Skip to comments.Pat Buchanan - The Tea Party: America's last best hope?
Posted on 12/25/2009 5:43:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
For Democrats like Harry Reid, who called them "evil-mongers," and Nancy Pelosi, who called them "unAmerican," the NBC News poll must have hit like a sucker punch at a Georgetown wine-and-cheese.
The Tea Party movement, those folks rallying against spending last spring and Obamacare in the summer town halls, are viewed more favorably than the Democratic Party.
Forty-one percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party movement, to 35 percent for Obama's party. Only 24 percent view Tea Party activists unfavorably, while 45 percent hold a negative view of the Democrats.
While Tea Party types played a role in the GOP's comeback -- helping take down Gov. Jon Corzine in New Jersey and turning a John McCain deficit of 6 points in the Old Dominion into a 17-point victory for Bob McDonnell -- the movement is no subsidiary of the GOP. For it played a major role in routing liberal Republican "Dede" Scozzafava in New York's 23rd and came within a point of electing a third-party conservative.
As congressional elections are 10 months off, though primaries begin in the spring, where do Tea Party types find the battles to keep them in fighting trim? Copenhagen may have provided an answer.
While Obama came home with a nothing-burger, Hillary stole the show. Without authorization of Congress, she committed the United States to lead a campaign to transfer, beginning in 2020, $100 billion a year "to address climate change needs in developing countries." The fund would start at $10 billion and grow by 1,000 percent in a decade.
The $100-billion-a-year global fund sprang from the fertile mind of Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
By 2020, U.S. citizens, whose nation is careening toward default, will be borrowing tens of billions more every year from China, if Beijing is still willing to lend to us, so we can ship those tens of billions off to the sump holes of the Third World.
The arrogance of power here astonishes.
Not only does Hillary's commitment represent a doubling of U.S. foreign aid, she declared at Copenhagen that climate change -- known as global warming before a blizzard brought Obama winging home early -- is "undeniable."
Now, undeniably, there is climate change. But we call it spring, summer, fall and winter. As for global warming and cooling, that has been going on for millennia. Not so long ago, we exited what is known as the "little ice age." Over the 20th century, the official rise in global temperature was 0.7 percent of 1 degree Celsius.
People are wailing about the "hottest decade" in history. But who would have noticed if the Chicken Littles had not told us we are all burning up and we must act now to save the planet?
How do we save the planet? By giving them power and money.
Hillary's $100 billion a year is the tip of the iceberg, and this iceberg is not melting. We are at the beginning of the biggest con in history.
Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency made an "endangerment finding" that carbon dioxide, the food of plants and trees, is a dangerous pollutant. Under the Clean Air Act of 1970, this gives EPA power to shut down the U.S. economy, though EPA head Lisa Jackson says the ruling will apply only to 10,000 utilities, refineries and large manufacturers that emit more than 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year.
Congress has done nothing to reverse this usurpation of power.
Strict enforcement of this finding would make America a pasture and guarantee China's future as the first industrial power, the factory for mankind. What is the purpose of this preposterous EPA finding?
It is the EPA nightstick to club into line U.S. companies that are fighting the Gore-Kerry-Obama cap-and-trade bill stalled in the Senate, which represents another huge transfer of wealth and power from the private sector to Beltway bureaucrats.
What the Obamaites are saying to industrial America is: Back off your opposition to cap-and-trade, or the EPA shuts you down.
The Tea Party irregulars have it in their power to stop the New World Order crowd cold. All they need do is stop cap-and-trade in the Senate for 10 months, until November, and block Hillary's $100 billion fund from ever seeing the light of day.
If the Tea Party activists can hold the line, they can, next fall, send Congress a message it will not soon forget about getting off this express train to globalism and getting back to putting America first.
In Europe, democracy is dead. The French and Dutch voted to kill the EU constitution. The EU rechristened it the Lisbon Treaty. The Irish voted no. They were forced to vote again. The British detest it, but Gordon Brown has denied them a vote.
The West is disappearing into a New World Order, and against globalism, the Tea Party folks may represent our last best hope.
In this world you can never be overarmed.
Democrats are done for Pat. With the aid of their Propaganda organizatio ..The American Press. We are in a situation where 60% of the Senators only represent 20% of the citizens. It will not stand. The only question is how much damage they will be able to inflict before they are defeated. I think the devastation will be historic in November.
We should have elected Buchanan when we had the chance. But no, Freepers wanted Dubya.
One of the original Tea Parties:
I used to not like Pat Buchanan. But this piece might be one of the most important in a long time.
The commie basturds don’t care. They have stolen us blind, and have squirreled away more than enough money for the rest of their lives, while we suffer in the crap they put in law.
I am in favor of the Tea Party candidates winning elections, investgating, and imprisoning these people. The last I remember, treason is still a death pentalty issue.
Time to enforce the law.
Tea parties remind me of the spirit of Republicans of 1994-1995, for reform, for the people not Washington power.
Do not let the Tea parties turn into GOP/RNC like the RNC would like.
When, if ever, is Pat also going to be speaking at any future Tea Parties?
Now we are talking but that will take Red Stae AG’s. Until Obama is ousted in 2012 Holder will prevent justice from occuring. I hope the new Republican AG is a real Corruption Killer and goes after all of them.
What did you ever have against him?
It’s really time for the Pat’s and Newt’s and Dick’s and the old coots to just fade away. Here in Wisconsin, we have a young guy, Paul Ryan. Minnesota has Michele Bachmann. Alaska has Sarah Palin. There are others out there. These old guys just need to retire and live out their lives with their grandkids and great-grand kids.
I think it’s NOT the right day to stir this kettle.
Merry Christmas to all freepers.
Pat Buchanan is a Sunday Morning TV fraud that should hang with Pelosi & Reid. Goddamaned prostitute.
After the 2012 elections and the ouster of Obama, WE NEED TO PROSECUTE THE DEMOCRAT TRAITORS. they bribe, steal, lie, cheat, and use phony accounting practices to further their agenda.
2013, the mass trials of corruption will clean out the cesspool of Washington DC.
Until we learn to take the good, in spite of the bad, when the good outweighs the bad it's going to be hard to overcome those who take the bad even if it outweighs the good.
That's hardly a surprise, given Buchanan's quixotic and bizarre campaign for the White House.
“Pat Buchanan is a Sunday Morning TV fraud that should hang with Pelosi & Reid. Goddamaned prostitute.”
What do you mean? Buchanan and his flirtation with Putie a couple years ago?
The Tea Party Movement is the GOP’s last hope for reform. If that doesn’t work, then it’s time to start a party called The Tea Party.
Or, how about another Paul that has been right all along? Ron Paul? Everybody called him a cook, etc. when he was the only one in the primaries talking against run away spending by his colleagues, including President Bush, but he was right all along. Instead, everybody jumped behind Mitt Romney and John McCain and we ended up having our @$$3$ handed to us for good reason.
I didn’t jump behind Mitt or John or Ron (I voted for Palin). I would have voted for Thompson. Fred is a conservative, he lacked passion for the process of running. I’ll never be a Paul supporter for his lack of military support. Sorry, my kids are serving. See my page.
I'm currently serving and just returned from Iraq in August. I'm also proud to serve along with your family members, but your family members can attest to what I'm about to say. At least 99% of us hate our mission in Iraq. One, we believe it to be a worthless mission due to seeing first hand that it had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN. Secondly, due to Bush's rules of engagement, we were sitting ducks. Send us in to win or don't send us in at all. I lost five of my brothers from my unit in one single morning due to Bush's rules of engagement that Obama continued along in ( http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2009-04-10-iraq-friday_N.htm ).
I may be slightly off on this, as I'm into the cognac on Christmas night, but I think Buchanan ran once against Bush the senior, and then against Clinton. But not against W.
Go Pat, go.
Gone Pat, gone.
Good bye, Pat, goodbye.
Got data? Did you see my page? This is the ron paul problem. Get a grip. Ron Paul is Ross Perot in drag. My son in law is doing tour #5. Did you see that???? Tour #5. Don't freaking tell me what 99% of the military thinks, you're a blowhard. I know more people than you've ever cared to know who've served, and I'm suspicious you've ever passed basic training.. Get lost you loser.
I couldn’t agree more. If the Tea Party movement is going to succeed Pat will only drive people away. This being said from someone who attended a Christmas Party in Pat’s living room 10 years ago.
I didn't say 99% of the military, I said my UNIT (that's a batallion, in case you didn't know). And, to attack my opinion and my personal sacrifice (this my first Christmas home; have you ever spent a holiday at war?) is plain retarded, retard. I belong to E Co, 1-67 AR, 2-4 ID out of Fort Carson to be exact; a long way from BCT. You can go to http://www.myspace.com/brandonkerr to see proof of my deployment.....and your contribution to the United States? It's OK to disagree, which I did politely. But to be as you're being is absolutely unAmerican. Merry Christmas anyways; I actually fought for your right to be as you are. Your apology is accepted in advance.
The country is BROKE. Almost 17% of citizens are out of work - and this "itch" wants to spend a 100 billion on "global warming"? Is she nuts?
Uh Pat, I don't really think that the mainstream conservative should be labeled a 'tea party irregular'! The tea party gatherings are real, live American conservatives who want to protect this great nation from socialism. We are NOT 'irregular', AND we are not from a tea party, we are conservatives.
Except that you certainly owe me an apology. If you want, I'll post your name on my myspace to prove that I'm the military guy in the Iraq pictures you've repeateldy accused of lying about being there. You are spineless and should be ashamed of yourself, Mr. "Degreed Engineer" that's never served even though I just returned from serving in the war you're referencing as if you have any authority in the matter. I politely disagreed to one of your posts and you attacked. You're an @$$ and I don't even want your apology. Anybody that wants to see the history of this dispute can just keep going back to where I politely disagreed and said I was proud to serve with your family members and where you, in turn, attacked my service and character. You are no different than the libs who name call when not able to defend their position.
The last gasp of the left will sound just like cannon fire.
Don't forget the ammo...and rope. We'll need rope for the hangings on the capitol steps...federal and state.
Reform Party in 2000. Remember the Florida recount and Palm Beach County’s butterfly ballots?
Buchanan received 0.8% of the vote in Palm Beach County (a total of 3,407 votes), significantly outperforming his state-wide vote share of 0.29%...
And yet you're still here.
So much more up our sleeve—the Alinsky plan is like a frigging tea bag full of herbal donkey dung!! Beware it will come to pass like a thief in the night. I have read the final
chapter and we win!! So these CHANGELINGS have as much power as a snowball in hell!!!
I just hang around to watch you get angry over Buchanan, LOL.
Buchanan's no one, but suit yourself.
Now, now. Everyone is someone!
Yeah, just what the country needs, an anti-semite goofball in the oval office.
pat, if you want to help the Tea-Party people, then stay away from them. Dont endorse them, dont go to a Tea Party event.
The biggest risk of the Right is that it lets perfection become the enemy of good.I agree. And I guess I've been guilty of that myself, in regards to Buchanan.
I wish I knew the answer. I would never vote for Pat, but he has ideas and things to offer that we really need if we are ever going to get started fixing our great country. Same with Newt. And Rudy. And so on and so forth.
Part of me is very hesitant to accept less than the ideal, but another part of me knows deep down inside that we’re never going to have perfection, at least not in this life and this world.
Even God compromises when it’s necessary. So I guess I should take my cue from that source.
He got 1.5 percent against the sainted GWB.
If PJB had brains, he wouldn’t be working for MSBHO.
PJB beat Algore in West Palm Beach County.
Are you calling President Reagan an anti-semite, too? Buchanan was good enough for him.
This is why we can’t roll back the socalist movement, people like you attack every conservative as being a racist.
You and the elite RINOs just join the Democrats in protecting the status quo using that lie.
Pat doesn’t understand. The Dems will never, ever, let a free election happen again. They have power and will do anything — including murder — to keep it. The 2010 election will show fraud, violence, and extortion on a scale so huge that 2008 will, in comparison, look squeeky clean. If “amnesty” is crammed down our throats, the next election will give the Dems 45 states. We are moving towards a Fourth Reich, with conservatives, gun owners, small business people, and the overtly religious headed for the camps.