Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $42,983
Woo hoo!!! And we're now over 48%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: neoconservative

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Tulsi Gabbard: Neocons in Trump administration 'placed dynamite and lit the fuse' for war with Iran

    06/27/2019 9:50:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2019 | Charles Creitz
    “The neocons in the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia and Netanyahu have created a situation where it is going to be very difficult for President Trump to avoid a war with Iran," she said. "They have built all the building blocks, placed the dynamite and lit the fuse. It is going to be up to Donald Trump and his leadership whether or not he is going to cut that fuse and say, 'Hey, we need to get back on track and put the interest of the American people in our country first.'" The Iraq War veteran also criticized Trump's recent...
  • Trump's irritation with top aides grows over Iran strategy

    05/16/2019 3:01:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2019 | Kevin Liptak, Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta, Kaitlan Collins and Kylie Atwood
    President Donald Trump has become irritated at an emerging impression his hawkish national security advisers are marching him closer to war with Iran despite his isolationist tendencies, according to people familiar with the matter. Instead, Trump is signaling his intent to speak with the Iranians as tensions rise in the Persian Gulf, and his national security team has taken steps they hope could facilitate a new diplomatic opening. The likelihood of such an opening appears slim. But Trump has raised concern with the heightened rhetoric, believing a large-scale military intervention with Iran would be devastating to him politically, people familiar...
  • The Establishment Flunkies Flunk Out

    10/22/2017 10:06:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    All human institutions are essentially a reboot of high school, and within the political scene the Never Trumpers are convinced that they are the cool kids despite being the chess club of American politics. No, they aren't the cool kids. They’re geeks, they haven't won a tournament in years and, more importantly, they're the freaking chess club. In contrast, we normals are just that, the members of the student body who have lives and after-school jobs and girlfriends and who don't care about the dorks padding their resume with student body presidencies or, in this case, jobs at the Eagle Liberty...
  • How to Be a Conservative in the Age of Trump

    07/16/2017 12:46:23 PM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 25 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | May 16, 2017 | Noah Rothman
    "They are obliged to spell out in clear terms why immigration—to say nothing of the importation of seasonal, temporary, and skilled labor—is an economic necessity."
  • The DC Establishment Is The Party Of War

    09/22/2016 6:12:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 9/22/16 | George Rasley
    In the modern era, in most of America’s past presidential elections the two major political parties presented a fairly clear distinction on the great issue of war and peace: Republicans opposed America’s entry into World War I, and into World War II until we were attacked at Pearl Harbor; Democrats eventually led the opposition against the Vietnam War, and to the two Persian Gulf wars conducted by the two Republican presidents Bush. However, under Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton the idea that one party would be the “peace” party and one War Partyparty would be the “war” party has been...
  • Search for Manichaean Neocons

    12/17/2015 4:42:25 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Google ^ | 12/17/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    This mysterious political arcanism appears in Patrick Buchanan's column today America First or WWIII. It could actually something, it's been used rather a bit, as messianic atheistic secular humanism has. I wish someone would come up with a pithy catch-all for Obama's mania for punishing traditional Americans for his perception of their ancestors' sins. Search for manichaean neocons.
  • Ted Cruz’s sycophantic strategy backfires (She's back- Jenny the Shrew)

    09/10/2015 10:16:57 AM PDT · by VinL · 41 replies
    Wash Po ^ | 9/10/15 | Jenny "the conservative" Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is having a bad week. First, he is body-blocked from getting on camera in Mike Huckabee’s media circus with Kim Davis. Then he gets upstaged by Donald Trump at a purported Iran rally that Trump converted into a campaign event. It is a sad state of affairs for a media hog like Cruz when he gets overshadowed by even hoggier opponents. How long will Cruz play Robin to Trump’s Batman? It is not fun to be Ed McMahon when Mike Huckabee sits in the host chair. Cruz would like to think of himself as the smartest...
  • Annoy a Liberal Today: Ask Them To Be Thankful

    11/27/2014 9:38:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 27, 2014 | John Ransom
    On this Thanksgiving Day I am truly thankful.IÂ’m thankful for my son Liam, my dog Lexie, the best sister and brother a guy could have, plus their families, niece and nephews all. IÂ’m thankful that, for me at least, Christmas runs from Thanksgiving to Three Kings Day. IÂ’m thankful too for living in San Diego, on the ocean, and for having lived in Denver, Palm Beach, Washington, DC, and Chicago. IÂ’m thankful that I get to write for a living. IÂ’m the luckiest guy I know. When I was 14 I knew what I wanted to do with my life,...
  • Why Democrat Ideas Don't Work: Reality

    09/14/2014 5:24:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 14, 2014 | John Ransom
    NRMLUNIT wrote: Elizabeth Warren for president. That will give Ransom one more thing to complain about. It's all he ever does. - I Blame Elizabeth Warren for Eric Cantor, Economists and Global CoolingDear Comrade LoonIT,Come on, Loon.I don’t just complain, although I will admit that I’m very good at complaining. I also agitate, exasperate, bother, annoy, traumatize, enrage and vituperate. Especially vituperate. That’s my favorite. And that’s just what I do to Republicans.But why not complain? The economy still sucks despite unprecedented liberal spending. The banking system and healthcare systems are more broken than ever before because of unprecedented liberal...
  • King Libertarians Neocons

    01/24/2014 12:49:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 223 replies ^ | January 24, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    From at least the time of the 1980’s, the Republican Party and the “conservative movement” have been dominated by, not conservatives, but neoconservatives. The so-called “libertarian” influence in the party is growing—and neoconservatives are none too pleased by it. Libertarians, neoconservatives assert, are “isolationists,” “naïve,” even sophomoric, idealists whose detachment from reality borders on being “unpatriotic,” for libertarians threaten to compromise national security, making citizen and soldier alike unsafe. After all, when his own country is in the midst of a protracted, bloody war, a person who uses his considerable influence to convince large numbers of Americans that their country...
  • Sen. Rubio: Time to provide ammunition to Syrian opposition

    03/01/2013 2:42:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 52 replies ^ | 2/27/13 | Julian Pecquet
    The Obama administration should send ammunition to the Syrian rebels, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday. The comments from a potential Republican front-runner in 2016 suggest both parties are coalescing around a more forceful U.S. role in the two-year-old civil war.
  • How the Russian ‘Reset’ Explains Obama’s Foreign Policy

    10/16/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | October 16, 2012 | DOUGLAS J. FEITH, SETH CROPSEY
    As violent mobs shouting Islamist slogans rampaged against U.S. diplomats across the Middle East and Southeast Asia in the weeks following the fatal Sept. 11, 2012 attack on U.S. officials in Libya, Russian President Vladimir Putin saw a chance to kick the United States when it was down. He did it by expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development, whose work -- advising private groups on democracy, as it has done since the 1990s -- he evidently resented. For good measure, he just cancelled the longstanding Nunn-Lugar program of cooperation on destroying and securing old Soviet weapons of mass destruction....
  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 6:34:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For Americans of the Greatest Generation that fought World War II and of the Silent Generation that came of age in the 1950s, the great moral and ideological cause was the Cold War. It gave purpose and clarity to our politics and foreign policy, and our lives. From the fall of Berlin in 1945 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, that Cold War was waged by two generations, and with its end Americans faced a fundamental question: If the historic struggle between communism and freedom is over, if the Soviet Empire and Soviet Union no longer exist,...
  • Derrick Bell in 1994: ‘Jewish Neoconservative Racists’

    03/09/2012 5:06:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Comentary Magazine ^ | 3/9/12 | John Podhoretz
    The controversy over the videotape of Harvard Law School student Barack Obama speaking in support of his professor Derrick Bell during Bell’s one-man 1990 uprising against the law school’s failure or refusal to hire a black woman as a professor has caused a predictable back-and-forth about what it might mean for Obama to have a favorable view of Bell. Michael Powell of the New York Times reflected conventional opinion in liberal media circles when he tweeted: “Derrick Bell, Radical? We’re to pretend our history cleansed? He fought 4 Civil Rights in Mississippi.” It is incumbent on Powell and others, if...
  • Was Elliot Abrams Deceived on Newt?

    01/27/2012 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | January 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I mentioned his name yesterday -- Jeffrey Lord was in the political office of the White House during the first term of Reagan, maybe both terms. Jeffrey Lord now writes at the American Spectator. Jeffrey Lord, like me, didn't understand all this stuff at Newt yesterday. AP has a story referring to me now as "conservative radio titan." And they describe me as trying to defend Newt on this yesterday, and in the process, nevertheless, recounting all of the things that Newt had said. I wasn't trying to defend Newt, as AP said. All I was saying...
  • Confessions of a Neocon

    01/13/2012 7:47:07 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 19 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 1/13/2012 | Bill Knowles
    The first time one of Ron Paul's supporters called me a Neocon I was insulted and hacked off which was exactly the response the name caller was looking for. However since then, the more times I have been called that the more enamored to it I have become. Yes....I admit it...I am a Neocon. Thank you for labeling me as such, all you napalm spreading Paul-ites who are the self-proclaimed "Defenders of the Faith", "Proclaimers of the Truth" and "The Founding Fathers Favorites". Your name calling has finally produced something meaningful. The American Heritage Dictionary's definition of neoconservativism is "an...
  • Conservatism Does Not End at America's Shorelines

    07/03/2011 12:32:39 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 6-21-2011 | Thomas Skypek
    Since the end of the Cold War, neo-conservatives have routinely employed two powerful words to criticize traditional conservatives uneasy with their big government approach to international affairs: appeasement and isolationism. On ABC's "This Week," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) employed both words, labeling Republican criticism of the military adventure in Libya as "isolationist" all while making an allusion to the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s ...
  • Obama the NeoCon

    06/14/2011 10:58:13 AM PDT · by MrTim29 · 23 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 06-13-11 | Tim Ross
    Between 2002 and 2008, the Left in America maintained a consistent assault against President George W. Bush which included a number of pejoratives, most notably calling him a “NeoCon.” Even my Democrat friends would look me straight in the eye and say, “Bush… that, that NeoCon!” And I would reply, “Wait! What exactly is a NeoCon?” And they didn’t know. All they knew was that it wasn’t good. But where are all those Democrats now that Barack Obama is in office? Because Obama is the greatest NeoCon of all.
  • David Horowitz vs. John “None Shall Pass” Gwardino

    04/04/2011 1:09:06 PM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 4, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    I was born to Jehovah's Witness parents. When I became a teenager, I began to question that worldview. At the age of 17, I disassociated from the religion and went my own way. Over the years which have followed, my paradigm has developed according to newly acquired knowledge and experience. It continues to develop. I hope it never stops developing. Due to this background, I have a tremendous respect for the humility required to reconsider a publicly established position in light of new evidence. David Horowitz recently did so in a post denouncing nation-building. He expressed well-informed doubts regarding the...
  • Curb Records Chief and Major Patron Assails College for Forcing Out Gay Coach

    12/09/2010 12:47:42 PM PST · by wardaddy · 21 replies
    CMT News ^ | 12-8-10 | Morris
    Nashville's Belmont University, whose Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business sired Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner and other prominent music figures, has been criticized by the Curb College's namesake himself for forcing out a soccer coach on the grounds that her public admission of homosexuality conflicts with the school's Christian identity. Mike Curb, who heads Curb Records, assailed the school's decision in a letter to Belmont's faculty senate, a group that also opposes the coach's severance. The full text of Curb's letter was published in Nashville's daily newspaper, The Tennessean. "Belmont's Curb College is the largest stand...