Skip to comments.How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind
Posted on 12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments
Kristol was trying to remake the Republican Party, Carlson says.
A significant part of Kristols GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics.
Carlson recounts, Years later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, of whom I disapprove so much that I wont appear with them. That Ive encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party.
Id be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was allowed to go off and run as a third party candidate, Carlson recalls Weiss saying of his conversation with Kristol.
This is no secret. The most high-profile conservative proponents of a more restrained foreign policy over the last two decadesPat Buchanan, Ron Paul, and Rand Paulwere constant targets of Kristol long before the rise of Donald Trump.
(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanconservative.com ...
Enjoy sending your children to die in Somalia/Syria, etc.
It's a shame so many good Freepers were banished or self-exiled over the years over it, but I must say it's a great year when John McCain, GHWB and the Weekly Standard all meet their demise.
The most high-profile conservative proponents of a more restrained foreign policy over the last two decadesPat Buchanan, Ron Paul, and Rand PaulOK, so where are the conservatives?
We are now starting to see the first generation of U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan who weren’t even alive on 9/11. There’s nothing “restrained” about our foreign policy.
Have the rules of engagement been changed?
If not, restraint still in place. Afghanistan should have been properly conquered and the Taliban just a bad memory.
Did Buchanan have something on him with his amen corner comment/
Bill, I never did anything in my life but inherit Daddy’s money, Kristol is the son of a man that was a Leon Trotsky loyalist in Mexico.
The Apple does not fall far from the tree...
Bill Kristol is a Globalist (formerly known as Communist and Socialist). He hates Nationalism, Christianity and Capitalism. This is why he projects his hate on to President Trump who is the opposite.
The wise choice of the American people in electing President Trump is that it thwarted and pissed off a lot of important people who “wanted to remake America”. We like America the way it was founded!!
For such a loved magazine, no one except a few like minded authors are mourning The Weekly Standards passing.
That says how much influence Kristol's really had - none.
And I’ll be happy once Bill Kristol is expelled from this Earth. How’s that?
Old Bill surely held himself in much higher regard that the overwhelming majority of conservatives.
About the only time he was quoted was by a MSM Trump hating author who would inevitably call him a traditional conservative publication..... that should tell you something?
I always assumed he was an endowment baby because he didn't seem bright enough or possessing the personality to get ahead in the world.
17 years of making war against a country that didn’t attack us is pretty much the definition of “unrestrained”.
Did they restart the draft?
We make a mistake branding ourselves as conservative. It is anathema to many young people. The original Republicans were Radical. That’s where we need to be.
Even Lincoln was not a Radical Republican.
Extremism in the pursuit of liberty is no vice and moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Goldwater (who wasn’t that radical either, especially when he got old)
Afghanistan is a training ground with live targets you can actually kill.
How exactly would the U.S. conquer Afghanistan?
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