People well informed about the current US presidential election should know that the neoconservatives – America’s all-star team of warmongering foreign policy GOP elite – have had a massive falling out with Donald Trump (e.g., see here). That assault on the neocon and GOP elite is summed up by this amusing cartoon here.
The result of all this has been that now one neocon faction prefers to vote for Hillary, and the other faction led by neocon-in-chief William Kristol is supporting an alternative candidate to run against Trump.
Ol’ Bill has been doing the rounds of US talk shows for weeks now assuring the #NeverTrump party faithful that they will have a splendid candidate to vote for – even while driving pro-Trump conservatives insane with rage, as illustrated in this video:
People’s interest was piqued a few days ago by this tweet by Kristol.
Well, Kristol apparently has made his pick: some neocon hack and nobody called David A. French (ughh, change your profile photo, dude), who is yet to make a decision.
But it gets better than this. As we know, many GOP establishment conservatives and the neocons have been foaming at the mouth over Trump’s stunning victories and also enraged that his support seems to come from angry white working class voters who have been savaged by decades of their free trade neoliberalism.
A while ago the leading US conservative journal National Review published this atrocity of an article here, in which Kevin Williamson vents his spleen at America’s poor white working class and proclaimed his belief that the “truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die” (see more here).
Well, guess what? Old David French – possible neocon candidate for president – is in wholehearted agreement with Williamson’s view of the white working class, and said so in this stunning defence here.
Good luck with that run for president, David!!
Is this American neoconservatism in 2016? Really? Infected with a genocidal hatred of their own people?