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In the first two decades of the century, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state supported U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. He was an ever-reliable liberal interventionist.

This same Antony Blinken could spend the first years of a Biden presidency helping extricate our country from the misbegotten wars he championed. What establishment Democrats like Biden and Blinken helped to do in previous administrations, they will likely now have to undo.

Who effected this sea change in national thinking?

Donald Trump. Much that was said and believed before he came down the escalator in 2015 is no longer said or believed by the majority of Americans.

And no institution has been more altered than the Republican Party.

George H. W. Bush’s vision of a “New World Order,” launched at the after-party of his Gulf War victory, died with his presidency.

George W. Bush’s crusade for global democracy to “end tyranny in our world” has been forgotten. Bush Republicans no longer speak for the party on foreign policy, trade or immigration.

NATO will never be the same again after Trump rudely demanded that freeloading nations pay their fair share of the collective defense or the Americans would pack up and come home from Europe.

Former Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis may call for the ash-canning of the phrase “America First.” He will fail. For, as both national motto and national policy, the slogan has put down roots in American soil because it comports with the will of the silent majority.

Whatever the establishment believes, in the clash between nationalism and globalism, globalism has lost America.

Moreover, the world is going this way.

Does not Xi Jinping put his own country first as he claims for China all the waters and islands for hundreds of miles into the East and South China seas? Does not Vladimir Putin put his own country first as he seeks to bring back under

Moscow’s wing the former republics of the Russian federation?

Does not President Erdogan put Turkey first as he sends arms and troops to pursue his country’s interests in Libya, Syria, Cyprus, the South Caucasus and the Eastern Mediterranean in clashes with Greece?

What does Bibi Netanyahu put first, if not his own country, Israel?

If country and nation are not first in the hearts and minds of Americans, what should replace them? Some nonexistent New World Order? The U.N.? NATO? A multilateral caucus of global institutions?

Under Trump, economic nationalism has displaced free trade globalism as the trade policy of the party and government.

The GOP elite that backed Bill Clinton on NAFTA, supported a new transnational World Trade Organization, invited China to join the club, and accorded Beijing most-favored-nation trade status is now silent.

Tariffs to force open foreign markets and punish predator-traders who take advantage of American workers have replaced the free trade fundamentalism that had been dogma since Dwight Eisenhower’s days.

Nor is the Republican Party likely to return to free trade, as long as “China First” is the undeclared policy pursued by the nation that has now displaced us as the world’s leading manufacturing power.

The George Bush-John McCain Republican Party was for amnesty for illegals and open borders for new migrants. Today’s GOP supports the deportation of illegals and the 30-foot Trump Wall on the Mexican border.

ORDER IT NOW

Not only is Trumpism triumphant in the GOP’s ideological battles, but its victory was validated in 2020. While Trump may have narrowly lost states that gave him an electoral majority in 2016, he grew the GOP presidential vote by 10 million, held the Senate and added GOP votes in the House, an almost unprecedented feat for a defeated President.

Trump did not establish the new relationship with Russia he had promised, nor did he end the forever wars of the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. is closer today to the exit ramps from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

Can anyone believe that Bush Republicans or the “Never-Trumpers” are the future of the party when one considers the massive and visceral reaction of millions of Trump voters even to the idea of conceding his defeat in this election? After the dust has settled from this election, Trump’s achievements will begin to be recognized.

He cut tax rates and federal regulations and produced in his fourth year the lowest unemployment rate ever among Black Americans, women and racial and ethnic minorities. He remade the Supreme Court, producing a 6-3 constitutionalist majority no predecessor was able to achieve.

He crushed ISIS in Syria and eliminated the caliphate there. He pulled us out of the Paris climate accord, the Iranian nuclear deal and the World Health Organization. His Operation Warp Speed initiative helped produce two vaccines for the worst pandemic in a century within less than a year. And he brought the Dow back up to 30,000.

A not unimpressive record, though our media elite will never concede it. Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. Rational says:

    TWITTER IS THE RECTUM OF THE INTERNET; TRUMP LOST AS HE WENT ON TWITTER.

    Trump has done a great job as President, I agree.

    His biggest mistake was degrading himself by going on twitter and tweeting, tweeting, tweeting.

    Twitter is the rectum of the internet. It is a trashcan for the feces of our society.

    No world leader goes on twitter and tweets his raw thoughts or shoots from the hip like Trump did.

    This is not presidential. As a president, he should have avoided the media like the plague, as they are his #1 enemy. He should have only announced his achievements through well written press releases, after having his staff review them and approve them with great care.

    He gave interviews to libscum like Woodward and went on townhall rigged by female libanimals.

    He talked too much and tweeted too much and the media pounced on his tweets as they were reckless, thoughtless and carelessly worded.

    He and others on the right also missed the fact that Biden has alzheimer’s.

    Video: Biden has Alzheimer’s: https://youtu.be/9xFNozxJb28

    Trump is a text book case of a good President destroying himself with twitter and talking too much to the media.

  2. (((Antony Blinken))). What’s the use. I give up. Let America burn to the ground. Life on Earth is mostly a folly.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  3. Status Quo Joe Biden: Americans’ favorite vegetable

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  4. MEH 0910 says:

  5. It was never “America First” from Donny, that was just a clever lie to get votes and cash from his sucker MAGA supporters.

    It was actually “Trump First” or “Israel First” or “Saudi Arabia First”. Never “America First”, that was just for suckers.

    Trump’s personal debt and family company debt is owned by these foreign entities, that’s why he always put them first before Americans, whom he actually despises.

    • Replies: @Exile
  6. @Rational

    It’s not that people are stupid…
    they just know so much that isn’t true.
    Man,I sure am glad,nothing is as simple as you think.
    You could advise some advise to yourself.

  7. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen here we come:
    Forever wars are back, and ’Murka comfortably numb.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  8. @Rational

    Trump has done a great job as President, I agree.

    So, do you really believe that:

    He crushed ISIS in Syria and eliminated the caliphate there.

    and that the vast majority of the poor dupes that voted for him are better off because

    he brought the Dow back up to 30,000[?]

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
  9. T. Weed says:

    Yeah, well, one thing he didn’t improve, but made worse, and that is our total subservience to Israel! His campaign promised to drain the Neocon Swamp, but those loyal-to-Israel traitors have swamped him. Getting out of the Iran nuclear deal, the best thing Obama did, was stupid and made a more dangerous world. He promised to get OUT of NATO, but we’re still in it, up to our necks confronting Russia. He did try, as promised, to have more peaceful relations with Russia, but the hate-Russia crowd shot him down and he didn’t have the cojones to defy them. Still, he’s better than the Dems, the FBI, the CIA , the Media, who did their damnedest, from Day One, to frustrate and unseat him.

    • Agree: mark green
  10. @SeekerofthePresence

    Perhaps we can make a deal with Status Quo Joe that he can’t send troops to any country he can’t find on a world map with the countries unlabeled.

    His cabinet officers will enjoy a non-stop source of jokes, as he bumbles through cabinet meetings. Thank God for safeguards. Otherwise, with his poor memory Ol’ Joe might bomb Paris, instead of Pyongyang. (Oops, sorry there, Macron.)

    (Kamala, send them a muffin basket. A real nice one. Get on it right away, will ya?)

  11. Exile says:
    @GreatSocialist

    Agree 100%. Trump had a mandate and every opportunity to be the guy Pat (or his MAGA/shill ghost-writers) wishes he was but after Trump and his (((team))) tricked us into voting GOP again, we got Bush III policies from Bush I & II personnel.

    I’m not going to help Pat et al pretend that the last four years were anything but a confirmation that two-party politics and “seizing the GOP” are traps for real dissident energy.

    Jewish money power holds the commanding heights and they’ve sealed all the backdoors and secret entryways to power and influence within the system.

    As Whites we have to be willing to break away from the present framework entirely, forming the reality of a parallel separate society to the best extent we can and using political influence through raw numbers and independent organization based on expressly White interests – just like every other ethnic group does in our own country.

    Like other paleo-cons, Pat has never been willing to put his skin in that game. This year in particular out of the four dismal Trump years is showing Whites that winking and hinting about “the forgotten man” is not sufficient and that Jews do in fact intend to replace us.

    The minimal qualifications for any politician or social/cultural leader to have my support now are that they “say White and name the Jews.”

    Worrying about the “optics” of these positions concedes moral supremacy to the opposition.

    There is nothing immoral or imprudent about advocating for Whites to have a secure future in their own homelands.

    Paleo-cons might say so in their own company, but few have the guts to say so in public. It makes them net-negative in present Clown World conditions. We can’t afford the luxury of “politeness” on this anymore.

  12. Corvinus says:
    @Rational

    “Trump is a text book case of a good President destroying himself with twitter and talking too much to the media.”

    Then he wasn’t a “good President” after all if he patently lacked self-awareness and self-discipline, most notably by not following through with his promise for trillions in infrastructure.

  13. Realist says:

    A Historic Presidency

    The Biden Presidency will be hysteric(al)

  14. Russia, Iran, and Hezbullah coordinating with Syrian army defeated ISIS, HTA and numerous other terrorists created by U.S., EU, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Turkey along with NATO (80+countries created terrorists in Syria). Trump deployed troops to protect ISIS and to steal Syrian oil.
    Troops who defeated terrorists were invited by Syrian government to safeguard their sovereignty.
    Veteran politician and writer like you should know facts.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  15. Rurik says:
    @Rational

    No world leader goes on twitter and tweets his raw thoughts or shoots from the hip like Trump did.

    This is not presidential. As a president, he should have avoided the media like the plague, as they are his #1 enemy.

    you don’t see a contradiction there?

    What is “presidential” today anyways?

    this lot?

    this guy also shot from the hip,

    and wore outrageous hairdos, but I’d take him, or anyone like him, a thousand times over those ‘presidential’ looking treasonous maggots who the media treat with great reverence and respect.

    Fuck the media.

    One of the best things about Trump is the way he called the media the enemy of the American people.

    Pat forgot to mention that part, but it’s one of Trump’s most significant accomplishments, in mocking the media and showing them to the American people for the rats and liars and anti-American scum that they are.

  16. @Kolya Krassotkin

    Joe Biden is like kale … you’re going to get a healthy portion of him, and you’re going to like it. But he’s ultimately going to be the relative spoonful of sugar that makes Kamala go down.

    • Agree: Tom Rogers
    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  17. @The Alarmist

    Until President Harris takes the reins of power(openly), maybe Joe will honor us with an occasional reading of his favorite palms from the OT.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  18. @Lawofkarma

    Veteran politician and writer like you should know facts.

    Oh, he knows the facts. But his job is to misstate them just Right, and keep his share of the sheep voting for more Red + Blue.

    • Agree: Tom Rogers
  19. nsa says:

    Papist Paddy proves once again that no well rewarded American pundit is too old to suck a nice succulent cut jooie cock…….and willingly swallow the traitorous creamy load.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  20. Perhaps hire 3,000,000 more for Homeland Security—-add another 89 military bases worldwide and a 3 Trillion budget for the military 2021 will cure matters —until 2022??

  21. I don’t believe Pat Buchanan actually wrote this article.

    Trump was America’s first Reality President™. Almost everything he did was virtual. As such, it is fitting that he will be remembered for his tweets more than for actually doing anything in the Real World.

    Thinking about it more, they should have filmed Trump 24/7. We could have then had TV announcers saying:

    “This week on Reality President: Donald gets suspended from Twitter, can’t get the Wall done and loses it with Ivanka. Mike regrets becoming VP as he has a falling out with Melania and loses one of his bibles in an accident with the shredder. Joe and Kamala are threatening to move in. The Israelis are mad and Donald gets called in to see Big Brother….”

    That could have been Trump’s major contribution. Transparency in government, as we watched him busily rushing around doing next-to-nothing.

  22. RMM says:
    @Rational

    Trump used twitter because the media was against him.
    He didn’t that that was “un-presidential”: he was planning to be “presidential”. Just a wrecking ball. The mere fact that he “Drain the swamp” from the word go had already changed the ordinary people’ perception of their leadership.
    Then he proceeded to remove the veil of respectability from the powers that be were:
    – “They” all corrupt: “Lock her up” – along with the rest of the evil crew.
    – The spy agencies & deep state are prime swamp creatures
    – Corporate media is “fake news” – the “enemy of the people.”
    – Wars are only for oil and other resources: ignore the democracy and human rights veil.
    – Putin is a good leader – ignore the demonization (this is yet to sink in, but the moniker is no longer so convincing as before Trump)
    – NATO “allies” are just a bunch of useless freeloaders – no allies at all.
    Etc…

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  23. anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    Rather sanguine perhaps? Trump never did drain the swamp. In fact he tried hard to be a member of it by appointing more swamp creatures to the DOJ and State Dept, giving the swamp’s true homeland Israel everything it could possibly want shy of a hot war, economically and politically attacking all countries that stand in the Zioglobalists’ quest of total world domination incl. Iran, China, Venezuela, Russia, even bullied his own Fed Chairman to keep the interest rate low so all the swamp creatures on Wall Street and Big Tech continue to get richer while the country becomes more indebted, while doing nothing to stop the flow of legal immigration to keep (((Wall Street, Big Biz and academia))) happy. He’d happily jump in the swamp if they’d only let him.

    Biden will undo even the minimal he did on immigration in the next four years. In four years Trump will probably be assassinated by CIA or in jail, America will be swamped over by millions more new immigrants, legal and illegal, GOP will cravenly go back to toeing the Zioglobalist line and no one will remember what the populist movement was all about save for the patriots, who will dwindle in number due to disillusionment.

    (((Deep State))) has been in total control of the country for at least a century, not just politically but also all culturally, financially and judicially. The rot is far too deep to be overturned by one man, especially one who is as compromised and unprincipled as Trump.

  24. “Does not Vladimir Putin put his own country first as he seeks to bring back under

    Moscow’s wing the former republics of the Russian federation?”

    Oh Please! I can’t believe Buchanan wrote this. If so what has happened to him?

    Putin is not wanting to reconstitute the old Soviet Union. Buchanan should know better.

  25. @Greta Handel

    Trump has done a great job as President, I agree.

    So, do you really believe that:

    He crushed ISIS in Syria and eliminated the caliphate there.

    and that the vast majority of the poor dupes that voted for him are better off because

    he brought the Dow back up to 30,000[?]

    A majority of households having annual incomes between $53,000 and $99,999 own stock. By age, a majority of persons between ages 35 and 64 own stock. See:

    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/03/25/more-than-half-of-u-s-households-have-some-investment-in-the-stock-market/

    The Dow breaking 30,000 is definitely an improvement for these people.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  26. @Crawfurdmuir

    Are you even refuting my point? From the linked article:

    While a relatively small share of American families (14%) are directly invested in individual stocks, a majority (52%) have some level of investment in the market. Most of this comes in the form of retirement accounts such as 401(k)s.

    Spin-sters like the childless Mr. Buchanan use metrics such as GDP and the stock market to measure “the economy” to evade discussion of the fact that what really matters to most people — their incomes relative to the cost of living, their being able to afford a house, their health care and other real time job benefits as opposed to your cited 401Kibble, whether both parents must work outside the home, delaying and constricting the number of kids, their consumer and student loan debts — has declined substantially.

    This long precedes the Trump presidency, but neither he nor any other Beltway politician tries to change it because they don’t care for or even think of working people as their fellow Americans.

    Why do you think the CARES Act — passed 96-0 in the Senate — included trillion$ in Wall Street bailouts to pump back up the sacred DJIA?

    • Replies: @Crawfurdmuir
  27. @Greta Handel

    I am a third generation owner of a family business. We employ a mixture of skilled tradesmen, sales, and clerical personnel. We operate a fully funded profit-sharing retirement plan. In the last four years some participants have seen growth of as much as 15% annually in those accounts. It has not been out of the ordinary for long-term employees to roll six-figure sums over from their profit-sharing accounts into their IRAs upon retirement.

    Don’t try to tell my crew that a rising stock market has not benefited them, or to characterize their profit-sharing as “401kibble.”

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  28. @Crawfurdmuir

    We’re talking past each other. Let me try again without the inflammatory description of that job benefit.

    Your company would be exceptional if

    what really matters to most people — their incomes relative to the cost of living, their being able to afford a house, their health care and other real time job benefits xx xxxxxxx xx xxxx xxxxx yyyXxxxxx, whether both parents must work outside the home, delaying and constricting the number of kids, their consumer and student loan debts —

    hadn’t declined substantially for its employees since 1980.

    That yours is a good company to work for and doing the best it can for employees doesn’t refute what I said about Mr. Buchanan’s column.

  29. Anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    If anyone can box sleepy Joe Biden in, it sure would be an Israeli nationalist like Bibi…LOL You see democrat rubes, Bibi represents his nation and its people, where as globalist SHILL, Joe Biden doesn’t. He represents everyone, which is really a way of saying NO ONE..

  30. The picture above is of the “three liars and musketeers.” The American public was warned by one of them, Mr. Billy Clinton that “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me”. The public, the foolish public, was fooled twice. The only truth teller in sight, was the guy on the picture below the one of the “presidents”, the honorable Congressman from Illinois.

  31. Incitatus says:

    “What establishment Democrats like Biden and Blinken helped to do in previous administrations, they will likely now have to undo.”

    Is the same true for ‘establishment Republicans’ like you Pat? Tell us about your penance for “misbegotten wars” (Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Panama, Iraq).

    “Former Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis may call for the ash-canning of the phrase “America First.” He will fail. For, as both national motto and national policy, the slogan has put down roots in American soil because it comports with the will of the silent majority.”

    “Comports with the will” (das will des volkes?) of the “silent majority”?

    Ah, come-on Pat. Dick Nixon’s 3 Nov 1969 phase, amplified by VP felon Spiro Agnew? How convenient a slogan that has no named constituents. Clubfoot Joe Göbbels could do no better.

    “Whatever the establishment believes, in the clash between nationalism and globalism, globalism has lost America.”

    Is that why loser Donald Trump milks property around the globe? Sources his ‘products’ from abroad? Why daughter Ivanka holds multiple licenses in China? Why he has a Chinese bank account and pays more tax to China than the US? Is ‘do as I say, not as I do’ the new GOP slogan? Otherwise called hypocrisy.

    “George W. Bush’s crusade for global democracy to “end tyranny in our world” has been forgotten.”

    Do you mean GWB’s “global war on terror” sweetened by two tax breaks? In your dreams Pat. The GOP’s multi-trillion-dollar Iraq fiasco 2003-11 dominates American mistakes. Thanks for trying to sweep it under the rug.

    “The George Bush-John McCain Republican Party was for amnesty for illegals and open borders for new migrants. Today’s GOP supports the deportation of illegals and the 30-foot Trump Wall on the Mexican border.”

    Trump built 402 miles of wall, but most replace decaying barriers (only 25 miles were new). Contrary to promises, Mexico didn’t pay for it.

    Trump’s employs illegals and H2B seasonal workers in preference to American nationals. As for the ‘wall’, 65+% of illegals arrive by air and overstay visas. The ‘wall’ was/is/always has been bogus rhetoric, just like the ‘silent majority’.

    Real story? Per diem fees charged by well-connected private contractors to ‘care’ for illegals ($600+/day?). Tell us about that Pat.

    “The GOP elite that backed Bill Clinton on NAFTA, supported a new transnational World Trade Organization, invited China to join the club, and accorded Beijing most-favored-nation trade status is now silent.”

    Actually NAFTA history begins with Ronald Reagan, matured under George HW Bush, and was signed by Clinton. And China, as you well know, was the brain child of your master Dick Nixon.

    Has Trump reversed trade deficits? Don’t think so. US-Mexico trade under Trump 2017-2019 scored a $251.7 billion deficit – a 41.4% increase over Obama 2014-16 ($177.9 billion). Trump’s trade deficit with China 2017-19 is $1.14 trillion – 7.71% higher than Obama’s 2014-16 $1.06 trillion. Any comment Pat?

    All aside, what about protecting America from the COVID-19 pandemic? Did Trump (self-avowed ‘wartime president’) do his best? Between golfing? Did FDR rely on governors and states to respond to Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s 11 Dec 1941 declaration?

    Give us a hint.

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