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Bill Kristol Says 'Hogwash' To Any Iraq War Hawk Apology Possibilities

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Bill Kristol, fresh from his Morning Joe pummeling by MSNBC pundit John Heilemann link here , spent a good deal of time last week fielding questions about his doubling down on the decision to go into Iraq.

And his call to action that slammed liberal peaceniks as lacking feck. Feck is becoming highly overrated among the BushCo NeoCon Senior Set.

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Erin Burnett got a shot at Kristol over at CNN, and he (to our delight) included that prized intellectual conservative descriptive: 'Hogwash!'

She had a provocative Tweet from Senate leader Harry Reid to tweak Kristol's self-elevated nose with.

Have a gander.


"I'm not apologizing for something that I think was not wrong," Kristol opined firmly. "The war to remove Saddam was the right thing and necessary thing to do."

"Apologies would be in order for the neoconservatives who banged the war drums so disastrously, Bill," swiftly came from a neighboring Carl Bernstein, thank you Carl.

"Hogwash!" Kristol bellowed!

The Old White Guys UnCompassionate Conservative Club, headed by Cheney or Kristol or whomever is sick enough to want that chair, is clearly alive and disturbed. And increasingly loud and given to public hissy fits.

On MSNBC's Hardball Monday evening, Chris Matthews gave the Axis of Feeble his own unique shout-out. [Truly, pardon the quiet shouting, but Tweety means so well.]

Bring on 2014!

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Bill Kristol Loses His War-Mongering Conservative Mind on Morning Joe

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Best Tuesday a.m. thing in the world: Bill Kristol and Nick Kristof at the same table with Scarborough shouting about boots on the ground in Iraq, and Richard Engel swooping in live from Baghdad to shut them the eff up.

Again, I know I need a Morning Joe et al Twelve Step program, but you won't believe what that Roundtable of Fools was up to this morning. Bill Kristol denies that there is war fatigue in the country. At a near shout.

It was BushCo meets Joe Schmoe with all sorts of pundits in the mix, and the recently ballsy John Heilemann once again saved their media bacon in terms of asking the hard questions. Like a reporter. Or a journalist. Perhaps a keen blogger. Or even a curious citizen with a conscience.

Bill Kristol loves to be in the spotlight. Today he was needled right into what serves as a full-on Hissy Fit for the uber-manicured urbane face of conservative war-mongering intellect.

And thank dog John Heilemann had to take the wheel. (I think when Joe Schmoe runs for office MSNBC is going to drop the ubiquitous Game Change boys into his Throne.)

Heilemann: "This is American blood you are talking about!!" Enjoy.

How great was that??! Isn't that what you'd say to that idiot Bill Kristol if you had a turn? "If we are going to put American blood on the line, there ought to be support in the country for it ... there is war weariness in this country whether you believe there is or not!" - Mr. Heilemann

Who knew Heilemann had it in him? I didn't see it coming. He's just got to be a progressive at heart, that cat. Or has had to work with that twit RWNJ Halperin far too long.

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Mika sat meekly and let it swirl. Schmoe, once again, looked bewildered at the actual interviewing taking place around and above him, then told Kristol to bring more spice the next time he swung by in that annoying Southern country lawyer drawl.

Joe's foreign policy is as well thought out as Mittens. A few egoist-filled congressional committees and being skewered Live by Zbig aka Mika's Dad do not a an expert make.

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Do Cliven Bundy, Bill Kristol and Donald Sterling Speak For Chief Justice Roberts?

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Racism is a thing of the past. Just look at the Chief Justice Roberts's Court and his beliefs that racism no longer exists in the United States. Blacks and other minorities no longer need protections to their right to vote nor affirmative action.

How trippy is this guy? What bubble does he live in? Let's just look at the recent racist news.

The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts strikes down affirmative action in Michigan, claiming it would be racist to take race into consideration where inequality is the question.

Cliven Bundy, becomes an instant hero to conservatives. They gush over the man who's a scofflaw for refusing to pay court-mandated grazing fees for his cattle. The "Right" couldn't get enough of him until he took again to the pulpit to lecture America about the "lazy Negro" and how the Black race would be better off as slaves. (His words, not mine).

Then when this draws outrage, some of the right wingnuts and spokespeople tone down their love of the crusty old cowboy outlaw. Not all, but some. And I'll even credit Sean Hannity from distancing himself, not totally, but partially, over Bundy's race remarks.

Notice I said some right wingnuts. That's because there's always the reliable Bill Kristol.

Within hours of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments to his Black/Hispanic girlfriend (whom he's openly seeing despite his being married), the ever 'balanced' Kristol stuck up for Sterling, urging caution. Remember, like the Chief Justice, Kristol isn't sure that racism really does still exist.

The Raw Story:

Conservative pundit Bill Kristol on Sunday urged people to judge NBA team owner Don Sterling by his “deeds,” and not to “go hysterical over two or three sentences” where he tells his girlfriend to stay away from black men.

Okay, Bill, let's not get hysterical over a few insensitive if not outright racist sentences. Judge the man by his deeds you say. How's this set of deeds float your boat?

The Los Angeles Times:

The racist comments purportedly made by Donald Sterling in the audio recording that surfaced Saturday via TMZ.com are the latest in a years-long string of racially-charged incidents linked to the real estate mogul.

In 2009, Sterling agreed to a $2.765-million settlement in a case that alleged discrimination against African-Americans, Latinos and others at apartment buildings he owned in Los Angeles County.

Are these the deeds you were asking us to use as judgment?

If  this man is anything short of a racist you might need to look in the mirror and take an assessment of yourself. You're a spokesman for ultra right conservatives. Are you speaking for them now? If so, you're just like Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and evidently Justice Roberts in having your head in the sand or up your ass. You're not seeing what the rest of the world knows is the truth. We have very little racial tolerance in the world, and the US is no exception. It would be much better for you and all of us if you'd use your platform to ease and ultimately someday erase racial inequality and hatred. Not fuel the fires with your ignorance.

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Bill Kristol Longs for Another War

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This is a cross-post thanks to our wonderful friend Anomaly from FreakOutNation - on Twitter as @anomaly100.

The consistently wrong Bill Kristol went all warmonger in The Weekly Standard saying “war-weariness” is nothing more than “an excuse to avoid maintaining our defenses or shouldering our responsibilities.” Kristol warsplained, “In fact, the idol of war-weariness can be challenged. A war-weary public can be awakened and rallied. Indeed, events are right now doing the awakening. All that’s needed is the rallying. And the turnaround can be fast.”

Talking Points Memo reports:

Kristol notes that Ronald Reagan (who else?) “ran against both Democratic dovishness and Republican détente” in 1980, five years removed from the Vietnam War.

By the time the next presidential election rolls around, Kristol fears it could be too late.

The next president will be elected in 2016, 15 years after 9/11 and 5 years after our abandonment of Iraq and the beginning of the drawdown in Afghanistan. Pundits will say that it would be politically foolish to try to awaken Americans rather than cater to their alleged war-weariness. We can’t prove them wrong. Perhaps it would be easier for a Republican to win in 2016 running after the fashion of Warren Gamaliel Harding in 1920 rather than that of Ronald Wilson Reagan in 1980.
Kristol closes with a plea for someone, preferably a Republican, to step up and make Americans eager for war again.

“Will no brave leader step forward to honorably awaken us from our unworthy sleep?” he writes.

Mitt Romney would have gotten us into 5 wars; Sarah Palin called for a nuclear war, and now this. Paul Ryan and his colleagues shrug at feeding the poor. But a costly, bloody war is doable.

Bill, if we go to war, I volunteer you for front-line duty.

 

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Billy Kristol v. Bill Maher:  Too Delicious To Deny Yourself, Liberals

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"That's childish(!), " Seriously Scolded one miked man. Who has been the stentorian leader of the conservative crap-rag "Weekly Standard" since Rupert M. bankrolled it, a dedicated Iraq [and any and all other] War proponent and his own biggest fan ... William Kristol. Reduced to a carnelian-faced stammering middle-schooler in ten Real Time with Bill Maher minutes.

Military spending is sacred, yadda yadda yadda -- "Have you ever met a war you didn't love?!?" was zinged in by the razor-sharp host shortly before he visibly mastered some Kristol Rage and calmly suggested, "Let's move on ... Because I'm Pissed" at 10:31p.m. Live Vermont time. [4 Min. 10 seconds into the first Vid above.]

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Kristol: "You made my night!" ... BoOOO! HisSSS! from Real Time fans and those of us  gleefully playing along at home; because Billy K is an arrogant, braggadocio-driven piss-poor excuse for a pundit.

He was ably partnered in neo-con strait-jacketed Margaret Hoover, Kristol's wingman and co-defense for the Military Industrial Complex. I do not recommend you read her book "American Individualism" even if she is Herbert Hoover's great-granddaughter ...Hoover was vastly more palatable in the Rear View.  It's SO not a stretch to picture the ambitious blonde crooning Bomb, Bomb Iran from the top of a Baby Grand.
The 'to his right' at table special guest, Bruce Dern, was a bloody return to sanity. How often can you say that? It's Maher's World after all.

The show then took a bit of a wondrous turn. [Video above.] Dern told a heartfelt and rarely heard tale of his own Dad's law partner, Adlai Stevenson, taking the fledgling NYC actor Bruce to supper and talking presidential campaign politics. It was riveting ... who knew Dern's great-great-Grandpa was the first non-Mormon governor of Utah?!?

And for the true Moments of Guffaw, Maher's last segment is a brilliant satire on income inequality and other assorted things Presently Pissing Him Off.  Praise Jeebus he is on  our side, liberals!

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Video- Axelrod Zings Kristol For Predictions That ACA Has Failed: 'Spoken Like a Man Who Has Good Health Insurance'

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I had forgotten about this, thankfully Heather didn't.

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Video- Jane Harman, Bill Kristol Spar Over "Enemy Combatant" Status

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