send Matthews 10 lbs. of the finest lox and throw in a tub of first-class gefilte fish. Feh on your flawed prediction, Chris. Has Matthews...
  • Unbound Delegates Could Hold Key to Stopping Trump at Convention

    03/08/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/08/2016 | By Toby Harnden
    The ultimate result of the 2016 presidential election could yet rest on the likes of Erling “Curly” Haugland, 69, a businessman from Bismarck, North Dakota, who will be one of the 2,472 delegates to the Republican party convention in July. And he isn’t saying what he’ll do. “I wouldn’t know until the day of the first ballot [at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio] because a lot can happen between now and then,” he said. With the Republican party in uproar over the runaway primary lead of billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, the role of convention delegates could be crucial in...
  • THE OLIGARCHS' SUPER-PAC ANTI-TRUMP SAVAGERY

    03/07/2016 6:00:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 159 replies
    WND ^ | 3-7-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! “Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin,” says Eliot Cohen of the Bush II State Department. According to Politico’s Michael Crowley, Cohen helped line up neocons to sign the “Dump-Trump” manifesto. snip Our Principles PAC, backed by Nebraska’s billionaire Ricketts family, has poured millions into trashing Trump. American Future Fund is dumping $1.75 million in Florida this week; Club...
  • Neoconservatives Declare War on Donald J. Trump

    02/29/2016 2:41:44 PM PST · by drewh · 131 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb. 29 2016, 12:08 p.m. | Zaid Jilani
    Donald Trump’s runaway success in the GOP primaries so far is setting off alarm bells among neoconservatives who are worried he will not pursue the same bellicose foreign policy that has dominated Republican thinking for decades. Neoconservative historian Robert Kagan — one of the prime intellectual backers of the Iraq War and an advocate for Syrian intervention — announced in the Washington Post last week that if Trump secures the nomination, “the only choice will be to vote for Hillary Clinton.” Max Boot, an unrepentant supporter of the Iraq War, wrote in the Weekly Standard that a “Trump presidency would...
  • Robert Kagan's Premature and Wrongheaded Decision to Endorse Clinton (Robert Kagan who?)

    02/27/2016 5:35:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 27, 2016 | Ron Radosh
    Writing in The Washington Post, foreign policy analyst Robert Kagan announced that he is through with the Republican Party. He has washed his hands of them. They got what they deserve, because they have created a "Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by the party, fed by the party and now made strong enough to destroy its maker." As a "former Republican" he is throwing his support to Hillary Clinton for both the Democratic nomination and then the presidency. His column is undoubtedly making waves inside the Beltway.For many years Kagan was a staple in the broad neo-conservative community. He was...
  • Y is for Yahoo [2006]

    02/26/2016 7:10:31 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 10, 2006 | William Kristol
    HE HOUSE CAUCUS TO RETURN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO MINORITY STATUS--also known as the House Immigration Reform Caucus--held a press conference Thursday. The GOP solons were upset. The Senate Judiciary Committee had not followed the lead of the House in adopting an "enforcement only" immigration bill. The committee had reported out a sensible and comprehensive immigration bill that includes border security measures, a guest worker program, and, for illegal immigrants already here, a path towards earned legalization and citizenship. California representative Dana Rohrabacher decried the Senate's guest worker proposal as "the foul odor that's coming out of the United States...
  • Obama's foreign policy incompetence encouraging Putin to go to war with Turkey

    02/13/2016 7:35:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I remember a lot of people speculating about what would have happened in the world if Jimmy Carter had been elected to a second term. Many believed that the Soviets would have taken advantage of Carter's weakness and confusion to confront NATO, believing that the U.S. would be paralyzed into inaction. Something similar could happen today, according to some analysts. Vladimir Putin's saber-rattling at Turkey could become more than bluster if the Russian strongman doesn't think that the U.S. and NATO would go to war if Moscow attacked Turkey. The Russians are beginning military exercises in the region immediately adjacent...
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • Ted Cruz's Closest Counselors Are Neocons

    01/31/2016 5:26:31 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 84 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 October 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    There's a lot about Ted Cruz that should worry constitutionalists considering voting for the senator in the presidential election of 2016.Recently, Infogram published brief but illuminating biographies of several of Cruz's key foreign policy advisors. The information disclosed in these revelations could trouble many constitutionalists otherwise keen on the senator and who rely on him to restore the rule of law to the White House.The first person highlighted in the article is the chairman of Cruz's foreign policy team, Chad Sweet.Sweet's professional and political background betrays Cruz's claims of being someone who promises "not to continue going in the same...
  • All Good & Well to B--ch about Outsourced Jobs, but Don't Shop at Wal-Mart

    01/22/2016 10:09:16 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 56 replies
    Freep | 1/22/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    When China attacks, maybe Wal-Mart employees can go on unemployment in the City of San Pedro, home of the Port of Los Angeles.
  • CRUZ WHY IS YOUR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISOR A CFR MEMBER?

    01/05/2016 10:58:48 AM PST · by jpsb · 215 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | jan 5, 2016 | Dianne Marshall
    We've all heard him say it at least once. Ted Cruz calls the Council on Foreign Relations a "Pernicious Nest of Snakes". He has excused his wife Heidi from her FIVE YEARS of serving on the Council on Foreign Relations as a Junior stint, joining after the Bush years to only try to put a conservative viewpoint into that pernicious nest! Well, Ted, why didn't she quit when she realized her assigned project wasn't going to be a conservative constitution based one? Why did she stay and help to create the manual to destroy America's structure from within to achieve...
  • Bill Kristol: Donald Trump Mystique Would Disappear With Iowa Loss

    12/26/2015 11:16:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 97 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/26/15 | BEN BELL
    This week we asked ABC News contributor and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol five questions about Donald Trump, the GOP's current frontrunner for the nomination for president, and the broader 2016 race for the White House. Kristol will appear on the "This Week" roundtable Sunday. 1] You sent a tweet suggesting a new party would have to be started if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. Were you serious? Would you leave the Republican party if he does win the nomination? KRISTOL: I was semi-serious. I don't think Trump will be the nominee, so I don't expect it to be...
  • Three Distinct Parallels Between Ronald Reagan and Ted Cruz

    12/25/2015 1:24:55 PM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    Soshable ^ | December 25, 2015 | JD Rucker
    Ever since 1988, Republican candidates for all offices, particularly those running for President, have tried to channel Ronald Reagan. The conservative icon is the shining example of how a proper right-wing perspective has the power to make the country prosper domestically and make it respected around the world. In three decades, no candidate has come as close to truly picking up the Reagan mantle and bringing his ideals back to the White House than Ted Cruz. As The Atlantic points out, the sentiment from voters is very similar to what was happening in 1979 and 1980. The Judeo-Christian right had...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Attack the 'Neocons'

    12/17/2015 8:00:14 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
    Hillary Clinton has no record to run on. Family income is lower and the world is more dangerous. Donald Trump nailed it when he told Chris Wallace, "Hillary calls me 'dangerous'? She's killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity." Trump was referring to the Obama administration's campaign to overthrow Arab dictators like Libya's Qaddafi and Egypt's Mubarak, which contributed to the chaos in the Middle East after the so-called "Arab Spring." Marco Rubio can't attack Hillary's disastrous foreign policy record because--as Ted Cruz observes--Rubio supported all the same stupid policies. Picture a Cruz-Clinton presidential debate: Cruz denounces Hillary's...
  • Ted Cruz’s cynical appeal

    10/13/2015 8:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The irony of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is that he claims to be the champion of outsiders, yet he is as conventional a politician as you will find. For starters, he’s got two Ivy League degrees and worked outside government (Senate, Texas solicitor general, Bush 43 staffer, court clerk) for a fraction of his adult life (less than 30 percent or five of 18 years). He is as much a cause of partisan gridlock and dysfunction as anyone, taking joy in riling up the base and blaming liberal elites, fanning the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment (both his own determination to...
  • My gracious: What has happened to our politics?

    09/27/2015 8:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | September 27, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Between Pope Francis’s visit and House Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement that he would step down next month we got quite a lesson last week in grace and gracelessness. The pope brought humility and genuine concern for the poor to Congress. The punditocracy soon reduced it to another round of partisan one-upmanship. (He talked about the environment, so take that, conservatives! Ha — he mentioned the family, so stick that in your pipe, liberals!) Clearly these people missed the point — and did not have the self-restraint to keep their obsessive partisanship to themselves. Boehner (R-Ohio) left office in an...
  • Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers

    09/17/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    CPJ ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    New York, September 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today which, according to a copy viewed by CPJ, bans at least 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year. The journalists and bloggers were among 388 people named as representing an "actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," according to news reports. "We are dismayed by President Poroshenko's actions, including a ban on dozens of international media covering Ukraine," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "While the...
  • 'Neocons' re-emerge amid US election race

    08/14/2015 1:29:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | August 14, 2015 | Andrew Beatty
    Once thought dead and buried on the battlefields of Iraq, a muscular and militaristic "neoconservative" approach to US foreign policy is making a comeback. For most of the last decade, the "neocons" -- personified by former vice president Dick Cheney and ex-Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld -- have been out of office and out of fashion. But the 2016 presidential race has seen Republican candidates embrace ideas and advisors once ostracized for the catastrophes and hubris of George W. Bush's "preemptive war" in Iraq. During last week's Republican presidential debates, 17 candidates tripped over themselves to declare President Barack Obama weak...
  • Jesse Ventura backs Bernie Sanders for president

    07/16/2015 10:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio's Capitol View ^ | July 16, 2015 | Tom Scheck
    Former Gov. Jesse Ventura says he’s backing Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for president. In a blog post on his independent media site, Ventura praised Sanders for challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination. “I think what Bernie Sanders is doing is extremely healthy,” Ventura wrote. “I love the idea of somebody throwing a fly in the ointment.” This isn’t the first time Ventura backed a presidential candidate looking to shake up the system. In 2008 and 2012, Ventura backed Republican Ron Paul for president. In 2004, Ventura backed Democrat John Kerry against Republican President George W. Bush....
  • Putin and the Neoconservatives

    05/24/2015 7:05:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Putin and the Neoconservatives By William Pfaff Comment by Julio Severo: This article was kindly sent and recommended to me by a Pentecostal minister in the U.S. Its author, William Pfaff, said, “The resemblance of President Putin’s ambitions for his Russia to those of the neoconservatives in the contemporary United States bear a striking formal resemblance in the wish of both to recall a romanticized past.” For pro-family Christians, the important point is whether a president supports a pro-family agenda or anti-family agenda. We supported George W. Bush because of his generally pro-life stances, even though his neocon decision...
  • Strauss Guides Sox From Grave

    10/27/2005 10:33:27 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 518+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 27, 2005
    The conservative Chicago theoretician was the source of Ozzie Guillen's baseball philosophy.
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • "The Real Leo Strauss" - The Wacky Left and the Fiction of Neo-Con-ism

    01/29/2009 1:45:36 PM PST · by Tublecane · 5 replies · 310+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 29, 2009 | Jenny Strauss Clay
    The Real Leo Strauss By JENNY STRAUSS CLAY Published: June 7, 2003 Recent news articles have portrayed my father, Leo Strauss, as the mastermind behind the neoconservative ideologues who control United States foreign policy. He reaches out from his 30-year-old grave, we are told, to direct a ''cabal'' (a word with distinct anti-Semitic overtones) of Bush administration figures hoping to subject the American people to rule by a ruthless elite. I do not recognize the Leo Strauss presented in these articles. My father was not a politician. He taught political theory, primarily at the University of Chicago. He was a...
  • Rand Paul Bashes Neocons and Compares GOP Opposition to Jimmy Carter

    04/07/2015 10:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Emma Roller
    Watching the ads that run during Hannity, it's not a great mystery to figure out who the show's target audience is: retirement savings plans, arthritis cream, and of course, Cialis. But speaking to Sean Hannity on Tuesday night—in an interview taped just after he announced his presidential run—Sen. Rand Paul made his pitch to expand the Republican party beyond the largely older, white party base. Hannity successfully pushed Paul to nail down his positions on topics from Iran ("we should not trust them with a nuclear weapon ever") to vaccines ("the benefits are a million to one, you should vaccinate...
  • Matthews MELTS DOWN Over ‘G** D***’ Attack Ads, ‘Salutes’ Rand For Fighting Neocons

    04/07/2015 6:56:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 7, 2015 | Al Weaver
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Reacting to Sen. Rand Paul’s 2016 announcement Tuesday, Chris Matthews saluted Paul for his opposition to neocons and their “piggish money” as they attack him over his foreign policy chops. Appearing with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, a visibly-agitated Matthews railed against the GOP’s “rotten crowd” of hawks, while going after MSNBC themselves for giving free airtime to such an ad. MATTHEWS: I think [Paul] laid down the fight here. He said the line is ‘I’m not for nation-building overseas, I’m going to build bridges here at home, not over there. It is a direct charge against the neocons and the...
  • On the Red Carpet, Lena Dunham Trashes 'Deranged Neocons' Who Criticize Her Online

    01/12/2015 7:28:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 11, 2015 | Tim Graham
    You don’t usually here denunciations of “deranged neocons” on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but HBO star Lena Dunham uncorked this attack on her Twitter enemies to Ryan Seacrest on the E! Network. Seacrest noted that her show “Girls” began its fourth season on Sunday night, and he asked if she would be checking for online reaction:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)LENA DUNHAM: I deleted Twitter because I tried to create a safer space for me emotionally. RYAN SEACREST: Explain. DUNHAM: People threaten my life and tell me what I cow I am, so I decided....I check it occasionally but it’s not the...
  • So-Called WashPost 'Conservative' Blogger Shreds Ted Cruz as 'Justifiably Hated By His Peers'

    12/15/2014 9:47:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 15, 2014 | Tim Graham
    The most dishonest advertising in The Washington Post isn’t selling soap or shoes or automobiles. It doesn’t come phonier than this: “Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.” Rubin spent 2012 insisting that every conservative presidential contender was unelectable except Mitt Romney, who was neither conservative nor electable, as it turned out. Rubin’s still at it, as in her latest screed from Sunday, headlined “Senate passes spending, GOP still despises Ted Cruz: The cromnibus passes despite Ted Cruz's ego trip.” Which part of the GOP? The wing of the party...
  • The Tragedy of Replacing God with Unchecked Democracy

    12/08/2014 1:31:31 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American Thinkerby Enza Ferreri I'm not sure how conservative Americans will view the recently-published book Democracy as a Neocon Trick (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) by Alexander Boot. It’s a very unusual work, in that, whereas critics of America are generally on the Left end of the political spectrum and those on the Right tend to unquestionably defend the “land of the free”, this is a criticism of the US from a non-Leftist viewpoint, indeed from a traditional, conservative, Christian, pre-Enlightenment viewpoint. I don’t agree with everything the author says about America, but he’s such a brilliant philosopher...
  • Republican victory gives neocons, war hawks bully pulpit

    11/07/2014 10:56:46 AM PST · by juliosevero · 12 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Republican victory gives neocons, war hawks bully pulpit GOP eyes expanded aid to Syria’s Islamic rebels, increased pressure on Russia over Ukraine By Julio Severo The Washington Times says as the GOP takeover of the Senate provides neocons and war hawks with their bully pulpit, there will be increasing pressure for the White House to send heavy weapons to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine and sophisticated arms to Islamic opposition rebels in Syria. John McCain and Islamic Syrian terrorists Increasing aid to Syria’s Islamic rebels is likely to be among the first Republican priorities, John McCain...
  • Beware of False Conservatives! Neocons and Their Leftist Mistreatment of Christians

    10/29/2014 1:30:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Beware of False Conservatives! Neocons and Their Leftist Mistreatment of Christians By Julio Severo I received a report yesterday from Peter LaBarbera, one of the major Christian voices against the gay agenda in America, that he was detained by customs agents when he entered Canada. They did an intense search of his phone, laptop and belongings. No, no. LaBarbera is not an Islamic terrorist. According to the Gaystapo and the politically-correct mob, he is worse: he is “homophobic” — a vague term that can be loosely interpreted to refer to criminals or merely Christians quoting Bible verses condemning homosexual...
  • The Neocons Return

    10/23/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 6, 2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The neocons are back. That is, at least in Marco Rubio’s world. The Florida senator and potential 2016 presidential candidate has, since his election in 2010, regularly consulted with and sought the advice of top neoconservative writers and policymakers, several of whom served in the administration of George W. Bush. His loose circle of advisers includes former national-security adviser Stephen Hadley, former deputy national-security adviser Elliott Abrams, Brookings Institution scholar and former Reagan-administration aide Robert Kagan, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, and former Missouri senator Jim Talent. To this group, beating back the rising tide of non-interventionism in the Republican...
  • Why Are the Bushies Attacking Ted Cruz?

    10/07/2014 2:27:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/07/2014 | Spengler
    The Republican Party has played Marley’s Ghost for the past half-dozen years, dragging behind it the sins of the foreign-policy utopians who persuaded George W. Bush to bet the farm on nation-building in the Middle East. Bush’s 2004 Second Inaugural, written with the help of the Weekly Standard‘s Bill Kristol and the Washington Post‘s Charles Krauthammer, was the high-water mark of foreign-policy overreach and the cusp of Republican fortunes. By the 2006 congressional elections, the electorate had had enough, and the public’s disgust with the pointless sacrifice of blood and treasure helped propel the junior senator from Illinois into the...
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • On ISIS, neocons and liberal hawks have a 'boy who cried wolf' problem

    09/07/2014 7:43:53 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | Sep 3 2014 | James Antle III
    If you're wondering why America's political leaders seem so hesitant to devise a response to the frightening rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, let me tell you a story. It's about the neocons and liberal hawks who cried wolf. Once upon a time, some foreign-policy hands warned that unless the United States invaded Iraq, Islamic radicals — the kind who murdered thousands of Americans on 9/11 — would obtain weapons of mass destruction. During the hunt for Osama bin Laden, they warned against losing sight of the danger of a possibly nuclear-armed Iraq. "[T]he larger campaign must...
  • Globalist War Hawks See Opportunity in the Islamic State

    09/04/2014 4:12:55 PM PDT · by Noremac · 18 replies
    Blasted Fools ^ | September 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    >Hawks...or Vultures?I just read a piece posted on Drudge, from the Washington Post, in which the writers, Sebastian Payne and Robert Costa, take note of what they observe as a shift in the GOP, away from the trend of non-interventionism, back towards 'hawkism', i.e, the NeoCon perspective and focus. I don't doubt the numbers, I only question the perhaps over broad application of the context of this shift. The writers make particular note of Rand Paul, Libertarian leaning Senator from Kentucky and potential contestant in the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination race: “Even Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a leader of the...
  • Hunting Separatists in Eastern Ukraine: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 56)

    07/16/2014 9:51:57 PM PDT · by wetphoenix
    Vice News via Youtu.Be ^ | July 17, 2014
    Although Pro-Russia separatists have been largely driven out of Donetsk and Luhansk, they still control significant parts of eastern Ukraine. In this dispatch, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky goes hunting for separatists with Oleh Lyashko, a Ukrainian politician who placed third in the most recent presidential election. Ostrovsky embeds with Lyashko's personal security forces as they successfully track down Viktor Rybalko, a pro-Russia separatist who organized the referendum in Luhansk calling for independence and allegiance with Russia. What Lyashko does is technically illegal, but he believes that the police are not doing their job and has taken it upon himself...
  • STFU, They Said (Iraq and the Neocons)

    06/20/2014 5:38:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Those who opposed the Iraq war should understand that telling people to shut up isn’t exactly conducive to a healthy debate. There’s a lot of sanctimonious griping these days aimed at neoconservatives who are pontificating about Iraq on cable television and other venues. At the Atlantic, James Fallows captures the mood by declaring that Iraq War boosters “might have the decency to shut the hell up on this particular topic for a while.” Certainly commentators have every right to point out that Dick Cheney – whose Wall Street Journal op-ed with Liz Cheney on Iraq states “Rarely has a U.S....
  • Libertarians Versus Conservatives

    06/11/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 206 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | John Stossel
    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives respond to that by calling us isolationists, but we're not. I want to participate in the world; I just don't want to run it. I'm glad Americans trade with other countries -- trade both goods and people. It's great we sell foreigners our music, movies, ideas, etc. And through dealing...
  • Pro-Russian Civilians Killed in Mariupol (Ukraine)

    05/09/2014 4:23:17 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 26 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 05/09/2014 | Video
    ***WARNING GRAPHIC VIOLENCE*** Ignore propaganda from both sides. Watch video at link and make up your own opinion. Two more videos from different angles at bottom of post.
  • CIA, FBI agents 'advising Ukraine government': report

    05/04/2014 8:23:27 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 31 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2014 | AFP
    Berlin (AFP) - Dozens of specialists from the US Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation are advising the Ukrainian government, a German newspaper reported Sunday. Citing unnamed German security sources, Bild am Sonntag said the CIA and FBI agents were helping Kiev end the rebellion in the east of Ukraine and set up a functioning security structure.
  • The Sarah Palin Primary

    04/29/2014 10:14:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 30, 2014 | W. James Antle III, Editor, The Daily Caller News Foundation
    In 2010, Sarah Palin endorsed Rand Paul for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Most other reliable Republican hawks — Dick Cheney, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Santorum — endorsed his primary opponent. Three years later, when Chris Christie criticized Paul’s stand on warrantless surveillance, Palin endorsed him again. “I’m on Team Rand,” she said. “Rand Paul understands, he gets the whole notion of ‘Don’t tread on me, government,’ whereas Chris Christie is for big government and, you know, trying to go along to get along in so many respects.” In a North Carolina congressional primary, however, Sarah Palin is on the side of...
  • Immigration, America’s Advantage

    04/25/2014 1:41:24 PM PDT · by Monmouth78 · 37 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 25, 2014 | Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven
    We know that we’re not going to deport all of these people. Why we’re waiting so long to make these de facto citizens legal makes no political sense.