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Prominent neoconservative Bill Kristol shared his election-year hallucinations with the nation. From the ashes of the Republican primaries would rise a man to stand for president against victor Donald J. Trump, a Sisyphean task that has been attempted and failed by 17 other worthies.

This individual is David French, an attorney, a decorated Iraq War veteran, and writer for the decidedly “Against Trump” National Review. Curiously, Kristol’s independent candidate is a “devout social conservative,” an evangelical who questions the merits of “de-stigmatizing” homosexuality, rejects the progressive premise upon which the transgender, potty wars are being waged, and would keep women out of combat.

Why, then, would a “relatively secular faction within the Republican Party,” the neoconservatives, make common cause with the Party’s fundamentalist wing? Jeet Heer, senior editor at the New Republic, asks this question—a riddle familiar to students and scholars of American conservatism.

The alliance, or, rather, the master-servant relationship between neoconservatives and the Religious Right is an old one. Political evangelists have long since been brought to heel by the Washington-based neoconservatives. “Most on the Religious Right have hardly resisted such cooptation, having perhaps nowhere to go financially, politically or professionally,” wrote Dr. Paul Gottfried in The Conservative Movement, his 1993 prophetic, forensic examination of the roots of the conservative crack-up.

French is vested in an aggressive, expansionist foreign policy. His impressive military credentials, in his role as a tool of democratic internationalism, are meant to provide a stark contrast to Trump’s nativism. At least as Kristol sees it.

French is no American Firster in the way Donald Trump is. For a man can don the uniform and fight Caesar’s wars, but that doesn’t necessarily make him someone who puts his country first—unless one conflates the interests and well-being of ordinary Americans with wars of choice plotted by the New York-Washington axis of power. This error is not one Mr. Trump commits. While the presumptive Republican Party’s nominee clearly has great affection for America’s veterans, he doesn’t love all the wars they’ve been ordered to fight.

Leave it to Hillary Clinton and Mr. Kristol to collapse the distinction between spreading democratic values around the world (their way) and acting in the national interest (Trumps’ way).

As much as he abhors Trump’s America First chauvinism, Kristol ought to have realized by now that Trump won his primary fight by standing for Middle-American populism and American interests, as against the establishment Right’s internationalism. How many more “professional Republicans” will the political elites toss at Trump?

This political blood sport is becoming as degrading to all parties as dwarf tossing.

Concessions to the Religious Right notwithstanding, Heer maintains that the Libertarian Party’s “Gary Johnson-Bill Weld ticket looks like a much more credible anti-Trump force on the right” for Kristol to consider.

From the perspective of this writer, a long-time libertarian, however, the mindset of the two goofballs aforementioned by Heer is more statist and deferential to state structures than Trump’s.

In an interview with CNN’s Victor Blackwell, Weld, in particular, voiced objections thoroughly statist to the various policies Trump was proposing.

Weld: Some of the stuff that he’s running on I think is absolutely chaotic. I’m going to do this to Mexico. OK, that’s a violation of the North American Free Trade agreement, which is the supreme law of the land. It is a treaty. We signed it. I’ll do this to China. No questions asked. OK, that’s a violation of the World Trade Organization rules exposing us, the United States, to sanctions. And we would be the rogue nation. I don’t think we want to be the rogue nation. You know? Let’s let North Korea be the rogue nation, not us.

By Weld’s telling, Trump must refrain from doing what he has proposed to do lest he violate this or the other agreement between the U.S. government and various supranational systems, which Weld treats as holy writ.

ORDER IT NOW

Granted, radical libertarians will contend that the Constitution itself is the thin edge of the wedge that has allowed successive U.S. governments to cede the rights of Americans to these supra-state systems. Specifically, the “Supremacy Clause” in Article VI states that all treaties made by the national government shall be “the supreme Law of the Land,” and shall usurp the laws of the states.

Either way, all libertarian-minded conservatives who yearn to breathe free should want the chains with which others have bound Americans dissolved. Johnson and Weld object to Trump renegotiating agreements or optimizing them for Americans, on the statist grounds that to so do would violate agreements that by their nature sideline the American people. Smashing or refashioning these agreements and reclaiming national, state and individual sovereignty, as Trump proposes, is certainly more libertarian than the Johnson-Weld worldview allows.

On this front, the dissident Right—Trump’s right-wing populists and right-thinking libertarians—ought to agree.

After Indiana, it was game, set, match for Trump. Late in May, Trump reached and surpassed the “1237” delegate count. When that magic number of delegates was secured, “1237” became the new “300” (a reference to the comic-book rendition of the epic Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC).

Isn’t it time for Bill Kristol and his neoconservatives to stop tossing dwarfs at Donald Trump?

 
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  1. Conflating what Bill Kristol et al are doing with the tossing of free-born, informed-consenting dwarfs is a sad analogy. The dwarfs … er, little people? … know that they are in it for the entertainment value. Kristol and his henchmen actually think they are performing a public service, and instead are being cruelly used by the forces of darkness to do whatever it takes to install the Hildabeast in the WH.

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  2. Begemot says:

    The author of this article states that David French has “impressive military credentials”. I’m sure that is part of what Kristol is hoping will generate some appeal for French. The National Review states that” “In 2007, he [French] deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.”

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I’m not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s). It is also worth pointing out that the Bronze can be awarded for valor, but it can also be awarded for impressing one’s boss with keeping your paper clips tidy. I haven’t seen the citation for Mr. French’s Bronze Star, but I suspect that if it had been awarded for valor, that would have been mentioned.

    This campaign isn’t going anywhere, of course, but it only shows delusion on Kristol’s part and on French’s part if he pursues this.

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    • Replies: @Latium Laurentum
    Thanks for that bit of info on David French.
    I laughed out loud when I read it.
    , @Buzz Mohawk

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I’m not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s).
     
    That's the only kind of "soldier" that a Zionist chicken hawk like Kristol understands.

    I remember reading about the time Tom Clancy met Kristol in an elevator during the buildup to the Iraq War. Clancy told Kristol that he thought Kristol and others were pushing to throw good warriors away into something misguided, a waste of good soldiers.

    According to Clancy, Kristol's response was, "That's what they signed up for."

    Billy Kristol is an evil, rotten bastard.

    , @Orville H. Larson
    David French was a shyster, not an infantryman exposed to shot and shell. No doubt he remained at base camp, where he enjoyed a clean bunk and good chow in the officers' mess. And, yes, it's unlikely he got the Bronze Star with Combat "V". Not much chance of picking up a Purple Heart, either!
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  3. Issacson-alias-Mercer neglected to mention that, in deference to his (((Eskimo)))-neoCon paymasters, cuckservative race-traitor French has adopted a niglet. See also: Sandra Bullock, in a similarly structured (((Eskimo))) environment

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    Hey, watch who your convenience app is conveniencing. I don't want none of you low-count (((white trash))) hammering on the door of my igloo!
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  4. Frankie P says:

    Ilana, your deliberate avoidance of the 300 pound gorilla in the China shop is not just irresponsible, it’s downright mendacious. How could you delve into the reasoning behind Kristol’s brainstorm and fail to mention old Bill’s priority, sine que non issue: undying support for the Jewish apartheid state, also known as JSIL? I guess you expect us to pretend that the emperor gorilla is wearing clothes as you flail around desperately for bullets (they are blanks) with which to shoot down Bill Kristol, for you too want to avoid the issue, an issue that you and Bill read from the same book on. What does it say there on the cover? I can’t see the last few letters. The Tal… It’s not The Taliban, is it?

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  5. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Could (((Kristol))) conform any more to the stereotypical jew? He was literally concocting a plot to hijack the American presidential election from his base in Israel.The friction generated by his hand-rubbing could have provided one year’s worth of energy to a third world country.

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  6. AKAHorace says:

    Look French sounds a decent enough soul. You can mock him for being a Rear Echalon Mutherfucker or however you Armyboys say it, but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency.

    Not his fault he was suggested as a third party candidate.

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    but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency. "

    Just what did he do?
    Other than being a parasitic tax-eater, that is?

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  7. Kristol hates the Historic American Nation. It’s as simple as that. He wants to redefine us in order to more easily manipulate its citizenry. And it’s easier to do that if you have a permanently divided electorate easily excited by various faux issues served up over time. But the Kristol gig is coming to an end.

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  8. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says:

    Please don’t tell Billy Boy to stop. It is too funny.

    We need humor.

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  9. bondo says:

    david french went beyond the call of duty to arrange his superior’s paper clips and to keep his own oak leafs shiny.

    french was also twice awarded the tin can for impressive drooling

    kristol is an intellectual dwarf

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  10. Realist says:

    I am pretty sure Kristol is a rabid Zionist who does’ t like Trump because he fears Trump will not sacrifice the US for Israel.

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    It's not really about Israel, or they would have stopped when Trump met with Adelson. They're afraid of the alt-right.
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  11. We should definitely re-stigmatize homosexuality. Of course, they will always exist, but their impulses must be subordinated to the necessity of a society that emphasizes heteronormativity. The Muslim countries provide a useful model. The homos do their deeds quietly while on the surface genuflecting to hetrosexuality.

    but that’s a pipe dream. Divesting his campaign of evangelical hang ups broadens Trump’s appeal. Politics is downstream from culture after all.

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  12. tbraton says:

    I agree with Begemot’s observations about French’s “military credentials.” As I recall, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s military experience also consists of his service as a military lawyer, not a combat veteran. Big difference. The Johnson-Weld ticket also suffers from the fact, from Kristol’s viewpoint, that Gary Johnson is a noninterventionist. That probably explains Kristol’s search for French. Also, there were 17 candidates in the Republican nominating contest, which means that Trump was challenged “by 16 other worthies.”

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  13. It should be Kristol-clear by now that Trump will prevail, if it’s allowed to happen, with no interference.

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  14. Curiously, Kristol’s independent candidate is a “devout social conservative,”………

    Pretty smart actually. Now the murderous values voters have someplace to go. But only half smart. Kristol could have had Kim Davis.

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  15. annamaria says:

    The level of Krystols’ stupidity could not be explained by his cognitive decline due to aging only. He is one from the swarm of armchair-warriors that have been flourishing because they have never been held responsible for their warmongering. It is one thing that Krystols and Kagans have no shame, but it is another thing that this Zionist collective has been directly responsible for the crimes agains humanity committed with the US resources.
    Here is a sample of another perfect opportunist of the severely limited morals, Mr. Michael Auslin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. The AEI is famous for attracting the stupidest and nosiest opportunists: Bolton, Krauthammer, and Gingrich come to mind.

    http://www.aei.org/publication/the-next-us-president-must-carry-a-big-stick/?utm_source=paramount&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AEITHISWEEK&utm_campaign=Weekly060416

    Mr. Auslin has produced this “imperial” paper that would be barely OK for a 9th grader because of the paper’ obvious logical flows. But Mr. Auslin wants to have his paycheck by any means – any means! – thus there is no ground to expect from him either honesty or objectivity.
    Mr. Auslin dutifully joins the Zionist choir: “Trump has made the most radical, and irresponsible, calls of all the candidates, from praising Vladimir Putin to declaring his willingness to launch a trade war with China over the South China Sea.”
    And here Mr. Auslin has accidentally spills the truth about Zionists’ tender love for ISIS: “After nearly 20 years of quiescence, Russia has stormed back to become the bête noire of Europe. Its annexation of Crimea has already been forgotten in the West, like its 2008 invasion of Georgia, while it retains an invading force in eastern Ukraine. Even as Vladimir Putin threatens nuclear war against Baltic Nato countries, he has bloodily intervened in the Syrian civil war, filling the gap left by Obama’s unwillingness to get involved, and returning Russia to meddle in Middle Eastern geopolitics after an absence of four decades. With the same brutality shown in its war in Chechnya that was ignored by the West, the Russian air force bombs civilians while keeping Assad in power.” – Sounds in line with the Israeli financial support of ISIS via oil trade and the Israeli health care for ISIS “freedom fighters.” The Golan Heights are much more important for Mr. Auslin than the US interests.

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  16. @AKAHorace
    Look French sounds a decent enough soul. You can mock him for being a Rear Echalon Mutherfucker or however you Armyboys say it, but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency.

    Not his fault he was suggested as a third party candidate.

    but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency. ”

    Just what did he do?
    Other than being a parasitic tax-eater, that is?

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    The point is blame the dwarf thrower, not the dwarf.

    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind.
    , @WJ
    He was a REMF but at least he was kind of there as opposed to Kristol, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Podhoretz, etc .....

    Still not worth much in my book since the whole thing was a waste of time,people and money.
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  17. SteveM says:

    Two points:

    Military credentials are not “impressive”. It takes a lot more skill to create value than to kill and destroy. The whole sanctification of “elite” U.S. military killing functions by an MSM which has been completed coöpted by the massive Pentagon Propaganda Directorate is bogus.

    A Harvard degree is not necessarily “impressive”. Especially when you consider that an army of arrogant Idiot-Savant Harvard graduates have parachuted into Washington and Wall Street where they proceeded to wreck businesses and whole economies, hatched pathological social policies and initiated and prosecuted TRILLION DOLLAR Wars to Nowhere.

    BTW, the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Must be nice…

    French is a less than impressive Neocon hack.

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    Being a military officer requires courage under fire, organizational skills, and the ability to improvise. I think we fight too many wars, but we need *a* military.

    You stated yourself the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Not so stupid, then, are they?
    , @Orville H. Larson
    Piss on degrees from so-called "elite" universities. As often as not, their graduates are distinguished by an arrogant know-it-all attitude. (There's a saying: "You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much.")

    Don't try to impress me with your Harvard degree. Rather, impress me by the merit of your ideas.
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  18. I find Kristol’s motives equally baffling. You have two open-borders RINO’s upholding the “New Covenant” of NAFTA, and yet you bring in a “journalist” from a dying conservative rag to save the Republic from itself? Sure, the libertarian party is a freak show, but the whole point is to derail Trump and ensure a Hillary victory, not to elect a libertarian.

    On the other hand, I suppose French may be useful because Johnson-Weld may attract too many freaks from Hillary’s coalition, thereby undermining the grand plan to elect Hillary on “Conservative Principles”. I guess Kristol figures that ‘crackers dun gonna vote fo’ de cracker, nah sum New Yawk city slickuh, and if you done foo de crackers, yawh people gonna win.’ I guess this has always been the wisdom of the neoconservative/social conservative alliance.

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    Kristol hoping that French is a Judas Goat for some of the electors.
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  19. Rehmat says:

    Bill Kristol and David French are “birds of same feather” – both blind supporters of the Zionist entity. As Netanyahu was quoted saying that Zionist Christians are ‘bastards’ but he had to live with them as they’re pro-Israel bastards.

    Who is David French? Well, a Zioconservative Jeet Heer at the Jewish ‘New Republic’ (June 1, 2016) explained why the Ziocon. Bill Kristol ended-up with French: “French’s Christian conservatism explains the logic of why he, rather than Kristol himself, would be the figurehead for the anti-Trump effort. Kristol is a neoconservative, a small and relatively secular faction within the Republican Party which has found it politically expedient to ally itself with evangelical Christians, who are far more numerous but often lack the academic and policy expertise of the neoconservatives. Neoconservatives are primarily focused on foreign policy, making up the hawkish wing of the Republican Party that has consistently pushed for an expansive American global presence and military adventures like the Iraq war. Dominating the GOP’s foreign policy apparatus but having little traction with public opinion, neoconservatives found it convenient to make common cause with evangelicals.”

    Professor Kevin MacDonald describes Kristol and other Israel-Firsters like him, saying: “They are the moving force behind the violence unleashed by the West on the enemies of Israel – the wars that have become the face of the West to the rest of the world. And despite all the high-flown rhetoric about freedom and human rights, it is an ugly face indeed.”

    Robert Parry, American journalist, author and blogger says that while the Zionist Muslim-bashers blame Muslims for terrorism, it’s them who teach terrorism to western Judeo-Christians.

    https://rehmat1.com/2013/10/06/bill-kristol-only-bibi-can-save-the-west/

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  20. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    100% in agreement with you. Glad to see you on UNZ. Well done!

    David

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  21. SFG says:
    @Realist
    I am pretty sure Kristol is a rabid Zionist who does' t like Trump because he fears Trump will not sacrifice the US for Israel.

    It’s not really about Israel, or they would have stopped when Trump met with Adelson. They’re afraid of the alt-right.

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    "They’re afraid of the alt-right."

    You don't state why.
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  22. SFG says:
    @SteveM
    Two points:

    Military credentials are not "impressive". It takes a lot more skill to create value than to kill and destroy. The whole sanctification of "elite" U.S. military killing functions by an MSM which has been completed coöpted by the massive Pentagon Propaganda Directorate is bogus.

    A Harvard degree is not necessarily "impressive". Especially when you consider that an army of arrogant Idiot-Savant Harvard graduates have parachuted into Washington and Wall Street where they proceeded to wreck businesses and whole economies, hatched pathological social policies and initiated and prosecuted TRILLION DOLLAR Wars to Nowhere.

    BTW, the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Must be nice...

    French is a less than impressive Neocon hack.

    Being a military officer requires courage under fire, organizational skills, and the ability to improvise. I think we fight too many wars, but we need *a* military.

    You stated yourself the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Not so stupid, then, are they?

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    SFG,

    I've worked with and known idiot military officers. Having a military commission in and of itself implies nothing except the ability to get tickets punched.

    BTW, the military officers we should "thank for their service" are the ones who early on recognized that mucking around the Islamic Sandbox is a wasteful Global Cop fantasy and resigned their commissions rather than go back for a second tour. David French still lives in Neocon La La Land.

    Yep, Harvard people do walk away rich. But just as there are multiple flavors of intelligence, there are also multiple flavors of stupidity. Massive hubris and conceit are two of them. Too bad the taxpayers have to perversely pay for the consequent catastrophes.
    , @NoseytheDuke
    Stupid is as stupid does. The US could have purchased Iraq and leased it back to Iraqis intact for all the trillions wasted and stolen, not to mention the loss of life and prestige. Is the pie bigger now or just the slices going to a certain few a lot bigger?

    Yes, a capable defence force is necessary but not the bloated self-serving profit machine or the stupid wars that the not-so-smart war-hero wannabes have signed up for post Vietnam. These have only weakened the US in every way imaginable. It's worth remembering that non of those wars met the criteria to achieve victory as per The Art of War and also that war can be the death of a nation.

    Until the warmongers and war promoters like Kristol et al are reined in and held to account my sympathies lie with the victims.
    , @Chris Mallory
    We don't need a military so much as we need a citizen's militia forbidden from every being deployed outside our borders.
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    @Haxo Angmark
    Issacson-alias-Mercer neglected to mention that, in deference to his (((Eskimo)))-neoCon paymasters, cuckservative race-traitor French has adopted a niglet. See also: Sandra Bullock, in a similarly structured (((Eskimo))) environment

    Hey, watch who your convenience app is conveniencing. I don’t want none of you low-count (((white trash))) hammering on the door of my igloo!

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  24. Jtgw says: • Website

    There’s free trade and then there’s managed trade.

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  25. @Begemot
    The author of this article states that David French has "impressive military credentials". I'm sure that is part of what Kristol is hoping will generate some appeal for French. The National Review states that" "In 2007, he [French] deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star."

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I'm not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s). It is also worth pointing out that the Bronze can be awarded for valor, but it can also be awarded for impressing one's boss with keeping your paper clips tidy. I haven't seen the citation for Mr. French's Bronze Star, but I suspect that if it had been awarded for valor, that would have been mentioned.

    This campaign isn't going anywhere, of course, but it only shows delusion on Kristol's part and on French's part if he pursues this.

    Thanks for that bit of info on David French.
    I laughed out loud when I read it.

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  26. DaveE says:

    By a winning combination of gargantuan hubris, nonexistent intellect and ego inflammation that would be fatal to humans, Kristol has managed to claim the title of Laughingstock of the Free World. At least this week.

    It just keeps getting better all the time.

    I’m still laughing. Libby, Madoff, Dershowitz, Epstein, Cantor, Weiner…. now Kristol…… they’re dropping like fly droppings.

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  27. Rurik says:

    Either way, all libertarian-minded conservatives who yearn to breathe free should want the chains with which others have bound Americans dissolved.

    demanding that Americans consider NAFTA as some kind of new supreme law of the land that can never be questioned, is like expecting the people of Norway to continue to follow Quisling once the Nazis were beaten and tossed out.

    The trade deals that were made with Mexico and China were made by our own Quislings representing corporations in direct and perfidious breach of their sacred trust of serving the interests of the people of the US.

    Not only should these iniquitous “treaties” be repudiated, but all who signed them should be run out on a rail for the quislings that they most assuredly are. Let them go serve on the boards of the corporations they ultimately are owed by, and collect their filthy lucre out in the open, rather than as traitors working to undermine our nation and its people.

    And if anyone doesn’t know by now who David French is, this is the guy who little Billy Kristol thinks is going to win back the white working class of America. This is what French wrote about white, working class communities that are gasping and struggling in Billy Kristol’s out-sourced and in-sourced America.

    “The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin..”

    The visceral hatred is dripping from this one. The neocons have waged a war on working class America, (of all races), with their trade deals and ‘in’ and ‘out’ sourcing the jobs. And now that these poor people’s lives have been all but eviscerated by the treachery of Kristol and co., he has one of his goyim doormats

    act as his ruse for getting Hillary (and the neocons favorite war hag) elected as president.

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    Thanks. I had read that hateful rant before but had no reason to note who wrote it. Now I know its Kristol's piece of shit candidate. Every Trump supporter needs to read this. I wonder if Kristol (and French) knows he needs to beef up his security.

    “The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die." I'm sure he took that straight out of his bible.
    , @Jtgw
    Such counterproductive rhetoric; it's pretty clear French is not interested in their votes. You don't have to like Trump or protectionism to want what's best for all people. I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.
    , @Sherman
    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities - and downscale black and Latino communities - that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.

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  28. Svigor says:

    Gotta admire Jews’ lack of scruples. I mean, the only reason the neocons are in the GOP camp is because warmongering because Israel. On every other issue – as far as America is concerned anyway – they’re leftists. So they trot out a social conservative to derail the GOP candidate.

    Not sure which is funnier; this, or the fact that the GOP cucks are just going to sit silently while Kristol/Kagan/etc. try to derail their candidate.

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  29. Svigor says:

    It’s not really about Israel, or they would have stopped when Trump met with Adelson. They’re afraid of the alt-right.

    Backwards. They’d be democrats if not for GOP being more supportive of Israel, defense industry, and warmongering. Hillary’s the bigger warmonger and Israel toady, so…

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  30. SteveM says:
    @SFG
    Being a military officer requires courage under fire, organizational skills, and the ability to improvise. I think we fight too many wars, but we need *a* military.

    You stated yourself the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Not so stupid, then, are they?

    SFG,

    I’ve worked with and known idiot military officers. Having a military commission in and of itself implies nothing except the ability to get tickets punched.

    BTW, the military officers we should “thank for their service” are the ones who early on recognized that mucking around the Islamic Sandbox is a wasteful Global Cop fantasy and resigned their commissions rather than go back for a second tour. David French still lives in Neocon La La Land.

    Yep, Harvard people do walk away rich. But just as there are multiple flavors of intelligence, there are also multiple flavors of stupidity. Massive hubris and conceit are two of them. Too bad the taxpayers have to perversely pay for the consequent catastrophes.

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  31. Neocon Jews have been pushing for war(s) since King Herod. Bill Kristol still gets attention because he uses very loud megaphones – Jewish-run corporate media outlets. Talk about ugly.

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  32. artichoke says:

    I think the only purpose of French is to take some votes in the general election away from Trump, to elect Hillary whom Kristol prefers to Trump. French is seen as someone who might eat into some of Trump’s base but hardly any of Hillary’s.

    All the other stuff about him is irrelevant. It’s just sabotage, nothing more.

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  33. Duplicate (originally devoted to Horovitz-Kristol arguments):

    It reminds me an epigram written by an author, unknown to me:

    Провожая на вокзал,
    Маршак Чуковского лобзал.
    А покинувши вокзал,
    “Какая сволочь!” — он сказал.

    The epigram deals with two really remarkable Soviet poets and writers of children books, Samuil Marshak (1887-1964) and Korney Chukovsky (1882-1969).
    Attempt of translation from Russian:

    Brought Chukovsky
    to the train station,
    Marshak kissed him
    with adoration.

    After Marshak
    has left the station,
    “SOB !” was
    his exclamation.

    The comic element, somewhat related to the pair Mercer / Kristol,
    was that those two truly remarkable Russian poets ethnically (genetically) both were Jews: Marshak 100%, Chukovsky 50%.

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  34. @Rurik

    Either way, all libertarian-minded conservatives who yearn to breathe free should want the chains with which others have bound Americans dissolved.
     
    demanding that Americans consider NAFTA as some kind of new supreme law of the land that can never be questioned, is like expecting the people of Norway to continue to follow Quisling once the Nazis were beaten and tossed out.

    The trade deals that were made with Mexico and China were made by our own Quislings representing corporations in direct and perfidious breach of their sacred trust of serving the interests of the people of the US.

    Not only should these iniquitous "treaties" be repudiated, but all who signed them should be run out on a rail for the quislings that they most assuredly are. Let them go serve on the boards of the corporations they ultimately are owed by, and collect their filthy lucre out in the open, rather than as traitors working to undermine our nation and its people.

    And if anyone doesn't know by now who David French is, this is the guy who little Billy Kristol thinks is going to win back the white working class of America. This is what French wrote about white, working class communities that are gasping and struggling in Billy Kristol's out-sourced and in-sourced America.

    "The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.."


    The visceral hatred is dripping from this one. The neocons have waged a war on working class America, (of all races), with their trade deals and 'in' and 'out' sourcing the jobs. And now that these poor people's lives have been all but eviscerated by the treachery of Kristol and co., he has one of his goyim doormats

    http://cdn.hark.com/images/001/342/602/1342602/original.jpg

    act as his ruse for getting Hillary (and the neocons favorite war hag) elected as president.

    Thanks. I had read that hateful rant before but had no reason to note who wrote it. Now I know its Kristol’s piece of shit candidate. Every Trump supporter needs to read this. I wonder if Kristol (and French) knows he needs to beef up his security.

    “The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die.” I’m sure he took that straight out of his bible.

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  35. Malcolm Y says:
    @Harshmellow
    I find Kristol's motives equally baffling. You have two open-borders RINO's upholding the "New Covenant" of NAFTA, and yet you bring in a "journalist" from a dying conservative rag to save the Republic from itself? Sure, the libertarian party is a freak show, but the whole point is to derail Trump and ensure a Hillary victory, not to elect a libertarian.

    On the other hand, I suppose French may be useful because Johnson-Weld may attract too many freaks from Hillary's coalition, thereby undermining the grand plan to elect Hillary on "Conservative Principles". I guess Kristol figures that 'crackers dun gonna vote fo' de cracker, nah sum New Yawk city slickuh, and if you done foo de crackers, yawh people gonna win.' I guess this has always been the wisdom of the neoconservative/social conservative alliance.

    Kristol hoping that French is a Judas Goat for some of the electors.

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  36. @Begemot
    The author of this article states that David French has "impressive military credentials". I'm sure that is part of what Kristol is hoping will generate some appeal for French. The National Review states that" "In 2007, he [French] deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star."

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I'm not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s). It is also worth pointing out that the Bronze can be awarded for valor, but it can also be awarded for impressing one's boss with keeping your paper clips tidy. I haven't seen the citation for Mr. French's Bronze Star, but I suspect that if it had been awarded for valor, that would have been mentioned.

    This campaign isn't going anywhere, of course, but it only shows delusion on Kristol's part and on French's part if he pursues this.

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I’m not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s).

    That’s the only kind of “soldier” that a Zionist chicken hawk like Kristol understands.

    I remember reading about the time Tom Clancy met Kristol in an elevator during the buildup to the Iraq War. Clancy told Kristol that he thought Kristol and others were pushing to throw good warriors away into something misguided, a waste of good soldiers.

    According to Clancy, Kristol’s response was, “That’s what they signed up for.”

    Billy Kristol is an evil, rotten bastard.

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  37. Jefferson says:

    Ilana have you ever attended a Trump rally?

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  38. Jtgw says: • Website
    @Rurik

    Either way, all libertarian-minded conservatives who yearn to breathe free should want the chains with which others have bound Americans dissolved.
     
    demanding that Americans consider NAFTA as some kind of new supreme law of the land that can never be questioned, is like expecting the people of Norway to continue to follow Quisling once the Nazis were beaten and tossed out.

    The trade deals that were made with Mexico and China were made by our own Quislings representing corporations in direct and perfidious breach of their sacred trust of serving the interests of the people of the US.

    Not only should these iniquitous "treaties" be repudiated, but all who signed them should be run out on a rail for the quislings that they most assuredly are. Let them go serve on the boards of the corporations they ultimately are owed by, and collect their filthy lucre out in the open, rather than as traitors working to undermine our nation and its people.

    And if anyone doesn't know by now who David French is, this is the guy who little Billy Kristol thinks is going to win back the white working class of America. This is what French wrote about white, working class communities that are gasping and struggling in Billy Kristol's out-sourced and in-sourced America.

    "The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.."


    The visceral hatred is dripping from this one. The neocons have waged a war on working class America, (of all races), with their trade deals and 'in' and 'out' sourcing the jobs. And now that these poor people's lives have been all but eviscerated by the treachery of Kristol and co., he has one of his goyim doormats

    http://cdn.hark.com/images/001/342/602/1342602/original.jpg

    act as his ruse for getting Hillary (and the neocons favorite war hag) elected as president.

    Such counterproductive rhetoric; it’s pretty clear French is not interested in their votes. You don’t have to like Trump or protectionism to want what’s best for all people. I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.

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    I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.
     
    it isn't the corporate taxes per se, it's the 'in' and 'out' sourcing that's murdering the American economy and dragging down wages and destroying our way of life. Duh

    I mean really. If you can hire a guy in China to do what a guy in America does for a hundredth of the cost, then it doesn't take a genius to see that profit seeking corporations are going to do just that, now does it?

    We need tariffs and protectionism and we need to tell corporations that if they take their manufacturing abroad - that they're on their own. No more American military as corporate thug. Third world country tin pot dictator wants to nationalize your operation? Too fucking bad, asshole. Should have kept the plant in the US.

    Don't you agree?
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  39. Sherman says:
    @Rurik

    Either way, all libertarian-minded conservatives who yearn to breathe free should want the chains with which others have bound Americans dissolved.
     
    demanding that Americans consider NAFTA as some kind of new supreme law of the land that can never be questioned, is like expecting the people of Norway to continue to follow Quisling once the Nazis were beaten and tossed out.

    The trade deals that were made with Mexico and China were made by our own Quislings representing corporations in direct and perfidious breach of their sacred trust of serving the interests of the people of the US.

    Not only should these iniquitous "treaties" be repudiated, but all who signed them should be run out on a rail for the quislings that they most assuredly are. Let them go serve on the boards of the corporations they ultimately are owed by, and collect their filthy lucre out in the open, rather than as traitors working to undermine our nation and its people.

    And if anyone doesn't know by now who David French is, this is the guy who little Billy Kristol thinks is going to win back the white working class of America. This is what French wrote about white, working class communities that are gasping and struggling in Billy Kristol's out-sourced and in-sourced America.

    "The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale [white] communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your goddamned gypsum, and, if he has a problem with that, forget Ed Burke, too. The white American underclass is in thrall to a vicious, selfish culture whose main products are misery and used heroin needles. Donald Trump’s speeches make them feel good. So does OxyContin.."


    The visceral hatred is dripping from this one. The neocons have waged a war on working class America, (of all races), with their trade deals and 'in' and 'out' sourcing the jobs. And now that these poor people's lives have been all but eviscerated by the treachery of Kristol and co., he has one of his goyim doormats

    http://cdn.hark.com/images/001/342/602/1342602/original.jpg

    act as his ruse for getting Hillary (and the neocons favorite war hag) elected as president.

    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities – and downscale black and Latino communities – that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.

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    Inbred loser trash like you
     
    ahh, general!

    how nice to see you contorting in your bile

    hit a nerve did I?

    I didn't mention Zionism or Jewish supremacism or anything like that, just one more of your tribe's losers crying and whining about Trump's popularity. And that gets your girly panties all in a twist does it? ;)

    There's a lot to lament about the state of the geopolitical world. But then there's also a lot that's very amusing indeed.

    Putin put the kibosh on the Golan, and you poor idiots are having night sweats

    and now Trump is threatening your whole insidious house of cards!

    it must suck to be you ;)
    , @Art
    Hey Sherm,

    You sick? You did not call us goats. I almost didn't know it was you.

    Hope you get better - Art

    p.s. Go to the Golan and get a good whiff of Arab blood – that will perk you up!
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  40. OK, that’s a violation of the North American Free Trade agreement, which is the supreme law of the land. It is a treaty. We signed it

    Bill Weld is wrong. NAFTA is not a treaty. It was passed by simple majorities in the House and Senate.

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  41. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    how about a new concept, that hasn’t yet caught on, but really should!

    Ashkenazi Usurper, as some may draw a distinction from the Jew Semites of the Middle East, against Russian Khasar groups that were so wily as to adopt Judeaism…. as their religion… but they are not of the blood, they are not really Semitic people, but clever Usurpers, and they continue this to this day, and are controlling the planet now, from this thing.

    Pretend to be a people that they are not, and maximize to the hilt, this Victim identity psychological ruse, while shrewdly invading hosts.

    One question to anybody who knows: What is the effect of the Carpet Bagging Askenazi on the Sephardim real Jews of the middle east, who lived thousands of years in good relations with their cousin Palistinian Arabs, until the lousy British cock suckers did the meddling there!!!

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  42. Jefferson says:

    Ilana is like a Jewish version of Ann Coulter, except Ilana is more attractive than Ann.

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    If you say so.
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  43. Realist says:
    @SFG
    It's not really about Israel, or they would have stopped when Trump met with Adelson. They're afraid of the alt-right.

    “They’re afraid of the alt-right.”

    You don’t state why.

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    Why?

    Obviously because they're afraid some white guy may put his arms up in defense when he is about to be thumped with a bag of rocks. Or some bus passengers may push back when chaos breaks out on a city bus or at a McDonalds. Or some teacher may call the cops when a student heaves a chair at his head.

    Can't have people sticking up for themselves now, can we?

    If you won't stick up for yourself, then no one will do it for you.
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  44. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Bill Jones
    but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency. "

    Just what did he do?
    Other than being a parasitic tax-eater, that is?

    The point is blame the dwarf thrower, not the dwarf.

    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind.

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    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind
     
    Hi David. Glad you could find the time from your campaign to post here.

    I'd piss in your face if I could ;)
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  45. @SFG
    Being a military officer requires courage under fire, organizational skills, and the ability to improvise. I think we fight too many wars, but we need *a* military.

    You stated yourself the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Not so stupid, then, are they?

    Stupid is as stupid does. The US could have purchased Iraq and leased it back to Iraqis intact for all the trillions wasted and stolen, not to mention the loss of life and prestige. Is the pie bigger now or just the slices going to a certain few a lot bigger?

    Yes, a capable defence force is necessary but not the bloated self-serving profit machine or the stupid wars that the not-so-smart war-hero wannabes have signed up for post Vietnam. These have only weakened the US in every way imaginable. It’s worth remembering that non of those wars met the criteria to achieve victory as per The Art of War and also that war can be the death of a nation.

    Until the warmongers and war promoters like Kristol et al are reined in and held to account my sympathies lie with the victims.

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  46. Hold it, hold it.

    If he were all that, and so well qualified and credentialed and wanted to run for President, then why didn’t he run during the primary season vs the other 17 candidates? Why does he wait to be “drafted” by some neocon about 5 months before the GE? What kind of deal is that?

    The only thing Kristol wants at this point is for Trump to lose to Hillary and he believes this will happen by hoping that the Bible Belt plains states that Cruz carried will vote lockstep for French rather than solidly for Trump. By peeling off some states, hence some electoral votes, he hopes that this will hinder Trump enough from the march to 270, and thus Hillary will be elected. That’s his strategy: “We can’t beat him openly, so we’ll run a ringer as a third party who obviously won’t win but we hope will peel off enough votes in order to elect the candidate that we really want.”

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  47. @Jefferson
    Ilana is like a Jewish version of Ann Coulter, except Ilana is more attractive than Ann.

    If you say so.

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  48. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I always get a litte irked when there is talk among the talkers about somebody, oh, say, the GOP, wanting to gin up a third party candidate. Know you not that there are more parties than two already? I myself am registered with the Constitution Party. If nothing else, it saves me in boatloads of trash mail from the GOP. And if there is one thing, or maybe two things, that we don’t need in America, it’s two GOP’s. I prefer my betrayals to come at me from one direction only. I’m just wondering though, if we have two parties and they are both two faced, do we then have four parties? And do we want then to have six? Two DNC’s, two GOP’s, and two Bill Kristol’s? And where is Pat Paulson when you really need him?

    I’ve an idea. How about we look up the other parties and read their self-serving agendas, and stop just accepting the usual binary self-serving drivel as if it were the only game in town. If all this Trumpian and Sandersian hype has got you wound up and mad enough to vote, good! Now, put that anger to work and get some facts instead of factions, and get yourself a picture ID and get thee to a polling station.

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  49. @Begemot
    The author of this article states that David French has "impressive military credentials". I'm sure that is part of what Kristol is hoping will generate some appeal for French. The National Review states that" "In 2007, he [French] deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star."

    French served as a lawyer, not as a combat soldier. As a former infantry officer I'm not impressed. In my time, such characters were called REMFs (rear echelon mother f*****s). It is also worth pointing out that the Bronze can be awarded for valor, but it can also be awarded for impressing one's boss with keeping your paper clips tidy. I haven't seen the citation for Mr. French's Bronze Star, but I suspect that if it had been awarded for valor, that would have been mentioned.

    This campaign isn't going anywhere, of course, but it only shows delusion on Kristol's part and on French's part if he pursues this.

    David French was a shyster, not an infantryman exposed to shot and shell. No doubt he remained at base camp, where he enjoyed a clean bunk and good chow in the officers’ mess. And, yes, it’s unlikely he got the Bronze Star with Combat “V”. Not much chance of picking up a Purple Heart, either!

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  50. @SteveM
    Two points:

    Military credentials are not "impressive". It takes a lot more skill to create value than to kill and destroy. The whole sanctification of "elite" U.S. military killing functions by an MSM which has been completed coöpted by the massive Pentagon Propaganda Directorate is bogus.

    A Harvard degree is not necessarily "impressive". Especially when you consider that an army of arrogant Idiot-Savant Harvard graduates have parachuted into Washington and Wall Street where they proceeded to wreck businesses and whole economies, hatched pathological social policies and initiated and prosecuted TRILLION DOLLAR Wars to Nowhere.

    BTW, the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Must be nice...

    French is a less than impressive Neocon hack.

    Piss on degrees from so-called “elite” universities. As often as not, their graduates are distinguished by an arrogant know-it-all attitude. (There’s a saying: “You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much.”)

    Don’t try to impress me with your Harvard degree. Rather, impress me by the merit of your ideas.

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  51. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    What I wanted to add to my above comment was:

    Kristol, sure isn’t any kind of Semite… He is the perfect example of the Usurper Jew !!

    These aschlocks are about as much of a jew as you and me… Usurpers of the Name Jewish… Nothing more! and then.. they got away with that ruse, now they … well… Face it Gomer… the nezt stop is planet… !

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  52. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    You know people… I just thought about it again, and I just have to say, maybe some of you folks are young.. and dumb.. and you don’t know .. much!

    Well, I don’t know much either… younsters… I wish I knew more!!

    Well anyways… I will evaporate with all the past stuff… You if there is a ”you” and if there is a ”future”, which ai doubt!!

    Hellory, Hitlory, Hildebeast, Hellorybeastlybastardlybeastly!!

    Pantsuit #1…

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  53. @Realist
    "They’re afraid of the alt-right."

    You don't state why.

    Why?

    Obviously because they’re afraid some white guy may put his arms up in defense when he is about to be thumped with a bag of rocks. Or some bus passengers may push back when chaos breaks out on a city bus or at a McDonalds. Or some teacher may call the cops when a student heaves a chair at his head.

    Can’t have people sticking up for themselves now, can we?

    If you won’t stick up for yourself, then no one will do it for you.

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  54. Lyov Myshkin [AKA "Nicholas White"] says:

    Of course the – self appointed – Philosopher Kings would harness the true believers in the ‘Noble Lie’ from the attack dog caste. They’ve read Plato and go to symposiums. Duh!!! :)

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  55. Rurik says:
    @Jtgw
    Such counterproductive rhetoric; it's pretty clear French is not interested in their votes. You don't have to like Trump or protectionism to want what's best for all people. I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.

    I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.

    it isn’t the corporate taxes per se, it’s the ‘in’ and ‘out’ sourcing that’s murdering the American economy and dragging down wages and destroying our way of life. Duh

    I mean really. If you can hire a guy in China to do what a guy in America does for a hundredth of the cost, then it doesn’t take a genius to see that profit seeking corporations are going to do just that, now does it?

    We need tariffs and protectionism and we need to tell corporations that if they take their manufacturing abroad – that they’re on their own. No more American military as corporate thug. Third world country tin pot dictator wants to nationalize your operation? Too fucking bad, asshole. Should have kept the plant in the US.

    Don’t you agree?

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    I wish you would decide whether to eat Snickers or not.

    It is personally confounding for me when you post sensible comments like this.
    , @jtgw
    I would agree if I believed trade were the zero-sum game that the protectionists seem to think it is. I absolutely believe that our government should prioritize the interests of citizens, but that is why I support free trade!

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods. If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything. Indeed, the "trade imbalance", whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    This blog post probably explains it better than I can:

    http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/china-et-al-are-not-killing-us.html

    Of course, the value of the dollar rather heavily relies on the ability of the US government to instill confidence, since it is not backed by gold or any other commodity that has intrinsic market value. But this is a separate issue from the question of the value of free trade.

    I completely concur on how we abuse our military to protect the interests of certain corporations. But that isn't about free trade any more than big bank bailouts are about the free market.
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  56. Rurik says:
    @Sherman
    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities - and downscale black and Latino communities - that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.

    Inbred loser trash like you

    ahh, general!

    how nice to see you contorting in your bile

    hit a nerve did I?

    I didn’t mention Zionism or Jewish supremacism or anything like that, just one more of your tribe’s losers crying and whining about Trump’s popularity. And that gets your girly panties all in a twist does it? ;)

    There’s a lot to lament about the state of the geopolitical world. But then there’s also a lot that’s very amusing indeed.

    Putin put the kibosh on the Golan, and you poor idiots are having night sweats

    and now Trump is threatening your whole insidious house of cards!

    it must suck to be you ;)

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  57. Rurik says:
    @Anonymous
    The point is blame the dwarf thrower, not the dwarf.

    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind.

    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind

    Hi David. Glad you could find the time from your campaign to post here.

    I’d piss in your face if I could ;)

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    He'd probably pay you to do it. A nice little earner. Aim straight!
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  58. @SFG
    Being a military officer requires courage under fire, organizational skills, and the ability to improvise. I think we fight too many wars, but we need *a* military.

    You stated yourself the Harvard elites always walk away rich from their wreckage. Not so stupid, then, are they?

    We don’t need a military so much as we need a citizen’s militia forbidden from every being deployed outside our borders.

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  59. iffen says:
    @Rurik

    I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.
     
    it isn't the corporate taxes per se, it's the 'in' and 'out' sourcing that's murdering the American economy and dragging down wages and destroying our way of life. Duh

    I mean really. If you can hire a guy in China to do what a guy in America does for a hundredth of the cost, then it doesn't take a genius to see that profit seeking corporations are going to do just that, now does it?

    We need tariffs and protectionism and we need to tell corporations that if they take their manufacturing abroad - that they're on their own. No more American military as corporate thug. Third world country tin pot dictator wants to nationalize your operation? Too fucking bad, asshole. Should have kept the plant in the US.

    Don't you agree?

    I wish you would decide whether to eat Snickers or not.

    It is personally confounding for me when you post sensible comments like this.

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  60. Svigor says:

    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities – and downscale black and Latino communities – that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.

    Please clean up the welfare-leeching orthodox scum in your back yard.

    Oh, and top foisting your dysfunctional inbred loser trash on us. Stop kicking them out of your communities and into ours, we don’t want them. 3,000 years of this is enough already.

    P.P.S. Jews have no room to call anyone (except maybe certain Muslim populations) inbred.

    Iffen: “Don’t you agree?”

    Yes.

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    Iffen: “Don’t you agree?”

    I kind of like the romantic idea of the US as a "melting pot." It seems that it is malfunctioning now and the mechanics working (or not working) on the solutions are some combination of incompetent, opportunistic or dishonest.

    And on the other topic, it is really not my fault if some peoples have ugly cousins.
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  61. iffen says:
    @Svigor

    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities – and downscale black and Latino communities – that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.
     
    Please clean up the welfare-leeching orthodox scum in your back yard.

    Oh, and top foisting your dysfunctional inbred loser trash on us. Stop kicking them out of your communities and into ours, we don't want them. 3,000 years of this is enough already.

    P.P.S. Jews have no room to call anyone (except maybe certain Muslim populations) inbred.

    Iffen: "Don’t you agree?"

    Yes.

    Iffen: “Don’t you agree?”

    I kind of like the romantic idea of the US as a “melting pot.” It seems that it is malfunctioning now and the mechanics working (or not working) on the solutions are some combination of incompetent, opportunistic or dishonest.

    And on the other topic, it is really not my fault if some peoples have ugly cousins.

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  62. jtgw says: • Website
    @Rurik

    I think libertarians like Ilana and myself recognize that free markets and free trade are the recipe for progress. We have the highest corporate tax in the developed world and then we wonder why there are no jobs.
     
    it isn't the corporate taxes per se, it's the 'in' and 'out' sourcing that's murdering the American economy and dragging down wages and destroying our way of life. Duh

    I mean really. If you can hire a guy in China to do what a guy in America does for a hundredth of the cost, then it doesn't take a genius to see that profit seeking corporations are going to do just that, now does it?

    We need tariffs and protectionism and we need to tell corporations that if they take their manufacturing abroad - that they're on their own. No more American military as corporate thug. Third world country tin pot dictator wants to nationalize your operation? Too fucking bad, asshole. Should have kept the plant in the US.

    Don't you agree?

    I would agree if I believed trade were the zero-sum game that the protectionists seem to think it is. I absolutely believe that our government should prioritize the interests of citizens, but that is why I support free trade!

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods. If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything. Indeed, the “trade imbalance”, whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    This blog post probably explains it better than I can:

    http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/china-et-al-are-not-killing-us.html

    Of course, the value of the dollar rather heavily relies on the ability of the US government to instill confidence, since it is not backed by gold or any other commodity that has intrinsic market value. But this is a separate issue from the question of the value of free trade.

    I completely concur on how we abuse our military to protect the interests of certain corporations. But that isn’t about free trade any more than big bank bailouts are about the free market.

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    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods.
     
    this is silly

    dollars can be used to buy everything from oil to foreign governments, like it did the one in Kyiv today. As long as the dollar retains its reserve currency status, it can buy almost anything from anywhere, from hookers in Cuba to mercenaries in Ukraine to weapons for ISIS. If I have a billion dollars, there's virtually not a country on this planet that I can't purchase a villa in, and staff with a nice crew.

    . If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything.
     
    more silliness. Foreign countries accept the dollar because of the Bretton Woods Agreement, and because it has since become the default reserve currency of the planet, even tho that is slowly beginning to change. Part of the reason Gadhafi's Libya was smashed was certainly because they (Rothschild's Fed and ECB) considered Gadhafi's gold Dinar a threat to their Federal Reserve Note racket. What America continues to produce is a military that can crush any significant resistance to the domination of the dollar. This is likely why Brazil is currently in the crosshairs, and why Argentina has been targeted. The power to make sure the paper and otherwise worthless Federal Reserve Note stays the reserve currency, is circular. It is used to prop itself up, always with the military option on the table. It has become America's foremost export.

    Indeed, the “trade imbalance”, whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.
     
    more sillinesss. The Fed "prints" trillions of dollars on a whim, and hands them out like candy to other banks and to Wall Street. Where do you think the whole stock market bubble has been funded from?

    The way it works is the Fed hands out trillions of dollars to its cronies on Wall Street and other central banks. And its from these other central banks, like the ECB, that they use the influence that these dollars buy to keep the leaders of Europe and elsewhere compliant. The power of the West today emanates out of the "printing presses' (actually a simple computer keyboard) of the Fed. And it because those presses have been running at full speed (Quantitative Easing) that your groceries at the market are costing so much. So many notes out there, corrupting the system and purchasing influence have reduced the value of the ones in your pocket.

    It isn't China, but the Fed that wields the power to maintain or destroy the value of the dollar. China is being played for a chump. Because they manufacture useless pieces of plastic to sell at Wallmart, and then buy up all these Treasury notes, that eventually are worth less than they paid for them, because the Fed is pulling a Mugabe on their arses.

    The Fed is a racket, being used by banksters to impose and facilitate their nefarious New World Order, where their Zio-power will be absolute. The people of the US are in a quandary, because their worst enemy is the power that the dollar gives those who can 'create' a trillion dollars out of thin air, and yet the American economy still depends upon other countries being chumps enough to still accept the dollar as the reserve currency. When that scam runs its course, the karma blowback that will be felt by the American working and middle class will be horrific for them, yet liberating for the rest of the planet.
    , @woodNfish

    Isn’t it time for Bill Kristol and his neoconservatives to stop tossing dwarfs at Donald Trump?
     
    Yes, but as Kristol repeatedly proves; you can't fix stupid.
    , @woodNfish
    No one is talking about protectionism, not even Trump. Your problem is you seem to beleive we have "free trade", and "free markets". We have nothing of the sort. If you lived in Japan, you would be unable to buy an amerikan car because Japan has not opened its markets. China does not allow new technology to be produced in China unless there is a complete technology transfer. We are being forced to give away the keys to the kingdom. The same is true all over Asia and elsewhere. There is no "even playing field". All these sayings about free trade, free markets and level playing field are just platitudes and propaganda while Washington, Wall Street and other traitors freely loot our country.
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  63. @Rurik

    And he is probably better than many political candidates out there. He did not ask to be the third candidate, leave him alone until he makes up his mind
     
    Hi David. Glad you could find the time from your campaign to post here.

    I'd piss in your face if I could ;)

    He’d probably pay you to do it. A nice little earner. Aim straight!

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  64. “the “Supremacy Clause” in Article VI states that all treaties made by the national government shall be “the supreme Law of the Land,” and shall usurp the laws of the states.”
    Is that not what the civil war was all about? How can the Federal Government take States Rights away?
    Is that not what Wallace was about?
    Dissolve those chains.

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  65. AmericanaCON [AKA "Tim Glister"] says:

    Apparently David French just said he will not run for president.

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/05/kristol-pick-david-french-not-running-president/

    The reason why Bill Kristol cannot find a man to run against Trump is because it would ruin that person’s career. There is no prudent person who would agree with Kristol that a third party candidate would be able to split the vote. The case against a third candidate is pretty straightforward;

    1. A third candidate would cost at least 100 million dollars. Who is going to pay for it?
    2. A third candidate would not be able to get on the ballot and would have to be a write-in candidate
    3. A third candidate would compete with not only Trump but Gary Johnson

    I don’t see how Kristol or his neo-con minions would be able to run a campaign against Trump. However, it is pretty clear that Kristol want Hillary Clinton. If not he would have supported Gary Johnson because his campaign actually has a chance to split the vote. If the these neo-conservative policy wonks, journalists, businessmen, professors, donors and publishers who opposes Trump had been smart they would have just kept quiet and ridden the storm out. The chances of Trump actually winning the election is very slim. More so, if Trump wins he can be controlled. All people have a price.

    The difference from Donald Trump and George W. Bush is that Trump has a bigger price tag. You have to decide. The greedy neo-cons have to decide if they want to have open borders, free trade or wars in third world countries. They cannot have everything. Or well, they could if they went with Hillary Clinton. However, they cannot openly say it because if they desert the GOP for the Democrats the game of playing both parties would be pretty much over. I think it is pretty clear for everybody what is going on here. You have small elite who want to reshape the world into a post-liberal world order. Trump is getting in their way just like the alternative-right and alternative-left in Europe.

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  66. Rurik says:
    @jtgw
    I would agree if I believed trade were the zero-sum game that the protectionists seem to think it is. I absolutely believe that our government should prioritize the interests of citizens, but that is why I support free trade!

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods. If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything. Indeed, the "trade imbalance", whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    This blog post probably explains it better than I can:

    http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/china-et-al-are-not-killing-us.html

    Of course, the value of the dollar rather heavily relies on the ability of the US government to instill confidence, since it is not backed by gold or any other commodity that has intrinsic market value. But this is a separate issue from the question of the value of free trade.

    I completely concur on how we abuse our military to protect the interests of certain corporations. But that isn't about free trade any more than big bank bailouts are about the free market.

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods.

    this is silly

    dollars can be used to buy everything from oil to foreign governments, like it did the one in Kyiv today. As long as the dollar retains its reserve currency status, it can buy almost anything from anywhere, from hookers in Cuba to mercenaries in Ukraine to weapons for ISIS. If I have a billion dollars, there’s virtually not a country on this planet that I can’t purchase a villa in, and staff with a nice crew.

    . If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything.

    more silliness. Foreign countries accept the dollar because of the Bretton Woods Agreement, and because it has since become the default reserve currency of the planet, even tho that is slowly beginning to change. Part of the reason Gadhafi’s Libya was smashed was certainly because they (Rothschild’s Fed and ECB) considered Gadhafi’s gold Dinar a threat to their Federal Reserve Note racket. What America continues to produce is a military that can crush any significant resistance to the domination of the dollar. This is likely why Brazil is currently in the crosshairs, and why Argentina has been targeted. The power to make sure the paper and otherwise worthless Federal Reserve Note stays the reserve currency, is circular. It is used to prop itself up, always with the military option on the table. It has become America’s foremost export.

    Indeed, the “trade imbalance”, whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    more sillinesss. The Fed “prints” trillions of dollars on a whim, and hands them out like candy to other banks and to Wall Street. Where do you think the whole stock market bubble has been funded from?

    The way it works is the Fed hands out trillions of dollars to its cronies on Wall Street and other central banks. And its from these other central banks, like the ECB, that they use the influence that these dollars buy to keep the leaders of Europe and elsewhere compliant. The power of the West today emanates out of the “printing presses’ (actually a simple computer keyboard) of the Fed. And it because those presses have been running at full speed (Quantitative Easing) that your groceries at the market are costing so much. So many notes out there, corrupting the system and purchasing influence have reduced the value of the ones in your pocket.

    It isn’t China, but the Fed that wields the power to maintain or destroy the value of the dollar. China is being played for a chump. Because they manufacture useless pieces of plastic to sell at Wallmart, and then buy up all these Treasury notes, that eventually are worth less than they paid for them, because the Fed is pulling a Mugabe on their arses.

    The Fed is a racket, being used by banksters to impose and facilitate their nefarious New World Order, where their Zio-power will be absolute. The people of the US are in a quandary, because their worst enemy is the power that the dollar gives those who can ‘create’ a trillion dollars out of thin air, and yet the American economy still depends upon other countries being chumps enough to still accept the dollar as the reserve currency. When that scam runs its course, the karma blowback that will be felt by the American working and middle class will be horrific for them, yet liberating for the rest of the planet.

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    I know all this. I know the Fed racket is the culprit behind our poor economy. It's not the Chinese; the fact that we can export our debt to China is the only reason we haven't already gone under. My point is that starting a trade war with China, while leaving the Fed scam in place, will just bring the collapse sooner.
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  67. jtgw says: • Website
    @Rurik

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods.
     
    this is silly

    dollars can be used to buy everything from oil to foreign governments, like it did the one in Kyiv today. As long as the dollar retains its reserve currency status, it can buy almost anything from anywhere, from hookers in Cuba to mercenaries in Ukraine to weapons for ISIS. If I have a billion dollars, there's virtually not a country on this planet that I can't purchase a villa in, and staff with a nice crew.

    . If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything.
     
    more silliness. Foreign countries accept the dollar because of the Bretton Woods Agreement, and because it has since become the default reserve currency of the planet, even tho that is slowly beginning to change. Part of the reason Gadhafi's Libya was smashed was certainly because they (Rothschild's Fed and ECB) considered Gadhafi's gold Dinar a threat to their Federal Reserve Note racket. What America continues to produce is a military that can crush any significant resistance to the domination of the dollar. This is likely why Brazil is currently in the crosshairs, and why Argentina has been targeted. The power to make sure the paper and otherwise worthless Federal Reserve Note stays the reserve currency, is circular. It is used to prop itself up, always with the military option on the table. It has become America's foremost export.

    Indeed, the “trade imbalance”, whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.
     
    more sillinesss. The Fed "prints" trillions of dollars on a whim, and hands them out like candy to other banks and to Wall Street. Where do you think the whole stock market bubble has been funded from?

    The way it works is the Fed hands out trillions of dollars to its cronies on Wall Street and other central banks. And its from these other central banks, like the ECB, that they use the influence that these dollars buy to keep the leaders of Europe and elsewhere compliant. The power of the West today emanates out of the "printing presses' (actually a simple computer keyboard) of the Fed. And it because those presses have been running at full speed (Quantitative Easing) that your groceries at the market are costing so much. So many notes out there, corrupting the system and purchasing influence have reduced the value of the ones in your pocket.

    It isn't China, but the Fed that wields the power to maintain or destroy the value of the dollar. China is being played for a chump. Because they manufacture useless pieces of plastic to sell at Wallmart, and then buy up all these Treasury notes, that eventually are worth less than they paid for them, because the Fed is pulling a Mugabe on their arses.

    The Fed is a racket, being used by banksters to impose and facilitate their nefarious New World Order, where their Zio-power will be absolute. The people of the US are in a quandary, because their worst enemy is the power that the dollar gives those who can 'create' a trillion dollars out of thin air, and yet the American economy still depends upon other countries being chumps enough to still accept the dollar as the reserve currency. When that scam runs its course, the karma blowback that will be felt by the American working and middle class will be horrific for them, yet liberating for the rest of the planet.

    I know all this. I know the Fed racket is the culprit behind our poor economy. It’s not the Chinese; the fact that we can export our debt to China is the only reason we haven’t already gone under. My point is that starting a trade war with China, while leaving the Fed scam in place, will just bring the collapse sooner.

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  68. Rurik says:

    My point is that starting a trade war with China, while leaving the Fed scam in place, will just bring the collapse sooner.

    well China is and has already been fighting an unilateral trade war with us, and winning beyond all comprehension. So I simply advocate that our government serve the interests of the American people (for once!) rather than the corporations who’re also profiting from the ‘in’ and ‘out’ sourcing of American’s jobs.

    And my main point; is that we need to find a way to end the Fed, or all of the wars and economic terrorism that is being foisted upon the beleaguered people of the US will continue until every last drop of American blood and treasure is spent on the whims and agendas of the men who own and control the privately held Federal Reserve Bank. Having the power to conjure a trillion dollars out of thin air, gives you near absolute power. If you give men this kind of power, they will use it. And we all know what power does to men. They become more addicted to it than any crack junkie, and always have to have more and more to get that fix.

    They must be stopped or they’re going to bring down the whole house of cards, and when they do, they’ll simply parachute off to some other land of honey to rob and loot, while Americans will suffer the consequences of the Fed’s treachery and demonic lust for power.

    It won’t be pretty, that’s for sure.

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  69. woodNfish says:
    @jtgw
    I would agree if I believed trade were the zero-sum game that the protectionists seem to think it is. I absolutely believe that our government should prioritize the interests of citizens, but that is why I support free trade!

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods. If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything. Indeed, the "trade imbalance", whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    This blog post probably explains it better than I can:

    http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/china-et-al-are-not-killing-us.html

    Of course, the value of the dollar rather heavily relies on the ability of the US government to instill confidence, since it is not backed by gold or any other commodity that has intrinsic market value. But this is a separate issue from the question of the value of free trade.

    I completely concur on how we abuse our military to protect the interests of certain corporations. But that isn't about free trade any more than big bank bailouts are about the free market.

    Isn’t it time for Bill Kristol and his neoconservatives to stop tossing dwarfs at Donald Trump?

    Yes, but as Kristol repeatedly proves; you can’t fix stupid.

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  70. woodNfish says:
    @jtgw
    I would agree if I believed trade were the zero-sum game that the protectionists seem to think it is. I absolutely believe that our government should prioritize the interests of citizens, but that is why I support free trade!

    What do we use to pay for those Chinese imports? Dollars, which are only good for buying American products. Even if they are traded abroad for goods produced abroad, since it is a global reserve currency, ultimately their only value is in their ability to purchase American goods. If America were not producing anything of value, dollars would be worthless and foreign countries would not accept dollars for anything. Indeed, the "trade imbalance", whereby countries like China keep billions of dollars out of circulation in the US, is what is keeping away much more severe inflation in this country.

    This blog post probably explains it better than I can:

    http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/china-et-al-are-not-killing-us.html

    Of course, the value of the dollar rather heavily relies on the ability of the US government to instill confidence, since it is not backed by gold or any other commodity that has intrinsic market value. But this is a separate issue from the question of the value of free trade.

    I completely concur on how we abuse our military to protect the interests of certain corporations. But that isn't about free trade any more than big bank bailouts are about the free market.

    No one is talking about protectionism, not even Trump. Your problem is you seem to beleive we have “free trade”, and “free markets”. We have nothing of the sort. If you lived in Japan, you would be unable to buy an amerikan car because Japan has not opened its markets. China does not allow new technology to be produced in China unless there is a complete technology transfer. We are being forced to give away the keys to the kingdom. The same is true all over Asia and elsewhere. There is no “even playing field”. All these sayings about free trade, free markets and level playing field are just platitudes and propaganda while Washington, Wall Street and other traitors freely loot our country.

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    Japan's protectionism harms Japanese consumers, just as Chinese protectionism harms Chinese consumers. The government no more knows which industries its people "should" invest in than it knows what other elements of the market should be, such as prices or interest rates.

    The point is not that we have free trade or free markets; I know we don't. The point is whether we are going to introduce policies that make things even worse, or whether we are going to address the actual causes of our economic problems. Our problems with China are not that China buys our debt, saving us from higher inflation, or that China produces things that allow us to save money, despite all our government's efforts to punish savers. Our problem is that we are printing money to pay our debts and punishing enterprise with heavy taxes and regulations. These costs all get dumped on the American consumer ultimately.

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  71. tbraton says:

    Well, it appears that David French agrees with the rest of us, that he is not qualified to be our next President. He just announced that he is not running. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436222/david-french-not-running-president
    I guess Bill Kristol is going to have to scrape lower in the barrel.

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    I guess Bill Kristol is going to have to scrape lower in the barrel.

    One by one Trump is destroying the left/right establishment stalwarts.

    The parties, the elected official, the media, the biased judges, and the neocon Jews like Kristol boy.

    How nice.
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  72. jtgw says: • Website
    @woodNfish
    No one is talking about protectionism, not even Trump. Your problem is you seem to beleive we have "free trade", and "free markets". We have nothing of the sort. If you lived in Japan, you would be unable to buy an amerikan car because Japan has not opened its markets. China does not allow new technology to be produced in China unless there is a complete technology transfer. We are being forced to give away the keys to the kingdom. The same is true all over Asia and elsewhere. There is no "even playing field". All these sayings about free trade, free markets and level playing field are just platitudes and propaganda while Washington, Wall Street and other traitors freely loot our country.

    Japan’s protectionism harms Japanese consumers, just as Chinese protectionism harms Chinese consumers. The government no more knows which industries its people “should” invest in than it knows what other elements of the market should be, such as prices or interest rates.

    The point is not that we have free trade or free markets; I know we don’t. The point is whether we are going to introduce policies that make things even worse, or whether we are going to address the actual causes of our economic problems. Our problems with China are not that China buys our debt, saving us from higher inflation, or that China produces things that allow us to save money, despite all our government’s efforts to punish savers. Our problem is that we are printing money to pay our debts and punishing enterprise with heavy taxes and regulations. These costs all get dumped on the American consumer ultimately.

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    There is more to it than that. The federal mafia managers are selling off our industry and technology for personal gain. A service economy cannot survive as a first world economy - we must have manufacturing and technological superiority.
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  73. Art says:
    @Sherman
    French is 100% correct.

    There are plenty of downscale white communities - and downscale black and Latino communities - that are prisoners of their own dysfunctions and irresponsibilities.

    There is nothing that can save them.

    Inbred loser trash like you who inhabit these communities are the ones that cause such misery in them.

    Hey Sherm,

    You sick? You did not call us goats. I almost didn’t know it was you.

    Hope you get better – Art

    p.s. Go to the Golan and get a good whiff of Arab blood – that will perk you up!

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  74. woodNfish says:
    @jtgw
    Japan's protectionism harms Japanese consumers, just as Chinese protectionism harms Chinese consumers. The government no more knows which industries its people "should" invest in than it knows what other elements of the market should be, such as prices or interest rates.

    The point is not that we have free trade or free markets; I know we don't. The point is whether we are going to introduce policies that make things even worse, or whether we are going to address the actual causes of our economic problems. Our problems with China are not that China buys our debt, saving us from higher inflation, or that China produces things that allow us to save money, despite all our government's efforts to punish savers. Our problem is that we are printing money to pay our debts and punishing enterprise with heavy taxes and regulations. These costs all get dumped on the American consumer ultimately.

    There is more to it than that. The federal mafia managers are selling off our industry and technology for personal gain. A service economy cannot survive as a first world economy – we must have manufacturing and technological superiority.

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    Provided we continue to save and accumulate capital, we can build on what we have and stay ahead. The danger always lies with inflation and capital consumption by the government. Trade imbalance is a total red herring and a way to distract you from the real problems.
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  75. Art says:
    @tbraton
    Well, it appears that David French agrees with the rest of us, that he is not qualified to be our next President. He just announced that he is not running. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436222/david-french-not-running-president
    I guess Bill Kristol is going to have to scrape lower in the barrel.

    I guess Bill Kristol is going to have to scrape lower in the barrel.

    One by one Trump is destroying the left/right establishment stalwarts.

    The parties, the elected official, the media, the biased judges, and the neocon Jews like Kristol boy.

    How nice.

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  76. jtgw says: • Website
    @woodNfish
    There is more to it than that. The federal mafia managers are selling off our industry and technology for personal gain. A service economy cannot survive as a first world economy - we must have manufacturing and technological superiority.

    Provided we continue to save and accumulate capital, we can build on what we have and stay ahead. The danger always lies with inflation and capital consumption by the government. Trade imbalance is a total red herring and a way to distract you from the real problems.

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  77. woodNfish says:

    No, you are wrong about trade and as I ave pointed out, it is more than a monetary imbalance. You keep ignoring that.

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    You think that only manufacturing creates wealth. You don't understand what wealth is. Services are also forms of wealth, insofar as they provide value. If they didn't provide value, there would be no market for them.

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain. This is because Chinese manufacturers now produce twice as much for the same cost, meaning that American burger flippers can buy twice as many goods as they did when they were factory workers. How is that not a gain?

    The issue is not whether the jobs are in manufacturing or services. The particular sector is not the reason why full-time jobs with benefits are harder to come by. They're harder to come by because such jobs are extremely expensive for employers. Medical costs and entitlements keep going up, since government intervention pushes up prices in all these areas. It's no wonder employers can't afford to offer such benefits anymore, and it's no wonder that part-time workers and contractors are unable to afford the higher premiums on their own, leading to ever more dependence on government.

    Free trade is not the enemy. Government is.
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  78. jtgw says: • Website
    @woodNfish
    No, you are wrong about trade and as I ave pointed out, it is more than a monetary imbalance. You keep ignoring that.

    You think that only manufacturing creates wealth. You don’t understand what wealth is. Services are also forms of wealth, insofar as they provide value. If they didn’t provide value, there would be no market for them.

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain. This is because Chinese manufacturers now produce twice as much for the same cost, meaning that American burger flippers can buy twice as many goods as they did when they were factory workers. How is that not a gain?

    The issue is not whether the jobs are in manufacturing or services. The particular sector is not the reason why full-time jobs with benefits are harder to come by. They’re harder to come by because such jobs are extremely expensive for employers. Medical costs and entitlements keep going up, since government intervention pushes up prices in all these areas. It’s no wonder employers can’t afford to offer such benefits anymore, and it’s no wonder that part-time workers and contractors are unable to afford the higher premiums on their own, leading to ever more dependence on government.

    Free trade is not the enemy. Government is.

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    "When we buy foreign goods, we get the goods and they get the money. When we buy our own goods we get both".

    Abraham Lincoln

    Take a squint at the economic theories of Friedrich List.
    , @Rurik

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain.
     
    who's 'we"?

    the CEO who sold out his country and countrymen for a few extra shekels?

    personally I hope China (and Mexico and all the rest) nationalize every single American asset in their respective countries

    and then when the whore politicians in the pockets of the CEOs demand that we send our kids over there to die for that CEO's profits, we can tell them to pound sand, and hand them a rife and parachute if they want to go fight

    fuck em
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  79. @jtgw
    You think that only manufacturing creates wealth. You don't understand what wealth is. Services are also forms of wealth, insofar as they provide value. If they didn't provide value, there would be no market for them.

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain. This is because Chinese manufacturers now produce twice as much for the same cost, meaning that American burger flippers can buy twice as many goods as they did when they were factory workers. How is that not a gain?

    The issue is not whether the jobs are in manufacturing or services. The particular sector is not the reason why full-time jobs with benefits are harder to come by. They're harder to come by because such jobs are extremely expensive for employers. Medical costs and entitlements keep going up, since government intervention pushes up prices in all these areas. It's no wonder employers can't afford to offer such benefits anymore, and it's no wonder that part-time workers and contractors are unable to afford the higher premiums on their own, leading to ever more dependence on government.

    Free trade is not the enemy. Government is.

    “When we buy foreign goods, we get the goods and they get the money. When we buy our own goods we get both”.

    Abraham Lincoln

    Take a squint at the economic theories of Friedrich List.

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  80. woodNfish says:

    Free trade is not the enemy. Government is.

    This is the only thing you wrote that is true, but even it has a problem – as I have explained, there is no “free trade”.

    The service industry mostly does not pay a liveable wage, but maybe you think ,mass poverty where working poor have to rely on government handouts to provide for their families is a good idea. Maybe you don’t understand that by paying such low wages, those service businesses are actually passing off their cost of doing business to us tax payers by forcing us to subsidize their work force.

    I’m not going to explain how wrong you are about everything else, but the fact is that your grasp of economics seems to be non existent.

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  81. Rurik says:
    @jtgw
    You think that only manufacturing creates wealth. You don't understand what wealth is. Services are also forms of wealth, insofar as they provide value. If they didn't provide value, there would be no market for them.

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain. This is because Chinese manufacturers now produce twice as much for the same cost, meaning that American burger flippers can buy twice as many goods as they did when they were factory workers. How is that not a gain?

    The issue is not whether the jobs are in manufacturing or services. The particular sector is not the reason why full-time jobs with benefits are harder to come by. They're harder to come by because such jobs are extremely expensive for employers. Medical costs and entitlements keep going up, since government intervention pushes up prices in all these areas. It's no wonder employers can't afford to offer such benefits anymore, and it's no wonder that part-time workers and contractors are unable to afford the higher premiums on their own, leading to ever more dependence on government.

    Free trade is not the enemy. Government is.

    If manufacturing is moved to China, where it costs half as much, and manufacturers here all become burger flippers, we actually gain.

    who’s ‘we”?

    the CEO who sold out his country and countrymen for a few extra shekels?

    personally I hope China (and Mexico and all the rest) nationalize every single American asset in their respective countries

    and then when the whore politicians in the pockets of the CEOs demand that we send our kids over there to die for that CEO’s profits, we can tell them to pound sand, and hand them a rife and parachute if they want to go fight

    fuck em

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  82. WJ says:
    @Bill Jones
    but he did more than most of those who are candidates for the Presidency. "

    Just what did he do?
    Other than being a parasitic tax-eater, that is?

    He was a REMF but at least he was kind of there as opposed to Kristol, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Podhoretz, etc …..

    Still not worth much in my book since the whole thing was a waste of time,people and money.

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