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The last conservative, Pat Buchanan
The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2011 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner

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. Obama’s 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.,,

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; israel; mullahpat; patbuchanan; pitchforkpat

1 posted on 10/14/2011 9:42:52 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

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.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 9:44:20 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

The only Conservative Pat Buchanan likes is Pat Buchanan.
Go back and sit down Pat, and take your book with you.


3 posted on 10/14/2011 9:46:56 AM PDT by Pompah
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To: re_tail20

Jeff Kuhner says that about Michael Savage and Steve Malzberg too.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 9:50:00 AM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Pompah

I’m no fan of Buchanan but he’s right.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 9:50:14 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: re_tail20

Well, we know Pat is right twice a day.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 9:51:36 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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Buchanan already wrote this book. It was called, “The Death of The West.”


7 posted on 10/14/2011 9:53:31 AM PDT by Politics4US
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To: re_tail20
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?

8 posted on 10/14/2011 9:57:26 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: re_tail20

I’m guessing Jeff won’t be subbing for Savage again.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 9:59:48 AM PDT by logitech
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To: re_tail20
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 glory years that conservatives always should cite for the U.S. was when it was YHVH's superpower

10 posted on 10/14/2011 10:00:36 AM PDT by patlin ("Knowledge is a powerful source that is 2nd to none but God" ConstitutionallySpeaking 2011)
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To: Pompah

I met Pat several years ago.... he is a nice guy.


11 posted on 10/14/2011 10:02:02 AM PDT by brivette
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To: re_tail20

We destroyed the Communists, but at the same time, their errors were planted in us and they are having their final revenge.


12 posted on 10/14/2011 10:03:08 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: samtheman

“Buchanan, like Paul, wants to abandon Israel.


Right and South Korea, Formosa, Europe, Kosovo, and everywhere else. Putting America before others is patriotic. Only a non-interventionist world viewpoint will keep this country from going broke giving lives and treasure for the world. Following the path of England did not leave them an Empire where the Sun is always shining but, rather, one where the lights are going out.


13 posted on 10/14/2011 10:06:51 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: ex-snook

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.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 10:10:29 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: re_tail20

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.


15 posted on 10/14/2011 10:11:43 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: samtheman

“Anyone who doesn’t understand the special case that Israel is, I’m not interested in.”


C’mon Israel can wipe out all its enemies whenever it wants too or make a deal if it wants to. They don’t need us.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 10:23:50 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: re_tail20
>>>>>... Mr. Buchanan is the last true paleo- conservative.

Fixed.

>>>>>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.

17 posted on 10/14/2011 10:25:17 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: samtheman

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.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 10:26:00 AM PDT by qman (If you are prepared you can't be surprised.)
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To: Reagan Man

“Pat has stood for conservatism, most of the time.”


Whatever. Seems like whenever Pat writes something. He becomes the focus of comments instead of what he writes. This time, a book, which is discussing the future of the country. A topic which should be discussed without the anti-Pat tirade about his views on other topics.


19 posted on 10/14/2011 10:38:29 AM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: ex-snook
A topic which should be discussed without the anti-Pat tirade about his views on other topics.

Apparently an impossibility on this site.

20 posted on 10/14/2011 10:45:44 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: re_tail20
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.

Pat Buchanan is the "house conservative" over at CNN where he fits the same role as Alan Colmes when he was Sean Hannity's punching bag over at Fox. But hey, CNN's money is green isn't it, Pat?

21 posted on 10/14/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: re_tail20

A lot of good points there, sometimes he really nails it. This seems to be more muted about criticism of Israel and Jews though. Wonder why?

Aside from Biblical references, Israel offers the most freedom and prosperity of any Middle Eastern country I know of. They deserve credit and support for that.

BTW, anyone know whatever happened with the USS Liberty affair? Did they make some kind of amends?


22 posted on 10/14/2011 10:53:20 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Tallguy

Oooops! Not CNN... much worse, MSNBC.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 10:54:38 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: re_tail20
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.

Go Pat Go!

24 posted on 10/14/2011 10:56:53 AM PDT by Penner
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To: ex-snook
The article reflects Pat's new book and covers his opinions. I see no “anti-Pat tirade” by the author or myself. Pat taking a more libertarian view on foreign policy is just a fact. His ongoing relationship with msnbc seems out of place for a staunch old school conservative. Lending credence to this leftist outfit does nothing but feed the beast.
25 posted on 10/14/2011 10:59:23 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man
I believe he's one of the many who had short-lived MSNBC shows. I think they probably owe him money and want to get something out of it.
26 posted on 10/14/2011 11:12:04 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: re_tail20
BTW - Kuhner is a complete fraud. On his unlamented radio show, he was a total neocon who ranted that anyone opposed to any war was an anti-semite. It was all an act. But, this rave review sounds fishy. What's in it for Kuhner?

This reminds me of Michelle Malkin writing a rave review for Hannity’s 2nd book. Then, lo & behold, she was guest hosting his TV show the next week!

27 posted on 10/14/2011 11:32:22 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Days .... Weeks ..... Months .....)
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To: Pompah
The only Conservative Pat Buchanan likes is Pat Buchanan.

That's because the "conservatives" he "hates" are liberals in disguise. A liberal is someone who believe in individual liberty as the greatest good. Such a belief is rampant among "conservatives" in America, but it has nothing to do with real conservatism. Such people have brought this country to where it is today. Real conservatives would never have allowed things to go the way they have. Our current troubles could have been prevented if a real conservative had been elected back in the 1960s. But the GOP wouldn't back a real conservative in 1964, and they won't back one now. Why? Because deep down they are liberals.

Palin, Romney, Cain, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Bachmann: which would use federal force to close down the abortion industry on Day One? Which would eliminate federal taxation? Which would round up, intern, and deport every illegal alien? Which would regulate industry to serve the national interest? Which would break up concentrations of capital and make laws to favor small business and small farms? Which would militarize the borders? Which would bring the troops home from Europe, Japan, Korea, and elsewhere? Which would build a military force so frightening that no one would dare cross this country? Which would make the eliniation of Medicaid, Medicare, and all other forms of Geezer Welfare his top priority? Which would end federal welfare in all its forms? Which would ignore court orders regarding the so-called constitutional separation between church and state? Which one would zero the budgets of the EPA, FDA, OSHA, EEOC, FBI, DoE, HUD, HHS, NASA, and other federal bureaucracies? Which would round up and imprison genuine subversives? Which would push through laws to make English the sole and official language of government? Which would support state efforts to restore the sodomy laws, adultery laws, divorce laws, and pornography laws? Which would dismantle the nightmarish "civil rights" tyranny that has existed since 1964?

NONE OF THEM, that's who. Because THEY ARE NOT CONSERVATIVES.

Buchanan is the only real conservative left. That's why the fake conservatives hate him. One need not agree with Buchanan on every issue, but hatred of him is a guarantee that one is a liberal "conservative" who buys GOP-brand, Limbagh-pleasin', no-fault divorcing, free-trading, Serb-killing, football-watching, meth-cooking, sweatshop-loving, drywall-contractor Chamber of Commerce "conservatism" by the gallon jug.

Buchanan is right about almost everything. He's right about what's coming, too, God help my children who will be forced to pay the tab we "conservatives" have run up in our futile quest to please bloodthirsty Lady Liberty.

28 posted on 10/14/2011 12:08:23 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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To: re_tail20

A lot of Buchanon’s take on Israel had to do with giving Israel foreign aid to the tune of 6-7 billion annually. He was against it.

I would bet that the aid will likely go away sometime in the next decade when Israel becomes first energy independent and then a major exporter of oil & gas because of massive recent offshore oilfield discoveries.

Israel will have the same winning combination of high tech and energy that Texas has. At that point giving foreign aid to Israel won’t make much sense.


29 posted on 10/14/2011 12:41:40 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Shalmaneser

LOL. Go back to Stormfront.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 1:43:07 PM PDT by JadeEmperor
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To: JadeEmperor

I can’t “go back to Stormfront”, as I am not and have never been a member of Stormfront. Your comment makes no sense.


31 posted on 10/23/2011 1:58:31 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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