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Neocons don't smear just Liberals...(4 posts)

Neocons don't smear just Liberals...PdxMark
Apr 22, 2003 10:05 PM
with accusations of being unpatriotic, rascist, anti-Semitic, etc., neocons apparently also smear paeleocons (or paleocons) with the same baseless raves and accusations, according to an interesting article in American Conservative. (I can't even BELIEVE I just wrote that last phrase!)

http://www.amconmag.com/04_21_03/cover.html

Paeleocons are conservatives who dare to think, among other things, that random assertion of American hegemony in the Middle East is a mistake that will decrease our security rather than increase it. Of course, increased security in the Middle East according to neocon theory is tied directly to right-wing Israeli political goals, but that's old hat according to Wolfowitz.

This is fascinating, or would be if it weren't so dangerously misguided. We can only hope that over-reaching by neocon radicals will lead to the eventual collapse of polical support our compassionless neocon President.
A great story. They're after Powell now, too. Big time.OldEdScott
Apr 23, 2003 5:00 AM
Gingrich's little speech yesterday about the supposed weaknesses of the State Department is the first, carefully orchestrated shot of that little neo-con war.
Powell is maybe the ultimate paeleo in the Admin...PdxMark
Apr 23, 2003 8:27 AM
And maybe the strongest to stand-up to the neocon cabal in foreign relations matters. Though, are there domestic neocon policies that differ? There's immigration, I suppose, from that article....

I wonder how the so-called Patriot Act falls in the neo-paeleo battle... I could see neocons being big on the Patriot Act, as yet another assertion of raw American (Federal) Power (why distinguish between foreign and domestic enemies?), while the paeleos would blanch at the intrusiveness and over-reaching of the PA. It seems that a Republican Senator - a Committee Chair.... hmmmmm, forgot his name, just balked at dropping the sunset provisions in the PA 3 years before they kick in... the spineless paeleo cur...
Better yet, they are attacking their own Senators.Dale Brigham
Apr 23, 2003 6:10 AM
And I thought that only my party (da' Dems) could do the implosion dance of ideological purity.

The Neo-cons are going after Republican Senators George Voinovich of Ohio and Olympia Snowe of Maine for their votes to reduce the proposed Bush tax to a miserly (Dr. Evil voice mode ON) 350 "beelyun" dollars.

The best part is that the attack ads funded by The Club for Growth (you'd think they'd be busy enough sending me those Viagra emails) compare Senators Voinovich and Snowe to (gasp!) the French. Yes, the ultimate insult -- to be called a person of France. Mon Dieu!

Nothing warms my heart more than to see da' Repubs fighting among themselves.

Dale (an admitted Francophile)

Link to news story:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20030419/pl_afp/us_politics_france_030419174806