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insta8er

(960 posts)
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:07 PM Jun 2016

Hard-line right-wing war hawk Max Boot applauds Hillary Clinton in op-ed

Lifelong Republican Max Boot, the most hawkish of hawks, insists Hillary "Clinton would be far preferable to Trump"

A slew of prominent right-wing figures have joined Wall Street in supporting Hillary Clinton for president.

Max Boot, a hard-line war hawk and self-declared “American imperialist,” lauded the Democratic presidential front-runner in an op-ed in The Los Angeles Times on Sunday, citing her as a much better alternative to presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

“If I’m not for Trump, who am I for?” wrote Boot, a lifelong Reagan Republican, in the article.

“Hillary Clinton is a centrist Democrat who is more hawkish than President Obama and far more principled and knowledgeable about foreign affairs than Trump, who is too unstable and erratic,” he answered.

http://www.salon.com/2016/05/09/hard_line_right_wing_war_hawk_max_boot_applauds_hillary_clinton_in_op_ed/


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Hard-line right-wing war hawk Max Boot applauds Hillary Clinton in op-ed (Original Post) insta8er Jun 2016 OP
Not surprising. Robert Kagan is fundrasing for her as well... think Jun 2016 #1
Looks like our candidate is a success on both sides of the aisle, November is going to be a insta8er Jun 2016 #2
Doubtful she gets any significant GOP crossover vote AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #7
At least some of the most prominent republicans seem to like her views on things plus that she isn't insta8er Jun 2016 #9
Trump upsets the present order AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #11
What "things" are you referring to? realmirage Jun 2016 #23
Really? It seems that they're saying it's not about her views, just that she's not a lunatic synergie Jun 2016 #64
Who gives a fuck edhopper Jun 2016 #15
Anyone with half a brain isn't going to vote for Trump. That leaves Clinton. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #3
Not at all, if I was a 1%er I would have put all of my money on HRC as well. It makes total sense, I insta8er Jun 2016 #4
Anyone with any sense should be putting their money on Clinton. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #6
I get you. 840high Jun 2016 #8
Do you realize what you are saying? AgingAmerican Jun 2016 #10
Stop boiling every issue on the planet down to realmirage Jun 2016 #22
Ben Norton from Salon SharonClark Jun 2016 #25
Trump IS the 1% radical noodle Jun 2016 #28
are you saying the other 99% should not be against Trump? bettyellen Jun 2016 #67
"total sense" is not contrary to TOS. LanternWaste Jun 2016 #69
Exactly mcar Jun 2016 #12
Good. She'll win in a landslide..nt SidDithers Jun 2016 #5
OUSTANDING!!!! MohRokTah Jun 2016 #13
Awesome! zappaman Jun 2016 #14
That is way to kind a photo of edhopper Jun 2016 #16
Excellent! NastyRiffraff Jun 2016 #17
The celebratory posts here illustrate how DU is no longer a site for Democrats. n/t brentspeak Jun 2016 #18
Do you know what's going on in the war on ISIS? realmirage Jun 2016 #20
So a cheerleader for war profiteering brentspeak Jun 2016 #29
Are you comparing Syria to Iraq? realmirage Jun 2016 #31
Are you trying to make some sort of intelligent-sounding point? brentspeak Jun 2016 #33
Again I ask - are you saying Iraq an Syria realmirage Jun 2016 #35
Let's stay on point brentspeak Jun 2016 #40
Your question is based on a ridiculous foundation realmirage Jun 2016 #41
Ok, so basically you stepped in it brentspeak Jun 2016 #45
Since you prefer insults to putting forth smart arguments realmirage Jun 2016 #49
Here's more information for you realmirage Jun 2016 #56
You may want to (for the sake of consistency) apply the same question (and critique) to yourself. LanternWaste Jun 2016 #70
Nah, it is the site for Democrats. SharonClark Jun 2016 #21
Really? Because I don't remember people objecting when Bernie made promises that he could convert La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #38
How is wanting to convince Republicans to become more progressive brentspeak Jun 2016 #42
They want sanity. Most people do. No one wants the insanity that trumps foreign policy La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #46
Uh, the guy in question wants "sanity"? brentspeak Jun 2016 #48
+100 AntiBank Jun 2016 #50
Yes, trumps foreign policy is erratic and insane La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #52
Well, those who were putting lots of money into "negative" ads that were not, were indeed synergie Jun 2016 #66
Special rules apply to certain people, or so it seemed during that nasty primary season. synergie Jun 2016 #65
I'm guessing that you don't realize that many of them are sarcasm. TwilightZone Jun 2016 #54
It's been some time since DU has been that, hasn't it, especially this cycle? synergie Jun 2016 #63
Considering the mistakes Obama, a smart guy, made in the fight against ISIS realmirage Jun 2016 #19
Shouting for war all the time might sound good, too.... villager Jun 2016 #30
Who is shouting for war? It's called survival realmirage Jun 2016 #32
As I recall, it was the folks shouting for war who brought us ISIS. villager Jun 2016 #36
Ok now you're talking about Bush. realmirage Jun 2016 #44
I am talking about all you war hawks -- who have brought us ISIS, the refugee crisis, etc. villager Jun 2016 #47
You haven't researched this issue at all, not even a little bit, have you? realmirage Jun 2016 #57
"You're using very broad statements to describe this issue" villager Jun 2016 #60
You still don't get it. realmirage Jun 2016 #68
You still don't get it. villager Jun 2016 #71
You're still talking about Iraq 2001 realmirage Jun 2016 #72
Let's not start with that, since you and your friend Boot got us into this mess. villager Jun 2016 #73
Any republican that isn't a racist knuckle dragging chin drooler workinclasszero Jun 2016 #24
Great! DesertRat Jun 2016 #26
This is the 2nd DU post today of the May 9th article. Why?? riversedge Jun 2016 #27
The OP's replies reveal the true intent- smear Hillary realmirage Jun 2016 #34
Good. Bernie also told us that he thought he could convert republicans La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2016 #37
There are several one time hard line Republicans who see Trump as terrible, it is a no brainer for Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #39
I see what you are doing. trumad Jun 2016 #43
oh my god. isn't it fabulous!! Hiraeth Jun 2016 #51
even the loons cant bear to embrace Rump MFM008 Jun 2016 #53
She's "“the last true hawk left in the race,” NYT Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2016 #55
The search for "the line" continues. JoePhilly Jun 2016 #58
This won't lead many rank-and-file Republicans to the one true religion Jake Stern Jun 2016 #59
k&r nt bananas Jun 2016 #61
So even right wingers are too smart to vote in ways that might allow Trump to win? synergie Jun 2016 #62
 

insta8er

(960 posts)
2. Looks like our candidate is a success on both sides of the aisle, November is going to be a
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:13 PM
Jun 2016

cakewalk! Madam President!!!

 

AgingAmerican

(12,958 posts)
7. Doubtful she gets any significant GOP crossover vote
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:19 PM
Jun 2016

Republicans loathe the Clintons.

The GOP establishment are just as terrified of Trump, as the establishment Dems are of Sanders, and for similar reasons. They don't want to upset the corporate goose that lays the golden eggs.

One has to understand the dynamics of this election season to see what is going on. This is the season of the anti-establishment.

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
9. At least some of the most prominent republicans seem to like her views on things plus that she isn't
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:21 PM
Jun 2016

lunatic Trump. Who would put our economy in a free fall.

 

AgingAmerican

(12,958 posts)
11. Trump upsets the present order
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:23 PM
Jun 2016

Which to the 1% is unacceptable, because the present order keeps them in power.

He threatens the establishment. They are of the establishment.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
23. What "things" are you referring to?
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:32 PM
Jun 2016

If you're going to start accusing Hillary of not being a Democrat you better bring facts and not just half baked insinuations

 

synergie

(1,901 posts)
64. Really? It seems that they're saying it's not about her views, just that she's not a lunatic
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 03:00 AM
Jun 2016

like trump and even they see the utter lunatic idiocy of doing anything that would let that moron win. They're being practical and not letting purity destroy the country or the world.

TwilightZone

(24,620 posts)
3. Anyone with half a brain isn't going to vote for Trump. That leaves Clinton.
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:17 PM
Jun 2016

This isn't difficult. You disagree with him that Trump is too unstable and erratic?

 

insta8er

(960 posts)
4. Not at all, if I was a 1%er I would have put all of my money on HRC as well. It makes total sense, I
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:21 PM
Jun 2016

would love to explain it to you in more detail on how I came to that conclusion, but that could have me bring up things that might go against the new TOS..so I am not going to do that.

TwilightZone

(24,620 posts)
6. Anyone with any sense should be putting their money on Clinton.
Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:38 PM
Jun 2016

One doesn't have to be a 1%er or a right-winger. Just not an idiot.

radical noodle

(7,968 posts)
28. Trump IS the 1%
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:41 PM
Jun 2016

and has tax plans that will help them. The reason some of the less extreme people in the GOP support her is not the 1%, but the fact that Trump is dangerous for the stability of this country and Hillary is much more qualified to lead the country. Even hawks don't want to blow up the world.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
69. "total sense" is not contrary to TOS.
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 11:34 AM
Jun 2016

"total sense" is not contrary to TOS, as it implies rational thought, valid criticism and a dramatic lack of petulance, pejoratives and mud-slinging. Hence, I'm forced to conclude it be either a) absolutely within the parameters of the TOS, or b) it simply doesn't make 'total sense'.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
20. Do you know what's going on in the war on ISIS?
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:25 PM
Jun 2016

Why do you think a guy who understands military strategy might prefer Hillary to an idiot? We are, after all, talking about our own safety. Our actual lives.

brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
29. So a cheerleader for war profiteering
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:42 PM
Jun 2016

whose job it has been to advocate for the very same regime change policy which spawned ISIS in the first place is someone who "understands military strategy"?

Americans and their families are less safe today because of individuals such as Max Boot -- and the politicians whose agenda he pushes.


brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
33. Are you trying to make some sort of intelligent-sounding point?
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:48 PM
Jun 2016

You're not doing a very good job of it.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
35. Again I ask - are you saying Iraq an Syria
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:50 PM
Jun 2016

are both about regime change and nothing more? You seem to think there's no difference between Iraq and Syria.

brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
40. Let's stay on point
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:59 PM
Jun 2016

You made the inexplicable claim that Max Boot is someone "who understands military strategy", even though it's known that the regime change he championed in Iraq, Syria, and Libya has resulted in the creation of ISIS. Which is, to say, that the guy who you say "understands military strategy" has helped to make the entire nation (entire world, really) less safe than ever before.

Proceed for there.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
41. Your question is based on a ridiculous foundation
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:06 PM
Jun 2016

You're saying "regime change" and applying it to Iraq, Syria, and Lybia as though the very different conflicts there can be boiled down to regime change. You can't put those 3 in the same category and use that premise to ask a question. It sounds ridiculous because it is.

brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
45. Ok, so basically you stepped in it
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:11 PM
Jun 2016

and don't know how to get out of it other than try to change the topic.

To sum up: the guy who pimped for the foreign policies which have led to the creation of ISIS is someone who you say "understands military strategy".

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
49. Since you prefer insults to putting forth smart arguments
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 02:41 PM
Jun 2016

let me explain to you why your question is still not a good one. First, a clue to the problem with your question lies in your lack of understanding of the wars in Syria, Libya, and Iraq, as you attempted to equate all three. When I see someone making such false assumptions, the first question I ask is - what other false assumptions are they making? After asking you for clarification, you walked back your "regime change" theory and now are simply going with "Boot knows nothing about foreign affairs" while sticking with a characterization of him as a one dimensional evil war profiteer. Let's look at both of those.

First, the only source in this entire thread is the notoriously shitty Salon. But even in this article, which does a terrible job of supporting its assertions, I find things that counter its own premise. Boot cites NATO - Trump being against it, Hillary for it - as a big reason for preferring Hillary's foreign policy. Alliances in the war against ISIS I'd say are very important. So I give Boot credit for understanding that. Trump is an isolationist who simultaneously wants to "bomb the shit out of ISIS" as his military strategy. Boot's reaction to this? - "Donald Trump does not have a serious foreign policy thought in his head. He has no ideas, he only has impulses — and those impulses change every 30 seconds." Sounds to me like Boot agrees with nearly every Democrat here.

Now let's look at your simplification of Boot as just some evil supporter of war profiteers. In that same interview Salon cited, Boot says he's pro immigration, anti-tea party, and calls Trump a "fascist demagogue." He also says there's a "vein of xenophobia, protectionism, racism, and other sentiments out there" that accounts for a "significant share" of Trump's base. Does this sound like the caricature you put forth of Boot as some one dimensional, evil war profiteer?

It sounds to me like you heard someone say he supported the Iraq war, then boiled him down to some cartoon character who couldn't possibly have any knowledge of foreign affairs or care about anything or anyone. Except the facts show differently.

Here's a final quote from the Boot interview. You tell me if he sounds like an insane, evil war profiteer, or like a reasonable person who (while I disagree with many of his political stances) is not an insane person and whose support of Hillary on foreign policy makes perfect sense. Note also that he has learned somewhat from his past beliefs on the Iraq invasion. (emphasized in bold)

"Trump loves dictators. He praises Putin, he loved the Tiananmen Square crackdown, he praises Kim Jong-Un. He said Saddam Hussein was great because he killed terrorists, which is a hell of a way to characterize the hundreds of thousands of victims Saddam Hussein claimed.

At the same time, he saves his venom for democratic allies like South Korea, Japan, and Germany because he thinks they're freeloaders. That's because, as he's repeatedly said, he admires strength and leadership, and people like Putin have it.

I do think there's been a swing in the Republican Party against the perceived excesses of the George W. Bush administration. I don't think we should go around, necessarily, toppling every dictator in the world — but I also don't think embracing these murderous thugs is going to be the solution to our foreign policy problems. And I think Donald Trump is certainly prone to embracing them."


Am I saying I agree with Boot on everything? No, but the evidence I provided you with showed the danger of turning those you don't agree with on everything into cartoon characters who are without souls or brains. Many of us have family who disagree with us on political matters, but we don't go around saying those family members are evil people who care only about getting blood money.

Also, going around condescending to people isn't very attractive. Get your facts first. Research things. Don't just react to headlines and run with it.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
56. Here's more information for you
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 08:01 PM
Jun 2016

Here is Hillary’s current policy on dealing with ISIS, more or less. Continue our commitment to our NATO alliances (Trump wants to go it alone). Embed special forces in the local armies to gain intelligence for important strategical purposes such as carrying out better airstrikes, as Obama did in Afghanistan. Also, help Sunni and Kurdish moderates take back their territories by giving them weapons and tactical advice, (Obama initially was initially unwilling to do this, and Congress actually blocked him from sending weapons after it became clear we needed to do this, because you know, it was Obama that asked and the answer must always be no.) She also emphasizes getting more commitment from Saudi Arabia and Turkey (vital to the offensive). Saudi Arabia just pledged full support earlier this year. These proposals, by the way, are very similar to those put forth by Bernie Sanders. Max Boot agrees with all of it as well. Whatever Boot believed at the time of the Iraq invasion, it appears he has a grip on the current situation. So when I say he understands military strategy, it seems to me he understands pretty well what needs to be done right now.

But I know knee jerk reactions like: "A republican agrees with her, and republicans are always wrong! So Hillary must be wrong too!" is easier than researching a complicated issue. It's what led you to think there's no difference between the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, and Libya. Researching requires work, but I'm glad those in power are doing the hard work, amidst all the insults and second-guessing by voters who can't even bother to gather information on the very issues they are screaming about.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
70. You may want to (for the sake of consistency) apply the same question (and critique) to yourself.
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 11:36 AM
Jun 2016

You may want to (for the sake of consistency) apply the same question (and critique) to yourself.

 

La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)
38. Really? Because I don't remember people objecting when Bernie made promises that he could convert
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:58 PM
Jun 2016

Republicans.

brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
42. How is wanting to convince Republicans to become more progressive
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:07 PM
Jun 2016

the same thing as attracting the support of hard right wingers who are championing someone they consider a kindred spirit?

 

La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)
46. They want sanity. Most people do. No one wants the insanity that trumps foreign policy
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:12 PM
Jun 2016

Will bring us. No one with a brain that is.

brentspeak

(18,290 posts)
48. Uh, the guy in question wants "sanity"?
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:16 PM
Jun 2016

Max Boot, the individual hawking for HRC in the OP, wants investment profits and another lucrative gig on the Council of Foreign Relations. He is one of the tools who pimped for the very same foreign policies -- ME regime change -- which helped create ISIS in the first place. He does not want "sanity"; he wants war and $$$.

 

synergie

(1,901 posts)
66. Well, those who were putting lots of money into "negative" ads that were not, were indeed
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 03:07 AM
Jun 2016

championing a kindred spirit, and the voting record and the tweets supporting that kindred spirit made that clear. Republicans are supporting HRC because they fear trump, and are willing to allow progressives to win, because they know the dangers he presents. They're not cheering on a candidate that supports their big money donors over the victims of violence for example.

So, the two things that puzzle you are not equivalent at all, they hate HRC and have done so for decades due her progressive agenda and the actions, it's why they supported their kindred spirit who joined them in defeating amendments their donor didn't like and who voted in ways their base approved of. They were always anti-HRC, they never did one thing to support her in the primary, quite the contrary, tells you a little something about their feelings about her, about Trump and their desperation at this stage when it's between her and Trump.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
19. Considering the mistakes Obama, a smart guy, made in the fight against ISIS
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:23 PM
Jun 2016

Maybe this guy just actually understands military strategy and realizes we can't afford to mess up the war on ISIS by electing a doofus like Trump. Whether we like it or not, we are in a necessary war to stop ISIS from expanding or taking control of a country. A lot of people don't understand that and just label it "hawkish." It's not. It's called survival. Pull out of all the fighting in the Middle East and see how violent and unstable the world gets as ISIS grows.

All this hawk labeling usually boils down to a lack of understanding of what's actually happening in foreign affairs. Just shouting for peace all the time sounds good, but life isn't so simple.

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
30. Shouting for war all the time might sound good, too....
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:45 PM
Jun 2016

...to some, but life isn't quite that simple, either.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
32. Who is shouting for war? It's called survival
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:48 PM
Jun 2016

You ok with letting isis take over the Middle East?

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
36. As I recall, it was the folks shouting for war who brought us ISIS.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:53 PM
Jun 2016

Unintended consequences, and such.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
44. Ok now you're talking about Bush.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:09 PM
Jun 2016

What does that have to do with the reality we are in now? What Bush did and what we are forced, by common sense, to deal with now because of it cannot be compared.

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
47. I am talking about all you war hawks -- who have brought us ISIS, the refugee crisis, etc.
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 01:12 PM
Jun 2016

There are always lots of sponsors for the seemingly "easy solution" of a military response.

The costs are never seemingly borne by those who stand to profit off such things the most.

Peace is always much harder. And requires much more skillful leadership.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
57. You haven't researched this issue at all, not even a little bit, have you?
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 09:50 PM
Jun 2016

How is what Obama is doing, or what Sanders and Hillary both proposed, which are all very similar, the "easy solution?" And what Boot is advocating is also similar to what all the Democrats mentioned believe should be done. None of these four want U.S. ground troops in large numbers as we had in Iraq. All four want a more nuanced approach that emphasizes alliances with NATO and Iraq's border states.

You're using very broad statements to describe this issue, but the fact is that anyone who has studied the ISIS problem knows that not getting involved at all means ISIS gains control of multiple countries, gains massive resources, and starts doing to us what they did in Paris.

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
60. "You're using very broad statements to describe this issue"
Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:50 AM
Jun 2016

Yes, you truly are.

My point being that ISIS is a result of policies already favored by Boot, and Boot fans such as yourself.

I'm simply advocating a less reckless approach, going forward, than we've used in the past.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
68. You still don't get it.
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 11:24 AM
Jun 2016

Aside from shouting "peace" at everything, what exactly are you saying? Boot agrees with Hillary, Sanders, and Obama about what needs to be done right now. "Peace" is not an option on the table. Do you know more than Sanders, Hillary, and Obama about how to handle ISIS? Do you think none of those three show restraint?

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
71. You still don't get it.
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 11:36 AM
Jun 2016

Aside from shouting "war" at everything, what exactly are you saying?

The people who "know" these things -- like your pal Boot -- are the ones who gave us ISIS.

In other words, ISIS was created from prior "lack of restraint."

Do you think you know more than the historical record in front of us?

All I am suggesting, is that it's dangerous to sign off unhestitatingly on the plans of warmongers.

 

realmirage

(2,117 posts)
72. You're still talking about Iraq 2001
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 12:10 PM
Jun 2016

The current year is 2016. Let's start with that. I'll say it again because you still don't realize what the point is- Obama, Sanders, and Hillary all agree on the same strategy. Boot agrees with them. Therefore, Boot appears to, in 2016, have a grasp of what the correct strategy should be. So yes, he does have a grasp of military strategy in 2016, the current year. What he knew or didn't know about strategy 15 years ago, he appears, in 2016, to have grasped what the current situation requires.

If you still can't grasp it, I don't care. I can't control that. But I'm not bumping this smear piece on Hillary again. End of this conversation from my end.

 

villager

(26,001 posts)
73. Let's not start with that, since you and your friend Boot got us into this mess.
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 12:46 PM
Jun 2016

That's the whole point.

And do you have a link showing Max Boot and Bernie Sanders' foreign policy prescriptions in alignment?

Thanks.

 

workinclasszero

(28,270 posts)
24. Any republican that isn't a racist knuckle dragging chin drooler
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:34 PM
Jun 2016

Will probably end up voting for Hillary or sit out the election in the fall.

A small minority of republicans to be sure but its a win for democrats either way!

 

La Lioness Priyanka

(53,866 posts)
37. Good. Bernie also told us that he thought he could convert republicans
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:57 PM
Jun 2016

I am glad our nominee is doing that

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
39. There are several one time hard line Republicans who see Trump as terrible, it is a no brainer for
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 12:58 PM
Jun 2016

them.

Jake Stern

(3,145 posts)
59. This won't lead many rank-and-file Republicans to the one true religion
Sun Jun 26, 2016, 10:51 PM
Jun 2016

The GOP has become hostile territory for Neocons which accounts for their new found love of the Dems. This foray into Democratic Party cheerleading has as much, if not more, to do with the fact that the great Republican masses are largely populist/Tea Party oriented and very chilly to "establishment" Neoconservatism than it does with Hillary's stand on issues.

Trump didn't happen in a vccuum. The GOP establishment courted and groomed the Tea Party/Populist folks thinking they could be controlled and for awhile it looked just like that would be the case but the monster broke free and what you have is today's Republican party.

At best he and the others will be derisevly labeled "cuckservatives" and dismissed as traitors.

 

synergie

(1,901 posts)
62. So even right wingers are too smart to vote in ways that might allow Trump to win?
Tue Jun 28, 2016, 02:56 AM
Jun 2016

Who'd have thunk that RWer would have the decency to vote for the only person who isn't a raving lunatic in this race?

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