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Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, 2016, Republicans awoke to learn they had won the lottery. Donald Trump had won the presidency by carrying Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three states had gone Democratic in the last six presidential elections.

The GOP had won both houses of Congress. Party control of governorships and state legislatures rivaled the halcyon years of the 1920s.

But not everyone was jubilant. Neocons and Never-Trumpers were appalled, and as morose as they had been since the primaries produced a populist slaughter of what GOP elites had boasted was the finest class of presidential candidates in memory.

And there was this sobering fact: Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote. Her margin would rise to near three million, making this the sixth in seven presidential elections that the GOP lost the popular vote. Trump had cracked the Democrats’ “blue wall,” but a shift of 70,000 votes would have meant a third straight GOP defeat.

Seven months into the Trump presidency, the promise of a new Republican era has receded. It is not because Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have proven to be such formidable adversaries, but because the GOP coalition has gone to battle stations — against itself.

Trump has taken to disparaging Senate Leader Mitch McConnell for failing to pass health care reform, though the decisive vote to kill the bill came from John McCain, who, for his own motives and to media cheers, torpedoed McConnell’s effort and humiliated his party

And as Allan Ryskind writes in The Washington Times, McConnell is responsible for Neil Gorsuch being on the Supreme Court. Had Mitch not kept his troops in line to block a Senate vote on President Obama’s election-year nominee, Judge

Merrick Garland, there would have been no vacancy for Trump to fill with Gorsuch.

McConnell is also indispensable to the Trump-GOP effort to repopulate federal appellate courts with disciples of Antonin Scalia.

What purpose is served by the coach trashing his quarterback — in midseason?

Undeniably, Congress, which the voters empowered to repeal Obamacare, reduce tax rates and rebuild America’s infrastructure, has thus far failed. And if Congress fails to produce on tax reform, the GOP will have some serious explaining to do in 2018.

As for Trump, while public approval of his performance is at record lows for a president in his first year, he has fulfilled some major commitments and has had some major achievements.

He put Gorsuch on the court. He pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord. He persuaded NATO allies to put up more for defense. He approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.

Border security is markedly better. The economic news has been excellent: Record run-ups in the stock market, near full employment, growth approaching the 3 percent he promised. The coal industry has been liberated, and the Trump folks are renegotiating NAFTA.

Yet the divisions over policy and the persona of the president are widening. Trump is disliked and disrespected by many in his own party on Capitol Hill, and much of the Republican media proudly despise him.

And that form of bribery so familiar to D.C. — trashing one’s president at the coaxing of the press, in return for plaudits to one’s “courage” and “independence” — is openly practiced.

More critically, there are disputes over policy that again seem irreconcilable.

Free-trade Republicans remain irredeemably hostile to economic nationalism, though countries like China continue to eat our lunch. In July, the U.S. trade deficit in goods was $65 billion, an annual rate of more than $780 billion.

Interventionists continue to push for confrontation with Russia in the Baltic States and Ukraine, for more U.S. troops in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, for scrapping the nuclear deal with Iran.

On social issues, the GOP seems split, with many willing to soft-peddle opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and wait on a Supreme Court that ignited the culture wars to reverse course with new Trump appointees.

Even Cabinet members and Trump aides have let the media know they sharply dissent from Trump’s stand in the Charlottesville brawl. And the coming clash over statues of Confederate soldiers and statesmen is likely to split Northern and Southern Republicans.

The white working class that provided Trump’s his margins in the Middle West wonders why affirmative action, reverse discrimination at their expense, has not been abolished.

As for Speaker Paul Ryan and others committed to entitlement reform — paring back Social Security and Medicare benefits, while raising the contributions of the well-to-do to ensure the long-term solvency of the programs — they have not been heard from lately.

What seems apparent is that the historic opportunity the party had in January, to forge a coalition of conservatives and populists who might find common ground on immigration, trade, border security, spending, culture and foreign policy, is slipping away.

And the battle for the soul and future of the GOP, thought to have been suspended until 2020, is on once again.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of a new book, “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. You know…. even as I despise Congress creatures, I see where they’re coming from. They are whores, and whores depend on Money and Media.

    Well, who controls Money and Media? Jewish Globalists: Liberal Zionists and Neocons.

    So, even if every Republican Congressman privately agreed with Trumpism 100%, there isn’t much they can do. Trump didn’t make them politicians. Jewish money and media control did. And their positions can easily be taken away by AIPAC power.

    For politicians, their position and privileges come first. Principles are twisted to serve their positions that depend on Jewish Money. So, they must serve Jews.

    If Jewish Power were to vanish today, it’d be like the death of the wicked witch in Wizard of Oz. And then, all the Congress creatures will no longer be so beholden to globalism and might support nationalism.

    It was same under National Socialism. Anyone who wanted to be anyone under that system had to kiss Nazi butt. Politicians, businessmen, artists, and etc. Even those who despised National Socialism went along and said ‘Heil Hitler’.

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  2. Realist says:

    “Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?”

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.

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    “Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?”

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.
     

    Agreed. I will never again vote for a Republican political candidate, or donate money to any GOP campaign. Except for Trump 2020, of course. But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc. Worse is better. Dysfunction will weaken Deep State and neuter the U.S. to keep her from searching for monsters to destroy abroad.
  3. Craken says:

    When the re-election rates are 95% for House incumbents and 85% for Senate incumbents, you end up with a group of people who are not especially sensitive to public opinion. Nor do the Republicans (in contradistinction to the Democrats) demonstrate much party discipline. Instead, they follow the instructions of their globalist paymasters.

    Ideally, a third party will be founded, a Nationalist Party. It would have to be structured to attract either a sufficient number of Democrats or essentially all Republicans. The personal profits Republican leaders have derived from the Leftward ratchet of American politics over the last 84 years become ever more transparent to the conservative citizenry who have voted for these two-faced leaders. And the Sanders-Trump revolt against the Establishment of both parties seems likely to intensify. Might this group not be harnessed for a Nationalist effort? The Sanders revolt was particularly remarkable, given that the Left had just enjoyed 8 years under their ideal President– a man who had transcended his symbolic stature and, in 2010, given them the most important Leftist legislative triumph in more than a generation. And still they revolted. Has the American elite ever been so unpopular with the American people?

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  4. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Realist
    "Can the GOP's Shotgun Marriage be Saved?"

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.

    “Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?”

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.

    Agreed. I will never again vote for a Republican political candidate, or donate money to any GOP campaign. Except for Trump 2020, of course. But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc. Worse is better. Dysfunction will weaken Deep State and neuter the U.S. to keep her from searching for monsters to destroy abroad.

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    • Replies: @Realist
    I agree there is not much that can be done now. But it will be left to intelligent white men of integrity to try to salvage what they can from the carnage .
    , @anonanony
    "But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc."

    Agree with this except for third-world immigrants. Race replacement is forever. Everything else is survivable. We still have fortress America. A country that is invulnerable to military invasion. Enormous wealth and natural resources. A people who is better than its leaders and who will reassert themselves when the time comes.
  5. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    “Except for Trump 2020, of course.”

    Alternatively, please consider withholding consent.

    I appreciate the “process of Trump” rationale, but it was clear to many of us from the get-go that the man neither believed nor understood much of what he espoused. As the months roll by, he succumbs to the Establishment on what really matters to them, yet comes to own the role of fall guy in the impending s**tstorm that has been brewing for decades.

    Sadly, most Americans will believe it.

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  6. Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?

    Let’s take this this marriage analogy a little bit further, OK, Pat? A shotgun marriage usually occurs occurred when the young lady started to show that she had a little one inside but no ring on her finger. In this analogy, I guess the offspring would be the alt-right, in addition to an order of magnitude more Trump supporters (formerly establishment-supporting conservatives who have broken out from the narrative reservation) “I hear more than one heartbeat” – Doc Buchanan. Either way, this couple was forced in the sights of a Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun the delegates in Cleveland, Ohio to make their vows, but was not happy about it.

    The problem here is that the couple was never in love in the first place, and this birthing of the alt-right and Trump supporters was an accident from a one-night stand that happened at the (cash-only, $20/hr.) “America First” motel, somewhere in the environs of Trump Plaza, NYC two years back. Just in the 1st 8 months of this loveless marriage, there have been many spats and more serious fights. Fine China and wine glassesTupperware and empty Yahoo bottles decisions by tribal judges and votes by Senatorial gigolos have been thrown around frequently, many times requiring the Lyin’ Press law to arrive at this couple’s doorstep to set things right per the current Establishment/Deep State feminist viewpoint that the man Guy-who-cares-about-Americans is always wrong.

    We’re finding out the real truth now, and believe me, this happens a lot. It seems that, as this couple heads for the big D, Dallas, Texas Dee-vorce, that the new Mommy Republican party establishment has been literally literally in bed with the family-court Lyin’ Press appointed divorce lawyer Democrat party for years decades now. The devoted Dad President of the United States would honestly be better off taking off with the kids rallying his American patriot supporters, and leaving the Mom and divorce lawyer lover two (red/blue) wings of the establishment party with the double-wide trailer, the 2 pick-ups and the Camaro big houses in the Swamp and the $20,000 in credit card $20,000,000,000,000 in treasury bond debt and starting over.

    No, it can’t be saved.

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  7. Regrettably, that seems to me the best possible end game at this point as well.

    So let the torch of civilization pass back to China. At least her people have recently been inoculated against the judeo-bolshevik virus that is consume the founding stock of Western civilization. They should have a good century or so of imperium before the cycle begins anew.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous

    Regrettably, that seems to me the best possible end game at this point as well.
    So let the torch of civilization pass back to China. At least her people have recently been inoculated against the judeo-bolshevik virus that is consume the founding stock of Western civilization. They should have a good century or so of imperium before the cycle begins anew.
     
    This is my feeling as well. I would throw in Korea and Japan as well.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Ditto.

    In the meantime we can get our act together here in America, but things won't be pretty until we do.

  8. The phrase “free trade Republicans” could just as well be “pro-unicorn Republicans.” Such a thing as free trade does not exist between nations. It’s tied up with ten thousands of regulations on both sides, with new ones being published every hour. To call that “free trade” is about as ridiculous a misnomer as calling Goldman Sachs “capitalist.”

    The Grate Deign

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  9. Realist says:
    @Anonymous

    “Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?”

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.
     

    Agreed. I will never again vote for a Republican political candidate, or donate money to any GOP campaign. Except for Trump 2020, of course. But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc. Worse is better. Dysfunction will weaken Deep State and neuter the U.S. to keep her from searching for monsters to destroy abroad.

    I agree there is not much that can be done now. But it will be left to intelligent white men of integrity to try to salvage what they can from the carnage .

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  10. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Mark P Miller
    Regrettably, that seems to me the best possible end game at this point as well.

    So let the torch of civilization pass back to China. At least her people have recently been inoculated against the judeo-bolshevik virus that is consume the founding stock of Western civilization. They should have a good century or so of imperium before the cycle begins anew.

    Regrettably, that seems to me the best possible end game at this point as well.
    So let the torch of civilization pass back to China. At least her people have recently been inoculated against the judeo-bolshevik virus that is consume the founding stock of Western civilization. They should have a good century or so of imperium before the cycle begins anew.

    This is my feeling as well. I would throw in Korea and Japan as well.

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  11. Record run-ups in the stock market, near full employment, growth approaching the 3 percent he promised.

    See, now this is why I have to keep writing (it’s been only about 3 weeks now) again and again, that Mr. Buchanan is not a finance/economics guy. What in hell good does a run-up in the stock market have to do with helping Americans, or regular Americans, I should say? The money keeps going there because there is no where else for money market funds, pension funds, or anyone else to get a decent return, as the FED has held interest rates down to near ZERO for a decade now, by lending out cheap money. It does not mean any good for us that the “market” is up. It will indeed be a portend of bad times when it comes down, but that’s not to do with something inherent in the quality of the stock market – it’ll just be a signal that the Ponzi scheme has run it’s course.

    As for near full employment, does that count the near 100,000,000 Americans that are of working age but are not working? Sure, some women (many would be better) aren’t working, but the unemployment numbers are complete bullshit and have been for a coupla decades. They don’t count people who have been out of work for more than 6 months, just because that doesn’t work with their measuring scheme, which is to get info. from unemployment offices.

    I like Pat Buchanan a lot and I wish he’d have become president back in 1992, but man, Pat, you need you some Zerohedge alone time – say 1 hour/day for a coupla years.

    I have no argument with the rest of the article.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Thank you for calling this out.

    This venerable author can be spot on yet so (willfully?) naive in the same column.
    It's quality rhetoric, but often constrained by his acceptance of the facts only as they appear in the NYT, etc.

    Nothing he writes is revelatory; he still belongs on those (admittedly more refined) TV panels where he can spar with the hoary Beltway liberals. He has recently been endorsing the "Russian hacking" baloney, and now we get the spun cotton candy that things are improving in a hollowed out economy. (What does he bother to read to inform his opinions? Does he even read his fellow authors on this site?)

    Pat Buchanan should at least bother once in a blue moon to acknowledge the Unz readership by defending his horsefeathers.

    My recent comments along these lines have riled some Buchanan admirers. I think he's a great American who was prescient about some of our biggest problems. But he carries too much water for the Establishment, and should be criticized for that.
  12. @Mark P Miller
    Regrettably, that seems to me the best possible end game at this point as well.

    So let the torch of civilization pass back to China. At least her people have recently been inoculated against the judeo-bolshevik virus that is consume the founding stock of Western civilization. They should have a good century or so of imperium before the cycle begins anew.

    Ditto.

    In the meantime we can get our act together here in America, but things won’t be pretty until we do.

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  13. anonanony says:
    @Anonymous

    “Can the GOP’s Shotgun Marriage be Saved?”

    There is no reason to save it. The Republicans are sycophants of the Deep State as are the Democrats.
     

    Agreed. I will never again vote for a Republican political candidate, or donate money to any GOP campaign. Except for Trump 2020, of course. But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc. Worse is better. Dysfunction will weaken Deep State and neuter the U.S. to keep her from searching for monsters to destroy abroad.

    “But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc.”

    Agree with this except for third-world immigrants. Race replacement is forever. Everything else is survivable. We still have fortress America. A country that is invulnerable to military invasion. Enormous wealth and natural resources. A people who is better than its leaders and who will reassert themselves when the time comes.

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  14. @anonanony
    "But I now believe the best course of action is to allow things to just devolve even more. Wild-ass government spending (especially on entitlements), more social engineering in universities and the military, allow more third-world immigrants in, etc."

    Agree with this except for third-world immigrants. Race replacement is forever. Everything else is survivable. We still have fortress America. A country that is invulnerable to military invasion. Enormous wealth and natural resources. A people who is better than its leaders and who will reassert themselves when the time comes.

    the time has come.

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  15. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Record run-ups in the stock market, near full employment, growth approaching the 3 percent he promised.
     
    See, now this is why I have to keep writing (it's been only about 3 weeks now) again and again, that Mr. Buchanan is not a finance/economics guy. What in hell good does a run-up in the stock market have to do with helping Americans, or regular Americans, I should say? The money keeps going there because there is no where else for money market funds, pension funds, or anyone else to get a decent return, as the FED has held interest rates down to near ZERO for a decade now, by lending out cheap money. It does not mean any good for us that the "market" is up. It will indeed be a portend of bad times when it comes down, but that's not to do with something inherent in the quality of the stock market - it'll just be a signal that the Ponzi scheme has run it's course.

    As for near full employment, does that count the near 100,000,000 Americans that are of working age but are not working? Sure, some women (many would be better) aren't working, but the unemployment numbers are complete bullshit and have been for a coupla decades. They don't count people who have been out of work for more than 6 months, just because that doesn't work with their measuring scheme, which is to get info. from unemployment offices.

    I like Pat Buchanan a lot and I wish he'd have become president back in 1992, but man, Pat, you need you some Zerohedge alone time - say 1 hour/day for a coupla years.

    I have no argument with the rest of the article.

    Thank you for calling this out.

    This venerable author can be spot on yet so (willfully?) naive in the same column.
    It’s quality rhetoric, but often constrained by his acceptance of the facts only as they appear in the NYT, etc.

    Nothing he writes is revelatory; he still belongs on those (admittedly more refined) TV panels where he can spar with the hoary Beltway liberals. He has recently been endorsing the “Russian hacking” baloney, and now we get the spun cotton candy that things are improving in a hollowed out economy. (What does he bother to read to inform his opinions? Does he even read his fellow authors on this site?)

    Pat Buchanan should at least bother once in a blue moon to acknowledge the Unz readership by defending his horsefeathers.

    My recent comments along these lines have riled some Buchanan admirers. I think he’s a great American who was prescient about some of our biggest problems. But he carries too much water for the Establishment, and should be criticized for that.

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  16. And the battle for the soul and future of the GOP, thought to have been suspended until 2020, is on once again.

    Alas, Pat might not be around to see it.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I find it weird when I read someone who is an expert and spot-on on certain subjects - for Mr. Buchanan history and especially political history - is completely clueless on others.

    Speaking of clueless - is Ron Unz clued in to the fact that the comments are appearing in reverse temporal order? Due to this, the text fields (the form) for general comments on the article in question (not replies to others) does not appear at all.

    I'm sure it will be fixed quickly, but I wanted to point this out just in case no one else has yet.
  17. @Si1ver1ock



    And the battle for the soul and future of the GOP, thought to have been suspended until 2020, is on once again.

     

    Alas, Pat might not be around to see it.

    Yeah, I find it weird when I read someone who is an expert and spot-on on certain subjects – for Mr. Buchanan history and especially political history – is completely clueless on others.

    Speaking of clueless – is Ron Unz clued in to the fact that the comments are appearing in reverse temporal order? Due to this, the text fields (the form) for general comments on the article in question (not replies to others) does not appear at all.

    I’m sure it will be fixed quickly, but I wanted to point this out just in case no one else has yet.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Silver - this reply was supposed to be for anonymous, whose post was just EARLIER IN TIME than your one. Sorry anonymous. Since I'm commenting here, in reply again to anonymous, I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites - that's just the ones that have legal agreements of some kiind, so who knows how many total? Of the ones that have commenting, I guess he couldn't read them all if he tried. It'd be really cool if he chimed in - same with Ron Paul.

    BTW, Paul Craig Roberts, a serious libertarian and constitutionalist got all over his commenters a few months back. What would be cool if it were my vicious replies to his EPISODE OF IDIOCY on Global Climate Disruption (TM - Peak Stupidity) were the cause, because it was only a few weeks after that at which he chewed out his commenters and Ron Unz turned off commenting for that "gentleman".

    This ties into what we've both been writing: How can this otherwise very wise man who understands the reasons for, and disaster of, the US Police State, the unnecessary and un-called-for wars around the world caused by our Feral Government, be so damn (let me think of an erudite term...) STUPID to believe this Climate crap? The hell with Paul Craig Roberts. If he doesn't understand a damn thing about science and mathematical modeling, he just shouldn't write about it. I don't read anything from him now, as I couldn't comment if he came up with another Episode Of Idiocy.
  18. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I find it weird when I read someone who is an expert and spot-on on certain subjects - for Mr. Buchanan history and especially political history - is completely clueless on others.

    Speaking of clueless - is Ron Unz clued in to the fact that the comments are appearing in reverse temporal order? Due to this, the text fields (the form) for general comments on the article in question (not replies to others) does not appear at all.

    I'm sure it will be fixed quickly, but I wanted to point this out just in case no one else has yet.

    Silver – this reply was supposed to be for anonymous, whose post was just EARLIER IN TIME than your one. Sorry anonymous. Since I’m commenting here, in reply again to anonymous, I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites – that’s just the ones that have legal agreements of some kiind, so who knows how many total? Of the ones that have commenting, I guess he couldn’t read them all if he tried. It’d be really cool if he chimed in – same with Ron Paul.

    BTW, Paul Craig Roberts, a serious libertarian and constitutionalist got all over his commenters a few months back. What would be cool if it were my vicious replies to his EPISODE OF IDIOCY on Global Climate Disruption (TM – Peak Stupidity) were the cause, because it was only a few weeks after that at which he chewed out his commenters and Ron Unz turned off commenting for that “gentleman”.

    This ties into what we’ve both been writing: How can this otherwise very wise man who understands the reasons for, and disaster of, the US Police State, the unnecessary and un-called-for wars around the world caused by our Feral Government, be so damn (let me think of an erudite term…) STUPID to believe this Climate crap? The hell with Paul Craig Roberts. If he doesn’t understand a damn thing about science and mathematical modeling, he just shouldn’t write about it. I don’t read anything from him now, as I couldn’t comment if he came up with another Episode Of Idiocy.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    ".. I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites .."

    Probably so. But if he's thus excused from participating here -- as both defender of his assertions and a reader of his colleagues, cf., e.g., Giraldi -- that wide publication elsewhere suggests that Mr. Buchanan's is not a voice that needs to be amplified on this alternative website.

    Pat Buchanan is head and shoulders above the likes of "conservatives" Krauthammer, Will, etc. But his (usually incidental and often needless) gulled parroting of the Establishment on the issues you've noted is just as maddening, maybe more so because he can be so accurate about his main points and would seemingly know better with just a little effort.

    Again, thank you for addressing this.

  19. Tiny Duck says:

    GOP voters are dying out. And their daughters are increasingly bearing Children of Color. Republicans have no future

    white Christians the real terrorists in America. Not Muslims. Not BLM. It’s you and your kids.

    Here is how white men can do better

    Use your privilege to create space for others

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    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    Tiny, quit pestering Mr. Buchanan. Now scoot along you little scamp.
  20. Rurik says: • Website

    since the primaries produced a populist slaughter of what GOP elites had boasted was the finest class of presidential candidates in memory.

    LOL!

    the GOP coalition has gone to battle stations — against itself.

    not specifically true of course

    the GOP coalition are a cabal of corrupt, self-serving whores and cum-dumpster$ for Sheldon Adelson’s shekels

    they aren’t at battle with themselves, but with the American conservative (white) Republican base.

    the GOP will have some serious explaining to do in 2018.

    we need a primary bloodbath

    we American voters must vote out the entrenched GOP frauds and enemies of the republic

    He put Gorsuch on the court. He pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord. He persuaded NATO allies to put up more for defense.

    don’t forget he cut off aid to ISIS!!! He saved Syria!

    much of the Republican media proudly despise him.

    Pat, don’t you mean ((media))?

    Free-trade Republicans

    McCain is not long for this world, and Satan is waiting patiently for that rotting turd

    As for Speaker Paul Ryan and others committed to entitlement reform — …
    What seems apparent is that the historic opportunity the party had in January, to forge a coalition of conservatives and populists who might find common ground on immigration, trade, border security, spending, culture and foreign policy, is slipping away.

    Mr. Buchanan, I confess to being very disappointed in your characterization of cuck Ryan. That POS is everything that’s wrong with the GOP. Everything you lament in this article about the cowardice and craven, worm-like treason of the congressional Republicans is manifested in Ryan to the hilt. More than anyone else, that rat must go. And the rest of the rats need to see him going.

    That’s the only language these GOP ticks and maggots understand. Being ‘Eric Cantored’ is what gets their attention, not tepid criticism.

    This is a war between the ((donor class)) vs. the Republican base. Between the Sheldon Adelson/John McCain wing of the GOP, vs. the working class people of this country (white and black).

    We need to identify our enemies as with a laser, and go after them just like the DNC went after that congressman in Georgia, with a monomaniacal zealotry. Paul Ryan must go!

    More than anything else. It will send a powerful message to the rest of the whores and rats.

    This is war, and if we don’t win, we’ll be living in the kind of country that would suit Hillary and McCain and their donors.

    they’re counting on our apathy. Let’s show them we’re not all suicidal yet.

    Get rid of cuck Ryan!

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  21. KenH says:

    The white working class that provided Trump’s his margins in the Middle West wonders why affirmative action, reverse discrimination at their expense, has not been abolished.

    And they’re going to be waiting forever because “white supremacist” Trump has voiced his support for anti-white affirmative action programs many times over the years. The Republican party used to at least pay lip service to white angst over affirmative action but sometime during Dubya’s first term it was finally stricken from the GOP platform. Any attempts to roll back affirmative action will be denounced as, you guessed it, white supremacism and neo-nazism.

    Whites will need to form their own nation of this rotting multiracial carcass of 21st century America to finally be rid of racial set asides that harm them.

    On social issues, the GOP seems split, with many willing to soft-peddle opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and wait on a Supreme Court that ignited the culture wars to reverse course with new Trump appointees.

    The Republican party is still in identity crisis mode and people like Ryan the RINO are trying to move the party left on immigration and all social issues. I recall Mitch McConnell saying he wanted the Republican party to take a neutral stance on all social issues and focus only on economics. Translated this just means the Republicucks won’t stand in the way of the radical left’s cultural Marxist revolution as long as they agree to cut taxes on billionaire’s and corporations.

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  22. Now that it’s too late to do anything about it Americans are beginning to wake up the the fact that Democrats and Republicans have ruined the country. With a few exceptions the entire congress should be in prison. After the crash nobody will admit to ever having been a Democrat or a Republican.

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  23. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    GOP voters are dying out. And their daughters are increasingly bearing Children of Color. Republicans have no future

    white Christians the real terrorists in America. Not Muslims. Not BLM. It's you and your kids.

    Here is how white men can do better

    https://twitter.com/edskrein/status/902244967296491520

    Use your privilege to create space for others

    Tiny, quit pestering Mr. Buchanan. Now scoot along you little scamp.

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  24. HBM says:

    Ever since the quasi-sham of the Syria strike the question has been whether or not Trump will go nuclear on the RINOs. It was at that time it became clear Trump was not going to be able to will or charm the GOP establishment and that Ryan was going to be the anti-President Obama was slated to be, and that McConnell was also working on behalf of the NeverTrumpers. Getting rid of those awful people in 2018 was his only hope for a successful Presidency.

    Because Hillary and Comey and Lynch (and Obama himself) are still free, the forces of darkness on both sides of the Uniparty have been emboldened.

    Trump is the President. He can see anything he wants– and he can unclassify anything he wants. And if for some reason they wouldn’t let him see it, he could make sure they did. He is surrounded by insubordinate villains, yet he– the guy who was renowned for wise hiring— has put himself in his current position. Not only has he not hired loyalists, he is allowing Neocons and Globalists to force what few loyalists remained out of his administration.

    Is it “3 dimensional chess”? Is the palace intrigue, and the departure of Bannon and Gorka– and all the White House drama, just a bunch of squid ink? Is Trump a mastermind shrewdly keeping his enemies closer? Am I just delusional for asking these questions? Maybe not being able to tell what is going on is the point.

    Or maybe Trump really doesn’t get it. Or maybe he does and the Left is correct to accuse him of having an unhealthy need to be approved of by the Establishment– but that seems to be the opposite of how he behaves otherwise, and was no doubt what got him elected.

    Personally I’m disappointed and confused. I’m also usually ahead of the curve, and if things don’t change pretty quickly, I forsee thatTrump’s base will begin to turn on him sooner rather than later.

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  25. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Achmed E. Newman
    Silver - this reply was supposed to be for anonymous, whose post was just EARLIER IN TIME than your one. Sorry anonymous. Since I'm commenting here, in reply again to anonymous, I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites - that's just the ones that have legal agreements of some kiind, so who knows how many total? Of the ones that have commenting, I guess he couldn't read them all if he tried. It'd be really cool if he chimed in - same with Ron Paul.

    BTW, Paul Craig Roberts, a serious libertarian and constitutionalist got all over his commenters a few months back. What would be cool if it were my vicious replies to his EPISODE OF IDIOCY on Global Climate Disruption (TM - Peak Stupidity) were the cause, because it was only a few weeks after that at which he chewed out his commenters and Ron Unz turned off commenting for that "gentleman".

    This ties into what we've both been writing: How can this otherwise very wise man who understands the reasons for, and disaster of, the US Police State, the unnecessary and un-called-for wars around the world caused by our Feral Government, be so damn (let me think of an erudite term...) STUPID to believe this Climate crap? The hell with Paul Craig Roberts. If he doesn't understand a damn thing about science and mathematical modeling, he just shouldn't write about it. I don't read anything from him now, as I couldn't comment if he came up with another Episode Of Idiocy.

    “.. I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites ..”

    Probably so. But if he’s thus excused from participating here — as both defender of his assertions and a reader of his colleagues, cf., e.g., Giraldi — that wide publication elsewhere suggests that Mr. Buchanan’s is not a voice that needs to be amplified on this alternative website.

    Pat Buchanan is head and shoulders above the likes of “conservatives” Krauthammer, Will, etc. But his (usually incidental and often needless) gulled parroting of the Establishment on the issues you’ve noted is just as maddening, maybe more so because he can be so accurate about his main points and would seemingly know better with just a little effort.

    Again, thank you for addressing this.

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  26. @anonymous
    ".. I think Mr. Buchanan probably has his weekly column on thousands of web-sites .."

    Probably so. But if he's thus excused from participating here -- as both defender of his assertions and a reader of his colleagues, cf., e.g., Giraldi -- that wide publication elsewhere suggests that Mr. Buchanan's is not a voice that needs to be amplified on this alternative website.

    Pat Buchanan is head and shoulders above the likes of "conservatives" Krauthammer, Will, etc. But his (usually incidental and often needless) gulled parroting of the Establishment on the issues you've noted is just as maddening, maybe more so because he can be so accurate about his main points and would seemingly know better with just a little effort.

    Again, thank you for addressing this.

    You’re welcome, anonymous.

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  27. MarkinLA says:

    Slightly OT:

    While having my morning breakfast at the cheap diner, they usually have only ESPN and CNN on. Today the headline screamed the Trump is under enormous pressure to let DACA die. What was really funny was that CN has somehow deluded themselves into believing DACA is popular (probably based on those bogus push-polls used in the past). The secondary line said that Senators up for reelection might have to put up a fight to try and keep it. There are 10 Democratic Senators up for reelection in red states. That is just what they need, an unsuccessful attempt to make DACA law going into an election year.

    It must be fun living in the CNN bubble.

    There is one problem however with the Republicans. I have seen a lot of morons on places like Britbart parrot the nonsense that “these kids are Americans” or “they were brought by their parents”. The problem with people who fall for this propaganda is they never wonder what will be done with the parents? They also never wonder what it will mean for future DACA kids. Just look how Reagan’s one-time amnesty worked out. Nobody ever crossed the border after that hoping for another amnesty, did they?

    The message has to get out no DACA not ever. The only way to stop illegal immigration is to make doing it painful and that includes the employers.

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  28. Ben Frank says:

    A century ago the Kerensky government in Russia, and later the Von Papen government in Germany, tried to do what Trump is doing – keep the country together without falling into dictatorship. We must pray that Trump succeeds where they failed.

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