Skip to comments.New book criticizes President (Buchanan again!)
Posted on 08/22/2004 10:29:33 AM PDT by sinkspur
Patrick Buchanan, the conservative commentator whose Republican primary challenge and divisive convention speech weakened the first President Bush's campaign for re-election in 1992, is publishing a book excoriating the second President Bush over the invasion of Iraq, just in time to grab a share of the limelight at another Republican convention.
In Where the Right Went Wrong, released late last week, Buchanan calls the invasion of Iraq "the greatest strategic blunder in 40 years, a mistake more costly than Vietnam. If prudence is the mark of a conservative, Mr. Bush has ceased to be a conservative," Buchanan wrote. The release of the book, which coincides with the Republican National Convention, gives Buchanan occasion to lay out his case on television and in book promotions just as the Bush campaign seeks to project an image of unity, reviving unhappy memories of the disruptive role Buchanan has played in the past.
"He has a following in conservative circles," said Paul Weyrich, a veteran conservative organizer. "It is not what it once was just because the religious right is not particularly enamored with him. But it is going to have an effect. In a very close election, criticism from anybody who is credible is going to have an effect."
In an interview, however, Buchanan said publishing a book during the campaign was the best way he knew to inject what he considers important ideas into the debate. "The reason I wanted it out now is, it addresses big issues that are not being addressed in this campaign: the massive and growing deficit, the disintegration of the culture and a Wilsonian foreign policy that means war ad infinitum," he said.
What a self-serving a-hole!
Descent into dorkhood.
This is the person MSNBC puts on their shows to "balance" the Bush bashing from the left.
Buchanan has always been just an Operative for Liberal Media to slander Republicans. At least Buchanan is not a member of the Republican Party any more...NO ONE MISSES YOU BUCHANAN.
pat buchanan has lost his mind. he needs to be committed.
His long tenure with all the Reds on MSNBC has warped him
beyond repair. Adios Pat
He just can't stand to be (rightly) forgotten.
Thankfully, the vast majority of thinking people want nothing to do with him.
Buchanan is a complete jerk. He is a pro-Arabist, anti-Israeli blame-America-firster. Shortly after 9/11, he was making comments that it was our foreign policy that caused the attacks.
He should keep his neanderthal political views to himself.
He clearly wants to burn every single bridge to the Republican Party.
Buchanan-Moore nuptials announced.
Buchanan is worse than the French.
Well, the book would matter, if Buchanan wasn't such a radio-active, money-grubbing, Reform Party/pro-choice leaping, blowhard!
You're just whining 'cause he doesn't give Dubya a free pass.
And you love him because he helps elects Democrats.
COME OUT OF THE CLOSET WILLIE!!!!
We came, we conquered, we allowed a new government to come to power, one much better than the old.
Where is the blunder?
As far as Patsy is concerned, the "blunder" was that 1. We fought and defeated Arabs, and 2. We helped Israel in the process.
First off, Pat's not an anti-semite, like that rightwingnut Joe Sobran. But Pat's book release opposing the war in Iraq doesn't help reelecting the President.
Just when I thought Pat had turned the corner, he comes out with this garbage. As Bob Dole said today, PJB will still be voting for PresBush.
Buchanan put his own webmaster in to control the website and his sister Bay in as Chairman to control the business end.
They are fueling much of the anti-immigrant movement, as evidenced by the attempts of their supporters to hijack FreeRepublic via immigration threads.
As Confucius once said, the message and the messenger are two very different things, and one should never discard one on account of the other. One could take his title "where the right went wrong", and argue that being PC with Iraq war is where the deficiency has been.
pro-choice??? I am not too familiar with Buchanan but i was always under the impression he is a devout Catholic. I doubt he is pro-choice in any way. Do you have any verification of your claims?
Does Pat realize that when he says he would never vote for Kerry all he does is provide more votes for Kerry from the Buchanan smearers who go opposite on everything Buchanan writes.
What else has he ever been?
Let's face it...he makes a tidy living as a "conservative" who bashes conservatives, and helps weaken their campaigns. His career since 1992 has been an unbroken one of self-aggrandizement and shooting his alleged allies on the Right.
His game is clear...help with the victory of a Liberal Democrat, hope that he messes up the country like Hogan's Goat, they ride in on a white horse to "save" it.
His template is Reagan 1980. Unfortunately for Pat, he has neither the charisma nor the personality to pull it off. Furthermore, it's not 1980 anymore, which he fails to realize.
That's all you ever offer, ad hominem responses.
Tom Tancredo opposes all attempts to give amnesty to illegals. So does Pat Buchanan and so do I. In fact, 80% of Americans oppose amnesty. Wake up and get with America!
Actually, the trotskyites advising Bush are more like democrats than Buchanan or poster willie is. wake up and smell the coffee! By the way, 'Luis',.. aren't you the one who shilled for abortionists specter & schwarzenegger a while back?
Ol' Pat is just about as relevant . . .
All the creepy-crawilies come scamperin' in to bite ya in the butt.
It's Luis, without the quotes.
And I don't shill for anyone.
Willie however, spends most of his waking hours advancing Unionists politics and the thoughts of America's best known anti-semite, Pat Buchanan.
Your Union dues help elect Democrats Willie...come out of the closet!
Third boxcar, midnight train
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don't pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found
Short, but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means
King of the road.
The reason I asked if you supported abortionist candidates is because that is a good indictator of someones conservatism or lack thereof.
As far as Buchanan, as I said above I am not that familiar with him, but when you try to paint anyone who believes in sovereignty as an 'anti-semite' or 'xenophobe', that is not a convincing arguement. From what I have read, you seem like an open-border 'internationalist' type.
How will that help America? As willie said, most Americans do not support this. the politicians have a 'disconnect' with the American people. see the recent thread about what happened when Asa Hutchinson came to CA and was booed, heckled, & shouted down by thousands of angry conservatives.
And what do you think about FTAA? do you want migrants from 34 countries swarming into the USA unfettered?
Big Bump to that!
Of course Buchanan is opposed to the war in Iraq. It might have been good for the Jews.
Well, this book should get Buchanan helpful bookings on the Daily Show, Good Morning America, Larry King, Air America, Hardball, McNeil News Hour, and 60 Minutes, and relatively warm receptions in the New York and Los Angeles Times Book Reviews. And prominent placement on the front shelves at bookstores around the country. Congrats, Pat! You are cashing in on the Bush-bashing media gravy train.
Actually it seems that Buchanan believes in arab appeasment, just like he wrote how he thought America getting into World War II was a mistake.
Once this traitor aligned himself with Leonora Fulani, the avowed communist and proud anti semite he lost ALL credibility.
Who cares? Nobody pays any attention to Pat anymore, except for his brain-dead Pitchforkers. Ride to the sound of those guns, Brigadiers! ROFL!
Pat is jealous that michael mooreon has overtaken him in the Bush bashing dept. and is trying to catch up.
GO AWAY, PAT, GO!
And your reason for participating on this thread is what?
To laugh at you Brigadiers! Har!
At this point, this can only help Bush. It'll be what the lame-o pundits call "a Sister Souljah" moment.
WWII is a bit far afield from this topic. I asked Luis his stands on abortion and FTAA. The trotskyites I referred to above usually have no problem with abortion, fetal stem cell research, homo marriage, etc,. but yet they are open border free traders. To me, that is not the definition of conservative at all.
what about you? are you pro abortion, or pro life? and what do yo think of FTAA?
She's probably a shiite.
If Hussein were still in charge, she'd likely get raped by Uday when she got home.
I don't much care what athletes, in any sport, have to say about politics.
Just shut up and play.
Does Buchanan have a following any more?