The Oligarchs’ Super-PAC Anti-Trump Savagery

The Oligarchs’ Super-PAC Anti-Trump Savagery


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Narrow victories in the Kentucky caucuses and the Louisiana primary, the largest states decided on Saturday, have moved Donald Trump one step nearer to the nomination. Primaries in Michigan, Mississippi and Idaho on March 8, and in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina on March 15, may prove decisive. If […]

An Establishment in Panic

An Establishment in Panic


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Donald Trump “appeals to racism.” “[F]rom the beginning … his campaign has profited from voter prejudice and hatred” and represents an “authoritarian assault upon democracy.” If Speaker Paul Ryan wishes to be “on the right side of history … he must condemn Mr. Trump clearly and comprehensively. The same goes for […]

Is a New GOP Being Born?

Is a New GOP Being Born?


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By Patrick Buchanan The first four Republican contests — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — produced record turnouts. While the prospect of routing Hillary Clinton and recapturing the White House brought out the true believers, it was Donald Trump’s name on the ballot and his calls for economic patriotism, border security, and an […]

The Donald’s Odds Against Hillary

The Donald’s Odds Against Hillary


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By Patrick J. Buchanan In a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump race – which, the Beltway keening aside, seems the probable outcome of the primaries – what are the odds the GOP can take the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court? If Republicans can unite, not bad, not bad at all. Undeniably, Democrats open […]

A VP for Trump?

A VP for Trump?


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By Clyde Wilson at Chronicles Magazine Blog If Trump should actually get the Republican presidential nomination, then the question arises of his Vice-President-to-be. Of course, we should not count our chips before the last hand. The Republican Establishment is sure of its divine right to rule, has money out the kazoo, employs plenty of talent […]

Pat Buchanan Says Donald Trump is the Future of the Republican Party


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By Chris Cillizza at The Washington Post As I’ve watched and listened to Donald Trump’s campaign pitch over the past few months, I am regularly reminded of the Republican presidential primary campaigns that Pat Buchanan ran in the 1990s. Buchanan ran as a “pitchfork populist” in those elections, an outsider fed up with the way both […]

Pitchfork Politics

Pitchfork Politics


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From The Economist A pioneer of Trump-style populism wonders if it can succeed in today’s America BEFORE Donald Trump, there was Patrick Buchanan. More than two decades before Mr Trump kicked over the Republican tea table, Mr Buchanan, a former speechwriter and White House aide to Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, launched his own […]