The Knives Come Out — for Christie


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By Patrick J. Buchanan “Maybe the folks in Washington, D.C., should tune in their TVs right now and see how it’s done,” said the big winner of Tuesday last. “I did not seek a second term to do small things,” Chris Christie went on, but “to finish the job — now watch me do it.” […]

The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid

The Sadistic Strategy of Obama & Reid


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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. […]

Fix Bayonets!

Fix Bayonets!


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By Patrick J. Buchanan After his narrow defeat by Gerald Ford at the Kansas City convention in 1976, Ronald Reagan was seen as a has-been. Came the Carter-Torrijos treaties of 1977, however, which gave away the Panama Canal, and the old cowboy strapped on his guns: “We bought it. We paid for it. It’s ours. […]

Just Whose War Is This?

Just Whose War Is This?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Wednesday, John Kerry told the Senate not to worry about the cost of an American war on Syria. The Saudis and Gulf Arabs, cash-fat on the $110-a-barrel oil they sell U.S. consumers, will pick up the tab for the Tomahawk missiles. Has it come to this — U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines […]

Why the Reagan Democrats Departed

Why the Reagan Democrats Departed


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By Patrick J. Buchanan On Nov. 3, 1969, Richard Nixon, his presidency about to be broken by massive antiwar demonstrations, called on “the great silent majority” to stand by him for peace with honor in Vietnam. They did. Within days Nixon’s approval surged to 68 percent. The ferocious Republican partisan of the 1950s had won […]

The Bell Tolls for the ‘New Majority’

The Bell Tolls for the ‘New Majority’


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Next year should be a banner year for the GOP, and may yet be. Obamacare, a “train wreck” about to happen, says Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, goes into full effect Jan. 1, with the popular IRS as enforcer. The Obama media feel betrayed by the secret intrusions on First Amendment rights. […]

Who Killed the New Majority?

Who Killed the New Majority?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan The Republican National Committee has produced an “autopsy” on what went wrong in 2012, when the party failed to win the White House and lost seats in Congress. Yet, the crisis of the Grand Old Party goes back much further. First, some history. The Frank Lloyd Wright of the New Majority […]

Who Speaks Now for the GOP?

Who Speaks Now for the GOP?


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By Patrick J. Buchanan Last Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul rose on the Senate floor to declare a filibuster and pledge he would not sit down until either he could speak no longer or got an answer to his question about Barack Obama’s war powers. Does the president, Paul demanded to know, in the absence of […]