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Cant believe MSNBC caved
I am a 71 year old white liberal Roman Catholic Democrat. I agreed with very little of what you said but I usually enjoyed hearing you say it. I think MSNBC has made a mistake. Different points of view presented usually without shouting is what I like about MSNBC. The fair and balanced network says they present different views but the democrat ones are few and far between and are very weak. You were a stong advocate for your beliefs. Again, I dont agree with you but I am sure going to miss you
Another Note of Support from a Liberal
Pat - I am a liberal, but I read all your books because of your love for America, grasp of history, powerful argumentation, and exceptional writing. Although I usually don't agree, they expand my mind. Morning Joe won't be the same without you.
I am angry
I am a very liberal, senior female and, yes, I am a white Christian. I don't always agree with your positions, but I feel angry that MSNBC has prevented you from stating these positions. You are intelligent and your ideas are not 'off the wall' but well thought out. I hope that this censoring has the same back lash as Juan Williams' firing did.
You will be missed
My wife and I have been watching Morning Joe for several years, as it was the only program that had some balance between the parties and political views. My wife leans left of center, and I am definitely right of center. While Joe S. is inconsistent in his views,and the other hosts and guests are overwhelmingly liberal, I could always count on hearing well thought-out, common sense commentary from you! You will be greatly missed! Anyone who now believes that Morning Joe is anything other than liberal entertainment masking as centrist commentary, is not realistic. Joe S. should be ashamed!
It is not a crime to be a White Christian,but it soon will be.
So sorry your voice has been silenced by the great liberals who are all for tolerance as long as it is lockstep with the leftist agends.
Keep up the good fight!
Dear Mr Buchanan.
I want to thank you for all that you have done for this great country of ours. The only thing worse then you not being on the air to spread the word is the fact that we never got to see a Buchanan Presidency. I hope and pray that you continue to talk in your special way to the masses. You truly are a true American hero!! I know the founding Father's are smiling down at you. regards, John Handfield III
My condolences for your situation at MSNBC. Although I am a Democrat, I sympathize with anyone who loses their job. Although I disagree with most of your views, you certainly should have the right to express them. I will say that the recent over-abundance of hateful and extreme language used by many Republicans regarding our President and even his wife have created an environment that does not allow much room in the media public arena for your additional right-leaning points of view. Ordinary people whether Democrat or Republican or other, are tiring of this, and are looking for basic common decency as well as due respect for our President. I am suggesting that your recent views were the "straw" that broke the camel's back, a back over-loaded with previous Republican incendiary, rude, and hateful rhetoric. In effect, you were a victim of this rhetoric as well. I lost my job awhile ago, and I know many others who have as well, and anger is an understandable first reaction. My advice is that you forgive, pull up your pants, learn from what happened, and go forward again. You are obviously very intelligent - the public is generally forgiving - and although I wish you would lean a little more Democrat, I hope that we hear from Pat Buchanan again in the near future.
A Badge Of Courage
Hi Mr. Buchanan. You don't know me, but Iv'e listened to you for many years. I'm a 66 year old man and I'm very proud of you sir. Please wear your being ousted from MSNBC as a badge of courage. ROCK-ON PAT.
It's A Shame
It's a shame that you have been pulled from MSNBC. I have read your column for years and even though I don't agree with most of what you believe, I find your ideas interesting and challenging. They should at least have to explain why they think your ideas are racist and homophobic. That could lead to an interesting discussion, or even a teachable moment!
Truth will prevail in the long run
The Media has again tipped its Liberal hand. Pat, I hope you will get a spot another TV station that is publically financed, such as Link TV which is a progressive station, We need a truly Traditional Conservative station to balance out Link That would provide generate real debate I would love to see you debate on Link Just a suggestion
Sorry that MSNBC has dropped you
You are one of the most articulate and well-spoken conservative I have seen. I am liberal socially and have points of view in other ranges on other matters. And, I learned a lot about conservatism by hearing what you would present. I got to understand a conservative point of view even though I didn't agree. (Rush Limbaugh used to be like that MANY years ago.) I don't have to agree with you to want to hear from you as long as there is clarity in the presentation.
I am a Jewish American and I say good riddance to MSNBC. I don't know how you put up with them all these years. Keep telling the truth, whether politically correct or not.
You are a Great American!
I've followed you ever since you were a speech writer for Richard Nixon. You are one of the truly great American patriots. I will be writing your name in for president this November.
I once had the distinct pleasure of shaking your hand at a Buchanan Brigade event here in north Georgia.I have voted for you in two primaries and one general election and I consider you the finest candidate in the arena in my 51 years of existence. I frequently take down \'The Great Betrayal\' and read aloud to my son, a student at Washington & Lee University.The prescience of so many of your statements is amazing, even to a 19 year old Obama supporter. Of course my favorite is \'Right From The Beginning\', because it humanized you and your family to the point I feel as if we are old friends. I must say I am almost happy to see you leave MSNBC,because you gave them a sense of gravitas that they do not deserve. I\'ll keep watching you on The Group and please finish the Nixon book.I am hoping your perspective will finally help me to unravel the true nature of the man. We wish you all the best and never forget, we\'ve always loved you down here in Georgia.
Shame on MSNBC
I disgree with you on many, many subjects, but I have always looked forward to seeing you on Morning Joe - particularly on those occasions when you went one-on-one with Dr. B. Your banishment by MSNBC is disgraceful, and the entire network will suffer because of your absence. Good luck to you.
Pat....we miss you on Morning Joe and that show wont be the same. I could always look to you and Joe for the truth on the matter. Hope to see you around the dial soon!! RP
Miss your analysis
You are one of the most thoughtful conservatives on the planet. As a liberal Democrat, I have appreciated listening to your views as an analyst on MSNBC. I am disappointed in the company's decision to go in a different direction. You challenge everyone to think and are consistent in your positions (against Iraq war). I hope you find a new position where you are free to speak your mind. Thank You. P.S.> I'd like to know what Chris Matthews thinks of all this. Leading up to this fall election, he will be lost without you...whether he realizes it or not.
I have watched you for many long years taking the heat. I admire your strength and resolve. This latest dustup with MSNBC is understandable. I really don't understand how you have made it on that show for this long.
Keep up the good fight and let's elect the most electable conservative as President.
My best to you.
Price M. Oulla
More Censorship from MSNBC
Pat: I have missed you on Morning Joe, which I watch, excuse me, used to watch, several times per week in order to get a liberal perspective on issues. Once again, MSNBC has determined that the open expression of ideas is not to be allowed--even off the set. I would write more, but I need to get on Amazon now and buy your book.
I would like to write what MSNBC has done to you is unimaginable, but when I think about it, it's almost inevitable. Those that decry censorship loudest are often those who would deny free speech to those with whom they disagree. You are one of the few intelligent, well educated men willing to expose hypocrisy of both the right and the left. Keep up the good work. Best, Kevin Mahoney
Love You and Bay
Dear Mr. Buchanan,
The only reason I ever watched MSNBC was to see/hear your views. I was also delighted to hear you and "Brother Hannity" on Sean's radio show. "Ths too will pass away." God bless you and your family! Loved the previous writer's idea of a Buchanan/Colmes team.
Hard to decide
I Pat, I just finished "Suicide of a Superpower"
and it actually made me sad because I enjoyed it so much. There were too many great ideas to even begin to try to bookmark the most important. So I think I will read it again!!
Thanks, and a donation will follow.
MSNBC - "Blacklist"
Over the course of many years, I’ve eagerly awaited your well thought out and perfectly executed columns on political and social issues as situations have occurred in this country and the world. I look forward to many more. Also, having this website (many thanks to Linda Muller) has more than accommodated my thirst for other informative and enlightening articles you have written in the past by exploring the vast archives.
I’ve just read about your being “blacklisted” at MSNBC. It seems strange but understandable why you had continued on that “leftist” propaganda network for as long as you did. I knew that you were hired to give some needed balance with thoughts and opinions (sometimes controversial) that may be opposed to their progressive ideology and you gladly complied. In the end, how hypocritical and stunning to find out that the very reason they hired you was the very reason they were “forced” to let you go by bowing to outside political organizations who will stop at nothing to stifle honest dialogue if it doesn’t conform with their interests.
I looked forward to Morning Joe in particular, the only show I could halfway stomach on this station because I knew I had a good chance of finding you there on a semi-regular basis. I know you enjoyed it and seemed to like your buddies despite sometimes being the lone rope holder on one side of a friendly tug of war game. After all those years, I doubt they agreed with or wanted MSNBC to let you go. I’m sorry it ended for you and your friends and for those who looked forward to your many visits on this station.
In the meantime, we still have the McLaughlin Group where you’ve mentioned you are working on your memoirs and also your great columns to look forward to as well.
Thank you for being an encouraging voice in the media for those who are sick and tired of having their identity and vision for themselves, their children and America slowly taken away by those who seek to weaken and then destroy the foundations that made our country great. Keep up the good work!
God Bless and Good Luck in your future endeavors.
Fran - Atlanta area
I appreciate your taking a stand for true American issues that are hurting our country. Being your age I too have seen a great deterioration in our core values. I agree in your astute observations. Maybe people want to bury their heads in the sand and do not want to face them. I just hope and pray for the sake of my grandchildren we can turn this country back to a resemblance of its former greatness in the near future.
Best of Luck
Although I am a Progressive and would be a Social Democrat in Europe (basically a Socialist!)I have always been a fan of yours. I share many of your views and respected your viewpoints where we differ. I will miss your comments and viewpoints on MSNBC. Your books are very challenging. I enjoy reading them.
Best of luck.