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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Podhoretz thinks Hillary would be as good

Pseudo-conservative John Podhoretz got a link from Drudge to a New York Post column that pretends Hillary would be no different as president than Trump.

The link show that 20 years after he set up his web site, Matt Drudge is just as globalist as any other mainstream site.



Podhoretz claims that a second President Clinton would be no different from President Trump, except she would be less crude.

In order to make this case, Podhoretz overlooks:
  • Senate control. Republicans won or kept seats in 22 states that Trump carried. Democrats won in the 12 Senate races in states Hillary took. Depending on how big she won the presidency, Democrats would have had 50 to 56 seats in the Senate -- enough to hold a majority.
  • 14 Congressional Review Act resolutions that repealed Obama's last-minute regulations.
  • 37 executive orders that mitigate some of the damage done by Democrats over the last eight years. 
  • Successful appeals to keep and expand manufacturing in the United States. His disinterest in making America great again shows him for who he is: a pampered Upper West Side poof who inherited a $400,000-a-year job running a 33,000 circulation monthly magazine.
  • The end of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
  • The end of the Paris Climate boondoggle.
Of course, Podhoretz could not get away with ignoring the Supreme Court:
Let’s face it: With the exception of the Supreme Court appointment and confirmation of Neil Gorsuch, Trump has astoundingly little in the accomplishments column — especially for a president whose party controls both houses of Congress.
So this bellyacher would have gladly traded control of the Supreme Court for 40 years simply because he does not like the Donald. Of course, if you overlook 14 Congressional Review Act resolutions (only one had ever passed before) it is easy to say Trump has done "astoundingly little."

Podhoretz also overlooks protecting Israel, protecting fracking, opening pipelines, protecting law enforcement, allowing the military to do its job, and yes, restoring patriotism.

He ended his column:
We would have been awash in a scandal narrative that would not be quite as breathless or bonkers as the Trump White House helps to generate but would have been disturbing and unpleasant.
Moreover, the questions raised about the unprecedented nature of the Trump presidency would have been raised by the dynastic Clinton White House, featuring a candidate who got elected despite her e-mail scandals and the spouse who was only the second president in history to have been impeached.
In the end, then, this “what if” scenario suggests July 2017 under a Clinton presidency might have been distressingly similar to what we’re living through right now. In either timeline, the United States evidently has a rendezvous with destiny it doesn’t deserve — but which it has visited upon itself.
Fancy words cannot overcome the emptiness of thought and research Podhoretz put into his column.

Trump's candidacy and presidency have been a watershed moment in American history.

Pseudo-cons chose the wrong side.

Adieu.




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20 comments:

  1. July 2017 would look completely different as the Clinton scandals would all be old news that are completely ignored by the media and the GOP would be loudly protesting her policy while quietly giving her everything she wants in omnibus budgets.

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  2. First and foremost Podhoretz is a social progressive. He is for abortion, LGBT rights and gun control The only reason he is a conservative is because he comes from a strong zionist family and conservatives were always for defending Israel.
    So why the turn now. Well Trump appears very authoritative , a business man ,head strong, not a world Democratic ideologue and puts America first. So if Trump doesn't think defending Israel is in the best interest of America, they are afraid he might just not do it.

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    1. But Trump DOES believe in defending Israel.

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  3. Pod overlooked the Dakota Access Pipeline as well.

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  4. A 56 year old echo-chambered cloud person who should know better but doesn't. Dime a dozen. Everyone has the list. They even visit here.

    "In the end, then, this “what if” scenario suggests July 2017 under a Clinton presidency might have been distressingly similar to what we’re living through right now."

    Whatever floats their boats.

    He should be thankful that in July he has running water, logistic supply of food to cities, transmitting flight navigational waypoints, intact fiber optic cable, and, best of all, functioning EBT transactions. The list of what coulda been under a Clinton coronation is endless. And a nightmare.

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  5. We certainly need the Presidential Term Limits to include spouses = having the same coupe in there for 16 years whether "interrupted" or not is a clear violation of the intent of term limits.

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  6. We certainly need the Presidential Term Limits to include spouses = having the same coupe in there for 16 years whether "interrupted" or not is a clear violation of the intent of term limits.

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  7. "We would have been awash in a scandal narrative that would not be quite as breathless or bonkers as the Trump White House helps to generate but would have been disturbing and unpleasant."

    Not so, political breath! The enemedia would have it covered up with 300' of plastic-wrapped overburden.

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  8. Pod has been a YUGE disappointment.

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  9. Pod man is no conservative he is, a Neo-con. Liberal, globalist, but needs conservatives so Oceania can always be at war with east Asia..

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  10. "So what would have been different? For one thing, we would not be living through the insanely overheated Trumpian political atmosphere in Washington and throughout the culture.

    Hillary is many things, and many not good things, but she is not a sower of chaos or the subject of infighting so constant that no one can even catch a breath before one weird story is displaced by another. She’s far too boring for that." True, but Trump is not sowing chaos; the enemedia is. Were Clinton president, the media would "Hear No Evil; See No Evil; Speak/Print No Evil" about Hillary, only about Republicans.

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  11. As with all other clinton scandals they would lie and cover-up until it became old news. Then the media which participated in the cover-up would drop it with no consequences for the crime family.

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  12. Unfortunately Trump's party does not control either house of congress. Both are firmly in the uniparty hands. Maybe we can change that in 2018.

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  13. Don: Please don't misunderestimate Matt Drudge. His sense of humor is a bit subtle at times. He may just be giving JPod the link as rope to hang himself.

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    1. Wholeheartedly agree, Greg. Podhoretz's premise is about as ludicrous as other Drudge gems like "Man Eats Own Eyeball To See Better" and similar stuff. Liberal Jews - or as I call them, Cultural Jews - are sickeningly apathetic about the Jewish state...dare I say antagonistic? Without American Christians, who firmly believe that the Jews are God's chosen people, I'm pretty sure Israel's toast. What Mr. Podhoretz should have done was test his thesis on Bibi. And then ducked.

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  14. Clowns like Podheretz are too happy with the status quo to be any kind of conservative. They make a ton of money just the way it is. Their greatest fear is that someone will cut the government.

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  15. As Pogo possum said: "we have met the enemy and he is us."

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  16. One of the truly impressive things Trump has accomplished (and continues to do) is reveal the idiots in our movement that had bylines or books or some sort of conservative credentials but had no idea what they are talking about.

    Trump cleansed the apostates in our midst and revealed them as either fakes or nuts.

    Not sure which Podhoretz is - but after this piece - I'm leaning towards nuts.
    ~Kat

    PS - Coulter and Drudge are friends - so when Ann goes wishwashy so does Drudge - and they are wanting more action on the Wall/Immigration and a clean repeal of Ocare.

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  17. Podhoretz has slipped into senility!

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