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  • Why Neo-Isolationism Is Soaring

    12/20/2013 7:08:07 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 20, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Neo-isolationism is the direct product of foolish globalism. Compared to people who thought they could run the universe, or at least the globe, I am neo-isolationist and proud of it. Those are not the words of an old America Firster, but the declaration of that icon of the liberal establishment Walter Lippmann in 1967, a year before he endorsed Richard Nixon. In 1968, it was Nixon urging we stay the course in Vietnam, as Sens. Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy were clamoring for retreat and swift withdrawal. In 1972, it was Democratic nominee George McGovern who would run on...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Are The Senkakus Worth A War? OpEd

    12/13/2013 6:21:12 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | December 13, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Senkaku-Diaoyu-Tiaoyu-Islands By Patrick J Buchanan December 13, 2013 The U.S.-Japan Mutual Security Treaty of 1960 obligates the United States to treat any armed attack against any territories under the administration of Japan as dangerous to [America's] own peace and safety. This would cover such islets as the Senkakus also claimed by Beijing. So this author wrote 15 years ago in A Republic Not an Empire. And so it has come to pass. The United States, because of this 53-year-old treaty, is today in the middle of a quarrel between Japan and China over these very rocks in the East China...
  • Is the Sun Rising in the East?

    12/06/2013 10:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one of America's diverse mega-states, competed separately in the PISA exam, and scored below the U.S. average. In the academic Olympics, the American superpower is a mediocrity. Ranked one through seven in test scores in reading, science and math were Shanghai-China, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau-China, Japan. Also...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is the Superpower Afraid Of Iran? OpEd

    11/26/2013 7:23:47 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 32 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | November 26, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Irans Nuclear Triumph roared the headline of the Wall Street Journal editorial. William Kristol is again quoting Churchill on Munich. Since the news broke Saturday night that Iran had agreed to a six-month freeze on its nuclear program, we are back in the Sudetenland again. Why? For not only was this modest deal agreed to by the United States, but also by our NATO allies Germany, Britain and France. Russia and China are fine with it. Irans rivals, Turkey and Egypt, are calling it a good deal. Saudi Arabia says it could be a first step toward a comprehensive solution...
  • Nixon and Kennedy: The Myths and Reality

    11/19/2013 9:12:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Had there been no Dallas, there would been no Camelot. There would have been no John F. Kennedy as brilliant statesman cut off in his prime, had it not been for those riveting days from Dealey Plaza to Arlington and the lighting of the Eternal Flame. Along with the unsleeping labors of an idolatrous press and the propagandists who control America's popular culture, those four days created and sustained the Kennedy Myth. But, over 50 years, the effect has begun to wear off. The New York Times reports that in the ranking of presidents, Kennedy has fallen further and faster...
  • A Deal With Iran -- or War With Iran?

    11/12/2013 5:38:25 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 14 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    If Bibi Netanyahu succeeds in closing down Obama's diplomatic path to Iran, only the road to war remains open. Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France's foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The "cheese-eating surrender monkeys " of 2003 who opposed the Iraq war suddenly became again the heroes of Verdun and the Marne. "Vive La France" blared the Wall Street...
  • Remarkable video from WWII Taken from the German side

    11/10/2013 8:10:19 AM PST · by virgil283 · 49 replies
    "... two videos taken from the German side during WWII. The imagery, having been colorized, is remarkable."....(This author seems to have revisionist tendencies, so this is posted for the videos only.) about 2 min. each.
  • The We Cant Win Wimps Caucus

    10/18/2013 10:17:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/18/2013 09:54 AM | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Editor's Choice The ‘We Can’t Win’ Wimps Caucus By: Patrick J. Buchanan10/18/2013 09:54 AMRESIZE: AAA Print “We told you you would lose!” wail the Beltway bundlers of the Republican establishment.“We told you you would lose!” moan neoconservative columnists from their privileged perches on the op-ed pages of the Beltway press.“Look at what Ted Cruz and this Tea Party people did to us,” wails the GOP establishment. “Look what has happened to our brand.” And 2014 was looking wonderful.What a basket of wimps.While the political and communications strategy of the fight to defund Obama seems not to have been thought through,...
  • IS RED STATE AMERICA SECEDING?

    10/10/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 10-10/13 | Pat Buchanan
    In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Transnistria then broke free of Moldova, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia fought free of Georgia. Yugoslavia dissolved far more violently into the nations of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. The Slovaks seceded from Czechoslovakia. Yet a Europe that plunged straight...
  • Russia: Kremlin's 'Hate TV' Compares West to Nazis

    10/05/2013 2:33:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 October 2013
    Russian state TV presenters are using ever more extreme language to vilify government opponents - even comparing Western nations to the Nazis. To mark the anniversary of the 1938 Munich Agreement, that handed the Czech Sudetenland to Hitler, Rossiya 1's current affairs flagship News of the Week likened the West's handling of Syria to the actions of Nazi Germany. "How did the Germans get the Sudetenland?" asked anchor Dmitry Kiselev. "Under the pretext of defending human rights," he answered, accusing the US, Britain and France of using talk of Syrians' rights to "encourage terrorist intervention". A Rossiya 1 news bulletin...
  • The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

    10/04/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals," the plan is to maximize the people's pain -- to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party. What else explains it? Consider this: Asked Wednesday if there were any danger of America defaulting on her debt, President Obama rushed to assure a reporter that, yes, indeed, there certainly is such a peril. Why would a president act in so perverse a manner, were he not...
  • Pat Buchanan: The House should send up bills one at a time without Obamacare - Start with Defense

    09/26/2013 8:10:13 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Greta on Fox tonight | 26 Sept 2013
    Pat was on with Greta. Make Reid NOT fund the military over Obamacare. Then Dept State, Justice, etc. The public will soon understand the RATS are holding up funding Gov't over Obamacare.
  • Is the Sun Peeking Through the War Clouds?

    09/20/2013 8:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck is sometimes credited with the proverb, "God has a special providence for fools, drunks and the United States of America." Observing the unfolding of the Syrian crisis, the Iron Chancellor was an insightful man. In August, we were hours away from missile strikes on Syria and involvement in its civil war with the possibility that Hezbollah, Iran and Russia would be drawn in. Seeking a way out of the box into which he gotten himself with his "Assad Must Go!" and "red line" bluster, President Obama announced he was going to Congress to get its...
  • Lindsey Graham Still Wants to Go to War (Against Iran)

    09/17/2013 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | September 17, 2013 | Patrick Buchanan
    This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition arose to demand Congress veto any war on Syria. Congress got the message and was ready to vote no to war, when President Obama seized upon Vladimir Putins offer to work together to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. The war America did not want did not come. Lindsey Graham is determined that this does not happen again. The next war he and his collaborators are planning, the big one, the war on Iran, will not be blocked the same way. How does Graham propose to do this? He...
  • Just whose war is this? Buchanan decries notion of Americans 'hired-out to do killing for royals'

    09/05/2013 6:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 5, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria. The Saudis and Gulf Arabs, cash-fat on the $110-a-barrel oil they sell U.S. consumers, will pick up the tab for the Tomahawk missiles. Has it come to this U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen as the mercenaries of sheikhs, sultans and emirs, Hessians of the New World Order, hired out to do the big-time killing for Saudi and Sunni royals? Yesterday, too, came a stunning report in the Washington Post. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has joined...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Congress Should Veto Obamas War OpEd

    08/27/2013 5:17:03 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | August 27, 2013 | Patrick J Buchanan
    Congress doesnt have a whole lot of core responsibilities, said Barack Obama last week in an astonishing remark. For in the Constitution, Congress appears as the first branch of government. And among its enumerated powers are the power to tax, coin money, create courts, provide for the common defense, raise and support an army, maintain a navy and declare war. But, then, perhaps Obamas contempt is justified. For consider Congress broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war. Why is Obama...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Whites Are the Only Group That You Can Discriminate Against Legally in America Now'

    08/24/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members' heads spin. During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, "Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (VIDEO-AT-LINK)JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: Are you saying college admissions should be based on diversity? ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK/DAILY BEAST: Yeah, I mean, I think lots of factors go into diversity. I think race can be one of them, and I think the Supreme Court so far agrees with that. MCLAUGHLIN: 67 percent opposed it,...
  • Buchanan: Whites are Only Group You Can Discriminate Against in America

    08/24/2013 11:39:11 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 24, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Denouncing the use of race in college admissions on PBS The McLaughlin Group, former Richard Nixon speechwriter and GOP presidential candidate Pat Buchanan claimed that caucasians were the only group in America who could be legally discriminated against. It should be like the NFL: whoevers the best player plays, and whoever does best academically should be advanced, Buchanan said of diversity in collegiate acceptances. What is wrong with that? I think theres an argument to be said that the greatest affirmative action program that there is in the country is being born white, panelist Michelle Bernard argued. There is a...
  • Dead souls of a cultural revolution: 'Interracial violence is overwhelmingly black-on-white'

    08/22/2013 8:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 22, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Last Friday, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Okla., population 23,000. He died where he fell. Police have three suspects, two black and one white. The former said they were bored and decided to shoot Lane for the fun of it. As Lane was white and the shooter black, racism has surfaced as a motive. Thursday came reports that killing a white man may have been an initiation rite for the black teens in joining some offshoot of the Crips or Bloods. What happened in Oklahoma and the...
  • Obama's moment a deal with Iran!

    08/12/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Journal-Advocate ^ | 7/31/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In his second term, Richard Nixon had Watergate, but also the rescue of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In his second term, Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra, but also a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet missiles in Europe, his "tear-down-this-wall" moment in Berlin and his lead role in ending the Cold War. In his second term, Bill Clinton had Monica, but also came close to a peace treaty between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat. Obama's second-term scandals IRS, Benghazi, wiretapping The Associated Press and Fox are in the low-kiloton range compared to the resignation of Nixon or the...
  • Andrew Sullivan: With Any Luck America Wont Be a Superpower in 20 Years

    07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org. ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Talk about your America-hating media members. On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The...
  • Obama and the Power of No

    07/21/2013 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    In his use of American power and influence abroad, Barack Obama's critics say he has been reluctant, gun-shy and prone to saying one thing and doing another. They're right. They're only wrong in thinking it's a bad thing. Egypt has undergone a military coup that critics complain we either failed to prevent or failed to promote. Syria's civil war is going on with the rebels losing ground and getting little help from Washington. The administration has floated a "zero option" in Afghanistan, which would mean pulling out all U.S. troops by the end of 2014. Obama is getting slammed for...
  • Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

    07/02/2013 6:18:38 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 25 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | July 2, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on the great silent majority to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixons approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won over millions of Democrats. Why? Because sons and brothers of those Democrats were doing much of the fighting in Vietnam. If Nixon was standing by them, they would stand by him. In 1972 Nixon would win 49 states. Ronald Reagan, backed by his Reagan Democrats, would win 44- and...
  • A Reluctant Warrior Tiptoes to War (Buchanan on Obama & Syria)

    06/18/2013 6:40:43 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 15 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | June 18, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Barack Obama has just taken his first baby steps into a war in Syria that may define and destroy his presidency. Thursday, while he was ringing in Gay Pride Month with LGBT revelers, a staffer, Ben Rhodes, informed the White House press that U.S. weapons will be going to the Syrian rebels. For two years Obama has stayed out of this sectarian-civil war that has consumed 90,000 lives. Why is he going in now? The White House claims it now has proof Bashar Assad used sarin gas to kill 100-150 people, thus crossing a red line Obama had set down...
  • Time to Stop Feeding the Tiger?

    06/05/2013 10:26:37 AM PDT · by kimtom · 14 replies
    www.humanevents.com ^ | 6/4/2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    (article photo) As America grew in the 1800s from a republic of a few millions, whose frontier stopped at the Mississippi, into a world power, there were constant collisions with the worlds greatest empire. In 1812, we declared war on Britain, tried to invade Canada and got our Capitol burned. In 1818, Andrew Jackson, on an expedition into Spanish Florida to put down renegade Indians harassing Georgia, hanged two British subjects he had captured, creating a firestorm in Britain. In 1838, we came close to war over Canadas border with Maine; in 1846, over Canadas border with the Oregon Territory....
  • What Should Americans Die For?

    05/17/2013 3:17:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "The American people are weary. They don't want boots on the ground. I don't want boots on the ground. The worst thing the United States could do right now is put boots on the ground in Syria." That was the leading Senate hawk favoring U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war. But by ruling out U.S. ground troops, John McCain was sending, perhaps unintentionally, another message: There is no vital U.S. interest in Syria's civil war worth shedding the blood of American soldiers and Marines. Thus does America's premier hawk support the case made by think-tank scholars Owen Harries and Tom...
  • The Pope and Godless Capitalism (Globalism)

    05/11/2013 4:18:13 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is called slave labor," said Pope Francis. The Holy Father was referring to the $40 a month paid to apparel workers at that eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed on top of them, killing more than 400. "Not paying a just wage ... focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at personal profit. That goes against God!" The pope is describing the dark side of globalism Why is Bangladesh, after China, the second-largest producer of apparel in the world? Why are there 4,000 garment factories in that impoverished country which, a few decades ago,...
  • Buchanan: The Dark Side of Diversity

    04/26/2013 5:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 26, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    I do not know the method of drawing up an indictment against a whole people, said Edmund Burke of the rebellious Americans. The same holds true of Islam, the majority faith of 49 nations from Morocco to Indonesia, a religion that 1.6 billion people profess. Yet, some assertions appear true. Islam is growing in militancy and intolerance, evolving again into a fighting faith, and spreading not only through proselytizing, but violence. How to justify the charge of intolerance? The Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas. The Sufi shrines of Timbuktu were blown up by Ansar Dine. In Saudi Arabia, Iran...
  • Pat Buchanan calls Gang of 8 proposal acts of madness, suicidal folly for GOP

    04/22/2013 11:57:19 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says the Gang of Eight immigration reform bill will, if passed, threaten national security and destroy the Republican Partys ability to compete on a national level. Buchanan, author of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? told radio host Laura Ingraham on Monday that passing a blanket pardon of illegal immigrants would be an act of madness, particularly in the wake of last weeks terrorist attacks in Boston. Its been one week since something like 178 to 180 Americans three of them murdered but 178 injured, maimed and wounded by two individuals...
  • Pat Buchanan: Who Is Winning the Gun War?

    04/11/2013 11:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 12, 2013 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Attacks from abroad -- Pearl Harbor, 9/11 -- have united us. Yet domestic atrocities lately seem only to deepen our divisions. The bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City was seized upon to savage government critics like Rush Limbaugh. After the murder of six innocents, including a 9-year-old girl, and the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others in Tucson, Ariz., by a certifiable lunatic, Sarah Palin was charged with moral complicity. The slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., put the National Rifle Association in the media cross hairs. With the...
  • Grover vs. the Bitter Enders(Grover trying to give Rubio political cover)

    04/09/2013 4:54:56 PM PDT · by yongin · 37 replies
    NRO ^ | April 9,2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    Grover Norquist is known as an anti-tax crusader, but in the coming weeks he will be just as much a pro-immigration crusader, combatting what he calls the bitter enders who oppose comprehensive immigration reform. Norquist says that hes trying to counteract the effect of a handful of radio talk-show hosts who talk loudly. The bitter-enders who are still responding to radio talk-show hosts from eight years ago havent noticed that the world has shifted from underneath them, he says. The people who need cover are the guys who are still voting like they were Pat Buchanan. Advertisement Norquists group, Americans...
  • Buchanan At The Bat: 3 strikes on Iraq, and Pat's out

    03/29/2013 5:51:00 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 50 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | March 29, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Buchanan At The Bat: 3 strikes on Iraq, and Pats out by Daniel Clark If this is the tenth anniversary of the invasion if Iraq, that must be why tiresome defeatists like Pat Buchanan have been filling the editorial pages with completely unjustified I-told-you-sos. For the most part, Buchanans analysis reads like a transcript from one of the panel discussions during his stint at MSNBC, complete with his sarcastic exclamation, Mission accomplished! The thrust of his argument is a flawlessly executed triple-balderdash, which he has perfected through repetition over the years. Of the three goals of the war, none was...
  • Why Are We Still on the DMZ?

    02/15/2013 6:18:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    North Korea has just pulled off an impressive dual feat -- the successful test both of an intercontinental ballistic missile and an atom bomb in the 6-kiloton range. Pyongyang's ruler, 30-year-old Kim Jong Un, said the tests are aimed at the United States. So it would seem. One does not build an ICBM to hit Seoul, 30 miles away. Experts believe North Korea is still far from having the capability to marry a nuclear warhead to a missile that could hit the West Coast. But this seems to be Kim's goal. Why is he obsessed with a nation half...
  • Groundhog Day for Immigration (Rubio's plan is same as Dems)

    01/14/2013 8:33:57 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | Monday January 14, 2013 | Mark Krikorian
    The Wall Street Journal profile on Rubios amnesty plan makes me want to take piano lessons or learn ice sculpture because its Groundhog Day for immigration policy, and its like yesterday never happened. But the specific policies Ned Ryerson.......er...Rubio is selling are just the same old, same old: earned amnesty for illegal aliens plus de facto unlimited immigration, in exchange for promises to some day implement E-Verify and build more fencing. Even worse, what makes me want to throw a toaster into the bath tub is the utter lack of awareness that nothing Rubios saying is even remotely novel....
  • Buchanan: "There Would Be A Revolution" If Government Confiscated Weapons (video)

    01/05/2013 5:07:22 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 166 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    PAT BUCHANAN: There are three million ArmaLite rifles, those Bushmaster types, out there right now. And people are buying them like hotcakes, every gun show the sales are up enormously. Forty-one percent, they were up in December -- for last December, which was a record year. John, what is common though, Eleanor [Clift] is correct, the push is going to come on three things. Grandfather in the assault weapons that are here now, to try to outlaw assault weapons, outlaw magazines that carry more than 11 or 12 bullets, and also background checks at gun shows. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN: With no...
  • Pat Buchanan: Why the War Party Fears Hagel

    12/28/2012 5:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/28/2012 | Pat Buchanan
    In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst. Who is Chuck Hagel? Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work in Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign, was twice elected U.S. senator, and is chairman of the Atlantic Council and co-chair of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. To The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol, however, Hagel is a man "out on the fringes," who has a decade-long record of "hostility to Israel" and is "pro-appeasement-of-Iran." Lest we miss Kristol's...
  • Christmas in an Anti-Christian Age

    12/25/2012 4:59:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For two millennia, the birth of Christ has been seen as the greatest event in world history. The moment Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, God became man, and eternal salvation became possible. This date has been the separation point of mankind's time on earth, with B.C. designating the era before Christ, and A.D., anno domino, in the Year of the Lord, the years after. And how stands Christianity today? "Christianity is in danger off being wiped out in its biblical heartlands," says the British think tank Civitas. In Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria, Christians face persecution...
  • The Winter of Conservative Discontent

    12/11/2012 6:16:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    As the white flag rises above Republican redoubts, offering a surrender on taxes, the mind goes back to what seemed a worse time for conservatives: December 1964. Barry Goldwater had suffered a defeat not seen since Alf Landon. Republicans held less than one-third of the House and Senate and only 17 governorships. The Warren Court was remaking America. In the arts, academic and entertainment communities, and national press corps, conservatives were rarely seen or heard. It was Liberalism's Hour, with America awash in misty memories of Camelot and great expectations of the Great Society to come in 1965. That year,...
  • The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up

    11/02/2012 12:18:14 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 2, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    November 2, 2012 The Smoking Gun of the Benghazi Cover-up By Pat Buchanan 11/2/2012 On June 6 of this year, a bomb planted at the U.S. compound in Benghazi ripped a 12-foot-wide hole in the outer wall. On June 11, the British ambassador's motorcade was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, wounding a medic and doctor. The next day, the ambassador was gone and the British Benghazi post was closed. At the same time, the Red Cross, after a second attack, shut down and fled the city. "When that occurred," says Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, who headed the military...
  • 'Everyone Lied to Me': Hitler's Rant in Bunker

    10/26/2012 12:12:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Oct 2012 | Steven Swinford
    Hitler told senior Nazis that "everyone has lied to me, everyone has deceived me" just eight days before he killed himself in his bunker, according to newly disclosed documents.Guy Liddell, the former deputy director general MI5, includes in his diaries a Joint Intelligence Committee paper detailing Hitler's final days. During a conference on April 22nd, 1945, Hitler gave a speech to his assembled generals and Heinrich Himmler, his minister of the interior. The report states: "Hitler came in at 8.30 a completely broken man. Only a few army officers were with him. Himmler urged Hitler to leave Berlin. "Suddenly, Hitler...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Barack Obama Is a Drug Dealer of Welfare'

    09/18/2012 10:18:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement on Fox News's On the Record Tuesday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle. Speaking with host Greta Van Susteren about how Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's remarks concerning the 47 percent of the nation that don't pay federal income taxes were spot on, Buchanan called Barack Obama a "Fabian Socialist" and "a drug dealer of welfare." (VIDEO AT LINK) PAT BUCHANAN: Look at Europe. Look at France. Look at Spain. Look at Greece. Look at Italy. The public sectors have gotten so huge that these places are...
  • Pat Buchanan: "Barack Obama Is A Drug Dealer Of Welfare" (video)

    09/18/2012 8:10:14 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 18, 2012 | Ian Schwartz
    "Barack Obama, in my judgment, is a Fabian socialist," conservative commentator and author Patrick J. Buchanan said on tonight's broadcast of "On the Record" on the FOX News Channel. "You saw the redistribution, and by that I mean he's not Bernie Sanders who is out in the open and honest about it, but he's a Fabian socialist who wants to move through gradualism and reform step by step until a majority of Americans are dependent upon government. When that happens the party of government wins every election." "One in every five people are on food stamps," Buchanan said. "This is...
  • Pat Buchanan explains why Democrats abandon civility more than Republicans

    08/17/2012 6:37:34 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    During Sean Hannitys radio show Thursday, he and commentator Pat Buchanan discussed the hostility they have both experienced from liberals during past Democratic National Conventions. And Buchanan concluded that some activists on the left are so vicious about politics because politics is all they have in their lives. Accusations about a lack of civility are nothing new, and they are often flung back and forth between the left and the right. But Buchanan, the author of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025? sees a distinct difference between how the two sides handle it. ...more (w/audio)...
  • Salad Days of the Public Sector Are Over

    07/13/2012 6:30:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    San Bernardino, Calif., has now followed Stockton into bankruptcy. Harrisburg and Scranton, Pa., and Jefferson County, Ala., home to Birmingham, are already there to welcome them. Detroit has been taken into receivership by Michigan. A plan under discussion is to level a fourth of the city and reconvert it into the pasture and farmland it used to be a century ago. On the Web, one may find a pictorial tale of two cities: Hiroshima, a smoking flattened ruin in 1945, now a beautiful gleaming metropolis. And Detroit, forge and furnace of democracy in 1945, today resembling Dresden after Bomber Command...
  • John Roberts Makes His Career Move

    07/03/2012 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    For John Roberts, it is Palm Sunday. Out of relief and gratitude for his having saved Obamacare, he is being compared to John Marshall and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Liberal commentators are burbling that his act of statesmanship has shown us the way to the sunny uplands of a new consensus. If only Republicans will follow Roberts' bold and brave example, and agree to new revenues, the dark days of partisan acrimony and tea party intransigence could be behind us. Yet imagine if Justice Stephen Breyer had crossed over from the liberal bench to join Antonin Scalia, Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas...
  • The unraveling myth of Watergate

    05/25/2012 4:01:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    Human Events ^ | 5-25-12 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    It was, they said, the crime of the century. An attempted coup d'etat by Richard Nixon, stopped by two intrepid young reporters from The Washington Post and their dashing and heroic editor. The 1976 movie, "All the President's Men," retold the story with Robert Redford as Bob Woodward, Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein and Jason Robards in his Oscar-winning role as Ben Bradlee. What did Bradlee really think of Watergate? In a taped interview in 1990, revealed now in "Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee," Bradlee himself dynamites the myth: "Watergate ... (has) achieved a place in...
  • As the Boomers Head for the Barn

    05/15/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    When the April figures on unemployment were released May 4, they were more than disappointing. They were deeply disturbing. While the unemployment rate had fallen from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent, 342,000 workers had stopped looking for work. They had just dropped out of the labor market. Only 63.6 percent of the U.S. working age population is now in the labor force, the lowest level since December 1981. During the Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years, participation in the labor force rose steadily to a record 67 percent. The plunge since has been almost uninterrupted. Here is a major cause...
  • Pat Buchanan: Obama Put His Presidency At Risk With Embrace Of Gay Marriage

    05/14/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediate ^ | May 14, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Former MSNBC contributor and conservative author Pat Buchanan appeared on Foxs America Live with Megyn Kelly on Monday where he said that President Barack Obamas recent embrace of gay marriage imperils his presidency. He said that gay marriage rights is the heart of the cultural war and that Republican voters are right now riding to the sound of the guns to get behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a result of Obamas support for same-sex marriage rights. RELATED: Pat Buchanan To Hannity: Liberals Use Terms Like Bigot To Set Up An Inquisition What the President has done is forfeit ...
  • Farrakhan Warns Whites: Unless You Change, Your End Has Come, Praises Pat Buchanan

    04/17/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 17, 2012 at 8:42am | Billy Hallowell
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan continued his college speaking tour on Monday night at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. While his address included many of the racially-charged elements weve heard in other related lectures, the minister added in some new comments about whites, his personal experience with using marijuana and he even showered some praise upon conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. In addressing whites, Farrakhan issued his typically-offensive rhetoric. They know you, but you dont know them or yourself, so youre always at a disadvantage when you sit down with white people to negotiate,...
  • Pat Buchanan: The Dark Side Of Diversity In Toulouse

    03/22/2012 11:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies · 3+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | March 23, 2012 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As an act of pure evil it was difficult to match. After dragging the 8-year-old by her hair across a schoolyard, the killer put a 9 mm pistol to the girls head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed. So he took out a Colt .45 and finished her. She was one of four victims. The others a 30-year-old rabbi and his two boys. As the gunman had targeted a Jewish school and the bullets were identical to those used in the murders of two North African soldiers and one black soldier, suspicion fell on some neo-Nazi racist. And...