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Why the Hush on Neoconservative Links to Trump Dossier?

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#1 Comment By sepsis beta On October 31, 2017 @ 11:38 pm

“Still, I have to admire this cheekiness. Whatever happens, they never seem to admit to making mistakes.”

But it’s not “cheekiness”. “Cheekiness” smacks of harmless or perhaps bracing mischievousness.

Free Beacon isn’t “cheeky”.

It’s slime.

Free Beacon began life as slime, it trades in slime, and it will almost certainly never be anything other than slime.

#2 Comment By Whine Merchant On November 1, 2017 @ 6:13 am

The media never bites the hand that feeds them…

#3 Comment By ADC Wonk On November 1, 2017 @ 9:04 am

But why are the Democrats alone to blame…

Really? That’s a serious question?

Trump’s buddy and former campaign manager gets indicted, and how does Trump respond? That Trump’s been vindicated because Podesta and the Dems are in trouble.

A guy from Uzbekistan commits a terrorist act and who’s to blame? Chuck Schumer, of course!

So predictable. So tiring.

See a pattern here?

#4 Comment By collin On November 1, 2017 @ 9:09 am

I think there are two simple reasons why the Neocons are careful on the infamous Dossier:

1) Trumpkins consider the dossier dirty politics and another reason to put HRC in the slammer. And they started the
2) Free Beacon became aware of the Russian comments and is lieing they had no knowledge of Russian and Steele stuff. (Considering they funded through ~April and it was released in June I find this hard to believe.)
3) We don’t know the fallout of this case. The evidence is very damaging that Trump campaign worked with Russians on stolen hacked e-mails but is not impeachment stuff. However, the Ds will attack on this hard on all Republicans.

#5 Comment By Lllurker On November 1, 2017 @ 9:39 am

Onto long ago it was said that part of what Steele did was on behalf of the Rubio campaign. Where does that fit into this?

#6 Comment By MEOW On November 1, 2017 @ 11:17 am

Cheeky neocons. Indeed. If we only allowed single-citizenship for voting, Congressional members, Supreme Court and Federal (Foreign) Reserve, Generals, and all major public office holders, the cheeky ones would probably behave better. Then add in a no-excuse military draft and the ship of state would have a much better rudder.

#7 Comment By Janek On November 1, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

All those hypothesis put forward by media and talking heads about who did wot and on whom in recent and not so recent American (Western) politics are just background noises to camouflage the real culprits who are set to destroy the West and the democratic system and values. All of the media sensationalism is just ‘beating around the bush’ to hide and not to name the real causes of the current mess the West is in. Consumers of media propaganda in the West are looking on the packages and packaging and not making the sufficient effort to discern the content of that propaganda. Oligarchy destroyed every culture and state, and that was the case with Greece, Rome and other states that collapsed after the feudal system was over. Perhaps it’s to early, but we will get there an the Truth will become apparent sooner or later.

#8 Comment By jk On November 1, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

It was obvious that the Hillary camp would pick up where a neocon dropped off.

If you were to draw a Venn Diagram, “Centrist” Democrats embrace the worst aspects of the left in addition to the worst aspects of the right. Neocons complement Neoliberals. They believe that US imposed “global order” is worth the cost of free trade. But free trade will continue without US “global order” and its myriad of unintended consequences and mortgaging of our collective futures.

They embrace feminism, PC and victimization culture, yet hate the idea of Single Payer; embrace neoliberalism and neocon figures and causes. Previously called out George the Lesser for causing the Never Ending Iraq and Afghanistan war and its infinite sequels but now embrace that as a constitutional duty.

They let nostalgia cloud their thinking that Dubya is actually superior to Trump. These Rachel Maddow viewers buy into the same scare mongering and fast editing that made Fox News so appealing.
They are more conspiracy prone than the die hard “Obummer” Benghazi-heads.

Trump despite his idiocy did not cause a 2 decade endstateless omni-war (not yet at least!).

#9 Comment By GaryH On November 1, 2017 @ 5:10 pm

Professor Gottfried knows the answer to the question that titles this article. The NeoCons are Leftist in almost everything, including their unrelenting contempt for white Christian Middle America.

#10 Comment By Whine Merchant On November 1, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

“Why the Hush on Neoconservative Links to Trump Dossier?”

I do not think that there is a “hush”. It just looks that way from the rabid right. Anything that says otherwise is just mainstream anti-American propaganda, so the faithful never see it. Real Americans know that; Rupert and his pals told them so –

#11 Comment By John Fargo On November 1, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

“…highly questionable and lurid dossier…” Doesn’t the information in the Papadopoulos plea agreement, at the very least, remove the “highly” from your description?

#12 Comment By joeG On November 2, 2017 @ 4:38 am

Neoconservatives are not true conservatives and must be differentiated from the true conservatives–the paleoconservatives– when it comes to foreign policy. In this regard the neoconservatives are interventionists and Israel firsters, who migrated from the left after the fall of the Soviet Union. The neos are more in tune with the liberals on cultural and behavioral issues as well. They agree with some,but, by no means all, conservatives only on economic policies of globalism and free trade.

#13 Comment By Dan Green On November 2, 2017 @ 12:15 pm

We should be reminded of the facts. The DNC ran with an anointed HRC. The GOP brass poured millions into Jebs campaign . Trump with zero GOP support and still none, was elected ,and Sanders is very popular.

#14 Comment By Figaro On November 4, 2017 @ 4:15 pm

Trump with zero GOP support and still”
He managed to never tell the truth which helped didn’t it?