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  • Sarah Palin Hammers "Wusses" Crying About Her "Waterboarding Terrorists" Comment

    05/04/2014 6:59:00 PM PDT · by Sam Troy · 99 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | May 4, 2014
    “Actions to stop terrorists who’d utterly annihilate America and delight in massacring our innocent children? Darn right I’d do whatever it takes to foil their murderous jihadist plots – including waterboarding. Whatever one thinks of my one-liner at the NRA rally about treating evil terrorists the way they deserve to be treated to prevent the death of innocent people, it’s utterly absurd for MSNBC to suggest that I could put our beloved troops in harm’s way, but we’ve come to expect the absurd from that failing network. If you want to talk about what really harms our troops, let’s talk...
  • 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...
  • Tune out the war party!

    03/03/2014 7:32:33 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 67 replies
    WND ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin’s dispatch of Russian troops into Crimea, our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed pages are ablaze here. Barack Obama should tune them out and reflect on how Cold War presidents dealt with far graver clashes with Moscow. When Red Army tank divisions crushed the Hungarian freedom fighters in 1956, killing 50,000, Eisenhower did not lift a finger. When Khrushchev built the Berlin Wall, JFK went to Berlin and gave a speech. When Warsaw Pact troops crushed the Prague Spring in 1968, LBJ did nothing. When, Moscow ordered Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to smash...
  • Pat Buchanan Oddly Thinks Israel is a Bigger Threat Than Iran

    02/22/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Pat Buchanan, the columnist, author, and until recently MSNBC's token right-winger, garnered a lot of sympathy when he was fired from his job at the left-leaning news network apparently because of a book he wrote. Too bad, as reported in the Daily Caller, Buchanan had to ruin things by articulating how obnoxious his views really are. In essence, he suggested that Israel with its 300 estimated nuclear weapons was a bigger threat to the United States than is Iran with its nuclear program on Russian television. Buchanan went on about how his favorite Jewish conspiracy, which he called the "neocons,"...
  • Book Review: Suicide of a Superpower

    10/31/2011 9:36:59 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 115 replies · 1+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | October 31, 2011 | William L. Houston
    Pat Buchanan's new book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025 is the bluntest and most cogent statement of the truth about the present course of Western civilization that has been seen in American bookstores in many years. In this book, Pat takes the gloves off and hits the American Left with the Hard Right. He knocks the liberal establishment out of the ring. Everything that real conservatives have privately known to be true for generations is finally aired in this brave and long overdue new book. Christianity is the foundation of Western civilization. As people of European...
  • Vanity: Let's have a rational discussion on Ron Paul and the Liberty Movement

    08/16/2010 12:09:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 94 replies
    I want to have a sane discussion on Ron Paul and the growing Liberty Movement. Every time I or other freepers bring up we get people telling us Dr. Paul is crazy or we are crazy to support him and other constitutionalist politicians. When I posted a video on the success of the Free State Movement in New Hampshire ppl responded with "your crazy" and hinting the movement had failed. How could ppl say the movement failed when they've had numerous successes? I see liberals and commies such as this weirdo mock us which I would expect but why the...
  • Palin, anti-isolationist

    07/01/2010 2:51:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 1, 2010 | Ben Smith
    Sarah Palin is often cast as a reincarnation of Pat Buchanan, who tapped into the nationalist, even nativist, sentiment that's always been a strand of American political life. But in one important respect, as Josh Rogin points out today, Palin is the anti-Buchanan: She's emerged as the spokeswoman for a hawkish, confrontational, Cheneyite foreign policy that would make Buchanan shudder. She just posted a rather long foreign policy speech to Facebook, and it's worth a read. And she's fighting an important battle inside the loosely organized conservative grass roots to head off calls from some tea party types and fiscal...
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    02/20/2010 2:42:51 PM PST · by onyx · 702 replies · 15,479+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2010 | FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll
  • Sarah Palin’s Bad Tea (Southern Avenger)

    02/16/2010 8:10:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 151 replies · 2,133+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-02-08 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    During her speech to the first ever National Tea Party Convention in Nashville on Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin discouraged the very idea of a national organization, urging the movement to stay leaderless and decentralized. This was the most important and valuable part of Palin’s speech. As for the rest of it–Sarah sounded pretty much like the same old Republican Party. Despite the many independents that make up the movement, the tea parties in large part represent a long overdue reexamination of conservative principles. A big-spending Democratic president seems to have awakened grassroots conservatives enough to finally lament the...
  • The Defective Right--My debate with Justin Raimondo and the isolationist Right.

    09/27/2007 6:45:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 164+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-27-07 | William R. Hawkins
    The Defective Right   By William R. HawkinsFrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, September 27, 2007 Last weekend, the John Randolph Club held its annual meeting in Washington, DC. It is a project of the Rockford Institute, a group with which I have been associated for a quarter century. The JRC was founded eighteen years ago to bring together traditional conservatives and right-libertarians for a dialogue on issues of common concern. As Rockford President Thomas Fleming noted in his opening speech, the libertarians don’t much attend the JRC these days. Unfortunately, they have been replaced by left-wingers (libertarian and Marxist) whose mission...
  • HUMAN EVENTS Interview with Congressman Ron Paul, Texas

    08/07/2007 6:06:20 AM PDT · by CenTexConfederate · 88 replies · 1,185+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 7, 2007
    HUMAN EVENTS Interview with Congressman Ron Paul, Texas Posted: 08/07/2007 On the morning of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007 Cong. Ron Paul (R-Tx), candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, was interviewed by the editors and staff of Human Events. The following is a transcript of that interview which has been edited for length. HUMAN EVENTS: Congressman, thank you very much for coming. You’re kind of a hero to a lot of our readers and you’ve had pretty good success, in terms of fundraising in the campaign and gaining some attention, but you seem to be mired -- at least, the latest...
  • Ron Paul for President -- Of the 'Wackos'?

    07/22/2007 3:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,066+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | July 20, 2007
    A feature piece in this coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine on Republican candidate for president, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, portrays his followers as including a wild mix of "wackos" on both ends of the political spectrum. Paul, a libertarian, has been gaining media and public attention of late. The cover line reads: "A Genuine Radical for President." The headline inside: "The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul." The article closes with the author, Christopher Caldwell, attending a Ron Paul Meetup in Pasadena. The co-host, Connie Ruffley of United Republicans of California, admits she once was...
  • Thank You, Ron Paul (Libertarian defeatist sides with Congressman)

    05/20/2007 6:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies · 2,392+ views
    Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinal ^ | May 18, 2007 | Sheldon Richman
    During the recent Republican debate, Congressman Ron Paul spoke the truth about U.S. Middle East policies and faced down attacks by hostile fellow presidential candidates. Ron Paul, a Republican congressman running for president, is saying what needs to be said about the 9/11 attacks and the Iraq war. Clearly, his rivals and the news media can't handle the truth. At the most recent Republican debate, Paul not only repeated his opposition to the illegal and unconstitutional war, but he also identified 50 years of U.S. intervention in the Middle East as "a major contributing factor" in al-Qaeda's attacks in 2001....
  • The Basics of PaleoConservatism

    12/25/2006 8:54:12 AM PST · by A. Pole · 215 replies · 3,020+ views
    News By Us ^ | Dec 21, 06 | William H. Calhoun
    "Are there even any real conservatives left in America?" recently asked the one eager for knowledge. "There are," responded the wise man, "but they are often called paleoconservatives." What are paleoconservatives? Well, as Russell Kirk once said, they are the only real conservatives left in America. The whole "conservative movement" has moved so far to the Left, or rather has been "neoconned," that many so-called conservatives are "conservative" in name only. What do paleoconservatives believe? Like mainstream conservatives, paleos are often religious, or at least reverent of religion. They are opposed to secularism, opposed to "gay marriage," opposed to the...
  • Public Servants, My Foot

    04/12/2005 8:29:21 AM PDT · by corncob · 10 replies · 580+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2005 | Charlie Reese
    The U.S. public debt is $7.7 trillion. The annual interest on it is $120 billion. Total receipts for fiscal 2005 through December were $487 billion. Total outlays were $605 billion ... It is a simple truth that anyone — a person, a family or a government — who spends more than what is taken in will eventually be bankrupt. Most of the politicians in Washington, including the president — not to mention most Americans — seem unconcerned about this pending disaster.
  • Conservative Integrity?

    09/19/2004 10:38:38 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 37 replies · 1,174+ views
    Hard Right! ^ | September 10, 2004 | Thomas Fleming
    I have not even mentioned the innumerable “conservative” politicos and commentators who cheated on their wives and/or dumped them for younger women: Phil Gramm, Dan Crane, Bob Dole, George Will, Newt Gingrich, Deal Hudson, Rush Limbaugh, and Bob Tyrell, though Tyrell’s swinging has not prevented him from commenting on the problems caused by divorce. The King of Swing may have been the former president of Hillsdale College, but the less said about him the better. What is repulsive about conservatives is not so much their peccadilloes—errare est humanum—as their smarmy pretense to be the vanguard of a moral revolution. The...
  • 9-11 COMMISSION: NO IRAQ LINK TO AL-QAIDA (From Chronicles Magazine)

    06/21/2004 2:26:05 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 18 replies · 204+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | June 18, 2K4 | Srdja Trifkovic
    [more Chronicles Extra!] June 18, 2004 9-11 COMMISSION: NO IRAQ LINK TO AL-QAIDAby Srdja Trifkovic The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (“9-11 Commission”) has found “no credible evidence” of a meaningful link between Iraq and al-Qaida. Its findings contradict claims by the Bush administration that such a connection justified the war against Iraq. In a preliminary report released on June 16, the commission further said that Osama bin Laden had long opposed the Iraqi leader’s secular regime and that his subsequent attempts to obtain help from Saddam were rebuffed by the Iraqi dictator. The 9-11 Commission...
  • [VANITY] A good Paleonconservative magazine?

    04/26/2004 7:28:34 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 13 replies · 226+ views
    26 April 2004
    I've been reading National Review for a while now, and thoroughly enjoying it--save for a few writers whom I cannot stand (*coughDavidFrumcough*). But I'm beginning to think that I really ought to get a good Paleoconservative magazine to balance it out and diversify my thought. What would you all recommend? I know Chronicles is kind of the "flagship" mag for Paleocons, but I've heard good things about The American Conservative, as well. What are some of the differences between the two, and which would you prefer? Or is there a third magazine that would be better still?
  • [VANITY] Paleocon vs. Neocon: Where do we meet?

    03/10/2004 6:00:46 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 23 replies · 383+ views
    10 March 2004 | MegaSilver
    Although the 2004 election is barely underway, Conservarives ought to be thinking about how we can redefine the Republican Party once it is over. Say what you will about Bush, McCain, Giuliani, etc., but the Republican Party is our best hope for keeping the nation alive. Thus, it is essential that Conservatives take active roles in helping to shape the Party, because it needs our help, badly. That said, if Conservatives are to do anything to help the nation, we must come to a consensus on historically dividing issues between Paleoconservatives and Neoconservatives. The purpose of this thread is to...
  • I'll Stand with George W. Bush

    12/11/2003 7:59:11 AM PST · by happykidjill · 436 replies · 334+ views
    TooGoodReports.com ^ | 12/11/2003 | Bernard Chapin
    Like most Toogood Reports readers, I observed this year's battles within the conservative ranks with profound discomfort. In my mind, there are far too many real enemies out there to waste time and print fighting one another. It seems that the world of conservatism has been split up between the "conservatives" and the "paleo-conservatives" or between the "conservatives" and the "neo-conservatives." Both sides present themselves as the bona fide article and the other side as the one in need of a prefix. Personally, I just want to spit up this strife the same way the bleachers of Wrigley Field do...
  • ‘Godfather’ Kristol’s Statist/Imperialist Manifesto (Neo-cons vs. Classical Liberals)

    08/20/2003 1:36:11 PM PDT · by Korth · 179 replies · 1,258+ views
    Lewrockwell.com ^ | August 20, 2003 | Thomas J. DiLorenzo
    Irving Kristol, who identifies himself as the "Godfather" of neoconservativism, is finally beginning to come clean and admit what neoconservatism stands for: statism at home and imperialism abroad. He makes this candid admission in an August 25 article in The Weekly Standard entitled "The Neoconservative Persuasion." Congratulating himself for becoming an "historic" figure (at least in his own mind) he declares: [T]he historical task and political purpose of neoconservativism would seem to be this: to convert the Republican Party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern...
  • Administration tilts at windmills with its misadventure in Iraq (<i><b>BARF ALERT!!!</i></b>)

    07/19/2003 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 14 replies · 422+ views
    Newsday ^ | July 18, 2003 | James P. Pinkerton
    One day, this Iraq War will be thought of as the Intellectuals' War. That is, it was a war conceived of by people who possessed more books than common sense, let alone actual military experience. Disregarding prudence, precedent and honesty, they went off - or, more precisely, sent others off - tilting at windmills in Iraq, chasing after illusions of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction and false hope about Iraqi enthusiasm for Americanism, and hoping that reality would somehow catch up with their theory. The problem, of course, is that wars are more about bloodletting than book-learning. Tilting at...
  • Paleoconservatives? Neoconservatives? Mesoconservatives Toward a reinvigorated conservatism

    05/27/2003 10:38:14 PM PDT · by jehosophat · 13 replies · 530+ views
    View from the Right ^ | 5/27/03 | Lawrence Auster
    Meso-Conservatives?, by Lawrence Auster: "A correspondent writes: “You are what I call a meso-conservative, a paleo on domestic policy (esp. immigration) and a neo…" Comments Taking the same positions as Mr. Auster, I’ve long called myself an eclecticon. I think a name that recalls choice among several items and then the combining of them is more appropriate than mesocon, which has the feel of something that’s been obsolete for a few million years. Where I might quibble with Mr. Auster’s response is in his calling himself a neocon on foreign policy. That implies that the neocons as a group have...
  • Buchanan-Style Conservatism is a Relic of the Past

    04/20/2003 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Brian S · 86 replies · 441+ views
    Washington Dispatch ^ | 04-21-03 | Uriah Kriegel
    The outcome of the war in Iraq seems to have vindicated the conservative argument for the war. But as conservatives celebrate this well-deserved political victory, it is important to remember that not all conservatives supported the idea of ridding the world of Saddam’s regime. Pat Buchanan and his fellow paleo-conservatives at the American Conservative were as staunchly opposed to the war as the anti-war Left. Buchanan’s analysis, canvassed in detail on the pages of the American Conservative, had a particular twist which generated something of a mini-controversy. The mini-controversy was focused on whether Buchanan’s was an anti-Semitic argument. But the...
  • Paleo-Parasites, Paleo-Slaves

    04/06/2003 8:32:00 AM PDT · by Richard Poe · 72 replies · 2,696+ views
    RichardPoe.com (Poe's Blog) ^ | April 6, 2003 | Richard Poe
    On the message boards at Gene Expression (gnxp.com), a self-styled paleocon calling himself Sporon offers the opinion that America is at war today for the sole purpose of "making the world safe for Israel." I could not help responding. My reply to Sporon reads: Dear Sporon: Nobody said that this war is being fought to make the world safe for Israel except you paleocons. Even the Arabs have more geopolitical sense than that. They understand that Israel serves the United States -- not the other way around. Paleos are experts at spinning excuses for opposing wars. Indeed, the only wars...
  • National Review's Anathema Corner

    03/26/2003 1:01:17 PM PST · by The Irishman · 72 replies · 286+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | March 26, 2003 | J..P. Zmirik
    National Review’s Anathema Corner by J.P. Zmirak The spitball bombardiers of the imperialist "right" aren’t satisfied with imposing "democracy" abroad – they also want to stifle it here at home. The most serious attempt in recent weeks to silence discussion in American politics is David Frum’s cover story in the current National Review. If you haven’t slogged through it yet, it’s a compilation of all the most unfortunate things ever said – or almost said, or never said but possibly implied – by thinkers whom the ex-Canadian speechwriter broadly labels "paleoconservative." Rather than refute his charges point by point –...
  • Our Enemy is in the Sand

    03/18/2003 7:54:46 PM PST · by mrustow · 37 replies · 686+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 19 March 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Wednesday, March 19, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: http://ToogoodReports.com/ Whom to Fight? The problem with fighting our Moslem enemies, as many observers have noted, is that the terrorists never identify themselves with any particular nation. Thus, each Moslem nation – excepting the Saudis – enjoys plausible deniability regarding its role in 911. What no one, to my knowledge, has noted, however, is that deniability cuts both ways. Just as Islam could not openly declare war on America, America cannot openly declare war on Islam. But we can fight Islamic nations, while denying that we are fighting Islam. Were America...
  • Defending American Sovereignty: Conservatives, Iraq, and the Second Gulf War

    03/17/2003 5:03:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 4 replies · 341+ views
    Ron Lewenberg.com ^ | 3/17/2003 | Ron Lewenberg
    Defending American SovereigntyIn recent weeks, certain conservatives have questioned why globalists and certain countries have been taking actions in the UN that seemed to be discrediting the institution. Hans Blix and Mouhamed Al-Baradei persisted in downplaying Saddam Hussein’s open breaches of the 1991 Ceasefire agreement and Resolution 1441, the 17th resolution ignored or breached by the Ba’athist regime in Iraq. Meanwhile the French and Russians threatened to veto any resolution enforcing prior ones, for which they voted. While these stances have been explained by neoconservatives in the press as mere institutional pacifism in the UN and protection of business interests...
  • AMERICA'S FLAILING FRANCOPHOBES

    03/14/2003 10:12:42 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 221 replies · 399+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 3/13/2003 | Thomas Fleming
    AMERICA'S FLAILING FRANCOPHOBES by Thomas Fleming March 13, 2003 Neoconservative hatemongers are stirring up the Francophobic bigotry that lies just beneath the surface of the American mind. Not content with hurling the charge of anti-Semitism against anyone who wins an argument with Bill Kristol (the line would extend around the world) or happens to have something (a foundation, a magazine, a job) they want, neoconservatives who have never fired a pellet gun or put on a pair of boxing gloves are deriding the French for cowardice and calling for boycotts against French wine. The assembled patriots and heroes of the...
  • Lions and Hyenas

    02/05/2003 5:44:17 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 5 replies · 373+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 2/4/03 | Thomas Fleming
    LIONS AND HYENAS by Thomas Fleming A recent series of exchanges on LewRockwell.com reveal the fissure that divides libertarians from conservatives. More precisely, as our colleague Clyde Wilson points out, it divides one group of "chirping sectaries" within the libertarian coalition from all those conservatives and libertarians who understand that a civilized social order is, at the very least, an essential precondition for political and economic liberty. Beyond this limited Hayekian insight, conservatives have also understood that freedom of choice is a trivial gift, if the choice is between hamburger chains or the name brands of junk sold at Wal-Mart...
  • The Reluctant Anarchist

    01/24/2003 5:24:55 AM PST · by JohnGalt · 82 replies · 579+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | 1/22/2003 | Joseph Sobran
    The Reluctant Anarchist by Joseph Sobran My arrival (very recently) at philosophical anarchism has disturbed some of my conservative and Christian friends. In fact, it surprises me, going as it does against my own inclinations. As a child I acquired a deep respect for authority and a horror of chaos. In my case the two things were blended by the uncertainty of my existence after my parents divorced and I bounced from one home to another for several years, often living with strangers. A stable authority was something I yearned for. Meanwhile, my public-school education imbued me with the sort...
  • Americanizing Newcomers Again

    10/31/2002 11:29:19 PM PST · by rmlew · 13 replies · 315+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | October 30, 2002 | W. James Antle III
    Americanizing Newcomers AgainBy W. James Antle IIIEtherzone.com | October 30, 2002 If the U.S. immigration system is to have any purpose, it would seem that it should be the creation of new Americans. To that end, admission criteria would be revamped to prefer those who wish to become Americans and the naturalization process would emphasize assimilation - what we once called "Americanization."Up to this point, such prominent center-right opinion leaders and policy advocates as Ron Unz, Linda Chavez and Ben Wattenberg would strongly agree. But they would also couple their call for greater assimilation - and admirable opposition to the...
  • The Battle (on the right) continues

    05/17/2002 8:10:41 AM PDT · by aconservaguy · 10 replies · 294+ views
    LewRockwell.com ^ | May 17, 2002 | Paul Gottfried
    Straussians vs. Paleoconservatives by Paul Gottfried Having received a note from an inquiring graduate student, Mitchell Young, who is "banging out a Master’s thesis" at San Diego State, and cannot comprehend why I have insisted that Straussians and paleos are irreconcilably divided, I wish to offer the following friendly clarification. At the very least my explanation may be help to relieve the "cognitive dissonance" that Mitch has complained about, and which has been produced by my apparent inability to distinguish the disciples of Leo Strauss and neoconservatives. A German-Jewish classicist who fled to the US in 1938, Strauss (1899-1973) drew...
  • Taki vs. Fukuyama: It Could Have Been a German Century

    03/26/2002 11:02:46 PM PST · by paleokon · 24 replies · 32,255+ views
    Wall Street Journal | 12/31/99 | Francis Fukuyama
    It Could Have Been the German Century by Francis Fukuyama My nominee for man of the century is considerably less well known than Time's choice, Albert Einstein, even though his actions arguably left a much greater imprint on the century. He is Alexander von Kluck, the hapless general commanding the German First Army as it swung around the French right while dashing toward Paris in September 1914. The French line miraculously held, and von Kluck lost the first battle of the Marne. The German drive was stalemated, and the two sides then settled down for four horrible years of trench...