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Despite all the grousing and griping about his “politicizing” of the Fourth of July and “militarizing” America’s birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables on his antagonists, and pulled it off.

As master of ceremonies and keynote speaker at his “Salute to America” Independence Day event, Trump was a manifest success.

A president acting as president is almost always a more effective campaigner than a president acting as campaigner. And Trump, in what he said and did not say, played the president Thursday night.

The crowd on the Mall was huge and friendly, extending from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. The TV coverage was excellent. Friday, virtually every major newspaper had front-page stories and photos.

Earlier, former Vice President Joe Biden had snidely asked, “What, I wonder, will Donald Trump say this evening when he speaks to the nation at an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate American ideals?”

Thursday evening, Joe got his answer.

Despite predictions he would use “Salute to America” for a rally speech, the president shelved partisan politics to recite and celebrate the good things Americans of all colors and creeds are doing, and the great things Americans have done since 1776.

“Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told — the story of America,” said Trump. “It is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true.”

It was not a celebration of Trump but of America.

“What a great country!” declared the president. “(F)or Americans nothing is impossible.” Ours is “the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.”

The second half of Trump’s speech was given over to tributes to the five branches of the armed forces — Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army — with each tribute ending in a display of air power.

The flexing of America’s military muscle had evoked early howls of protest. But the flyovers of F-22s and F-35s, the B-2 stealth bomber and the Ospreys, and the culmination of the aerobatics with the Navy’s Blue Angels, as the Marine Corps band played and all sang the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” was exhilarating, even moving.

It was positive, uplifting, patriotic. And one imagines that not only Trump’s “deplorables” standing on the Mall loved it.

Still, one wonders: Where is all this negativity, this constant griping and grousing by the left, going to lead? Do these people think America will turn with hope to a party that reflexively recoils at patriotic displays?

Everywhere it seems the left is attacking America’s history and her flawed heroes. Monday, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 to remove April 13, the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, as a paid holiday.

Why? Because our third president was a slave owner. The council’s public comment period featured demonstrators accusing the author of America’s Declaration of Independence with having been a racist and a rapist.

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Last week, too, ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick urged his sponsor, Nike, to pull off the market its new Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July sneakers featuring Betsy’s Ross’s first American flag on the heel. Says Nike, Kaepernick told the company he finds the colonial flag offensive, as it was flown when slavery was still legal.

Just how far and fast the Democratic Party is moving left became clear last week with some startling findings of a new poll.

According to Gallup, while 76 percent of Republicans say they are “extremely proud” to be an American, only 22 percent of Democrats say the same, a sharp drop from last year. In 2013, the beginning of Obama’s second term, 56% of Democrats said they were “extremely proud” to be Americans.

Another jolting note: While huge majorities of Americans — 9 in 10 — are extremely proud of the U.S. military and America’s scientific achievements, more than two-thirds of all Americans now say that our political system no longer makes them proud.

This is especially true of Democrats. Only 25 percent, 1 in 4 Democrats, professes to be proud of our political system, our democracy.

A specter of anti-Americanism appears to be rising on the left.

Listening to the Democratic debates, and the depiction of the nation and its economy by the candidates, one would think we were living in the Paris of “Les Miserables” or the London of Charles Dickens.

Demography undeniably favors a millennial-dominant Democratic Party over the middle-aged and seniors party that is the GOP.

Yet how does a party, 3 of 4 of whose adherents profess no pride in its political system, persuade the nation to put it in charge of that system? How does a party, not one-fourth of whom are “extremely proud” to be an American, persuade a majority of Americans to entrust it with the leadership of their nation?

From liberals and progressives, we constantly hear griping, grousing and grievances. When do we hear the gratitude — for America?

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. Rurik says:

    When do we hear the gratitude — for America?

    maybe when this ends?..

  2. @Rurik

    Thank you, Rurik, excellent reply! I will be proud to be an American when we shake off Zionist rule of our country.

    • Agree: 2stateshmustate
    • Replies: @sweat
    , @Rurik
  3. Manifold earthquakes shake socal.
    The country is split like a chestnut in fire.
    Hollywood thinks she rules ‘Murka,
    Our homeland tossed in the media-made gyre.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  4. alexander says:

    Let us all jump for joy, Pat….

    at the 22.3 trillion debt created by our wonderful “neocon overlords”..who were kind enough to lie us into illegal war and bankrupt our entire nation …..

    Yay!……Woo…..Yahoo !….

    Dance PAT ….dance ..

    You know you love that …heinous ….Neocon…war “debt” !

    “Yipee -Ki -Yay.”

    22.3 T… PAT !..

    YIPEE-….KI…….YAAY !

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  5. “Despite all the grousing and griping about his “politicizing” of the Fourth of July and “militarizing” America’s birthday, President Donald Trump turned the tables on his antagonists, and pulled it off.”

    Well of course he did; doesn’t he always? In large part that’s because Mr. Trump doesn’t really have any domestic political “antagonists.” (If he did they’d actually be trying to stop him before he does any more damage, e.g. before he lights the whole Mideast on fire and/or starts WW3).

    “As master of ceremonies and keynote speaker at his “Salute to America” Independence Day event, Trump was a manifest success.”

    The con man wraps himself in the flag and the benighted masses eat it up; yessir, the “patriots” that need, want and deserve to fooled – by a scumbag like Mr. Trump – will not be disappointed.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Wally
  6. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “Exceptionalia! Exceptionalia! Exceptionalia!”

    Mr. Paleoconservative cries crocodile tears, pretending to be “exhilarat[ed], even mov[ed]” by a tacky tank show wrapped in flags. When you’re part of the Beltway, it’s never soon to poll ‘em up for the next Most Important Election Ever. Vote, ye patriots! Go Red! Beat Blue!

    Desiccated drivel.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  7. If Trump’s speech represents patriotism, I’ll take mine rare. Pat, you’re confusing jingoist blather for patriotism.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @MaryLS
  8. I’m as far from the modern Democrats as a man can be, but I am certainly not “extremely proud of my country”. By “my country” I mostly mean the US Feral Gov’t, but then, if Americans have let, and will continue to let, this beast destroy parts of the world and our nation, then I am not at all proud of them either.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  9. A Texan says:

    As one likes to say, I love my country but hate the government. Anyway, I would like Creepy Joe to explain which ideals he supposedly likes. We know he hates private property except for himself and has contempt for the 2nd Amendment and 4th just like his cohorts (and plenty on Team R as well).

    Trump is imperfect as hell but he has served a purpose. I don’t regret voting for him overall.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  10. Displays of killing machines do not make me feel patriotic, proud or exhilarated. Displays of killing machines make me feel sick in my stomach, heart and soul.

    • Replies: @MaryLS
    , @RVBlake
    , @Herzog
  11. MaryLS says:
    @Twodees Partain

    It was the 4th of July. Jingoist blather is totally appropriate. It is nice to celebrate the country one day a year. We hear enough about all the wrong things we are doing on the other 364. Trouble with the left is that they are more bent on destroying the country than on fixing anything. And destroy it they will if given enough power.

  12. MaryLS says:
    @Maureen O’Brien O’Reilly

    They are also protection machines, and for that you should be grateful. The world is a nasty place, and nation states require a viable and well-equiped military to escape tyranny and protect their citizens. Utopias do not exist. Sadly, people insist on pursuing utopias again and again– often with tyrannical results.

  13. Hail says: • Website

    Despite predictions he would use “Salute to America” for a rally speech, the president shelved partisan politics to recite and celebrate the good things Americans of all colors and creeds are doing, and the great things Americans have done since 1776.

    It was a great event and a great speech — 90% of it anyway:

    I would really have omitted the gloating over the terror-bombing of Germany in the 1940s. I wonder which adviser crammed those ugly little lines in?

  14. MaryLS says:
    @Rurik

    Gruesome picture — but can you provide some context, please. There are a lot of bad actors in the world, but I do not think the US is the primary culprit.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @TomSchmidt
    , @Rurik
  15. @MaryLS

    “It was the 4th of July. Jingoist blather is totally appropriate.”

    Not jingoist blather by a lying, draft-dodging, mass-murdering, Israel-first America-last war criminal like orange clown it’s not.

    “It is nice to celebrate the country one day a year.”

    LOL! If the evil orange clown gave a dam about “the country” he wouldn’t be leading the world to WW3 in pursuance of his jewish-supremacist handlers’ agenda.

    “We hear enough about all the wrong things we are doing on the other 364.”

    Who’s “we”; you and the jew in your pocket?

    “Trouble with the left is that they are more bent on destroying the country than on fixing anything. And destroy it they will if given enough power.”

    Trouble with the “left” is that there is no “left”; just a gaggle of political poseurs apparently doing everything they can to make their messiah, orange clown, look “good” by comparison.

    • Agree: bluedog, Rurik
    • Replies: @2stateshmustate
  16. @MaryLS

    “They are also protection machines, and for that you should be grateful.”

    They are not “protection machines” when in the hands of lawless mass-murdering “governments” like the U.S. “government.”

    “The world is a nasty place, and nation states require a viable and well-equiped (sic) military to escape tyranny and protect their citizens.”

    The world is a nasty place because of the masses of morally incompetent “people” like you and your hero, orange clown.

    BTW how did orange clown’s immoral, illegal and unconstitutional cruise missile attack on the Shayrat airbase in Syria “protect [U.S.] citizens” or allow the U.S. to “escape tyranny”?

    And how does orange clown’s withdrawal from the INF treaty and apparent refusal to extend the START treaty “protect [U.S.] citizens” or allow the U.S. to “escape tyranny”?

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    , @Curmudgeon
  17. I harbor an abiding affection for the land and the people of the country of my birth. The USA. But I was conscripted to serve under L.B.J. in 1965. I regard “my” federal government with fear and loathing.

    But I love Trump’s Independence Day because because the so called left hates it. Their hatred for America extends to the decedents of the people who built this country. White people. Being a white people myself I hate them back. I don’t have much good to say about Trump any more but I still love the way he trolls the left. Thank you for your service Donald.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @Rurik
  18. @MaryLS

    You don’t think the US is the “primary culprit ” ? (LOL) … but hang-on — you might have something there… perhaps there’s a nasty little speck of a fly shit country in the eastern Mediterranean that is the “primary culprit” ?

  19. Amon says:

    Maybe people distrust the democratic system of the US since all it has produced for 30 years straight on both sides is warmongering, big business whoring, anti intellectualism, zionist friendly candidates.

  20. @MaryLS

    You obviously don’t know the meaning of jingoism. Here’s the Merriam-Webster definition:

    “jingoism noun
    jin·​go·​ism | \ ˈjiŋ-(ˌ)gō-ˌi-zəm\
    Definition of jingoism:
    extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy”

    Now, how is that ever appropriate? It seems that the pool of remaining benighted supporters of Trump have dwindled to include only retards who couldn’t pass a sixth grade English exam.

    BTW, I’m not a leftist.

  21. There is nothing wrong with patriotic pageantry and pride. “It [the US]is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true… the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.” Except that every great civilization has thought the same: nations rise, gain power; then strive to retain that power; when power is ebbing try to regain it. It happens to them all.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  22. Great. Now send those armed forces south and secure the damn border. When Mr. Trump does that, then I’ll cheer.

  23. Realist says:

    What engendered my pride was the fact that the Continental Army took over the airports during the Revolutionary War.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  24. Listening to the Democratic debates, and the depiction of the nation and its economy by the candidates, one would think we were living in the Paris of “Les Miserables” or the London of Charles Dickens.

    LOL.

    “Chucky” Schumer, nonna Nancy and the Dems are definitely disloyal but El Trumpo is equally unpatriotic for appointing agents of a foreign state like Pompeo and Bolton who want to drag the country into another Middle East war.

    Remember the original America First Committee (AFC) was one of the largest anti-war organizations in U.S. history.

  25. Anonymous[548] • Disclaimer says:

    The real Patrick Buchanan has finally come out of the closet. The sanitizing and massaging of history by the MSM, brainwashing in schools to produce the kinds of poll figures he alludes to received no mention. Bigoted patriot is as bigoted patriot does.

  26. @Rurik

    Mr. Buchanan rightly condemns the endless US wars of Empire, yet he celebrates the military death machine, as he gushes over the various high tech bombers that flew over the Lincoln Memorial. I don’t think you can have it both ways, Pat.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  27. RVBlake says:
    @Harold Smith

    Our escape from tyranny is not enhanced by Trump’s supporting his Saudi pals’ assault on Yemen.

  28. @Achmed E. Newman

    The US is a country held together by duct tape and fear. But a Nation it is NOT. And it hasn’t been since at least the Nation Destroying Immigration Act of 1965, which I think Pat agrees with (“Suicide of a Superpower”). What do white men, the ones in the rust belt not getting rich on Zionist Wall Street scams and who are fighting and dying in the endless wars that Washington causes, have to celebrate anyway?

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Corvinus
  29. KenH says:

    I’m surprised the ACLU didn’t fight to get an injunction against Trump’s 4th of July parade with Obama appointed federal judge ruling in their favor. After all, the supreme branch of government is constituted by ultra left wing lawyers and leftist federal judges along with the online left wing outrage mob.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @anonymous
  30. @WorkingClass

    “But I love Trump’s Independence Day because because the so called left hates it.”

    Alas, their strategy is working: you embrace the apparent “lesser” of the evils.

    “Their hatred for America extends to the decedents of the people who built this country.”

    Indeed it does, that’s why they’re willing to sacrifice “America” on the altar of zionist extremism; and that’s why they need the evil orange clown in the white house.

  31. TTSSYF says:
    @follyofwar

    I believe he can. “Peace through strength” and “Walk softly but carry a big stick” come to mind.

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Realist
  32. @Twodees Partain

    “BTW, I’m not a leftist.”

    Neither am I, Twodees. Mr. Trump would not have won if it wasn’t for the votes of the anti-war Right. And what has he done to repay us? There is no Wall, and a major war with Iran could start any day now due to his, and his poorly chosen advisors, incompetence. If we stay home in 2020 it will guarantee a victory for the increasingly anti-white-male demonrats. But, with Trump, we’re going to Hell anyway, only perhaps a little slower.

  33. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    The US is a country held together by duct tape and fear.

    And super glue and stale slogans and platitudes. America has been made into a motley collection of mutually hostile tribal groups and government is simply conflict management between the groups with “our” government always taking the side of the other.

  34. I became aware of Pat Buchanan around the time of the first Gulf War, when Rosenthal, of the NY Times, called him an anti-Semite for saying out loud what many Americans knew in their hearts, that those beating the drums for war in the Middle East were the Neocon Jews and their “amen corner” in Congress. When the Semites call someone an anti-Semite, I automatically support the accused.
    I supported Pat when he ran for President.
    I subscribed to the magazine he helped start, The American Conservative
    I canceled the subscription when TAC fired Philip Giraldi for continuing to tell the truth about America’s loyal-to-Israel neocon traitors and their bribed “amen corner”.
    I was glad that Trump defeated Hillary because she was a known evil and he was an unknown who promised to get us out of Middle East wars.
    I now oppose Trump because he is ruled by the war-hungry neocons who take their orders from Netanyahu.
    I still like Pat because, most of the time, he doesn’t write the kind of USA! USA! jingoism on display here.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  35. TTSSYF says:
    @Harold Smith

    The con man wraps himself in the flag and the benighted masses eat it up; yessir, the “patriots” that need, want and deserve to fooled – by a scumbag like Mr. Trump – will not be disappointed.

    And what would you suggest patriotic Americans do when presented with an openly patriotic affair on the 4th of July? Sit at home in the dark while cynically grousing, to anyone who will listen, that the show is being merely the work of a “con man wrapping himself in the flag,” lest they be accused by the likes of you as being part of the “benighted masses” who “need, want, and deserve to be fooled”? Or take it at face value and simply enjoy the event, suspending, at least for about 12 hours, any negative opinions they may have about Trump or attributing any cynical ulterior motives to him?

    Can we not have just one day where we aren’t harangued by the insane, America-hating Left or by the insanely-angry Never Trumpers on the Right? What, pray tell, did you do on July 4th? Did you spend the day harassing friends and family who wanted to enjoy the day by informing them as to what dupes they are?

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  36. TTSSYF says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Oh, lay off the formal definitions and the ad hominems. You claim to not be a Lefty, but you sure sound like one with your speech Nazism and resorting to personal attacks such as referring to people as “retards”. You know what MaryLS is getting at; i.e., that it should be okay to be openly patriotic and a little “over the top” on one day of the year. And I’m part of the “we” she refers to, and no, I’m not part of that (((tribe))) that you and so many other commenters on this website despise with the white-hot hatred of a thousand suns. Are you not capable of making allowances for any exceptions in that (((group)))?

  37. @KenH

    The whole point of the faux “left wing” is to get people to embrace the faux “right wing,” and the whole point of the faux “right wing” is to get people to embrace the faux “left wing.” The calculated “left” vs. “right” contrivance is the diaelectical facade behind which we zig-zag our way to ruin for the sake of our masters’ hopeless agenda.

  38. @follyofwar

    “There is no Wall, and a major war with Iran could start any day now due to his, and his poorly chosen advisors, incompetence.”

    Seriously? You’re still pushing the “incompetence” theory of orange clown’s behavior? Isn’t there at least a chance that he’s doing what he’s doing because he’s an evil bastard who puts the jewish-supremacist agenda first and actually doesn’t give much of a dam about America?

    • Replies: @Realist
  39. @TTSSYF

    “You know what MaryLS is getting at; i.e., that it should be okay to be openly patriotic and a little ‘over the top’ on one day of the year.”

    LOL! And this is precisely why MaryLS’ comment is so absurd. Orange clown is obviously not a “patriot” and his militant zionist extremism is on display 24/7/365 in some form or another.

    • Troll: TTSSYF
  40. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    The Globetrotters let the Generals score some, too. Needs to stay close enough to herd the sheep for next year’s Most Important Election Ever.

  41. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Fool's Paradise

    He’s become a worn out Beltway fixture whose job is to keep people voting GOP, as though there were more than a nickel’s difference.

    • Replies: @Fool's Paradise
  42. @TTSSYF

    “And what would you suggest patriotic Americans do when presented with an openly patriotic affair on the 4th of July?”

    ROTFL! You wouldn’t know an “openly patriotic affair” if your boyfriend assaulted you with it, goofball.

    “Can we not have just one day where we aren’t harangued by the insane, America-hating Left or by the insanely-angry Never Trumpers on the Right?”

    Can we not have just one day where you satanic, America-hating, jewish-supremacist madwomen don’t support: the murder of Venezuelans with sanctions; the genocidal war against Yemen; the murder of Syrians with bombs and/or terrorist mercenaries; the effort to start a war with Iran; the withdrawal from nuclear treaties which reduced the risk of nuclear war; and the belligerent foreign policy that threatens us with planetary extinction for the sake of your hopeless agenda for world domination and control?

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  43. nickels says:

    Next time lets have our military parade minus the neocon murikan exceptionalism speech, where we celebrate the jews sucking us into Franklin D Rosenfeld’s war just to rain death and fire down on innocent German women and children all for the sake of the jewish people so they could spend the next 70 years pushing gay marriage, pornography, anti Christianity, draconian anti free speech, and flooding our countries with low iq psycopaths from Africa all for the designated purpose of killing and destroying every one of us.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  44. bluedog says:
    @MaryLS

    Reagan destroyed that back in the 80’s,WHERE WERE YOU.First it was the job outsourcing, then it was the off-shore accounts, then it was the destruction of the family farm so that corporations could suck up billions of dollars in farm subsidizes,then it was the destruction of the family unit with the attack on religion and the ushering in of the gay rights movement and now of course we want to blame it in the other fellow,so American it seems as the country circles the sewer.!!!

  45. bluedog says:
    @MaryLS

    Hmm how do you escape tyranny when its home grown run by the government, when they attack countries for wall street and the bankers,when its war after war which has nothing to do with protecting the country nor its people while feeding a dumbed down population with 24 hr. propaganda.Keep feeding the MIC with the wealth of future generations and you won’t even have a country to worry about, but I’m sure that one never crossed your mind,it seldom does.!!!

  46. @nickels

    Right, because the Germans only waged war upon fighting men.

    “Poor lil Germany dindu nuffin……..”

    Germans are worse than blacks when they start whining about how innocent they are.

  47. @anonymous

    Yes, I know what you mean, you’re partly right, but he’s not that bad. He did (on Unz) tell Trump to trade Bolton for Tulsi. He also writes for American Free Press, and is consistently anti neocon wars.

  48. @alexander

    It was the “neocon overlords” who sank Buchanan’s bids for the Republican nomination.

  49. @anonymous

    Is there a Head of State anywhere in the world that doesn’t tell its public that the country is “exceptional” in some way shape or form? Military parades are the easiest way of making that statement, whether on national holidays or otherwise.
    Think the Trooping of the Colour isn’t exceptionalism?
    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a10016954/trooping-the-colour-facts/

  50. @TTSSYF

    Words have meanings and the meanings are important. You and little Mary should go and get a room, since you both think that slavishly supporting a forever war, fought at the behest of a shitty little country that shouldn’t rule over the US is the height of patriotism.

    jingoism is not patriotism and pushing for war is not patriotic, it’s destructive of the country you pretend to love. Accusing others of hatred is typical of leftards. You and Mary are both exactly what you’re trying to accuse me and others of being.

    If Trump was up on some stage, waxing rhapsodic over the idea of nuclear war, would you say that he was just being “a little over the top”? Probably so.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  51. @follyofwar

    I’m just bothered that people who don’t even know the definitions of the words they use feel that they are not only qualified to vote, but that they are also superior to people who have thought about their positions before speaking out about them.

  52. @Harold Smith

    They are not “protection machines” when in the hands of lawless mass-murdering “governments” like the U.S. “government.”

    Neither is a pencil in the hands of lawless criminals in prisons.

    While Trump is up Nutty-yahoos arse, he’s nowhere near killing as many people as Obumboy did in his first 3 years, and he hasn’t started any wars – yet. Iran, Syria, Venezuela, China and Russia have been on the Neo-con hit list for decades.

    The Shayrat airbase was already in disrepair and little used., The crappy cruise missiles were so old, they were on the verge of being de-commissioned. The attack, regrettably, killed people. However, it has been Trump’s predecessors, since at least Bush 43, who have been arming and training the “opposition” in Syria, Libya, and Iran. It isn’t Trump that has caused the migrant crisis. It wasn’t Trump that overthrew Qadaffi. It wasn’t Trump that overthrew the Ukrainian government, and it wasn’t Trump that sent troops into Syria in the first place.

    It’s fine to criticize Trump, but criticize him on what new situations that his predecessors hadn’t already f’ed up. He wasn’t the one that got the US into the pile of shit it’s in, to begin with.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  53. TTSSYF says:
    @Harold Smith

    You’re a verbal rodeo clown, interested only in spraying verbal diarrhea. Henceforth will block your comments as I’ve done with a few others.

    • LOL: bluedog
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @follyofwar
  54. TTSSYF says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Once again, resorting to ad hominems and attributing thoughts and words to me that I never said. You don’t appear to be very intelligent (or maybe you’re just sophomoric) if you can, without ever having met me, say with such certainty that I believe the “height of patriotism” is to “slavishly support a foreign war, fought at the behest of a shitty little country”, or that I only “pretend” to love this country, or that I’m “pushing for war”, or that I “probably” would “wax rhapsodic over the idea of nuclear war” if Trump were promoting it.

    If celebrating the 4th of July in present-day America is so disturbing to you, I suggest you take a camping trip next year somewhere deep in the woods so you can be far away from it all. And in the meantime, consider medication. You and “Harold Smith” are likely to need it when Trump is re-elected next year.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Twodees Partain
  55. Truth3 says:

    Pugnacious Pat, who once had to fight off several Jew thugs attacking him at the podium of his Presidential Campaign announcement, can no longer deal with the (((Elephant))) in the room… even as it shits buckets of slime where it should not be welcomed.

    Come on Pat… death, and meeting the first of those the Jews hate (Jesus the Christ) is not far in your future. Tell it like it truly is, before (and even if (((Mossad))) speeds the day) your time here is done.

  56. @MaryLS

    The various “protection machines” on display in Washington DC on July 4 have nothing whatsoever to do with the protection of the American people. Note that there is a separate “Department of Homeland Security,” as opposed to the Department of Defense (which could more accurately be characterized as the Department of Empire Maintenance). While Abrams tanks rumble down the streets and various high-tech aircraft fly over, the United States is being systematically invaded from Mexico. The only technology needed to stop that invasion is whips and cudgels, provided there is the political will to use them.

  57. @Curmudgeon

    They are not “protection machines” when in the hands of lawless mass-murdering “governments” like the U.S. “government.”

    “Neither is a pencil in the hands of lawless criminals in prisons.”

    Whatever that’s supposed to mean.

    “While Trump is up Nutty-yahoos arse, he’s nowhere near killing as many people as Obumboy did in his first 3 years…”

    So to the extent that’s true (and I would dispute it) that makes orange clown some kind of a “humanitarian” – from your embarrassingly ignorant and morally bankrupt perspective? He’s a mass-murderer with a heart?

    Anyway, between the sanctions, the complicity in the war against Yemen, the continuing support of terrorist groups, the bombings and drone strikes all over the place, the arming and encouraging of the rogue government in Ukraine, etc., nobody knows exactly how many people orange clown has directly or indirectly murdered, but it looks like he’s going to surpass Obama in senseless mass murder (even if he doesn’t start WW3):

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/29382-every-12-minutes-the-united-states-drops-a-bomb-somewhere

    “and he hasn’t started any wars – yet.”

    Not “yet”? Seriously? Are you trying to make some kind of a point? Apparently you’re just throwing handfuls of hapless horse excrement at the wall, hoping that something sticks.

    Your evil messiah has brought the world to the brink of WW3, and you’re actually going to give him credit for the fact that it hasn’t happened “yet” when the credit should clearly go to the other governments involved for their remarkable restraint in the face of orange clown’s relentless provocations?

    “Iran, Syria, Venezuela, China and Russia have been on the Neo-con hit list for decades.”

    Yes they have; they’ve been patiently waiting for the arrival of the evil messiah, orange clown, the only one stupid, evil, and mentally ill enough to take personal responsibility for serving the ultimata and giving the orders which risk planetary extinction…all for the sake of his jewish-supremacist handlers. Good point.

    “The Shayrat airbase was already in disrepair and little used., The crappy cruise missiles were so old, they were on the verge of being de-commissioned.”

    Oh wait a minute,..I’m tearing up…so all he had for a target was a rundown, little-used airbase, and the only thing he had to attack it with were some crappy old cruise missiles; cruise missiles that no respectable mass-murdering war criminal would be caught dead with? Poor orange clown; always the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control.

    “The attack, regrettably, killed people.”

    Regrettably? Well let’s face it, they would’ve died someday anyway, so in a sense he didn’t really “murder” them; he just shortened their life spans somewhat, right knucklehead?

    “However, it has been Trump’s predecessors, since at least Bush 43, who have been arming and training the “opposition” in Syria, Libya, and Iran. It isn’t Trump that has caused the migrant crisis. It wasn’t Trump that overthrew Qadaffi. It wasn’t Trump that overthrew the Ukrainian government, and it wasn’t Trump that sent troops into Syria in the first place.”

    But it was orange clown who presented himself as an alternative to pointless and unnecessary wars and “nation building”; it was orange clown who promised to cooperate with Russia and to fight terrorism, rather than support it; it was orange clown who promised diplomacy and peace; it was orange clown who had a chance to reverse the course of “foreign policy” and save America (and the rest of the world) from destruction.

    But your evil messiah lied and betrayed us all. Your evil messiah is demonstrably worse than Obama in many ways. As bad as he was, Obama stopped at Libya. Obama knew that war with Iran would be too risky; he knew it would risk WW3, so he did the only reasonable thing and tried to come to some kind of settlement.

    Obama also didn’t send lethal weaponry to Ukraine, whereas your evil messiah, orange clown, has no such compunction.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/trump-i-sent-weapons-to-ukraine-obama-sent-pillows-and-blankets

    “It’s fine to criticize Trump, but criticize him on what new situations that his predecessors hadn’t already f’ed up.

    LOL! On the contrary, no it’s not fine to criticize orange clown because according to you nothing is really his fault.

    “He wasn’t the one that got the US into the pile of shit it’s in, to begin with.”

    Idiot, orange clown had a chance to reverse course but instead he went out of his way to make everything worse. Tell me, how did Obama make orange clown withdraw from the INF treaty?

    You need to pull your head out of orange clown’s butt and get some air.

  58. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:

    Nice spectacle by Trump, but this is where America is headed.

    • Agree: bluedog
  59. @TTSSYF

    Coming from a simple-minded ass-clown such as yourself, I’ll take that as a compliment; thanks, chump.

    • Troll: Chris Mallory
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  60. @TTSSYF

    I found that out about Harold Smith awhile back, and no longer waste my time trying to reason with, or respond to, such a small-minded person, in dire need of anger management, for whom everything is black or white. His is a classic case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  61. @follyofwar

    LOL! Look who’s talkin’! Only a complete moron like Ms. Folly would characterize orange clown’s breathtaking, calculated evil as mere “incompetence” and then call me “small-minded” for pointing out the laughable absurdity of her statements.

    Ms. Folly apparently isn’t smart enough to realize that orange clown is flirting with TEOTWAWKI.

    But because I realize that orange clown’s satanic evil is threatening all of our our lives, the lives of family and friends, our country (what’s left of it), our economy, our rights, anything and everything of any value – and I react accordingly – I must have “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

  62. TTSSYF says:
    @Harold Smith

    You aren’t even American. Go fix your own washed-up country before criticizing ours.

  63. Realist says:
    @TTSSYF

    “Peace through strength” and “Walk softly but carry a big stick” come to mind.

    A weak one….for sure.

  64. Realist says:
    @Harold Smith

    Isn’t there at least a chance that he’s doing what he’s doing because he’s an evil bastard who puts the jewish-supremacist agenda first and actually doesn’t give much of a dam about America?

    Trump is a Deep Stater and it has been is obvious to me for over two years.

    • Replies: @Realist
  65. Realist says:
    @TTSSYF

    If celebrating the 4th of July in present-day America is so disturbing to you, I suggest you take a camping trip next year somewhere deep in the woods so you can be far away from it all.

    That is an excellent idea….it’s hard to believe it came from you.

    • LOL: bluedog
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  66. TTSSYF says:
    @Realist

    I’m full of surprises.

    • Replies: @Realist
  67. sweat says:
    @Fool's Paradise

    You may return to your rathole in Palestine anytime you wish. Only YOU believe your opinion means something. I doubt you were born here…just another that made the import quotas.

  68. Herzog says:
    @Maureen O’Brien O’Reilly

    Hon, get me a beer, will you, please?

  69. @Harold Smith

    One of the best replies I’ve seen lately.

  70. Realist says:
    @TTSSYF

    I’m full of surprises.

    It’s not surprises you’re full of.

  71. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Should read …it has been obvious…

  72. TTSSYF says:

    What witty repartee.

    Don’t bother responding. I’ve added you to my Ignore list, along with “Harold Smith”, Corvinus, and Tiny Duck.

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  73. @TTSSYF

    Yeah, whatever. I can tell a lot about online trolls just by what they post. What you’ve posted shows that you’re a TV addicted conservatard who has never had an original thought in his life.

    What makes you think that celebration of something we no longer have is disturbing to me? it’s a little pitiful, I admit, but it doesn’t disturb or bother me. You’re disturbed to the point of derangement that anyone would have a different view than you do. Get over it.

    You clearly don’t fit in here. Sticking around as long as you have just shows that you’re a troll.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  74. @Realist

    Me too. That was a howler. I had to find out about it from a friend who saw the speech. If Trump’s going to keep throwing lines like that into his speeches, maybe I’ll watch one someday.

  75. TTSSYF says:
    @TTSSYF

    LOL!

    You, too, Twodees!

  76. TTSSYF says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Shows how little you know or can discern. I don’t even have a TV. And I don’t care that you have a different opinion than mine. I just don’t like the ad hominems.

    What’s wrong with my putting my opinion out there, without you, “Harold Smith”, “Realist” or others attacking it in the most venomous of terms? Why not just put forth a reasoned counter argument?

    I’m a Jacksonian populist, not a troll. I’ve never voted for a Dem in my life, and I haven’t always voted for a Repub. Dream on if you think I’m trolling.

    • Troll: Twodees Partain
    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  77. Saggy says: • Website

    Pat Buchanan’s book ‘The Unnecessary War” completely rewrites the history of the beginnings of WW II and it should be required reading for every American, it is, IMO, fantastic. Once you understand the holohoax, WWII and the Nazis is the next propaganda mirage to study. I haven’t read “Suicide of an Empire” as I don’t think I need to, but that also is I believe and excellent book about the astounding decline of the US taking place before our very eyes. Logic and reason lead me to believe it would be impossible to see Buchanan shilling for Trump. But that is what he is doing, we have no leaders, not one.

    I think the 4th of July in the context of today’s US is obscene, particularly the fireworks displays. You want fireworks? The US will be happy to oblige, as long as you cannot fight back …. Baghdad 1990 – as the US is dropping tens of thousands of bombs on defenseless people in the ME every year, right now – https://www.vox.com/world/2018/1/30/16925544/trump-state-union-2018-military-2017

    The military dropped nearly 40,000 bombs in 2017 compared to the around 31,000 released during Obama’s last year.

  78. Politics is for losers.
    The Orange Wonder with the bigly iq
    Says the others are posers.
    He is right:
    ‘Murka has been defrauded,
    And we should all sue.

  79. @TTSSYF

    Jacksonian populist? Nah, more like a Scoop Jackson neocon.

    • LOL: TTSSYF
  80. @Saggy

    Yep. It’s sad to see, coming from “Mr. Paleoconservative”. The 4th is supposed to be a celebration of independence from Britain. Now we’re under the rule of israel. Independence from that shitty little country would be something to celebrate.

  81. nsa says:

    Some Pigs Are More Equal Dept: in many states you get fined a couple hundred dollars for leaving studded tires on past Mar. 31……the excuse being road wear and tear. But government morons driving 65 ton M1 tanks with steel tracks on city street asphalt is OK?

  82. @Saggy

    Buchanan’s book you refer to is actually “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 20205,?” not Suicide of an Empire. It is a great, prescient book. Seems Pat is right on course with his 2025 prediction, though, given the insanity of both Zionist parties, it may happen even sooner that that.

  83. Rurik says:
    @Fool's Paradise

    I will be proud to be an American when we shake off Zionist rule of our country.

    thank you Fool’s Paradise,

    And not just Zionist rule, but depraved serial wars on behalf of the PNAC boyz who gave us 9/11.

    We are sending our young men and women and bombs and drones (and unlimited trillions of borrowed dollars) to slaughter people who’ve done us no harm, while the criminal scum who did 9/11 are laughing their Jewish supremacist asses off, all the way to the central bank, to whom our children and grandchildren are to be delivered over as their perpetual debt slaves.

    When do we hear the gratitude — for America?

    I grew up in the 70s, and didn’t even know of ZUS treachery during the Yom Kippur War or the cruel oppression of the Iranian people under the CIA/Mossad’s stooge; the Shah.

    Let alone ZUS aid for The Butcher (Ariel Sharon’s) horrors, betrayals and slaughter in Lebanon during the 80s.

    But now with the treachery against Iran/Russia, they would plunge the whole world into a catastrophic WWIII, to sate a literally insatiable lust for bloodshed and rapine.

    All in our name. (Well, Chris Mallory – not in my name ; )

    • Agree: Fool's Paradise
  84. Rurik says:
    @MaryLS

    There are a lot of bad actors in the world, but I do not think the US is the primary culprit.

    The rot in England and France’s elites is far more sinister than even the ZUSA (which is saying a lot!). But the ZUSA is the Super Power, and as such, leads the world in war crimes and atrocities and menacing nations and people all over the planet (for Zion).

    Surely if England could send every last British man and woman to die for Zion, they certainly would, so long as the little boys could be left to the tender mercies of England’s aristocrats.

    The elites of England and France have no use for ethnic Brits or French anyways, other than to kill and die for Zion. They’ve been slated for replacement either way, in any case.

    So no, you’re right- in principle, the ZUSA is not uniquely evil or rotten, at least when compared to the nature or character of certain other nation’s governments, but it’s our position as the Super Power, that make us the most dangerous, as the war pigs of Zion beat the drums for war on Iran.

  85. Rurik says:
    @WorkingClass

    I harbor an abiding affection for the land and the people of the country of my birth. The USA…. … I regard “my” federal government with fear and loathing.

    I can go with this.

    I don’t have much good to say about Trump any more but I still love the way he trolls the left.

    I understand the pressure they put on him to go to war with Iran.

    It is a ((( MASSIVE ))) amount of pressure. As long as he resists them, and starts no new wars, then I’ll cling, (pathetically) to some small shred of hope that he isn’t completely rotten. (or we’d be at war with Iran right now, and the entire ((controlled media)) would be hailing Orange Clown as the Second Coming).

    And yes, as a side note, I too get a thrill every time a shitlib soils themselves over Trump being a White, straight male = Hitler.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  86. MarkinLA says:
    @A Texan

    Obama served the same purpose – he kept Hillary out of the White House.

  87. MarkinLA says:
    @Rurik

    Well, that tanker action was a bit too far and might even lead to an Iranian response that will give Bolton his excuse. That was an act of war by the US.

  88. Rurik says:

    That was an act of war by the US.

    So are the sanctions.

    And Iran has no choice but to do their best Gandhi/MLK impression, and let the world look on with collective disgust as the ((bully)) on the world’s stage earns its well-deserved universal hatred.

    That’s why I support Tulsi, as my little voice of disgust for the ((bully)).

    It’s going to come down to Zionism vs. the rest of the planet’s beleaguered people. (if it hasn’t already).

    When they starved Germany into signing the German people into slavery after the betrayal at Versailles, most Americans (or Brits or French, etc..) had no idea our governments were such cowardly and ignoble fiends.

    But today, if you have a shred of intelligence, it’s brutally obvious that America’s ((government)) is starving Yemen, just like it starved Germany. Just like it’s trying to starve Iran and Syria and Venezuela, into abased submission to the (((drooling rabid dog on the world’s stage))).

    God speed to Iran, and Yemen and Venezuela and Syria and Libya and Lebanon and Iraq and Afghanistan and Ukraine and Russia and all the other nations and people being bloodied and starved and beaten up by the imbecilic bully in Washington, DC.

    And God save Putin as the sole statesman on the Western world’s stage who has the brains and decency to steer our planet away from the rocks of destruction ((they)) so maniacally demand for us all.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  89. MarkinLA says:

    Swallow-well is dropping out. I guess crying that you are sorry you were born white wasn’t such a good campaign strategy. I am just waiting for the rest of the white candidates to compete to apologize the loudest for being white.

  90. Rurik says:

    Swallow-well is dropping out

    A real piece of work, that one.

  91. Corvinus says:
    @follyofwar

    “The US is a country held together by duct tape and fear.”

    Not really.

    “But a Nation it is NOT.”

    Of course it is.

    “And it hasn’t been since at least the Nation Destroying Immigration Act of 1965”

    According to Who/Whom?

  92. Corvinus says:
    @Rurik

    “And God save Putin as the sole statesman on the Western world’s stage…”

    He is a brutish clown who enabled his pals to steal from the Russian treasury. Can you say lover of oligarchs? And, remember, he was part of the Deep State apparatus in Russia. He is no “statesmen”.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Avery
  93. Rurik says:
    @Corvinus

    He is no “statesmen”.

    Oh!

    Golly!

    Coming from you, Corvy,

    I guess I’ll have to change my assessment!

    I didn’t realize that You had pondered his gravitas in the world’s stage, and found him wanting.

    But now that Corvy! has declared Putin a “clown”,

    I guess we can all write him off now. Perhaps some more sanctions?

  94. Avery says:
    @Corvinus

    {…. who enabled his pals to steal from the Russian treasury. }

    Do you have any evidence that Putin allegedly enabled his pals to steal from the Russian treasury, other than the usual MSM fake “news”?

    The Russian president who enabled – mainly by being drunk and clueless – to steal from the Russian treasury was the late Yeltsin.
    Russian-Jews, like Berezovsky, Khodorkovsky , etc, etc looted Russia in the lawless years of Yeltsin misrule. Many absconded with their ill-gotten loot to London, or Israel, beyond the reach of Russian authorities.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    , @Miro23
  95. Corvinus says:
    @Avery

    “other than the usual MSM fake “news”?”

    You mean you only find information that confirms your preconceived notions.

    “Do you have any evidence that Putin allegedly enabled his pals to steal from the Russian treasury…”

    You mean plunder the nation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_oligarch#Putin_era

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Wally
  96. Avery says:
    @Corvinus

    {You mean you only find information that confirms your preconceived notions.}

    No, _you_ do.

  97. Wally says:
    @Harold Smith

    Poor Harold, he prefers to ignore the fact that the alternative was the much worse Hillary.

    Trump & the “deplorables” over Hillary any day.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  98. Wally says:
    @Corvinus

    Arch-Zionist & laughable ‘Nazi gas chambers’ True Believer Corvinus cites crooked, Zionist dominated Wikipedia about Putin who Jews hate because he dared to prosecute Zionist / Jew thieves.

    And of coure Corvinus certainly doesn’t want everyone to see this:

    Zionist Wikipedia Editing Course: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139189

    How Israel and Its Partisans Work to Censor the Internet: http://www.unz.com/article/how-israel-and-its-partisans-work-to-censor-the-internet/?highlight=wikipedia

  99. @Wally

    “Poor Harold, he prefers to ignore the fact that the alternative was the much worse Hillary.”

    Poor Wally, he doesn’t know the difference between “fact” and his barely asserted, embarrassingly ill-considered personal opinion.

    Yessir, orange clown and his jewish-supremacist handlers will probably mercifully stop their warmongering madness when all life on earth is extinct, but with Hillary Clinton in the White House, it’d be much worse…we’d all be far deader than merely dead…we’d be all kinds of dead, right?

    Wrong. Hillary Clinton is no “friend of Israel”; i.e., she’s not willing to risk planetary extinction for the sake of jewish-supremacist diabolism. You see, unlike your hero “Super Trump,” i.e. the hard-core-militant-PNAC-zionist-extremist-ideologue-and-consummate-warmongering-nuclear-armed-jihadi-suicide-bomber presently holed-up in the white house, the opportunistic Clinton, as evil as she may be, got into politics a long time ago for her own benefit, not to risk killing herself and her family for big jew and his hopeless agenda.

  100. Miro23 says:
    @Avery

    The Russian president who enabled – mainly by being drunk and clueless – to steal from the Russian treasury was the late Yeltsin.

    Russian-Jews, like Berezovsky, Khodorkovsky , etc, etc looted Russia in the lawless years of Yeltsin misrule. Many absconded with their ill-gotten loot to London, or Israel, beyond the reach of Russian authorities.

    True enough. But now the problem is that no one any longer believes their Neoliberal philosophy. So it’s much more difficult for them to steal . They have to use straightforward repression which is much more dangerous.

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