Tag: Bill Kristol

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran
Late Sunday night, Donald Trump went to twitter and started beating the war drum against Iran. He did so in retaliation to the President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks in a speech that if the U.S. launches a war against Iran, it would be the mother of all wars. We heard that same phrase from none other... Read more »

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?

Who will stand up for America, who will stand-up for America’s greatness?
“Who, in this moment of abdication of American leadership by the president, will speak for America? Who will speak for American greatness?”—Bill Kristol Bill Kristol, the Editor-at-Large of the Conservative “Weekly Standard,” posted the words above on Twitter in response to Donald Trump’s temper-tantrum in Brussels, at the NATO conference. His words encapsulate this moment... Read more »

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP
The GOP I knew, and for whom I worked for over four decades is as dead as its founders. The Republican Party had a long life, 162 years. From 1854 until 2016, the year of its passing, the GOP saw many triumphs. Abraham Lincoln, the Party’s very first President, preserved the union, signed the Emancipation... Read more »
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William F. Buckley Jr died ten years ago yesterday, and frankly, I don’t feel so good myself

William F. Buckley Jr died ten years ago yesterday, and frankly, I don’t feel so good myself
Many people ask me how I got into politics, and why did I choose the profession for my life’s work? My parents taught their children to try and right wrongs and not be silent. However, the lessons of my Mother and Father are only part of the equation. William F. Buckley, Jr. had as much... Read more »

The GOP openly embraces racism

The GOP openly embraces racism
Does one have to be a racist to be a Republican today? No, but to be a “good” Republican, one must become an apologist and racist denier. I spent more than four decades in the Republican Party at high levels. I saw the racism in the background. Like many of my fellow neocons who admired... Read more »

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon
We called them our useful fools. Racists and bigots elected Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, and defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992. They were back in 2000 and turned out for his son George W. Bush. Bill Kristol, Editor of the Weekley Standard, former Chief of Staff for... Read more »
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Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics

Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics
Donald Trump doesn’t have a base. Like Charles Manson, he has a cult of personality that is oblivious to crimes, lies, and Trump’s childish behavior. It wasn’t just a quip when candidate Trump said he could walk out on 5th Avenue in New York and, “shoot somebody” and not lose a vote. He was serious,... Read more »

The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama

The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama
Alabama is becoming as big a headache for Donald Trump just as Alabama is a headache for those who love freedom and equality. There is a special election for the vacant Alabama US Senate Seat that became available when The President named Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. A man appropriately named “Strange” is the Trump... Read more »

Debate number one, Clinton crushes Trump

Debate number one, Clinton crushes Trump
But is it enough to win the election? Winning an election, and winning a debate are two different things. It is advisable to win the debate because it makes winning the election that much easier, but the debates are not the end of the campaign trail. Not by a long shot is it the end.... Read more »
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RIP The Tea Party

RIP The Tea Party
When my party nominates a conservative and a Republican, I’ll vote for it again. Trump is neither a conservative, or a Republican and the people he brought to the party aren’t either. If you missed Ted Cruz being booed off the stage last night, you missed a seismic event. Not that Ted Cruz doesn’t deserve... Read more »