Indy wrote:I thought they were all left-of-center liberals.
What does their religious faith have to do with anything?
What does religion have to do with it? I don't really know. I would assume ethnicity as much as religion. It is statistically significant however.
The neoconservative/neoliberal cabal was originally primarily Jewish. Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, etc. were the founders of what became the "neoconservatives." Their sons Bill Kristol and John Podhoretz were prominent neoconservative pundits. The neoconservatives were basically Trotskyists said to have been "mugged by reality." When I was a Republican and supported George W. Bush, I often debated liberals who tried to appeal to me and undermine my support for Bush via racism by constantly pointing out that the neoconservatives around Bush were Jewish. Their thinking was I would decide not to support Bush, because they somehow theorized I was anti-Semitic. In the end, I did end up abandoning Bush and the Republican party, but the straw that broke the camel's back for me was immigration and border security (which makes leftists assume you hate Hispanics for some reason). The flip side of the neoconservatives is the neoliberals. Similar group of people such as Al From. The DLC that brought Bill Clinton to power was influenced by them.
I strongly disliked the constant lying by Bill Clinton and those around him during his administration--and I generally dislike treachery. When Bush became president, I was an ardent supporter at first, but disliked many of the things he was doing--prescription drug coverage for Medicare with no price controls, etc. With a background working in radio frequency engineering, I took a very dim view to the government's "airplane mode" for phones, because they kept lying and saying that cell phones would interfere with the plane's electronics. I find that sort of thing intolerable, and begun questioning the people around Bush. At any rate, around 2006 when people like me quit supporting the Republicans, the Republicans lost both houses of Congress. We later supported the Republicans in 2010 to thwart Obama as the "Tea Party."" That label has waned, but the people are the same and still committed to undermining the neoconservative/neoliberal cabal many of us used to support.
One product of that political awakening is that I'm very suspicious of "bi-partisan" anything.
People like Chuck Schumer actually helped Republicans like Thad Cochran get re-elected to thwart the Tea Party challengers. As we were trying to winnow out RINOs, it became obvious that many of them were Jews. Arlen Specter was a fine example. He ended up returning to the Democratic party where he belonged. Eric Cantor got primaried and lost as well--not because he was Jewish, but because he was pretty much always on the Democrat's side on key issues to the Republican base.
About 80% of American Jews are left-of-center, but not all though. Think Henry Kissinger for example. Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, and Elliot Abrams all tend to be more conservative or right-of-center.
John Bolton, I believe, is a Lutheran. However, his career is noted for his neoconservative views, writing for the Weekly Standard, etc.
Finfinder wrote:Yea add that bombshell, smoking gun, breaking news to the garbage heap. NYT ? I can't think one smoking gun that been true in the last 3 years. Kool Aid is powerful drink. The GOP isn't dead we have learned that the Democrats and their leaders the media are all bluff. Who cares what the Dems or media think the GOP has the leverage.
Well, Trump's defense has laid the groundwork for witnesses if the Democrats want them. I can't for the life of me figure on why they want to bring up Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and all the Obama admin personnel that warned about this obvious conflict of interest.
late wrote:That is ridiculously dumb.
Political factions pay for favorable press. It's called public relations or PR. Getting referent or expert authorities to tout their position is a common theme among politicians.
late wrote:Slavery existed for thousands of years before Jefferson.
We're all aware of that @late. Since we're in woke culture now, we should all be rejecting Jefferson because he held his children as slaves--setting them free only after he died. What a guy!
late wrote:I'm for preserving the Republic. You want to destroy it.
I want to destroy the establishment, which is a little different.
late wrote:Benedict Arnold sold out, same as Trump.
There was no Republic at the time. He lost faith in the struggle and reverted back to the British side.
late wrote:I'd feel better if he wasn't in Putin's pocket.
Rest easy then. He's not.
"This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia – hysterical xenophobia – and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science."
-- Joe Biden on banning travel from China during the coronavirus outbreak