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Patrick J. Buchanan turns 80 years old on Friday, November 2. The man and his supporters can now look back and reflect on how right he has been—the election of Donald Trump and the continuing transformation of the GOP into a populist-nationalist party are directly connected to Pat Buchanan and his swimming against the Establishment tide decades ago.

Patriotism and a passionate attachment to America—not blind devotion to a party label (recall his leaving the GOP to run as the Reform Party’s candidate in 2000: Buchanan joked that he was “Free at last, free at last!” [Buchanan’s Reform Tour Is Snubbed by Ventura, by Francis X. Clines, New York Times, October 29, 1999]) or “true conservatism”—have been Pat’s guiding lights.

Tom Piatak wrote in’s on Pat’s 70th and 75thbirthday (at 70 and 75). The headlines telegraphed the story: “He Told You So, You F****ing Fools!” and “Now, More Than Ever, Entitled to Say ‘I Told You So!” The Republican Establishment, playing its familiar and no doubt, comfortable role of “beautiful losers” was quite content to lose, if not throw, elections to President Hope and Change. Thus the late Senator John McCain noted how honored he was to concede the 2008 election to his esteemed colleague Barack Obama, a candidate the “maverick” McCain studiously avoided criticizing. [Transcript Of John McCain’s Concession Speech, November 5, 2008]. So went the “Stupid Party” at the peak—or was it at the twilight?—of its conspicuous stupidity, content with its duplicitous niche in the Kabuki theater of Beltway politics.

After the debacle of Bush II’s Iraq War, which Pat Buchanan correctly foresaw as a disaster in the making, and after two terms of Obama’s acceleration of the radical drive to “transform” America by replacing Americans, the political tide finally, belatedly, turned in the direction of “peasants with pitchforks,” AKA the “deplorables.”

Pat Buchanan played the most important role in the post-Cold War era in paving the way for Trump, not only by running for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, or by his Reform Party candidacy, but in thoroughly, passionately, convincingly arguing for “America First!” policies in books such as The Great Betrayal, A Republic, Not an Empire, The Death of the West, State of Emergency, and Suicide of a Superpower, in his columns and as a media commentator, to say nothing of his autobiographical volumes Right From The Beginning and Nixon’s White House Wars. Policies on trade, immigration, and foreign entanglements that Trump has at least rhetorically embraced were articulated by Pat Buchanan years before the 2016 campaign. “America First!” is a Buchananite slogan. And a willingness to withstand the inevitable media attacks, and even risk his livelihood, was displayed by Buchanan well before Trump appeared on the political stage.

What’s more, it’s likely that the transformation of Ann Coulter and Tucker Carlson from “true conservatives” to MAGA patriots was in no small part influenced by Pat Buchanan.

More than a few of us were taken by surprise by the Orange Man’s sally onto the America First battleground. A reality TV star with a flair for crude showmanship and a less-than-staid lifestyle seemed to be the antithesis of the gentlemanly Buchanan. Yet both men relish a good fight. And whatever The Donald lacks in verbal facility and intellectual depth, he makes up for in instinct and heart.

Trump’s skillful trolling of his enemies, his direct attacks on “fake news” media, and his often circus-like (also often hilarious) stunts—such as the Kanye West Oval Office visit, with Trump, jaw set and comb over firmly in place, nodding gravely in agreement to Kanye’s rambling remarks—trigger hysterical screeching from the MSM and increasingly nutty Trump haters (but I repeat myself). However, it’s not solely Trump’s personality that is driving the globalist hobgoblins into a rage—it’s his “America First!” instincts and policy preferences that most of all inflame their ire.

Pat Buchanan is by universal agreement a gracious, considerate, and kind man. I’ve experienced this first hand. Pat’s a happy warrior, to be sure, but a man even sane liberals, when there were still a number of them, genuinely liked and respected. That did not prevent his most vociferous critics from labelling him a fascist, and his political stance cost him his job with MSNBC.

This writer can well recall a time when the mention of Pat’s name might send self-styled “respectables” into something like a seizure requiring immediate medical attention (yours truly used to do a bit of trolling himself, before the term was coined and gained currency on the Internet, then in its infancy). Both Buchanan and Trump represent what the nattering nabobs of the Beltway bubble truly hate—what some call “heritage America,” and the “legacy Americans” themselves.

Pat Buchanan has supported President Trump, overlooking some unkind remarks the president once made about him [When Trump ran against Trump-ism: The 1990s and the birth of political tribalism in America, by Steve Kornack, NBC, October 2, 2018]. For Buchanan, America trumps, so to speak, politically-motivated personal slights. Maybe Trump should install a hot line to Buchanan’s study. He would probably benefit from Pat’s advice.

If one had to choose a single word to describe Pat Buchanan, perhaps the word “loyal” would do. He stood by his friends Joe Sobran and Sam Francis when a more timid man would have cut and run. He has never backed away from defending the things he cherishes and values—his country, his faith, his friends.

Buchanan once described people like himself, as well as the people he was defending, as “conservatives of the heart.” He stated boldly that he intended to provide a voice for the voiceless (“We will be the lobbyist for people who don’t have a lobbyist”) [The Republican Establishment’s 20-Year War On Conservatives, By Ryan Walters, Mississippi Conservative Daily, August 19, 2014]

Back in 1992, Pat correctly noted that the “Conservative Movement” had failed to address “issues of the heart”, the powerful attachments that make us human, that give us direction and purpose, attachments that should need no explanation [Buchanan Aims To Unify Factions, By Thomas B. Edsall, Washington Post, February 17, 1992]. To borrow from editor Peter Brimelow, these are attachments “that are not irrational but arational—beyond the reach of reason” . Pat Buchanan has been the champion of such attachments of the heart, the deepest and most important ones human beings have.

A personal note: Pat’s “conservatives of the heart” comment made quite an impression on me at the time. I knew he was talking about people like my parents, working people who lacked the educational credentials and social standing to be taken as anything but for granted by the “conservative movement.” They were people now openly held in disdain by our elite, an elite that also hates Donald Trump, and that earlier vilified Pat Buchanan. Whatever good may come from a Trump administration, we should never forget the man who paved the way for him.

Happy birthday, Pat. And thanks.

Wayne Allensworth (email him) a corresponding editor of Chronicles magazine, is the author of The Russian Questionand a recently published novel, Field of Blood (Endeavour Media) which deals with the issues of Open Borders and globalization’s impact on the fictional town of Parmer, Texas.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Mr. Hack says:

    I knew he was talking about people like my parents, working people who lacked the educational credentials and social standing to be taken as anything but for granted by the “conservative movement.

    My parents were like that too. Working people who emigrated to this great country from a war torn Europe, from Ukraine. My father was a machinist who worked in the Mid-West but didn’t go for all of the BS associated with Lyndon Johnson’s ‘great society’ programs and always voted Republican. His heroes were Dwight Eisenhower and especially Ronald Reagan, who implored the Soviets ‘to tear down this wall’. He had two books by his bedside, the Holy Bible and Goldwater’s classic ‘None Dare Call it Treason’. Somehow, the lessons that these great conservatives taught the world have been lost on Pat Buchanan. His use of an appeasers logic to embrace the current leadership of the Kremlin, the same folks who gave us the Soviet Union is uncanny. It must be Buchanan who authored Bush 1’s infamous instructions for the Ukrainians to stay the course with Russia and put off any aspirations for Ukraine becoming a sovereign, full-fledged and full-blooded state (Chicken Kiev speech). Fortunately, Ukrainians did not heed Bush’s advice and don’t take Buchanan’s melee mouthed advice today with much relish. Oh sure, the road has been a tough one, but it often is when your fighting for freedom and independence, something that real conservatives and patriots value all over the world. So don’t look to me to be crashing Pat Buchanan’s party!

  2. Wade says:

    Great piece. Happy Birthday Pat!

  3. I’ve read Pat’s columns for decades. He is a superior writer and I have learned a great deal from him.

    Happy Birthday Pat!

  4. Bolteric says:

    Cool article. My friend and I were fans all the way back to middle school. Buchanan was unique for going against the grain.

  5. Anonymous [AKA "buddyglass"] says:

    I registered to vote for the first time expressly so I could vote against Buchanan in the 1996 GOP primary. Good times.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  6. @Mr. Hack

    None Dare Call It Treason was the work of John Stormer, though it came out and was distributed during Goldwater’s campaign. Stormer just passed away:

    Phyllis Schlafly’s A Choice, Not an Echo the same year was less conspiratorial and probably had as much or more influence on the movement. Unlike Stormer, she remained in the public eye for years after.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  7. anon[355] • Disclaimer says:

    Happy birthday to a great American.

    His only “crime” was that he defied Jewish cultural Marxism and the treasonous race-replacing immigration it birthed.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  8. Anonymous [AKA "Monte George Jr"] says:

    Pat has lent a rare element of civility and sanity to our national debates for many decades; too bad there are not more like him. Happy birthday, Pat, and thanks!

  9. Roberto says:

    Pat has been, for many people, a source of consolation and emotional stability in an otherwise very disturbing world. Happy birthday Pat!

  10. Anonymous[754] • Disclaimer says:

    Pat Buchanan needs to quit hiding behind the Faith & Values routine.

    He’s going to be forgotten if he won’t even advance to the alt right’s talking points.

  11. Tyrion 2 says:

    How do you remain so affable even while the fates have deemed you Cassandra?

    Haly 80th. You’re a legend Mr Buchanan.

  12. Milton says:
    @Mr. Hack

    Spoken like a true Hack for the Neocon-Nazi Kiev Junta. You ain’t fooling us.

    • Replies: @Wally
  13. Pat Buchanan and Sam Francis laid the groundwork for the Trump revolution by providing an intellectual framework for the Middle American Radical. Pat did more than that though. The Rockefellers had been engaged in a long fight to control populations through the Club of Rome, ghostwritten Papal Bulls, and most notably a blue ribbon panel. The Rockefellers successfully imposed mandatory sterilization and forced abortions on both India and China. In both countries these policies lead to abuse and horror. In India it didn’t even control the population growth.

    After the 1969 Population Commission there was a move to do the same in the US. Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself noted that this was the long term goal of Roe v. Wade. The overpopulation buzzword carried great clout. President Nixon knew this was a moral abomination and told Pat Buchanan to “kick that population commission in the ass”. Buchanan drafted a retort which rebuked the moral, economic, and social myopia in the population commission’s goals.

    While Pat Buchanan will be remembered as a political writer of extraordinary wit and the John the Baptist of the populist right I believe those great accomplishments pale in comparison to defeating the Rockefellers’ dream for America. Involuntary sterilization, child quotas, and forced abortion were all on the menu in the land of the free. They don’t award medals for preventing catastrophes before they start, but if they ever did Pat earned his.

  14. @anon

    I seem to remember our host Ron pointing out in his obsessive way with facts that immigration was actually in the course of increasing and being even less discriminating before the 1965 legislation.

    • Replies: @anon
  15. tyrone says:

    Happy birthday Pat!!! I like to think Pat counsels Trump…….sub rosa .Methinks a medal of freedom would be in order.

  16. Biff says:

    Twenty years ago people around me couldn’t believe I liked the guy(the liberals that is). Then Pat became a critic of W and his invasion of Iraq, and then suddenly they were fair weather fans.
    It was when their sainted Obama continued the ‘Bush Doctrine’(which Pat also criticized) that he was forgotten – not by anybody important anyway.
    I’ve been sticking with Pat the whole time, and it’s been a pleasure being exposed to his insights.
    May his twilight years be his best.

    • Agree: Z-man
  17. ” After the debacle of Bush II’s Iraq War, which Pat Buchanan correctly foresaw as a disaster in the making, ”
    In order to be able to judge if something succeeded or not you must know what the objectives were before the action started.
    I more and more begin to think that Soros sees the Iraq war as a great success, destroying Iraq, destabilising Europe by mass migration.

  18. Escher says:
    @Mr. Hack

    I see you’re one of those hyphenated Americans that haven’t truly assimilated. Still strong ties to the old country.

    • Replies: @Mr. Hack
  19. Z-man says:

    PJB, my liege.
    Unfortunately his voice has been muted, first by age and then by the cabal. McLoughlin died and there went one big outlet. That cup cake Rogin who is trying to revive it makes me sick. Even with that Pat has not been as forceful in calling out the Jew. Maybe all the attacks he’s received by the tribe in the past has finally gotten to him. Discretion is the better part of valor I guess. Hopefully Tucker Carlson and others will follow his example and do even better. He’s still ‘da man’ but clipped by the power of the Cabal.

  20. Am very happy Pat turned 80 and to him, an Orthodox chant, “God grant him many years!’

    Amen also to author Wayne Allensworth!

    In addition, I want to add special appreciation for Pat’s humanitarian effort on behalf of Ukrainian-American, US autoworker, Ivan Demjanjuk.

    In article titled, “The True Haters,” Mr. Buchanan honorably wrote how, on Good Friday (2009), the 89 year old & gravely ill Demjanjuk was ordered deported to Germany to stand trial, and charged as an accessory to the murder of 29,000 Jews — in Poland’s Sobibor camp.

    Never in my 40 years or so of keeping atop “current event” experiences have I read a New York Times obituary for a common man. Below, fyr, is one.

    Selah, uh…, “Ivan the Terrible?” Selah, Eternal Memory.”

  21. JLK says:

    Pat is terrific at prose. It’s easy to see how he was hired on as a White House speechwriter.

    It says something that his work has been relegated to free speech sites, like late Solzhenitsyn.

    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  22. Agent76 says:

    Sep 11, 2017 Johan Galtung: US Empire Will Collapse and Become a Dictatorship

    The founder of peace and conflict studies, Dr. Johan Galtung, discusses his predictions of the US Empire collapsing and becoming a dictatorship, before eventually rebuilding its democracy.

  23. KenH says:

    I didn’t realize it was Pat’s birthday, so happy belated birthday, Patrick!

    When I graduated college I was greeted with a free trade ravaged and affirmative action economy and couldn’t help but notice that America was becoming much more racially diverse and alien thanks to mass third world immigration. Pat was the only national politician willing to address these issues and attack the scourge of political correctness and anti-white bigotry, so I was a big supporter of his work and presidential campaign.

    Sometimes my imagination runs wild and I wonder had he pulled off a miracle and won in 1996 and re-election in 2000 that we would have had a ten year immigration moratorium and after that annual immigration would have been reduced to 100K or less and mostly European. Illegal immigration would have been reduced to a trickle and free trade ponzi schemes would have been killed bringing back tens of thousands of lost jobs.

    Then again perhaps nothing would have changed owing to the aracialism, decadence and intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy of whites due mostly to Jewish power and influence but it’s always fun to daydream.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  24. @JLK

    JLK said: “Pat is terrific at prose. It’s easy to see how he was hired on as a White House speechwriter.”

    Agree, above, and what’s more, Pat Buchanan would have made a terrific conservative “America First” president, but the cabal would not allow that.

  25. Indeed happy birthday to Pat Buchanan, the old scholar with a good Catholic school (Jesuit) education and pretty good knowledge of Latin and classics to boot!

  26. My second son is due in January and I just realized Patrick will make a great middle name.
    Have always been a fan.

    Happy birthday Pat!

  27. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday !

    Happy Birthday!

  28. @Mr. Hack

    Ass my working class father would say “You don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground “.

  29. anon[482] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    they were handing out free copies at the local county fair about 40 years ago

    i got one but i never read it, was too young to understand it

  30. anon[482] • Disclaimer says:

    …and free trade ponzi schemes would have been killed bringing back tens of thousands of lost jobs.

    that number is inconsequential – more likely it would have been in the millions or tens of millions though

    • Replies: @KenH
  31. Mr. Hack says:

    Why, because I have an interest in the land where my parents emigrated from?

    Buchanan himself has such interests too, as exhibited from this quote taken from his biography:

    On his father’s side, Pat Buchanan’s ancestors came out of the Ulster plantation. From Northern Ireland “our branch of the family migrated to North Carolina in the late 700s, and from there moved on to the hill country of north Mississippi,” he writes in his autobiography…

    I’m guessing that the ‘poor, huddled masses’ that comprise the American nation that you identify with doesn’t include Louis Farrakhan or Woody Allen either?

  32. Patricus says:

    Buchanan is the best writer in the world of journalism. He has been right about most things. Amazing!

  33. Anonymous [AKA "secondtimearound"] says:

    Oh Pat, happy 80th.

    To think, an extra special birthday present is on its way to you from your very favourite and hand-picked “America-First-er” – Trump (and his personal appointees and foreign “really great” friends.)

    How does Iraq III or Iran I grab you?

    (….knew you’d like it.)

  34. J1234 says:

    A great article and tribute to one of the greatest living Americans. Thanks.

    Studebaker had an electric car back in the early 1900’s – 100 years before the idea caught on again. Infrastructure limitations aside, they were too early with their insight and approach – the rest of the world just couldn’t catch up with. It resulted in a lack of success for the company in that endeavor. So it went with a lot of prescient ideas and so it goes with Pat Buchanan, though he’s had far too many successes for to be defined by his presidential campaigns. Like William Jennings Bryan, who had changed the direction of the Democratic party without being elected, Pat may have had more influence on the conservative movement than if he’d ever become president. Happy Birthday!

  35. God Bless Patrick Joseph Buchanan

    Buchanan has said that mass legal immigration and illegal immigration are destroying the United States.

    Trump won the White House because Trump promised to reduce legal immigration and stop illegal immigration cold.

    Tweets from 2015:

  36. @Mr. Hack

    Buchanan’s conservative enemies have always been his most disingenuous critics. I assume you clutch your pearls at Trump, too.

    That Buchanan towers over Buckley, a largely figmentary persona, in historic importance is apparent to all but the dopiest or dweebiest trucon Ben Shapiro fanboy types. Contrast Buckley’s affected drone and condescension to Buchanan’s forthright speech. One attempted to project a deep understanding of higher values, the other possesses such understanding to this day.

    That first and second gen English speakers could think of Buckley’s work like it were Divine Inspiration is no big surprise. If you really wanted to adopt the Historic values of this country you’d side with Pat.

  37. Pat was right more often than any US president. Maybe that’s why he never was elected: Deep State does not want smarts, it wants loyalty to its treasonous goals. So, it prefers either dumbbells (like Bush Jr) or spineless crooks (like Clinton and Obama).

    • Agree: densa
  38. bjondo says:

    I would have liked Buchanan for pres

    Nader for VP.

    Both America first.

    How much better we (and the world) would be.

  39. Jesuits run Georgetown University – Paul Craig Roberts, Pat Buchanan and others received their training here to serve in the ruling class. Buchanan keeps his section of the “conservative” flock entertained,

  40. @KenH

    His best chance was in 1992, Ken. He won the New Hampshire primary in mid-February of that year, one day before proto-Trump Ross Perot put his name in as an independent (I doubt Mr. Perot had a thing against Buchanan, of course, plans were already in place). The Lyin’ Press did their best to bury Mr. Buchanan’s campaign, just as for Ron Paul 20 years later.

    • Replies: @KenH
  41. Anonymous [AKA "LaudatorTemporisActi"] says:

    I remember when Bob Dole, who defeated Pat Buchanan for the nomination, said that in many ways, America used to be a better place. Mr. Dole was ridiculed as a dinosaur, and he was finished. So they had that in common. They were right. When future historians are sifting through the rubble of our civilization, they will find (if they are allowed to) that Mr. Buchanan’s convictions were correct. Happy Birthday, Sir, with great respect and affection.

  42. @RadicalCenter


    I did think it’s supposed to be “I got better.”

    (yeah, just watched this on iSteve too – comes just after “She turned me into a newt!”)

  43. Jesuits run Georgetown University – Paul Craig Roberts, Pat Buchanan and others received their training here to serve the ruling class as authors, celebrities and brainwashers. Buchanan keeps his section of the “conservative” flock entertained, other deep state authors keep their section of the “liberal” flock in line. All theater and plenty of it. Most of the sheep are overwhelmed by the blather of intellectual sounding bag men who write and talk and create a reality for them of how the country works and how the flock should divide themselves – left, right, dem, rep, con, lib, nationalist or ultimately confused. The masters win because they divide and conquer.

    Note that the media actors all reward themselves for opposing the big war that happened anyway – this endears them to the credulous and obedient American voter who supports massive military attacks eventually anyway while claiming too that they are men of peace. The CIA’s media is always partly opposed to widespread murder – which serves to prevent any real opposition from the potentially dangerous flock.

    Zombies love their place in the hive – worshipping a media zombie like Pat eases the pain of deeper thinking. A man who stands more upright and displays principled pauses with reasonable hand gestures is like being in a church of patriotism of some kind.

    • Agree: TimeTraveller
    • Replies: @ChuckOrloski
  44. Art says:

    Patriotism and a passionate attachment to America—not blind devotion to a party label (recall his leaving the GOP to run as the Reform Party’s candidate in 2000: Buchanan joked that he was “Free at last, free at last!”

    Pat is a happy warrior – he always has a smile and a joke.

    Thanks for being right – Pat!


  45. nsa says:

    Buchanan supported the war in Vietnam, but could not manage to find the nearest recruiting office. He vigorously defended the Papacy when it was obviously little more than a Pedophile Cult. He wrote speeches for the mafia crook, Nixon, which in retrospect look downright silly. He mildly chastised the jooies for having obvious divided loyalties, but quickly backed down. If his favor, unlike Trumpstein, Buchanan was never an overt butt boy for the jooies……

    • Replies: @Wally
    , @anon
  46. densa says:

    Happy Birthday, Pat. Wish you had been our president. Thanks for all your great writing over the years.

  47. General comment this time: I liked the article yesterday on VDare, Mr. Allensworth. I hope Mr. Buchanan has a chance to read this.

    Peak Stupidity’s long take on the 5-decade conservative career of Pat Buchanan.

  48. @Reg Cæsar

    The link to Stormer’s obituary didn’t post, so here’s another:

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  49. I am still FUMING about Pat Buchanan being fired from the Comcast TV outlet MSNBC.

    Pat Buchanan was fired by Comcast/NBC because Buchanan was talking about nation-wrecking mass immigration and its demographic repercussions.

    Tweet from 2014:

  50. Wally says:

    And Israel is arming these so called ‘Nazis’.

    More proof that the ‘holocaust’ is BS.

  51. Wally says:

    In 1990 Buchanan wrote that it would have been impossible for Jews to die in the gas chambers of the Treblinka death camp, and referred to a “so-called Holocaust survivor syndrome,” which he described as involving “group fantasies of martyrdom and heroics.”

    And he’s right.

    Science wins easily over Zionist propaganda.
    Hence the scamming “Holocaust Industry’s” need to silence free speech.

    • Agree: Z-man
    • Replies: @Z-man
    , @anon
  52. Wally says:

    He lambasted the impossible ‘holocaust’ nonsense as well.

  53. @never-anonymous

    Worth repeating, never-anonymous wrote: “All theater and plenty of it. Most of the sheep are overwhelmed by the blather of intellectual sounding bag men who write and talk and create a reality for them of how the country works and how the flock should divide themselves – left, right, dem, rep, con, lib, nationalist or ultimately confused. The masters win because they divide and conquer.”

    Broken Scranton greetings, never!

    Re; above quote, that is how the grand Zionist deception works.

    Thank you…, uh, forever!

  54. T. Weed says:

    The author lists Buchanan’s books but, oddly, forgets to mention his (in my opinion) most important, Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War. All that horrible death and destruction could so easily have been avoided. Before it started in earnest Hitler made several peace overtures, all turned down by Churchill and the war party behind him.

    • Agree: ChuckOrloski
  55. KenH says:

    that number is inconsequential – more likely it would have been in the millions or tens of millions though

    Yes, now that number is around 2-3 million but around 1996 it was tens of thousands and probably close to 100K jobs lost due to NAFTA. Ross Perot was right about that giant sucking sound as maquiladoras popped up like dandelions all along the border inside of Mexico.

  56. KenH says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I’m pretty certain PBJ won the New Hampshire primary in 1996 as well. The establishment and the GOPe were gripped with terror but fortunately for them the majority of Americans still believed everything the (((fake news media))) told them and the subsequent 24/7 campaign against Buchanan torpedoed his promising campaign.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  57. Che Guava says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That is not an obituary, it is an advertisement for a funeral parlour (which is a strange term in itself).

    I agree with the O.P.s, the world would likely be a better place if Mr. Buchanan had had two terms, also with the other O.P., even better if he’d picked Nader for V.P.

    Note that, not being a U.S.A. person, ‘the world’.

    Happy birthday, Mr. Buchanan.


  58. Z-man says:

    Unfortunately it very hard to stop the power of the Cabal.

    • Replies: @Wally
  59. My biggest regret was not knowing about the media treason and missing out on voting for Pat. Big mistake by me.

  60. @KenH

    I’m pretty certain PBJ won the New Hampshire primary in 1996 as well.

    Yes, you are correct, Ken. Sorry about that. Like you said, the Lyin’ Press could shut you down almost completely with only live rallies to help (and they could avoid even mentioning upcoming rallies). 1992 was well before the internet was generally used, and in 1996, as I recall, maybe 1 in 10 people knew how to get on-line. If it weren’t for that meddling internet, the Lyin’ Press would have shut down any dissent by now.

  61. A great man.
    Happy Birthday Buchanan

  62. Anonymous [AKA "Alberto Barbossa"] says:

    Patrick Buchanan does a lot of saying but not a lot of doing. I don’t have sympathy for him. If he wants to die on the grave of western civilization he can do that. But I will be looking forward to the coming attractions. I have no pity for the meek. He calls himself an anglophile but wishes Hitler and Stalin would have destroyed each other. In fact I think it would have been more compassionate to the 8 million dead Germans, 6 million dead Jews, 60 million dead Soviets and others if Hitler and Stalin had been able to put their albeit crushingly brutal differences aside and destroyed the British elite. Sadly, the bubble of english aristocracy, right of kings bullshit, made that impossible. I am ashamed to speak the english language. The English language is the tongue of treachery and cowardice. They controlled an empire from their island of milk and honey. I despise english literature and culture. For me, there is no culture but the culture of the continent. I would rather be a Mediterranean, or a Balt, or a Slav, or a Persian, or a Caucasian, or an Indian, than a despicable Brit or their spawn the French.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  63. Happy Birthday, Pat. I’ve been a fan for 25 years. If you had been elected president America would have turned out so much better.

  64. anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You are wrong sport. Btw, immigration is only a privilege, not a right. Withholding privileges is NOT “discrimination”.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  65. @anon

    Don’t try to beat me at nitpicking! I regard “discrimination” and it’s cognates – with good etymological justification – as neutral. Most people lack discrimination about some things about which one ought to be discriminating IMH(?)O.

    I suppose in the precise language used by some lawyers it could be right to say that legally resident immigrants enjoy a privilege until they acquire the right to permanent residence, but that ignores the fact that those with tourist visas have a right to be in the country. So I doubt the applicability of “privilege”at all in the legal usages. Perhaps you could say that the ability of a holder of a diplomatic passport who doesn’t need any visa to enter the country is a privilege….

    • Replies: @anon
  66. Biff says:

    One of the more insightful things Pat has done is critique the “good war”, and the stupidity of Winston Churchill. I thought he was right on target, but the powers that be have a vested interest in false history about that war.

    • Replies: @anon
  67. anon[398] • Disclaimer says:

    ….which he described as involving “group fantasies of martyrdom and heroics.”

    lol, that’s a good line, sure to get them riled up

  68. Wally says:

    All Cabals are stopped sooner or later.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  69. @Mr. Hack

    The Soviet Union was created by Wall Street!

  70. Anonymous [AKA "seehim"] says:

    Poor, aged Pat!

    So desperate was he to see the fruition of all his dreams that he (like so many others) totally misjudged trump and actually endorsed him.

    That leaves senior citizen Pat at present trying to play down and distract from trump’s clearly neo-con/likudnik appointments and policies.

    “Don’t worry” we are lectured, “it’s not trump who’s the neo-con, it’s those with whom he has voluntarily surrounded himself. They’re trying to mislead the president, they’re the ‘deep state’…”

    Why suuuure. Clearly, those furiously backpedaling by trying to hive off trump from his own actions are the most worried ones.

    They’ve been had – even at 80.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  71. Z-man says:

    From your pc to God’s ears. (Grin)

    • Replies: @Wally
  72. Z-man says:

    Ya gotta have hope.
    I still think he’s using the Neochoens but it is annoying to say the least.
    At least most Jews in the intelligentsia, whether left or right (whatever that means), still hate him with a passion, so that’s a good thing.

  73. Anonymous [AKA "kachung"] says:

    The only “hope” out there seems to be from Trump apologists – “hoping” that he’ll stop proving them wrong.

    Thus far, it’s a good thing that Buchanan appears to be in good health.

    He’ll need it.

  74. Catiline says:

    One of the biggest frauds on the American right-and that’s saying quite a bit. As the comment thread shows, he has fooled quite a few.Both friend and foe alike.

  75. Catiline says:
    @Mr. Hack

    PJB’s object has always been preemption . His method, the assumption of a false persona coupled with wholesale treachery. As this article and the comment thread both demonstrate, it works.

  76. anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    its true, Pat wasn’t perfect but still he was better than 99% of what’s out there purporting to represent conservatives

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  77. Anonymous [AKA "saynow"] says:

    No, the issue is why Pat Buchanan could be fooled so easily, so late in his life – with the benefit of all his so-called “experience”.

    It’s obvious. He wanted to see his messiah come before he departs the political scene for good and chose the ultimate leaky vessel in which to pour his hopes and desires.

  78. Anderson says:
    @Mr. Hack

    The folks who gave us the Soviet Union would all be dead at least fifty years.

  79. Anonymous[140] • Disclaimer says:

    the best president america never had

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  80. Anonymous [AKA "securely"] says:

    Is there a reason for that?

  81. JLK says:

    I can’t find the comment I read a few days ago about Pat’s column pointing out how German and Irish Catholics were the most underrepresented ethnic group at Harvard. Maybe it was in another thread.

    Catholics as a group are said to be about average in IQ, but I have been unable to find an in-group breakdown for the various Catholic ethnicities. The Irish in Ireland did not score well per Richard Lynn and others, but have been said to test higher in America. Ron Unz suggested a score of about 104 on a simple Wordsum-IQ test in his meritocracy article.

    There is evidence that the ethnic Germans in the largely Catholic state of Bavaria (the birthplace of German fascism) are the most intelligent people in the entire non-Jewish Caucasian world. Richard Lynn (2006) scored ethnic Germans in Germany at about 107 as a group, the highest in Europe. A few sources (see Anatoly Karpatkin’s article here a few years ago, for example) show that Bavarians score 2-4 points higher than the country as a whole on average. The other Catholic state of Baden-Wurttemberg has similar numbers. This would put them neck and neck with Ashkenazi Jews.

    I couldn’t find scores for German Catholics in the US. Lutherans in the US have been reported to score a little over 107, and Mennonites have been reported to score higher than Lutherans on the SAT. It would be a reasonable thesis that American German Catholics are at least in that neighborhood.

    The Irish have traditionally been at odds with the WASPs who used to dominate the Ivy League. It is a good bet that the German Catholics are still close to the top in the World Amalekite Index.

    So Pat may have been onto something.

  82. anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Those with tourist visas have a ‘right’ to BE in the country but not to STAY in the country.

    All of the 19 9/11 Arab terrorists were “visa-overstayers” in Washington-speak. Stop being glib sport.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  83. anon[355] • Disclaimer says:

    You make an excellent point. Churchill’s handling of the war, both militarily and politically was disastrous. Other then Pat, one other writer who opposed the false history was Major-General J.F.C. Fuller.

    Btw, Churchill’s, actions in WW1 were also disastrous. He played an important role in making Turkey a foe and the Gallipoli expedition disaster was his baby.

  84. An important aspect that defined Mr. Buchanan’s positions are omitted in this article: his uncommon courage in taking on the Zionist bloc that runs America, his sympathies for the Palestinian plight and opposition to Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA and punishing a country, Iran, which signed the NPT and still subjected to rigorous inspections regime by the IAEA. Meanwhile, discussions on Israel’s estimated 400 nuclear warheads and their opting out of the NPT still remain taboo in the West’s “free press”. Long may you live a healthy life Mr. Buchanan!

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  85. @anon

    I am not sure that you are on your original subject. Visa overstayers obviously have lost their license (I think that’s probably the preferable jurisprudential word) to be in the country unless they have applied for recognition as refugees and their cases are pending. I am not sure what sins the courts are supposed to have committed with respect to the Arab aeronautical overstayers….

    My recollection is that a right is usually regarded by jurisprudential scholars as requiring that government or someone be under a corresponding duty. I think the notion of a license from the national government probably best characterises a visa. Licenses indeed do not characteristically give permanent quasi property rights.

  86. When historians in the far off future write about the decline and the fall of the American Empire, they will be quoting Pat Buchanan most of all.

    Happy Birthday Pat Buchanan! You are sui generis. God bless and keep you!

  87. Wally says:

    And yes, there those like you who will always surrender without a fight.

  88. @Mr. Hack

    Buchanan doesn’t call for the US invasion of Ulster.

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