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If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind.

Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president.

And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.

“The president has not risen to the mantle of his office,” said Romney; in “qualities of character” Trump’s “shortfall has been most glaring.”

Our leaders must “inspire and unite us,” not “promote tribalism,” wrote Romney. We must defend the “free press.”

All music to Post ears.

As senator, Romney promised, “I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant.”

Sounds like a litany of media slanders against Trump, some of which, seven years ago, were lodged against a GOP presidential nominee whose name was Mitt Romney.

Thursday, the Post paid Romney in its special currency, with a Page 1 photo and headline about having discovered “a new voice of resistance.”

But Romney had not exactly pledged his life, fortune and sacred honor to dethrone the tyrant. Rather he declared, “I look forward to working on these priorities … with Mitch McConnell.”

A day later, The New York Times, perhaps miffed it had not been the beneficiary of Romney’s dump on Trump, dumped all over him:

“Romney Cools Fiery Tone After Trump Allies Assail Him,” ran the headline. A CNN interview, wrote the Times, found Romney “repeatedly declining to escalate his attacks on the president and explaining that he would only speak out against Mr. Trump on issues of ‘great significance.'”

Does Romney not see presidential character as an issue of “great significance”? The Washington Times said Romney appeared to be auditioning for the role of Jeff Flake in the new Senate.

Though the Romney screenplay seemed to fizzle after the early negative reviews, the episode is revelatory.

Clearly Romney senses Trump is in trouble, and may not survive, or may not run, and there may be an opening for him. He seems to want to be properly positioned with the anti-Trumpers and never-Trumpers, should that happen.

Yet, in seeing Trump as besieged, Romney is not wrong.

With loss of the House and resignation of his defense secretary, the president had a rough year’s end. Now the expectations of his enemies and the hopes of this hostile city for his fall are greater than ever.

Blood is in the water. If Trump seeks re-election, he will be challenged in the primaries. And as presidents from Truman to LBJ, to Carter, Ford and Bush 41 discovered, these can prove problematic.

Looking over to the other side of the aisle, however, that party, too, has problems. The more hot-headed of the House majority have already said they will introduce articles of impeachment against the president.

And when the militant members are rewarded by major media with favorable coverage and commentary, this will induce others to join in, in anticipation of the same media rewards.

An impeachment battle thus seems inevitable.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic leadership may see this rush to impeachment as a strategic blunder. But they will be unable to contain or control what will by spring resemble a mob.

Today, unelected media, not elected politicians, decide what gets attention. For our media, President Trump is the issue, as he was in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and removing him from the presidency the strategic goal.

But beyond the issue of Trump, 2019 looks to be a rough year for America. The deficit will reach a trillion dollars. National debt is near $22 trillion. The budget is out of balance. No consensus exists in Congress on how to deal with it.

If sanctions are not first lifted on North Korea, there will be no nuclear deal, and the probability grows that “Little Rocket Man” will begin anew to test his missiles and nuclear warheads.

With U.S. troops pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan, the day is coming, and soon, when we must face up to and act upon these facts:

America lost both wars. Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban from whom we took it in 2003, and Bashar Assad, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are, for the near-term, dominant in Syria.

As for our Kurdish allies, they will have to turn to Assad and offer to give him the Syrian lands they captured from ISIS, in return for the Syrian regime’s protection from the Turks.

And as for Russia and China, our great adversaries, our foreign policy elite succeeded in this century in undoing the best work of Nixon and Reagan.

Where those presidents split China from Russia and ensured that Beijing and Moscow would have better relations with us than with each other, our elite revels in that it has alienated both China and Russia — and united both against us.

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 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Anonymous[590] • Disclaimer says:

    So it’ll be a street fight then; pretty sure that’s how the orange man likes it.

  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    ” … Russia and China, our great adversaries, …”

    Define “our,” please.

  3. HBM says:

    Anything even-handed out of Romney regarding Trump is a conscious lie. He’s not to be trusted. One may assume Trump’s conciliatory naivete regarding him is disingenuous. Mitt of the Magic Underpants is no-doubt (still) hooked-in with Kristol and the (((Never-Trump)))/Mormon Mafia Axis of Shysters, and that he will be up to all kinds of shenanigans both seen and unseen during the next two years.

  4. Vulture Capitalist. Self righteous elitist. Massachusetts Liberal. Thanks Utah.

  5. Anon[300] • Disclaimer says:

    How many times do the voters have to send slippery Mitt home for him to get the message that he is irrelevant? Well, he is still relevant in the MSM / elite echo chamber, where they affirm their own beliefs, and we the voters are irrelevant to them.

  6. AWM says:

    Mitt is a globalist, nothing new or unexpected here.

  7. Rurik says:

    Where those presidents split China from Russia and ensured that Beijing and Moscow would have better relations with us than with each other, our elite revels in that it has alienated both China and Russia — and united both against us.

    Not only did they unite China and Russia against ‘us’, they united China and Russia and Rurik, against ‘us’.

    Who else have the beltway elite alienated to the point that they’re also on our (China, Russia, Rurik’s) side, against ‘us’?

    I’d say Donald Trump falls into that category. He’s also hated by the beltway elite as much as Russia is hated, perhaps far more in fact, if the unhinged, ‘white-knuckled’ rhetoric is any indication.

    So on one side we have Russia and China and Rurik and Trump. There are also the millions of Deplorables, the Yellow Vesters, the Brexiteers, the nascent nationalists of Europe, and the voters and president of Brazil.

    We’re all against ‘us’. (the “us” being the beltway elites, Macr0n, Merkel, Pelosi, Romney, Soros, CNN, NYT, etcetera..).

    It’s funny I suppose to imagine how many times in history it’s been asked ‘are you with us?!’

    I remember recounting Dubya’s threat to the world when he barked ‘you’re either with us, or against us”, to a typical Republican and exceptional American, and I said that Dubya’s threat sure made the question easy to answer. And the Republican sort of smugly nodded with grim approval.

    I didn’t realize it at the time, but later it dawned on me that the Republican had assumed that I had sided with Dubya and his righteous crusade against ‘terror’. IOW I was with ‘us’.

    But nothing could have been further from the truth. Indeed, when Dubya puffed up his cheerleader frame, and thrust forth his simian mug, and threatened the American people as much as he was threatening the ‘terrorists’, the very last thing I could have imagined in a thousand lifetimes would be that I was one of ‘us’. The Coalition of the Willing.

    But to the Republican, being a cowed member of ‘us’, was a no-brainer. It was automatic.

    No, no. When it comes down to whom exactly ‘us’ are, it can get very interesting, (if not grammatically tortured).

    Russia and China have their own national interests, and that sort of defines who they are. But when it comes to the ZUSA, it’s more nuanced. More so than any hostility or enmity between the ZUSA vs. Russia or China, there is infinitely more rancor and hatred and malice in the ZUSA between ‘us’ – the denizens of this enigmatic ‘nation’.

    When was the last time you saw someone meltdown like this over Putin or Russia?

    When incoming congress-critter Rashida Tlaib refers to her president Trump as a ‘motherfucker’, she’s wildly applauded.

    All across Hollywood, the important people are grinding in their visceral bile against Trump, but it isn’t Trump who they hate with a seemingly murderous intensity, is it? No, the people Robert De Niro hate and would like to bash in the face- are us, the Deplorables who voted for Trump.

    So it’s like being an ‘American’ during the Revolutionary or Civil wars.

    Who are ‘us’ ?

    • Replies: @Giuseppe
  8. bt says:

    Oh Pat, calm down.

    In this shameful Romney post, Mitt basically signed off on “all the good things” Trump has done and made clear that he’s ready for more good Republican stuff like tax cuts and entitlement cuts.

    All he was saying is that he wishes Trump were just a little more polite about it. And those cuss words are just not proper either. Mitt would never behave so poorly!

    –>Don’t worry about the Middle East Wars, someone will promise to buy a few fighter plans from Northrop and Trump will back peddle on most of the promised withdrawal. He will, of course, claim the opposite has occurred, which is his right since he is a nut job. Sadly Trump’s trying to draw down is maybe one of the few things Trump has tried to do recently that seems reasonably correct. But Trump is a guy who is mostly wrong, and even when he does the right thing it comes out wrong because he’s incompetent.

  9. Russia and China are not our enemies. They are simply looking out for the interests of their own nations. The US on the other hand has long since ceased to look out for its own interests and become a vassal to the 911 orchestrating Israelis and its traitorous 5th column.

  10. Corvinus says:
    @WorkingClass

    “Vulture Capitalist. Self righteous elitist.”

    Which describes Trump to a T.

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
    , @MarkinLA
  11. The only accomplishment of Jon Huntsman’s 2012 presidential campaign was coining the uber-accurate description of Mitt Romney — i.e., “a perfectly lubricated weather vane” of opportunism.

  12. Corvinus says:

    “If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind.”

    If there is a more pro-Trump organ in the American establishment than Fox News, it does not readily come to mind. Tit for tat, Mr. Buchanan.

    “And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.”

    Exactly what Hannity does every single day for Trump.

    “The president has not risen to the mantle of his office,” said Romney; in “qualities of character” Trump’s “shortfall has been most glaring.”

    The truth hurts.

    “As senator, Romney promised, “I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant. Sounds like a litany of media slanders.”

    False characterization, Mr. Buchanan. His comment is an opinion. If you believe it to be “slander”, then decisively prove it. Otherwise, you are also giving your opinion.

    “Does Romney not see presidential character as an issue of “great significance”?”

    Do YOU, Mr. Buchanan? LOL, we can say what we want about Nixon, but he was decidedly more presidential than Trump.

    “The more hot-headed of the House majority have already said they will introduce articles of impeachment against the president.”

    The more level-headed of the House majority. This is where your weakness lays, Mr. Buchanan. You are still of the mentality that your boss did little wrong while in office.

    “And when the militant members are rewarded by major media with favorable coverage and commentary, this will induce others to join in, in anticipation of the same media rewards.”

    Another false characterization. Since when is offering an opinion about the chief executive’s own behaviors and actions mean that the person stating it is “militant”?

  13. @WorkingClass

    Mitt switched from Mass. to his native Utah as he knew he could never get elected again in Mass.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  14. anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:

    Asian for Asian, African for African, White places for Everybody?

    “Diversity is our strength” means “White people are our problem”

    Who hasn’t noticed that open borders is a White ‘privilege’?

    Who hasn’t noticed that anti racist is CODE for anti White?

    • Replies: @Leon Haller
  15. Pat is right when he says that Mr. Trump will be challenged in the primaries. And it appears that Romney positioned himself as the man even before he was sworn in. I don’t see how Romney could be happy within the confines of the Senate when he has been a lifetime CEO. His ego, like Trump’s, is too big to be just 1 of 100. As Romney already has nationwide name recognition he could wait until the last minute to challenge the President.

    But will the anti-Trump faction in the GOP agree to unite behind him? I can’t see their being more than one challenger if they want to dethrone potus, and maybe they’d like a younger man like Cruz or Little Marco. Romney, born in 1947, is only one year younger than Trump, so he knows he’s running out of time.

    But if Romney thinks he can win, after losing to Obama in 2012, he’s delusional. If he keeps splintering the party, as Pat did when he ran against Bush the Elder in ’92, all he’ll do is ensure that the Dem nominee, whoever it is, will be elected. In Pat’s defense though, it was Perot, not him, who ensured that Clinton would be elected.

  16. Anon[215] • Disclaimer says:

    “Clearly Romney senses Trump is in trouble….”

    The only politician I can think of with WORSE political instincts than Romney is Hillary Clinton. I’m sure Trump isn’t too worried.

  17. @Corvinus

    You forgot “Putin’s Puppet”, Corvy! It’s a proven fact!
    :
    :
    Well, in your deranged mind at least.

  18. @Corvinus

    “As senator, Romney promised, “I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant. Sounds like a litany of media slanders.”

    False characterization, Mr. Buchanan. His comment is an opinion. If you believe it to be “slander”, then decisively prove it. Otherwise, you are also giving your opinion.

    So me calling you a deranged racist cuck is just my opinion and so all is cool, right Crazy Cucky Corvy? Can’t prove I’m slandering you, you genocidal maniac! Pedanticism in the service of Satan, right you sexist worshiper of evil? And so UUUUUGGGGGGGGLLLLLLYYYYY too!

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  19. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    This commenter Futurethirdworlder should stick with his “Troll” and “Agree” buttons. He didn’t do so well with actual argument under the Buchanan column of December 21.

    • Troll: Futurethirdworlder
  20. ‘…Our leaders must “inspire and unite us,” not “promote tribalism,”…’

    This from the man who literally described half the population as welfare cheats.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  21. @Paul Yarbles

    ‘So me calling you a deranged racist cuck is just my opinion and so all is cool, right Crazy Cucky Corvy? Can’t prove I’m slandering you, you genocidal maniac! Pedanticism in the service of Satan, right you sexist worshiper of evil? And so UUUUUGGGGGGGGLLLLLLYYYYY too!’

    My.

    Corvinus didn’t especially impress me before — but maybe there’s more there than I realized.

    • Replies: @Paul Yarbles
  22. @follyofwar

    ‘…But will the anti-Trump faction in the GOP agree to unite behind him?’

    Romney is a proven loser. Lately, such considerations seem to have become remarkably persuasive to our supposed betters.

  23. MEexpert says:

    The politicians are our reflection. If they are so bad, why do we keep electing them. It is time we look at ourselves.

    Our slogan is “throw out the bums,” but it is the other guy’s bum we want to throw out. Our guy is the good bum.

  24. @Colin Wright

    Corvinus didn’t especially impress me before — but maybe there’s more there than I realized.

    Corvy just likes to mock any heterodox views in the service of what he thinks is his more reasonable MOR position. This is fine.

    He only really goes off the rails when it comes to Trump. Then that peculiar mental illness know as TDS seems to take hold of him and he becomes stupid as a goat. Oh — he also has an unhealthy obsession with that Vox Day guy. Corvy has delusions that Vox Day speaks for everyone who is to the right of Corvy. If Corvy disagrees with what you say, he attacks Vox Day as if you have magically become Vox Day! Weird. However, I think Corvy was cured of that obsession. Electroshock?

    Anyhoo, Corvy baits and I bite. And I’m pretty MOR myself. He’s a necessary evil, don’t you know! Actually, necessary is too extreme, let’s say useful. Corvy is an Unz treasure.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  25. anon[724] • Disclaimer says:

    “If there is a more pro-Trump organ in the American establishment than Fox News, it does not readily come to mind. Tit for tat, Mr. Buchanan.”

    Not really. Trump has only Fox. The democrats have the entire media from all the major newspapers to the rest of the television and cable news networks. But good job on distorting the issue. You’re a credit to your fellow Leftists. There is nothing you won’t lie about.

    “False characterization, Mr. Buchanan. His comment is an opinion. If you believe it to be “slander”, then decisively prove it. Otherwise, you are also giving your opinion.”

    That makes no sense as an “opinion” can easily be slander. The two are not mutually exclusive.

    “If you believe it to be “slander”, then decisively prove it. Otherwise, you are also giving your opinion.”

    Yeah, I believe that was the point as this is an opinion column. People tend to give their opinions in them.

    “Which describes Trump to a T.”

    False characterization. That’s just your opinion. I noticed that you didn’t decisively prove that anywhere.

    “Since when is offering an opinion about the chief executive’s own behaviors and actions mean that the person stating it is “militant”?”

    Romney has been pretty vocal and rude with his opinion. That qualifies as militant in this context. Since when do you get to tell people what words they are allowed to use?

  26. anon[724] • Disclaimer says:

    “This from the man who literally described half the population as welfare cheats.”

    What a disingenuous phony that d-bag draft dodger is. He’s controlled opposition. Trump couldn’t ask for a bigger foil than this chump. It’s so perfect that I’m almost tempted to think it’s planned. Please pour it on Mittens. Tell us how you really feel. I look forward to tearing you up in every comment section I come across for the next six years.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
    • Replies: @M. Hartley
  27. RobinG says:
    @Paul Yarbles

    Excellent clip of Rand Paul. (Is the host really a douche, or is that devil’s advocate?)


    Rand Paul on Romney’s op-ed, getting along with Trump

    • Replies: @Simply Simon
  28. @Mr McKenna

    Coulter is not the only one. This is the Red Meat that Trump’s deplorables have been waiting for for two years. But don’t pop the champagne corks just yet. They’re about to be fooled once more, I’m afraid. Especially if Ivanka cries again over another dead Honduran child that they’ll blame on her father.

    • Replies: @M. Hartley
  29. Giuseppe says:
    @Rurik

    When incoming congress-critter Rashida Tlaib refers to her president Trump as a ‘motherfucker’, she’s wildly applauded.

    She’s of Palestinian ancestry and probably has a visceral reaction to Trump’s pandering to Israel, not to excuse vulgar language unbefitting of the dignity of her office. But I’m not happy with Trump’s stand on Israel, either.

    • Replies: @swamped
    , @follyofwar
    , @Rurik
  30. swamped says:
    @Giuseppe

    right, Trump’s i.e. Kushner’s “stand on Israel” is deplorable (sorry to have to use such a loaded term) but so is Tlaib’s language – it doesn’t serve the noble Palestinian cause at all.

    )

    • Agree: Zumbuddi
    • Replies: @Wally
  31. swamped says:

    2019 may not be so rough, except in the political jockeying. Unemployment & inflation are both quite low, the Treasury still has a printing press; Iran & Russia are welcome to Syria & its problems and they can have Afghanistan too, if they want it. Little Rocket man wants economic aid more than missiles & Russia & China are mainly focused on the home front. Might not be too bad if Schumer and Pelosi don’t screw it up.`

    • Replies: @El Dato
  32. @anon

    Yeah but Romney is hoping and planning on being a critical ‘swing vote’ in the Senate. He wants to be the center of attention and the MSM will present him as a ‘voice of reason’.

    • Agree: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  33. @Giuseppe

    The young far left (some of them) and the dissident right are pretty much together in their disgust toward Israel. I think the cucked Israel-first neocon GOP, which Romney represents, will soon go down the ash bin of history. I wish it would be possible for them to join forces on this one issue, but I’m not too hopeful due to the left’s visceral hatred of whites.

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  34. lavoisier says: • Website

    Come on Pat, when has Romney, and his family, EVER been anything but traitorous weasels to the historic American nation??

    The guy has no values–financial swindler his entire life–besides money and pandering to the establishment.

    How could anyone ever think of Mitt Romney as anything other than a traitorous weasel?

    Whatever side Mitt Romney is on is the opposite of the right side.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
  35. @WorkingClass

    Wasn’t his pappy governor of Michigan way back in the dark ages?

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  36. Sour Grapes will never be POTUS.

  37. @follyofwar

    The young far left (some of them) and the dissident right are pretty much together in their disgust toward Israel.

    Got any data to back this up?
    Otherwise, it’s like a Valentine from your mother.

    • Replies: @Wally
  38. @M. Hartley

    ‘Yeah but Romney is hoping and planning on being a critical ‘swing vote’ in the Senate. He wants to be the center of attention and the MSM will present him as a ‘voice of reason’.’

    It could help Trump win convincingly in the primaries and thus force the Republican Party establishment to swing into line behind Trump and the viable line for America’s future he represents.

    Romney’s a good thing. God forbid someone less unpopular run. Think of Romney as a vaccine. He’s blocking the place that might otherwise be taken by a more dangerous organism. That vile Cruz creature, for example.

  39. Wally says:
    @swamped

    Tlaib just created more support for Trump.

    The neo-Communists are overly confident.

    If they can’t get rid of Trump before the 2020 election they will lose.

  40. Wally says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    Hey sweetheart, here’s your Valentine.

    New Poll Shows Support for Israel Plummeting Among U.S. Liberals, Millennials and Women :
    https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-poll-shows-support-for-israel-plummeting-among-u-s-liberals-millennials-and-women-1.6594182

  41. @HallParvey

    Yeah. His name was George Romney, and he once famously claimed that Johnson had convinced him to support the Vietnam war through “brainwashing”. That killed his bid for the Republican nomination in 1968, paving the way for Richard Nixon.

  42. I hope it’s starting to dawn on Trump that, if he wants to get re-elected in 2020, he’s going to have to come out swinging and perhaps even risk impeachment. He can’t just sit there tweeting away for another 2 years. I’m hoping the Syrian pullout and the government shutdown are evidence that he gets it.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @follyofwar
  43. @RobinG

    Sometimes a diamond, sometimes a douche.

  44. KenH says:

    Mittens Romney is on the side of the globalist elites and Israel. He loathes the deplorables almost as much as Hildabeast. During his 2012 campaign he basically said that his foreign policy would be outsourced to Bibi Netanyahu, his close friend (or so he thinks as Jews just use stupid goys like Romney).

    With Bain Capital’s record of slash and burn during his tenure he should be awarded the nickname “Neutron Mittens” or “Chainsaw Mittens”. Both fit.

    Shame on the people of Utah for electing the charlatan named Mittens Romney over a more pro-Trump challenger. This was almost as bad as re-electing Obama and tells me that the Mormon state of Utah is part of the problem in this country.

  45. @Digital Samizdat

    ‘I hope it’s starting to dawn on Trump that, if he wants to get re-elected in 2020, he’s going to have to…’

    The problem here is that for all the truth in his being the best choice available, etc, etc, Trump is a mediocrity in just about every respect.

    You can hope it’s starting to dawn on him. I hope it is, too. I wouldn’t count on it.

  46. Mulegino1 says:

    Willard is the perfect exemplification of why people hate establishment GOPers:

    A duplicitous hypocrite.

    A fake conservative who fulfills the “conservative” mission of seeing that the leftists’ mistakes are never corrected.

    A groom on the wedding cake mindless buffoon and automaton.

    A vulture (capitalist) who made his fortune destroying his compatriots’ livelihoods to profit shareholders.

    A chickenhawk and warmonger who is glad to serve as a cheerleader for wars on behalf of Israel which will result in the death of millions of innocents and middle class Americans (but never his own kids or grandchildren).

    This unconscionable hypocritical bastard is no patriot. He is not a “decent American.” He is a posturing, corrupt and evil son of a bitch.

  47. MarkinLA says:
    @Corvinus

    Trump is not a vulture capitalist. It is usually associated with places like Bain Capital that go into a buyout knowing that they will gut the company from the inside out and load it with debt so that the principals get their money first. If the company survives, that is a lucky afterthought.

    Trump never bought a profitable business with the idea of loading it up with debt and forcing the employees to pay for it like Romney’s associates did. He is the typical real estate developer – too confident in himself and his abilities to see that the project is a failure from the get go like when he bought the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Merv Griffin screwed him royally on that one.

    He did use junk bond financing and utilized the stupid Chapter 11 rules that allow bondholders to be screwed in a reorganization, like a lot of people who own what they think are secured bonds find out about when the company files for bankruptcy. That people still buy junk bonds knowing the Chapter 11 bankruptcy rules and how they will likely get screwed is on them.

    • Replies: @RobinG
  48. MarkinLA says:
    @follyofwar

    I don’t think the people in the GOPe realize that Trump is the GOPs last stand. Coulter was right about Trump being the last GOP President if he isn’t successful. I won’t spend any more time or money on them if they destroy his presidency.

  49. MarkinLA says:
    @Colin Wright

    Notice that they never have to do what they promised, only “inspire and unite”?

  50. @follyofwar

    It was Bush The Wrinkled who ushered in Clinton. Not Paddy, not Perot.
    I find Perot’s reports of death threats against his family by the Deep State much more credible now than I did then.

    You live and learn ( but only if you don’t pose a threat)

  51. @lavoisier

    That Romney was elected by Utah is a clear example of the power of identity politics.His personal morals including the penchant for political prostitution are of less importance than him being a Mormon- One Of Us.

  52. RobinG says:
    @MarkinLA

    VULTURE CAPITALIST

    = Khodorkovsky
    = Bill Browder

    i.e. Oligarchs and Harvard BoyZ who pillaged Russia in the 1990’s – – –
    and mean to do it again, if they could just get rid of Putin.
    Trashing Trump is only their means to an end.

  53. Hey FutureThirdWorlder,

    Do you have any comments today?

    Or just “troll” buttons for people with actual thoughts in their heads?

    Have a nice day, friendo

    • Replies: @Futurethirdworlder
  54. J1234 says:

    Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president.

    And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.

    The House now has it’s own Ben Sasse.

  55. @follyofwar

    We call men like him carpetbaggers. That applies equally well with regard to the type of business he engaged in before politics too.

    Here Romney is warming up to be a spoiler, like Ross Perot was to Bush Sr. The powers that be want Trump out, and Romney is just doing his part. He will split off as much support as he can, maybe even succeed in inserting himself into debates the way Perot did.

    The R party insiders are willing to help a D win in order to oust Trump. Romney is just one part of a strategy cooked up since a Bush hosted a group of them for a meeting in 2016.

    We have seen a constant plan and effort to erase our vote since we voted. Those people control our country and they have no party and no country.

    The word carpetbagger is too good for Romney. He is truly a piece of shit.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  56. @Digital Samizdat

    Unless Trump fulfills his promise to ban Birthright Citizenship he doesn’t get it.

    The dissident right’s enemy, Isreal-first war lover John Bolton, has recently overruled his boss and said there is no timetable for US withdrawal from Syria until 1) ISIS is totally defeated. 2) America’s friends (the Kurds) are protected. Trump proved that he is not on our side when he made that idiot his National Security Advisor. (And that’s not to even mention Iran, Bolton’s personal obsession).

    • Replies: @Hail
  57. @anonymous

    White Preservation: the only issue that really matters (besides, I would say, defending gun rights and YES, the market economy).

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  58. @follyofwar

    If S-itt Romney tries to primary The Donald, he will become the most unpopular man in the GOP. Mark my words. Many of us Original Trumpers are deeply disappointed with the man (a good man, a patriot, but woefully incompetent, prone to constant unforced errors), but we HATE The Donald’s enemies – particularly treasonous ones within his own party.

    If Romney runs, we will turn the online world into one long hatefest against him. And it won’t reflect well on his Mormon religion, a sect which, along with the (((neocons))), is producing far too many NeverTrumpers. We rightists and conservative Christians tolerate Mormons, despite the blatant ridiculousness of their religious worldview (the magic underpants, the Planet of Your Own, etc). But our patience with these smug, self-righteous non-team players (eg, Mike Lee, Evan McMuffin) is wearing out.

  59. @Buzz Mohawk

    In all fairness to H. Ross Perot, one of his most memorable and frequently repeated soundbites was that if NAFTA passes, there would be “a giant sucking sound of jobs going South” …and what has become of the jobs of which he spoke?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  60. @NoseytheDuke

    True, and he was correct, but he helped Clinton win. Was that better? His schtick could just have been a good tactic to pull R votes. Who were his connections? He had some interesting history. Will we ever know?

    Be careful with 3rd candidates, whichever way you lean, D or R.

    Ralph Nader helped W Bush win. Perot helped Clinton. And there is a saying that a vote for a Libertarian is a vote for the Democrat candidate, however counterintuitive it may seem.

    If a candidate cannot win the nomination of a party that can win, he must step aside, or he will be handing victory to the worse of two evils, whichever brand of political cola you prefer.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  61. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    No. This type of thinking helps to prop up the Establishment. People who put their energy into voting are effectively tranquilized until the new guy proves to be another liar …. just in time for the next Most Important Election Ever(R). In the meantime, strife and drama over judicial confirmations, government shutdowns, etc. National governance via democracy is One Big Lie.

    Whether via third party or abstention, consent to the Red vs Blue puppet show should be withheld.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  62. @anonymous

    Well, I can’t disagree with you. I may abstain from voting — or put on a yellow vest and start lighting cars on fire. (Note to Aspergery monitors at the NSA: That is a joke.)

    As a young communist in The People’s Republic of Boulder, I did vote once or twice for 3rd party candidates. Didn’t make a difference now, did it?

    If you like, you can outline your program for what schmoes like me can do to help. So far, I see nothing but a few more decades of maintaining personal comfort for my wife and myself — and then blissfully leaving this universe. I have that part covered, but America is going to Hell with the rest of Western Civilization.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  63. anastasia says:

    If Mitt Romney is hoping to run for President, he already lost.

  64. @Leon Haller

    In review of your first paragraph, here’s my opinion of Mr. Trump:

    As good man – Not so much
    A patriot – The jury is still out
    Woefully incompetent – YES
    Prone to constant unforced errors – Double YES

    As for Mitt, what can one say of Mormonism? IMO, they are worse than Jews as at least Jews don’t come knocking on your door trying to convert you.

  65. Hail says: • Website
    @Mr McKenna

    he might declare a NATIONAL EMERGENCY to build it as ‘contentious’ White House talks end in stalemate

    Just do it.

  66. Hail says: • Website
    @follyofwar

    Unless Trump fulfills his promise to ban Birthright Citizenship he doesn’t get it.

    Where is the drumbeat on this from Fox News’ nationalist-sympathetic wing?

  67. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I voted Libertarian for decades, but have stopped altogether for any USG office. (I last supported Dr. Paul when he sought the Republican nomination.)
    My “program” is a refusal to endorse by voting anyone who seems unworthy of the authority vested de jure and de facto in the public office.

    Donald Trump failed my test, although I preferred him by an order of magnitude to Hillary Clinton because he seemed merely unprincipled, not necessarily evil. When I recommended not voting around here circa 2015, I was attacked by Trump enthusiasts as a shill for Jeb, then for Hillary. There are still people on this website who, notwithstanding Pence/Bolton/Haley/et al and the broken campaign promises, await action on those beautiful Stephen Miller speeches. Many bought into the Bushling “Kav,” screeching when commenters like me pointed out his track record and how Chief Justice Roberts voted Establishment when it mattered to maintain the national “healthcare” racket. Now, many of the faithful will blame the newly Dem House for frustrating MAGA, and jack themselves up again for 2020. But nothing important will change, at least via political processes.

    Many Americans cling to the notion that they live in Exceptionalia, and owe fealty through participation. I have high regard otherwise for many of them, but am convinced that they are both deluding themselves and helping to indenture the rest of us and our children.

    My mind remains open, and I still believe that Dr. Paul was the real deal, hence the sabotage of his campaign. If a Rand/Tulsi candidacy were to emerge, I would consider getting back into voting, subject to investigating what they’d by then actually done. But my default assumption is that at this point in the Empire, anyone worthy of ruling is never even presented as an option.

  68. El Dato says:
    @swamped

    the Treasury still has a printing press

    Isn’t the fiat money diarrhea now at the low-pressure point?

    Or in other words:

    Forecast 2019: Ding Ding ! Margin Call USA

    The jig is really up. The big bad bear market is already underway, even if it rallies in January. The debt bubble engineered by the Federal Reserve is blowing up and thundering through the system. The epic market instability of December 2018 on the heels of persistent Fed rate hikes points to major credit problems and especially an inability to roll over old debt into new loans at higher interest rates — in particular loans to zombie enterprises that need to borrow to keep paying interest on previous loans (a lot of that among the shale oil companies). The US government can’t take higher interest rates either. It’s already paying about as much in annual interest on US debt as we pay for our war machine. There are only two ways out, both of them nasty. Either suck up debt defaults, which will induce an impoverishing disappearance of money; or provoke high inflation, by injecting more Central Bank QE “money” into the system, which can destroy the value of money. Inflation is typically the choice of governments because it reduces the face value of debts while it allows government to pretend that it is taking action. In the end, you may have plenty of worthless money, which is no different from having not enough money that retains value. The latter was the main feature of the Great Depression.

  69. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Spamming every Buchanan article with “what do you mean we/our.” Is not an argument and doesn’t warrant a thoughtful response.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  70. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    That’s pretty convenient, as you’ve shown yourself incapable of argument, such as under Mr. Buchanan’s article of December 21.

    But here, try again — my argument is simple:

    1. Confusing one’s country with one’s rulers serves the Establishment.
    2. Pat Buchanan constantly conflates the two with pronoun propaganda.
    3. Pat Buchanan thereby serves the Establishment.

    How am I wrong? The only counter argument I have seen, maybe not even from you, is that Mr. Buchanan is really on “our side” and needs to do this to … valiantly lose for 30 years? Is that it?

    If you don’t want to address this, please button out.

  71. @anonymous

    “Pronoun propaganda”? You can’t possibly be serious.

  72. @anonymous

    This is our country and they are our rulers, whether you like it or not. If you are unwilling or incapable of understanding this simple fact I don’t know that I can do anything for you. I’m sure this will garner the “I knew it you have no argument” response. It’s a waste of time. Better just to hit the troll button and move on. Again, why does Buchanan bring out the weirdos?

  73. Corvinus says:
    @Leon Haller

    “White Preservation: the only issue that really matters…”

    For YOU, sure. But the reality is that there are many issues which matter to different people.

  74. @Leon Haller

    FYI in Utah, among some non-Mormons and “jack Mormons”, the weird “garments” are called “angel chaps” (pronounced “shaps” which are protective leather covers worn over a cowboy’s blue jeans.)

  75. Yon Romney looks hungry and lean:
    Donald Trump’s in his way, whom he’s keen
    As a dagger to slay.
    How I long for the day
    When he exits — stage left — from the scene.

  76. RobinG says:
    @Leon Haller

    It’s worse than that. It’s possible that they (Romney et al) are just creating a field to enable the snake Nikki Haley to slither in through the tall grass.

  77. @anonymous

    Futurethirdworlder should be
    Somewhat studious; then he may see
    GloboSoros Deep State
    And its “two minutes hate”
    Well-designed for such sheeple as he.

  78. Rurik says:
    @Giuseppe

    She’s of Palestinian ancestry and probably has a visceral reaction to Trump’s pandering to Israel, …
    … I’m not happy with Trump’s stand on Israel, either.

    Regrettably, all the Palestinians I’m aware of with any power in the ZUSA, are all anti-White assholes.

    Even Republican Justin Amash, who’s correct on many things, is also a rabid anti-White, anti-American, identity politics arsehole.

    And I find that terribly disappointing. You’d think that if anyone on the planet would be sympathetic to a people being ethnically cleansed and demonized and marginalized and disenfranchised, that it’d be the Palestinian people.

    But not when it comes to anti-White Identity Politics, then all notions of justice or fairness get tossed under the bus.

    I witnessed it in the 2016 presidential elections, when every Muslim on the planet knew that a Hillary presidency would mean war crimes and atrocities all across the Islamic world. It was a certainty.

    But they railed against Trump, for his nationalism and calls for borders, even knowing that Hillary would mean the destruction of Syria (for starters) and the misery of millions.

    But when it comes to these people’s endemic, intransigent, iron tribalism and dreams of ascendancy over the hated and resented white people of the West, then there’s just nothing else that matters to them. Not the children of Gaza, or the women of Syria, or anything on this earth or in the heavens.

    If it means that a tiny few Palestinians can come to the ZUSA and frolic in the spiritual sewage of a dying (((murdered))), culture, then fuck the children of Gaza, they say. Let Hillary bomb the snot out em, so long as we POC can continue to descend upon the West in armies of conquest.

    So for me these Palestinian activists and politicians are lower than grub slime.

    If you put it to them..

    ‘Would you prefer a nationalist American president who will look after the interests of the American people first and secure America’s borders? And who will end all foreign aid including the limitless billion$ and military aid to Israel?

    Then what’d they all say is ‘Hell No!’

    ‘Fuck the children of Gaza or Syria! I want more Muslims and Palestinians (and everyone else) to descend upon America and eat the scraps from her dying white carcass!!! Weeeee!

    What are a few murdered Palestinians, compared to the historic evisceration of whitey land?!!

    So what motivates these activists, is not a sympathy or calls for justice for their home lands and the principles that demand that ALL peoples are entitled to self-determination. Not even close.

    All they care about is putting it to white America, and in doing so, they are the best pets that the Zionists could have ever dreamed of.

    ..

    • Replies: @36 ulster
  79. PeterMX says:

    Thank God for Bashar Assad, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. Syria is free. If the US (under Jewish control) and Israel had won, Assad and his beautiful wife and children would be dead and so would most of the country’s Christians, who would have been murdered by ISIS who we were helping. Assad should get the Nobel Peace Prize and if the US ever gets the justice it deserves, the punishment will be more than punishing a few war criminals like George Bush Jr. and Jewish neo-cons.

    Assad worked as a doctor in the United Kingdom. He had a good life there. When his father, the previous ruler of Syria died and Bashar took over the leafdership, he knew he was leaving a good job with safety and security to accept a job where his life and that of his entire family would be at risk, chiefly from Israel and its whore, the USA.

  80. I agree completely

    • Replies: @anonymous
  81. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Futurethirdworlder

    “I agree completely[.]”

    With who? About what?

    Are you out of buttons?

  82. 36 ulster says:
    @anonymous

    Indeed; what you mean “our,” Kemo-sabe??

  83. 36 ulster says:
    @Rurik

    Politics as a game of rock, paper, scissors.

  84. “America lost both wars. ”

    A minor quibble with that statement. In my opinion those so called wars were police actions.

    A war is when you drop the atom bomb or destroy all cities and kill all the men who shoot at you.

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