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The Ten Worst U.S. Purveyors of Antisemitism, #6: Patrick Buchanan
Pajamas Media ^ | 01/07/2014 | P. David Hornik

Posted on 01/07/2014 6:49:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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Here’s Pat Buchanan in 1990, not long before the First Iraq War:

There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East—the Israeli Defense Ministry and its amen corner in the United States.

Here he is in 2004:

[N]eoconservatives…Perle and Wolfowitz and Wurmser and the others, working with Netanyahu, had an agenda for war with Iraq that was going nowhere.

9/11 happens, and they put this agenda before a president, who in my judgment was untutored, as his father was not. Reagan would not have done this. I don’t think his father would have done this.

They captured Rumsfeld, and they captured Cheney, and I think they captured the president….

Also in 2004:

Who would benefit from these endless wars in a region that holds nothing vital to America—save oil? … Who would benefit from a “war of civilizations” with Islam? Who other than these neoconservatives and Ariel Sharon?

In 2008:

Israel and its Fifth Column in this city seek to stampede us into a war with Iran….

And here he is on December 11, 2013:

One wonders if Netanyahu and his amen corner in Congress have considered the backlash worldwide should they succeed in scuttling Geneva and putting this nation on the fast track to another Mideast war Israel and Saudi Arabia may want but America does not.

In psychological terms, this is called obsession. In ideological terms, it’s called antisemitism. It casts Jews as a uniquely powerful, malign, manipulative group.

Sprinkled through Buchanan’s writings one can find derisive references to the non-Israelis and non-Jews who were hawks on Iraq in the 1990s, or on Iraq in the 2000s, or are hawks on Iran today—Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Cheney, George W. Bush, William Bennett, the Wall Street Journal, James Woolsey, John Bolton, Lindsey Graham, and Trent Franks are a few.

In Buchanan’s telling they are all in thrall to Israel, the source of all evil and the only threat to America emanating from the Middle East. No one, not even a president, a defense secretary, can think for himself; anyone who has ever been a hawk on any of those three issues has never had a valid argument but has instead been corralled by the Jewish lust for war.

Nothing has ever made Buchanan think otherwise. Not 9/11; not Iran’s 2011 attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in a Washington restaurant; not its ongoing record of anti-American terror; not its whole parliament joining in “Death to America” chants on November 3, 2013; not its continuing work on ICBMs; not dire warnings on its nuclear progress by groups like the IAEA and the ISIS (in the Jews’ pocket?); not statements by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei like “our people say ‘Death to America,’ and this is like saying ‘I seek God’s refuge from the accursed Satan….’”

Not the fact that the U.S.-led coalition for the First Iraq War included Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Oman, the UAR, Qatar, Pakistan…all members of the “amen corner”? Not the fact that American Jews are mostly left-liberal doves and 70 percent of them opposed the Second Iraq War. Not the fact that Ariel Sharon advised George Bush against that war.

But Pat Buchanan’s type of antisemitism has never been trumped by facts.

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It is not a good sign when someone seems to need moral tutoring about Hitler, the Holocaust, and the Jews, and makes statements that are perilously close to, or actually cross, the boundary of the legitimate.

Back in 1977 Buchanan wrote in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat:

Those of us in childhood during the war years were introduced to Hitler only as a caricature.… Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier’s soldier in the Great War, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. But Hitler’s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path.

Great courage, extraordinary gifts, genius. Although Buchanan also mentions some negative traits, that has the clear ring of admiration—profound admiration—for the Führer; while it is “the statesmen” who evoke Buchanan’s real animosity.

In 1990 Buchanan penned a New York Post column passionately defending war criminal John Demjanjuk (acquitted in Israel on a technicality in 1993, convicted in Germany in 2011). From Hitler-admiration it is not a huge psychological leap to Holocaust denial, and Buchanan engaged in it here, writing derisively about the Treblinka death camp that “diesel engines do not emit enough carbon dioxide to kill anybody” and saying Holocaust survivors had “group fantasies of martyrdom and heroics.”

Then there was Buchanan’s 2008 book Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War, which claimed that Hitler did not want World War II and it was really Britain that brought it about.

From such a mindset it is, again, not a big leap to statements such as this one in 2007:

If you want to know ethnicity and power in the United States Senate, 13 members of the Senate are Jewish folks who are from 2 percent of the population.

Could it be that those thirteen were engaged citizens who made good impressions on the voters of their respective states? Not for Buchanan, who again sees sinister “power” at play. Up with Hitler, down with Jews.PJ-Buchanan-3

In 1991 William F. Buckley wrote: “I find it impossible to defend Pat Buchanan against the charge that what he did and said during the period under examination amounted to anti-Semitism.” Unfortunately, Buchanan’s antisemitism has not been enough to put him beyond the bounds of decency. Unlike cruder characters such as David Duke or Gordon Duff, Buchanan writes well and knows how to use antisemitism to tweak sensibilities and provoke within a veneer of serious analysis.

So Buchanan, despite losing his gig at MSNBC, remains a star of the airwaves and the internet to this day. Though shunned by much of the conservative camp, his “Jews are dragging us into war” rants continue to run on major sites like World Net Daily and Townhall. But make no mistake: Patrick Buchanan is a significant voice of antisemitism.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; iran; israel; kkk; lebanon; msnbc; patbuchanan; patbuchananhatesjews; patrickbuchanan; pitchforkpat; skinheadsonfr; syria

1 posted on 01/07/2014 6:49:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

1) On many of his points you cannot call him a liar.

2) He wrote a book on how we could have avoided WW2. Hard to believe we had that much control.

3) His choice for ‘running mate’ in the Reform Party(2000?). A communist. It tells me that he’s in it for the publicity-shock value.

Still he is a voice that should be heard.


2 posted on 01/07/2014 6:57:46 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Who would benefit from a “war of civilizations” with Islam?

It's not a 'war of civilizations', it's a war WITH civilization.................

3 posted on 01/07/2014 6:59:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a vile man. William F. Buckley actually wrote the definitive work about Buchanan’s anti-Semitism. He compares Buchanan and Joe Sobran, and concludes that Sobran is psychologically obsessed with Jews, and also hates Israel, but is not technically an anti-Semite, but Buchanan is.


4 posted on 01/07/2014 7:00:03 AM PST by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

OK This is wrong...

Buchanan is more of an ‘isolationist’ who thinks the USA should not be poking its head into the business of every country on the planet, including Israel, but that does NOT make him an “anti-semite”

He is not a jew-hater any more than he is a muslim hatrer or anythign else.

He just disagrees that the USA has a policy to interfere in other countries (all of them, not just israel, and he has been consistent in that belief for decades)

I am not saying I AGREE with him, I think the USA has National Interests in helping to protect Israel, that he does not see. I just disagree with that making him an ‘anti-jew’ (which is what anti-semite means)


5 posted on 01/07/2014 7:00:43 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry, but Buchanan opposing the Neocon obsession for perpetual U.S. war in the ME does not make Buchanan an anti-Semite.

I am not familiar with the author, but I suspect his attack on Buchanan has a lot to do with the author’s agreement with Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Cheney, George W. Bush, William Bennett, the Wall Street Journal, James Woolsey, John Bolton, Lindsey Graham, Trent Franks, John McCain, etc., etc. in never-ending involvement in wars in that part of the world.

Instead of the author’s obsession with tarring Buchanan for not wanting to get involved in ME wars, how about the author directing a little attention to the internal rot in our country? Buchanan has been fighting that, particularly the mass importation of bottom feeders to our country by our leftist immigration policy. Which policy is supported by several of the persons that the author names as opposed to Buchanan.


6 posted on 01/07/2014 7:02:06 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Hitler and Himmler photo is too much.

It detracts from the author’s point and undermines his objectivity.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 7:03:46 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Mr. K

Being an isolationist does not make one an anti-Semite, but Buchanan is an anti-Semite.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 7:04:01 AM PST by babble-on
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To: SeekAndFind

He was right with regards to the persecution of Demanjuk. A former Red Army soldier whose only choice was either cooperate with the Nazis, or face death at their hands.

The Germans went after Demanjuk, only because they were so anxious to try to tell the world that it wasn’t only Germans that participated in the Holocaust.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 7:04:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

And there certainly are Jews who hold Israel in even more contempt than Buchanan does.

I do think he does fall too much though for the “International Jew Finance Rules the World” garbage, though.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 7:06:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Buchanan offers a point of view, and while I do not agree with all of them I do agree with most.

Besides, it bothers me when our side employs the same censorship by name calling tactics of the left.

11 posted on 01/07/2014 7:06:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: babble-on
He’s a vile man. William F. Buckley actually wrote the definitive work about Buchanan’s anti-Semitism. He compares Buchanan and Joe Sobran, and concludes that Sobran is psychologically obsessed with Jews, and also hates Israel, but is not technically an anti-Semite, but Buchanan is.

I read Buckley's essay, and as best I can recall it concluded BJP was guilty of nothing more than insensitivity.

Sobran's case, Buckley apparently concluded, was different and Buckley kicked him off the NR staff.

12 posted on 01/07/2014 7:10:13 AM PST by skeeter
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To: dfwgator

I just ignore those who spew vile neo-Nazi crap. Such a person wouldn’t last long on FR for sure.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by darkangel82
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To: skeeter; babble-on
I think this is the book of which you speak:



Here is one of the Editorial Reviews ( via Amazon ):

From Publishers Weekly This volume reprints Buckley's lengthy, genteel, circuitous National Review essay, in which he reached the pained conclusion that his fellow conservative Patrick Buchanan, the reactionary former presidential candidate, is anti-Semitic .

In the same piece, Buckley levels charges of anti-Semitism at his friend and fellow conservative, syndicated columnist Joseph Sobran, and at left-liberal Gore Vidal, who asserted in a Nation article that American Jews have twin loyalties. Further, Buckley exonerates of charges of anti-Semitism the Dartmouth Review, which in a 1988 article compared Dartmouth's Jewish president, James Freedman, to Adolf Hitler, and which once ran a Nazi slogan on its masthead. Also included is Sobran's indignant, defiant rebuttal, as well as letters to the National Review, praising or condemning Buckley's essay, by Norman Podhoretz, Irving Kristol, A. M. Rosenthal, Robert Novak and others. Buckley's rejoinders to the letters and an afterword round out this colloquy.
14 posted on 01/07/2014 7:14:08 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
. . . statements that are perilously close to, or actually cross, the boundary of the legitimate.

The Ten Worst U.S. Free Speech Opponents, #6 ?

I recall when liberals and Rockefeller Republicans called us Goldwater supporters Purveyors of Hate because we dared to disagree with them.

15 posted on 01/07/2014 7:21:28 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess I recollect wrongly - it was a long time ago.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 7:21:34 AM PST by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
Pat told it as he saw it. On the facts he was right but on some of his conclusion he goofed bigtime.

Pat was a fine Republican in the eyes of the establishment until he ran for president. Then suddenly he was an isolationist and an anti Semite.

Pat did nothing compared to a bottle of urine in a New York museum or the constant war against Christianity by the ACLU.

Pat is effective and speaks honestly to many Americans.

17 posted on 01/07/2014 7:25:05 AM PST by duckln
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To: SeekAndFind; babble-on
From a 1991 book review in the NYT:

Mr. Buckley resists the simple conclusion that Mr. Buchanan is an anti-Semite. His own formulation is more carefully hedged, and the care with which it has been formulated is indicated in the fact that he repeats it four times: "I find it impossible to defend Pat Buchanan against the charge that what he did and said during the period under examination amounted to anti-Semitism, whatever it was that drove him to say and do it: most probably, an iconoclastic temperament."

18 posted on 01/07/2014 7:26:09 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
it bothers me when our side employs the same censorship by name calling tactics of the left

Yep. If you criticize Obama, many on the left will call you a racist. If you criticize Israel, many on the right will call you antisemitic.

19 posted on 01/07/2014 7:27:32 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have always found that any criticism of jews, criticism of blacks, etc. no matter how well reasoned and accurate is either anti-semitism or racism.


20 posted on 01/07/2014 7:32:04 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a vile article. It equates Judaism with Israel and thus lack of support for Israel with antisemitism. Both are untrue. While Buchanan has often expressed concerned with what he considers an unbalanced support for the State of Israel that is detrimental to U.S. interests, he has never made any attacks against Judaism. His opposition to support for Israel comes from a desire for an isolationist foreign policy not antisemitism. To equate the two is malicious and beyond the pale.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 7:36:36 AM PST by Petrosius
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To: Mr. K

Well said Mr.K- PB is a long-time, full blown Patriot.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 7:46:09 AM PST by BonRad (The world is full of educated derelicts-Calvin Coolidge)
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To: SeekAndFind

A desire for a return for a more traditional, detached American foreign policy is not anti-semitism. A lot of conservatives still revere George Washington’s advice to keep the world at arm’s length.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 7:48:45 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve never liked Buchanan.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 7:50:08 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind

PJ Media, like its founders Glenn Reynolds, Ed Morrisey, Bill Whittle, et al, has a firmly neoconservative foreign policy perspective.

Along with the neoconservative foreign policy, they have adopted the neocon mode of attack against the old right- accusing its members of being isolationist and antisemitic.

So, how does one state that AIPAC has too much influence on US foreign policy without opening oneself to the charge of antisemitism?


25 posted on 01/07/2014 7:51:21 AM PST by oblomov
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To: SeekAndFind
Buckley was the real deal... I grew up as a child sneaking up and watching his show at night. I got to see him destroy gore vidal live... he was a true PATRIOT... a true MAN and a true AMERICAN. He is who caused me at a very EARLY age, to realize that I was a Conservative for life.
26 posted on 01/07/2014 8:09:14 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: trisham

Or his sister for that fact. Happy New Year friend.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 8:13:53 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Happy New Year! :)


28 posted on 01/07/2014 8:15:56 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

RE: I got to see him destroy gore vidal live...

He once threatened to punch Vidal in a debate ( ON LIVE TV no less ) for calling him a crypto-Nazi.

From ABC News, August 28, 1968:

Vidal: “the only pro or crypto-Nazi here is yourself.”

Buckley: “Now listen, you queer, you stop calling me a crypto-Nazi or I’ll sock you in the goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered.”

I wonder if Buckley would have been suspended for making that statement today...

WATCH IT HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnxoQnf8


29 posted on 01/07/2014 8:17:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: babble-on

I don’t think we discuss race or anti-semitism well in this country. Does Buchanan “hate Jews” or does he just think he is analyzing things correctly and he doesn’t see that he is carried away with it?

The simple fact is that going back 40 years or so, Jewish American influence was huge in support of Israel. Buchanan didn’t like that and called it out.

Since then, as a conservative I have become even more supportive of Israel and oddly enough liberal American Jews have gone so far as to make excuses for the Palestinians and to be pacifists about Israel.

I’m not an isolationist. I think Buchanan is so one track he doesn’t see the value in fighting terrorism. Then again the neos also completely screwed that up.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 9:00:28 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Williams

Well, I recommend reading Buckley’s book, because he really does a good job of distinguishing between “disagreeing with Israeli or neo-con foreign policy” on the one hand and “being an anti-Semite” on the other. He finds examples of people who do the first, but are by no means anti-Semites, and then he does a very very thorough job of cataloguing Pat Buchanan’s writings and speeches and showing that he is one.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 9:04:30 AM PST by babble-on
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Israel does not want a war with Iran, Washington denies Israel everything, neo-cons want peace, it does not snow in the winter. So Buchanan must be wrong.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 9:14:10 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: trisham

His derisive comments against Jews and Israel always made it clear that he had no use for either. This fact shook up a LOT of Christian, Republican base support big time. That support has never been restored. Buchanan never cared, either— he was that invested in denigrating the Jews.

I would bank that conservative as he is on so many issues, and his veiling his Jewish aversions in “isolationism”, that he would flare his anti-semitism and find his netherregion banned on FR, in short order. Just a guess.


33 posted on 01/07/2014 9:15:03 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

The vast majority of “Isolationists” just believe we are fighting the wrong enemy.


34 posted on 01/07/2014 9:16:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw it back then! Best TV of my life!


35 posted on 01/07/2014 9:16:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: RitaOK

That wouldn’t surprise me at all. He seems to be a bitter and mean-spirited man.

“Accusations of antisemitism and Holocaust diminution[edit]
Buchanan has written about the Holocaust and engaged in the defense of some accused of Nazi war crimes.

For example, Buchanan wrote that it was impossible for 850,000 Jews to be killed by diesel exhaust fed into the gas chamber at Treblinka. Such statements have led to accusations that he has helped legitimize Holocaust denial. When George Will challenged him about it on TV, Buchanan failed to reply.

In 1983 he criticized the U.S. Government for expressing regret over its postwar protection of Klaus Barbie. In 1985, Buchanan advocated restoring the citizenship of Arthur Rudolph, an ex-Nazi rocket scientist accused of employing slave labor at a V-2 plant. In 1987, Buchanan lobbied to stop deportation of Karl Linnas, accused of atrocities in Estonia. In 1991 William F. Buckley, Jr. wrote a 40,000-word National Review article discussing anti-Semitism amongst conservative commentators focused largely on Buchanan; the article and many responses to it were collected in the book In Search of Anti-Semitism (1992). He concluded: “I find it impossible to defend Pat Buchanan against the charge that what he did and said during the period under examination amounted to anti-Semitism.”[18][19]

The Anti-Defamation League has called Buchanan an “unrepentant bigot” who “repeatedly demonizes Jews and minorities and openly affiliates with white supremacists.”[20]

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer said about Buchanan that “There’s no doubt he makes subliminal appeals to prejudice.”[21]
Buchanan has adamantly denied that he is antisemitic, and a number of conservatives and his journalistic colleagues, some of them Jewish, including Jack Germond, Al Hunt, and Mark Shields, have defended him against the charge.”

Source: Wikipedia


36 posted on 01/07/2014 9:22:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Williams

American Jews have been thought to be cultural Jews only. JINO’s.

Important to Jews of the ancient faith was bloodline. Common to all races and their progression over the course of centuries, now, is intermarriage, to the point that one might say the Jewish people have been all but wiped out.

Bloodline tenets can’t possibly hold the strict place today that it held in ancient Jewish history of the faith, and they vote for and seem to support their own annihilation, disbursement and defeat as a nation. Go figure.

They were/are the “people of God”, and then the Jewish Jesus as God the Son, built His Church, grafted in the Gentiles and there is thereafter no more real discussion of Israel or the Jews trumping the Church in it’s position with God and His Salvation. Rather, the new Israel is His Church, as the “people of God”. Right?

Wonder if that is behind Buchanan’s consistent throw away lines against Jews and Israel. Head scratcher.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 9:40:45 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I pointed this out at another site a few years ago about him and boy was I jumped on. I pointed out his own website where he has his book online. You can quote chapter and verse and there were still people who did not believe me about him. He thinks Hitler should have been left alone by us!


38 posted on 01/07/2014 10:28:36 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: trisham
> I’ve never liked Buchanan.

Either have I. Of course, it didn't help when he insisted that the west started the war with Hitler (instead of the other way around) by not giving him whatever he wanted (specifically, Poland). I disagree with those who say he is not anti-semitic. Those who try to split hairs between the words Jews and Zionists are just trying to cover their own anti-semitism.

39 posted on 01/07/2014 10:32:56 AM PST by jim_trent
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To: jim_trent

It’s unfortunate, because in some respects, he is conservative. Still, it isn’t enough.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 11:03:54 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: dfwgator
The vast majority of “Isolationists” just believe we are fighting the wrong enemy.

We're broke, been on a war footing more or less for over seventy years and it's not hard to believe that some honorable people feel that a lower international profile is in the best interest of our nation. Such a policy is the philosophy of Washington and Madison, not Hitler. It is a shame that such a vital American principle of long standing is being regularly demeaned as a means to silence an unwelcome, but legitimate, competing point of view.

41 posted on 01/07/2014 11:17:16 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind, Pitchfork Pat ping.


42 posted on 01/07/2014 4:57:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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http://www.fair.org/current/buchanan-bigot.html

...On Jews

Buchanan referred to Capitol Hill as “Israeli-occupied territory.” (St. Louis Post Dispatch, 10/20/90)

During the Gulf crisis: “There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East — the Israeli defense ministry and its ‘amen corner’ in the United States.” (”McLaughlin Group,” 8/26/90)

In a 1977 column, Buchanan said that despite Hitler’s anti-Semitic and genocidal tendencies, he was “an individual of great courage...Hitler’s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path.” (The Guardian, 1/14/92)

Writing of “group fantasies of martyrdom,” Buchanan challenged the historical record that thousands of Jews were gassed to death by diesel exhaust at Treblinka: “Diesel engines do not emit enough carbon monoxide to kill anybody.” (New Republic, 10/22/90) Buchanan’s columns have run in the Liberty Lobby’s Spotlight, the German-American National PAC newsletter and other publications that claim Nazi death camps are a Zionist concoction.

Buchanan called for closing the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, which prosecuted Nazi war criminals, because it was “running down 70-year-old camp guards.” (New York Times, 4/21/87)

Buchanan was vehement in pushing President Reagan — despite protests — to visit Germany’s Bitburg cemetery, where Nazi SS troops were buried. At a White House meeting, Buchanan reportedly reminded Jewish leaders that they were “Americans first” — and repeatedly scrawled the phrase “Succumbing to the pressure of the Jews” in his notebook. Buchanan was credited with crafting Ronald Reagan’s line that the SS troops buried at Bitburg were “victims just as surely as the victims in the concentration camps.” (New York Times, 5/16/85; New Republic, 1/22/96)

After Cardinal O’Connor criticized anti-Semitism during the controversy over construction of a convent near Auschwitz, Buchanan wrote: “If U.S. Jewry takes the clucking appeasement of the Catholic cardinalate as indicative of our submission, it is mistaken. When Cardinal O’Connor of New York seeks to soothe the always irate Elie Wiesel by reassuring him ‘there are many Catholics who are anti-Semitic’...he speaks for himself. Be not afraid, Your Eminence; just step aside, there are bishops and priests ready to assume the role of defender of the faith.” (New Republic, 10/22/90)

The Buchanan ‘96 campaign’s World Wide Web site included an article blaming the death of White House aide Vincent Foster on the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad — and alleging that Foster and Hillary Clinton were Mossad spies. (The campaign removed the article after its existence was reported by a Jewish on-line news service; Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2/21/96.)


43 posted on 01/07/2014 5:02:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SeekAndFind

Buchanan has a corner in the salon of the commentariat, a unique position like each and everyone of them. If he abandoned it, he’d either have to find himself another hobby horse or lose the gig altogether. It’s little more than a game. Giggling all the way to the bank, bank on it!

Oh, and the anti-semitism angle is another profitable corner and gig out there.

By the way, is Pajamas Media Pajama Boy’s tribune?


44 posted on 01/07/2014 5:05:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET; Admin Moderator
Ezola Foster was never a Communist.

Please don't purvey stupid lies any further.

If she follows the site -- and she may -- she might want to consult with her attorney.

45 posted on 01/07/2014 5:06:12 PM PST by x
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To: SharpRightTurn; Mr. K
As someone who defended Pat Buchanan in 2000 and debated for him at Columbia and is not a neoconservative, let me make it clear to you, Pat Buchanan is an antisemite. He sees Jewish conspiracies and blames them for almost everything he hates. Unwilling to deal with the reality of Islamic goals of subjugating America, he fantacizes and lies about Jews and Israel. And he has created a fictional history to defend Hitler and other Nazis.
One can easily oppose American foreign policy, neoconservatives, or Israeli policies without being an antisemite. Pat Buchanan never cared not to be.
46 posted on 01/07/2014 10:23:14 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: DIRTYSECRET

You are confusing Ezola Foster with Lenora Fulani. Do all Black women look and sound alike to you?


47 posted on 01/07/2014 10:26:26 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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