Thursday, 28 July 2016

Neocons, Warmongers, and Globalists Abandon GOP for Hillary

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In the top echelons of political power, there is only one major party in American politics, and that is the globalist war party. In case Americans needed more evidence that party labels are largely meaningless to the bipartisan ruling establishment, influential members of the establishment wing of the GOP — neocons, warmongers, globalists, and so on — are abandoning the Republican Party and in many cases jumping on board the Democrat Hillary Clinton campaign. From Bush-era war hawks who misled Americans into war to pseudo-conservative operatives of the globalist-minded Council on Foreign Relations, Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) are showing their true colors and allegiances. Blasting Donald Trump, more than a few of the globalist RINOs and neocon warmongers are now proudly on the Hillary Train.

In the massive history book Tragedy and Hope, Bill Clinton mentor and establishment insider Carroll Quigley explains succinctly how American politics works in the real world — and how the insiders like it. “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers,” Quigley says matter-of-factly in what would certainly be news to most grassroots activists in both parties. “Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.” As far as the establishment is concerned, Trump, who proudly slams the Hillary-backed Iraq and Libya wars and blasts “globalism,” may be a threat to that whole “uniparty” idea.

Ironically, establishment media outlets are touting the establishment GOP defections to Hillary among neocons and globalists in an apparent effort to hurt the the Trump campaign. Apparently, they are oblivious to the fact that the defections of widely loathed establishment warmongers from Republican ranks actually bolsters Trump's arguments of a “rigged” system — not to mention his credibility in the eyes of supporters on both sides of the political spectrum, including among embattled “working class voters” and union members long considered reliable Democrats. Recent polls make that clear, with Trump's campaign surging ahead of Clinton's and attracting hordes of disaffected Democrats opposed to globalist “free trade” deals and endless wars.   

One of the many leftist media outlets celebrating the anti-Trump RINOs is the Daily Beast, a sort of wannabe establishment outlet that is unabashedly left-wing. The Beast compiled a list of some of the “biggest GOP names” backing Hillary Clinton so far. According to an alleged “source” within the Clinton camp, “highlighting Republicans who’ve crossed over will be a key fixture in campaign ads this fall.” If the list provided is representative of those “Republicans” to be highlighted, though, Clinton better hope Americans have a short memory. Indeed, aside from some no-name lobbyists and bureaucrats, the list is practically a who's who of the most politically toxic establishment globalists, banksters, and neocons on the planet.

Consider: At the top of the list of prominent alleged Republicans pushing Clinton is globalist bankster Henry “Hank” Paulson. Among other supposed accomplishments, the Goldman Sachs CEO and George W. Bush Treasury secretary helped oversee the redistribution of trillions of dollars in public money from middle class and poor Americans to billionaire Wall Street insiders. According to lawmakers, they were threatened by Paulson and his cronies with a declaration of martial law if Congress refused to approve the “banker bailout” heist. Now, Paulson spends much of his time pushing the discredited man-made global-warming theory hoping to profit from the radical policy schemes.  

Also featuring prominently on the list are many of the neocons responsible for squandering trillions of tax dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives — if not millions — on undeclared, illegal wars based on lies. Chief among them is neocon Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the far-left globalist “think tank” Brookings Institution and a co-founder of the fringe Project for the New American Century that helped lead America into Iraq under Bush. Aside from his own non-stop warmongering seeking to send your children off to die in undeclared wars, Kagan is married to senior Obama official and fellow warmonger Victoria Nuland. Naturally, Kagan is on Team Hillary.  

Another senior neocon globalist on the Hillary Train is Max Boot, a left-wing Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) operative who claims to have been a “lifelong Republican” despite his love for Big Government. “[Hillary Clinton] would be vastly preferable to Trump,” Boot was quoted as saying, adding that he hopes the GOP will split. “What she basically espouses is a pretty mainstream view.” Of course, what Clinton espouses is so far from mainstream, it's hard to believe anyone, including fringe neocons, actually believes something so ridiculous. Just a few days ago, a poll showed eight in 10 voters want more restrictions on abortion, while Clinton wants even less restrictions and more tax funding for it. Almost no Americans except Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and fringe abortion activists support any tax funding for abortions. And that is just the start. 

Others on the list of disgraced “Republican” neocons, globalists, and establishment insiders who are pushing a Clinton presidency include Bush globalist and leading Iraq war booster Richard Armitage; Ken Adelman, assistant to Iraq warmonger Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and later a senior disarmament bureaucrat; Tony Fratto, deputy propagandist for George W. Bush; former “regional EPA administrator” Alan Steinberg, also from the second Bush administration; Mark Salter, a “former speechwriter” for embattled neocon globalist Senator John McCain of Arizona; and more. Also listed are people with politically toxic titles like “Republican lobbyist,” “Republican strategist,” and a handful of mega-donors and crony capitalists.

That is all wonderful news for the Trump campaign. Essentially, neoconservatism and globalism are now considered toxic in the GOP. And so, the neocon and globalist factions in the Republican Party have been preparing to migrate to the Democrat Party to join their ideological brethren. The preparations have been underway for some time. Indeed, the globalist mouthpiece New York Times, described as a “propaganda megaphone” for war and the establishment by a former reporter, reported on the trend two years ago — long before Trump, running on an anti-globalism campaign, became the nominee. “Even as they castigate Mr. Obama, the neocons may be preparing a more brazen feat: aligning themselves with Hillary Rodham Clinton and her nascent presidential campaign, in a bid to return to the driver’s seat of American foreign policy,” an opinion piece in the Times noted in July of 2014. “It’s easy to imagine Mrs. Clinton’s making room for the neocons in her administration.”  

More recently, Politico was reporting that the Hillary Clinton campaign was courting major Bush donors — many of whom stand to lose big money if the cronyism, banker bailouts, and funding for the perpetual war machine start to dry up. According to the report, the Clinton camp told Bush's donors “that she represents their values better than Donald Trump.” And if Trump actually means what he says about stopping illegal wars, asking Congress for a declaration of war before waging one, withdrawing from globalist entangling alliances and pseudo-“free trade” regimes, putting America first, ending globalism, and so on, then the Clinton campaign is probably — in an unusual move — actually telling the truth in this case.  

The ultra far-left, Bernie Sanders-supporting wing of the Democrat Party has wondered if and when the opposite might start happening, with non-establishment Democrats joining the Trump bandwagon. “One might think that at least Bernie’s supporters would applaud Trump’s left-wing transformation of the old conservative, pro-corporate neocon Cheney-Bush core of the Republican Party,” explained two leftist analysts at the radical leftist website Counterpunch.org. “But nobody had a single good word to say about Trump’s assertions that he would wind down confrontation with Russia, reduce military spending on the grounds that NATO is obsolete, and oppose the TPP and TTIP as well as rewrite NAFTA’s terms.” Indeed, many lifelong Democrats have already joined the Trump bandwagon, as chronicled by the pro-Clinton Daily Beast itself.

Meanwhile, the neocons will have to share the Democrat Party with proud communists and socialists, as evidenced by the numerous Marxists and other extremists on the Platform Committee. However, the ideological extremism of the neoconservative movement actually makes the factions natural allies. In his 1995 book Neoconservatism, Irving Kristol, the father of neocon Bill Kristol and of the neocon movement, made it plain. “I regard myself lucky to have been a young Trotskyite and I have not one single bitter memory,” Kristol gushed. Other founding fathers of the neoconservative movement such as Norman Podhoretz and Max Shachtman, a former Communist Party member, shared those feelings.

National Review editor, Skull and Bones secret society initiate, and CFR member William Buckley, masterfully exposed in the 2002 book William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment, played a key role in helping the neocons burrow their way into the GOP. But now, with National Review's reputation and influence in tatters, the most unsavory elements of the GOP are packing up and moving to the Democratic Party. As such, the Democrat Party is becoming the proud pro-war, pro-Wall Street Party under Clinton.

Neocons themselves are well aware of it. “I'm old enough to remember when the Republican nominee was pro-war, pro-TPP, and pro-Wall Street ... and proud of it!” lamented neocon leader and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, the son of the Trotskyite founder of the neoconservative movement. The bizarre remark was a response to Trump's comment that Bernie Sanders had “abandoned his supporters by endorsing pro-war pro-TPP pro-Wall Street Crooked Hillary Clinton.” The globalists and neocons are not all dumb, though, as evidenced by the fact that some of them have not yet burned their bridges with Trump.

Whether Trump will actually stand by his pledges of a non-interventionist foreign policy, sensible trade policies, and an end to globalism remains to be seen. With no voting record but a documented history of funding the Clintons and other establishment politicians, more than a few real conservatives and constitutionalists have expressed concerns about Trump. If Republicans work hard, though, the exposure and exodus from the GOP of the globalist-neocon-warmonger faction, which includes almost zero actual grassroots voters, will mean that there is at least one major party in American politics not totally under the control of anti-American globalist neocons who love war and aim to sideline the U.S. Constitution.

Still, the real keys to making America great again include creating an educated electorate that understands the Constitution and the Judeo-Christian foundations of America, and electing good candidates to the House of Representatives who understand as well. Patriotic Americans should not lose sight of those facts amid the frenzied 2016 presidential election.

Photo of Hillary Clinton: AP Images 

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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