The war between Israel and Hamas is testing the Republican Party’s isolationist shift

Nikki Haley deSantis
The GOP had pivoted from its long-standing support for muscular foreign policy. But the Israel-Hamas war might mean a return.

Nikki Haley vowed to stand with Israel “every step of the way.” She promised to “decimate” the Iranian economy. And she called for continued funding for Ukraine as it fights to repel the Russian invasion.

“It’s a dangerous world right now,” Haley told Republican primary voters gathered inside New Hampshire’s American Legion Post No. 7 as a new war raged in the Middle East. “And this is gonna get messier before it gets better.”

Less than 24 hours later, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told New Hampshire business leaders that the United States should stop funding Ukraine until there is a clear strategy. He was more focused on what he saw as a threat posed by foreign nationals at the U.S.-Mexico border. And Israel, he said, has a right to defend itself.

Associated Press


  • My Take

    October 15, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I am beginning to see “apartheid state” in statemènts. “Pariah state” is probably coming.

  • PeterH

    October 15, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Republicans are incapable of governing themselves……why should Americans listen to how they will solve other country’s problems?

    Today’s GOP has changed ….. and that new direction is a warning signal to the American electorate!

  • TJC

    October 15, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    If indeed “The war between Israel and Hamas is testing the Republican Party’s isolationist shift,” you can be sure that the Party will flunk the test, by which I mean they will not decide their direction as a Party, they will wait until Trump clarifies his insanity — by doubling down on his contradictions — and follow him in any direction, including circles.

    • My Take

      October 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm

      Think of how much safer the world would be if Trump were in prison . . . barred from power and highly muted, though not silenced.

  • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

    October 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American
    *most of the AP’s writers thought Jounerlism School was Propaganda school*

  • My Take

    October 15, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    The nexts moves of Israel and Hamas are goimg to be hideous. But after the intense fighting, what next for Gaza? That is where US influence, likely involvement, will be critical. Will we have agreement on anything?

  • My Take

    October 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    Lindsey Graham wants wàr.
    But that’s hardly news.

  • My Take

    October 15, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    I see more interpretations and accusatiòns that Nutanyahoo is trying to get the US into a war with Iran.
    Probably his ultimate goal is to get US heavy bombers and special penetrator bombs to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 16, 2023 at 11:13 am

    HAMAS p are SAVAGEs! Eight 8 children were tied together and killed. in the locked house where HAMAS tried to hide! Omg. 8 children!!! Peace ! Omg!

    • My Take

      October 16, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      How does one even find people who will do that?

  • My Take

    October 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    If Hezbollah àttacks, we could be at war tomorrow. Air war anyway.
    How would the GOP line up?

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