Why the Vilest Republicans Have Come to Love Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse

The 1964 “Goldwater Girl” Hillary Rodham (Clinton) is now viewed as a possible savior by the same Republicans that loathed her husband: she’s enough of a “neo-conservative” to make lots of them want her to become the next U.S. President.

After Bill Krystol’s friend, Robert Kagan (both men were the “Project for a New American Century” top propagandists for the U.S. to invade Iraq in 2003) praised Hillary Clinton in a Washington Post op-ed, the journalist Robert Parry noted that this endorsement was based on her solid neo-conservative record, especially because “she has backed coups, such as in Honduras (2009) and Ukraine (2014); invasions, such as Iraq (2003) and Libya (2011); and subversions such as Syria (from 2011 to the present) all with various degrees of disastrous results,” and therefore she carries on superbly the neo-conservative tradition, which they represent.

Then, on 23 February 2016, the Republican CIA’s (including Richard Mellon Scaife’s) NewsMax headlined, “Rupert Murdoch Attending $2,700-a-Plate Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.” But this event wasn’t really something new; on 9 May 2006, CBS News had bannered, “Rupert Murdoch Loves Hillary Clinton.”

And, on 22 February 2016, I had headlined “Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors,” and I noted that in terms of the Republican Party’s top donors, she was above 11 of the 17 Republican Presidential candidates (which 11 included such people as Trump, Chrystie, Perry, and Huckabee), and below 6, in receiving their campaign-donations, even though she’s nominally not a Republican, but a ‘Democrat’.  

Then, on March 29th, I headlined “Hillary Clinton’s Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy” and provided (and explained) there a key email from her private server, so that readers can see for themselves just how she formulates her foreign policies — the behind-the-scenes of her coups and invasions. (Incidentally, the person referred-to there as “Victoria Nuland” is Robert Kagan’s wife: she had organized the 2014 coup in Ukraine.)


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.