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Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House has more women, persons of color and LGBT members than any House in history — and fewer white males.

And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)!”

Not only was no apology forthcoming, the host of the New American Leaders event where Tlaib spoke warmly endorsed her gutter language.

Her remarks, said Sayu Bhojwani, “were raw and honest, and came straight from the heart. … a refreshing break from the canned comments our elected leaders usually make. Tlaib spoke … with the fire that so many at our event wanted to hear.”

Sunday, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest member of the new House, told CNN there is “no question” President Donald Trump is a “racist,” for he regularly uses “historic dog whistles of white supremacy.”

While the Democratic Party is celebrating a diversity that insists that the more women, persons of color and gays in leadership ranks, and the fewer white males, the stronger and better the party, has all of America embraced this as an ideal?

Is there no limit to the ideological, political, religious, racial and ethnic diversity a party and nation can tolerate before it comes apart?

Are Democrats inviting an eventual Balkanization of their party and country?

Consider. This week, Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and HUD secretary, appeared about to enter the race for the Democratic nomination. Castro has seen fellow Texan Robert F. O’Rourke, who goes by the nickname “Beto,” walk off with his Hispanic constituency in a 2018 Senate race. Castro intends to win it back it in the Democratic primaries.

Former Congressman O’Rourke has been accused of trying to pass himself off as Hispanic, though he is of Irish descent. Elizabeth Warren suffered a near-fatal wound trying to pass herself off as part Cherokee Indian.

In December, Maze Jackson, morning host of a radio station that reaches into Chicago’s black community, said of the mayoral election to succeed Rahm Emanuel, where 21 candidates have filed and a black woman and a Hispanic woman are the front-runners, “This thing is going to get so tribal.”

The Democratic front-runners for the presidential nomination — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Beto — are all white males. Ranked just below them are black Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.

South Carolina is a state where a large slice of the Democratic vote is African-American — Jesse Jackson won the caucuses in 1988 — and Harris and Booker should expect to do well if they do not split that vote.

While racial and ethnic voting is not new, it appears much more intense.

In the last Congress, the 33 U.S. congressional districts with the largest concentrations of black voters almost all elected African-Americans who became members of the racially exclusive Black Caucus.

The first two battles of 2020, Iowa and New Hampshire, are in states predominantly white. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made several stops in Iowa with impressive turnouts, putting pressure on Biden and Sanders to decide soon.

But while Biden is the front-runner, consider how far away the ex-vice president is from the new realities in his party.

Though millennials are one voting bloc Democrats are courting most, Biden would be the oldest president ever elected. He was in the Senate for a decade before Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib were even born.

Biden is an old white male in a party that wants the torch passed to women and minorities. He backed George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in voting for the war in Iraq. He backed an anti-crime bill in the early 1990s that incarcerated

individuals now gaining release by the latest crime bill. As Judiciary Committee chair, he presided over the hearings that resulted in a vote to elevate Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.

The Republican Party, even with the never-Trumpers gone, still seems more united than a Democratic Party where the differences are not only ideological but also racial, religious and tribal.

Ocasio-Cortez is backing a hike in the top federal income tax rate to 70 percent. Castro has suggested taking a look at a top rate of 90 percent. How will this sit with the big Democratic donors?

Joe Biden, like Pelosi, was raised Catholic in a Church that taught that homosexuality was immoral and abortion was the killing of the innocent unborn for which the sanction was automatic excommunication.

Today, the Democratic Party celebrates same-sex marriage as social progress and regards abortion as a cherished constitutional right. A floor battle erupted at its 2012 Charlotte, North Carolina, convention over whether God should even be mentioned in the party platform.

Yet Nancy Pelosi did last week denounce as “immoral” the idea of building a security wall along America’s border with Mexico.

No, this is not JFK’s party anymore. That party is long dead.

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

Copyright 2019

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  1. You are starting to get the picture, Mr. Buchanan. I’ve been writing here for months now, telling you that, even though you’ve been a gentleman the whole time, American politics is not the civil affair that it was in 1960, 1980, or even 2000. I’m glad I could set you straight on this. ;-}

    The D-party is a bunch of diverse kooks with only Steve Sailer’s KKKrazy Glue holding the thing together. What does it matter though, if the GOP wins out due to this and then doesn’t accomplish one conservative thing anyway?

    Yeah, that worst of cuss-words out of the mouth of the newly sworn-in member of the House o’ Represendin’ reminds me of something. This is the future of US politics, Pat:

  2. Tulip says:

    Thank God we have the Republican Senate, who’s first bill, S. 1, truly puts America First. It makes up for the Wall I was promised but never received. E-Verify of the Spirit.

    • Replies: @JC
  3. The democrats have a history of October surprises Obama, Clinton and Carter were relatively unknown nationally until they announced their candidacies.

    We can expect the same thing this time. They like to get all their ducks in a row and then launch someone into the stratosphere with media propagandists fawning over someone nobody knows anything about.

    I don’t know how we can expect an enlightened and genteel politics in a country as coarse and debased as ours. Especially with the stakes so high.

    The Times They Are A-Changin’

  4. Hail says: • Website

    “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)!”

    Will the term she used (“mother******”) be “asterisked out” in the official Congressional Record, or will it appear in full-form?

    Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007), in his semi-autobiographical, satirical and surrealist Slaughterhouse Five, has his semi-autobiographical lead character Billy hearing the term for the first time (from a white person), during the late-1944 Battle of the Bulge, at which Billy was taken prisoner (as was the real Kurt Vonnegut, in U.S. Army uniform, at that battle):

    The next shot missed Billy’s kneecaps by inches, going end-on-end, from the sound of it.

    Roland Weary and the scouts were safe in a ditch, and Weary growled at Billy, “Get out of the road, you dumb mother******.” The last word was still a novelty in the speech of white people in 1944. It was fresh and astonishing to Billy, who had never f****d anybody–and it did its job. It woke him up and got him off the road.

    That’s 74 years from its first emergence in non-Black speech (during WWII, as implied by Vonnegut) to its appearance on the House floor — by a righteously-angry Muslim and newly minted Congressperson; will she and others now be using it regularly in their speeches?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  5. No, this is not JFK’s party anymore. That party is long dead.

    Nah. It’s simply morphed. The old school corruption is still there. As is the old school racialism. Only the races have changed.

    It’s the same old script. Just with a different cast.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. Thomm says:

    How will this sit with the big Democratic donors?

    It sits fine, because the ultra-wealthy don’t have to pay the ‘retail’ tax rate. Why do you think so many ultrawealthy people back higher taxes? It actually rigs the system even more in favor of them, not less.

    70% or more with lots of loopholes leads to them paying less than 21% with no loopholes.

    That Pat Buchanan hasn’t figured out how the tax code works despite being a public political figure for 30 years is shameful.

  7. @Futurethirdworlder

    The Times They Are A-Changin’

    Honestly, not a lot since your last comment.

  8. swamped says:

    “No, this is not JFK’s party anymore”…it’s nobody’s. It’s not even a party anymore, just an unruly mob. Just sit back and enjoy watching them self-destruct. Their ideas are “raw and honest[crudely]” alright, and don’t come straight from the head. It won’t be long before they torch themselves, dopey mother****ers!

    • Replies: @Dante
  9. @Thomm


    This is known as the Buffet rule. Zuckerberg made 8.9 million in 2017 but if he had to pay a 70% income tax he would have paid 70 cents of his $1 annual salary. This is because all of Zuckerberg’s wealth is in his share of Facebook stock. Raising the income tax rate to 100% wouldn’t affect his personal wealth at all.

    • Replies: @Thomm
    , @TomSchmidt
  10. Thomm says:

    That is why the only people who oppose a flat tax are a) the ultrawealthy, and b) tax lawyers, tax accountancies, Intuit, etc.

    About a), a 21% flat tax would actually increase their rate from 0-1% all the way up to 21%. They obviously don’t want that.

    But cuckservatives are oblivious to this (even Pat Buchanan), so they fight with Dems about whether the top ‘retail’ rate should be 37% or 39.6%. The loopholes are everything.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  11. Biff says:

    Though Pat covered some of the ideological ground, he didn’t quite get to the real ground – the working class. The Democratic Party was the party of the worker – they used to receive their lion share of campaign donations from labor unions. If you punched a clock, you would never consider voting outside the party. Manufacturing areas of the Midwest were traditional democratic strong holds, and the party could bank on their votes.
    It is these people that got left for dead, and forgotten by a sell out party, beginning and ending with the Clintons. Billy boy got bought off by the Glass/Stegal killers, and offshoring corporations, and Hillary finished them off by labeling them deplorables.
    Quasimodo could’ve won an election against Hillary.

    No, the Democratic Party is definitely not the party of JFK, or middle America – they are reduced to the party of the beltway, and Hollywood.

  12. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Yes, it’s the same minority coalition based party it always. What happened was that with the Civil Rights movement, which began in earnest with JFK, the South and northern white ethnic parts of the coalition could no longer be accommodated along with the blacks. Something had to give, and the blacks stayed and the South and northern white ethnics left. Since then, the Dems have been building another minority coalition.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  13. athEIst says:

    Elizabeth Warren suffered a near-fatal wound trying to pass herself off as part Cherokee Indian

    Luckily for her she only lost 71 drops, they were the 71 drops of Cherokee blood. Now everyone can stop pretending and see she is just an old WHITE woman.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  14. If these newly-minted, foul-mouthed Dem politicos wanted to put their money where their mouths are, they’d propose a confiscatory wealth tax rather than an income tax. But they don’t dare.

  15. Dante says:

    You are correct, the left will eat itself.

  16. Realist says:

    You can always depend on Pat to state the obvious.

  17. Stick says:

    The Angry Black Man’s Party as run by elderly White Women. Somehow I don’t think this will end well. Especially for the elderly white women.

  18. @Futurethirdworlder

    That was some humor, F3W, as you’d had this comment double-posted before. Never mind now.

  19. @Thomm

    That is why the only people who oppose a flat tax are a) the ultrawealthy, and b) tax lawyers, tax accountancies, Intuit, etc.


    I know a guy who’s made a decent living as a tax accountant (his own business) for years. He told me flat out that his business would only make it if the laws stay complicated like they are.

    However, I say REPEAL AMENDMENT XVI!

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  20. Mass insanity has spread throughout the country afflicting millions of persons who are camoflaged as
    : “Democrats”, and these very same individuals have been, for the past six decades, instrumentalized as the cannon fodder, ( voters) for such corrupt, dissolute, scumbags as EW, BC/HC/BO/BS and the newer crop of leftist nut-cases who are pushing the nation to the brink of pandemonia and bloodshed.

    The only way to even begin countering this dilema is to nr 1 : Wrest the “Racist” bludgeon from them and commence clobbering them with it 24, and nr 2 : Publically label them as “crazies” unrelentlessly.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz musician ( next gig : this evening)

  21. @Futurethirdworlder

    Note how they confuse terms. AOC wants to tax the “wealthy,” but really means she wants to tax the “high income.” Those probably correlate, but they are NOT the same thing.

    I’d actually support a 3% wealth tax and repeal of the income tax.

    Steve once pointed out that California relied on the income tax, while Texas relied on the property tax. There are any number of ways to game “income,” but you cannot game property, at least land. So conniving immigrants in California can avoid paying taxes (one simple example: do all your work for a corporation that makes payments to a foreign one in a tax haven, owned by family back home, so there is no income in California, then make sure to get dollars from the family at home), while in Texas the cost of government is incurred through property taxes and paid by all who pay the costs of property, whether directly, or through rent.

    • Replies: @anon
  22. @Thomm

    Shhh. You’re on to them.

  23. @Sir Launcelot Canning

    That might be changing. Black women voted 95% for Hillary. Black men, about 80%.

  24. anon[538] • Disclaimer says:

    Owning private residential property — “the American dream” — is a sucker bet.

    Zoning laws frequently impose strict limits on the commercial use that can be made of residential real estate — the largest investment many Americans own.

    Mortgage payments — ever look at an amortization schedule? You’ve paid for Home Sweet Home at least twice before you’ve paid off the note; you’re left with an aged asset that needs that much again to fix it up to sell it, and the costs of selling are enormous, your state and local taxing authority collecting 1%, 2% , 5% or more in transfer taxes; all in addition to the entire industry that earns its lucre by repairing, staging, marketing, negotiating, and transferring your property rights. You, dear property owner, end up with what’s left over. The State has power to enforce payment of every water bill you missed, every tax payment that was late, every deed restriction that was violated.
    Private Property!
    The American Dream!

    Wonder if AOC ever owned residential real estate.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  25. @anon

    I agree with you on the problems with property tax, #538, but not with your point on mortgages. Of course you’re going to pay a whole lot more than the house price over 30 years – that’s called the time value of money. If you don’t want to use someone else’s money and pay the price for that (called “interest”), then just save up the money and buy one. Failing that, at least save while you’re living there, and pay it off way early.

    I’m no fan of big banking, BTW (the escrow thing is a complete rip-off, but makes people feel secure). It’s just that people should understand the concept of interest, which is most certainly NOT, as I myself used to think, compensation for inflation.

    BTW, back in the day when interest rates were let to rise to natural levels, you may have paid 2.5 to 3 X your house price over 30 years. Right now, rates are just easing up from a full decade of the FED forcing them EXTREMELY LOW.

    A.O.C., as I finally figured out who you were writing about (my fault), is way too young and permanently stupid to understand what you or I just wrote.

  26. And Thursday, the day Rashida Tlaib was sworn in, her hand on a Quran, our first Palestinian-American congresswoman showed us what we may expect. As a rally of leftists lustily cheered her on, Tlaib roared, “We’re gonna impeach the (expletive deleted)!”

    The times they are a’changing, indeed.

    Once upon a time, when you were the first member of your group to achieve a public milestone you would go out of your way to show your intellect and decorum to dispel any doubts by the majority group as to the merit of your tribe. (See e.g., MLK, Jackie Robinson, James Baldwin).

    Now, you do a victory dance and taunt your opponents. There is simply no reason to win the motherf**ckers over. They’ll be powerless and replaced soon enough anyway.

  27. @Anonymous

    …the South and northern white ethnic parts of the coalition could no longer be accommodated along with the blacks.

    It’s funny to reflect on the fact that the deepest Southerners and New York Jews aligned so closely on presidential politics as late as the 1950s. 1948 was a speed bump, but a prescient one.

    1948 also negates the “yellow dog” excuse for such lockstep support for FDR. He also ran 10 percentage points above Wilson in the South, and nearly 20 above the average Democrat. Probably because the crackers and rednecks were able to recruit the hillbillies for a particular election.

  28. @Biff

    “Quasimodo could have won an election against Hillary.”

    Just the opposite, I think. The only one who could have beaten her was Mr. Trump. The rest of the GOP candidates were stiffs.

  29. @Achmed E. Newman

    While we’re at it why not repeal “pro democracy” amendments 17 and 19.

    17th – Direct Election of Senators
    19th – Women’s Suffrage

    Our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing in restricting who could vote, and we are now paying the price for our folly. Too much democracy is never a good thing.

  30. @follyofwar

    Amendment XVI too is unsound. All 4 need to be terminated with extreme prejudice.

  31. If old man Biden, who was too afraid to take on Queen Hillary in 2016, somehow wins the D nomination, how does he possibly keep that restive, rainbow, anti-white male coalition party together for another 4 years? Consider: Uncle Joe will be 78 in 2020, EIGHT years older than Trump was in 2016, when he became this country’s oldest man first elected to the office. Odds are fairly good that Biden (or Sanders) will die of natural causes before 2024.

    In fact, how much longer can this wretched two party system survive at all in a polyglot country of over 300 million? If nothing else, both parties need to divide in two before we all go crazy as we descend into civil war. We could have the Socialists, the neo-liberal Clinton/Obama Globalists, what’s left of the neocon cuckservative GOP, and the anti-interventionist, America-first Nationalists. In such a four party configuration we Nationalists could have a fighting chance.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  32. KenH says:

    No, the Democrats are no longer JFK’s party. They are Barack Obama’s party. They oppose everything in this nation that we used to celebrate and take for granted. They are the 21st century Bolsheviks and need to be utterly destroyed since their goal is the utter destruction of America and its founding stock.

    But neither is the Republican party the party of Dwight Eisenhower who supported the preservation of a white supermajority and strictly limiting third world immigration and his “Operation Wetback” that roughly and rudely deported over one million illegal alien Hispanics. Most of today’s Republican heavies are aghast at those things and say “that’s not who we are.”

    White Americans who don’t hate themselves and heterosexual have no political representation and haven’t for decades.

  33. @follyofwar

    Oops,I just noticed something, FoF. My other reply from yesterday should have said:

    Amendment XXVI too is unsound.

    That’s #26, about voting at 18 y/o.

  34. Psalm 2:1
    Why do the nations rage,
    And the people plot a vain thing?
    The kings of the earth set themselves,
    And the rulers take counsel together,
    Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
    “Let us break Their bonds in pieces
    And cast away Their cords from us.”

  35. JC says:

    you are being sarcastic right as S1 puts israel first…

    • Replies: @Tulip
  36. Art says:

    Tom Perez, Michael Blake, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi.

    Those are the powerful people in charge of the Democrat Party. A Latin identity, a black identity, a Jew, and an elite white feminist.

    Hmm – no middleclass white? The white middleclass is foreign to the Democrat Party – there is NO pretense.

    California is a one party state. No Republican statewide political official have been elected in years. The identity voting groups prevail – Latins, Jews, blacks, Asians, elite whites, feminists, LBGTQ types.

    Again – NO middleclass Christians welcome or needed. No white middleclass Christian values either.

    When more Mexicans immigrants infiltrate Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada – the balance of voting power in America will be tipped to the identity driven Democrats. It is all about raw naked identity voting numbers.

    America will become a one party nation, just like California and our major cities are.

    • Replies: @Wally
  37. TTSSYF says:

    Trump is routinely accused of causing a coarsening of our politics, but anyone who has read Left-wing magazines or websites over the years knows that the Left has always been fond of using four-letter words and other expletives, both in the articles and in the comments sections, to a much much greater extent than the typical person on the Right.

    One has only to look to Latin America to see what our future is…tribalism (Black Congressional Caucus), infantile emotionalism (AOC), shanties surrounding posh cities that continue to operate in complete denial (San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and on and on). An article about Argentina by Clifford May posted in the Washington Time this morning is a chilling glimpse into our future, as too many in our once-great country now indulge in grievance-mongering and conflate rights (e.g., the right to free speech), which can be granted by law and enjoyed by even the poorest among us,with social goods (e.g., access to affordable medical care), which are luxuries that exist only as long as there is a healthy economy.

    In my opinion, there simply aren’t enough of the original WASP stock, with its emphasis on deferred gratification, respect for institutions, word of honor, working for the common good rather than one’s tribe, etc., to turn this thing around. Lawrence Auster foretold it in his essay published in 1989 (“The Path to National Suicide”) with the changes in immigration laws passed in 1965. We are well beyond what he forecasted for 2020. I fear Trump, with his “Make America Great Again”, is more last gasp rather than first step.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Authenticjazzman
  38. TTSSYF says:

    That’s why I say we need to start self-sorting and make the red states as red as possible and make them repellant to the crazy polyglot Left.

  39. Hail says: • Website

    “The Path to National Suicide”

    There is no doubt we are at a low point, but there is also no telling what political conditions will be in the 2020s, 2030s, and beyond.

    Speaking of 1989, I once tried hard to find anyone in the period leading all the way up to early 1989 who predicted Soviet collapse and the unravelling of Communism across the world, and came up empty. Everyone still assumed there would be a Soviet Union in 2020, at least implicitly. It happened all of a sudden.

    Best case: Trump, rather than a “last gasp,” is a “first gasp” of something.

    • Replies: @Wally
  40. Wally says:

    “Best case: Trump, rather than a “last gasp,” is a “first gasp” of something.”

    I agree. While imperfect, Trump is the start of something very big.

    Change Happens Slowly Until It Happens Quickly

  41. Wally says:

    “When more Mexicans immigrants infiltrate Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada – the balance of voting power in America will be tipped to the identity driven Democrats. It is all about raw naked identity voting numbers.

    America will become a one party nation, just like California and our major cities are.”

    Secession movements will rise in force before it reaches that point.

  42. @TTSSYF

    ” To turn this thing around”

    “Turning this thing around”, as I (tragically) see it, will be next to impossible, as any and all actions in the direction of turning things around are and will be deemed by the ignorant masses, media and Democrats as : RACIST, and this is what everything hinges on : The “racist” label.

    I have been saying for years on end that the most effective method against these lunatics is to wrest the “racism” bludgeon away from them and to begin to throw it right back at them just as relentless as they have done for decades and then some.

    Republicans should have been using the “Racist” hammer against them over the last fifty years, starting with the KKK, and they neglected to do so out of fear of not being “fair”, and now we see the results.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained uS army vet, and pro jazz musician.

  43. Tiny Duck says:

    The truth is that white supremacy (and white “men”) are the great evil of our time. There can be no “civility” when fighitning evil.

    What Talib said was appropriate. She is the future. white “men” are the past.

    Just look at who white girls are procreating with. They know who run it.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  44. JFK was a Meth Junkie. Read the book “Dr Feelgood” Back then Meth was a prescription drug.

  45. @Tiny Duck

    ” Just look at who the white girls are procreating with”

    Yeah I see who the 300 pound white girls are procreating with.


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