Skip to comments.Buchanan: Bush Broke United States As A Superpower
Posted on 08/29/2011 4:57:57 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Pat Buchanan regularly serves as Morning Joe's lone conservative in the show's self-described 10:1 ratio of lib to conservative guests. But Buchanan this morning demonstrated that he is anything but a Republican partisan.
Sounding more like Barney Frank after a bad night's sleep, Buchanan blasted President George W. Bush, claiming 43 "broke the Republican party and frankly he broke the United States as a superpower." View the video here.
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Buchanan says George W. Bush “broke the United States as a superpower.” Ping to Today show list.
If anything, Bush followed others and did too much of the same things.
After all, our policy of getting involved in wars and staying involved for decades has been going on since Korea.
True enough, Pat.
When a left-of-center ‘moderate’ (stands for nothing) backed up by a leftist Congress spending and degradation happens to a nation.
Truth be told, it was inevitable that the US would be broke as a superpower with its continued insistence to be the world’s policeman and mounting national debt. =.=
Not broke yet Pat, not broke yet.
Maybe Buchanan hates Bush (43) because he perceives to be friendly toward the Jews.
Rick Perry's got a lot to overcome--mainly his resemblance to George Bush.
Pat Buchanan has been “broke” as a political commentator long before George W Bush.
The only two good things in the eight years of Bush were Alito and Roberts. That’s all! His judgments were wrong about Iraq. No Child Left Behind was a failure. This is the trappings of “Compassionate conservatism”. Give me a Rick Perry any day who isn’t afraid to be a conservative and is consistant in his determination to live within our means. Another stupid Bushism is this mercury light bulb we are forced to buy soon. That bill was absolutely foolish. We don’t need conservative talkers who govern as libs. We need another Ronald Reagan who actually believes in limited government. I even like Ron Paul. He has his convictions and he stands by them. I’m sick of politicians who talk one way and govern the opposite way.
Sad but true.
Buchanan, worried that Ron Paul has been getting too much of the “Republican Nut” attention lately.
Sour grapes from a has been wishhewas
Pat is a tired old man who is totally irrelevant. Paying him is poking money down a rat hole.
Say, can't recall seeing any other nation organize and execute anything like that since. Or before.
Pat’s off his meds again!
I guess it's worth it to them to get someone with a name to slander President Bush.
The policy of dumping trillions into setting up Sharia states however, was new.
It wasnt just the war spending itself but the fact that war spending, especially when it becomes unpopular, is always followed by run-ups in other non-war spending (war and welfare) as a political sweetener. Bush certainly confirmed that rule with the blank check.
On talk radio there has been lots of ‘If only Bush just spent on the military but not on.....’ but it’s not realistic politically.
Then add the housing bubble run-up mistaken as a growing economy and Greenspan’s low interest rates to fund it all along with tax cuts and you got a bad situation which Obama runs with. This is how Rome fell and how Jame’s Dale Davidson predicted we would follow.
Interesting comments here - and I guess I “feel strongly both ways”
Bush was moderate to liberal in a lot of ways - leading to failure - which led to Obama. That is an awful legacy. But Pat B. is no classic conservative. He is an isolationist and pro labor in ways that keep him way outside a “Reagan” camp. And he loves attention.
Pat is not a conservative.
Bush is one of many who damaged the US, but perhaps no greater claim to destruction can be made by our very own Barak OTrauma.
“Conservative” - since when ..??
Well gosh Pat.
That’s so helpful of you to say.
Have you been sleeping for the last 3 years? Glad you’re focused on the country’s problems like that. Gee.
Go back to sleep now. Good grief.
True, Bush needed that quid pro quo while he was POTUS, plus there is that political pendulum that swept in Obama and Company to get even WRT spending for the wars, TARP, tax cuts.
I’ve commented several times that after the election of 2004, Republicans were probably their strongest position since WWII, and after the election of 2008, the party was in its weakest position since WWII.
Many seem to agree that W’s second term was a disaster for the Republican party and maybe for the nation. Buchanan has a point on much of what he said.
Broke the US by kicking AQ, Iraq and Afghanistan’s butt?
Or maybe it’s the JOOOOOS fault.
And those two were not W's first choices. Harriet Miers was his first choice for the second opening, and there's good evidence that Alberto Gonzalez was his first choice for the first opening. He was dissuaded from the Miers appointment in public, and maybe from a Gonzalez appointment in private.
The benefit of having Obama as POTUS over a Bush or McCain is that Republicans will actually oppose bankrupting the country under Obama, as opposed to making excuses for it under a Bush/McCain:
"He kept us safe' was the all purpose excuse that didnt seem to catch fire with most voters.
‘Cept Captain Gardasil ain’t a Conservative.
Poster child for everything liberals love to bash conservatives with. Flirts with racism, antisemitism, nazi sympathy. Once he was the lone conservative on CNN crossfire. I thank you for your service . Now go away.
Buchanan is a disgrace...... Thinking is obviously not his forte
W sucked, Pat is correct.
God forbid we ever have a president who keeps strong growth for years at a time, keeps tax burdens low, appoints two strong conservatives to the USSC and builds a stronger miliary.
I sure hope we never have that again. Bush had a couple major faults, but so does any president. He was poor on spending, and terrible on illegal immigration. Even on those he was better than the other party by far.
His biggest fault was a dramatically poor public relations effort after reelection. That is is what killed the republican party. Even when they were doing the right thing, the message was not communicated. Po
Sheesh...get a CLUE!
I agree, but I am also worried about the increasing likelihood of Obama putting more rogue justices on the SCOTUS.
Despite a major terror attack, a major war, and a major natural disaster.
Obama...eat your weak lily-livered heart out.
Buchanan and Paul are vying for regular positions on the George Norry nighttime Coast to Coast radio show.
What are their beliefs regarding the World Tower attacks were an inside job known to George Bush beforehand?
So far he hasnt changed the balance, we are better off on the SCOTUS than we were in 2001 as O Conner was a disaster.
Would you trade to get another Roberts like justice for accepting full Bush type amnesty"? (Would still require a Republican Senate)
Pat Buchanan very nearly put Al Gore in the White House—his vanity campaign in 2000 undoubtedly drew more votes from Bush than from Gore.
I’m sorry .. that doesn’t make him a conservative.
Pat is a fool, obviously, but it’s disappointing so many “Freepers” are agreeing with him and the national media that Bush was a horrible president.
Who did all you haters vote for again? Disgraceful.
Buchanan is an idiot, well past his prime.
Did anyone see the Bush interview re: 9/11 on National Geographic last night? Excellent.
On Judicial appointments alone your “Hate Bush Always” dogma is proven idiotic and ignorant.
No. Not by a long shot! It's hard to decide, but his biggest fault was either (1) SPENDING more of the American working man and woman's hard earned money than any President since Lyndon Johnson or (2) INCREASING the burden of entitlements on the same working man and woman or (3) REFUSING to enforce U.S. immigration laws IN VIOLATION of his oath of office to uphold U.S. law.
"Poor on spending, and terrible on illegal immigration" indeed!
I repeat: He's one of the worst Presidents in U.S. history--and this from one of his--FORMER--most enthusiastic and loyal supporters.
One of the stupidest things he did was alienate US--us who had worked for him, campagned for him, praised him (here on FR and elsewhere), and even nominated him for Mount Rushmore! He had to go WAY out of this way to do that, but he managed to do it.
Just take an honest look at the facts! Bush was a FAILURE!
Fall 2008 before the election McCain went on The View to be seen by female voters I guess, and the subject of the SCOTUS naturally came up. Whoopie Goldberg told McCain that a 'strict construction' of the constitution would re-impose slavery. Mccain's response??? "I respectfully disagree"
My point is that Republicans have never been any good at explaining why liberals justices are so bad for this country. They cant even explain why the above is non-sense, and Bachman didnt help any on that subject when she talked about it. They need to take a course lecture given by justice Scalia on how to explain it. He is the only one I have ever seen that can articulate it well.
As usual you ignore the fact that both Bush and McCain tried to reform but were blocked by Barny Frank in he House and Chris Dood (both Democrats) in the Senate.
But I know, actually having to hold your idols in the Democrat party accountable for THEIR actions is far to hard for you. So much easier to spend all your time shooting your political allies in the back instead.
And then you wonder why you get your political butt kicked on issue after issue?