Guest Post: Fake Conservatives As Dangerous To Freedom As Obama

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt Market

Fake Conservatives As Dangerous To Freedom As Obama

If Americans are looking for anything in the dark clouds of political dust and powdered ash that choke our air and leave us feeling naked against the elements, it is but a simple moment of sincerity.  It sounds like an easily attainable thing, and yet, we continue to gasp and clamor.  The visible surface of our nation is so devoid of honest connection with our social voice that we have turned to a cynical form of loneliness.  We have embraced a life without clarity, and been made wretchedly bitter, desperate for even the faintest taste of truth. 

The false two party paradigm that drives America gives us a measure of sustenance.  Just enough to keep us from going completely mad, but not enough to end our hunger.  As this process continues, however, and the establishment grows bolder, we too become savvy in the ways of the machine.  Eventually, the old standards just don’t keep the masses distracted like they used to, and so, the system, not willing to give up power, decides instead to become “like us”, at least outwardly.  It steals our vision and our song and goes on parade.  It tries to make us believe again…

The campaign of Barack Obama in 2008 was a perfect example of the propaganda pageant, complete with visceral slogans like “Hope” and “Change”.  After eight years of the clownish George Bush Jr., when our country spiraled down into a state of disturbed and vicious adolescence, people were looking for a renewal.  They were looking for a path away from the edge of the abyss.  Instead, they were given a better liar, with a brand new costume.  The American Dream has become harder to sustain since…to say the least.

In 2012, what I see is like a lightning bolt in slow motion.  I can sense it branching out across the sky towards the ground and tearing through our surroundings, upending everything we know.  Both the President and Congress have some of the lowest approval ratings in history.  The question of whether anything can be accomplished through government has been answered for most people with a resounding “no”.  The citizenry is on the verge of total fury. 

I wish I could say that most have abandoned the fleeting hollow satisfaction of choosing the “lesser of two evils”, but that would not be accurate. 

Recently, I was invited (by several separate people) to a central event in the state elections of Montana called the “Lincoln-Reagan Dinner”, and promptly tried to avoid it like a rat infested plague ship.  I know from experience what these kinds of political elbow rubbing parties can be like, and have been thoroughly unimpressed.  Somehow, I ended up there anyway.  If your only experience of the Republican Party was to attend such shindigs, you might think the stuffy anal-retentive caricatures we often see of conservatives are well deserved.  In stark contrast to a Ron Paul rally, most of the attendees were little younger than 55, and few seemed very animated.  Perhaps they were suffering from the same distaste of the whole thing as I was.  Luckily, a solid 15% of the crowd were Liberty Movement oriented, which helped me to weather the overall painful proceedings (I also won a door prize; a coupon for a free dinner, mmmm…), but a pair of earplugs and a bottle of whiskey would have been far more comforting. 

The party also gave me a momentary window into the future of the state in which I now reside, and even the probable nature of campaigns occurring across the nation.  The prospects weren’t very pretty.

If Americans plan to look to the GOP to save them from the jaws of impending disaster, they had better reconsider that foolish notion.  Obama may be riding the economic collapse straight at us like a wild Mako shark, but that’s no excuse to delude ourselves with fantasies of a Republican savior.  Mitt Romney (a man whose legislative record is little different from Obama’s) is just the tip of the iceberg.  At the state level, a much more dire charade is taking place.

A most noticeable trend is the language that fake conservatives (Neo-Cons) have adopted in the past year, switching from die hard statism to sudden “opposition” to Federal encroachment.  What happened to the GOP’s love affair with centralized government?  Well, the tides of the populace have changed considerably over the past few years, and in 2012, co-option is the name of the game.

While the media goes out of its way to ignore Ron Paul, the elites in the GOP have lately decided its better to sound at least a little bit like the Constitutionalist candidate.  Now, the parasites are brandishing rhetoric they wouldn’t have been caught dead uttering not long ago; railing against EPA intrusion on state jurisdiction of natural resources mostly, and the Federal Government in general, but it wasn’t much help.  Speech after speech, the candidates were heavy on flag waving placations, light on substance or honor.  The general message of the assembly was repeated over and over again; WHOEVER the chosen candidates were after the primaries, conservatives were “duty bound” to supplant Obama and the Democrats at all costs.  That is to say, if we do not unify around the selected Republican con-squad, Obama’s reelection would be entirely the fault of the non-conformists.  “Anyone but Obama” was the catch phrase of the evening… 

Sound familiar?  It should.  It’s the same kind of campaign the Democrats were running against Bush back in 2004, and it will lead to the same kind of disappointment.

Two political front men in Montana in particular left me so disgusted I could barely digest dinner afterwards.  The first, of course, was Neil Livingstone, who as far as I can tell, is the quintessential nightmare candidate from the seventh circle of hell.  With ties to the CIA under Air America, Iran Contra (though he denies it), multiple Blackwater-style mercenary firms, a penchant for death squads, and backdoor deals with dictators like Moammar Qaddafi, it’s hard to imagine a worse governor for an anti-Federal pro-Constitutional state like Montana.  Though we have been covering this information since Livingstone’s entry into the race, it’s nice to see that other outlets are finally catching on:

Mother Jones treats Livingstone’s record as a kind of anomaly; an outlandish joke that makes him unelectable.  However, I tend to take his presence in Montana a bit more seriously.  Money and friends in high places are still viable strategies in our very corrupt electoral process, and Livingstone has both.  The fact that the man moved back to Montana barely a year ago just to run for the governor’s position is also disconcerting.  His running mate, Ryan Zinke, a former Seal Team 6 member, stated his solution to Montana’s unemployment problems is to build predator drone factories (I’m not joking).  And, both have received backing from a local retired two star general by the name of Paul Vallely who wrote a book called “The Myths Of Gitmo: Torture, Abuse Or The Truth”, in which he defends the detainment procedures of the infamous facility and claims that no torture, or at least what he defines as torture, occurs there.  Though, this is not half as disturbing as the paper “From PSYOP to MindWar: The Psychology of Victory” which he wrote with legendary military Psyop analyst and creepy occultist Michael Aquino (look this guy up for a lesson in dangerously weird).

Vallely has been posing locally and nationally as a Liberty Movement proponent with his organization “Stand Up America”, just as Livingstone and Zinke have been posing as Constitutional freedom loving traditional conservatives.  Anyone who has studied the Cointelpro operations of the 1960’s and 1970’s would probably see a familiar pattern in all of this, but many Montanans I fear may not be quite so aware.  Livingstone gets consistent applause for his broken record jokes on the hot button wolf problem here in the Big Sky State.  And his speaking style is well trained.  Like most political snake oil salesmen, he has the ability to talk a lot without saying much.  It may well be that the Constitutionalist movement that is thriving here has garnered special attention, and men like those listed so far are not here by coincidence.

The second politician stealing our oxygen was Rep. Denny Rehberg, a self proclaimed Tea Party Republican who consistently votes for Neo-Con style legislation, including the NDAA.  Rehberg washed patriotic during his substance-less speech during the Lincoln-Reagan dinner, wandering off on tangents about his mother and then back to push button topics like Obamacare.  The one saving feature of his campaign was his opposition to the bailouts.  Unfortunately, when confronted by Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers after the event on his support of the NDAA, Rehberg revealed his true colors. 

Apparently not recognizing who Rhodes was, he accused the long time veteran of “not supporting the troops” because of his opposition to the bill.  When confronted on the specific provisions of the bill which allow for indefinite detainment of any person the executive branch accuses of being an enemy combatant without trial, Rehberg denied that the bill opened doors to such action.  This has been the typical response from other fake conservatives who voted for the draconian legislation. 

Strangely, representatives of Rehberg have tried to contact Rhodes in the past to show support for a bill to “clarify” the language of the NDAA, but these drafts contained little to nothing to actually nullify the detainment sections.  If Rehberg has no remorse over his support for the NDAA, and feels it holds no threat to the American people, why try to draft a state bill to clarify the U.S. citizen issue?  According to Rehberg, the only reason was to silence Constitutionalists who had been pointing out his non-conservative, pro-statist behavior.  “Clarity”, is not his true concern at all.  The irrationality of the defense of the NDAA continues to escalate amongst closet neo-cons.  From Alinsky style diversions and accusations, to full-on denial in spite of the evidence, they refuse to admit the nature of the legislation.  Why?  Because it is indefensible.

I have merely covered some local examples of fake-conservatives I have witnessed first hand, but this is a strategy being used all over the country.  The incredible threat these people pose cannot be underestimated (in a follow up article, I will cover some examples of legitimate liberty candidates).  With Obama sending America into a death spiral, the obvious and natural reaction by many will be to look to the conservative dynamic to put things right.  Sadly, most Americans do not know what real conservatism and limited government looks like anymore.  Frankly, any hobgoblin in a suit can claim he is a conservative nowadays, and then implement the same globalist, collectivist policies as the fake liberal before him.  As I have said many times in the past, you have to examine the actions of these representatives, not their rhetoric.  What they say is meaningless.  What they do, and have done in the past, is everything.  This election year, we MUST NOT play the old game of the “lesser of two evils”.  The fact is, there is no such thing, and there never was.

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donis's picture

Mitt Romney.. at least he hasn't lied to us yet.

Bay of Pigs's picture

LOL. He hasn't told the truth once in his fucking life.

Surly Bear's picture

So you are voting for Obama? If you really think Romney is that bad, then what choice do you have? I mean really.... Me? I am voting Obama for the slow motion train wreck video.

DaveyJones's picture

this is not nor has it been for a long time a question of individuals. Each organization that these "individuals" stand behind are corrupt, criminal, hypocritical institutions that, together with the financial and other monsterous world wide organizations, are quickly destroying what is left of capitalism and democracy  

knukles's picture

If one accepts the proposition that the current standard bearers in the Republican and Democratic parties are essentially the tools of the one and same monied interests behind the scenes, then it makes no difference which one is elected. 
The resultant large picture outcomes will remain essentially constant.

Excepting the Rhetoric.

If one does not like the system the way it exisits then it is incumbent upon the individual to vote for a candidate other than the two front runners.
I have a number of dearly misguided Neo-Con republicans (Getting harder to take every day, BTW even just to enjoy a round of golf, so fucking delusioned) who I told that IMHO if R Paul ran on the Repub ticket, he'd smash Obama.
They don't like RP dismissing him as a Kook, anti-semite (they never gave a shit about that, before) worried about cutting military, etc., etc., etc, lots of excuses....
To which my response is that they had their chance, should have supported him for President.  They didn't and have lost.
Now they're onto this horse shit about have to vote Repub to stop Obama.
My point is that if the choice is Obama or Romney, why stop Obama?
He's from the same party as Romney!

It dosen't matter here on out with those two.
Welcome to the Hegelian Dialectic and Bernaysian Manipulations.
Sure, one might raise taxes more than the other (assuming Congress goes along, best thing would be a house/admin divided) cut or enhance certain programsn, but the main Neo-Con wars, limits of freedoms, corporste favoritism profiteering, Wall Street Looting, suspension of the rule of law and unsustainable spending and borrowing ain't gonna change between and betwixt the two.

So aside from false pride and egomania, who gives a shit any more, anyway?
Better things to spend my mental capital upon.  

pods's picture

Better yet knuckles, when they proclaim that you need to vote for X to beat Y, tell them you are not going to vote.

Really boils their blood!


Spirit Of Truth's picture

Senator McCarthy had it right.  Given that Barack Obama is now Commander-in-Chief of the U.S., just goes to show how far removed from historical reality America has become.


JW n FL's picture



Check Points in America 


SO... I want you to watch the fits 5 minutes of this movie.. you say why James EVERYTHING!! you show us (or at least most of it) is depressing! I say that it will expand your Normalcy Bias.. which is to say that you will better understand what is going on around even though you haven’t seen it firsthand. Some of you may watch 5 minutes of this.. some of you may not.. but either way.. you will be seeing this up close and personal in REAL LIFE! sooner than later! (more on that after this Video)


Now you say.. James that is in Israel (or Palestine depending on your view point and whether or NOT! England could give away land that wasn’t really theirs to begin with! another topic) any way.. James! that is Israel and NOT here! and I only had to watch the first 2 minutes to figure that out! and I say.. the Department of Homeland Security is FULLY FUNDED to build those types of Check Points ALL! around America!! to keep America safe from People who believe in the Constitution and who want to fight the Government expansion.. or stop Terrorists from Iran.. is what the Government says on CNN.. and!! the Most!! important part.. there are checkpoints already set up all around America! See this WHITE Pastor dragged from his CAR by Mexican Border Patrol Agents! LOL!!


It would be a shame if someone were to hunt this Mexicans down at their homes and treat their families the same way.. it would be a shame. There are a LOT! of crazy people out there who are very angry that America is being turned into a 3rd world country.. by people who came from a 3rd world country or were spawned by 3rd world  personalities who find this behavior acceptable.


Congress is set to give the green light on funding for a massive expansion of TSA checkpoints, with the federal agency already responsible for over 9,000 such checkpoints in the last year amidst increased fears America is turning into a police state following the passage of the ‘indefinite detention’ bill.

g speed's picture

My "Oh so conservative" state rep voted for cameras at red lights in Florida  The sad thing is with out his vote the bill to allow would not have passed. So now the city of Jacksonville has cameras at red lights with the full version of the latest facial recognition software-- thanks to the CONservative ass-wipe Republican liar. The thing that brought the vote-- a $500 campaign gift from the maker of the cameras for the upstanding congress person. By the way the guy is x-military--

JW n FL's picture



I hope they dont put one at Atlantic Blvd in front of Queens Harbour.. my lic will be suspended forever! LOL!!

and who is paying for this? some new sucker buying Muni's?

I dont think anyone will ut them everywhere... to many lights.

all the lights getting off of JTB..

San Marco..

The Beach..

and maybe some of the larger roads.. but Jacksonville is a HUGE! land mass with only 800k people spread all over,

maybe in front of all the Gate Stations would be a good idea? LOL!!

WonderDawg's picture

Well said, Knuksie. I have the same problems with my friends, even after consistently pointing out the fallacies in the left-right paradigm. My friends are repubes, and for the most part think any repube is better than Obama. My attitude: with the exception of RP, they are one and the same. The repubes and dems are allowed to disagree only on certain insignificant issues that they use to divide the nation and allow for the illusion of choice. There is no lesser evil.

I wish you lived nearby. I can't think of many things that I would enjoy more than a round of golf with you, my friend.

knukles's picture

Hi Dawg,
Been a while!  I sincerely hope you've been well.
As always, clarity. 
WSImilar to another shared experience in life, it's nice knowing that one is not alone. As was in the famous book and movie, "We're not unique little snowflakes."  Flakes maybe....  
Perhaps the oddest and even more amazing phenomenon as to which you allude is that within the parametrics of the broad philosophical framework, they'll conceptually agree to the last digit to the right of the decimal point.  Until the conclusion when it is fully apparrent that they've had Way the Fuck too Much Kool-Aid Brewed from Blue Pills immediately defaulting to the propagandized paradigm.
Almost want to cry at times.
Can truly be discouraging. 
Even wonder at moments if I'm the one whose nuts...
Hey Dawg, we play our cards right and we'll get thet golf game.

rayduh4life's picture

The only choice in america, and they are working to take that away from you, is "Paper or Plastic?"

Oh, and 4 handicap and the first round at the 19th would be on me.

WonderDawg's picture

You'll find that Knuksie and I are cheap dates. A Coke on the rocks for me.

maximin thrax's picture

If one accepts the proposition that the current standard bearers in the Republican and Democratic parties are essentially the tools of the one and same monied interests behind the scenes, then it makes no difference which one is elected.

Well, yes. However, if one accepts that the mainstream media has a leftward shift, then electing the candidate whose politics it doesn't share leads to a lot more challenges by the MSM of that politician. Obama is on track to run up $6 Trillion in debt by inauguration day, and yet the meme that right-wingers who complain about it are just racists is more news than the actual debt, which seems acceptible because it's their guy. Restrictions on freedom openly challenged when Bush was president are now only problems to paranoid right wingers, because again Obama is their guy. Unemployment is all leftover Bush policy problems, and of course gasoline prices are simply fodder for the next "those rich guys speculating sure is hurting us" story of no depth whatever. Not to mention OWS was pretty neutered by not going for Bambi's jugular, seemingly believing they were somehow gaining his support or sympathy since most had voted for him. Nobody in the MSM cares that Obama won't go after the crooks in the financial industry (except at fund raisers - FOR CONTRIBUTIONS) but I bet McCain would not be given one night's peaceful sleep over such cozey connections.

If McCain had been elected president and had made every (mis)step and run through every scandal of this administration, and of his friends and doners, had followed the same foreign policy, and had championed as much government winner-and-looser meddling as has Obama to this point, the MSM would have the nation whipped up into near-revolutionary frenzy. That alone is worth electing a Republican.



Bicycle Repairman's picture

One way to kill the phony two party charade is to pick out one party and annihilate it.  I nominate the Republican party, because they are wreck-able.  Turn your back on the party, it's news outlets and any individual that cannot wise up.  Don't engage them in any way.  Associate with like-minded people only.  No compromise.  Work outside the system.

Doubleguns's picture

We have a slution. Get informed and involved.


We the people can make a difference. Quit supporting the 2 parties and support the people.

sessinpo's picture

Bicycle Repairman            2355085

One way to kill the phony two party charade is to pick out one party and annihilate it.



That is a tough thing to do. Dems got the back of Repubs and vice versa. It's not so much about which side is winning any more as long as its just the two of them. It's odd how once you get control of the purse/wallet of America, your attitude about small government and fiscal responsibility changes.

maximin thrax's picture

Wonderful. Leave us a Democratic party to run everything and a news media that believes its role is to shape opinion and that votes Democratic 85%+ of the time.

Suicide can be done on an individual basis. No need to wish it on everyone else.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

There's no difference in the parties.  If you think the Republican party won't tear up the constitution, start numerous wars, encourage the FED to print, print, print then you haven't been paying attention.

Getting rid of one of the parties will show clearly what the game is.

maximin thrax's picture

Oh, I'm paying attention. I'm watching how a constitutionally-protected news media is in the tank for Obama and most of his policies, despite railing against same/similar under Bush. Getting rid of the Republicans simply means full-throttle spending to outright fiscal and social destruction, giddily cheered on by a teary-eyed MSM (free at last, free at last, thank God almighty free at last!), versus the possibility that the press might, out of spite if fo no other reason, wake up to hold Republicans feet to the fire on issues such as deficit spending, wars and entitlement programs. That's what nobody commenting yet has acknowledged, that with a predominantly anti-conservative, anti-Republican mainstream media bent on shaping the national conscience (Trayvon Martin, anyone?), it's better to have Republicans in office than Democrats at this time.

chipshot's picture

"ecomonic hit men" by john perkins...its all there.

Gringo Viejo's picture

Davey: 100 Thumbs Up! "THE FALSE 2 PARTY PARADIGM"

This is the point that must be hammered again and again into the minds of the sheeple.

AnonymousAnarchist's picture

You really have nothing better to do on election day than vote?

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Your kind - the anarcho-capitalist extremists, are the most dangerous and extreme group America has had to deal with since the KKK. I'm sick and tired of your kind hijacking the freedom movement for your own crazy ideologies. The DEMOCRATS have always been the REAL freedom movement. We have been fighting for increased equality in America since the great society programs and the war on poverty. Since then we have created the most fair society on the planet with decreased gap between rich and poor, better job opportunities, a growing economy and a bright future with upward mobility for the disadvantaged. I think we deserve some credit for this.       

knukles's picture

Fuck, MDB; I thought you'd choked to death on that Lego. 
You're a shining example why CPR should be outlawed.

NotApplicable's picture

Is satire really that difficult?


C'mon knuckles, let the artist paint a picture, and learn to enjoy it. Can't you see how his posts undermine his stated position? Of course, if he tried it on HuffPo, he be their new leader! (thanks to Poe's Law)

Sancho Ponzi's picture

MDB, you're a hoot. Here's a question for you:

Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK, and his political affiliation was

A) Republican

B) Democrat

C) Other

Phil Free's picture

Hey, don't bag on knukles.  You want some entertainment?  I myself was far more entertained by knukles' post than I was MDB's.  MDB's post was just expected.  It's tired.  I think MDB is losing his edge.  knukles' post, however, I thought was slyly brilliant.  Legos and CPR.  I love it.


Nothing To See Here's picture

Eating too much junk from your plate can make your stomach throw out. Eating too much junk from cable news and liberal teachers can make your brain throw out. As evidenced above.

Nothing To See Here's picture

DAMN i was fooled by his new picture, didnt notice it was him.

NotApplicable's picture

It's a nice pic. Has a facade of truthiness to it, no?

trembo slice's picture

Why is egalitarianism good?  The only way in which equality can be ushered in is if all individuals are equal with respect to all given attributes.  No one more talented, prettier, smarter, faster, stronger... the goal should be equality under the law.  NOT transforming humans into a species devoid of diversity and our beautiful differences.

Not that I like hypocritical Republicans, but Frederic Douglass said in his time:

"I recognize the Republican Party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety."

Also income disparity continues to grow.

StychoKiller's picture

Egalitarianism workz for ants, bees and termites, why not Humans?  Oh that's right, Humans don't all pop out of one Queen.  Try again Socialist/Progressives!

Hedgetard55's picture

You tripped up MDB. Your peeps have been proclaiming just the opposite of what you say. They claim a growing gap between rich and poor, more racism, more sexism, less opportunity and fairness, and blah blah blah. You need to get with your own program, or your programmers need to adjust your software.

defencev's picture

Come on. What you created is a train wreck which is rapidly moving towards eventual catastrophe. The truth is that the only way to salvage the civilization is to evaluate and award human beings on their merits: productivity and creativity. The idea to redistribute wealth from more productive to worthless and lazy with the help of artificially and arbitrarily chosen elite group proved to be wrong in 100

percent cases of Marxist States.  promotion the rights for entitlements as eventual equilizer may create a temporal illusion of harmony but eventually unaffordable and devastating. The civilization should move to eliminate artificial borders, divisions on wealthy and poor states. The role of the governments should be limited to protection of individual safety and property (including intellectual one). Obama may call it social Darvinism but what can he offer instead? Does he have new scientific or technological ideas? Can he prevent government corruption? ( The recent examples of GSA and Secret service behavior come to mind).

 Can he do anything constructive except for borrowing and redistributing and introducing host of new regulations from which only lawers and accountant firms can benefit? Can he save the world? No. Then just shut up.

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

MillionFecesBonus is a Democrat?

I'm not convinced :D

FeralSerf's picture

What if they held an election and nobody voted?

Boycott the election!  They're both no fucking good.

GuidoFawkes's picture

I am with Surly Bear. I registered Republican for the 1st time in nearly 30 years so I could vote for Ron Paul in my state's closed primary. But I will vote for Barry in the general election.

I have plenty of popcorn for the ensuing show.

knightowl77's picture

Ron Paul = good .....Obammy is not a good anything

Seer's picture

Exactly!  If someone doesn't contain the basic elements of MY position(s) then I would not vote for them.  In the same election year (back when I voted) I had voted for two people that were supposed to be at opposite sides of the political spectrum; the reason I did was because they were the only ones on the ballot that promoted the individual and eschewed the war machine (yes, RP was one of those): both got contributions from me.

Romney taking over the thrown would just kill the momentum to rid ourselves of this duopoly.  Figure that the "left" is just about had it with Obama and you can see that there is where the only real chance comes in (BOTH "sides" will be in agreement).  But, how it works is that TPTB need to re-freshen things before any real threat sets in- so, Romney it will be (who controls the voting machines?).

A Nanny Moose's picture

Those are the only two choices?

StychoKiller's picture

Fsck with their haids, write-in your own candidate!

ozzzo's picture

I'm voting for Obamney!

Bay of Pigs's picture

Let me counter here with some hard cold facts about Mitt Romney and who he represents.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Junking cowards seem to be plentiful here these days. Too bad they can't argue the facts on this issue.

pods's picture

There are no facts, only beliefs. That is why you get junked.  Politics is like religion.

It is not about facts until you step outside of the sphere.  Inside it is belief.  Outside you see there is not a spits bit of difference between anyone on the ticket.  Inside you get riled up about gay marriage, guns, etc.

I won't vote for either of the bastards!  And nobody can make me.

(that pisses off the false constitutionalists, watch the junks fly)

Sometimes it is much better to be right and junked then to be just another voice in the echo chamber.


WillyGroper's picture

I won't waste my time & gas for the charade either. Screw em all.