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Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election in the Electoral College, but he won the campaign that ended on Nov. 3.

Democrats had been talking of a “sweep,” a “blowout,” a “blue wave” washing the Republicans out of power, capturing the Senate, and bringing in an enlarged Democratic majority in Nancy Pelosi’s House.

They visualized the ouster of Trump in a defeat so massive and humiliating that it would serve as an eternal repudiation of the man. And, most intoxicating of all, they believed they would be seen by history as the angels of America’s deliverance.

It was not to be.

The American electorate failed to perform its designated role in the establishment’s morality play. Indeed, Democrats ended Tuesday night terrified that America had again turned its back on them and preferred Trump to the leaders and agenda they had put forth.

By the campaign’s end, Democrats were freezing the ball and running out the clock.

Consider the immense burdens candidate Trump had to carry.

Early in his reelection year, the nation was struck by the worst pandemic in a hundred years that, by Election Day, would kill nearly a quarter of a million Americans and cause an economic collapse to rival the Great Depression.

Trump had to endure daily the near-universal hatred and hostility of the nation’s academic, media and cultural elites. How hostile is this city to President Trump?

He lost D.C.’s three electoral votes by a margin of 20-1.

Yet, even so burdened, Trump won 3 million more votes in 2020 than he had in 2016, and, as of midnight on Election Day, he seemed headed for victory in the Electoral College.

Giving the energy and effort he put into his campaign — a dozen rallies in the last three days — and the enthusiastic response from the huge crowds, Trump has much to be proud of.

Trump may lose the presidency, but Trumpism was not rejected.

Nor was it repudiated by the people if, by Trumpism, one means “America First” nationalism, securing our borders, using tariffs to bring back our manufacturing base, bidding goodbye to globalism, staying out of unnecessary wars and swearing off ideological crusades.

And if Joe Biden becomes our 46th president, the tenure of office of this visibly frail and enfeebled leader is likely to be among the more abbreviated in American history, and bereft of high achievement.

For Democrats appear to have lost seats in Nancy Pelosi’s House, and, instead of sweeping to power in the Senate to make Chuck Schumer the new majority leader, Senate Democrats appear to have gained only a single seat. As of now, Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to be the gatekeeper to any passage of the Biden-Harris and Sanders-AOC agendas.

Good luck getting something enacted that Mitch McConnell doesn’t like.

As of today, the 2020 election has restored to Senate Republicans veto power over any and all administration legislation, be it liberal, progressive or socialist. This election may have made McConnell the most powerful congressional leader since Lyndon Johnson.

ORDER IT NOW

With McConnell leading a GOP majority, Democrats would be unable to end the filibuster or pack the Supreme Court, and the GOP majority would have the power to kill the Biden tax plan, “Medicare for All” and the “Green New Deal.” There will be no statehood and two senators for Puerto Rico or D.C., and no reparations for slavery. Mayors and governors seeking blue state bailouts to avoid defaulting on overdue debts will need McConnell’s blessing.

In times past, there was often comity between the parties, or at least an attempt at comity. In mid-August of 1974, after he took office, President Gerald Ford went before Congress to declare: “I do not want a honeymoon with you. I want a good marriage.”

It was not to be. And in the ideological divide and poisoned politics of this city, there is little likelihood of compromise — or even civility.

Biden faces other troubles, too.

The worst of the COVID-19 crisis, in terms of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, may be ahead of us. And Democrats will not be able to blame Trump indefinitely. And if their answer is, as Joe Biden has at times indicated, a national “shutdown,” a Biden honeymoon is unlikely to last.

Bottom line: Joe Biden is not going to be the “transformational” president of his imagining. Nor is he going to be the “most progressive president since Roosevelt” as some Democrats have been promising.

And the reasons are obvious.

FDR had massive Democratic majorities in both Houses of Congress throughout the 1930s. And he won the presidency in 1932 by capturing 57% of the vote and 42 of the 48 states of the Union. In 1936, he carried 46 of 48 states, losing only Maine and Vermont.

Biden has no such mandate and no such power base, and he lacks the natural gifts of FDR. Sorry, but there is no new “Era of Good Feelings” in store for America. To the contrary.

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

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  1. Does the average Dem think Biden will be transformational? I seriously doubt it. I think most Dem voters just want to go back to work, end the riots, and enjoy the holidays with their families.

    Trump’s endless cold war with the institutions that facilitate the smooth operation of our global economy got us COVID, an increased trade deficit with the Chinese, and a bunch of working class whites who think their opinion matters.

    Good riddance to Trump and his movement.

    • Troll: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Escher
    , @anon
  2. Jimmy1969 says:

    Pat: are you getting senile like Joe Biden? if Trump loses, Trumps legacy is over. His entire game was his personality. His voting record was actually quite moderate. Your comment reminds me about the one about the Kennedy assassination: oh Mrs. Kennedy, other than the assassination how did you like Dallas?

    • Disagree: Redman
    • Troll: Derer
    • Replies: @God's Fool
    , @Escher
  3. The original “Era of Good Feelings” is from an 1817 editorial in the Federalist Boston newspaper “The Columbian Centinel” in the wake of the catastrophic war the US declared against Britain and lost. But there were very few good feelings about slaveholder Monroe replacing slaveholder Madison as president. It was the era of rising nationalism, deepening sectionalism, a severe postwar economic slump and worst of all, the emerging dominance of “factions”, the corrupt political machines that are the ancestors of modern political parties.

    I can’t help but wonder, with seventy million of our countrymen approving of the Trump train wreck, that maybe the Founders were right in their fear of democracy. I found this chilling prediction recently, supposedly quoted from James Fennimore Cooper’s 1838 analysis of American politics called “The American Democrat”, “Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion. This is the weak point of our defenses, and the part to which the enemies of the system will direct all their attacks. Opinion can be so perverted as to cause the false to seem true; the enemy, a friend, and the friend, an enemy; the best interests of the nation to appear insignificant, and the trifles of moment; in a word, the right the wrong, the wrong the right. In a country where opinion has sway, to seize upon it, is to seize upon power.” This is playing out in 2020 just as it did in South Carolina just 22 years after those words were written.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  4. BuelahMan says:

    Yeah. Just great. Trumpism is nothing more than jewish subservience. Nothing changed. Nothing changes.

  5. gay troll says:

    On September 22, I wrote “I don’t think there will be the semblance of a happy ending for anyone in November. Instead there will only be trauma.” We are certainly well on track for such an outcome, but before I congratulate my own prescience, I must remember that both Trump and the MSM have been signaling a contested election for months. Several times in the last few days I have found myself considering some sinister electoral outcome only to realize it was planted there by the media including the so called “alt” media and Unz review. It’s called predictive programming and we’ve been up to our ears in it for years. The program is called “Civil War 2” and it is reaching its climax.

    Everything is so perfectly telegraphed. The saga is only enabled by the COVID pandemic and the “need” for a socially distanced election. Republicans and Democrats are encouraged to vote in different ways (in person or by mail). Thus their votes are effectively counted at different times. The ongoing counting of ballots appears to Democrats to be a necessary consequence of COVID, and appears to Republicans to be a fraud. If it is not actually a fraud, the MSM has made every effort to make it look like fraud, which in the context of their shredded reputation, is no difficult task.

    But Trump’s track record of telling the truth is no better. It seems more likely that all the oligarchs are in a war against all the people, than the oligarchs are in a war against each other and the fate of the people hangs in the balance. The oligarchs can only beat the people when the people are divided and willing to fight amongst themselves. This is the meaning of both Trump and Obama, they represent the two poles of the false dichotomy, elevated to the precipice of caricature, depicted as opposites despite the fact that both won the Presidency by pretending to be dovish, anti Wall Street outsiders and then both reneged on their most salient campaign promises. Trump and Obama are the same corruption costumed for different audiences. They are the last ditch attempt to make Americans believe that they are not subject to political monopoly.

    I predict maximum electoral drama, for the ratings if nothing else. 269-269 would not be a surprise. You know Barrett will have a role in the third act. The media and Trump will soon be begging for civil war much more openly. It is important to laugh in their faces. They are trying to incite us with theatre, after all.

    • Thanks: RVBlake
  6. @gay troll

    You weren’t alone. I’ve cut and pasted this dozens of times since the last election, but it may be more relevant now than ever:

    In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” June 12, 2016, @ The Unz Review.

    The less consequential the effect, the more controversial and uncertain the Establishment needs to make the process.

    • Agree: gay troll
  7. The Vilification of A Man
    By Stephen J. Gray

    The constant vilification of Donald Trump is a sight to behold Ever since he was elected he has been attacked a thousandfold Daily over his years in power he is constantly berated What did he do, and why is he viciously, by the media hated?

    The media are the deep states attack dogs, howling and barking They are in a constant frenzy of endless, whining, yelping ravings The establishment also planned a coup against him Yet, nobody has gone to jail for this treason within

    Why are these criminals that reside in powerful deep state places Why are they free to incite, and plot, and able to hide their faces? Are they above the law, and will they get away with their crimes? Because something is rotten when nobody is arresting this slime

    These powerful plotters are a threat to the people of America They are causing division and destruction with their hate mania Donald Trump may not be perfect, nobody is, but he is the president of the land What we are seeing: Is a plot against him and the vilification of this man

  8. El Dato says:
    @Supply and Demand

    What part of the multiverse does this post come from?

    the smooth operation of our global economy

    Go easy on that daily talmudvision crack.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Derer
    • Replies: @Ragno
  9. El Dato says:
    @gay troll

    It’s called predictive programming

    Bullshit. It’s called making predictions.

  10. @Observator

    I can’t help but wonder, with seventy million of our countrymen approving of the Trump train wreck,

    Well, 65 million Americans approved of the Obama/Biden train wreck in 2012. and 62 million approved of the Bush 43 train wreck in 2004.
    Cheer up, over 70 million Americans (allegedly) think Biden’s re-run of the Obama train wreck will be better than the Trump train wreck.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  11. anastasia says:

    buchanan says “And if Joe Biden becomes our 46th president, the tenure of office of this visibly frail and enfeebled leader is likely to be among the more abbreviated in American history, and bereft of high achievement.”

    He’s not enfeebled when you wave a dollar bill in front of his son’s face.

    Does anyone notice that no one is talking about the corruption of Joe Biden? Doesn’t seem to phase anyone? Anyone notice that? No? Man alive

  12. Redman says:
    @gay troll

    How has the MSM tried to make the election look like a fraud? It seems they’ve tried to cover up the apparent indicia of fraud found by the alt media.

  13. @gay troll

    I must remember that both Trump and the MSM have been signaling a contested election for months.

    Of course they were. The 2018 untouched mid-term election fraud from mail in ballots was the warm up for 2020. Trump called “bullshit” in 2018 and was shouted down. Whatever Trump is, he ain’t stupid enough to believe it wasn’t going to happen in 2020.

    The saga is only enabled by the COVID pandemic and the “need” for a socially distanced election. Republicans and Democrats are encouraged to vote in different ways (in person or by mail).

    There is no pandemic, and never has been. https://blog.nomorefakenews.com/2020/10/09/covid-the-virus-that-isnt-there-the-root-fraud-exposed/
    COVID was about getting people to vote by mail to up the ante from 2018.

    If it is not actually a fraud, the MSM has made every effort to make it look like fraud, which in the context of their shredded reputation, is no difficult task.
    But Trump’s track record of telling the truth is no better.

    Huh? The MSM has been shilling for the Demicans all along. As for Trumps “record of telling the truth”, most Americans wouldn’t recognize the truth if bit them on the arse, because CNN/MSMBC/FOX are the only truth tellers.

    This is the meaning of both Trump and Obama, they represent the two poles of the false dichotomy,

    Well, you are half right. There is little question that Obama was and is. US elections are about which corporate branch of the US, the the Republocrat and Demican Uni-Party gets to rule. While the oil/gas/mining subsection has nominally lined up behind Trump and his Trumpian Party, the rest, led by the surveillance crowd, have been solidly behind the 5th choice Demican candidate and his can’t-get-to-the-primaries running mate. If so many corporations of the Demican-Republocrat Uni-Party express so much dislike for the Trumpian Party, he must be doing something that pisses them off, like not having started a new war. That doesn’t mean Trump is a good candidate, it makes him the loose cannon upon which the corporate kleptocracy cannot rely.

  14. dually says:

    Pat needs to get out more. If the deep state magically do turn froggy Biden into a Prince – then election integrity (like everything else) will effectively be dead in America. There’s a reason that they called it the “Transition Integrity Project” instead of the “Election Integrity Project” – it’s because they were planning a coup, with no interest in any vote count – other than to subvert it.

  15. KenH says:

    He lost D.C.’s three electoral votes by a margin of 20-1.

    Trump’s refusal to criticize BLM and his 500 billion dollar platinum plan was supposed to lead blacks to mass defect from the Democrat party. Instead there were small, marginal increases in the black vote for the Republican party while their support from the white working class decreased.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  16. It will be amusing to watch the court intrigues as Dr.Jill Biden fends off Kamala and the Gang attempting to push Biden out. Right now Jill is poised to be the leader of the free world. If Joe is removed she becomes nobody again. As Joe continues his decline it will also be funny to watch the media covering for him.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  17. @Jimmy1969

    You’re a fool to think that the Trump brand of nationalism is going peterout… it is not only going to outlast his presidency but it’s going to strengthen even more over the coming decades.

  18. I believe Grover Cleveland, one of the finer American presidents, lost after one term but came back to win another term.

    If Trump does it right, he can pull off the same thing. He might still be healthy in 4 yrs. But will Trump be wise for four yrs? Will he act statesmanlike and learn a few lessons?
    Trump could spend the next four years exposing all the dirty things the deep state and big media did to him. He could talk to many journos, write a book, do lectures, meet with leaders, and connect with normal people.

    Also, he could draw attention to opioid crisis that killed 100,000s of lives. He could accuse the media for turning their eyes from the deaths. So much for white lives. They don’t matter.

    And if Biden tries to ramp up wars in Middle East, he could appeal to anti-war people and true progressives that the Dems are the War Party, the Imperial Party. He could point to how there is a familiar arch from Clinton to Bush II to Obama. More wars. At least he didn’t involve US in new wars.

    Now, it’s possible or likely that Trump will waste away the next 4 yrs in bitterness or tomfoolery. He has some remarkable qualities but can be a very stupid shallow man.

    But suppose Trump runs again in 4 yrs. He will certainly have the support of all the people who voted for him this time. Many feel that this election was fraudulent. Even if Biden did win more votes legitimately, it was not a fair election given the behavior of the media, corrupt use of polling, and electoral fraud. Even if Biden did win more votes, fraud or no fraud, there is no doubt there’s been a lot of fishy stuff happening, all in Democratic districts. But then, they did the same in 2018 with votes coming in late to reverse election outcomes.

    If Trump does play it right and makes a comeback win in 2024, it will actually turn out to be better. After the first 4 crazy yrs, he needs a break and so we do. The deep state assault on Trump and his base has been so vicious and hysterical that it’s been driving too many people batty.
    So, America may need a break from Trump and his enemies. Let Sleepy Joe waste away for 4 yrs. One thing for sure, he wont’ be running in 2024. His mind might be gone by 2022.

  19. Biden will exit in a year and then Kamilla will be Pres. However, Harris will choose Clinton as VP and Hillary will be happy. Then Kamilla will meet with a most misfortunate end and Hillary’s Bill will be chosen as VP—-

  20. @KenH

    Indeed, despite Tucker Carlson’s claim that Trump turned the GOP into the working class party, many white men weren’t buying it. Every time that Trump, in his interminable, repetitive rallies, ticked off how low unemployment among blacks, Hispanics, women, and the LGBT crowd was due to his policies (before the Covid hoax derailed him), he never once said anything about white men, whose votes he took for granted.

    Many white men surely noticed that, thus they withheld their vote this time. I think those men made a terrible mistake by voting for Biden/Harris, but I can understand their reaction. All those other groups are advancing at their expense.

    And how many white men were furious over Trump’s fawning all over blacks? Trump’s prison-release initiative allowed many dangerous black men out of prison early, to resume their lives of crime, and he called that a success. I don’t know enough about Trump’s “platinum plan” for blacks, but I suspect it would have been just another wasteful boondoggle. And how many of us were overjoyed when Trump proposed making Juneteenth a national holiday? And the lying scum media is so far out of touch that they call Trump a “White Supremacist.”

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @KenH
  21. Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election in the Electoral College, but he won the campaign that ended on Nov. 3.

    No he didn’t. He failed to build his wall, he failed to drain the swamp, and he abandoned his core voters.

    He will face criminal charges, because the Democrats do not want him to run again in 2024. Unlike the handling of the case against Hillary Clinton, the FBI will not drag its feet for four years.

    “Trumpism” – as if the man was capable of defining a political philosophy in more than 140 characters – is dead. We can hope that in 2024 the GOP will bring forward a candidate who will protect American jobs and not start any more wars, but the chances are that it will simply revert to being the pro-Life wing of the Uniparty.

  22. @Priss Factor

    I believe Grover Cleveland, one of the finer American presidents, lost after one term but came back to win another term.

    Indeed, he did. H.L. Mencken, who generally disdained presidents, made an exception for Cleveland, whom he held in high regard. As Mencken explained in a book review that appeared in his magazine, the American Mercury, Cleveland was neither brilliant nor profound, but he had a high sense of duty and an indomitable personality. Mencken’s review is available on the Unz website, along with most of his contributions to the American Mercury:
    https://www.unz.com/print/AmMercury-1933jan-00125

  23. @follyofwar

    Agree wholeheartedly with you on almost all that, sir. But one of the only things BLM wants that seems reasonable: a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in our country. Nothing wrong with that at all.

    A smart president or candidate would propose the Emancipation Day holiday as a package with a new federal holiday on Good Friday.

    As to Trump constantly touting lower unemployment for every group except white Americans, it is sickening and offensive. Yes, we noticed. My wife and I both voted third-party whereas we supported Trump in 2016. (We live in California, and admittedly still would have voted Trump if we lived in a swing State. The time to replace Trump was in the primary, not the general election, given the alternative.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  24. @Priss Factor

    I believe Grover Cleveland, one of the finer American presidents, lost after one term but came back to win another term.

    Indeed, he did. H.L. Mencken, who was disdainful of most presidents, held Cleveland in high regard. Though neither brilliant nor profound, Cleveland was a man of great self-fortitude and high sense of duty who was undaunted by the bitter hatred many had for him. Mencken offers an engaging portrait of Cleveland in a book review that is archived here at Unz (along with many other of Mencken’s contributions to his American Mercury magazine):
    https://www.unz.com/print/AmMercury-1933jan-00125

  25. the nation was struck by the worst pandemic in a hundred years that, by Election Day, would kill nearly a quarter of a million Americans and cause an economic collapse to rival the Great Depression.

    Paddy really has lost it, hasn’t he?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  26. @Priss Factor

    Let Sleepy Joe waste away for 4 yrs.

    We may hope, but one characteristic of Democrats is that while Republicans are content to hang out in their elected offices until the next election, Democrats GET STUFF ENACTED: big stuff, thousands of pages of legislation carefully written by their special interest constituents to give themselves every special privilege and exemption they can dream up, and to penalize and obstruct their enemies (i.e. you) in every way too.

    Yes, Joe Biden may already be legally brain dead, but that makes no difference. There are enough live brains in the party to work whatever program they choose, and the media will cover 100% for Biden’s dementia.

    Every day with a Democrat in power is a day of America slipping further down the drain.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  27. @Almost Missouri

    Another American divided & conquered by the Establishment:

    We may hope, but one characteristic of Democrats is that while Republicans are content to hang out in their elected offices until the next election, Democrats GET STUFF ENACTED: big stuff, thousands of pages of legislation carefully written by their special interest constituents to give themselves every special privilege and exemption they can dream up, and to penalize and obstruct their enemies (i.e. you) in every way too.

    Are you overlooking the “big[gest] stuff” in recent years? Wikipedia (references in original, and, yes, accurate in this case):

    The Patriot Act was enacted in direct response to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, as well as the 2001 anthrax attacks, to dramatically strengthen national security. On October 23, 2001, U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced House bill H.R. 3162, which incorporated provisions from a previously-sponsored House bill, and a Senate bill introduced earlier in the month. The next day, October 24, the Act passed the House by a vote of 357–66,with Democrats comprising the overwhelming majority of “no”-votes. The three Republicans voting “no” were Robert Ney of Ohio, Butch Otter of Idaho, and Ron Paul of Texas. On October 25, the Act passed the Senate with a vote of 98–1. Russ Feingold (D-WI) voted “no.”

    And don’t forget the AUMF, TARP, and CARES.

    Team Red knows how and when to roll up its sleeves, too. You need to be vaccinated from Beltway politics.

  28. Pat… Pat… Pat…

    Once, we believed in you.

    When the Jew clowns assaulted you as you announced your Prez campaign, you pugilized them.

    When it needed to be said that Congress was Israeli Occupied Territory, You said exactly that.

    Now?

    Where are the columns that would do Joe Sobran proud?

    Soft, Pat. You’ve gone totally soft.

    Afraid of Mossad hit men?

    Who gives a damn… they go to Hell, you wouldn’t.

    Christ was brave enough to call the Jews “Hypocrites!”

    You?

    Quo Vadis?

  29. Anonymous[401] • Disclaimer says:
    @RadicalCenter

    >”one of the only things BLM wants that seems reasonable: a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in our country. Nothing wrong with that at all.”

    Um, no.

    Black Losers Mooch would make Juneteenth yet another day to bash whites.

    Plus they’d say it took too long for mbutus to learn dey wuz free…that “raysiss” Lincoln should have texted each slave personally via obamaphone much earlier.

    You can’t please Leftists. If you take a knee for them they will take both your arms, plus head, too.

    Since you can’t appease bullies, don’t try.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  30. Democrats had been talking of a “sweep,” a “blowout,

    More likely, a blowjob.

    Which reminds me ….

    • Replies: @Awash
    , @Ragno
  31. @Anonymous

    How many of us had even heard of Juneteenth prior to this year? I keep a close watch on current events, and I had never heard of it before. It seemed to arise as a major issue for blacks on the heels of George Floyd’s death. In any case, making it a national holiday is the worst kind of appeasement, as you rightly point out. It comes so close to July 4th, the country’s Independence Day, that it would soon eclipse it.

    As to making Good Friday a holiday, as Radical Center suggested, that ain’t going to happen, nor should it. There’s this thing called separation of church and state, written into the Constitution. The last thing we need is another divisive Christian holiday. Millions of Americans are not Christians.

  32. @Bill Jones

    Unfortunately, I think he has. I’ve always been a big Buchanan fan. That’s why I continue to read him. But, in all sincerity, should he quit writing before he becomes another Joe Biden?

  33. “Trumpism” was decisively rejected. The woke Left was rejected. The election results say that Americans want a GOP without Trump involved.

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  34. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    I think those men made a terrible mistake by voting for Biden/Harris, but I can understand their reaction.

    I highly doubt many white men who formerly voted for Donald Trump voted for Joe Biden. Rather, they either stayed home or voted for the libertarian party or Constitutional party candidates as a protest vote against all the disrespect and race pandering.

  35. @Peter Akuleyev

    That’s what I voted for! I’ll finish working in China and then hopefully retire to some post-racial community in Wisconsin while the white working class is driven to slave-like conditions. They’ll be my domestic servants, hopefully.

  36. Incitatus says:

    “In times past, there was often comity between the parties, or at least an attempt at comity.

    You mean chinless Mitch McConnell blindly vowing to make Obama a one term president (party over country) late 2008 amidst the GOP mortgage melt-down, TARP (socialism for banks), Bush’s endless ‘shock-and-awe’ wars (no WMDs, “a few dead-enders”), wartime tax breaks, etc? Great “comity” from cynical Mitch, the Kentucky welfare king.

    “The worst of the COVID-19 crisis, in terms of cases, hospitalizations and deaths, may be ahead of us.”

    Indeed. Thanks to Donald J. Trump and ‘no blue state bailout’ Mitch 40,000 people – US citizens, legal residents and family – returned to the US in February and March from China after the fabled travel ban 31 January. Few (if any) were screened for COVID, and there were no federal protocols designed to contain the spread of disease.

    Trump insisted “I know more about viruses than anyone” (20 Jan 2020), went on to say “I want to thank President Xi! (24 Jan 2020), insisted “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China”(2 Feb 2020); “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero…” (26 Feb 2020); “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear” (27 Feb 2020). And, of course the famous “Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus…This is their new hoax” (28 Feb 2020).

    Was he lying Pat? With 10 million now infected and 240,000 dead? Tell us the truth.

    No need to imagine responsible government. With German metrics we’d have lost 10,734 dead to COVID (instead of 240,000). Thanks Donald Trump and his enablers/family members/apologists.

    Of course, now (in the DC swamp McConnell tradition), it’s all Biden’s fault. Kudos, Pat. Well done. Typical GOP ‘dump and run’ behavior. Just like the mortgage mess 2007-08.

    “Sorry, but there is no new “Era of Good Feelings” in store for America. To the contrary.”

    What a joke! When’s the last ‘good feeling’ you had for America Pat? Unwisely driving your Mercedes to campaign events in 1992? So much for economic nationalism! Writing a favorite of Neo-Nazis tome without mentioning Hoßbach 5 Nov 1937?

    Sad.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  37. @KenH

    I highly doubt many white men who formerly voted for Donald Trump voted for Joe Biden. Rather, they either stayed home or voted for the libertarian party or Constitutional party candidates as a protest vote against all the disrespect and race pandering.

    No what happened was that union Whites and boomers showed up to vote.

    There wasn’t a defection.

    A lot of Whites last time stayed out of it because they didn’t like Hillary.

    Trump lost because of covid and healthcare. Had nothing to do with race.

  38. @Incitatus

    No need to imagine responsible government. With German metrics we’d have lost 10,734 dead to COVID (instead of 240,000). Thanks Donald Trump and his enablers/family members/apologists.

    What makes you think we would have German metrics? Or that the Democrats would do any better?

    Did you forget about De Blasio dining downtown and mocking the virus? Or how about Pelosi hugging Chinese in Chinatown? Cuomo sending COVID patients to clean nursing homes?

    It’s completely deluded to think that the Democrats of all people could compete with the Germans. Have you ever been to a Dem monopoly city? They can’t even get transportation right.

    We will probably never beat the Germans at anything related to civic duty. This is America where we have Democrats importing Haitians and Republicans complaining about masks.

    • Replies: @Incitatus
  39. Escher says:
    @Supply and Demand

    an increased trade deficit with the Chinese, and a bunch of working class whites who think their opinion matters.

    You being sarcastic there?
    Trump has fought against the imbalanced trade with China.
    You’re right that working class whites’ opinion has been ignored for a long time. Better hope that changes real soon, else it spells trouble for the increasingly Disunited States of America.

  40. Escher says:
    @Jimmy1969

    As whites get smaller in numbers and lose out on educational and employment opportunities, they will inevitably behave like an ethnic minority and vote along racial lines, even (possibly especially so) in Democratic administered areas.
    Ain’t fragmentation grand?

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  41. @Escher

    Consult the trade deficit and then reply back to me. It has increased under Trump.

  42. anon[344] • Disclaimer says:
    @Supply and Demand

    Trump’s endless cold war with the institutions that facilitate the smooth operation of our global economy got us COVID, an increased trade deficit with the Chinese, and a bunch of working class whites who think their opinion matters.

    So why countries like France and Spain, which cooperated so much with the institutions that facilitate the smooth operation of our global economy, were so victimized by COVID?

  43. …the nation was struck by the worst pandemic in a hundred years that, by Election Day, would kill nearly a quarter of a million Americans …

    Are you channeling your inner Joe Biden, Pat? Why not make it 200 million? Turn off the TV already. Stop repeating these media myths before you lose the remaining handful of readers you still have.

  44. Awash says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    The lady offered a reasonable retort.

  45. @KenH

    Your supposition seems correct. Just one data point: i voted trump in 2016 but third party this time. No way in Hell would I consider voting for harris/biden anyone else with an actual chance at the dem nomination.

  46. Ragno says:
    @El Dato

    Dato, you left out the key part of that sentence:

    Trump’s endless cold war with the institutions that facilitate the smooth operation of our global economy got us COVID

    Quite a statement, no? He’s admitting that the Chinese loosed COVID on the West to firmly establish their economic dominance over the free world – by squashing the one man with the temerity to call them out and take them on (with tariffs).

    Moreover, he approves of this. “That’ll teach you to bark at our Chinese masters, Orange Man!”

    Sigh. I remember when they used to call this “treason”. Where have you gone, Joe McCarthy? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. What’s left of it, anyway.

  47. Ragno says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    God only knows how many missionaries she’s eaten. I’d guesstimate five hundred at least.

  48. utu says:

    Democrats were repudiated:

    Joe Scarborough calls the election result an ‘absolute repudiation of the Democratic party as a brand’ and says Biden’s win will be a ‘one-off’
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8924197/Morning-Joe-calls-election-absolute-repudiation-Democrats.html

    The blue wave , the anti-Trump Tsunami did not materialize:

    https://www.unz.com/article/first-thoughts-on-the-election/#comment-4266647
    Despite of being subjected to 24/7 psychological warfare including the skewed poll results of two digit Biden’s advantage, that Trump would be swept by a Tsunami, 50% of Americans voted for Trump. Biden’s win depends on trickling of minute streams of votes of dubious origins. The near majority of Americans demonstrated an amazing immunity and resilience to incessant propaganda and mind conditioning that Trump would be defeated in a land slide. It seems that half of America lives in different reality than that that was conjured for them by media. How did they manage to shield themselves from the media onslaught? Regardless of the final outcome we are witnessing the greatest defeat of the liberal virtual reality control machine.

    Biden won because he won in the swing states where he won by less than 1% margin:

    GA 49.5/49.3
    AZ 49.5/49.0
    PA 49.7/49.1
    WI 49.6/48.9

    Ballot harvesting made possible by Covid-19 is responsible for this result. Democrats were much more effective in the scheme of ballot harvesting. Biden ‘won’ because of the nitty gritty work that was put by the Democratic party machine into this election. If we had a magnifying glass and were able to see how this nitty gritty work was done we would see many frauds. We would see that Democrats were better than Republicans in it. And most likely we could conclude that w/o mail-in voting campaign due to Covid-19 Trump would have won.

    Despite of their efforts and advantages the Democrats actually should be ashamed that by having the full spectrum dominance in media and 24/7 incessant anti-Trump propaganda they won this election by less than 1% in the four key swing states.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  49. @Elmer T. Jones

    Rest assured that Jill has been fully briefed, and in full agreement with plans to replace Joe with Kamala.

  50. Incitatus says:
    @John Johnson

    “What makes you think we would have German metrics? Or that the Democrats would do any better? Did you forget about De Blasio dining downtown and mocking the virus? Or how about Pelosi hugging Chinese in Chinatown?”

    Good question. No sympathy for either. But neither is President.

    Trump is AWOL on COVID-19 (don’t want people to panic, so I’ll do nothing?). Unacceptable.

    What was Trump doing? Telling all he was the smartest virologist, it would go away, accusing democrats of a hoax? Month after month? Letting 40,000 to travel from China post ban February-March without screening or health protocols?

    Complete incompetence. On the level of his life-time multiple bankruptcies, but this time killing tens-of-thousands (unlike his previous fabled business career victims).

    True, indeed, the remarkable thing in this election is Democrats (with Trump’s 230k dead) didn’t win massive seats. That’s how stupid they are. Too busy looking backward for damning history with which to bleat systemic (exculpatory) guilt, but unable to fashion a coherent inclusive future?

    Sad.

  51. dfordoom says: • Website
    @utu

    Ballot harvesting made possible by Covid-19 is responsible for this result. Democrats were much more effective in the scheme of ballot harvesting. Biden ‘won’ because of the nitty gritty work that was put by the Democratic party machine into this election.

    The “ground game” in politics makes a difference. I’m not talking about fraud I’m just talking about doing the hard work to get the vote out. It requires motivation and dedication. Trump relied too much on rallies and the “enthusiasm gap” but to win elections requires hard work and most of the hard work is very unglamorous. Left-leaning parties (or ostensibly left-leaning parties) have usually been better at this because they have more grassroots supporters prepared to do unglamorous hard work.

    The real mystery is why, in spite of Biden’s huge lead in the polls, the Trump camp was so ludicrously over-confident. It was over-confidence that cost Hillary Clinton the election in 2016.

    I have no idea if there was fraud or not but you don’t need to invoke fraud to explain the 2020 election. A more efficient ground game by the Democrats and Trumpian over-confidence are sufficient explanations.

    Also, in retrospect, it may have been a huge mistake on Trump’s part discouraging his voters from voting by mail. That may have cost him the votes of quite a few elderly supporters.

  52. The Great Pat Buchanan, true American Patriot, one of the greatest of our time, needs to retire. This, like many recent articles, is just a stain on your legacy. I, and many others, love you Pat, but this capitulation is unnecessary and damaging. Save your country: start naming and go out with the truth at your back, instead of this nonsense in front of us all.

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