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  • Flashback: Trump officially joins Reform Party (October 25, 1999)

    04/19/2011 4:17:15 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 46 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.
  • Enter the Donald, Take Two: How will Trump 2012 explain Trump 2000?

    04/15/2011 9:02:09 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | 15 April 2011 | David Weigel
    Enter the Donald, Take Two How will the Trump 2012 presidential campaign explain the Trump 2000 presidential campaign? ...[T]he Republican Party's nomination looked ungettable, sure to be captured by George W. Bush. So Trump left the party... ...The goal of health care reform, wrote Trump, should be a system that looks a lot like Canada....
  • Jesse Ventura: Palin will 'do what she's told'(groomed to be the nominee and then to be control)

    04/01/2011 7:23:42 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    cnn ^ | Friday April 01, 2011 | CNN's Rebecca Stewart
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says Sarah Palin will be the GOP nominee for president in 2012, and she'll "be controlled by the status quo." Appearing on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monday at 9 p.m. EST, the one-term Reform Party governor said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is being groomed for the role, though he doesn't care who the presidential nominees are for either party.
  • No Wonder Matthews Likes Buchanan: Dem to Pat - "You Sound Like a Democrat"

    04/03/2006 5:21:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 661+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein April 3, 2006 As has been documented here before, NBC and MSNBC like to delude viewers into believing they are presenting balanced panels by pairing a partisan Democrat with Pat Buchanan. The Today show recently went so far as to mislabel Buchanan, who left the GOP to run in 2000 as the candidate of the Reform Party against George W, a "Republican strategist." See report with revealing screen shot here. Any pretense that Buchanan is anything but a Bush administration critic more in synch with the Democrats than the GOP was stripped away on this evening's Hardball,...
  • Today Show's Baloney Balance: Bills Buchanan as 'Republican'

    03/24/2006 5:03:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies · 878+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 24, 2006 Have a look at the legend beneath the photo below of Pat Buchanan. 'Republican' strategist? Really? Buchanan quit the Republican party in 1999 to run for president as the candidate of the Reform Party. Go to Buchanan's official web site, The American Cause. The creed advanced there is Pat's particular brew of protectionism and conservatism, with nary a reference to the Republican party. So why, might you ask, would NBC engage in such false packaging? The answer is obvious: to gull viewers into thinking that it is presenting a fair balance of opinions. This...
  • Trump Stands By Past Support For Universal Health Care

    07/18/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/18/2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is standing by his past support for universal health care. “I want people taken care of in the country, okay? You can call it anything you want, but I want — including people that don’t have anything,” The Donald told radio host John Fredericks in an interview Wednesday. “We gotta do that.” Trump said in 1999 — when he was flirting with a presidential rub on the Reform Party ticket — that the U.S. should make health care an entitlement and that coverage should be universal. “I would put forward a comprehensive health care program...
  • Trump’s Fake 2000 Campaign: Gun Bans, Single-Payer Health Care, And Taxes

    06/17/2015 2:44:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 30 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 16 JUN 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Donald Trump also wrote about his “pro-choice instincts.” Real-estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump briefly flirted with the idea of running for president in 2000 as a member of the Reform Party. Trump, who launched his presidential campaign for the Republican nomination Tuesday, published an outline of his positions in a book titled, The America We Deserve.((snip)) On guns: “The Republicans walk the NRA line and refuse even limited restrictions. I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”
  • Don't Take Your Guns to Town, Paul

    10/13/2015 10:43:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    The honor of it all aside, Rep. Paul Ryan would do well to decline the speakership of the House. For it is a poisoned chalice that is being offered to him. The Republican Party is not, as some commentators wail, in "chaos" today. It is in rebellion, in revolt, as it was in the early 1960s when Barry Goldwater's true believers rejected Eisenhower Republicanism and Nelson Rockefeller to nominate the Arizona Senator for president. A similar and bristling hostility to today's establishment has arisen, in the GOP Congress, the country, and the presidential race. The acrimony attendant to this militants...
  • A Syrian No-Fly Zone Means War - Pat Buchanan

    10/06/2015 4:48:18 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 27 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin’s intervention has...
  • War Party Targets Putin and Assad

    10/06/2015 7:31:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Having established a base on the Syrian coast, Vladimir Putin last week began air strikes on ISIS and other rebel forces seeking to overthrow Bashar Assad. A longtime ally of Syria, Russia wants to preserve its toehold on the Mediterranean, help Assad repel the threat, and keep the Islamic terrorists out of Damascus. Russia is also fearful that the fall of Assad would free up the Chechen terrorists in Syria to return to Russia. In intervening to save Assad, Putin is doing exactly what we are doing to save our imperiled allies in Baghdad and Kabul. Yet Putin's intervention has...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan, Next President of the United States

    09/21/2006 9:37:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 126 replies · 2,639+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | September 21, 2008 | Paul Streitz
    Patrick J. Buchanan, Next President of the United States By Paul Streitz Sep 21, 2006, 10;55 Patrick J. Buchanan will be the next President of the United States. Mr. Buchanan is the most qualified man for the position. Mr. Buchanan is the most deserving of the position. Mr. Buchanan is the man whose views most closely align with the vast majority of the American voters. He will win an overwhelming, landslide victory in 2008. Every opinion poll, every discussion in the street and every newspaper’s letters-to-the-editors column shows that Americans want the borders secured and the illegal immigrants removed from...
  • Dis-integrating America

    08/28/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/15 | Pat Buchanan
    he Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. “What sent me over the top was the church shooting,” said Flanagan. To be sure, racism does not fully explain why Flanagan, fired from that same WDBJ7 station, committed this act...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Cruz is one guy that does have potential'

    08/06/2015 11:57:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/6/15 9:46 AM | PAUL BEDARD
    Pat Buchanan, a past presidential candidate and co-host of the celebrated "Crossfire" TV debate show, believes that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has the most potential to break out in Thursday's GOP Cleveland clash and is urging Jeb Bush to challenge Donald Trump. "I think Cruz is one guy that does have potential," said Buchanan on CNBC.But in one of CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood's folksy "Speakeasy" dinners, Buchanan ruled out another run. HARWOOD: Now, we got 17 Republican candidates so far. Jim Gilmore just got in. Now, if he's getting in the race, Pat Buchanan can't be far behind.BUCHANAN: The...
  • Buchanan Charges Neocons With 'Warmongering'

    03/11/2003 12:20:47 PM PST · by CoolGuyVic · 88 replies · 717+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 03/11/03 | Drudge - Pat Buchanan
    Buchanan Charges Neocons With 'Warmongering' Tue Mar 11 2003 11:53:48 ET In this week's AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE, editor Pat Buchanan issues a controversial, 5000-word indictment of the 'War Party' of Bennett, Kristol, Podhoretz and Richard Perle. MORE The magazine will hit newsstands and bookstores tomorrow. With quotes and citations, Buchanan alleges: 'War Party' ideas and plans for an attack on Iraq had been 'in preparation far in advance of 9/11, and when President Bush was looking for a new front,' the neocons 'put their precooked meal in front of him. And Bush dug into it.' Richard Perle wrote a paper urging...
  • Pat Buchanan stands up for Obama against that mean Netanyahu

    08/15/2015 10:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/15/15 | Robert Spencer
    Pat Buchanan has for years been such a virulent opponent of Israel that he has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism, and this column condemning Benjamin Netanyahu for supposedly interfering in America’s internal affairs by opposing the Iran deal is not going to erase that impression. The paleocon Right hates Israel with such abiding passion that it is increasingly self-contradictory: for a small government advocate like Buchanan defending Barack Obama and tacitly supporting a deal that threatens not just Israel, but the U.S. as well, manifests a moral myopia of catastrophic immensity. But it’s no surprise. I’ve noted before how the...
  • Outsiders: Trump, Bernie, Ted Cruz and the Peasants with Pitchforks

    08/14/2015 12:14:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's Achenblog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Joel Achenbach
    I was there for the “peasants with pitchforks” speech. Pat Buchanan was holding forth in a crowded room at the Sheraton Hotel in Nashua, N.H., a couple of days before the 1996 GOP primary. The Republican Establishment’s favorite for the nomination was Bob Dole, but Dole, for all his solid credentials and admirable history as a war hero and congressional leader, was never someone to incite a political fever, never one to tap the more visceral emotions of the rowdy electorate. So here came Buchanan, the TV pundit and unapologetic nativist, and in the icy environs of the New Hampshire...
  • Buchanan: ‘Significant’ Number of GOPers Could ‘Walk’ On Trump, Could Be ‘Goldwater Situation’

    08/10/2015 5:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist and former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan said that “a significant slice of the Republican Party would take a walk” on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “and you could have a Goldwater situation,” and questioned the general election viability of other candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ben Carson on Monday’s “Sean Hannity Show.” Buchanan was asked whether Trump should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate. He answered that while this is “a political decision” for Trump, it would be “hard” for the Republicans to win if he runs third-party. Buchanan added, “I think it would be the...
  • U.S.-Trained Anti-ISIS Commander Kidnapped in Syria

    07/30/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/30/2015 | By ANNE BARNARD and KARAM SHOUMALI
    BAGHDAD — The commander of a group of Syrian fighters trained by the United States has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, his group said in a statement Thursday. The commander, Nadeem Hassan, and seven of his fighters were taken by the Nusra Front, a rival of the Islamic State in Syria, as they were returning from a meeting in Turkey. A contingent of 54 fighters from Mr. Hassan’s group, known as Division 30, are the only ones who have graduated from a Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State in Syria. One the...
  • Iran Agreement Boosts Peace, Defeats Neocons (Barf)

    07/20/2015 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ron Paul
    Last week's successfully concluded Iran agreement is one of the two most important achievements of an otherwise pretty dismal Obama presidency. Along with the ongoing process of normalizing relations with Cuba, this move shows that diplomacy can produce peaceful, positive changes. It also shows that sometimes taking a principled position means facing down overwhelming opposition from all sides and not backing down. The president should be commended for both of these achievements. The agreement has reduced the chance of a U.S. attack on Iran, which is a great development. But the interventionists will not give up so easily. Already they...
  • Ron Paul: “Zionism Has Played A Role In Our Post-9/11 March Toward Empire”

    07/21/2015 4:30:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski and Megan Apper
    “The U.S. Empire received a big boost from the 9/11 attack.” Former Rep. Ron Paul, the father of presidential candidate Rand Paul and past two-time candidate for the Republican nomination himself, writes in his new book that he believes “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire.” Paul’s book, Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity, was released last Friday. “Zionism has played a role in our post-9/11 march toward empire, and its influence has encouraged extreme interference in the Middle East,” Paul writes in a chapter entitled “Making America...
  • Pat Buchanan: Is capitalism diabolic?

    07/19/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 32 replies
    tbo.com ^ | 7-19-15 | Pat Buchanan
    On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s head. For John Paul II had seen up close what communism did — to his country, his church and his people in 45 years of Bolshevik rule. On his arrival in the Nicaragua of Daniel Ortega in 1983, Pope John Paul castigated a priest-collaborator who dared to serve that...
  • WaPo’s Milbank: Trump a ‘Rotten Pig,’ ‘Fraud,’ ‘Sarah Palin Phenomenon’

    07/12/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12,2015 | PAM KEY
    On Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a “rotten pig,” a “fraud,” and a “Sarah Palin phenomenon.” “I love writing about him. Yeah, the man is a rotten pig but good for our business, and yes, it is a guilty pleasure,” Milbank said. He added, “This is a perfectly legitimate story for media to be covering. It’s justified by the polls and what is this man doing but holding up a mirror to our political system? He knows how to work the media. He knows how to work the Republican...
  • Donald Trump retweeting praise from Pat Buchanan article

    "@Brainbow_Bite: @realDonaldTrump I AGREE WITH PAT BUCHANAN THAT YOU SIR ARE A MAN OF ACTION!" Thank you!
  • Ralph Nader: Trump for President? Giving GOP nightmares

    06/21/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ralph Nader
    Donald Trump, the bombastic builder of Trump towers and Trump gambling casinos, is moving from his reality TV show to the theater of presidential elections. If he survives the first three months of mass media drubbing him and his notorious affliction of ‘leaving no impulsive opinion behind,’ he’s going to be trouble for the other fifteen or so Republican presidential candidates. Already the commentators have derided his massive egotitis – he said “I” 195 times in his announcement speech, not counting the 28 times he said “my” or “mine” or the 22 mentions of “me.” But Trump revels in self-promotion...
  • Donald Trump: The anti-politician

    06/20/2015 1:10:02 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 36 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/18/2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    At the declaration by Donald Trump that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Republican Party, media elites of left and right reacted with amusement, anger and disgust. Though he has been a hugely successful builder-businessman, far more successful than, say, Carly Fiorina, who has been received respectfully, our resident elites resolutely refuse to take Trump seriously. They should. Not because he will be nominated, but because the Trump constituency will represent a vote of no confidence in the Beltway ruling class of politicians and press. Votes for Trump will be votes to repudiate that class, whole...
  • Ralph Nader: Why run for president if you don't have a chance?

    05/15/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/15/2015 | Ralph Nader
    The 2016 presidential election is attracting an unusually large number of hopefuls. The Republicans will probably field more than a dozen candidates and the Democrats, as many as five. Presently, very few of these supposed contenders have a real chance of becoming president. Republicans Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz are long shots. On the Democratic side, that term applies to everyone but Hillary Rodham Clinton.. ~snip~ If you tell them in private, "You do not have a chance to be president," they will point to underdogs who won, such as Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan, or front-runners who...
  • Sobran: My Obsession with Jews [for all who mistakenly think he is a valuable contributor]

    10/30/2003 8:04:40 AM PST · by Chancellor Palpatine · 254 replies · 4,697+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | maybe 10/30/03 | Joe Sobran
    <p>Now and then I get letters and e-mail messages asking why I am so "obsessed" with Jews and Israel. The question amuses me. It would be one thing if I often wrote about Mali, or Honduras, or Borneo, or any other nation or country most people remember only as a name from geography class.</p>
  • Rand Paul Is Running for the Republican Nomination, So Now the Party Is Ready to Attack Him

    04/07/2015 6:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/07/2015 | Eliana Johnson
    Welcome to the big leagues. That’s the message several top GOP operatives say Rand Paul will get from the Republican establishment, and from the media, when he announces his candidacy for the presidency on Tuesday. These onlookers believe that Paul, who has been a media darling and a ubiquitous presence on the airwaves since his election in 2010, has gotten a pass from the press. In their eyes, he’s been allowed to skate past one controversy after another in part because he’s been a vocal critic of the Republican party. “The media treats him better than they treat other Republicans,”...
  • Pat Buchanan Asks: Does Iran Really Want a Bomb?

    03/10/2015 11:16:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/10/2015 | Pat Buchanan
    America, we have a problem. In the blood-soaked chaotic Middle East, with few exceptions like the Kurds, our friends either can't or won't fight. The Free Syrian Army folded. The U.S.-armed Hazm force in Syria has just collapsed after being routed by the al-Nusra Front. The Iraqi army we trained and equipped fled Mosul and ran all the way to Baghdad. The Turks could annihilate ISIS in Syria, but they won't fight. Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arabs have sent zero troops to fight ISIS. A handful of air strikes is it. Now consider what our old enemies have done...

    04/02/2015 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 55 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 02 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Dear Pat: Although I did enjoy your book Death of the West, for 15 years since I've watched you plunge deeper-and-deeper-and-deeper into your hermetically-sealed isolationist world... so deep, you'll contort into a pretzel -and say just about anything- to defend it. Here's some news for you: 1- It's not our job to decipher whether Iran 'means it' or not when they threaten to destroy Israel... same as it's not our duty (nor problem) to have to try and guess whether the Russians' various plutonium-encrusted threats are actually 'serious'. It's IRAN's and RUSSIA's responsibility to grow-up, drop the trash-talk... or simply learn to shut...
  • Pat Buchanan sounds off on Iran nuclear negotiations

    04/01/2015 11:35:26 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/1/2015 | Fox News
    Hope the link works Video at link.
  • Vladimir Putin says there was nothing wrong with Soviet Union’s pact with Adolf Hitler’sNazi Germany

    11/06/2014 7:05:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:16PM GMT 06 Nov 2014 | Tom Parfitt
    Vladimir Putin has said there was nothing bad about the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the non-aggression treaty which led to the carve-up of Poland at the outset of the Second World War, suggesting Britain and France were to blame for Adolf Hitler's march into Europe. […] Mr. Putin said that Western historians today try to “hush up” the 1938 Munich Agreement, in which France and Britain—led by Neville Chamberlain, the prime minister—appeased Adolf Hitler by acquiescing to his occupation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. […] Mr. Putin appeared to think Moscow’s own agreement with Hitler—the 1939 Nazi-Soviet or Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact—was fine, however. “Serious research...
  • Report: Israel treating al-Qaeda fighters wounded in Syria civil war

    03/14/2015 6:48:31 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/13/2015 | JPost.com
    Nusra Front is the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah in Syria. Israel has opened its borders with Syria in order to provide medical treatment to Nusra Front and al-Qaida fighters wounded in the ongoing civil war, according to The Wall Street Journal. The prominent American newspaper reported that Nusra Front, the Sunni Muslim al-Qaida offshoot which is currently fighting the Iranian-backed axis of Bashar Assad and Hezbollah, "hasn't bothered Israel since seizing the border area last summer" along the Golan Heights.
  • Is the European Union Dying?

    03/13/2015 7:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    As the European Coal and Steel Community of Jean Monnet evolved into the EU, we were told a "United States of Europe" was at hand, modeled on the USA. And other countries and continents will inevitably follow Europe's example. There will be a North American Union of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and a Latin America Union of the Mercosur trade partnership. In an essay, "The E.U. Experiment Has Failed," Bruce Thornton of Hoover Institution makes the case that the verdict is in, the dream is dead, the EU is unraveling, One Europe is finished. Consider, first, economics. In 2013,...
  • GOP Platform: War Without End

    02/27/2015 6:29:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    If the sadists of ISIS are seeking -- with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians -- to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to charge again. "Nearly three-quarters of Republicans now favor sending ground troops into combat against the Islamic State," says a CBS News poll. The poll was cited in a New York Times story about how the voice of the hawk is ascendant again in the GOP....
  • Buchanan: ‘ISIS Is Not an Existential Threat’ to the US (VIDEO)

    02/21/2015 6:16:57 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/21/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Pat Buchanan said that while the White House’s summit on violent extremism didn’t do anything “ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States of America” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.” “I don’t think the summit did a thing, John. But let me say this, ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States of America. If it’s a threat over there, it’s to the Sunni countries, and they’re going to have to man up and deal with it, and provide the troops without whom there’s going to be no victory” he stated.
  • Putin Paranoia

    02/17/2015 6:22:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17 | Pat Buchanan
    Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold. For nothing good, but much evil, could come of broadening and lengthening this war that has cost the lives of 5,400 Ukrainians. The longer it goes on, the greater the casualties, the more land Ukraine will lose, and the greater the likelihood Kiev will end up an amputated and bankrupt republic, a dependency the size of France on the doorstep of Europe. Had no truce been achieved, 8,000 Ukrainian troops trapped in the Debaltseve pocket could have been forced to surrender...
  • The Noninterventionists Told You So

    06/18/2014 7:15:10 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 59 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 June 2014 | Sheldon Richman
    Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. Yet it still must be said: those who opposed the George W. Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq in March 2003 — not to mention his father’s war on Iraq in 1991 and the sanctions enforced through the administration of Bill Clinton — were right. The noninterventionists predicted a violent unraveling of the country, and that’s what we’re witnessing. They agreed with Amr Moussa, chairman of the Arab League,...
  • Pat Buchanan: Boehner Had No Right to Invite Netanyahu

    02/06/2015 1:14:04 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 101 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    House Speaker John Boehner made a mistake inviting Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before Congress next month -- and the Israeli prime minister erred by accepting, legendary conservative pundit Pat Buchanan says. "I disagree with what John Boehner did and I disagree with what the prime minister did," Buchanan said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show," on Newsmax TV. Netanyahu is set to address Congress on the dangers of Iran's growing nuclear program on March 3 following an invitation by Boehner. But Boehner did not follow normal protocol by coordinating the invite with the Obama administration, which then announced the president...
  • Farrakhan Warns Whites: ‘Unless You Change, Your End Has Come’, Praises Pat Buchanan

    04/17/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 27 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 we’ve 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 don’t know them or yourself, so you’re always at a disadvantage when you sit down with white people to negotiate,”...
  • To Die for Charlie Hebdo?

    01/16/2015 10:06:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it." That maxim of Voltaire was among those most invoked by the marching millions in Sunday's mammoth "Je Suis Charlie" rally in Paris. This week, in the spirit of Voltaire, French authorities arrested and charged Cameroonian comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, and 54 others, with "hate speech." Yes, Monsieur Voltaire, there are limits to free speech in France. Dieudonne's crime? He tweeted, "I am Charlie Coulibaly," the last name of the killer of four innocent Jews in that kosher market. A...
  • Hard to Believe How they Defend the Paris Terrorists on McLaughlin Group

    01/12/2015 3:39:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 12 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    I have been watching this stupid show for decades -somehow have an enduring affection for it- but it does get increasingly harder... Now hearing stalwart anti-immigrant Pat Buchanan stress the point that the French satire magazine Charlie Hedbo 'repeatedly provoked' the Kalishnikov-wielding jihadi's senseless slaughter came as a surprise to me, thus eliminating one of the few policy areas I still found myself agreement. You expect it from Eleanor Clift ('We have laws against hate crimes in this country, you know'), but I thought Pat was going to blame it on the immigration problem: once he's forgiving terrorists attacks like...
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Civil war' in Democratic Party

    01/05/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 5, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos’ funeral. The third was at Liu’s service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul: Apologists for Vladimir Putin

    08/06/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2014 | Kim Zigfeld
    As Vladimir Putin’s tanks begin to roll forth from Russia like Sauron’s legions from Mordor, a pair of American villains is working hard to undermine our resolve against the greatest threat from Europe to American values and power, and indeed to world peace, since Adolf Hitler.Evgeny Feldman, a photographer for the maverick Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, recently visited a book store in Moscow and tweeted [1] a photograph from amongst its shelves. Among volumes on one topical shelf such as The Crimes of the U.S.A. and The Third World War and Forward to Victory, in which authors offered bloodthirsty...
  • To Defeat the Islamic State

    08/26/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser's Germany, it was the "blank cheque" to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. And for the Soviet Empire, it was the invasion of Afghanistan. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to...
  • War Drums Along the Potomac

    09/05/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    By releasing the grisly videos of the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, ISIS has altered the political landscape here and across the Middle East. America is on fire. "This is beyond anything that we've seen," said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, "ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. ... They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess." Sen. Lindsey Graham calls ISIS an "existential threat." Even Rand Paul has caught the war fever: "If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would...
  • A Russophobic Rant From Congress

    12/09/2014 8:25:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Hopefully, Russians realize that our House of Representatives often passes thunderous resolutions to pander to special interests, which have no bearing on the thinking or actions of the U.S. government. Last week, the House passed such a resolution 411-10. As ex-Rep. Ron Paul writes, House Resolution 758 is so "full of war propaganda that it rivals the rhetoric from the chilliest era of the Cold War." H. R. 758 is a Russophobic rant full of falsehoods and steeped in superpower hypocrisy. Among the 43 particulars in the House indictment is this gem: "The Russian Federation invaded the Republic of Georgia...
  • Buchanan: Cruz or Paul Will Be In 'Finals' for GOP Nomination

    11/29/2014 1:13:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 29, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Columnist Pat Buchanan predicted that either Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) or Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) would be in the "finals" for the GOP nomination in 2016 on Friday's "McLaughlin Group.""If you want to get the nomination, you don't worry about independents in a general election, you excite the base, the Tea Party, the conservatives, the activists, the libertarians, and this is exactly what Cruz is doing. And I think it's a correct strategy as a nomination strategy, it's risky in a general election" he stated....
  • War Hero or Deserter?

    06/03/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "We needed to get him out of there, essentially to save his life." So said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, an Army sergeant in Vietnam, of Barack Obama's trade of five hard-core Taliban leaders at Guantanamo for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban prisoner for five years. The trade speaks well of America's 's resolve to leave no soldier behind. And the country surely shared the joy of Bergdahl's family on learning their son was alive and coming home. But this secret swap, as well as the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and captivity, are likely to further polarize our people and...
  • The Coming November Wars

    11/02/2014 3:29:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...