Max Boot: The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates

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The far left and far right have long been warning about neocons taking over the Republican Party. Turns out they are right. Only the “neocons” in question aren’t the neoconservatives — a small group of intellectuals, in whose ranks I have often been included, who have espoused a values-based foreign policy and a centrist domestic policy. Many of us have left the GOP in disgust over the rise of Trumpism. The neocons who are now in the ascendancy are the neo-Confederates who have been encouraged to come into the open by President Trump’s unabashed appeals to racist and xenophobic prejudices.

A defining moment in the Trump presidency was the violent rally by tiki-torch-carrying white supremacists in August 2017 to protest plans to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville. Three people died, but rather than condemn far-right terrorism, Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides,” and he actually sided with the white nationalists in their desire to keep intact the “beautiful statues and monuments” honoring the Confederacy.

It is no surprise, then, that Trump will be in Mississippi on Monday to campaign for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in her Nov. 27 runoff election against Democratic challenger Mike Espy. Trump calls her “an outstanding person who is strong on the Border, Crime, Military, our great Vets, Healthcare & the 2nd [Amendment].” She also has strong ideas about the War Between the States — the name preferred by neo-Confederates to describe what the rest of us call the Civil War. Hyde-Smith used that very term in a 2007 state Senate resolution that she introduced to commemorate a 92-year-old daughter of a Confederate soldier who “fought to defend his homeland.” Another bill she introduced as a state senator would have renamed a stretch of highway after Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America.
 

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The left has embraced the NeoCons they claimed to hate so badly, and in fact have united with them.

Leaving the Confederate statues up was supported by the majority of people in every region except the NE. It's not an extremist position.

The Charlottesville march had hundreds in attendance on both sides that were neither KKK, nor Antifa. The idea that everyone who was there to support leaving the statues up was a NeoNazi, is a boogeyman, designed by the liberal elites to demonize the majority.
 

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There is a lucrative job waiting for any "conservative" in the media, who is willing to "switch sides" because Trump is so awful. Max Boot. Ever hear of him before Trump? I hadn't.
 

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Whether for entertainment or for deepening your concern over the divide in our country you should take a few minutes to watch the author of his cut and paste. There is a bit of an introduce to slither through, but it is worth it to get to Boot. Glad Boot is #neverTrump.

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The left has embraced the NeoCons they claimed to hate so badly, and in fact have united with them.

It's just a marriage of convenience similar to when America partnered up with the Commies to destroy the Nazis during WWII. Trumpism is a far worse danger to the world than the NewCons were during Bush Jr's administration.


Leaving the Confederate statues up was supported by the majority of people in every region except the NE. It's not an extremist position.

To be accurate, the majority of people who supported the statutes did not include left wingers.

A 2017 Reuters Poll found that a bare majority of 54 percent of adults said Confederate monuments “should remain in all public spaces” while 27 percent said they “should be removed from all public spaces.” Another 19 percent said they “don’t know.”

Responses to the poll were sharply split along racial and party lines, however, with whites and Republicans largely supportive of preservation. Democrats and minorities were more likely to support removal.


The Charlottesville march had hundreds in attendance on both sides that were neither KKK, nor Antifa. The idea that everyone who was there to support leaving the statues up was a NeoNazi, is a boogeyman, designed by the liberal elites to demonize the majority.

The right wing protesters in Charlottesville were the largest gathering of racists and bigots in America since the 1960's. Needless to say, there were also many Trumpster diehards in attendance.

Some of far-right groups engaged in organizing the Charlottesville march were:

- Stormer Book Clubs (SBCs) of the neo-Nazi news website The Daily Stormer
- Neo-Confederate League of the South
- Neo-Nazi groups: Traditionalist Worker Party, Vanguard America, and National Socialist Movement
- Ku Klux Klan (specifically the Loyal White Knights branch)
- Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights
- American Identitarian group Identity Evropa
- Southern California-based fight club Rise Above Movement
- The American Guard
- Detroit Right Wings
- True Cascadia the Canadian-based ARM (Alt-Right Montreal)
- Hammer Brothers
- Anti-Communist Action

Prominent far-right figures in attendance included:

- National Policy Institute Chairman and white supremacist Richard Spencer
- Entertainer and internet troll Baked Alaska
- Former Libertarian Party candidate Augustus Invictus
- Former Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard David Duke
- Identity Evropa leader Nathan Damigo
- Traditionalist Workers Party leader Matthew Heimbach
- Right Stuff founder Mike Enoch
- Eric Striker of The Daily Stormer
- League of the South founder and leader Michael Hill
- Red Ice host and founder Henrik Palmgren
- The Rebel Media commentator Faith Goldy
- Right Side Broadcasting Network host Nick Fuentes
- YouTube personality James Allsup
- AltRight.com editor Daniel Friberg
- Former Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson
- Right Stuff blogger Johnny Monoxide
- Daily Stormer writers Robert "Azzmador" Ray and Gabriel "Zeiger" Sohier-Chaput
- Daily Caller contributor and rally organizer Jason Kessler
- Radical Agenda host Christopher Cantwell

Numerous armed, right-wing militia groups were present at the rally, claiming to be there to protect the First Amendment rights of the demonstrators. Groups involved included the Pennsylvania Light Foot Militia, the New York Light Foot Militia, the Virginia Minutemen Militia, the Oath Keepers and the 3 Percenters.

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unite_the_Right_rally#Protesters

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - AUGUST 12: A man wears a 'Make America Great Again' hat during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Max Boot. Ever hear of him before Trump? I hadn't.

I guess you are not as well-read as you like to think you are. During the Bush Jr. and Cheney administration Max Boot was included along with Bill Kristol in almost every article about the NeoCons who were influencing America's foreign policy.
 
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Tucker Carlson is such a boss. I'm surprised Fox News hasn't let him go yet.
 

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Whether for entertainment or for deepening your concern over the divide in our country you should take a few minutes to watch the author of his cut and paste. There is a bit of an introduce to slither through, but it is worth it to get to Boot. Glad Boot is #neverTrump.

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Enjoy. Howdy always seeks knowledge from the wackos.

I'm more than a little uncomfortable with "jewish neo con". But the actual exchange was enlightening. Don't tell Howie that Boot was a Romney foreign policy advisor.
 

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The left has embraced the NeoCons they claimed to hate so badly, and in fact have united with them.

Leaving the Confederate statues up was supported by the majority of people in every region except the NE. It's not an extremist position.

The Charlottesville march had hundreds in attendance on both sides that were neither KKK, nor Antifa. The idea that everyone who was there to support leaving the statues up was a NeoNazi, is a boogeyman, designed by the liberal elites to demonize the majority.

I don’t understand how you can be for Confederate Statues but against Antifa or BLM?


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The left has embraced the NeoCons they claimed to hate so badly, and in fact have united with them.

Leaving the Confederate statues up was supported by the majority of people in every region except the NE. It's not an extremist position.

The Charlottesville march had hundreds in attendance on both sides that were neither KKK, nor Antifa. The idea that everyone who was there to support leaving the statues up was a NeoNazi, is a boogeyman, designed by the liberal elites to demonize the majority.

-Only in the sense that anyone that doesn't lick Trump's shoes is lumped together as "resistance."

-Wrong. Most importantly a vast majority of the people in Charlottesville wanted them gone.

-Not everyone protesting was "KKK." But anyone who innocently showed up out of "southern pride" and didn't leave immediately once they started chanting "blood and soil" and "Jews will not replace us" was condoning it and deserves to be called a racist and a bigot.
 
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Max Boot is a tool, scumbag ignoramus. I can see why some Lefties would be so attracted to him.
 

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Max Boot is a tool, scumbag ignoramus. I can see why some Lefties would be so attracted to him.

Of course. The guy exposing your tribe’s cancer is horrible, and you are not an extremist. :rolleyes:
 

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Of course. The guy exposing your tribe’s cancer is horrible, and you are not an extremist. :rolleyes:

A CNN talking head exposing anything honestly and objectively? Pretty funny Cinnastuff. Boot is Gov Romneycare trash.
 



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I don’t understand how you can be for Confederate Statues but against Antifa or BLM?


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Seriously? Do you think before you post? Let me help you out. A
S it relates to BLM, a confederate statue has never interrupted my brunch. Do you have any idea how traumatizing it is to be eating your avocado toast while being shouted down by someone who looks like a criminal. And then there’s ANTIFA, who resort to violent actions as a tool for change, which is a threat to our democracy unlike confederate statues who just memorialize those who did.
 

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Howie’s favorite topic...

Let me guess, they will never again win national elections.
 

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Seriously? Do you think before you post? Let me help you out. A
S it relates to BLM, a confederate statue has never interrupted my brunch. Do you have any idea how traumatizing it is to be eating your avocado toast while being shouted down by someone who looks like a criminal. And then there’s ANTIFA, who resort to violent actions as a tool for change, which is a threat to our democracy unlike confederate statues who just memorialize those who did.

[emoji15][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] And I don’t think before I post?[emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]

What does a criminal look like?


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Howie’s favorite topic...

Let me guess, they will never again win national elections.

Serious question: do you think DJT will win in 2020? Why or why not?
 

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Serious question: do you think DJT will win in 2020? Why or why not?

I have no idea. If the economy is strong and the next recession hasn’t started, I think he has as good of a chance as anyone.
 

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I guess you are not as well-read as you like to think you are. During the Bush Jr. and Cheney administration Max Boot was included along with Bill Kristol in almost every article about the NeoCons who were influencing America's foreign policy.

I’m definitely not well read on neocons. Nor do I have any respect for the Bush admin.


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And then there’s ANTIFA, who resort to violent actions as a tool for change, which is a threat to our democracy unlike confederate statues who just memorialize those who did.

Guessing this whole post was sarcasm but above is not correct. Confederacy was nonviolent.


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[emoji15][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] And I don’t think before I post?[emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787]

What does a criminal look like?


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Do you think someone can support BLM and also wear Washington Redskins’ gear?
 

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Guessing this whole post was sarcasm but above is not correct. Confederacy was nonviolent.


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Except when the forcibly took US Federal land or through the enslavement of blacks.
 

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Except when the forcibly took US Federal land or through the enslavement of blacks.

The act of secession is nonviolent. You are arguing it is violent. You are wrong.
 

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Do you think someone can support BLM and also wear Washington Redskins’ gear?

Sure, what’s your point? For the record I’m not a BLM supporter and while I think the using Indians as mascots is stupid and possible racists I really don’t lose any sleep over it. Aka, could only care marginally less.


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Guessing this whole post was sarcasm but above is not correct. Confederacy was nonviolent.


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Really? Explain your thoughts please.


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The act of secession is nonviolent. You are arguing it is violent. You are wrong.

The act of robbing a bank with UZI is nonviolent until you shoot someone.


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The act of robbing a bank with UZI is nonviolent until you shoot someone.


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States no longer wishing to be a part of the US is not a violent action. Using force to prevent secession is. It's ok to be for or against either action, but you don't get to pretend which one is violent.
 

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The act of robbing a bank with UZI is nonviolent until you shoot someone.


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That's a threat of violence, secession is not a threat of violence. It is a non violent action.
 

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That's a threat of violence, secession is not a threat of violence. It is a non violent action.

I’m pretty sure the slaves thought differently. So you are on the side of the British (American Revolution?)


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