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  • Is Mitt on a Suicide Mission?

    05/17/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 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....
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • 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: Bush Republicanism Is Dead

    05/07/2016 5:49:42 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MAy 7,2016
    Trump won the nomination, he won the argument, and he won the debate. The party is now with Trump — on the issues. For GOP elites, there can be no going back to what the grass roots rejected. What does this suggest for Trump himself? While he ought to keep an open door to those he defeated, the greatest mistake he could make would be to seek the support of the establishment he crushed by compromising on the issues that brought out his crowds and brought him his victories and nomination. Given Trump’s negatives, the Beltway punditocracy is writing him...
  • Rumours of God’s Death greatly exaggerated

    04/27/2016 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/16 | Judi McLeod
    Praying, Monsieurs Buchanan and Prager, is always better for the Christian soul than preaching People who posit that “God is dead” in online ramblings never stop trying to crawl under the skin of everyday Christians. They bewail the times, the climes and the culture. They seem to want us to believe that the only way up is down.
  • Pat Buchanan Points Out The Absurdity of Continued GOPe Attempts To Deny The Voter…

    04/21/2016 5:16:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 21, 2016 | Sundance
    Pat Buchanan was interviewed by Sean Hannity last night and raises some good fundamental points regarding the ridiculous positions espoused by professional punditry and political elites. Lots of plain common sense: [video] 1. Trump is holding rallies of 20,000 – 30,000+ IN A PRIMARY. This is a historic point that most seemingly overlook. No-one ever before has gathered such crowd sizes in “primary races“. Supportive crowds the size of Trump (and yes, Sanders) have only before been witnessed in “general elections”, and only one candidate on the republican side is capable of generating this much enthusiasm. 2. The talking point...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz with Neil Cavuto

    03/25/2014 2:32:25 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | SenTedCruz
    Senator Ted Cruz with Cavuto speaking about the IMF in the Ukraine aid package and Hobby Lobby issue before SCOTUS.
  • 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...
  • Pat Buchanan: Let’s face it, a Trump/Cruz ticket would set the country on fire

    04/08/2016 7:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/08/2016 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, the key bit below starts at 6:30. When he says “set the country on fire,” does he mean people literally setting things on fire in rage over how much they hate a Trump/Cruz ticket? Because I can sort of see that. Trump’s numbers are flaming garbage, as you know, but check out Cruz’s numbers from the same poll:What should we call that? Smoldering garbage? I’m a Cruz backer but I’m also under no illusion about how popular he is and isn’t among the general electorate. (Although the AP data here is from a poll of adults, not...
  • 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...
  • Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

    03/25/2016 9:20:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Hooray For the Blacklist! Revelation "The Man" Was Either Lying Then or They're Lying Now

    03/21/2016 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 50 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 21, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Hooray For the Blacklist! Revelation "The Man" Was Either Lying Then or They're Lying Now Yippee! We're blacklisted! Patriots who've had enough of Washington DC hypocrisy and t'aint gonna take it anymore are now officially "blacklisted" and "targeted" (*note: you are not allowed to use those politically incorrect words, you racist gun clingers; only the chosen ones are allowed). The so-called "conservative" Professional Political Class has united against me and others for supporting our party's frontrunner and refusing to join their ‪#‎NeverTrump‬ campaign that will ultimately elect Hillary Clinton. The self-appointed kingmakers don't even hide the fact their efforts to...
  • 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...
  • REPUBLICAN WIMPS ABSOLVE THE RIOTERS

    03/15/2016 12:59:06 AM PDT · by Mensius · 119 replies
    WND ^ | 03/14/2016 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Friday evening’s Donald Trump rally in Chicago was broken up by a foul-mouthed mob that infiltrated the hall and forced the cancellation of the event to prevent violence and bloodshed. Brownshirt tactics worked. The mob, triumphant, rejoiced. And the reaction of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich? All three Republican rivals blamed – Donald Trump. With his “dangerous style of leadership,” Trump stokes this anger, mewed Rubio, “This is what happens when a leading presidential candidate goes around feeding into a narrative of bitterness and anger and frustration.” Rubio implies that if Trump doesn’t tone down his remarks to...
  • Pat Buchanan: The Sea Island Conspiracy Against Donald Trump

    03/11/2016 4:09:07 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 64 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was black with corporate jets. Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and other members of the super-rich were jetting in to the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to participate in the annual World Forum of the American Enterprise Institute. Among the advertised topics of discussion: “Millennials: How Much Do They Matter and What Do They Want?”That was the cover story. As revealed by the Huffington Post, Sea Island last weekend was host to a secret conclave...
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. 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! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...
  • 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...
  • Pat Buchanan on GOP Supporting Rubio: 'Desperation and Total Panic'

    02/27/2016 4:40:56 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | February 27,2016 | Todd Beamon
    Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan ripped the Republican Party establishment on Saturday, saying that its backing of Marco Rubio over front-runner Donald Trump represented "a point of desperation and total panic." "I'm sure it's delighted with Marco Rubio savaging Donald Trump," Buchanan, who ran for the White House three times, told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News. "But really, Rubio, in the numbers he's gotten, suggest this: He's failed Middle America. "Middle America has asked for 25 years — get control of the borders, stop these trade deals shipping jobs overseas, no more of these wars where Americans come back in body...
  • Chris Matthews Brushes Off Trump's Illegal Hires, Focuses on Opponents

    02/26/2016 12:57:49 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Nicholas Fondacaro
    On a special post-GOP debate edition of Hardball Thursday night Chris Matthews turned up the spin to brush the dirt off of Donald Trump. “I thought the funniest line tonight was when Rubio was doing his upper cuts … He said “you hired illegal immigrants,” people without documentation and trump says “you've never hired anybody.”” (SNIP) “I'm sorry that still is Trump's trump card and it is, that he's built and these other guys are junior debaters who have just come in the Senate. They've done nothing in their lives except learn how to debate on television basically.” Matthews jabbed....
  • Pat Buchanan: Donald Trump's Odds Against Hillary

    02/25/2016 8:31:58 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 25, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The turnout at Trump rallies has been unlike anything seen in presidential primaries; and what's more, the GOP voter turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada set new records for the party. Yet voter turnout for the Clinton-Sanders race has fallen, in every contest, below what it was in the Clinton-Obama race in 2008. ... This is the year of the outsider, and Hillary is the prom queen of Goldman Sachs. She represents continuity. Trump represents change. ... America is crossing into a new era. Trump seems to have caught the wave, while Clinton seems to belong to...
  • Nationalism and Populism Propel Trump

    02/23/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Is Right on Trade

    02/20/2016 9:11:04 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 32 replies
    TownHall.com ^ | 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 CNSNEWS.com documents how Beijing has, over decades, looted and carted...
  • Trump Is Right on Trade

    02/19/2016 6:56:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 150 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 CNSNEWS.com 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
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • Donald Trump Channels Pat Buchanan

    02/18/2016 3:51:44 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 13, 2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders stalked the snows of New Hampshire as the Abominable Snowmen, wreaking havoc on a craven establishment. The political earthquake that rumbled the Granite State left the ruling elites of both parties buried in the rubble. It's an appropriate time to reread the speech Pat Buchanan gave in 1999 when he left his lifelong home in the Republican Party to seek the Reform Party nomination for president. It is prophetic. His speech, titled "The New Patriotism," predicted the mood today. "Our vaunted two-party system is a snare and a delusion, a fraud upon the nation. Our...
  • How Republics Perish

    02/12/2016 10:45:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • The Pat Buchanan Boys: The Trump voters aren't a new phenomenon.

    02/04/2016 8:43:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/04/2016 | Kevin Williamson
    Donald Trump's performance in this year's Iowa caucuses was identical to Pat Buchanan's in 1996: second place, enjoying the support of approximately one in four Republican caucus-goers. Trump's campaign, like Buchanan's, is powered by the resentment and anxiety of the white working class. Trump is this year's celebrity mascot for the Buchanan boys. The Buchanan boys are economically and socially frustrated white men who wish to be economically supported by the federal government without enduring the stigma of welfare dependency. So they construct for themselves a story in which they have been victimized by elites and a political system based...
  • Is a New Era Upon Us?

    02/02/2016 8:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • THE CIVIL WAR OF THE RIGHT

    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.
  • The 18 Trillion Dollar Debt, the Biggest Heist on American Citizens in History

    01/23/2016 4:48:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/21/2016 | Tony Elliot
    At the end of Obama's second term, it is estimated the national debt will be 20 trillion dollars. Most of this money has gone to frivolous spending by the Federal government, as well as been stolen by various government officials, using the excuse that astronomical sums of money are missing. In the computer age, it would be impossible to lose a trillion dollars, unless it was purposely lost to cover the theft of it. In looking at the numbers, we find that most of the 20 trillion debt is accountable in lost funds. Since 9-11, the US has spent 6...
  • Buchanan, Schlafly Pound NR Anti-Trump Tirade

    01/23/2016 10:34:47 PM PST · by GonzoII · 54 replies
    Life Zette ^ | 22 January 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan delivered a one-two punch Friday against the National Review, which has used its latest issue to launch a full-scale effort to take out GOP front-runner Donald Trump. The magazine includes essays from conservative writers who argue that Trump would be a disastrous nominee for president and that he lacks authenticity as a true conservative. Appearing on "The Laura Ingraham Show" on Friday, Schlafly swatted away those complaints. "National Review is not the authentic conservative," said Schlafly, founder of the Eagle Forum. "You know (magazine founder) Bill Buckley was for giving...
  • Greenfield: Trolling is the New Politics

    01/22/2016 5:58:11 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 21 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 Trolling is the New Politics Posted by Daniel Greenfield Your classic troll was an amoral sociopath or played one on the internet. His only cause was his own amusement. He advocated horrible and contradictory causes because it amused him to infuriate people. If he could get an entire group howling for his blood, he won. If an outraged media reported on his antics, he was a prince among trolls. Chaos and absurdity were his only agendas. But eventually the trolls who did it for the "Lulz" gave way to the "Moralfags" sincere trolls who were sincerely...
  • How an Obscure Adviser to Pat Buchanan Predicted the Wild Trump Campaign in 1996"

    01/20/2016 2:17:11 AM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 50 replies
    The Week dot com ^ | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Imagine giving this advice to a Republican presidential candidate: What if you stopped calling yourself a conservative and instead just promised to make America great again? What if you dropped all this leftover 19th-century piety about the free market and promised to fight the elites who were selling out American jobs? What if you just stopped talking about reforming Medicare and Social Security and instead said that the elites were failing to deliver better health care at a reasonable price? What if, instead of vainly talking about restoring the place of religion in society — something that appeals only to...
  • Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    01/19/2016 4:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • What Bernie & The Donald Portend

    01/12/2016 9:59:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 12, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Three weeks out from the Iowa caucuses, and clarity emerges. Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, is in trouble. Polls show her slightly ahead of Socialist Bernie Sanders in Iowa, but narrowly behind in New Hampshire. And the weekend brought new revelations about yet more classified and secret documents sent over her private email server when she was secretary of state. Between now and November, she will be traversing a minefield, with detonations to be decided upon by FBI investigators who may not cherish Clinton, and might like to appear in the history books. Clinton's charge about Donald Trump's alleged...
  • Trump Denies He’d Put 45 Percent Tariff on Imported Goods from China...

    01/10/2016 7:53:21 AM PST · by don-o · 73 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/10/16 | David Rutz
    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump denied that he would impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese goods coming into the United States as president, telling Fox News Sunday "I didn't say I would do it." However, Trump told the New York Times this week he would "do a tax" on imported goods from China to restructure the relationship with the country, who he has constantly railed against on the campaign trail, and that it should be 45 percent: "The only power that we have with China," Mr. Trump said, "is massive trade." "I would tax China on products coming in," Mr....
  • 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.
  • Forbes: GOP Support of Israel Responsible for Christian Persecution in Middle East

    Despite much hand-wringing by Republican leadership, the GOP is actually complicit in the persecution of Christians in the Middle East because of its vocal support for Israel, argues Doug Bandow in a Forbes essay Saturday. Bandow rightly notes that Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world today and are “harassed and harmed in more than 100 countries.” Christians, he writes, “are particularly vulnerable to government abuse, especially in Muslim-majority states.” Yet Bandow takes issue with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% ’s Christmas Eve article denouncing attacks on Christian communities, contending that the GOP, rather than the Obama...
  • Buchanan: An irreconcilable conflict? (Clash of Civilizations)

    12/27/2015 4:35:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    theledger.com ^ | 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...
  • America First -- or World War III

    12/18/2015 7:18:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "If you're in favor of World War III, you have your candidate." So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN's Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria. "Not only would I be prepared to do it, I would do it," blurted Christie: "I would talk to Vladimir Putin ... I'd say to him, 'Listen, Mr. President, there's a no-fly zone in Syria; you fly in, it applies to you.' "Yes, we would shoot down the planes of...
  • Will Elites Blow Up the GOP?

    12/15/2015 3:41:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "Buchanan, if you ever hear of a group getting together to stop X, be sure to put your money on X." So, Richard Nixon told me half a century ago, after he had been badly burned in just such a futile and failed enterprise. It was the Cleveland Governors Conference of 1964. Sen. Barry Goldwater had just defeated Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in the final and decisive winner-take-all primary in California. As the story is told, Stu Spencer, Rocky's man in California, had come to his candidate and said, "Governor, I think it's time to call in the Eastern establishment." To...
  • An Establishment Unhinged [Buchanan Backs Trump]

    12/11/2015 9:42:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    December 11, 2015
    An Establishment Unhinged December 10, 2015 By Patrick J. Buchanan Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions. As all the old hate words — xenophobe, racist, bigot — have lost their electric charge from overuse, and Trump was being called a fascist demagogue and compared to Hitler and Mussolini. The establishment seemed to have become unhinged. Why the hysteria? Comes the reply: Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration tramples all over “American values” and...
  • An Establishment Unhinged

    12/11/2015 10:26:20 AM PST · by pboyington · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | December 11, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions. As all the old hate words – xenophobe, racist, bigot – have lost their electric charge from overuse, Trump was being called a fascist demagogue and compared to Hitler and Mussolini. The establishment seemed to have become unhinged.
  • Pat Buchanan Warns GOP: Support Trump or Hillary Wins

    12/10/2015 2:09:29 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 10,2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran conservative voice Patrick Buchanan issued a stern warning to the Republican Party on Thursday: Throw your weight behind GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump now — or prepare to lose next year’s election to Hillary Clinton. Buchanan, an adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, told Newsmax TV the freak-out over Trump's proposal to temporarily bar all Muslims from entering the U.S. is misguided and will make the billionaire developer turn independent as his supporters flee the GOP. And it will open the door to Clinton, the former secretary of state and Democratic presidential frontrunner, to waltz...
  • Correcting the Record on 41 and Me

    12/01/2015 6:23:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jon Meacham. He is the guy with the book out on Bush 41. I forget the -- something in this book I questioned when it came out. (interruption) Oh, that's right. In this book, 41 dishes on Cheney and Rumsfeld. I mean, creams 'em. Which, to me, doesn't make any sense. I can't tell you all the reasons why, but trust me, it doesn't make any sense. Anyway, Jon Meacham used to run Newsweek. He was on Fox News' Media Buzz on Sunday morning and had this to say talking about his book with Bush 41. MEACHAM:...
  • Are Trump and Putin Right?

    12/01/2015 11:46:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Monday, MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosted a spirited discussion with Donald Trump on whether he was right in asserting that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated as the towers came down on 9/11. About Muslim celebrations in Berlin, however, there appears to be no doubt. In my chapter "Eurabia," in "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America," [2006] is this quote from The New York Times Magazine, exactly 10 years ago. "Parallel to the declarations of 'unconditional solidarity' with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukolln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were...
  • Flashback: Trump officially joins Reform Party (October 25, 1999)

    04/19/2011 4:17:15 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 1999 | CNN Politics
    Real estate developer Donald Trump officially changed his party affiliation on Monday to the Independence Party, New Yorks version of the Reform Party. Trump had his voter registration form hand delivered to the New York County Board of Elections on Monday, officially putting him in the New York branch of the Reform Party, according to his political adviser Roger Stone. Stone told CNN that Trump will soon begin travelling to Miami, Los Angeles and other cities to meet with Reform Party leaders to assess the prospects of winning the partys presidential nomination.