by Scott Creighton
“The political philosophies and positions of Scoop Jackson have been cited as an influence on a number of key figures associated with neoconservatism, including Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, both of whom previously served as aides to the Senator…” History Link
“For decades, Democrats who support a strong international presence for the United States have been called “Scoop Jackson Democrats”, the term even being used to describe contemporary Democrats such as Joe Lieberman and R. James Woolsey, Jr. ” Hoover Institute
What were the tasks ahead of the trolls who ran the unDemocratic National Committee this week? How well did they accomplish them if at all?
Well, if the idea John Podesta (of the fake left corporatist think-tank Center for American Progress and Killary’s campaign chair) was looking for was to send the remaining left-leaners in the party (i.e. Sanders supporters) into sporadic epileptic seizures culminating in a catatonic state, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.
If his idea was to woo the Scoop Jackson Dems back into the fold with their less-than subtle appeal to modern conservative themes of militarism and protecting the status quo, he’s TWO FOR TWO.
And if his idea was to seduce the Republicans with overt militarism worship and promises of “centrist” (read as “right of Reagan”) foreign and domestic policy agendas, IT’S THE TRIFECTA!
Yes, Hillary Clinton (and her busy little trolls apparently) has gone Full Cheney in her bid to become the first woman president of the United States from the one true party, the Business Party of America.
Proud moment, isn’t it, you Dems out there. You are going to have the first woman president come from the ranks of your party… but unfortunately, there’s a little catch: she’s a neocon. In fact, she’s a stark raving lunatic neocon which is even more exciting, isn’t it?
“I would say all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump,” leading neoconservative Robert Kagan told a group gathered around him, groupie-style, at a “foreign policy professionals for Hillary” fundraiser I attended last week. “I would say that a majority of people in my circle will vote for Hillary.”
As the co-founder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century, Kagan played a leading role in pushing for America’s unilateral invasion of Iraq and insisted for years afterward that it had turned out great.” Rania Khalek, July 25, 2016
Oh well, you can’t have everything.
“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.” Alex Newman, July 28, 2016
This concept of Hillary Clinton turning WAY to the right in order to make up for the fact that she lost the Democratic Party primary is not a “conspiracy theory”. It’s a well documented fact being reported not only by the likes of CounterPunch and Truthout, but also it’s being talked about openly on MSNBC on show’s like Morning Joe and that Joy thing she does in the evenings.
Hell, they had Republicans for Hillary on stage at the unDNCC the other night to compliment all the Bush/Cheney era CIA directors and war-mongering lying generals who are also “all in for Hillary”
You still have any questions about her original logo including a RED arrow pointing to the RIGHT? Back when that first came out, folks like myself who wrote about it being a not-so-subtle foreshadowing trick were called “crazy”
Not so “crazy” now, is it?
Poor Sanders supporters. You gotta feel bad for them. In fact, you really have to feel bad for Bernie as well. Did you see him sitting there squirming as neoliberal fakes like Tim Kaine used his lines and mentioned his name on stage trying to suck off as much Bernie love as he possibly could from the Sanders delegates in the room? It was like they were water-boarding the old guy, made me sick. Had to turn off the TV.
The Dems were steadily spouting Sandersesque platitudes about everything from free education for kids of middle class households and working poor families to her “renegotiating” the dreaded TPP.
None of that will happen. Well, she will probably have to “compromise” on the education stand like Obama always had to “compromise” on his implementation of austerity measures he brought about during his watch and yeah, they are going to have to renegotiate the TPP but not because Hillary is taking a moral stand, but rather because so many countries are refusing to sign it as it is. Over in Europe, all our TTIP allies are busy installing fascist police states in order to quell mass uprisings they anticipate when it comes time to irradiate their individual constitutions and accept the “free trade agreement” as the law of the land.
And as it just so happens, they are looking to nationalize our police forces as well. What a coincidence, right?
So yeah, the renegotiation of the TPP is likely, but not thanks to Killary.
In the end, the neocons who back Hillary and the far right republicans she is looking to bring into her Great Tent campaign understand the crap she says to woo the real left is just a bunch of malarkey.
Do people still say that? Malarkey? I’m so old.
The fake dems, the Scoop Jackson dems, the New Dems, the DLCers… the corporate neoliberal dems… they have won the day. They own the unDemocratic Party. They stole it fair and square.
And now is the time we see their true faces.
Perhaps that is the greatest legacy of the Sanders Revolution. It’s been a pair of sunglasses in a Rowdy Roddy Piper movie. You know what I mean? We now see (I mean all of us now see this, not just the few malcontents like myself who have been writing about this shit for years) the Democratic Party for what it is, what it’s become. It’s a crack head strung out on corporate/financial industry cash fiending for it’s next spike, willing to drop to it’s knees and suckle at the teat of anyone in order to get high again, to remain in power.
I wasn’t the first to equate politicians with whores and I certainly wont be the last I’m afraid. It’s a sad fact of American life.
But like a John falling in love with the hooker with the heart of gold only to discover later that she’s a treacherous backstabbing skank, the real left out there need to avoid the pitfall of despair. Love is out there. Beauty still exists. And truthfulness is still a virtue shared by so many, though it may be hard to “BELIEVE” after all these years (and the inevitable 4 more to come)
So pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Don’t continue to believe the lies your disease ridden object of affection is trying to sell you, even though the lies may be more comforting than the truth. She’s getting paid for pulling a train with Dick Cheney, Richard Pearle and Paul Wolfowitz and there ain’t nothing you can do to change that.
Yeah, seeing the world as it is will give you a headache after a while but it wont give you AIDS. And the headache will go away in a little while. Unfortunately in about 4 years. But it will go away (if she doesn’t blow us up before then)