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Of the presidents in the modern era, many have been dealt a difficult hand by history, but perhaps none more so than Donald Trump.

In 1952, Harry Truman was in his third year of a stalemated war in Korea that was costing 200 American lives every week. He lost the New Hampshire primary to Sen. Estes Kefauver and decided to pack it in.

In 1968, Lyndon B. Johnson had also been challenged in New Hampshire, by Sen. Eugene McCarthy. And, he, too, had on his hands a seemingly endless Asian war if he was not prepared to escalate militarily and add hundreds of thousands more troops to the 500,000 already in Vietnam.

Like Truman before him, LBJ stood down.

In 1980, Jimmy Carter also had a challenge from within his party — Edward Kennedy. And for the entire last year of his presidency, 52 U.S. hostages were held in Teheran while Carter presided over an economy where the interest rates had hit 21% and inflation 13%.

Trump had no primary challenger. He had not taken us into any new wars. And he had begun 2020 with the U.S. economy firing on all cylinders. But it all crashed in March and April in the worst pandemic in a century, which destroyed his economy and has since consumed a quarter of a million American lives.

October of Trump’s reelection year saw a new wave of COVID-19 infections and the bottom fall out of the stock market.

Given the cards he has been dealt in 2020, and the hatred of the media he daily confronts, it is astonishing that Trump retains his energy and enthusiasm for the battle. Most presidents would have long ago been broken.

Thus it is that, four days before the election, Trump is decidedly the underdog. With the popular vote surely lost, Trump has to sweep almost all the battleground states — Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — while holding onto all the states he won in 2016. A tall order.

Should Joe Biden win, he would be, on Jan. 20, 2021, the oldest and most visibly enfeebled leader to win the presidency in the history of the republic, with the possible exception of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1945.

Biden would have to deal with an economy that, if the stock market remains a reliable lead indicator, may be tanking anew even as the COVID-19 epidemic consumes a thousand American lives daily.

And foreign policy, that lost issue of the campaign of 2020, will be clamoring anew for the president’s attention.

In the Asia-Pacific region, China is increasingly defiant of the U.S. and openly applying military pressure upon Taiwan, matching U.S. arms sales to the island with ever more direct threats.

Earlier this month, Beijing celebrated the 75th anniversary of China’s intervention in the Korean War, where its troops suffered heavy losses but caused most of the 36,000 U.S. dead in that conflict.

And, this fall, a war broke out in the South Caucasus that, if not contained, could draw in Russia, Turkey and Iran.

ORDER IT NOW

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh — an Armenian-populated enclave contained wholly within Azerbaijan’s borders — has resisted efforts by Russia and the U.S. to mediate a truce. The Azeris appear determined to resolve the territorial dispute in the way Narendra Modi of India lately resolved the dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir.

Russia has an alliance with Armenia and bases inside. The Turks are supporting Muslim Azerbaijan, and, with the Israelis, have been providing the Azeris with modern weaponry such as advanced drones, which have taken a devastating toll on Armenian troops and armor.

On the cultural war front, France and Turkey, both members of the NATO alliance, are trading national insults over a crackdown on Islamists by President Emmanuel Macron after a Chechen Muslim beheaded a French teacher who used the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the prophet as examples of protected speech and press freedoms in secular France.

Macron’s perceived attacks on Islam triggered a personal insult from Turkey’s President Erdogan. This led to the recall of the French ambassador to Turkey. The clash over the blasphemous cartoons and the beheading of the teacher have provoked anti-French demonstrations across the Muslim world.

In the latest affront, Charlie Hebdo published a cartoon of Erdogan lifting the burqa of a woman, similar to the cartoon of the prophet that precipitated the 2015 massacre at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo.

European nations are lining up behind France, while the leaders of Muslim nations such as Bangladesh and Pakistan are damning the French for tolerating the ridicule of their religious beliefs.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” Voltaire is said to have responded to Rousseau.

That may reflect French values. But, as Kipling wrote, “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.”

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. Team Red’s senior cheerleader surprisingly dropped his pom poms in October — this column sounds more like a eulogy. So why another coat of whitewash (to be re-echoed by rationalizing commenters), invariably written with pronoun propaganda?

    Trump … had not taken us into any new wars.

    The statement apparently limits “new wars” to bombing or invading another nation that shoots back.

    Consider.

    – ramped up shows of military force with “allies” bordering Russia, and on the waters of MENA and the Far East

    – missile attacks on Syria and, by proxy, Yemen

    – the Soleimani hit, of which Mr. Trump chillingly bragged before an audience of wealthy donors

    – seizing an Iranian oil tanker bound for Venezuela

    At least this column doesn’t amplify any Exceptional! warmongering from Mr. Pompeo.

    The reason

    foreign policy [is the] lost issue of the campaign of 2020

    is that, within the Beltway, it’s not really an issue at all.

    • Agree: Realist, Jus' Sayin'...
    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
  2. The difficulty is that the law of God – the law given by God himself, to be obeyed by all humanity – states that anyone who mocks Islam is to be beheaded. The west doesn’t get this. The is no such thing as “Islamic religious law”, there is simply the law. God’s law, as revealed by the prophet.

    Muslims will *never* be cool with France or anyone else dissing Islam. Not in their own country. Not in their own houses. Not even in the privacy of their own thoughts. Never.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    , @Rurik
  3. @Dave from Oz

    “the law given by God himself, to be obeyed by all humanity – states that anyone who mocks Islam is to be beheaded. ” Were I to even accept such a vicious anti-humanist position there would still be a huge problem with your comment.
    The reality is that the teacher neither intended nor actually “mocked” God or the prophet.
    It was a class on media, social communication etc
    The cartoon was used as a topical example of current struggles over “freedom of speech “. So “mockery” was an excuse to execute a non-muslim for using a piece of speech (the cartoon) certain believers hate.

    • Replies: @USA1943
  4. LBJ didn’t fold because of Gene McCarthy. He thought McCarthy a poet-worshiping pissant. McCarthy could never have beaten LBJ. It was the earthquake-inducing entry of Bob Kennedy into the primaries of 1968 and a month of HIS truth-telling about Johnson and the Vietnam war that drove Johnson to his renunciation. Pat may have forgotten the sequence of events.

    • Agree: Sulu
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  5. FDR won the presidency in 1945? I have read much history but somehow that escaped my recollection. When I reach Patty’s age I hope not to have his powers of recollection.

    Seriously, and not to be mean but can some of these old journalistic warhorses not realize that there is a time to retire the quill and not risk sullying the otherwise good work done in their careers?

    ” East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall shall meet…”

    ” Unless it is on the wrong twacks!” Bud- duh- boom-tischhh.

    Cheers-

    • Replies: @Anonius
  6. KenH says:

    Trump has to sweep almost all the battleground states — Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

    Which is looking more unlikely thanks to Democrat governors and election boards exercising powers they don’t have and activist courts extending vote counting deadlines in PA and NC. In PA the signatures don’t have to match what’s on file and the post mark can be illegible for all mail in votes and NC extended the vote count to nine days after the election.

    This is a recipe for widespread fraud and Democrats would not have put this things in place if they thought Republicans would derive any benefit.

    Regarding Islamism in France, it’s time Europe begin expelling their Muslims and meting out summary executions to Muslims who commit terror attacks. If they don’t like their prophet being blasphemed then they can simply emigrate from Europe to a Muslim nation but they love European welfare too much to do that.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Snert
  7. European nations are lining up behind France, while the leaders of Muslim nations such as Bangladesh and Pakistan are damning the French for tolerating the ridicule of their religious beliefs.

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” Voltaire is said to have responded to Rousseau.

    That’s ironic because one can be jailed in France for criticism of certain ethnic groups, Israel, or certain historical inquiries. The French’s commitment to free speech seems highly circumstantial. It’s really shocking too that people will risk death and beheading to insult a religion in France, but will not risk jail or simply ostracism to criticize the aforementioned, or seem oddly not jazzed about defending “free speech” in those cases. Also notice the aforementioned are (presently) in opposition to the Muslim world.

    • Replies: @Happy Tapir
  8. @Happy Tapir

    The other point is that by inflaming the Muslim world, they put us all at risk for terrorist reprisals. I don’t care to be blown up for some priggish Frenchman’s right to be rude.

  9. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    You’re a ‘blue team’ hack

    comparing Trump’s tepid provocations to Bush/Obama’s serial destruction of entire nations and the mass-murder, maiming and displacement of millions of innocents, betrays your glairing partisanship and personal antipathy for Donald Trump.

    Trump is disengaging with Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Biden will blunder into as many wars as his ((masters)) demand, because he has no soul, and is utterly corrupt.

    And that (to every single thinking person on the planet) is why he was chosen (heh) to be potus, over more sane voices like Tulsi.

    Duh.

    If Trump loses, (a distinct possibility), then America better brace with a war with Iran.

    And possibly Russia.

    Goyim killing goyim. Such a deal!

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  10. Rurik says:
    @Dave from Oz

    Muslims will *never* be cool with France or anyone else dissing Islam. Not in their own country.

    you stone age imbeciles are your own worst enemy.

    France is not a Muslim country, and never will be.

    The Zionists are simply importing just enough diversity to destroy French society and plunge France into a dystopian hell on Earth.

    But they’ll never allow Islam (or any other threat to their Globohomo agenda) to gain ascendancy over any of their vassal states.

    Muslims in France are no different than the Asians and Africans and other demographic weapons ((they’re)) using to destroy the West. Pawns and dupes and stooges. Nothing more.

    And by trying to defend the indefensible (head slicing orcs), you do Islam more damage (in the Western mind) than you can even imagine.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  11. @Greta Handel

    There is no hope for the long term survival of this country as long as it is controlled by the neocon/Zionist fifth column, which infests and controls the federal government, the legal system, the educational system, the information and entertainment industries, and the financial sector of the economy.

    The establishments of both the Democrat and Republican Parties are controlled by these parasites. So is Trump, vide his ties to Sheldon Adelson, the Kushners, and others who control real estate, resort and gambling development in NYC and elsewhere.

    It is unlikely the USA can escape its doom. Neither is there much hope for most European and European-settled countries.

    • Replies: @Swaggy
    , @Swaggy
  12. With not a hint of skepticism over the daily increasing Covid “numbers,” Buchanan’s columns grows more frustrating by the week. If Trump loses it will be due in large part to months of Covid lies by the media. Trump’s biggest mistake in all this was listening to democrat operative Dr. Fauci in the first place. When Trump belatedly turned on Fauci, it was too late, as the media had already made him into a saint.

    If Trump had been consistent in questioning all the Covid lies, and had earlier appointed doctors (like Scott Atlas) who shared that view, instead of being daily stabbed in the back by his “experts” Fauci/Birx, he might not be in the dire position he’s in today.

    If Trump loses, Biden has already promised us an ominous “Dark Winter.” No other issue right now is more important than the nation’s response to Covid. If Biden is not defeated, it will show that a majority apparently prefer lockdowns, mandatory mask wearing, and compulsory social distancing to freedom. The media-induced fear we’ve suffered thru in 2020 has shown how easily the masses can be conned by propaganda. Too bad, it seems, that, when it comes to Covid, Mr. Buchanan is one of them.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Thanks: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @KenH
    , @Twodees Partain
  13. @Rurik

    Sadly, absent mass deportations or elimination of Muslims in Europe soon, the better bet is that France will be a Muslim country, along with Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and probably Italy, Germany, and Greece.

    The globalists will try to confuse, distract, and pervert the Muslims’ children as they have done to many of ours, and may have some success. But the rate of demographic and religious change in France is such that Islam likely will be dominant in the country as a whole within merely 30 years.

    Well before then, there will be a drastic increase in violence and intimidation against native French people. They haven’t seen anything yet. Forced or pressured conversions will result, accelerating the takeover of Islam nationally.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @Rurik
  14. Anonius says:
    @Timur The Lame

    “… FDR won the presidency in 1945? …”

    FDR won in the 1944 presidential election – and assumed the presidency (his fourth!) in January 1945. He died on 12 April 1945.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_D._Roosevelt

  15. @Rurik

    Pfft. For years, I’ve been eliciting evasive ad hominem like

    You’re a ‘blue team’ hack

    when urging people to stop voting, especially Red or Blue.

    I don’t think you could ever reach your promised but never quite reached point of giving up on President Trump. If I’m wrong, then please explain how that cackling video of Secretary Clinton that you’re always posting is any worse than his audio-recorded victory dance about the treacherous murder of General Soleimani.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  16. USA1943 says:
    @animalogic

    Yes, but as the saying goes, when in Rome do as the Romans, so when in France do as the French do and apparently mocking religious figures is okay, If some cartoonist in the USA did it, as Khaled A. Beydoun said, it would be seen as disrespectful as is not standing for the American Flag, but it is part of the First Amendment, and Beydoun said he would fight and die if necessary to defend your right to do it.

  17. Rurik says:
    @RadicalCenter

    they facilitated Islamic enslavement of Spain for centuries, but that was before Zionism.

    Now that Zionism rules the West and beyond, and its centered right smack in the center of Islam, there is too much hostility towards Jews among the Muslims for the J-supremacists to allow a nation like France to be ruled by Islam.

    They’ll toss Islam a few bones like Kosovo and the city of London (and now apparently Azeris), but they’d never allow Islam to control France in absolute terms. It’d be far too potentially inconvenient to Israel’s agenda of total domination of the Levant and beyond.

    Sure, the love the strife a few million Muslims will cause in nations like France or Germany or Sweden, and I think you’re probably right about Sweden, that nation they would sacrifice completely to Muslim rule.

    But not a major power on the European continent. IMHO.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  18. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    I don’t think you could ever reach your promised but never quite reached point of giving up on President Trump

    It’s not about Trump

    It’s about the alternative. (dummy)

    I shouldn’t have to list the tyrannical idiocies the left has put us all though, not to mention treasonous attempts at a coup to remove a sitting president, because everyone should know by now that ‘wokeness’ is beyond insane. It’s Maxine Waters and AOC and Omar and Schiff and Pelosi and BLM and neocons and CNN/NYT/MSNBC/FBI/CIA and a hundred other soulless acronyms and politicians and assorted minions of hatred and rage against ‘Whiteness’ and ‘combustion engines’ and ‘merit’ and ‘thoughtfulness’ and everything else they hate with the searing butt-hurt of a thousand supernovas exploding in their panties.

    I wouldn’t care if it’s Trump or Charlie Sheen or a drunk you find in the gutter, anything would be preferable to these human shitstains on two legs.

    THEY are the reason for voting!

    Not Trump, who’s only an alternative to an ugly madness- too full of hatred and imagined grievance to even realize how hideously vile they actually are.

  19. Sulu says:
    @Rurik

    Well put! And 100% true.

    As far as I’m concerned everyone in that picture deserves to be shot for treason. After a fair and impartial drumhead trial lasting at least 15 minutes, of course.

    Sulu

    • Agree: Rurik
  20. @Jim Christian

    The entry of Robert Kennedy into the 1968 race certainly sealed LBJ’s decision not to run, but, IIRC, Gene McCarthy’s surpringly strong showing in the New Hampshire primary triggered Robert Kennedy’s decision to enter the race.

  21. Interesting piece by Buchanan except for him shitting the bed with the absurd statement of “the COVID-19 epidemic consumes a thousand American lives daily”. What unadulterated bullshit.

    See, there are two major “litmus tests” I use to determine if one is truly tuned-in or truly either clueless or, worse, a filthy stinking liar, and those two litmus tests are where they stand on 9/11 and Covid-1984. I would throw in the holohoax as well, but that brainwashing has been going on too hot and heavy for too long for many to recognize the whole thing was a lie. Anyway…

    I am a police detective in a bustling metropolitan area, with a distinguished track record and damn good at what I do, and one of my responsibilities is leading death investigations. I never missed a day on the streets from the get-go of the liedemic hysteria, never missing a day due to illegal lock-downs or idiotic quarantines or any other reason, never stopped working, never stopped dealing with a lot of people every single day from the start of the “pandemic”. In my professional capacity I frequently work with medical examiners, coroners, doctors, hospitals, emergency medical services, paramedics, and many many families. I am a professional investigator, I ask the right questions and I’ve had access, and I can tell you with authority the Covid-19 “epidemic” is most certainly NOT “consuming a thousand American lives daily”. That statement is a reckless falsehood spewed by Buchanan who is guilty of repeating the big lie. Covid-19 is no “pandemic”, far from it, and is more appropriately described as a massive fraud, a scam, hysteria driven by a criminally reckless media, an overtly tyrannical power-play, and a crime against humanity.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  22. @Rurik

    I’d like to agree with, Rurik, but this time I think Radical Center has the better argument. There’s this inexorable force called demographics, which cannot be stopped absent some tsunami of change, or act of God. Muslim leaders have announced that they will overtake Euro whites with their birth rates. And they will impregnate Euro’s native white women too.

    White men, who have grown effeminate, no longer have sufficient testosterone to maintain their own populations. Whites are complicit in their own genocide thru feminism, LGBTQ, and birth control. I’m not aware of even one white country, except perhaps Hungary, which is averaging at least two children per woman. Their countries are being overrun by not only Muslims fleeing America’s Zionist wars, but also by African blacks looking for handouts.

    The Neo-cons, who are all Zionist supremacists, have, thru their many wars for Israel, opened up a Pandora’s box in Europe that they may not be able to close.

    • Agree: Emslander
    • Replies: @Rurik
  23. @Rurik

    Well said, Rurik, and thanks for providing the excellent painting! Though there’s one white man’s face in the back between Schiff and Bernie that I don’t recognize. Could you please clue me in?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  24. Snert says:
    @KenH

    European countries will never get rid of their troublesome Muslim population for two reasons. First, they need a pool of cheap labour, people who will do the dirty, miserable jobs that natives will not do at any wage. Second, they need a way to prop up their cratering birth rates, which are well below replacement levels. This is happening because they didn’t encourage their native female populations to reproduce and because so many left Europe for better, safer lives elsewhere at the end of the Second World War and in succeeding decades.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    , @KenH
  25. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    Looks like Peter Strozk (or however you spell that asshole’s name)

  26. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    There’s this inexorable force called demographics, which cannot be stopped absent some tsunami of change, or act of God.

    or the whim of International Jewish supremacism

    If I controlled France, (instead of the zioinists) then in three months all foreign nationals who were not contributing to the well being of France, would be rounded up and deported. Humanely of course, and I’d allow all seniors to stay as refugees, but every young foreign male and most young females who weren’t critical to the economy of France, would be sent home.

    If Eisenhower could do it, then it isn’t difficult.

    It’s simply a matter of having the will to do it. But France is controlled by Jewish supremacists just like the ZUS and England and Germany and Sweden and most of the West. And that’s why they’re invading.

    IMHO.

  27. No matter what you do, just make sure that you don’t tell anyone what the problems really are, because if you do, people might actually come up with solutions to them!

    Andrea Iravani

  28. @Rurik

    Great pic. Love how the artist caught Nadler after he freshly sharted himself. I see Romney there, but where are Ryan and ¡Jeb! ?

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @USA1943
  29. @Rurik

    April 30, 2016:

    But as long as there’s some small shred of hope, then I for one will cling to it- until Trump loses or is JFKd or wins the presidency and then picks neocons for his cabinet.

    I’ve already said it’s going to be Buchanan for Secretary of State

    and Ron Paul for Sec. of Treasury

    Judge Napolitano will replace Justice Scalia

    in a twist, Trump will bring back Edward Snowden with full military honors and a parade and appoint him to head the NSA

    Ben Carson = Surgeon General

    Sheriff Joe = Attorney General

    Jessie Ventura = Presidential Press Secretary

    Ron Unz = Sec. of Commerce

    Ken O’keefe = Sec. of Defense

    Stacy Dash = Sec. of Interior

    a lot of the other Dept. will simply be dissolved by executie order on the first day of the Trump presidency, like Education for instance and “Homeland” Security.

    there’s a few others that will have to be filled like Veterans Affairs = Bowe Bergdahl or Bradley Manning

    a few others

    anyways, we’re going to make America great again! Won’t you please join us?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  30. Swaggy says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    I Totally agree. Americans and Europeans are chasing their tales in a whirl of dirty water that is about to suck them down a sink hole unless they wake up , get off the table, rip off the anaesthetic tubes and get back to living like free people who run their own affairs and scorn the corruption of debt slavery and constant war.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  31. Swaggy says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    I Totally agree. Americans and Europeans are chasing their tales in a whirl of dirty water that is about to suck them down a sink hole unless they wake up , get off the table, rip off the anaesthetic tubes and get back to living like free people who run their own affairs and scorn the corruption of debt slavery and constant war.

  32. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    I agree. Trump bought in to the (((MSM))) narrative about COVID-19 and played along for far too long. He should have used the DOJ to sue state governors who usurped legislative authority by issuing draconian shutdown edicts from their governors mansions.

  33. KenH says:
    @Snert

    First, they need a pool of cheap labour

    Muslims aren’t Mexicans and few actually work. Most just sit around and collect welfare provided by the hapless and persecuted white serfs whether they be English, German, French or Danish and cause trouble whenever the urge strikes them.

    Second, they need a way to prop up their cratering birth rates,

    White Europeans can’t replenish their numbers with black African and Muslim babies. That you think that whites and non-whites are equal and interchangeable is cultural Marxist garbage.

  34. TG says:

    But if Biden/Harris is the next president, he/she won’t ‘face’ anything at all!

    They will just do whatever their wealthy patrons want. The nation may fall apart into chaos, but they will be taken care of, feted as brilliant leaders in the corporate press, given award and honors, and carefully isolated from the bad consequences of every decision. What’s to worry about? Life is good if you have powerful friends.

  35. Rurik says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    where are Ryan and ¡Jeb! ?

    Ryan is slurping up shekels and !Jeb is mocked in obscurity.

    A fate worse than death for his ilk.

  36. Rurik says:
    @Greta Handel

    thanks for dredging that up.

    Wow, how much hope I once entertained, (facetiously, alas)

    Imagine Ken O’keefe as Sec. of Defense

    Stacy Dash = Sec. of Interior

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  37. USA1943 says:
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    I don’t like Nadler either, but I give him Props for when The Democrats dressed in African attire? Nadler was the only one who refused to take a knee, it takes character to not go along when everyone in your Professional Circle puts pressure on you, Nadler by standing and refusing to take a knee was saying, I kneel only to God, I refuse to go along to get along, I will NOT humiliate/degrade myself by doing what others want me to do, when I don’t believe in it.

    Yes he humiliated himself when he publicly had an accident, but that was an involuntary accident as he was not able to control his bowels long enough for the bathroom break.

    • Replies: @bjondo
    , @Art
  38. Jimmy1969 says:

    Pat tel us about Jewish money and American campaign finance and the best interests of America ….Pat you are soon to be on your knees and finished you have noting to fear ..tell us once and for all what do you think about the Jews who you have always been afraid of…give us a long long essay on them and Israel and America before you kick off..Pat tell us how you have always been afraid of Jewish power to cancel your income….you are old now and have a secure base of income and they can no longer bankrupt you….tell us Pat with your years of experience how have the Jews even terified your hero Richard Nixon.

  39. @Rurik

    “Facetiously”? Including this?

    But as long as there’s some small shred of hope, then I for one will cling to it- until Trump loses or is JFKd or wins the presidency and then picks neocons for his cabinet.

    Your 2016 vote has, as of now,* enabled the appointment of

    Secretary of State Pompeo

    Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin

    Secretary of Defense [sic] Esper

    CIA Director Haspel

    FBI Director Wray

    Attorney General Barr

    Be honest: had you known this in 2016, would you have said, “anyways, we’re going to make America great again!”?

    —————

    *In double checking this list, I see that news media are suddenly pumping Beltway rumors that President Trump will fire half of these people if he’s re-elected. This cynically generates Blue outrage and Red hopes, prodding more voters from each half of the flock for the maintenance of the one and only Establishment.

  40. Should Harris/Biden win and take the Senate as well as the House, they will be fully able to implement all their grand ideas.

    When those ideas fail miserably, as socialist thought always does, they will blame Orange Man and his failures as the reason why. “tRump destroyed the country and we couldn’t fix it, despite our glorious efforts.”

    “The Deplorables” will also be blamed for not supporting their efforts. It will be a matter, as it always is, that not enough money or effort was used to implement the Big “D” plans.

    I hope and pray when the collapse finally comes to this once great nation, it is a peaceful as that of the Soviet Empire…but, I’m not holding my breath.

  41. @follyofwar

    With not a hint of skepticism over the daily increasing Covid “numbers,” Buchanan’s columns grows more frustrating by the week.

    Agreed. Pat has been getting his information exclusively from network TV news for years now. Swallowing the lies peddled by those media outlets leads him to erroneous conclusions and have made his columns into absurd parodies of his earlier work, which he based on information gained by getting out and actually learning what was going on.

    He proves that a writer can’t produce anything relevant or factual by depending on TV news for information.

  42. bjondo says:
    @USA1943

    You think Nadler physically able to take a knee? Lucky he can seat himself.

  43. Art says:

    The Turks are supporting Muslim Azerbaijan, and, with the Israelis, have been providing the Azeris with modern weaponry such as advanced drones, which have taken a devastating toll on Armenian troops and armor.

    Once again – more Christian blood on Jew hands.

  44. Art says:
    @USA1943

    Nadler by standing and refusing to take a knee was saying, I kneel only to God, I refuse to go along to get along,

    Hmm — me thinks he could not get back up!

  45. Exador says:

    Pat leaves out something crucial: Very soon there will be MASSIVE defaulting on rents and mortgages. They’ve tried to hold it off but they won’t be able to much longer. That will cause homelessness to EXPLODE, with all the social upheaval that goes with it. No economy, no hope. That’s a bad situation when it’s on a massive scale.

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