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  • Iraq then and now: Bush was right and Obama was wrong

    03/20/2017 4:56:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 20, 2017 | Silvio Canto
    This is the 13th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II. What if President George W. Bush had not invaded Iraq? I suggest this scenario: 1. Saddam Hussein would have become a bigger threat to the region. He had clearly come to the conclusion that the West would not stop him and was acting as such. 2. Iraq would have continued shooting at U.S. and UK planes enforcing UN resolutions. How many times do you allow someone to fire missiles at your aircraft? 3. What about Israel? We do know today that Iraq won't be attacking Israel or...
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Eight NEOCONS Who Are Out To Get Trump-Hit List–Flynn Down–Bannon And Conway Targeted For Removal

    02/20/2017 5:15:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    If you look up neocon at merriam-webster.com, you are sent to the definition of neoconservative: 1: a former liberal espousing political conservatism 2: a conservative who advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and U.S. national interest in international affairs including through military means. Now, that we know what “neocon” means, lets list eight neocons who are out to get President Donald Trump by taking his Team down. The article I am reading today, which is from the DURAN, one of my favorite publications, states that these eight people took Flynn down. However, I did a story yesterday by an Ex-CIA...
  • "Consistent," "Constitutionalist" Conservative Bill Kristol: I'd Rather Have the [tr]

    02/15/2017 4:43:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | Fenruary 14, 2017 | Ace
    It's time for this loathsome toad to go away. Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.
  • White House says it's investigating leaks

    02/14/2017 3:22:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jordan Fabian
    White House says it's investigating leaks By Jordan Fabian - 02/09/17 04:49 PM EST The White House says it is investigating leaks about President Trump's calls with foreign leaders. “We’re looking into the situation, yes, and it’s very concerning,” press secretary Sean Spicer said when asked about the leaks. “Some of them are done in a way that the release of that information is clearly a breach of a lot of protocols and laws.” Spicer did not reveal any further information about the nature of the investigation. The spokesman said Trump is personally troubled that the details of his talks...
  • Trump Vetoes Neocon for State Department Post

    02/12/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 46 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Edmund Kozak
    President Donald Trump has squashed Eliot Abrams’ hopes of being picked for a crucial State Department post. Abrams had emerged as a possible contender for Deputy Secretary of State, it was reported on Monday, and even met with Trump to discuss the position, according to Politico. Trump, however, reportedly vetoed Abrams’ appointment after learning Abrams had been a vocal critic during the campaign. Abrams, a Republican Establishment neoconservative, was incredibly hostile toward Trump’s campaign and its America first message. “This was Donald Trump’s thin skin and nothing else,” a Republican source reportedly told Politico. But it’s not difficult to see...
  • Senators move to limit Trump on Russia sanctions

    02/08/2017 12:30:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/8/17 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan group of senators is moving to check President Trump on Russia by bolstering congressional oversight before he can lift sanctions. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Wednesday setting up a period of congressional oversight before Trump could roll back financial penalties. The legislation, known as the Russia Sanctions Review Act, would require Trump to notify Congress before he lifts sanctions tied to the invasion of Ukraine or Russia's meddling in the White House race. “To provide relief at this time would send...
  • Koch political network to spend $300M to $400M over 2 years

    01/28/2017 10:03:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2017 | Steve Peoples, Associated Press
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of Donald Trump's presidency.Network officials disclosed their rough spending plans Saturday as donors gathered at a luxury hotel in the California desert. The investment, backed by the organization's extensive nationwide network, positions the billionaire industrialist family to play a major role in the debate over several Trump priorities — even those they oppose.
  • The Neocon’s declaration of war against Trump

    01/12/2017 12:32:15 AM PST · by rx · 21 replies
    The Saker ^ | 1/11/17 | The Saker Staff
    1. The document [that Buzzfeed released] has no letterhead, no identification, no date, no nothing. For many good technical and even legal reasons, sensitive intelligence documents are created with plenty of tracking and identification information. For example, such a document would typically have a reference to the unit which produced it or an number-letter combination indicating the reliability of the source and of the information it contains. 2. The classification CONFIDENTIAL/SENSITIVE SOURCE is a joke. If this was a true document its level of classification would be much, much higher than “confidential” and since most intelligence documents come from sensitive...
  • MARK LEVIN: Rubio educates Tillerson

    01/11/2017 3:07:53 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin Verified account ‏@marklevinshow Rubio educates Tillerson Gloves OFF: Rubio takes Putin-squish Tillerson to the WOODSHED "It should not be hard to say V'Ladimir Putin's army has comitted war crimes in Alleppo."conservativereview.com
  • Irritated Rubio grills Rex Tillerson on Russia: “Is Vladimir Putin a war criminal?”

    01/11/2017 11:21:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 11, 2017 | Allahpundit
    Gotta say, although I think Rubio will cave and end up voting for Tillerson reluctantly, the palpable disdain he evinces here for the nominee really has me wondering. You don’t expect resolve from a guy who said in the primaries that Trump was unfit to command the nuclear arsenal and then endorsed him for president a few months later, but it’s hard logically to get from the point A of this clip to the point B of Rubio voting to confirm. And remember, his vote counts more than most: He’s a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which will...
  • Very Powerful People In The U.S. Government Want War – This Is Their Sales Pitch

    01/05/2017 11:32:48 PM PST · by greeneyes · 116 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/5/2017 | Tyler Durden
    The rising hysteria about Russia is best understood as fulfilling two needs for Official Washington: the Military Industrial Complex’s transitioning from the “war on terror” to a more lucrative “new cold war” – and blunting the threat that a President Trump poses to the neoconservative/liberal-interventionist foreign-policy establishment......... We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want.....
  • STUNNING Move by Putin

    12/30/2016 6:41:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 103 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2016 | S. Noble
    STUNNING Move by Putin By S. Noble - December 30, 2016 Putin refuses “to sink to the level of this irresponsible “kitchen” diplomacy.” In a stunning move, the Russian President Vladimir Putin will not retaliate against Obama’s sanctions. They took the high road. Russia, they said, refuses “to sink to the level of this irresponsible “kitchen” diplomacy.” The cagey President got all his licks in yesterday through his foreign minister and spokesman who talked of Obama’s “paranoia”. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he would recommend an equivalent response to Obama’s retaliation for unproven allegations of hacking. The Russian...
  • Donald Trump's Syrian War Paradox

    12/06/2016 11:29:57 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6 Dec 16 | Unknown
    The leaflets fell from the sky over Aleppo, offering dire warnings. “If you don’t leave these areas quickly,” they admonished civilians, “you will be annihilated. Save yourselves.… Everyone has left you alone to face your doom.…” As Syrian government forces continue to steamroll through eastern Aleppo, the rebel opposition’s last stronghold in this war-ravaged city, the leaflets aren’t just a warning for residents; they’re also an indication that President Bashar al-Assad is poised for victory. It was only a year ago that the rebels seemed on the verge of taking Aleppo, once Syria’s bustling commercial capital. But due to a...
  • Rand Paul: Will Donald Trump betray voters by hiring John Bolton?

    11/19/2016 11:20:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 127 replies
    Rare.us ^ | November 15, 2016 | Senator Rand Paul
    Rumors are that Donald Trump might pick John Bolton for Secretary of State. Heaven forbid.One of the things I occasionally liked about the President-elect was his opposition to the Iraq war and regime change. He not only grasped the mistake of that war early, but also seemed to fully understand how it disrupted the balance of power in the Middle East and even emboldened Iran.We liberated Iraq, but today their best friend is Iran, their second greatest ally is Russia, and their third strongest alliance is with Syria. Trump really seems to get the lesson. Hillary Clinton never did.Most importantly...
  • Final Days, Awful Choice (partial barf alert)

    11/04/2016 12:22:44 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Freedom's Back ^ | Nov. 4, 2016 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON — Rule of thumb for a presidential campaign where the two candidates have the highest unfavorable ratings in the history of polling: If you’re the center of attention, you’re losing. As Election Day approaches, Hillary Clinton cannot shake the spotlight. She is still ahead in the polls, but you know she’s slipping when she shows up at a Florida campaign event with a week to go accompanied by the former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado. * * * We are entering a period of unprecedented threat to the international order that has prevailed under American leadership since 1945. After eight...
  • Kristol: 'It Still Looks to Me Like Hillary Clinton Wins' (This guy is always wrong)

    11/02/2016 12:11:06 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 66 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/2/16 | TWS Staff
    On Wednesday, Bill Kristol joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the state of the race. With regard to early voting patterns and other early indicators, Kristol said, "It still looks to me like Hillary Clinton wins." The WEEKLY STANDARD editor suggested swing voters who may have resigned themselves for voting for Clinton may now be deciding to vote for neither based on the newest revelations that the FBI is still investigating her private email scheme. That, he said, could be the Democrat's biggest problem going into Election Day. Kristol also called for extending the World Series for another six days,...
  • The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton (David Frum votes for the Witch)

    11/02/2016 10:06:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2, 2016 | David Frum
    But (Hillary Clinton) is a patriot. She will uphold the sovereignty and independence of the United States. She will defend allies. She will execute the laws with reasonable impartiality. She may bend some rules for her own and her supporters’ advantage. She will not outright defy legality altogether. Above all, she can govern herself; the first indispensable qualification for governing others. So I will vote for the candidate who rejects my preferences and offends my opinions. (In fact, I already have voted for her.)
  • Charles Krauthammer Plays His Card: "Not voting for Trump!"

    10/21/2016 6:45:35 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 160 replies
    10/21/2016 | nikos1121
    When you look at the most compelling reasons to vote for Trump: 1. Supreme Court Picks 2. Taxes 3. Economy 4. Support for Israel 5. Immigration/Secure Borders 6. Military 7. @nd Amendment 8. Etc This pompous ass is NOT going to vote for Trump. He's going to write someone in... Maybe someone like Edith Head... Well, from one doctor to another, Sir. I realize tonight that you are as dumb as the dumbest jackass. You teach me nothing. Obviously, Trump is a threat to you. Consider how great you'd be in our eyes, had you supported our guy. Instead you...
  • Freep this forum: Debate about Hillary planning to start World War 3 with Russia!

    10/14/2016 5:20:15 AM PDT · by Javeth · 30 replies
    Just as I thought, many prospective voters are worried about Hillary’s push for war against Russia, it’s driving independents and even some Dems away just like I saw on the night of the 2nd debate, when I was working among a group of Democrats who went silent when Hillary started talking about her ill advised no fly zone plans in Syria, to help al-Qaida and ISIS. And comments about this are popping up everywhere on the forums. Trump will win this election if he puts the focus on Hillary’s unhinged war hunger, and especially if he makes an ad like...
  • Ad that'll win it for Trump: Hillary starting nuclear WW3 w/ Russia, backing al-Qaida (like '64 ad)

    10/10/2016 6:43:03 AM PDT · by Javeth · 25 replies
    The short version of this: the Trump campaign WILL WIN if they blanket the Battleground States with an ad like the 1964 ad that LBJ used against Barry Goldwater—wrongly in LBJ’s case, but rightly in Trump’s case—setting Hillary Clinton’s crazy globalist warmongering words against Russia (her push for a no fly zone and “leverage” against Russia, her words) with pictures of American cities, towns, parks and homes being flattened in a nuclear exchange in World War 3. This will rightfully scare American voters about Hillary’s policies bringing even liberal Democrats to support him. I saw this with my own eyes...
  • Kristol: Trump Knows Deep in His Heart He Shouldn’t Be President

    09/24/2016 6:32:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2016 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, while discussing Monday night’s upcoming presidential debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Trump knows “deep in his heart he shouldn’t be president of the United States.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANIE RUHLE: Joining me now is Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard. As I said, the heat is on, but Donald Trump is painting this picture, eating cheese steaks, chilling out, adding another rally on Saturday night. Do you believe it? Do you believe this easy breezy Donald Trump is showing up, or do...
  • Republicans back Clinton, but will she put them in Pentagon?

    09/03/2016 12:15:06 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3 Sept 16 | Rebecca Kheel
    Hillary Clinton is winning endorsements from Republicans who served in the Pentagon or worked on national security teams for GOP presidents. But don't expect Clinton to pay back those endorsements by nominating Republicans to serve at the Pentagon.
  • Neocon Paul Wolfowitz slams Trump, may back Clinton

    08/26/2016 7:29:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 108 replies
    http://www.timesofisrael.com ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016
    Berlin, Germany — Leading neo-conservative Paul Wolfowitz said he would not back Donald Trump for US president and might vote for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton instead, in an interview published Friday.
  • Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton

    08/26/2016 11:59:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 152 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 26, 2016 – 06:24 PM | Gordon Repinski
    In an interview, Paul Wolfowitz, 72, an advisor to former President Bush, discusses the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency, why he will likely vote for the Democrat’s candidate this year and mistakes made during the Iraq war. […]Spiegel: Recently, 50 former senior Republican security officials declared Donald Trump to be a security risk. Is he? Wolfowitz: Yes, he is. Spiegel: Why? Wolfowitz: He says he admires Putin, that Saddam Hussein was killing terrorists, that the Chinese were impressive because they were tough on Tiananmen Square. That is pretty disturbing. […] Spiegel: Who are you going to vote for in...
  • Anti-Trump NeoCon Picks A Fight With Pro-Trumpers Then Runs Away

    08/18/2016 11:08:12 AM PDT · by semperfidevildog · 15 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 08/17/2016 | Chris Buskirk
    Neoconservatives believe that their moral entitlement to superior power extends to them or perhaps that it is most fully manifested in them. Thus the outrage directed at Donald Trump and, not just Trump, but anyone who challenges neoconservative orthodoxy. What should be a political disagreement between fellow citizens becomes a zealous defense of the one true faith - a faith that bestows moral entitlement on its adherents and will brook no contradictions. Disagreement therefore becomes heresy.
  • Neocons to Trump Voters: Drop Dead!

    08/15/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 59 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 14, 2016 | Matt Purple
    Oh dear. Neoconservative writer Bret Stephens has gotten himself into a slap fight with radio host Sean Hannity. After Hannity pre-blamed Republican leaders in the event that Donald Trump loses the election, Stephens took to Twitter where he crowned Hannity “Fox News’ dumbest anchor.” Hannity then rejoined that Stephens is a “dumbass.” If you’re not familiar with the combatants, one is a star-spangled vitriol merchant who keeps his audience in thrall with simplistic us-versus-them rhetoric and has at best a cartoonish understanding of foreign policy. The other is a nationally syndicated radio host. Stephens is the same egghead who...
  • 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...
  • 50 G.O.P. Officials Warn Donald Trump Would Put Nation’s Security ‘at Risk’

    08/08/2016 11:58:13 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 97 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 8/8/16 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Link only.
  • 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...
  • Robert Kagan and other Neocons are Backing Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 58 replies
    The Intercept-Unofficial Sources ^ | July 25, 2016 | Rania Khalek
    AS HILLARY CLINTON puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly behind her. “I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.” As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s...
  • Prominent GOP neoconservative to fundraise for Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2016 3:28:52 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 78 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | June 23 2016 | John Hudson
    A prominent neoconservative intellectual and early promoter of the Iraq War is headlining an official campaign fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next month, Foreign Policy has learned. The move signals a shift in the Clinton campaign’s willingness to associate with prominent Republicans and is the latest sign of how far some GOP defectors are willing to go to block a Donald Trump presidency.Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century, will speak at a Hillary for America fundraiser ...
  • Bill Kristol: 'We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul'[Neocon Watch]

    06/23/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | 6/22/2016 | Robert Wenzel
    Neoconservative by birth, Bill Kristol, apparently thinks the libertarian moment is over. Kristol was in San Francisco yesterday and appeared at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco for a "conversation with" event. He fielded questions from the audience and also the moderator neocon Kori Schake, mostly about Donald Trump. At one point, he named a list of non-mainstream Republican candidates that had their moment in the sun and then faded away. This included Ron and Rand Paul. "We beat back Ron Paul and Rand Paul," he said. Implying that they were nothing but a footnote in Republican history.
  • 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.
  • Conservatives for Clinton? There's no such animal; neocons show their true colors

    05/31/2016 7:15:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 23 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 · 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:
  • 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 · 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.
  • 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 · 132 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.