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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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Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site,

"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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Video- Bill O'Reilly On The 1950s: "White America Was Kind Of Unified" And That "Made It Easier For Society To Function"

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Video- Bill Kristol: John Kerry Doesn't Like War Enough to Be Secretary of State

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VIDEO- Bill Kristol on "the financial meltdown": "The Obama team has turned that around pretty well."

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Bill Kristol said this. Yes, neocon Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator on Fox. That Bill Kristol said this:

“If this election is just about the last four years, that’s a muddy verdict. Bush was president during the financial meltdown. The Obama team has turned that around pretty well."

He's right, you know (and I rarely use those four words in reference to Kristol):

If this election is about the last four years, and a big part of it is, then voting for Willard Romney is tantamount for voting for Bush III. He's not only in favor of continuing the same unpaid-for tax cuts that Bush stuck the economy, but he also wants to privatize Medicare, schools, and, well, pretty much corporatize America overall.

Oh, and he surrounds himself with former Bushies whom he relies on for foreign policy advice.

What could possibly go wrong?

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