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  • Conservative William Kristol: ‘We’re really going to pay a price for this terrible failure in leadership’ (Never-Trumper)

    05/21/2020 6:28:10 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2020 | KK Ottesen
    Q:"Are you able to go back, then, or do you see yourself permanently outside the party? A:"I don’t think going back is really plausible. Three years ago I was using the rhetoric, or terminology, of “going back to,” or “saving,” or “restoring.” Those kinds of words. But Trump’s been renominated, and liberating the party from Trump or Trumpism seems awfully far-fetched. Obviously, if he loses in November, things are in more flux, and maybe there’s some opportunities. But I can’t honestly conceive of working with Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn and Kevin McCarthy. I’m just disgusted by what they’ve been...
  • Bill Kristol declares Joe Biden 'the simple answer' for beating Trump

    03/02/2020 7:05:52 AM PST · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/2/20
    Bill Kristol has a simple case for a Joe Biden presidency.In a post for his conservative site The Bulwark posted Monday, the neoconservative turned President Trump critic carefully broke down the remaining 2020 Democrats for the so-called "normal American." If "you don't like demagogues of the right or the left," you want someone who can win the Democratic nomination, and you're voting in a Super Tuesday state, then you should opt for the former vice president, Kristol wrote.Kristol opens his piece with his definition of a "normal American:" Essentially, you don't want the U.S. to have to choose "between [President] Donald Trump and...
  • Based On Tax Filings, Bill Kristol’s Been A Democrat For Years

    Kristol, currently editor-at-large of the decidedly anti-Trump media outlet The Bulwark, has been funded from the start of his rebellion by big left-of-center donors like Pierre Omidyar and the Hewlett Foundation. As of 2018, he’s also been backed by a nonprofit connected to a massive network of left-wing groups funding the anti-Trump “Resistance.” Specifically, Kristol’s Bulwark website is run by the 501(c)(3) Defending Democracy Together Institute (DDTI), the sister organization of his 501(c)(4) Defending Democracy Together (DDT), which runs the Never Trump attack group Republicans for the Rule of Law. The Hopewell Fund, which is one of the four main...
  • Bill Kristol Reveals His True Colors, And Nobody Is Surprised

    02/03/2020 5:52:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    Is there anyone on the planet more obnoxiously smug than neoconservative political pundit Bill Kristol? I’m not normally one to put much emphasis on personal appearance, but just a passing glance at that high forehead and pompous, arrogant grin should tell you the man thinks he knows way more than you do about, well, pretty much everything. And he’s not shy about telling you what he thinks, especially on all things Trump, and looking down on you disapprovingly if you dare to disagree. Truly, does anybody alive think Kristol wouldn’t be chortling along with the rest had he been included...
  • Never Trump Republican Bill Kristol comes out of the 'political closet' and declares he's now a Democrat

    02/01/2020 10:49:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 137 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/1/220 | giancarlo sop
    When Bill Kristol swore he would never vote for President Donald Trump, he meant it. The longtime conservative commentator took to Facebook today to admit that he is a Democrat—for now. In a tweet, the former editor-at-large of the now-defunct Weekly Standard, declared: "Not presumably forever; not perhaps for a day after Nov. 3, 2020; not on every issue or in every way until then. But for the time being one has to say: We are all Democrats now."
  • Bill Kristol: 'Our second amendment isn't under attack. ...'

    01/18/2020 6:23:50 PM PST · by rintintin · 145 replies
    Bill Kristol on Twitter ^ | Jan 17 2020 | Bill Kristol
    Our second amendment isn't under attack. Our state [Virginia] may well be under attack, though, if violent mobs succeed in assembling in Richmond Monday. A normal president would urge calm and offer assistance. But that is the way of a president, not of a demagogue. https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1218314204505092096
  • VIDEO: Trump Calls “Never Trumpers” the “Dumbest Human Beings on Earth”

    12/23/2019 7:06:03 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 46 replies
    newsthud ^ | December 23, 2019 | Paul Goldberg
    President Trump: Despite everything the failed ruling class has thrown at us — and don’t forget, when I came here, I didn’t have great experience. I mean, I learned quickly. I’ve been a very good spokesman. … But we went through eight years of Clinton, eight years of Bush, eight years of Obama. So we have Bush and Clinton and Obama. So, that’s 24 years. That’s a lot of people they put in. They put in. They put in. It’s thousands and thousands of people, and they fight you. And we have Republicans, frankly, that are worse. These Never Trumpers....
  • These Republicans are pushing Murkowski to take a stand against Trump

    11/02/2019 9:32:01 AM PDT · by rintintin · 41 replies
    Alaska Public Media ^ | October 8, 2019 | Liz Ruskin
    A national group called Republicans for the Rule of Law is running ads aimed at moving Sen. Lisa Murkowski off the sidelines. They want her to criticize President Trump for asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. But both of Alaska’s senators have said they see shades of grey in the Ukraine picture. This ad is showing up in Alaskans’ Facebook feeds. It’s focused, of course, on that call this summer, when Trump leaned on the Ukrainian president for an investigation of the Bidens. “We think she will be receptive to the message,” said Chris Truax, a San Diego attorney who...
  • Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter, to challenge him in Republican primary

    08/26/2019 3:19:48 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 25, 2019 | Rick Pearson
    Walsh, who supported Trump in 2016, rode the wave of the tea party movement in 2010 to win a seat in the House by 290 votes over Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean. Walsh was soundly defeated for reelection by Tammy Duckworth by nearly 10 percentage points in 2012, leading to his radio career. For the 57-year-old Walsh, his candidacy for president becomes the latest act in a public life that is in many ways befitting for a former student at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. His provocative rhetoric has given him an outsized national platform on cable news outlets...
  • Bill Kristol Wants Joe Walsh to Primary President Trump

    08/25/2019 9:15:52 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 22, 2019 | Will Chamberlain
    Bill Kristol has at least found a candidate who has held elected office: Walsh served a single term in the House of Representatives, from 2011 to 2013. But in every other respect, Walsh is a worse candidate and man than either of Kristol’s previous no-chance candidates. At this point, Kristol might consider posting a Craigslist ad for President, then choosing someone at random; he would still likely end up with a more suitable candidate. The push for Joe Walsh represents more than the last gasp of the #NeverTrump movement. It is a manifestation of their desperation — and their contempt...
  • GOP GROUP RUNS AD IN MITCH MCCONNELL'S HOME STATE SLAMMING HIM FOR BLOCKING ELECTION SECURITY BILLS

    08/21/2019 5:59:25 PM PDT · by rintintin · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 8 2019 | RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
    An organization comprised of life-long Republicans unveiled a new TV ad Thursday morning, taking aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for recently blocking election security bills as officials continue to warn about ongoing Russian efforts to subvert U.S. elections. The minute-long video, created by Republicans for the Rule of Law, comes as Democrats have blasted McConnell and other Senate Republicans for blocking votes on various House-passed measures that would, among other things, provide additional federal funding to states and would require post-election audits, back-up paper ballots and the notification of federal authorities about any offers from foreign entities to...
  • Anthony Scaramucci talks to Bill Kristol about trying to force Trump off the GOP ticket in 2020

    08/18/2019 8:42:26 AM PDT · by rintintin · 55 replies
    CNBC ^ | 16 Aug 2019 | Brian Schwartz
    The “Never Trump” movement has a new ally: hedge fund boss Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in 2017 after serving 11 days as communications director in President Donald Trump’s White House. Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer. Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: “Yup.”
  • Anthony Scaramucci talks to Bill Kristol about trying to force Trump off the GOP ticket in 2020

    08/16/2019 2:34:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 16, 2019 | Brian Schwartz
    The “Never Trump” movement has a new ally: hedge fund boss Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired in 2017 after serving 11 days as communications director in President Donald Trump’s White House. Anti-Trump pundit and veteran Republican operative Bill Kristol confirmed to CNBC in a few brief text messages that he has spoken to Scaramucci since the SkyBridge Capital founder had a public falling out with Trump this summer. Asked whether he has spoken to Scaramucci about trying to find another presidential candidate to replace Trump on the top of the GOP ticket next year, Kristol said: “Yup.” But Kristol, who...
  • Bill Kristol: Republicans 'Disgraceful,' Cowardly for Not Calling O

    07/29/2019 6:23:30 PM PDT · by rintintin · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, political commentator Bill Kristol called Republicans “cowardly” for not condemning President Donald Trump for his attacks on the so-called “The Squad,” made up of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
  • The president has once again (...)made clear his unapologetic bigotry, nativism and racism.

    07/15/2019 11:48:37 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 100 replies
    Bill Kristol ^ | July 14, 2019
    The president has once again (but even more obviously than usual) made clear his unapologetic bigotry, nativism and racism. Are GOP leaders, donors and voters still fine with re-nominating Donald Trump for president? Do they really believe the Republican Party can do no better? 10:41 AM · Jul 14, 2019 ·
  • Nolte: Bill Kristol Taunts Rudy Giuliani for Getting Cancer

    04/23/2019 8:30:22 AM PDT · by MNDude · 37 replies
    Never Trumper Bill Kristol mocked Rudy Giuliani on Sunday for dropping out of a 2000 Senate race against Hillary Clinton after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Kristol tweeted this on Sunday night, so he has had plenty of time to realize his mistake, if he indeed made a mistake in not knowing about Giuliani’s 2000 cancer diagnosis. We all make mistakes, but by now Kristol knows this and has still not amended his tweet, so there is just no question Kristol deliberately mocked Giuliani for having cancer.
  • The ‘Jexodus’ of Jews switching parties isn’t what the GOP is hoping for

    04/06/2019 11:46:50 AM PDT · by logician2u · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Tombs ^ | APR 02, 2019 | ROB ESHMAN
    To the organizers of Jexodus, the movement to lure Jews away from the Democratic Party and over to the GOP, I have good news and bad news. The good news: There is a Jexodus! Jews, including many prominent intellectuals, have been bolting their longtime party en masse. The bad news: The party they are leaving is the GOP. Ever since the GOP rolled over and became the Party of Trump, normally stalwart Republican Jews have made it clear they can no longer abide what their party has become. The list includes Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Bill Kristol, David Frum, David...
  • Northam and the GOPe

    02/04/2019 6:50:43 AM PST · by libstripper · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 4, 2019 | Peter Skurkiss
    There is a lesson from scandal of moonwalking Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) being photographed in either in a KKK hood and sheet or blackface in his medical school yearbook. In 2017 Northam decisively defeated Ed Gillespie for governor 54 to 45. (As an aside, Bill Kristol backed Northam.) In that race, the Democrats played the race card for all it was worth, while Gillespie was as hapless as a deer in the headlights. This should not be a surprise. Democrats do what Democrats do -- play to win at any cost. And establishment Republicans do what establishment Republicans do --...
  • Weekly Standard staffers find new home at The Bulwark, a conservative site unafraid to take on Trump

    01/07/2019 12:41:43 PM PST · by detective · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | January 4, 2019 | Oliver Darcy
    Shortened title. Full title: Former Weekly Standard staffers find new home at The Bulwark, a conservative site unafraid to take on Trump A handful of writers and editors who worked at The Weekly Standard, the now-defunct conservative magazine that was deeply critical of President Donald Trump until its sudden demise in December, have a new home. Starting Monday, Bill Kristol, a co-founder of The Weekly Standard, and Charlie Sykes, the former talk radio host and conservative commentator, will beef up The Bulwark, a conservative website that has until now served as an aggregator for Kristol's non-profit group, the Defending Democracy...
  • Weekly Standard to be Reborn Under Radical Anti-American Leftist Iranian Billionaire

    01/07/2019 11:29:58 AM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 6, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Weekly Standard was a worthwhile publication. Unfortunately its rebirth as The Bulwark is set to be a good deal uglier with a radical leftist funder notorious for his backing of terrorist propaganda and anti-Semitism. A handful of writers and editors who worked at The Weekly Standard, the now-defunct conservative magazine that was deeply critical of President Donald Trump until its sudden demise in December, have a new home. Starting Monday, Bill Kristol, a co-founder of The Weekly Standard, and Charlie Sykes, the former talk radio host and conservative commentator, will beef up The Bulwark, a conservative website that has...