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  • A Eulogy for John J. McLaughlin

    08/22/2016 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | August 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Issue one! To understand John McLaughlin, it was helpful to have been a 13-year-old entering an all-boys Jesuit school in the 1950s. For when John yelled "Wronnng" at me from his center chair of "The McLaughlin Group," it hit with the same familiar finality I had heard, many times, from Jesuits at the front of the class at Gonzaga. In that era, John was himself a Jesuit teacher at Fairfield Prep, where the black cape he wore and his authoritarian aspect had earned him from his students the nickname -- Father God. In 1970, Fr. John heard another calling, and,...
  • Trump & the Press—A Death Struggle

    09/19/2016 9:31:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 9/19/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Alerting the press that he would deal with the birther issue at the opening of his new hotel, the Donald, after treating them to an hour of tributes to himself from Medal of Honor recipients, delivered. “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. … President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.” The press went orbital. “Trump Gives Up a Lie But Refuses to Repent” howled the headline over the lead story in The New York Times. Its editorial called Donald Trump a “reckless, cynical bully” spreading political poison in an...
  • Last Chance for the Deplorables

    09/13/2016 7:57:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/12/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Speaking to 1,000 of the over-privileged at an LGBT fundraiser, where the chairs ponied up $250,000 each and Barbra Streisand sang, Hillary Clinton gave New York’s social liberals what they came to hear. “You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” smirked Clinton to cheers and laughter. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.” They are “irredeemable,” but they are “not America.” This was no verbal slip. Clinton had invited the press in to cover the LGBT gala at Cipriani Wall Street where the cheap seats went for $1,200. And...
  • Conquistador Trump

    09/01/2016 5:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 1, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. Yet it was a bold and decisive move, and it paid off in what was the best day of Donald Trump’s campaign. Standing beside Nieto, graciously complimenting him and speaking warmly of Mexico and its people, Trump looked like a president. And the Mexican president treated him like one, even as Trump restated the basic elements of his immigration policy, including the border wall. The gnashing of teeth up at the New York Times testifies to Trump’s triumph: “Mr....
  • It ain't over till it's over (Hillary stays the same but Americans must change)

    08/19/2016 5:09:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies ^ | 8/19/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Trump believes populism and nationalism are the future. And on specific issues, Trump holds something close to a full house...... <><> The country wants secure borders and immigration vetting toughened to keep out terrorists like those seen in San Bernardino. <><> The country wants an end to the trade deficits with China and the endless export of US jobs. <><> On Americanism versus globalism, the country is with Trump. On an America First foreign policy that keeps us out of trillion-dollar, no-win Middle East wars, the country is with Trump. Americans do not want nation-build abroad...just at home. <><> On...
  • Trump's road is still open

    08/04/2016 11:39:00 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 8/4/16 | Pat Buchanan
    At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives. Hence, Republicans have a decision to make. Will they set aside political and personal feuds and come together to win in November, after which they can fight over the future of the party and the country? Or will they split apart, settling scores now, lose it all, and, then, after November, begin a battle to allocate blame for a historic defeat that will leave wounds that will never heal. Republicans have been here before. After the crushing defeat of...
  • Who Got Us Into These Endless Wars?

    08/09/2016 9:27:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 111 replies ^ | August 9, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    "Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. "The consequences of a lasting American retreat from the world would be dire." To make his case against the "Isolationist Temptation," Haass creates a caricature, a cartoon, of America First patriots, then thunders that we cannot become "a giant gated community." Understandably, Haass is upset. For the CFR has lost the country. Why? It colluded in the blunders that have bled and near bankrupted America and that cost this country its unrivaled global preeminence at the end of the...
  • Ted Cruz and the Trump Takeover

    07/22/2016 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | January 22, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time. At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing "extremism." Implication: Goldwater's campaign is saturated with extremists. Purpose: Advertise Rocky's superior morality. Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, "It's a free country, ladies and gentlemen." Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination. Richard Nixon took...
  • Is the Party Over For Bushism?

    07/19/2016 7:04:30 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/18/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees. These former leaders would like it thought that high principle keeps them away from a GOP convention that would nominate Donald Trump. Petulance, however, must surely play a part. Bush Republicans feel unappreciated, and understandably so. For Trump’s nomination represents not only a rejection of their legacy but a repudiation of much of post-Cold War party dogma. America crossed a historic divide and entered a new...
  • How Trumpism hid in plain sight for 15 years

    07/14/2016 5:52:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Week ^ | July 14, 2016 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The rise of Donald Trump baffled many Republicans. His appeal to the part of the Republican Party that GOP leaders treat with kitchen gloves and a face mask — the voters that poke and prod candidates to death with their ever more stringent question: "Is he a conservative? A true conservative?" — seemed inexplicable. And how could a campaign run on the same nationalist themes that animated the unsuccessful Pat Buchanan campaign 20 years ago suddenly have so much force and life? Instead of talking about the interest of job-creators, the presumptive Republican nominee is talking about interest in jobs,...
  • Will the West Survive the Century?

    07/05/2016 2:51:30 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 25 replies
    World Net Daily | 7/5/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Nativism … xenophobia or worse” is behind the triumph of Brexit and the support for Donald Trump, railed President Barack Obama in Ottawa. Obama believes that resistance to transformational change in the character and identity of countries of the West, from immigration, can only be the product of sick minds or sick hearts. According to the New York Times, he will spend the last months of his presidency battling “the nativism and nationalism” of Trump and “Britain’s Brexiteers.” Read more at
  • Pat Buchanan: GOP Elites Not Attending Convention Because Trump’s ‘Insurrection’

    07/04/2016 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3,2016 | by TONY LEE
    When host Michael Smerconish mentioned on his Saturday CNN program that the party’s last two Presidents—George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush—and presidential nominees—Mitt Romney and John McCain—will not be attending this year’s convention in Cleveland, Buchanan said the reason the elites and the “leadership of the party and the old leadership of the party is not showing up is because Donald Trump, the nominee, is conducting an insurrection against those individuals and against the policy they produced, on trade, immigration and foreign policy.” “If Donald Trump wins this election, he is going to take the country in a new...

    07/02/2016 11:56:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Buchanan: Trump Picking Gingrich or Christie as VP Against Clinton-Warren Would Say to Voters ‘Let’s Get It On’ Saturday on CNN’s “Smerconish,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan offered his thoughts on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s potential vice-presidential picks and the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland in two weeks. Host Michael Smerconish noted the past two GOP presidents and the past GOP presidential nominees won’t be attending the convention, to which Buchanan explained that Trump’s campaign was an insurrection and that the insurrection was the political establishment of the Republican Party, which included former Presidents George H.W. Bush and...
  • After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory

    06/28/2016 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, with their unique history, language and culture, want to write their own laws and rule themselves. The English wish to remain who they are, and they do not want their country to become, in Theodore Roosevelt's phrase, "a polyglot boarding house" for the world. From patriots of all nations, congratulations are in order. It will all begin to unravel now,...
  • Has Trump Found the Formula?

    06/24/2016 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 24, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall. Indeed, after the speech ended Clinton was suddenly defending the Clinton Foundation against the charge that it is a front for a racket for her family's enrichment. The specific charges in Trump's indictment of Clinton: She is mendacious, corrupt, incompetent and a hypocrite. "Hillary Clinton ... is a world-class liar," said Trump. She faked a story about being under fire at a Bosnia airport, the kind of claim for which TV anchors get fired. She has lied repeatedly...
  • The Donald & The La Raza Judge

    06/07/2016 5:30:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The Donald & The La Raza Judge Pat Buchanan Jun 07, 2016 Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives....
  • Who's the conservative heretic, Mr. Speaker?

    05/26/2016 8:10:26 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/25/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In his coquettish refusal to accept the Donald, Paul Ryan says he cannot betray the conservative “principles” of the party of Abraham Lincoln, high among which is a devotion to free trade. But when did free trade become dogma in the party of Lincoln? As early as 1832, young Abe declared, “My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … and a high protective tariff. These are my sentiments and political principles.” Campaigning in 1844, Lincoln declared, “Give us a protective tariff, and we will have the greatest nation...
  • Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

    05/17/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies ^ | Pat Buchanan
    Among others sounded out for the mission are ex-Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Mark Cuban of the Dallas Mavericks. All have begged off. Apparently, Romney, the Republican Party's 2012 nominee, personally sounded out both Sasse and Gov. John Kasich, who will be hosting the Cleveland Convention where the coronation of the Donald is to be held. How Kasich could expect to beat Trump in November, when he lost every state primary to Trump, save his own, is unexplained. And, indeed, Romney's recruitment of Kasich raises a question....
  • Who promoted Private Ryan?

    05/09/2016 4:31:10 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 9, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump. In millennial teen-talk, Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now.” “[T]he bulk of the burden of unifying the party” falls on Trump, added Ryan. Trump must unify “all wings of the Republican Party, and the conservative movement.” Trump must run a campaign that we can “be proud to support and proud to be a part of.” Then,...
  • Pat Buchanan: Only an Act of God Can Stop Trump Now

    04/30/2016 6:43:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 29,2016 | By Bill Hoffmann |
    The only obstacle that can prevent Donald Trump from clinching the Republican presidential nomination is an act of "divine intervention," veteran political commentator and two-time presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan tells Newsmax TV. "Trump is indeed the presumptive nominee as of now and if he wins Indiana, I don't see how he is stopped absent divine intervention," Buchanan said Friday to J.D. Hayworth on "Newsmax Prime." he only obstacle that can prevent Donald Trump from clinching the Republican presidential nomination is an act of "divine intervention," veteran political commentator and two-time presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan tells Newsmax TV. "Trump...

    04/28/2016 4:29:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 4-28-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out. America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back. Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday. Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be – “America first.” Right down...
  • Dishonoring Jackson for Affirmative Action Absurdity

    04/25/2016 8:37:22 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/16 | Pat Buchanan
    In Samuel Eliot Morison’s “The Oxford History of the American People,” there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman. “An illiterate field hand, (Tubman) not only escaped herself but returned repeatedly and guided more than 300 slaves to freedom.” Morison, however, devotes most of five chapters to the greatest soldier-statesman in American history, save Washington, that pivotal figure between the Founding Fathers and the Civil War – Andrew Jackson. Slashed by a British officer in the Revolution, and a POW at 14, the orphaned Jackson went west, rose to head up the Tennessee militia, crushed an Indian uprising at Horseshoe...
  • Pat Buchanan: Future of Republican Party Belongs to the Trump Supporters (VIDEO)

    04/21/2016 7:10:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Pat Buchanan went on Hannity to discuss the state of the Republican primary race. After New York and with the elections next week, Donald Trump has the only path to win the nomination. Cruz and Kasich are both just playing spoilers at this point. Buchanan argued the future of the Republican Party belongs to the Trump supporters. “ Pat Buchanan: The Republican Party in the Reagan era was America’s Party… Sean Hannity: I believe that if the party does not unite behind the winner. And I mean all the 17 who began, and the rest of the party and the...
  • Pat Buchanan: Even If Trump Wins, The West Is Doomed

    04/20/2016 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2016
    Buchanan told TheDC, “we don’t have any perfect candidates,” but the other options besides Trump are more frightening. “Neocons offer nothing more than more wars,” he said, before adding that their support for free trade is “almost a religious belief.” In 2001, Buchanan released the book “The Death of the West.” He followed this book up with “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” in 2011. When asked if a Trump victory in the United States, and the success of groups such as the National Front in France could offset this demise, Buchanan was not hopeful. “Do I...
  • GOP risks suicide by stealing election from Trump

    04/20/2016 7:21:36 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 125 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/19/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes. He is poised to sweep three of the five largest states in the nation – New York, Pennsylvania and California. If he does, and the nomination is taken from him, the Republican Party will be seen by the American people as a glorified Chinese tong. Last week, Ted Cruz swept 34 delegates at the Colorado party convention. Attendees were not allowed to vote on whom they wanted as the party’s nominee. This weekend, Cruz shut...
  • Will Trump be swindled in Cleveland, too?

    04/11/2016 5:18:55 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 4/11/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    In the race for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump would seem to be in the catbird seat. He has won the most states, the most delegates and the most votes – by nearly 2 million. He has brought out the largest crowds and is poised for huge wins in the largest states of the East, New York and Pennsylvania. Yet, there is a growing probability that the backroom boys will steal the nomination from him at a brokered convention in Cleveland. Over the weekend, Colorado awarded all 34 delegates to Ted Cruz. The fix had been in since August, when...
  • GOP Elites' Delusional Plan for Cleveland

    04/11/2016 8:18:27 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/10/15 | Pat Buchanan
    After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win. Yet, as that huge, roaring reception he received in his first post-Wisconsin appearance in Bethpage, New York, testifies, the Donald remains not only the front-runner, but the most exciting figure in the race. Moreover, after the New York, New England, mid-Atlantic and California primaries, Trump should be within striking distance of the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination. He will then have to persuade uncommitted...
  • Pat Buchanan Joins Trump – Cruz Convention Unity Movement (Brilliant - Retain Rule 40 Movement!)

    04/05/2016 7:36:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 182 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 5 Apr 16 | George Raisley
    While we disagree with Mr. Buchanan on which candidate is the best standard bearer for the conservative movement there is one thing we do agree on – passionately. No matter who gets the Republican nomination, the establishment must lose. In a recent column “Lock Out The Establishment In Cleveland!” Pat Buchanan echoed the conclusions of our four-part series on what conservatives should do if Trump wins the nomination: As Buchanan explained, to accomplish that goal, “All Trump and Cruz need do is instruct their delegates to vote to retain Rule 40 from the 2012 convention. Rule 40 declares that no...
  • What Trump has wrought

    04/04/2016 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Mariner · 70 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | April 4th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As Wisconsinites head for the polls, our Beltway elites are almost giddy. For they foresee a Badger State bashing for Donald Trump, breaking his momentum toward the Republican nomination. Should The Donald fall short of the delegates needed to win on the first ballot, 1,237, there is growing certitude that he will be stopped. First by Ted Cruz; then, perhaps, by someone acceptable to the establishment, which always likes to have two of its own in the race. But this city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two...
  • In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

    03/26/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 161 replies ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 26, 2016 Mr. Trump’s views, as he explained them, fit nowhere into the recent history of the Republican Party: He is not in the internationalist camp of President George Bush, nor does he favor President George W. Bush’s call to make it the United States’ mission to spread democracy around the world. He agreed with a suggestion that his ideas might be summed up as “America First.” “Not isolationist, but I am America First,” he said. “I like the expression.” He said...
  • Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

    03/25/2016 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 25, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    We are not at war with Islam," said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, "We're at war with radical Islam." Kasich's point raises a question: Does the Islamic faith in any way sanction or condone what those suicide bombers did? For surely the brothers and their accomplice who ignited the bombs in the airport and set off the explosion on the subway did not do so believing they were blasting themselves to hell for all eternity. One has to assume they hoped to be martyrs to their faith if they slaughtered infidels to terrify and expel such as these from...
  • Pat Buchanan: Trump as Nominee Could Transition GOP to ‘a Different, New, Exciting, Robust Party’

    03/25/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2016 | by JEFF POOR
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan discussed what the eventual nomination of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump could mean to the GOP. Buchanan told fill-in host Tucker Carlson it would open up a lot of new possibilities for the Republican Party, especially if he is able to ultimately win over those who are currently supporting GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz . “I think if you get Trump as the nominee, his potential is going to those states where he did well — Michigan and I think he’s going to do well in Pennsylvania and New...
  • Rule-or-Ruin Republicans

    03/22/2016 7:55:37 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/21/16 | Pat Buchanan
    “Things reveal themselves passing away,” wrote W. B. Yeats. Whatever one may think of Donald Trump, his campaign has done us a service – exposing the underbelly of a decaying establishment whose repudiation by America’s silent majority is long overdue. According to the New York Times, super PACs of Trump’s GOP rivals, including PACs of candidates who have dropped out, are raising and spending millions to destroy the probable nominee. Goals of the anti-Trump conspirators: Manipulate the rules and steal the nomination at Cleveland. Failing that, pull out all the stops and torpedo any Trump-led ticket in the fall. Then...
  • When Trump Beats Hillary

    03/20/2016 6:10:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 60 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 18, 2016, 12:05 AM | By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN •
    Herewith, a second prediction. Republican wailing over his prospective nomination aside, Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton like a drum in November. Indeed, only the fear that Trump can win explains the hysteria in this city. Here is the Washington Post of March 18: “As a moral question it is straightforward. The mission of any responsible Republican should be to block a Trump nomination and election.” The Orwellian headline over that editorial: “To defend our democracy, the GOP must aim for a brokered convention.” Beautiful. Defending democracy requires Republicans to cancel the democratic decision of the largest voter turnout of...
  • Suicide of GOP -- or its rebirth?

    03/17/2016 8:07:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | March 17th, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    WASHINGTON – “If his poll numbers hold, Trump will be there six months from now when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four, and he will likely be in the finals.” My prediction, in July of 2015, looks pretty good right now. Herewith, a second prediction. Republican wailing over his prospective nomination aside, Donald Trump could beat Hillary Clinton like a drum in November. Indeed, only the fear that Trump can win explains the hysteria in this city. Here is the Washington Post of March 18: “As a moral question it is straightforward. The mission of any responsible...

    03/07/2016 6:00:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 159 replies
    WND ^ | 3-7-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! “Hillary is the lesser evil, by a large margin,” says Eliot Cohen of the Bush II State Department. According to Politico’s Michael Crowley, Cohen helped line up neocons to sign the “Dump-Trump” manifesto. snip Our Principles PAC, backed by Nebraska’s billionaire Ricketts family, has poured millions into trashing Trump. American Future Fund is dumping $1.75 million in Florida this week; Club...
  • A new GOP is born - Pat Buchanan: Regardless of nominee, Trump surge marks

    03/01/2016 7:50:03 AM PST · by khelus · 17 replies
    A new GOP is born Pat Buchanan: Regardless of nominee, Trump surge marks 'death rattle' of establishment 02.29.2016 The first four Republican contests – Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada – produced record turnouts. While the prospect of routing Hillary Clinton and recapturing the White House brought out the true believers, it was Donald Trump’s name on the ballot and his calls for economic patriotism, border security and an end to imperial wars that brought out the throngs. The crowds that continue to come out for his appearances and the vast audiences he has attracted to GOP debates testify...
  • Pat Buchanan: A New GOP is Born

    02/29/2016 6:17:14 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 78 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 29, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan: Regardless of nominee, Donald Trump surge marks 'death rattle' of establishment ... We hear wails that the nomination of Trump would mean the end of the conservative movement. But how so? If Trump won and conducted a conservative government, it would validate the movement. If Trump won and turned left, it would inspire an insurgency like Ronald Reagan’s in 1976, when the Ford-Rockefeller-Kissinger administration moved too far toward detente. If Trump ran and lost, the conservative movement would have President Clinton to unite and rally the troops against. One recalls Barry Goldwater’s historic wipeout in 1964. But, in...
  • Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    02/23/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 23, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    As the returns came in from South Carolina Saturday night, showing Donald Trump winning a decisive victory, a note of nervous desperation crept into the commentary. Political analysts pointed out repeatedly that if all of the votes for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson were added up, they far exceeded the Trump vote. Why this sudden interest in arithmetic? If the field can be winnowed, we were told, if Carson and Kasich can be persuaded to follow Bush and get out, if Cruz can be sidelined, if we can get a one-on-one Rubio-Trump race, Trump...
  • Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump’s Rise Is Rejection of a Quarter Century of Bush Republicanism

    02/21/2016 10:41:34 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 18, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Pat Buchanan declared that Trump's rise represents a rejection of 25 years of Bush Republicanism - an ideology which Buchanan says has destroyed America's once-great manufacturing core, flooded the country with low-skilled workers, and drained the treasury with ill-advised foreign adventures in the Middle East. every man unto his city.
  • Trump Is Right on Trade

    02/19/2016 6:56:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 150 replies ^ | February 19, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Republican hawks are aflutter today over China's installation of anti-aircraft missiles on Woody Island in the South China Sea. But do these Republicans, good free-traders all, realize their own indispensable role in converting an indigent China into the mighty and menacing power that seeks to push us out of Asia? Last year, China ran up the largest trade surplus in history, at our expense, $365 billion. We exported $116 billion in goods to China. China exported $482 billion worth of goods to us. Using Census Bureau statistics, Terry Jeffrey of documents how Beijing has, over decades, looted and carted...
  • Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump’s Rise Is Rejection of a Quarter Century of Bush Republicanism

    02/18/2016 9:34:27 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 79 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, Pat Buchanan declared that Trump's rise represents a rejection of 25 years of Bush Republicanism - an ideology which Buchanan says has destroyed America's once-great manufacturing core, flooded the country with low-skilled workers, and drained the treasury with ill-advised foreign adventures in the Middle East. "In the GOP nomination race, the chickens of a quarter century of Bush Republicanism have come home to roost," Buchanan told Breitbart. "Trump's triumphs to date are due to his recognition of, and identification with, the Middle American revolt against Bush family ideology and policy, and what it...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 4:43:08 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies ^ | 6/12/2016
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If you believed America's longest war, in Afghanistan, was coming to an end, be advised: It is not. Departing U.S. commander Gen. John Campbell says there will need to be U.S. boots on the ground "for years to come." Making good on President Obama's commitment to remove all U.S. forces by next January, said Campbell, "would put the whole mission at risk." "Afghanistan has not achieved an enduring level of security and stability that justifies a reduction of our support. ... 2016 could be no better and possibly worse than 2015." Translation: A U.S. withdrawal would risk a Taliban takeover...
  • Marco Rubio, the Remainderman

    02/08/2016 8:47:52 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 20 replies
    WND ^ | 2/8/16 | Pat Buchanan
    Donald Trump won more votes in the Iowa caucuses than any Republican candidate in history. Impressive, except Ted Cruz set the new all-time record. And Marco Rubio exceeded all expectations by taking 23 percent. Cruz won tea party types, evangelicals and the hard right. Trump won the populists and nationalists who want the borders secure, no amnesty and no more trade deals that enable rival powers like China to disembowel American industries. And Rubio? He is what columnist Mark Shields called Jimmy Carter, 35 years ago, “the remainderman of national politics. He gets what’s left over after his opponents have...
  • Is a New Era Upon Us?

    02/02/2016 8:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | February 2, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Whoever wins the nominations, the most successful campaigns of 2016 provide us with a clear picture of where the center of gravity is today in both parties and, hence, where America is going. Bernie Sanders, with his mammoth crowds and mass support among the young, represents, as did George McGovern in 1972, despite his defeat, the future of the Democratic Party. That Hillary Clinton has been tacking left tells you Sanders is winning the argument. Should she avoid indictment in the email scandal, and win the nomination and the election, Clinton would be a placeholder president. Yet, should Sanders win...

    01/29/2016 6:23:27 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 78 replies
    World New Daily ^ | Published: 1 day ago | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent majority, Roger, not you, not Megyn Kelly, not Fox News. Diss me, and I will do fine without Fox. And so the civil-sectarian war on the right widens and deepens.
  • Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    01/19/2016 4:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 19, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, a RINO -- a revolutionary in name only? So they must be muttering around the barracks of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps today. For while American hawks are saying we gave away the store to Tehran, consider what ayatollah agreed to. Last week, he gave his blessing to the return of 10 U.S. sailors who intruded into Iranian waters within hours of capture. He turned loose four Americans convicted of spying. And he gave final approval to a nuclear deal that is a national humiliation. Ordered by the...
  • Is Trump the new Pat Buchanan?

    01/09/2016 8:32:08 AM PST · by GilGil · 60 replies
    Cnn ^ | 1/08/2016 | Pat Buchanan via Cnn
    Michael Smerconish asks Pat Buchanan about his ideas being carried forward by Donald Trump, and what Trump's chances are in the 2016 race.
  • Buchanan: An irreconcilable conflict? (Clash of Civilizations)

    12/27/2015 4:35:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Pat Buchanan
    Did the worst attack on the United States since Pearl Harbor, 9/11, have nothing to do with the Islamic faith? Did Fort Hood and the San Bernardino massacres, the London subway bombings and the killings at Charlie Hebdo, as well as the slaughter at the Bataclan in Paris, have nothing to do with Islam? Does the lengthening list of atrocities by terrorist cells of ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Qaida, al-Shabaab and the Nusra Front have nothing to do with Islam? Is it really illiberal to inquire "into the religious opinions" of those who perpetrate these atrocities? Or is it suicidal not...