Do you find being an idiot painful?
I think that question would be better directed towards Buchanan. He shot down his political career by being an Adversary Firster. I think he could have made it to the White House, except for his really strange positions about America's enemies - first the Nazis and Imperial Japan, when it really sank his political career, and now the Russians, when his political career is done and his media career is all but over.
When one can't deal with Buchanan's logic, they switch the topic to Buchanan. All the foreign interests then chime in because Buchanan is for America first, last and only.