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The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time.

At the Cow Palace in San Francisco in July of 1964, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, having been defeated by Barry Goldwater, took the podium to introduce a platform plank denouncing “extremism.”

Implication: Goldwater’s campaign is saturated with extremists.

Purpose: Advertise Rocky’s superior morality.

Smug and self-righteous, Rocky brayed at the curses and insults, “It’s a free country, ladies and gentlemen.”

Rocky was finished. He would never win the nomination.

Richard Nixon took another road, endorsed Goldwater, spoke for him in San Francisco, campaigned for him across America. And in 1968, with Goldwater’s backing, Nixon would rout Govs. George Romney and Rockefeller, and win the presidency, twice.

Sometimes, loyalty pays off.

About Cruz, a prediction: He will not be the nominee in 2020. He will never be the nominee. If Trump wins, Cruz is cooked. If Trump loses, his people will not forget the Brutus who stuck the knife in his back.

To any who read Allen Drury’s “Advise and Consent” or saw the movie, Ted Cruz is the Senator Fred Van Ackerman of his generation.

Yet, beyond the denunciations of Trump and disavowals of his candidacy, something larger is going on here.

The Goldwaterites were not only dethroning the East Coast liberal establishment of Rockefeller, but saying goodbye to the Republicanism of President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon.

Something new was being born, and births are not a pretty sight.

What was being born was a new Republican Party. It would be dominated, after Nixon, by conservatives, who would seek to dump the Accidental President, Gerald R. Ford, in 1976. They would recapture the party in 1980, and help elect and re-elect Ronald Reagan.

Vice President George H. W. Bush won in 1988 through the exploitation of cultural and social issues. His Democratic rival, Gov. Michael Dukakis, opposed the death penalty, opposed public school kids taking the Pledge of Allegiance, and had a progressive program to give weekend passes to convicted killers and rapists like Willie Horton.

Once this became known, thanks to Bush campaign manager Lee Atwater, the Little Duke was done. The Dukakis tank ride in that helmet, to show his aptitude to be commander-in-chief, probably did not help.

The crisis of today’s Republican Party stems from a failure to recognize, after Reagan went home, and during the presidency of George H. W. Bush, that America now faced a new set of challenges.

By 1991, America’s border was bleeding. Thousands were walking in from Mexico every weekend. The hundreds of thousands arriving legally, the vast majority of them Third World poor, began putting downward pressure on working-class wages. Soon, these immigrants would begin voting for the welfare state on which their families depended, and support the Party of Government.

By 1991, free trade had begun to send our factories and jobs overseas and de-industrialize America.

By 1991, an epoch in world history had ended. With the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the Cold War was suddenly over. America had prevailed.

“As our case is new,” said Lincoln, “so we must think anew and act anew.” Bush Republicans did not think anew or act anew.

They were like football coaches who still swore by the single-wing offense, after George Halas’ Chicago Bears, the “Monsters of the Midway,” used the T-formation to score 11 touchdowns and beat the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL championship game, 73-0.

What paralyzed the Republicans of a generation ago? What blinded them from seeing and blocked them from acting on the new realities?

Ideology, political correctness, a reflexive recoil against new thinking, and an innate inability to adapt.

The ideology was a belief in free trade that borders on the cultic, though free trade had been rejected by America’s greatest leaders: Washington, Madison, Hamilton, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.

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The political correctness stemmed from a fear of being called racist and xenophobic so paralyzing, so overpowering, that some Republicans would ship the entire Third World over here, rather than have it thought they would ever consider the race, ethnicity or religion of those repopulating America.

The inability to adapt was seen when our Cold War adversary extended a hand in friendship, and the War Party slapped it away. Rather than shed Cold War alliances and rebuild our country, we looked around for new commitments, new allies, new wars to fight to “end tyranny in our world.”

These wars had less to do with threats to vital interests, than with providing now-obsolete Cold Warriors with arguments to maintain their claims on national resources and attention, not to mention their lifestyles and jobs.

With Trump’s triumph, the day of reckoning has arrived.

The new GOP is not going to be party of open borders, free trade globalism or reflexive interventionism.

The weeping and gnashing of teeth are justified.

For these self-righteous folks are all getting eviction notices. They are being dispossessed of their home.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2016 Creators.com.

 
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  1. “The new GOP is not going to be party of open borders, free trade globalism or reflexive interventionism.”

    These are the pet policies of the beneficiaries of Citizens United. What is the new GOP going to use for money?

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  2. whorefinder says: • Website

    Mr. Buchanan, here’s my conspiratorial take.

    Bottom line for my paranoid hypothesis: Cruz’s actions are part of an overarching plan to stab Trump in the back.

    https://whoresoftheinternet.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/a-different-take-on-ted-cruzs-non-endorsement-of-trump-at-the-convention-more-bad-news-its-a-pincer-move/

    • Replies: @David
    , @Bill Jones
  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    Cruz being smug? Vengeful? Narcissistic?

    This is the Age of Narcissism-Nazis or Narcizis.

    • Replies: @ClarkC
  4. I remember that a few years back Trump did a WWE thing with McMahon. This convention has a WWE feel to it. As Rush Limbaugh pointed out, Trump arrived on the scene precisely as Lyin’ Ted had them whipped up into a pro-Trump unity frenzy by seemingly dissing Trump. In fact, this whole election has taken on Reality-TV proportions that have made it one of the most entertaining elections in my lifetime.

    I have always respected Trump, but now I am convinced of his genius. I can’t way to see if he s so clever with Hillary. As for Lyin’ Ted, I see a seat on SCOTUS in his future.

    • Replies: @tbraton
    , @Minnesota Mary
  5. Rehmat says:

    Stop whining Mr. Buchanan.

    Ted Cruz has very good reasons not to endorse Donald Trump; Ted Cruz takes orders from Jewish Lobby which wants Hillary Clinton to be America’s next president.

    Ted Cruz who has Cuban-Jewish blood is a blind supporter of the Zionist entity. Trump, on the other hand, is an Anglo-Saxon racist pig who is Jewish via his children.

    On May 28, 2015, the Canadian-born US Sen. Ted Cruz received the ‘Defender of Israel Award’ from Israeli Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and the Elie Wiesel, the anti-Iran holocaust myth-maker.

    In 2014, Cruz was booed offstage during a dinner for the Middle East’s Christian conference in Washington DC, when he told his audience that every good Christian must defend the Zionist entity.

    “Christians have no greater ally than Israel. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Christians. Tonight, we are all united in defense of Jews,” Ted Cruz said.

    https://rehmat1.com/2015/05/11/ted-cruz-to-receive-defender-of-israel-award/

    • Disagree: Che Guava
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. Cruz is not Brutus to Trump’s Caesar. The comparison is silly and stupid. Cruz didn’t endorse for good reason – Trump doesn’t deserve it. Trump crossed every line that could be crossed, including going after Cruz’s family. Trump will be lucky to win as his minions have been consistently insulting the Cruz voters he needs to win. He’s doing a Romney, who also refused to unite the party.

    • Replies: @tjm
    , @Ozymandias
    , @Anonymous
  7. David says:
    @whorefinder

    I didn’t read the link but I don’t see what you’re worried about. Whom could Cruz make rethink his support of Trump? No one. But take a somewhat sympathetic WWF wrestler like Trump and pit him against an evil, backstabbing, conniving, prissy, self-righteous busybody like Cruz, and millions of eligible voters could be won over by very sympathetic indignation.

    Maybe it is a coordinated play between Trump and Cruz. Cruz is even going over to his corner to continue the trash-talk in front of the cameras just like in the real WWF.

    • Replies: @whorefinder
  8. TJM says:

    I always appreciate Pat’s writing, except for the moments of homophobia, but as always the down playing or omission of Zionism in America. If you look at the fall of America, it can be traced to the rise of Zionism.

    Pat talks about all the failings of the Republicans, open borders, immigration, free trade, unlimited war, ALL are aspects of Zionism, and treasonous politicians like Ted Cruz.

    Pat should certainly remember Cruz and his speech before Christians and how he demanded their support for Israel, to which he received boos and smiled as he walked off stage.

    Cruz, like Clinton is the culmination of decades of Zionist manipulation and control in Washington.

    Last summer Congress was working on cutting funding to the Coast guard to save money. They had cut funding for emergency helicopters on the West Coast. The Coast Guard are tasked with saving boats that are in trouble off the coast, usually fishermen. This cut in helicopter service would double the response time from a half hour to an hour, and in northern Pacific waters that could be the difference between life and death. They were looking to save \$3,000,000.00. That SAME WEEK, by almost unanimous vote, that SAME FUCKING CONGRESS passed a bill authorizing American tax dollars go to resupply Israel missile “defense” system, to the tune of \$225,000,000.00. Now I don’t think there was any consequence for voting to cut money to save American, fishermen’s lives along the West Coast, but I bet you anything, if you did not vote for the money for Israel’s weapons, you should be ready for a challenge during the next election cycle. The media of course is a powerful colluding force, always working for the Zionist’s interest, never American’s.

    When you control Hollywood, the Entertainment industry, Wall Street, Banking, and certainly the MSM, and the lion share of political donations, you have a great deal of influence over a nation. Now if America was doing great and their leadership was helping America, I would be all for it, but that is certainly NOT the case, as is exemplified by the constant examples of hypocrisy between what is good for America, vs Israel. If America builds a wall, the Zionist media screams racism, xenophobia, but Israel builds a wall, its “justified, no racism there…we all know the reality, but the media is too corrupt to print it and the politicians are too scared to say it.

    Zionism and its off shoots, feminism, racism, multiculturalism, capitalism…are all tools to destroy America, and they are exceeding at an alarming rate. I would love to see more honest discussion about the situation, not have it ignored while it only gets worse.

    • Replies: @Druid
    , @Anonymous
  9. tjm says:
    @Quartermaster

    Cruz is a Zionist traitor, he should be running for PM of Israhell, not president of the USA.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  10. @WorkingClass

    “What is the new GOP going to use for money?”

    Wasn’t Jeb! the candidate with the biggest war chest? When the voters are paying attention, all that money spent on fooling the public isn’t so effective any more.

  11. @Quartermaster

    “Trump crossed every line that could be crossed, including going after Cruz’s family.”

    Voters who are paying attention remember that Cruz attacked Trump’s family first. You should try joining us.

    • Replies: @ClarkC
  12. Rurik says:

    With Trump’s triumph, the day of [Pat Buchanan’s] reckoning has arrived.

    The new GOP is not going to be party of open borders, free trade globalism or reflexive interventionism.

    The weeping and gnashing of teeth are justified.

    ‘I love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning…’

    What paralyzed the Republicans of a generation ago? What blinded them from seeing and blocked them from acting on the new realities?

    Ideology, political correctness, a reflexive recoil against new thinking, and an innate inability to adapt.

    I would put it slightly differently. It wasn’t ideology, but a lack there of. What motivated our cuck-Republican politicians wasn’t any kind of principles, but rank personal ambition. Lucre was the only principle they understood- their thirty shekels. Reelection was their ideology, and since the levers of power were being wielded by commie Zionists and a greed consumed MIC and international corporation\$, they were only too happy to oblige.

    The ideology was a belief in free trade that borders on the cultic

    here again it’s the double sword of death. The infinite greed of our materialistic cultural rot + the anti-Western hatred of the commie class (liberal Jews, homosexuals, femcunts, etc..). The corporate whores were only too willing to oblige the anti-Western commies in eviscerating the hated (white) middle class. It wasn’t ideology, unless that ideology is greed and pure hatred unleashed. The Republicucks were only too happy to oblige, since the Zio-commies (with a genocidal hatred of traditional America) controlled the media and banks. These politicians (like Cruz) are not motivated by principles. HA! They’re motivated by vanity and are simply willing to toss us all under the bus if it means they personally get to play at having some power. While they drop to their knees and lick the shekels from the feculent hand of Moloch

    Ted Cruz (and all the Republicucks):

    The political correctness stemmed from a fear of being called racist and xenophobic so paralyzing, so overpowering, that some Republicans would ship the entire Third World over here

    just as with all the anti-white, anti-Western racist hatred emanating out of the eternally butt-hurt, from every ugly demographic on the planet all the way to the drooling rabid dogs of Islam, there’s a turning going on, where we’re slowly beginning to see who the real hate-consumed racists really are. Those who demand that if all white, Western nations don’t commit ethnic and cultural mass-suicide, that it can only mean we’re terrible “racists”. But we’re beginning to see the true ugly face of anti-white racism for all its festering and oozing pus filled rancor. And we’re happily and finally rejecting it. It seems our collective noblesse oblige can only be abused so far. Thank God!

    The inability to adapt was seen when our Cold War adversary extended a hand in friendship, and the War Party slapped it away.

    there again, Pat is being wayyyy too nice. It isn’t out of any lack of an ability to adapt that the treasonous scum who’re foisting these wars are doing so, but rather in the service of the Fiend itself, who demands relentless oceans of gentile blood to sate its Satanic appetite, and with the MIC all too eager to accommodate, those are the reasons my country has been used as a drooling beast on the world’s stage, mass-murdering and destroying all opposition to Zionism run amok. But then I suppose Mr. Buchanan’s position as a respectable journalist prevents him from putting it in quite those terms. 😉

    Anyways, as I’ve said before.. were it not for Mr. Buchanan’s tireless and heroic patriotism, this day might never have come.

    (Not that the gorgon hag might not end up in the White House, but at least there’s been a repudiation of that most revolting scum on the planet earth that there is: the professional Republicuck ; )

    • Replies: @TJM
    , @WorkingClass
  13. Che Guava says:
    @tjm

    You have minor points correct, but your pattern of illiterate posts, stupid insults to others, convinces me that you are a fake, if not operating from tthe same chat room or physical space as Rehmat. Congratulations on having a support team to quickly repair your very poor English on hand so fast.

  14. TJM says:
    @Rurik

    I agree with everything you write, but clumping in gay people to the Zionist movement is ridiculous. Just like there are many women who want women’s rights, but are not “feminists” there are many gays who want equal rights, but are not extremists about it.

    It is pretty fucked up to hate people for who they are, and align them with people who actually are working to destroy America, like the Zionists.

    The Zionists are powerful enough without people like you aligning women and gays with them. Divide and conquer is the strategy, I don’t work to help them. I hold people accountable for their acts against the nation, not who they are as people.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @schmenz
  15. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    Vote for conscience? Which candidate is that? LOL.

    The likes of Cruz should know that Trump didn’t take over the right.
    There was no more meaningful right, and his movement filled the vacuum(at least for now).

    Trumpers didn’t storm the castle and take over.

    Trumpers moved into an abandoned building and began to refurbish it. Like what George Bailey did in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. GOP gave up on the right long ago. It turned into McCain and Bushes embracing illegals and Rich Lowry sucking up to Al Sharpton.

    The Proglobalist argument that white Americans deserve no identity, pride, and racial-cultural consciousness & unity is really a laugh.

    What good is power if one can’t be proud of it.

    Using his logic, Russians have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Russia since Russians are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Egyptians have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Egypt since Egyptians are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Chinese have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in China since Chinese are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Israeli Jews have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Israel since Jews are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Turks have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Turkey since Turks are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Mexicans have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Mexico since Mexicans are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Iranians have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Iran since Iranians are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Nigerians have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Nigerians since Nigerians are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Japanese have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Japan since Japanese are the ruling majority in that country.
    Using his logic, Poles have no right to be proud, patriotic, and united in Poland since Poles are the ruling majority in that country.

    What is the point of a people having dominance and power in a nation is they can’t even preserve and defend it and take pride in it?
    What was the point of all that hard work and sacrifice to build it up just to lose to to others?
    Did Jews go through the trouble of creating Israel just to hand it over to non-Jews?
    Did Ireland go through all that trouble to free themselves from the Brits in order to be taken over by non-Irish?
    Due to influence of Pop culture and PC, it is sadly true that many Irish don’t mind being taken over by Africans. What a sickness, this ‘progressive globalism’, or PROGLOB.

    The idea that white people don’t have a right to assert their identity, unity, and power is to say their power is illegitimate. They say this of whites not only in the New World but even in the white homeland of Europe.
    This idea of White Burden was spread foremost by Jews because Jewish power depends on the suppression of white pride and unity lest they challenge Jewish supremacist power.

    Anyway, if the argument is that the powerful do NOT deserve identity, pride, and unity, then Jews need to abandon their ethno-consciousness and interests since they are by far the most powerful and privileged people on earth.

  16. Is a new day dawning within the GOP? No matter what you think about Trump, or any other newly elected POTUS, he has to head off facts being created ahead of his agenda if he wants to succeed.

    Obama was a good illustration. The metastases of Bush’s wars happened while he was still celebrating being The First Black President with Cinderella at the ball. He may have thought, and his supporters certainly did, that he was the peace candidate. Those who listened carefully realized he was pro Smart War, a little drive-by regime change, home in time for golf. Instead the ME quagmire deepened and Europe is being invaded. And while Obama was still learning drone management, any chance of war reduction was gone. Likewise, Trump is likely to be rolled by Israel and expand the unending war.

    Trump said we was going to tell the American people the truth, yet smoozed on healthcare and education. Healthcare can’t be fixed by the GOP’s solution of letting insurance companies compete across state lines. Education can’t be fixed by expanding vouchers and charter schools. That is old school GOP.

    Trump was right to call out corruption in regard to Hillary’s State Department and by implication the DoJ. But the need to fight corruption is systemic. The government is one giant blood-sucking tick, a profiteer’s dream from Congress to the compromised oversight agencies. A tweak here and there isn’t going to get the job done. Reagan may have had good intentions but he unleashed a feeding frenzy in Washington. I hope the same doesn’t happen to Trump.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  17. @YT Wurlitzer

    “Is a new day dawning within the GOP?”

    What I really would have loved to see at the Convention was a video-roll-in remake of the old Reagan “Morning in America” commercial, but with this one addressing a number of GOP weak points that were going to become history with Trump at the helm. But he can still do something like that to the Dems.

  18. Rurik says:
    @TJM

    clumping in gay people to the Zionist movement is ridiculous.

    You’re right, for the most part

    I get a little carried away at times, alas

    this issue is complicated and I don’t always take the time to flesh out the many nuances (many people have said I’m way too long-winded as it is)

    I have nothing against gays or lesbians per se, and certainly not against women, (for God’s sake!)

    so when I rail against “femcunts”, that is hardly saying anything about women, at least as far as I’m concerned. I love women, but I have no use for those female SJW who go around hair-triggered at any hint of testosterone or chivalry. They’re simply members of the eternally butt-hurt who exist as an ugly reminder that not all women are beautiful and sublime expressions of God’s love of aesthetic perfection – that He manifested on earth by creating women. (or something like that ; )

    Gays also are in and of themselves entirely inoffensive in my humble opinion. And are often wonderful people. But then too often too many of them act as soldiers in the commie army that wants to murder off the “patriarchy” (Western civilization and the white men and women who created it)

    So I should have added the caveat that I was referring to those radical homosexual activists and zealots that demand, among other things access to children; like being Boy scout troupe leaders and such, and demanding they be allowed to teach Christian Sunday schools- against the better judgment of the Christians who want more traditional role models for their children. It is these same radicals, (both feminists and homosexuals) it seems to me, that are also demanding the complete deconstruction of the entire West, including not just our culture, but our very DNA.

    So for those gays (like Milo and so many others) and lesbians that are perfectly happy to live in a free and Western society, (that was invented and made possible by the very white, male patriarchy that the radical activists seem to hate so singularly), then I consider them my compatriots and friends.

    I like most gays I know, but the ones on TV and NPR and elsewhere railing against Trump as a racist and misogynist- I consider just as tiresome as the Zionists and assorted commies and millennial dunderheads (useful idiots) who enjoy the fruits of the ‘dead white man’s’ efforts, even as they strive to heap opprobrium upon him.

    I hope that helps

  19. TJM says:

    No argument there, and perhaps to put a finer point on the subject, there are some gays, as there are many blacks, Latinos and women, who unwittingly become soldiers in the war against the West, a war they themselves would be greatly harmed if the side they fight for wins.

    sadly, when you control the media, you get to dictate realty. I remember when gay marriage was ruled upon by the Supreme court and the White House projected a gay flag over it, most gay people I know cringed. To me I say it as a manipulative gesture, pushing the idea that gays are talking over, just like they push the laughable idea that Muslims are talking over (You will note they NEVER portray Latino immigrants are talking over, because its true and its exactly what they want), all in an attempt to push the division of Americans. Of course gun “control” has to be the best example of this, pitting one extreme against another, the media had gotten so good at that.

    I appreciate your reasoned clarification of the situation.

  20. @Rurik

    “While they drop to their knees and lick the shekels from the feculent hand of Moloch”

    I have the same problems with Pat that you have. And the same opinion of Zionism. But I lack the colorful language.

    “Anyways, as I’ve said before.. were it not for Mr. Buchanan’s tireless and heroic patriotism, this day might never have come.”

    Agree with this also. I have always admired Buchanan for his retail politics, his candor, and his powerful prose.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  21. tbraton says:
    @The Alarmist

    “I have always respected Trump, but now I am convinced of his genius.”

    That’s my take as well. Based on written accounts supplemented by my pure speculation, I believe what happened is that Trump sought unsuccessfully to obtain Cruz’s endorsement a few weeks back but promised him nonetheless a speaking spot at the Convention without any preconditions. Cruz nevertheless gave Trump a courtesy draft of his remarks a few hours before he was scheduled to speak. After scanning the remarks and finding no Cruz endorsement, Trump could have cancelled Cruz’s speaking spot but that would have reflected badly on Trump. Cruz was probably calculating that Trump would cancel his promised speaking spot after seeing no endorsement and that would only redound to Cruz’s benefit and enhance his reputation. When Trump surprisingly refused to blink and allowed Cruz to speak, Cruz wasn’t left with any choice. He had to go through with his enhanced speech (I cited the tweet of Katy Tur indicating that the draft Trump saw was 9-10 minutes long whereas Cruz’s speech (which he cut short as a result of the chorus of boos) lasted nearly 23 minutes.) or else suffer the opprobrium of backing down. I’m sure Trump took steps to ensure that Cruz’s speech was a disaster, such as having Paul Manafort arrange with the NY delegation to start booing at the appropriate point when it became obvious that no Cruz endorsement would be forthcoming (the “vote your conscience” phrase) and arranging to make an early appearance in the hall before Cruz even finished talking, which completely distracted the crowd. So, in my estimation, Trump calculated the game perfectly, while Cruz got outsmarted by a superior player.

    What this episode evokes for me is the little game Trump and Christie played on Rubio in the NH debate held shortly before the NH primary. The polls showed Christie lagging in a state where he was originally expected to do well. If he didn’t do well in NH, he was likely to withdraw, as he did very soon after finishing far behind in the NH primary. Thus, the NH debate was likely the last opportunity for Christie to attack Rubio. As a former prosecutor, he was well suited for the role. That’s why I suspect Trump collaborated with Christie to set up the sting, which had all the hallmarks of a Trump ploy and none of a Christie ploy. Christie made his attack, and, miraculously, Rubio reacted in a perfect robotic way that confirmed Christie’s point. All the while, Trump just observed and said nothing. (Trump does have discipline. Earlier this week, we had the embarrassing Melania episode. Someone pointed out that immediately afterward, when the plagiarism charge surfaced, Trump maintained a complete silence on his twitter account, contrary to his normal procedure. A day later, the speechwriter took the blame, and the episode redounded to Trump’s benefit when she revealed that Trump had decided not to fire her for her innocent mistake. Talk about making chicken salad out of chicken feathers!) That led me to speculate that the whole idea had been Trump’s. I believe it was Dave Pinsen who pointed out to me that Scott Adams had the same notion. Since I had never read Adams’ blog, I decided to check it out and discovered that he had actually thought the process though more deeply than I and concluded that Trump had written out the script for Christie to follow. That thought had not occurred to me, but I totally agreed with Adams’ astute observation. That was a Trump production all the way. Christie was merely the actor delivering the lines written by Shakespeare.

    • Replies: @tbraton
  22. schmenz says:
    @TJM

    TJM:

    I’m afraid there is a connection between shoving this homosexual garbage down our throats and those who would sympathize with Zionism and their fellow-travellers. It is no secret what ethnic group is cheer leading for this stuff, and providing it with money and, importantly, an entire media propaganda arm.

    I don’t hate people for what they are. It’s what they do that bothers me, especially when they want to shove it in the face of my children and grand children.

    Lastly, and with due respect, please don’t try to tell me these poor souls were “born that way”. Tell that to the doctors who treat the diseases brought on by engaging in unnatural vice.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  23. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    For these self-righteous folks are all getting eviction notices. They are being dispossessed of their home.

    good time to be a landlord in Wash DC

  24. whorefinder says: • Website
    @David

    It’s about Cruz setting himself up (with the donors’ help) as the anti-Trump; the “maverick and principled” outsider in the Republican party.

    Then the insiders (such as Pence) set Trump up for a scandal, leaking information and one-by-one turning on him.

    Then Cruz leads the political assault on Trump as the principled outsider against corruption.

    Trump gets kicked out, Pence takes over, appoints Cruz VP.

    Game over.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  25. Rurik says:
    @WorkingClass

    the colorful language.

    .. lick the shekels from the feculent hand of Moloch

    I just can’t think of a better description of Sheldon

    it’s perfect

  26. ClarkC says:
    @Priss Factor

    One amusing fact of the aftermath has been Trump fans using “narcissistic” as an epithet. Not much self-awareness there.

  27. ClarkC says:
    @Ozymandias

    Voters who are paying attention and not telling Trumpian lies remember that Cruz did not attack Trump’s family first, or ever. A generic anti-Trump PAC with no ties to Cruz released old nude photos of Melania, which Trumpkin liars claimed was done by Cruz.

    What is beyond dispute is that Trump had engaged in personal insults long before that against Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio. Nothing like this had been seen in GOP primaries in our lifetimes. One reason such was never done is because it creates party divisions. Trump fans seem to think that unity is a responsility of everyone in the GOP except Trump.

  28. @whorefinder

    I’d like to see Trump dump Pence as Veep after the mid-term elections in 2018.

  29. @ClarkC

    “A generic anti-Trump PAC…”

    Generic? It said “or you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday” right on the photo.

  30. @ClarkC

    Using odd-sounding words like Trumpian and dimunitives like Trumpkin really add to your “argument.”

  31. tbraton says:
    @tbraton

    “He had to go through with his enhanced speech (I cited the tweet of Katy Tur indicating that the draft Trump saw was 9-10 minutes long whereas Cruz’s speech (which he cut short as a result of the chorus of boos) lasted nearly 23 minutes.) . . .”

    In the interests of honesty, I just heard a report on Fox News (by Carl Cameron) that my earlier report (based on Katy Tur’s tweet, included in a Washington Post article) may have been wrong. Cameron reports that the draft submitted by Cruz to Trump actually matched the speech he gave, so my speculation that Cruz enhanced his speech after Trump gave him the green light was probably wrong. I should note that Tur is the NBC News correspondent assigned to the Trump campaign, so it is reasonable to conclude that she was fed a false story by the Trump camp. It would interesting to track down a schedule of the Convention to see exactly how much time was allocated to Cruz’s speech compared to how long he actually spoke (23 minutes), but I had trouble tracking down such a schedule even before the speeches occurred.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  32. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Their should be a law that only people BORN in the country can vote. Actually I would like to wait until the third generation (both the voter and his/her parents, must be born here to vote.) I see this as the only way to remove immigration as a political tool for the left and restore it as an instrument of national policy.

    It was also a great tragedy that America didn’t accept graciously its default victory over the USSR in the early 1990’s. Had America not tried to impose a Pax Americana on the world but simply brought the troops home, the world would be much better off today.

    • Replies: @Ttjy
  33. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    I think this is half of White Deaths.

    60s culture was not good for health.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cowsills#Deaths

  34. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Rehmat

    You hype your blog, in every post.
    I doubt many go there though.
    You spout words like ‘anglo saxon racist pig’
    But at least he is not an arab pedophile,
    As is accepted in their corrupt and perverse culture.
    The Arabs in general are the pigs, we see evidence daily in the news of their crimes.
    We dont need Arabs, for anything at all, and would be better off without them.
    Decent society is better off without these vermin.
    They have not even figured out how to use toilet paper from what i have heard,
    And still use their hands.
    A complete culture of religiously deluded, backward, filthy, unclean, immoral a-holes
    Which the world put up with for far too long because it wanted oil.
    There is plenty of oil now, may the despicable culture
    of the arab human garbage be forever contained
    In their stinking destert a-holey land.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Verymuchalive
  35. @tbraton

    “… my earlier report (based on Katy Tur’s tweet, included in a Washington Post article) may have been wrong.”

    No harm, no foul. The important thing is that you learned from it, namely to never take anything Tur says or writes at face value.

    You’re not fired! Keep up the good comments.

    • Replies: @tbraton
  36. tbraton says:
    @The Alarmist

    Actually, I’m not sure the full story has been told yet, although it probably smacks too much of “inside baseball,” which bores most people to death. We have Katy Tur’s tweet published by the Washington Post, which states that the Cruz draft shown to Trump was less than half as long as Cruz’s actual speech, but she may have been fed some BS by a Trump insider. Then we have Carl Cameron’s report of last night, which states that the draft shown to Trump matches the final speech, but we don’t know whether he too was fed some BS by a Cruz insider. That’s why I would be interested in seeing how much time was originally allocated to Cruz’s appearance. My reaction, watching the speech, was that it was going on too long for what he was saying. It’s probably one of those disputes that will never be resolved, but it is clear that Tur’s report makes Trump look good while Cameron’s report makes Cruz look better. As far as Tur is concerned, I have seen enough of her to realize that she is no fan of Trump and was probably assigned to his campaign with the aim of doing as much damage to the Trump campaign as possible. NBC is clearly in full anti-Trump mode and full pro-Hillary mode. It’s sad to see so many MSM turn themselves into full propaganda organs, with little regard for the truth.

  37. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    You didn’t have say it sir. But you said it well enough. I second your comment.

  38. @The Alarmist

    Who would appoint Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  39. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @TJM

    Don’t be too hard on Pat, he tried to alert everyone about Zionism and was kicked off every TV network for doing so.

  40. @Minnesota Mary

    “Who would appoint Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court?”

    Assuming Ted was play acting and took one for the team, President Trump could easily say that Cruz is one of the best conservative legal minds of our time who would serve us all well on the court notwithstanding any other differences of opinion the two might have between them.

    Given that a number of Republican appointments to SCOTUS have been a disappointment, the crap-shoot of a Cruz appointment would be worth it even without any actual collusion. I personally think Cruz would make a better jurist than Senator, and contend in any case that he is ineligible to be President.

  41. alberto says:

    To call Cruz ‘Brutus’ is an insult to Brutus.

    Ted Cruz is now the ‘Jane Fonda of the Republican Party.’ His words and actions are being used by the Democrats, just like Hanoi Jane’s photos and propaganda were being used by the enemy during the Vietnam War.

    He’s a real piece of shit. Two years ago, when my guard team and I were being deployed to the border to protect my fellow Texans, Ted Cruz and Glenn Beck were handing out food, water and toys to illegals in McAllen, TX.

    He’s a traitor… a wolf in sheep’s clothing, married to Goldman Sachs and other big money interests… His appearance at the RNC was his last attempt to sabotage the nominee’s chances to win, so Hillary -the other Wall Street candidate- can be elected.

    Fuck him… I will vote for his challenger when he’s up for reelection in Texas.

    Peace out.

    • Agree: Bill Jones
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  42. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Quartermaster

    Yes please give us more see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil politics. Some wounds must be lanced and foul stuff comes out.

  43. Until all US population will come to understanding that Nixon was the greatest president they ever did have, they are simply beyond help.

  44. Ttjy says:
    @anon

    I like the idea of waiting to the 3rd generation to vote, but I think we should also slow immigration to a trickle if not to zero.

    This country’s demographics have already been changed forever, which means the country is changed forever.

    • Replies: @anon
  45. Good job Mr. Buchanan. I did not know that you had the ability to grow and change. Lets hope Trump wins because if not, these ideals are dead and gone forever. The immigrant tide and vanishing jobs will drown us all in permanent poverty and cultural decay, if nuclear war does not kill us first. And Hillary will laugh all the way to the bank.

  46. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Sounds like he’s been reading my posts around the internet.

  47. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @schmenz

    I think the connection is Magnus Hirschfeld, the father of the modern gay rights movement. He was a Jew in 1920s Germany. He actively promoted homosexuality, and had a hand in the creation of the first gay film. Sigmund Freud was the first person of note to observe the high rates of Jewish homosexuality (which he attributed to the psychological damage of ostracism). In a recent study, Jews were shown to be twice as likely to be gay as non-Jewish populations. See here: http://akinokure.blogspot.com/2012/07/jews-more-than-twice-as-likely-to-be.html

    As we saw Jewish ascendancy, critics documented a corresponding rise in gay normalization movements.

    In other words, society started to reflect those who were running it.

    As more Jews moved up into positions of power for the first time in academia, in media, in politics, an emphasis on homosexual normalization became the default position.

  48. @Anonymous

    I agree will all you say except that you should replace ” Arab ” with ” Muslim. ”
    I have neighbours who are Arab Christians. They were forced to flee after Bush II’s misconceived intervention in Iraq. They are the salt of the earth and if all Arabs were like them there would be no problem, because there wouldn’t be any Muslims.

  49. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Ttjy

    Sad but true. Demography is destiny.

    Of course destinies can be bad as well as good….

  50. @whorefinder

    An elegant and all too believable theory.

  51. @alberto

    You’re right on. Wish I lived in Texas so I could join you in voting for his opponent in the GOP primary next time.

    Ted Cruz, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, et al., must be thrown out in the Republican primaries in 2018 and 2020.

    And hopefully Paul Nehlen will defeat Paul Ryan just weeks from now in the Wisconson GOP congressional primaries.

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