Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

Goldwater-Rockefeller Redux

By Patrick J. Buchanan “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” Mark Twain’s insight comes to mind as one observes the panic of Beltway Republicans over the latest polls in the battle of Obamacare. According to Gallup, approval of the Republican Party has sunk 10 points in two weeks to 28 percent, an […]

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

Is the Conflict Between Us Irreconcilable?

By Patrick J. Buchanan One way or another, the battle of the budget and the debt ceiling will be over by All Hallows’ Eve. Yet, as one looks deeper, at the irreconcilable conflict behind the present clash, only a roaring optimist would imagine we shall ever know again the tranquility and unity of the Eisenhower-Kennedy […]

The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

By Patrick J. Buchanan In the showdown over the shutdown of the U.S. government, the Obamaites tipped their hand yesterday as what their strategy is. Taking a page out of Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” the plan is to maximize the people’s pain — to maximize the political damage to the enemy, the Republican Party. […]

The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War

The Beltway Lies of the Obamacare War

By Patrick J. Buchanan “In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” said Winston Churchill. What is the truth behind the Beltway lies about these crazy Republicans crashing our government? Twice in the last week House Republicans have voted unanimously to fund the U.S. government. If […]

The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

By Patrick J. Buchanan Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation: “We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on […]

Obama Blows up the Bridge

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Rather than building bridges, he’s poisoning wells,” said Rep. Paul Ryan, after listening to Barack Obama’s scathing attack on his deficit reduction plan as a shredding of America’s social contract with the elderly and poor. Ryan is right. Yet, with Obama’s partisan savagery, virtually calling the GOP plan immoral, we have […]

And the Debt Bomb Ticks On

By Patrick J. Buchanan With his approval rating moving up to 50 percent and higher in some polls, the pundits are all agreed. President Obama has turned the corner. He is now the winter-book favorite in 2012. How, two months after his “shellacking,” did he do it? First, by taking the wheel from Nancy Pelosi […]

Saving Professor Bernanke

By Patrick J. Buchanan “Elections don’t matter!” conservatives have long groused. “No matter who you vote for, things never change.” Well, we may have an exception here. Scott Brown told Massachusetts’ voters if they elected him to what David Gergen calls “the Kennedy seat” in the Senate, he would go to Washington and run a […]

There’s Something About Harry

By Patrick J. Buchanan About the appointment by Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, somebody big is lying, big-time. It is either the governor or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Last week, Reid declared that he would not permit Burris, the African-American elder statesman of Illinois politics, to fill Obama’s seat, […]

Clinton vs. Gore?

By Patrick J. Buchanan On Saturday on MSNBC, this writer volunteered that if Al Gore would enter the Democratic primaries, he could defeat Hillary Clinton and win the nomination. Hours later, there popped up on Drudge this headline: “Al Gore Says He Hasn’t Ruled Out Second Run.” “I haven’t ruled out running for president again […]