Skip to comments.The last conservative, Pat Buchanan
Posted on 10/14/2011 9:42:50 AM PDT by re_tail20
Is America in its twilight years? Patrick J. Buchanan argues it is. Americans, especially conservatives, should heed his warnings. The very future of our republic is at stake. Mr. Buchanan has written the political book of the year - and maybe of our time.
In Suicide of a Superpower (Thomas Dunne Books, 2011), the nationally syndicated columnist and TV commentator delivers a damning indictment of the past two decades. His thesis: America is in decline. Unless it is reversed, the United States - like great republics before it - will be swept into the dustbin of history.
Mr. Buchanan argues that our leaders have embraced the New World Order. Unlimited immigration, free trade, open borders, strident multiculturalism, globalism, a cradle-to-grave welfare state, neo-pagan morality, massive deficit spending and democratic imperialism - together they have triggered the moral, economic and spiritual disintegration of America.
Mr. Buchanan was one of the few conservatives to directly challenge the Great Society Republicanism prevalent throughout the George W. Bush administration. He opposed No Child Left Behind, the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, runaway spending, amnesty for illegal aliens, economic globalization and the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He argues that the GOP establishment had lost its ideological way, abandoning principle in favor of power. Niccolo Machiavelli trumped Ronald Reagan.
The author insists that President Obama has accelerated - and deepened - the failed Bush policies. Mr. Obama is seeking to erect a European-style nanny state. Bailouts have propped up big business and big banks, as Middle America was forced to pay for it. Mr. Obamas trillion-dollar deficits have brought us to the brink of bankruptcy. His economic stimulus failed to create jobs, while it expanded the reach of government - providing more beneficiaries and voters loyal to the Democrats.,,
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After reading this article, I was thinking:
The United States doesn’t need to be a superpower to survive and thrive. The glory years that conservatives always cite for the U.S. was when it wasn’t a superpower.
The only Conservative Pat Buchanan likes is Pat Buchanan.
Go back and sit down Pat, and take your book with you.
Jeff Kuhner says that about Michael Savage and Steve Malzberg too.
I’m no fan of Buchanan but he’s right.
Well, we know Pat is right twice a day.
Buchanan already wrote this book. It was called, “The Death of The West.”
In foreign affairs, Mr. Buchanan has been tarred as an America-hater, one who abandoned the Reaganite vision of U.S. global leadership. This is another lie. Like many conservatives before him - George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Taft - Mr. Buchanan is a continental realist. He champions a foreign policy based solely on protecting vital national interests. He supports maintaining the mightiest military in the world. He seeks to secure our porous southern border. He wants to end entangling alliances, such as NATO. He rightly believes it is time for wealthy Europeans and Asians to protect their own backyards - instead of piggybacking off Uncle Sam. In short, America has become overextended, squandering precious blood and treasure. It must retrench or it will collapse from imperial overstretch.Interesting there is no mention here of Israel.
Buchanan, like Paul, wants to abandon Israel.
Why not just come out and admit it?
I’m guessing Jeff won’t be subbing for Savage again.
The glory years that conservatives
always should cite for the U.S. was when it was YHVH's superpower
I met Pat several years ago.... he is a nice guy.
We destroyed the Communists, but at the same time, their errors were planted in us and they are having their final revenge.
“Buchanan, like Paul, wants to abandon Israel.
Israel is special to America.
I am not Jewish and I say:
Israel is special to America.
Anyone who doesn’t understand the special case that Israel is, I’m not interested in.
Pat’s sister, Bay, who was Treasurer of the United States under President Reagan, is a Mormon... and after leaving Tancredo’s campaign in 2008, became a senior advisor for the Romney campaign.
That’s not going to go over too well on this site.
“Anyone who doesnt understand the special case that Israel is, Im not interested in.”
>>>>>Few have contributed more to modern conservatism than Mr. Buchanan.
Pat has stood for conservatism, most of the time. I still don't understand why he stays at leftist msnbc. Many of us were right about the Bush domestic policy. Brother Buchanan taking the libertarian/liberal position on foreign policy makes him look foolish. Pat's forays into "nativism, anti-Semitism, protectionism and isolationism' continues to damage his arguments and punditry.
Look Pat’s stance on Israel may be in question, but mine is not, the bible say that Israel will become a millstone around the neck of the nations, yet Israel is our best friend and we should do business with them and support them where ever we can with knowledge, defense tech, and moral support, not one cent for any nation until we have a surplus in the treasury, we are not and no longer can be the worlds cop, we are broke, it’s worse than broke, we are on the verge of a government collapse of the treasury, all it would take is a run on the treasury market. The result would be depression or Wiemar republic, and possibly world war 3.
“Pat has stood for conservatism, most of the time.”
Apparently an impossibility on this site.
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