Category Archives: Foreign Policy

UPDATED (11/15): A Trump Foreign-Policy Doctrine Must Put ‘America First’

Constitution, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Neoconservatism

Too many Republicans cozying up to President-elect Donald Trump, or orbiting him for positions in his administration, are talking up an interventionist foreign policy. You hear non-stop chatter about, and I paraphrase, “How Trump understands that a peaceful world is contingent on America’s active role in the world.” However, “the foreign policy views [Trump] espoused,” warns Pat Buchanan, “were as crucial to his election as his views on trade and the border”:

The opportunity is at hand for Trump to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy to the world we now inhabit, and to the vital interests of the United States.

What should Trump say?

“As our Cold War presidents from Truman to Reagan avoided World War III, I intend to avert Cold War II. We do not regard Russia or the Russian people as enemies of the United States, and we will work with President Putin to ease the tensions that have arisen between us.

“For our part, NATO expansion is over, and U.S. forces will not be deployed in any former republic of the Soviet Union.

“While Article 5 of NATO imposes an obligation to regard an attack upon any one of 28 nations as an attack on us all, in our Constitution, Congress, not some treaty dating back to before most Americans were even born, decides whether we go to war.

“The compulsive interventionism of recent decades is history. How nations govern themselves is their own business. While, as JFK said, we prefer democracies and republics to autocrats and dictators, we will base our attitude toward other nations upon their attitude toward us.

“No other nation’s internal affairs are a vital interest of ours.

“Europeans have to be awakened to reality. We are not going to be forever committed to fighting their wars. They are going to have to defend themselves, and that transition begins now.

“In Syria and Iraq, our enemies are al-Qaida and ISIS. We have no intention of bringing down the Assad regime, as that would open the door to Islamic terrorists. We have learned from Iraq and Libya.”

THE REST: “A Trump Doctrine — ‘America First’”

UPDATE (11/15): Rand Paul is on it, too.

Why Can’t Trump Campaign On His America-First Winning Issues?

Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION

Even MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, no well-wisher of Donald Trump, is frustrated by the candidate’s inability to campaign on his winning issues:

CHRIS MATTHEWS:

Whatever you think of Donald Trump, I mean, whatever you think of Donald Trump, you have to wonder, why isn’t he doing it? Why isn’t he running for president? Why isn’t he spending every hour asking the voters again and again do you like way things are? The way they’ve been headed in this country? Do you like the continued destruction of our manufacturing base, and the jobs that went with it?

Do you like the uncontrolled illegal immigration? Do you like the string of stupid wars from Iraq to Libya to Syria? If you want to say yes to all of that, if you want to keep all this way it is, vote for Hillary Clinton. If you don’t like the way things have been headed, you have have a chance to really shake the system to its roots. And if you wake up the day after the election, and if it is the same as it is today. If it’s the same four, five, or eight years from now, remember you had the chance to change it but you were too dainty to do it.

If Trump were to win the election, those would be the reasons listed right at the top of the newspaper the day afterward. So why doesn’t he say now what would win him the election? Why doesn’t he fight and create stupid headlines with his battles with Megyn Kelly and Dana Bash?

He seems to devote everyday day after day to fighting fights that make people forget the reasons he started running for president, reasons that continue to carry the shrinking chance he has to win this thing. I say this not because I want Trump to win, but because I can’t stand politics being practiced so pathetically.

Despite What The Moron Media Will Say, TRUMP Won 2nd Presidential Debate

Barack Obama, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Foreign Policy, Gender, Healthcare, Hillary Clinton, IMMIGRATION, Islam, Media, Republicans, Taxation, Terrorism, Trade

Despite this, Donald Trump won the Second presidential Debate hands down.


At some point, Andy Copper even:


Can’t legislate biology. The guy factor:


However, Andy did touch on the “deplorables”:


Maybe this is no longer true, after 2nd Debate:


Be afraid, guys:


A shame Hillary’s dream of one-world order didn’t get mentioned, but enough did:


I’m a sexist, too:


“Make Government Great Again” is Hillary’s slogan:


Does he have strategy, or what! Pivoting and more:


The strategy vis-a-vis Islam: Stand your ground:


Hillary’s strategy/pivot: ‘Go to my website’:


The Obamas are not such great Clinton pals:


HillaryCare aka ObamaCare:


I suspect Bill is not unhappy, deep down:


Hillary left holding a lump of coal:


TRUMP TAXES:


SYRIA:


I have a soft spot for the … Kurds:


SCOTUS: Hillary hates her own money in politics …


Group hug: Trump is kinder than Hillary:

Is GOP Base Celebrating A Victory For The Team, Or A Blow To Ideas That Got Trump Nominated?

Donald Trump, Elections, Foreign Policy, Morality, Republicans

Everyone is agreed. VP candidate Mike Pence won the debate at Longwood University on October 4, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia. But what exactly is the GOP base celebrating about this somewhat pyrrhic victory over the very silly Tim Kaine? Since his victory, Pence has been mouthing non-stop about foreign policy positions in opposition to those of Donald Trump. America will take her lead in the world again, Pence keeps on repeating. We need to be in Syria, in Russia’s face, blah, blah. As I predicted, not a word about the theme of the Trump campaign: America First!

So what’s the GOP base celebrating? A victory for the team? Or a blow to the ideas that got Trump the nomination?

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“How Pence upstaged Kaine … and his boss, too.”
“2016 VP Debate: Prepare To Be Bored, Uninspired & Pelted By Political Correctness.”