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  • Note to conspiracy theorists — the neo-conservatives aren’t Zionists: Spengler

    02/29/2016 10:54:56 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Asia Times ^ | February 29, 2016 | David P. Goldman
    The betting markets on the American primary elections show an 87% probability that Hillary Clinton will head the Democratic ticket and a 76% probability that Donald Trump will lead the Republicans. Between the two, Trump is the pro-Israel candidate. First, his daughter Ivanka is an observant Orthodox Jew after her conversion and marriage to Jared Kushner, the scion of a prominent family of Jewish philanthropists. Second, and most decisive, Trump feels no obligation to win favor among Muslims, proposing a temporary ban against any Muslim entering the United States. Hillary Clinton, by contrast, surrounded herself with advisers openly hostile to...
  • Bill Kristol’s ‘Republican’ group reportedly has no GOP donors

    11/19/2018 8:31:41 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 36 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | 11/16/18 | Frieda Powers
    (snip) -- So-called “conservative” commentator Bill Kristol reportedly has his never-ending campaign to take down President Donald Trump receive funding from a left-wing billionaire. Kristol, the editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, seems to have taken his never-Trump activities to another level, actively opposing Republican candidates and conservative causes through the group he founded, “Republicans for the Rule of Law.” But despite its name, the group seems to have no Republican donors according to a report by Julie Kelly of American Greatness, though there is one prominent benefactor: progressive billionaire Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay. One of Omidyar’s nonprofits, the...
  • Bill Kristol seeking GOP candidate to take on Trump in 2020

    09/16/2018 3:22:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/14/18 | Caitlin Yilek
    A leader of the "Never Trump" movement has no plans to let President Trump run for re-election without first facing a primary opponent. Bill Kristol told CNBC in an interview published Friday that his nonprofit Defending Democracy Together is seeking a Republican to challenge Trump in 2020. "People aren't going to say they will run against Trump unless they have the infrastructure, but I've been trying to persuade people that it may not be that difficult,” he said.
  • Bill Kristol building 'war machine' to challenge Trump in 2020 primary

    09/14/2018 2:49:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/18 | JOE CONCHA
    Conservative commentator and outspoken "Never Trump" critic Bill Kristol says he is building a "war machine" within the Republican party to challenge President Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, according to CNBC. Kristol told the network that he's preparing "for a primary run against Trump," adding that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is on his shortlist of possible candidates. Kasich was unsuccessful in his 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, only managing to beat Trump in his home state. Kristol also said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) and outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are also being considered. “We are thinking of and...
  • Deranged anti-Trumpers now pushing for 'show trials' to criminalize, imprison all Trump supporters

    09/05/2018 2:14:09 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 53 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/5/18 | USA Features
    The Real Fascists: Icons of the so-called #NeverTrump “resistance” are growing increasingly unhinged as Trump Derangement Syndrome continues to rob them of their ability to think and act rationally. There is nothing that these people wouldn’t do to depose the president – one way or the other – and they regularly dog whistle that sentiment to their equally deranged supporters. But now two of them – “conservative” Bill Kristol and anti-Putin Russian chess master Garry Kasparov – have begun fantasizing openly about holding ‘show trials’ for all of POTUS Trump’s supporters before throwing them in prison (or worse). “Those who...
  • Weekly Standard Founder Bill Kristol Caught Up in Spygate Scandal and Linked to Peter Strzok

    08/16/2018 5:46:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 125 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Jim Hoft
    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Bill Kristol, from the Weekly Standard, went from a leading conservative voice and Obama critic to a Trump hater who worked with Obama to derail the Trump Campaign. Kristol fell so far that he started pushing the Trump – Russia dossier at the same time as John Brennan and the Obama team. Kristol went from leading conservative voice to being the leader of the anti-Trump “conservative” movement in a matter of a few years. Kristol and The Weekly Standard published articles smearing The Gateway Pundit for supporting the Republican Presidential candidate.
  • Kristol: Mark Levin a few days after having dinner w/Trump says Mueller more of a threat than Putin

    08/11/2018 8:57:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/11/2018 | Bill Kristol and Mark Levin
    Bill Kristol ‏ Verified account@BillKristol Mark Levin, a few days after having dinner with President Trump, says Mueller is more of a threat to the republic than Putin. Trump's tweeting attacks on the FBI. It might be useful for Republicans to tell the president once again not to interfere with the Mueller investigation. 6:08 AM - 11 Aug 2018 2,899 Retweets 7,791 Likes Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account@marklevinshow Billy Kristol, I speak for myself & think for myself. Would you like to come on my radio show & debate the constitutional issues related to Mueller’s activities? If not, stick...
  • BILL KRISTOL CONSIDERING RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020

    07/30/2018 2:55:09 PM PDT · by oblomov · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 30 Jul 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Bill Kristol, the former editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard, is considering challenging President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. Kristol, who is consistently one of the most vocal anti-Trump Republicans, has been considering a run for months, a source familiar with Kristol’s thinking told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Kristol, who remains an editor-at-large for the Standard, said he has no plans to run but declined to rule it out when asked by TheDCNF. “No plans to run. But I’m randomly in Boston today, and happen to have had lunch with someone who does a lot of work in...
  • NEVERTRUMPERS EAT CROW AS PRESIDENT LOOKS TO TURN SCOTUS RIGHT FOR A GENERATION

    06/29/2018 10:51:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 79 replies
    The DC ^ | 11:34 PM 06/27/2018 | SCOTT MOREFIELD
    Wednesday’s retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy sparked strong reactions from both right and left, but the takes from so-called #NeverTrumpers, or ideological conservatives who opposed President Trump in 2016, ranged from “crickets” to eating some much-deserved crow.
  • ‘You are a DISGRACE!’ Listen to extraordinary caller ranting at the Weekly Standard

    06/04/2018 1:21:11 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 May 2018 | Cockburn
    Pity the poor Never Trumpets at the Weekly Standard! All they wanted was a bit of creative instability in the Middle East and Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush or David French or just about anyone in the White House other than Donald J Trump. And yet here we are two years into the Trump administration and they are still fighting the good fight and getting voicemails from readers like this
  • Why I Left the Anti-War Right

    02/09/2004 2:37:49 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 1,625+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 2/09/04 | Anthony Gancarski
    <p>If someone had told me a few months ago that I’d be writing a piece for Front Page on this theme, I would’ve dismissed him as a lunatic. After all, then I was supporting the positions expected from those on the so-called antiwar right. I was harshly critical of Israeli defense initiatives, more willing to talk up for Noam Chomsky than the sitting President, and insistent upon baiting “neo-conservative” Michael Ledeen of National Review into admitting that he sought to see the regime in Tehran overthrown by any means necessary, including US Military involvement.</p>
  • Republicans for Rule of Law: Bill Kristol Remove Trump Site

    04/11/2018 6:04:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Republicans for Rule of Law ^ | April 11, 2018 | Staff
    Mr. President: Firing Robert Mueller would gravely damage the Presidency, the GOP and the country. Please don’t do it.
  • lKristol Says T Carlson’s Show is ‘Ethno-Nationalism of Some Kind’: It’s ‘Close Now to Racism’

    01/25/2018 6:31:36 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 91 replies
    Mediate ^ | 1/25/18
    Conservative commentator Bill Kristol gave an interview to CNBC where criticized the editorial direction of his former network Fox News, particularly with regard to primetime host Tucker Carlson. Speaking with John Harwood, the former Fox contributor said his old network has embraced a “gradual increasing of recklessness” as they try to appeal to pro-Trump audiences. Kristol said Fox saw an opportunity to seize upon opposition to Barack Obama‘s presidency, and he also expanded on what he told Morning Joe about how Fox is leaning towards the hard right and views that used to exist on the political fringe. “Now Fox...
  • When Rome Fell, the Chief Culprits Were Climate and Disease. Sound Familiar?

    03/19/2018 5:36:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Undark ^ | March 16, 2018 | Madeline Ostrander
    ‘ARE WE ROME?” asked the author Cullen Murphy a decade ago, in a provocatively titled book that compared the 21st-century United States with the final days of the Roman Empire. Lately there’s been no shortage of Cassandras who emphatically answer yes. “The speed with which we’re recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome is impressive,” opined the conservative commentator Bill Kristol, in a tweet this past July, taking issue with President Trump’s treatment of the press. “What took Rome centuries we’re achieving in months.” And the Cornell historian Barry Strauss bemoaned the parallels between alleged American failings and those of...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Bill Kristol Is Not Yet Out ( Is he a spent force in conservatism?)

    02/16/2018 8:12:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2018 | By Paul Gottfried
    I've just been reading on Breitbart a tirade against Bill Kristol, which features a comparison between this supposedly falling neocon star and the author's friend Tony, who landed in jail after stabbing his ex-wife's lover.  Just like Tony, who unsuccessfully tried to attract his divorced wife's attention, Bill, we are told, is going nuts in expressing his contempt for Donald Trump.  But like Tony, who in a fit of frustration destroyed his own life, Bill may be self-destructing as he disses a transformed conservative establishment. I'm not sure that this labored comparison works since I've no idea what the equivalent is in...
  • Nolte: Bill Kristol Reminds Me of a Guy I Knew Who Went to Prison

    01/30/2018 8:39:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | January 30, 2018 | John Nolte
    Reading Bill Kristol’s latest emasculated flail of a troll — the desperation, the manipulation, the intellectual dishonesty, the mind and word games, the cuddling with evil at NBC News — it all took me back to early 1985, to a guy I knew who ended up in prison. Eager for adventure and to be on my own, just a few months after (barely) graduating high school I lit out for south Florida from rural Wisconsin. It was an amazing time, the Miami Vice-era. Although I was on the Gulf Coast and not in Miami, the pastels, neons, and building boom...
  • Tucker Carlson Slaps Back After Bill Kristol Calls His Fox News Show ‘Close to Racism’

    01/25/2018 8:36:54 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 25, 2018 | Jon Levine
    Conservative stalwart Bill Kristol stepped up his attacks on Tucker Carlson, calling his former employee’s Fox News show “close to racism” and “ethno-nationalism of some kind.” In an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood that aired Thursday, Kristol stopped short of calling Carlson’s primetime show racist, but said the show’s content came close. “He had always a little touch of Pat Buchananism, I would say, paleo-conservativism,” Kristol said of Carlson. “But that’s very different from what he’s become now. “I mean, it is close now to racism, white — I mean, I don’t know if it’s racism exactly — but ethno-nationalism...
  • Bill Kristol tweets 'I'm With Her' on possible Oprah 2020 bid

    01/08/2018 11:02:36 AM PST · by ColdOne · 108 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/8/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Golden Globes was an indication she’s preparing to run for the White House. Kristol then took-up the hashtag #ImWithHer — once used by supporters of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — to highlight his support for Winfrey’s worldview. In an email, Kristol said the tweets were "tongue in cheek." "Though if she runs, couldn't she win the Democratic nomination and the general election?" he added. "And wouldn't she be a better president than Trump?"
  • Note to NeverTrumps: Trump's Character Is Admirable

    01/05/2018 7:23:13 AM PST · by libstripper · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    As more and more people who hate Trump are forced to admit his achievements as president, they are doubling down on character assassination. Even Trump voters often preface their satisfaction with Trump's actions by criticizing his tweets or his personality. Here's an alternate take on things: Trump's character is responsible for his outstanding performance in his first year as president. If you want to know who someone is, you look at what he does. What we have: a booming economy, growing jobs, more lawful governance, fewer regulations, more global security. What character traits this took: hard work, focus, commitment, courage,...