What the Neocons Really Want
For Ron Paul and his supporters to go. Watch the first two minutes of this January interview with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol:
Too bad, Bill. We’re staying.
And we’re winning.
Perhaps just as important, the neoconservatives are losing. For the last three years, polls have consistently shown that Americans are sick of perpetual war and many now fear an ever-growing police state under the guise of “national security.” Nobody wants the federal government tapping our phones and drones tracking us in our own backyards. The type of authoritarian Republicanism of Bush/Cheney characteristic of neoconservatives is less popular now than ever.
In fact, President Obama has out-neoconned Bush on so many levels that I could easily see Kristol and his friends going back to the Democratic Party from whence they came.
Like the Christian Right a quarter century ago, the Republican Party is ours for the taking. And slowly but surely, we’re taking it–whether our enemies like it or not.