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Keyword: neocons

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  • Prince of Darkness Denies Own Existence (punkneo still has no visible means of support)

    02/24/2009 1:27:22 PM PST · by Liz · 35 replies · 1,845+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009; A03 | Dana Milbank
    Listening to neocon mastermind Richard Perle, there's a sense of falling down the rabbit hole. Perle was the ideological architect of the Iraq war and of the Bush doctrine of preemptive attack. But at a forum of foreign policy intellectuals, hosted by National Interest magazine, he created a fantastic world in which: 1. Perle is not a neoconservative. 2. Neoconservatives do not exist. 3. Even if neoconservatives did exist, they certainly couldn't be blamed for the disasters of the past eight years. "There is no such thing as a neoconservative foreign policy," Perle informed the gathering. So what about the...
  • A Bad Year for the Neocons (Catholics) Who is More Catholic than the Pope?

    02/17/2009 7:00:22 AM PST · by Mershon · 27 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Remnant ^ | February 17, 2009 | Brian Mershon
    A Bad Year for the Neocons Who is more Catholic than the Pope? Brian Mershon REMNANT COLUMNIST, North Carolina By all accounts, 2009 has been a challenging year for Neocon Catholics. Lamenting the spread of the Traditional Latin Mass to their own diocesan parishes since the Pope issued Summorum Pontificum July 7, 2007, the recent revelations concerning the founder of the Legion of Christ, Father Marcial Maciel, the death of Father Richard John Neuhaus, and now the dissolving of the excommunications of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), the Neocon Catholic worldview is clearly being undermined George Weigel’s recent...
  • Rudy Giuliani Explains Republican Party's Failure in 2008

    01/21/2009 4:36:24 PM PST · by Crimson Politics · 44 replies · 1,445+ views
    Crimson Politics ^ | 1/21/09 | Brian Kane
    Rudy Giuliani analyzes the reason the Republican party is losing in recent years and what it can do to enlarge it's base. Stressing the importance of big tent politics and under-emphasizing social issues. In any case, the economy is the main reason McCain lost, but other social issues have also created a bad stereotype of Republicans in general.
  • Could Obama Be A Latent Neocon?

    01/20/2009 5:39:11 PM PST · by joeclarke · 16 replies · 659+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 01/20/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    CLICK TO ENLARGEAny man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has no heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains." Winston Churchill Since Obama left the Rev. Wright and his cultic influence, I believe he has had several "come to Jesus meetings," as well as a couple of come to Bush meetings. According to Wikpedia:"Neoconservatism is a political philosophy that emerged in the United States. Its key distinction is in international affairs, where it espouses an interventionist approach that seeks to defend what neo-conservatives deem as national interests. In...
  • Neoconservatism in the Obama Age

    01/17/2009 4:41:34 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 381+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | 01.07.09 | Patrick Krey
    Neoconservatives are elated with Obama's appointments, recognizing that the new guard is very much like the old.  Some traditional conservatives were hoping that with Bush leaving office and Obama coming in, the neocons would be put out of power, but sadly, they're not going away that easily. Contrary to the public's perception of President-elect Obama as the peace candidate, he has been extremely hawkish in his appointments. The selection of Joe Biden as a running mate was a sign that the globalist and hawkish wing of the Democratic Party (where the neocons originally hailed from) was going to be strongly...
  • Viewpoint: The end of the neocons?

    01/13/2009 1:53:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 747+ views
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, 13 January 2009 17:18 GMT, | Jonathan Clarke
    Jonathan Clarke, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs looks back at the rise and fall of the neocons, who encouraged George Bush to invade Iraq.With the Bush Administration about to recede into history, a widely asked question is whether the neoconservative philosophy that underpinned its major foreign policy decisions will likewise vanish from the scene. The answer seems likely to be Yes. But the epitaph of neoconservatism has been written before - prematurely, as it turned out, in the 1980s. Having been apparently headed for extinction at the end of the Reagan Administration a...
  • Will Neo-Conservatism Die For Compassionate Conservatism’s Sins?

    01/06/2009 5:58:06 PM PST · by HokieMom · 42 replies · 803+ views
    DC Examiner ^ | January 4, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff,
    President Bush will leave office with an approval rating of under 30 percent, and the Republican Party is not faring much better. In the past two elections, it has shed more than 50 House seats and more than a dozen Senate seats. The conservative label, though, does not appear to have taken much of a beating. On Election Day 2008, exit polls showed that more voters still identify themselves as conservatives than as liberals. Conservatives can thus spare themselves the kind of re-branding liberals felt compelled to attempt earlier in the decade when they dubbed themselves “progressives.” Precisely what is...
  • Is Conservatism Dead?

    01/05/2009 5:38:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies · 1,457+ views
    The New American ^ | 2009-01-06 | Patrick Krey
    The rise of the neoconservatives within the GOP has not only discredited the Grand Old Party but tarnished the image of conservatism. The Republican party suffered an overwhelming electoral defeat this past November. The establishment media were all too quick to proclaim that conservatism is dead and we're now at the dawn of a liberal age. Peter Beinart, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), wrote in Time magazine that we are facing the dawn of a "new liberal order." In making this proclamation, Beinart overlooks the fact that the public was not voting...
  • Who are the RINO Republicans in The RNC, Elected and appointed Officials ,and THE Media,?

    11/28/2008 6:54:09 AM PST · by philly-d-kidder · 38 replies · 684+ views
    My Cerebellum | Black Friday! | Philly-d-Kidder
    I have Been seeing so much Post Mortem on the Decline of the Republican Party. Our POST ELECTION First Task was to Identify the ROOT PROBLEM...we agree that it was the RINO Philosophy. Next Since we will have to go out and replace these RINOS with people of true Conservative Principles . Now It is time to identify those RINO's who are Elected to Office be it Federal, State, County and City elected Officials. Appointed, Judicial, The RINO's in Media,Radio Talkers TV, Cable, Print, and Blogs... We need to Identify the RINO talking heads who POP up everywhere when a...
  • The Death of Neoconservatism by David Donadio |

    11/26/2008 6:07:33 AM PST · by Publius804 · 24 replies · 761+ views ^ | November 20, 2008 | David Donadio |
    The Death of Neoconservatism by David Donadio November 20, 2008 American presidential elections are often best read as verdicts on the administrations that precede them, and in that light, Barack Obama’s victory on November 5 marks the long-overdue death of neoconservatism. I doubt the Democrats are going to build an everlasting majority with disaffected conservative realists, or even hang on to those realists forever – let’s wait a few months until the showroom shine fades from Obama’s administration, or just a few minutes if it turns out the Clintons really are going to enjoy a third term over at the...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: What Went Wrong? Well, it wasn’t conservatism.

    11/21/2008 11:27:36 AM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 1,559+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2008 | Victor Davis Hanson
    November 21, 2008, 1:00 a.m. What Went Wrong?Well, it wasn’t conservatism. By Victor Davis Hanson Conservatives have already in the three weeks after the election come up with three competing explanations — and remedies — for their congressional defeats and the victory of the relatively unknown Barack Obama. Post-election voting patterns and statistical data can be interpreted in various ways to support any of the following three exegeses, which I understand as being roughly the following: It was a sort of fluke. Party faithful will shrug that almost everything conspired this year against the conservative brand: two wars; the...
  • 70 days

    11/10/2008 12:21:03 PM PST · by Lukasz · 18 replies · 307+ views
    I am writing to you from abroad. I have decided to blog for the Americans, because I see now an imminent danger hanging over America - and the rest of the world as well, because the United States is now by far the strongest Power in the world. In 1933 a man called Adolf Hitler had seized power in Germany. He had promised “The Change”. He lived up to his promise - very easily in fact even thou the German bureaucracy, formed in the Era of the Empire, was unwilling to cooperate. He managed to do this because he jumped...
  • Conservatism Can Be Revived: Unmasking Neocons Just a Beginning

    09/30/2008 1:01:16 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 37 replies · 841+ views ^ | Sept. 25, 2008 | Joseph Baldacchino
    Conservatism Can Be Revived: Unmasking Neocons Just a Beginning By Joseph Baldacchino Despite the apparent momentum of the Republican Party in the presidential race, it is clear that the party is tottering on the edge of intellectual and moral bankruptcy. Americans by overwhelming margins have had their fill of the George W. Bush Administration, and they have little faith in the GOP's nominee to succeed Bush. It is only because the Democrats have put forth a candidate who raises even more serious doubts that the Republicans may be able to avert electoral disaster. Americans are tired of the Administration’s policy...
  • The neocons' Palin project

    09/15/2008 9:50:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 57 replies · 523+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The neocons' Palin project Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators Syndicate, Inc. Monday, September 15, 2008 Will the neocons who tutored President Bush in the ideology he pursued to the ruin of his presidency do the same for GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin? Should they succeed, they will destroy her. Yet, they are moving even now to capture this princess of the right and hope of the party. In St. Paul, Palin was told to cancel a meeting with Phyllis Schlafly and pro-life conservatives. McCain's operatives said Palin had to rest for her Wednesday convention speech. Yet, on Tuesday, Palin was...
  • Neoconservatives plan Project Sarah Palin to shape future American foreign policy

    09/13/2008 6:24:37 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 31 replies · 150+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2008 | Tim Shipman
    Neoconservatives whose influence had been waning in Washington have hitched their colours to rising star Sarah Palin in a bid to shape US foreign policy for another decade. Comments by the governor of Alaska in her first television interview, in which she said Nato may have to go to war with Russia and took a tough line on Iran's nuclear programme, were the result of two weeks of briefings by neoconservatives. Sources in the McCain camp, the Republican Party and Washington think tanks say Mrs Palin was identified as a potential future leader of the neoconservative cause in June 2007....
  • Chris Matthews: Palin Is Being Indoctrinated Into Neoconservatism

    09/12/2008 2:34:12 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 48 replies · 264+ views
    Political Hub ^ | September 12, 2008 | Political Hub
    Naming Palin's pro-Israel views and twisting her comments on a "war" with Russia, MSNBC's Chris Matthews accuses the McCain campaign of "indoctrinating" her into a neoconservative. Matthews makes his claims while interviewing Former Alaska Gov. and Palin opponent Tony Knowles. "Do you think she's being submitted to [an] indoctrination program, she talked last night with Charlie Gibson like a real full-blown neoconservative." "Where do you think she is getting this from? Is she getting this from Randy Scheunemann, the neoconservative lobbyist or former lobbyist for the government of Georgia." "Is she willing to simply repeat, recite, parrot if you will...
  • Walter Sobchak, Neocon

    09/12/2008 10:04:47 AM PDT · by 10Ring · 4 replies · 196+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 11, 2008 | David Haglund
    -- snip -- Watching The Big Lebowski in 2008, it becomes clear that appreciating Walter is essential to understanding what the Coen brothers are up to in this movie, which is slyer, more political, and more prescient than many of its fans have recognized. Perhaps that's because Walter, with his bellowing, Old Testament righteousness and his deeply entrenched militarism, is an American type that barely registered on the pop-culture landscape 10 years ago. He's a neocon -- snip -- Is this eerie foreshadowing of the second Iraq war coincidental? Not entirely. The Coen brothers created a character with traits...
  • The Neocons vs. The Realists

    09/09/2008 6:49:32 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 131+ views
    National Interest ^ | 09.03.2008 | Joshua Muravchik and Stephen M. Walt
    A must-read debate about our foreign-policy future. Does realism offer the best solutions to today’s threats? Or will neoconservatism be responsible for our policy triumphs? The choice is clear after eight years of failed Bush policies, says Walt, but Muravchik thinks the House of Kristol may well be vindicated. The Future is Neocon Joshua Muravchik TO COMPARE the records of realism and neoconservatism we must first define our terms. Realism consists of two mutually contradictory propositions. One holds that states are bound to behave according to their innate interests. Thus, Hans Morgenthau argued that politics is “governed by objective laws”...
  • In Washington: Will America pay the price if Israel hits Iran? [Meet the Jewish Pat Buchanan]

    08/25/2008 4:30:08 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 261+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2008 | MJ "Moonbat Joker" Rosenberg
    Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic writer is worried about Iran and Israel. His worry is not the usual one. Although Goldberg is an American Jew so committed to Israel that he served in the IDF, he is worried about what an Israeli attack on Iran would mean for America, specifically for American Jews. "The problem is simple: Muslim extremists often conflate Israel and the Diaspora. They do this for two reasons: One, they are anti-Semites, and so tend to see all Jews, and not merely 'Zionists,' as their enemies; the second is a practical one - it is easy to strike...
  • "South Ossetia, payback for Kosovo"

    08/11/2008 10:29:32 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 71 replies · 834+ views
    B92 ^ | 8/10/08 | Beta
    WARSAW -- Polish analysts and a part of the political scene are linking the South Ossetia crisis to that in Kosovo, Beta says. The current armed conflict in the breakaway Georgian region is seen as the Russian answer to the western recognition of Kosovo Albanians' unilateral declaration of independence, the Polish media are saying. "This is the Russian answer to the recognition of Kosovo. That recognition was in fact a gift to Russia," Polish People's Party European MP Janusz Wojciechowski told TVN24. Wojciechowski, whose party is a partner in Donald Tusk's cabinet, warned that the case of Kosovo, where a...