The Bull-wark

“I think the need for a rational, non-Trumpist forum was more urgent than ever,” Sykes added. “And I do think that contrary to some of the conventional wisdom, there is a market for center-right commentary that pushes back against Trumpism.”
Charlie Sykes will serve as editor-in-chief, and Kristol will be an editor-at-large.   A new internet opinion journal and news aggregator, or should we say aggravator?   Of course, favorable coverage for this “center-right” dreck is found at CNN:
Boring, repetitive and tense, they are.
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13 thoughts on “The Bull-wark”

  1. Yeah…I don’t think they’re off to a very good start with that name. I mean, it’s great if  you know the English versionof the great hymn Ein Feste Borg (sp.?). But otherwise the word, or syllable “bull” doesn’t have very favorable associations.  Plus it’s like, we already bombed out and so let’s try the same thing again.

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  2. Here is the crux:

    “we are going to have to hope to get support from donors across the country and political spectrum.”

    They, like many others, have to depend on others to prop themselves up. They cannot stand on the basis of their own ideas and arguments.

    Also, there is plenty of “center Right” commentary out there that is critical of Trump. Need I point this moron to the Mises Institute, Tom Woods, or the Libertarian Institute? It’s not that there isn’t “center Right” anti-Trump commentary (there is). It’s that some of us no longer worship the warfare state and support the senseless expenditure of U.S. treasure and blood for some boneheaded “democracy crusade” in a region of the world that does not want to be turned into such.

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  3. I feel compassion for some reason. It is the feeling I get when I see a plane going down in flames and someone jumps out and the main chute does not open. There is a reserve but it might not be enough.

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  4. Robert A. McReynolds:
    It’s that some of us no longer worship the warfare state and support the senseless expenditure of U.S. treasure and blood for some boneheaded “democracy crusade” in a region of the world that does not want to be turned into such.

    Agree. I recently reported some heinous $30 billion dollars worth of U.S. aid to all the wrong countries. Let’s narrow our taxpayer dollars to nations where we will have the biggest impact and most importantly, those nations who can establish a government that supports capitalism and is not overwhelmed by corruption:

    Israel (we obviously help some here)

    Poland

    Ukraine

    Hungary

    The countries separated from the original Yugoslavia: Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Slovenia. Emphasis upon Croatia because of the financial opportunities due to its geographic advantages and Slovenia because it produces fine First Ladies. 🙂

    This is the current list of who is getting the most:

    In terms of regions, the Middle East and North Africa receive the most of the economic assistance.

    The Sub-Saharan Africa region receives $US1.2 billion — 25.32 per cent of the budget.

    In terms of individual countries, the following receive the most in economic [not security] aid:

    • Afghanistan ($US650,000,000)
    • Jordan ($US635,800,000)
    • Kenya ($US632,500,000)
    • Tanzania ($US534,500,000)
    • Uganda ($US435,500,000)
    • Zambia ($US428,525,000)
    • Nigeria ($US413,300,000)

    In terms of security aid, the countries receiving the most help are:

    • Afghanistan ($US5 billion)
    • Israel ($US3.2 billion)
    • Iraq ($US1.3 billion)
    • Egypt ($US1.3 billion)
    • Syria ($US541,500,000)
    • Jordan ($US364,200,000)
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  5. Hypatia:
    But otherwise the word, or syllable “bull” doesn’t have very favorable associations.

    Just guessing: Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moose Party? Read this definition:

    True to Roosevelt’s progressive beliefs, the platform of the party called for major reforms including women’s suffrage, social welfare assistance for women and children, farm relief, revisions in banking, health insurance in industries, and worker’s compensation.

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  6. EThompson:

    Hypatia:
    But otherwise the word, or syllable “bull” doesn’t have very favorable associations.

    Just guessing: Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moose Party? Read this definition:

    True to Roosevelt’s progressive beliefs, the platform of the party called for major reforms including women’s suffrage, social welfare assistance for women and children, farm relief, revisions in banking, health insurance in industries, and worker’s compensation.

    Nothing so sophisticated; I was thinking bulls–t and (gasp!) bully…

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  7. I find it ironic that writers from a failed magazine would have the gall to work at a place called Bulwark. How can you protect others when you could not protect yourself?

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  8. 10 Cents:
    I find it ironic that writers from a failed magazine would have the gall to work at a place called Bulwark. How can you protect others when you could not protect yourself?

    All that matters is if they can round up enough anti-Trump donors to keep them going.   Leftist mass media will provide a ready market for all things anti-Trump, so if they can manage to survive, they will occasionally get widely circulated.   This is a predictable circumstance.   In fact it was predicted, and I was one of the predictors, in a post for R> that I called “NeverTrump is Good for Bidness,” in August of 2016.

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