Buchanan To WSJ: It Wasn’t Patriots Who Led GOP, America To Disaster–It Was You!

Patrick J. Buchanan, VDARE, May 18, 2015

As Middle America rises in rage against “fast track” and the mammoth Obama trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Wall Street Journal has located the source of the malady.

Last Monday’s lead editorial began:

Here we go again. In the 1990s Pat Buchanan launched a civil war within the Republican Party on a platform targeting immigration and trade. Some claimed Pitchfork Pat was the future of the GOP, though in the end he mainly contributed to its presidential defeats.

But, woe is us, “the GOP’s Buchanan wing is making a comeback.”

Now it is true that, while Nixon and Reagan won 49-state landslides and gave the GOP five victories in six presidential contests, the party has fallen upon hard times. Only once since 1988 has a Republican presidential nominee won the popular vote.

But was this caused by following this writer’s counsel? Or by the GOP listening to the deceptions of its Davos–Doha–WSJ wing?

In the 1990s, this writer and allies in both parties fought NAFTA, GATT and MFN for China. The WSJ and GOP establishment ran with Bill and Hillary and globalization. And the fruits of their victory?

Between 2000 and 2010, 55,000 U.S. factories closed and 5 million to 6 million manufacturing jobs disappeared. Columnist Terry Jeffrey writes that, since 1979, the year of maximum U.S. manufacturing employment, “The number of jobs in manufacturing has declined by 7,231,000–or 37 percent.”

{snip}

Beginning in 1991, traveling the country and visiting plant after plant that was shutting down or moving to Asia or Mexico, some of us warned that this economic treason against America’s workers would bring about political retribution. And so it came to pass.

Since 1988, a free-trade Republican Party has not once won Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois or Wisconsin in a presidential election. Ohio, the other great Midwest industrial state, is tipping. The Reagan Democrats are gone. Who cast them aside? You or us?

{snip}

On immigration, this writer did campaign on securing the border in 1991-92, when there were 3 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

But the Bush Republicans refused to seal the border.

Now there are 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants and the issue is tearing the party apart. Now everybody is for “secure borders.”

We did urge a “moratorium” on legal immigration, such as America had from 1924 to 1965, to assimilate and Americanize the millions who had come. The WSJ Republicans called that xenophobia.

Since then, tens of millions of immigrants, here legally and illegally, mostly from the Third World, have arrived. Economically, they consume more in tax dollars than they contribute.

Politically, most belong to ethnic groups that vote between 70 and 90 percent Democratic. Their children will bury the GOP.

Consider California, which voted for Nixon all five times he was on a national ticket and for Reagan in landslides all four times he ran.

Since 1988, California has not gone Republican in a single presidential election. No Republican holds statewide office. Both U.S. Senators are Democrats. Democrats have 39 of 53 U.S. House seats. Republican state legislators are outnumbered 2-to-1.

Americans of European descent, who provide the GOP with 90 percent of its presidential vote, are down to 63 percent of the nation and falling.

By 2042, they will be a minority. And there goes the GOP.

{snip}

The foreign debt and de-industrialization of America, the trillion-dollar wars and the chaos of the Middle East, the shortened life span of the Party of Reagan, that’s your doing, fellas, not ours.

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  • Their children will bury the GOP.

    Truer words were never spoken.

    Sadly, America is circling the drain; no rescue is in sight.

    • Chip Carver

      The GOP needs to be buried.

      It will be up to Whites to save themselves. Keep in mind the traitors, the people pulling strings and funding all of the weapons being used against us, like immigration, off-shoring, the media and more.

      • kenfrombayside

        When you get a fundraising letter from the GOP or republican candidate, sent this piece back with note saying no money until the third world invasion stops. Then go to numbersusa to join the the million plus citizens army to lobby your reps to stem the unwanted third world invasion.

        • DonReynolds

          Lobbying is not going to stop and reverse the invasion of this country. We are years past the point when it would be possible to resolve this by talking. The talk part is passed.

          • propagandaoftruth

            There appears to be no opposition to Marxism left. Cultural Marxism can obviously co-exist with crony capitalism. I increasingly see folks like the Koch brothers as a form of well heeled Stella Kubler. Me last! Me last!

            But cultural Marxism is simply the preparation for further economic Marxism as one “social class” is pitted against another in hopes of creative destruction of that which is “regressive” and elevation of that which is “progressive”.

            But beware – some conspiracies are not entirely directed by shadowy cabals in back rooms. Mass conspiracies function more like mental viruses or trojan horses, seeking out weaknesses, replicating and jumping from infected carrier to new host.

            The state of being brainwashed, however, by definition, indicates a lack of cognizance of such in the brainwashed. Such has been the success of Marxist dominance of education for 5-6 decades.

          • RIN0Huner

            Very true. The only thing that can be done now is stockpile firearms and ammo like there is no tomorrow and joining a neighborhood “gun club” wouldn’t be a bad idea either. Sadly, even this may not preserve us in the most dire of straights.

      • adplatt126

        They’ll use far more weapons than that when opportunity arises to justify their doing so.

      • george00

        All attempts at starting a third party will fail because the people pulling the strings will ignore the third party into extinction. We don’t have a shortage of third parties. We have a shortage of informed white people, because of media brainwashing and a shortage of white people intelligent enough to see through the brainwashing. The Republican party cannot be ignored and if the people who are working on building third parties would work on retaking the Republican party we might get some where. The Republican party is already the de facto white peoples’ party.
        And to the people who think we should have an armed revolution-most white people are too afraid to speak out against the madness so how do you expect them to pick up a gun?

    • Tarczan

      Yes, I’d like to see someone explain another outcome. A long slow slide to something resembling Brazil. If there are any significant natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or a monetary collapse it will happen a lot quicker,

      • Jason Lewis

        A massive exodus of whites from the southeast and southwest into the northwest and northcentral part of America will occur.

        • Bossman

          If something like that ever happens, then Mexico will become very powerful. It will be a case of Greater Mexico and Mexico being side by side.

          • Jason Lewis

            The already are. A recent Zogby poll showed 70% of Mexican Americans including those born here say their loyalty is to Mexico.

          • Spaniard in LA

            I just looked it up. The poll was taken in Mexico not in the United States. 70% of Mexicans who live in Mexico believe that Mexican Americans should be loyal to Mexico only.

            A lot of people don’t know this but Mexicans despise Mexican Americans. For example, in the prison system Mexican Americans and Mexican nationals don’t get along and often race riots occurs between these two groups.

          • GuatemalanHousekeeper

            No, no they do not. La Eme sticks together Mexican or mex-American. You are pulling nonsense out of your backside.

        • Sick of it

          Most of us aren’t fond of god-awfully cold weather.

          • The weather of Oregon and Washington is identical to the weather of my (and I think your) ancestors’ homeland: the British Isles. Not bitterly cold, not hot, but cool and lots of rain. There are two things I despise about the South: the large numbers of blacks and the heat.

          • John Smith

            And lotsa bugs, but they’re still preferable to negroes.

          • Sick of it

            My people are more than acclimated to the heat. We can’t take the cold very well.

          • Maybe I’m just a weird Southerner, then. Anything hotter than 70 is a burden for me. Grey skies, light wind, 50 or 60 degrees, and rain – that’s when I really feel alive.

          • Sick of it

            Sounds cold to me, but I like it around 80.

          • At some point whites will have to stand and fight instead of running and surrendering their territory to Third Worlders. My ancestors settled these lands. Why would I leave them?

          • John Smith

            Because some imported the agents of their own destruction as cheap labor?

          • Not my fault and not something I’ll run away from. If my blood did this, then it’s even more important that I stay behind and try to fix it.

          • Sick of it

            Yours is the best answer. I feel the same way. My people were in the South before any Negro popped off a boat here.

          • John Smith

            Idaho, in the west and SW corner, isn’t bad and southern Utah is better yet.

          • SentryattheGate

            Hopefully, Yellowstone isn’t going to blow anytime soon!?

          • John Smith

            Idaho’s pretty safe, as the prevailing winds take the fallout east.

          • Sick of it

            Utah might be nice, but the Mormons are in with the current system.

          • John Smith

            Many aren’t, but their church sure is.

        • We aren’t going anywhere.

          • Julius Caesar

            I’ve lived in central Illinois my entire life. This land is my Thermopylae. If I leave, it’s going to be in a body bag.

        • DonReynolds

          Nonsense. Southerners are not going anywhere, but they may recover and sanitize their own territory.

          • John Smith

            Many of Montana’s residents trace their heritage back to the South.

          • RIN0Huner

            Confederate veterans?

          • John Smith

            I believe that’s the case.

      • DonReynolds

        I seriously doubt that Brazil has any enemies that would want to see them all dead. We do.

        • John Smith

          We created a lot of them by playing world police and protector of Zionism.

        • Tarczan

          I’m just saying we will become some 2nd world multicultural hell hole.

          • DonReynolds

            I understand and, if we do nothing, no doubt that would be true.
            I do not believe whites will do nothing. At some point, they will be convinced there is a credible threat and they will remove that threat.

          • ElComadreja

            We’re already there;.

    • D.B. Cooper

      So what, Berserker? The Republican Party is not your party. Let it die. The first time I voted for a president was 1988, straight ticket GOP. In ’92, Clinton’s promise to appoint more women and minorities had me vote for Bush, although I couldn’t stand him. In ’96, Dole did absolutely NOTHING to get us out to vote, so I didn’t vote.
      In 2000, neither did Bush. His close call had me voting for Bush in ’04.
      I voted McCain in ’08, yet he did nothing to reach out for my vote, and promised nothing. I got nothing.
      in ’12, I didn’t learn my lesson and voted for Romney by default.
      Next year, I’m voting for Hillary, or any other democrat. I want this Republican Party to die. Perhaps a few more white victims of black crime and Affirmative Action might wake some people up. If not, then let them get what they deserve.

      • Buchanan is making your same point: White don’t have political representation.

      • We’re better off just not voting at all. A vote for the Democrat party is giving your stamp of approval for what they are doing. Just stay home!

        • John Smith

          A third party shows you cared enough to vote, but not for the establishment. It’s somewhat of a win for either major party if they can force you into indifference and apathy.

        • D.B. Cooper

          I’ve been hearing that for over 20 years, Reuben. The GOP is too afraid to even discuss what needs to be done. If anything, the republicans want us to believe the likes of Ann Coulter are the enemies.

      • John Smith

        Sounds almost like my voting record and I sure ain’t proud of it, but not enough to vote Hitlery. I’m going third party next time, just so I could say I went and found both major parties lacking (unless someone halfway decent enters the race).

        • SentryattheGate

          Supposedly, once a third party candidate gets over a certain percentage of the vote (5-10%?), that party gets a share of the public campaign fund (from those that donate at tax time).

          • John Smith

            I’m certain that’s true, but I don’t remember the details.

    • Bossman

      The GOP could reinvent itself and adopt different ideals.

      • We need to all send letters to our representatives saying that we will not vote for them or anyone else unless and until they start taking into account the interests of white Americans. And we need to mean it. And we need to send that letter many times. I’m going to send such a letter soon.

        • SentryattheGate

          Attack the roots of the problem, not just the branches. The UN is the root of SO MANY of our problems! Ron Paul had a bill for years to get US out of the UN, and was getting quite a few co-sponsors. Then Paul Broun of Georgia continued it. Insist to
          our” politicians that we get out of the UN!

      • Whitetrashgang

        Like kissing jew butt more than 24-7?

      • Hilis Hatki

        May meld into the Hispanic Party.

      • They are lurching to the left. That’s the new GOP.

      • DonReynolds

        Wny bother? Who needs two of the Democrat party?
        The party base does not want different ideals. They want party leaders who will support those ideals and push them in government.

    • Light from the East

      Or white organizations like AR train people with knowledge and send them into GOP, changing it from the inside.

  • Final score: PJB 1, WSJ 0.

    Since 1988, a free-trade Republican Party has not once won Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois or Wisconsin in a presidential election. Ohio, the other great Midwest industrial state, is tipping. The Reagan Democrats are gone. Who cast them aside? You or us?

    The only announced or purported Republican running for President who has demonstrated in my eyes that he has a puncher’s chance of winning those states, or enough of those states, is Rick Santorum.

  • dd121

    That pretty much sums up the future of the GOP. And they didn’t even fight it.

    • MBlanc46

      But a lot of their corporate supporters are getting rich.

      • dd121

        That’s a short-term gain and a long term disaster.

        • John Smith

          The wealthy get rich by both going long on and through shorting the country. Soros is a great example of this.

          • dd121

            Soros is a foreigner and pumps millions into American politics. I don’t think any foreigner should be allowed to participate in American politics. Doesn’t look like the politicians want to plug that hole, though.

          • John Smith

            Especially not the Clintons.

          • Sick of it

            They let a foreigner become President. The sky’s the limit! Unless you’re a white man.

          • dd121

            Which is exactly the reason democrats would never reform that hole.

          • Jim Davis

            Only citizens that live in a district should be able to fund that district’s ballot initiatives and campaigns. Not corporations. Not Soros, Not AIPAC and the like.

        • MBlanc46

          Gain for them, disaster for us.

  • DaveMed

    If the GOP were the slightest bit intelligent, it would ditch the Karl Rove types and take on PJB as strategist.

    • That’s assuming the GOP intends to win instead of acting as controlled opposition in our one-party government.

  • Asouthernpartisan

    America has no conservative party. The GOP is becoming more and more progressive with each election. Truth is whites have no national party that cares about their interests that can make a difference. 2016 is going to be the last national election where we actually have a voice. Our country is being handed over. to the third world and the UN.

    • kenfrombayside

      Stop giving money to the GOP. Use the fundraising letters to your advantage. Plus, we have to get the 85 million whites who stay on the sidelines to get involved.

      • DonReynolds

        Give them something to vote FOR, instead of AGAINST.
        For decades, the Republican RINOs have been trading 100 conservative votes for 2 independent votes…….running every election with the same campaign slogan…..”WE ARE NOT AS BAD AS THE OTHER GUYS”.
        Voting for the lesser of two evils every four years is not very hopeful.

      • SentryattheGate

        I send back my GOP fundraising letters, for years now, with $0 and write in bold red letters: My wallet doesn’t open until the border is closed! No more mass immigration!

        • nordicman

          I just told them that when they called me and promptly hung up them.

      • nordicman

        Yep. I am not voting for the Republicans anymore and I’m not giving them anymore money. I once had a GOP office/call center call me and ask for a donation. I said, “close the border, stop pandering to the racial agitators and then you’ll get my money and votes again.” They were silent

  • Ed

    I disagree with Pat slightly he calls those responsible the WSJ Republicans, I simply call them the Bush family.

    • John Smith

      I think Pat’s more accurate and that WSJ Republicans subsumes the Bush dynasty.

  • Luca D.

    Thank you Pat. And the solution is????????????

    • SentryattheGate

      He’s been talking solution since the 70-80’s; reduce immigration, lower regulations on industry so they won’t have to outsource, stop spending trillions on stupid foreign policy, spend on OUR needs (better education, intrastructure, space program etc) and fight Cultural Marxism (that is destroying morals and the family unit)!!!! But, as usual, when you’re too far ahead of your time, and the masses, you are labeled a “kook”!

      • Jason Lewis

        He put up a good fight in the 80s and 90s. Was called every name in the book. The media had a field day defaming him and the Republican party as a whole did nothing to support him.

        • LHathaway

          I remember on the McLaughlin Group on PBS – a show something similar to Meet the Press. Each journalist around the table was asked about Buchanan’s chances in the upcoming primary. One of them simply said, “We will not have a Nazi as president of the United States”. There was a small amount of defamation . . . It wasn’t actually Cookie Roberts but the blondish headed young guy (relatively young at the time).

          • John Smith

            Pat’s still on the McLaughlin Report, unlike the other douche.

          • RIN0Huner

            Sounds like that POS Communist Lawrence O’Donnell.

      • Jaggers

        He also advocated a tariff. God forbid we do something affirmative to protect American jobs. He’s had a huge impact; he’s certainly influenced my way of thinking.

      • Luca D.

        The solution is not talking about solutions. The solution is getting elected and doing something about it. He has failed to get elected.

        • SentryattheGate

          He informed a lot of people, not enough to get elected THEN, but maybe NOW that the masses have caught up? And re. elections, I think of Stalin’s comment “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” Look at how the vote counters stole Ron Paul’s early primary wins! The Insiders decide who gets elected (maybe not locally, but in the high stakes elections).

    • Bossman

      The solution is National Socialism. The same thing that Hitler wanted for Germany. But nobody is brave enough to advocate that these days.

      • Sick of it

        Politics has failed. Why continue to support systems which destroy the intelligent and bring the idiots up to the top? It’s all garbage.

        • Bossman

          Have you got a better solution?

          • Sick of it

            People seem to despise the idea of monarchy while railing about freedoms which do not exist under modern “representative” governments. Eventually they will come to understand the need for the old ways…or they will die at the hand of those they support.

          • Bossman

            Monarchy is an outdated system of government. A monarch is now just a symbol and does not govern.

          • Julius Caesar

            Sick of it, a Monarchist? I, too, will have my enlightenment DARK.

          • The record is not good when it comes to modern democratic republicanism and the freedom of its people.

      • American Tax Payer

        I am. While I certainly support flyers, I prefer creating pamphlets with subliminal messaging and I pass them out door to door during the day. I used do this every so often but stopped and now, Agenda21 is here and diversity is seeping in.

        Anyway, for example: A pamphlet on islam, illegal aliens, welfare programs, teaching third world religions in school, the cost of foreign languages, crime, environment, HUD, Agenda21, legal immigration, transformation of American Cities/Towns (before and after pictures work especially well), etc.

        You don’t really have to say a word about White Unity. Point out the damage non-whites cause and most of ’em put two and two together quite well on their own. The only ones who reject it are those with non-white family members and whites with careers to protect.

      • NoMosqueHere

        Yes of course, Hitler did wonders for Germany. He brought that nation to its knees, caused it to suffer the worst defeat in military history, killed millions of its young men, and left a bloody stain on its national reputation for the ages. Sounds just peachy.

        • Whitetrashgang

          He went against the tribe .a true hero.

        • Bossman

          Yes, you’re correct about that. Had he not tied the idea to extreme racism and belligerent Fascism, that political philosophy could’ve worked very well for the German people.

      • DonReynolds

        No…..that is not the solution for the USA and it was not the solution for Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
        But you go ahead and advocate all you like.

        • American Tax Payer

          You can advocate for it without advocating for it. It’s very easy to do as non-whites provide more than enough data to turn anyone “National”.

          For example, did you know that immigrants can get Disability just for not speaking English?

          • DonReynolds

            Yes, I was aware.
            Did you know that drug addicts can get disability payments simply because they are drug addicts? Yes, my cousin claimed to be a heroin addict…..he wasn’t…..and no proof was required. Between his disability and his sale of methodone (provided free), he made about 4k a month. Not bad for a high school dropout.

          • SentryattheGate

            I’ve seen the same thing with alcoholics—stay drunk and keep getting disability checks!

          • American Tax Payer

            Yes, I was aware. I read too much. I need to go back to reading Sydney Sheldon. I haven’t read him in over twenty years so I could read his books over again and enjoy them like it was the first time I read them!

            Anyway, you get my point. You don’t need to say a word about race. I don’t. Facts. You can’t deny the facts. Well, non-whites can but whites, they have that instinct that they just can’t turn away from, the instinct to rely on factual data for forming their opinions.

      • SentryattheGate

        Or dumb enough!

    • listenupbub

      Nobody knows…Anybody?

  • Ed

    I like Walker on immigration he has the right message but what is his stance on this free trade law?

    • Jaggers

      It’s very equivocal.

    • Petronius

      In his interview tonight with Bret Baier on FN, Walker pulled out that phony old bromide, “America is a nation of immigrants.”

      That’s always a deal-breaker for me. I hate that slogan. Absolutely hate it.

      • Bossman

        That slogan happens to be true. Except that in the very old days, the immigrants were called settlers, pioneers, pilgrims, explorers, homesteaders, etc.

        • Sick of it

          Most of our pioneers were descended from people already here.

          • Xanthippe2

            Most of our pioneers were White.

        • Petronius

          The slogan is patently false. It’s an oxymoron.

          And original settlers, pioneers, colonists, et al. and their descendants are not immigrants. There is a big difference between then and now, between, say, Daniel Boone and Muhamed Atta.

          • connorhus

            Exactly. America was settled by Colonist not immigrants. They came in and built the farms, roads and infrastructure. Hacked it out of the wilderness. The immigrants came much later.

          • Sick of it

            They came in mass numbers, displacing the native folk of this land, and spreading their strange notions (i.e. Marxism).

          • connorhus

            One stone age era holdout for every few hundred square miles (less the further West you go) does not a “Native Folk” make.

          • Sick of it

            We were the natives, silly.

          • connorhus

            LOL you got me. My snap defense just kicked in good there didn’t it. Now that I see what you did there I have to chuckle 🙂

        • Xanthippe2

          And the Indians, despite some of their legends, didn’t spring up from the soil but migrated from Asia.

          • SentryattheGate

            And the Vikings came hundreds of years before Columbus. They went all the way into Minnesota and down the Mississippi River a ways. Plus the Solutreans (NW Europeans) thousands of years ago?

        • Whitetrashgang

          No whites.

        • Reynardine

          By that definition, all nations are nations of immigrants.

          Is there a MORE disingenuous poster than you on this site? I mean besides John Engelman.

        • DonReynolds

          It is a bloody lie for those from the British Isles.
          An immigrant is a person who goes to another country.
          British America was not another country and everyone who came here was guaranteed by the Crown that their status of citizens would be unchanged by living in North America. That lasted almost two centuries, until American Independence. The founding stock of this country already lived here before independence.

          • Bossman

            The original inhabitants of North America are the Native Americans.

          • DonReynolds

            Well tell us, sonny. Did they sprout out of the freakin ground or did they come here from another country? Every human being BORN in the USA is a Native American. Yeah, that means practically everyone you know is a Native American. Do you not know what native means? (hint: nativity, land of your birth)
            The British who came to British America brought their money, customs, traditions, religion, law, administration, commerce and trade and built more England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.
            They did not go to another country.
            The same is true of the colonists from Mexico these days. They are not immigrants of any sort. They are invaders and colonists, seeking to build more of Mexico. Assimilation is not their goal.

      • SentryattheGate

        I agree; that slogan is simplistic, untrue and used to get the dumbed-down politically-correct to submissively accept (and pay for) Third World invasion. Pre-1965, nearly ALL immigration was people of European descent. They built this nation, which so many wanted to come to!!

        • John Smith

          America once had more resources and economic opportunities than she had warm bodies, but that was then and this is now. We are a developed, not developing country, though with the third-world immigrants we bring in, we will soon revert back to the latter.

          • SentryattheGate

            I 100% agree! The Third World is now crashing the “party” that our European ancestors created, and they aren’t even bringing their own chips and beer!

      • DonReynolds

        It is simply a lie.
        America is not a nation of immigrants.
        Very many of the people in this country were never immigrants, nor were their ancestors.

      • Rodney S

        Yeah, white immigrants from Europe. Refer to the Nationality Act of 1790: Only free white men of good moral character could become citizens of the USA. That was the original intention of the Founders.

    • ZenSouth

      He is backed by the Koch brothers if that gives you any indication of how he feels about trade and labor.

  • MekongDelta69

    The Wall Street Journal… Democrat is just like every other ‘polite’ neo-con outlet (e.g. National Review… Traitor, etc., etc.

    “Shhh. Don’t talk about race. Shhh.”

    • John Smith

      Owned by Fox/NewsCorp and Murdoch – the “conservative” media.

  • One of these days, the neos, RINOs, establishmentarians, Beltway Right grifters-hustlers-parasites and corporatist and crony capitalist scuzzballs will be made to eat their own dog food, and do something which they never do, and that is, accept responsibility for their own actions and the candidates they foist upon us, instead of trying to pawn the blame off on someone else.

    Speaking of the author of this column, to this day, that crowd still blames PJB for Bush 41 losing in 1992?

    • ZenSouth

      I doubt it, when the SHTF these folks will run for the exit doors as quickly as possible just as they did in South Africa in the 90’s.

      • Sick of it

        Stop the planes and ships from leaving in the most direct way possible and call it justice. We aren’t as nice as the Afrikaners.

  • Jason Lewis

    “By 2042, they will be a minority. And there goes the GOP”
    So basically they’re saying Buchanan was right.

    • Buchanan is the author of the article, so HE was the one saying it. And yes, he was right.

      • Jason Lewis

        Yes…..worded that one wrong!

  • JohnEngelman

    The Wall Street Journal Letters May 1, 2015

    Each year, the U.S. graduates twice as many students with STEM degrees as are hired in STEM occupations. Contrary to the suggestion that these students are finding better, higher-paying jobs, the opposite is true. About 35% of science students, 55% of technology students, 20% of engineering students and 30% of math students who recently graduated are now working in jobs that don’t require any four-year college degree. As further proof of no shortage, wages in the profitable IT industry have been largely flat for more than a decade.

    Yet despite the enormous supply of job-seeking Americans, two-thirds of entry-level hires in the tech industry are now going to foreign workers…

    America is a country, not a spreadsheet. A country puts the needs of its own citizens first.

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.)

    • WR_the_realist

      I know this isn’t going to happen but suppose, just suppose, that Jeff Sessions ran for president in 2016. Would you still vote for pro-illegal alien amnesty Hillary Clinton?

      • JohnEngelman

        There is a good chance I would.

        Jeff Sessions v. Bernie Sanders would be a dilemma.

        • dmxinc

          Hopeless.

        • John Smith

          How is it so many conservatives can admit the GOP and most of its candidates are failures and sellouts, yet you can’t seem to admit Hillary is harmful to America?

          • JohnEngelman

            I do not expect any candidate to agree with me on every issue that is important to me. I like Bill and Hillary and dislike their enemies.

          • John Smith

            I consider them America’s biggest enemies.

          • JohnEngelman

            When Bill was president the U.S. economy grew. My economy certainly grew. Yay for Bill.

          • WR_the_realist

            Presidents have damn little to do what happens to the economy. Bill Clinton had nothing to do with the the tech boom.

          • Sick of it

            Personally, I’m not impressed by the pump and dump bubble economy like some older people seem to be. Fake prosperity is fake.

          • JohnEngelman

            Republicans do not give Bill Clinton credit for the good economy of his administration, but they blame Barack Obama for the sluggish economy of his administration.

          • John Smith

            And freedom decreased via his gun control and spying on citizens via domestic surveillance programs like Echelon. My economy collapsed with the Dot Com bubble near the end of Clinton, same as the economy started expanding during the end of Bush Sr.’s term and Clinton rode it in.

          • JohnEngelman

            I do not much care for guns. The economy did not turn bad until the Bush II administration.

        • WR_the_realist

          Your pro-Democratic bias is beyond hopeless.

          There is hardly any difference between the execrable Jeb Bush and the execrable Hillary Clinton. Both favor war and illegal immigration, both favor trade agreements that have destroyed the middle class, and neither has any intention of restoring the 4th Amendment. But you’ll pull the lever for Hillary.

        • george00

          stupid

    • ZenSouth

      It’s all staged theater for the masses. None of these guys uphold any promises made to the public once in office. They are bought and paid for on the auction blocks at Wall Street long before they take their oaths of office.

  • By caving in to the el-cheapo labor lobby, the GOP has buried itself.

    • John Smith

      I wish it would die already, as this would allow a more responsive, nativist/populist and conservative/libertarian-leaning party to form.

  • Bossman

    The Republicans of European descent used to be in favor of free trade, low taxes, limited government, strong military and personal freedom. Now Republican seem to mean something else. What happened?

    • JohnEngelman

      Some of those Republicans learned that a strong military cannot be funded with low taxes. Unfortunately, most Republicans are still delusional on that reality.

      • PissedOffScientist

        Rubbish.
        A strong military AND welfare/entitlement programs cannot be funded without oppressive tax rates.
        Military spending hovers around 20% of the budget.

        National Defense is a constitutional and common sense requirement of government, charity at two-thirds of the federal budget however is not.

        • JohnEngelman

          Every spending program has a powerful constituency to protect it. The largest and most expensive programs – like Social Security and Medicare – are the most popular.

          It is too bad that reactionary Republican politicians have to keep learning this. The voters keep teaching them.

      • SentryattheGate

        Bossman and Engelman; the blind leading the blind!

        • Whitetrashgang

          Bossman mows Johnnys lawn on sunday in case you wondered.

          • SentryattheGate

            Priceless!

        • JohnEngelman

          What did I say that is not true?

          • SentryattheGate

            Where do I start???? You apparently form your opinions from cliches’ and sound-bytes! And your government school indoctrination shows!

          • JohnEngelman

            You have still not explained how a strong military can be financed by low taxes. During the Second World War the top tax rate rose from 81 percent to 94 percent. During President Reagan’s military buildup the top tax rate declined from 70 percent to 28 percent.

            That is the difference between Democratic fiscal responsibility, and the fantasy economics of the GOP.

            Now you can start anywhere you want in telling me where what I said that is not true. Do not present Republican cliches and sound-bytes, and the indoctrination of right wing hate radio. Document your factual assertions, like I do.

          • SentryattheGate

            I cannot begin to explain here the decades of information I have learned; deep info., not the fluff and distractions of the media and talk radio. It’s NOT as simple as Repubs vs. Dems.!

          • JohnEngelman

            Actually, it is very simple. Ronald Reagan cut taxes for the rich and tripled the national debt. Bill Clinton raised taxes for the rich, and left with office with budget deficits, George W. Bush cut taxes for the rich, and the national debt began to grow again.

            Tax cuts for the rich do not balance the budget. They do not lead to jobs for the unemployed. They lead to budget deficits, tax increases for people who are not rich, and/or cuts in programs that benefit people who are not rich. It is just as simple as that.

            If you disagree with me despite your “decades of information” that you have learned, you refuse to accept facts you do not want to believe.

          • SentryattheGate

            Actually, it’s not that simple! The power of the Federal Reserve overrides all talk of taxation, inflation, minimum wage, etc.

          • JohnEngelman

            Once again. What have I said that is not true? Document your factual assertions like I do. If you can’t do that you are blowing hot air.

            What could the Federal Reserve have done differently to cause Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts for the rich to balance the budget by 1983 like he said they would.

      • John Smith

        If we had minded our own business more, we’d have fewer folks we needed a strong military to fend off now. Our Middle East policies stirred up the hornet’s nest of muslim savages, and those were usually to protect Israel in some shape or form, then oil, walking a tightrope between the two.

        • JohnEngelman

          The big mistake, and it was GW’s mistake was invading Iraq. The only country I care about there is Israel. It can be defended with financial and military aid. occasional bombing raids and attacks by special operations units.

    • De Doc

      The Republicans in 1924 also realized that immigration was rapidly transforming the U.S. in bad ways, so the Reed-Johnson Act was passed by congress with little opposition. For 40 years the U.S. had time to assimilate the masses from the late 18th c. onward. When the Congress went nuts with the 1965 Immigration Act, the proverbial die was cast. Barry ‘Feckless Emperor Jones’ Obama would have never been elected were it not for that destructive piece of legislation. And of course now ‘conservative’ entities like WSJ can’t get enough of the cheap labor. Immigration made the U.S. and at this point will most assuredly destroy it.

      • SentryattheGate

        Yes! And it was 2 Demoncats that sponsored the 1965 Immigration Act; Ted Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy. Kennedy promised that “it would not change the face of America”!

        • Xerxes22

          It was Ted Kennedy and Republican Jacob Javits from New York. Eugene McCarthy was not one of the sponsors. These acts of treason are always bi-partisan.

    • LackawannaErie

      No, historically, the GOP was the protectionist party and the Democrats were the free trade party. That only changed relatively recently.

  • WR_the_realist

    Pat Buchanan nailed it on all counts. I’m still proud to have voted for him.

    • SentryattheGate

      I did too, in 2000.

  • Rob

    I lovePat Buchanan and his articles. He says it like it is. He knows who our true enemies are, but in some cases will side with them for the sake of muslims.

  • dmxinc

    Many here don’t seem to get.

    What changed was the make up of the country, not the GOP.

    The GOP are not “losers” because of their platform or who they are running for office.

    They are losing because the country has allowed millions of foreigners to enter and then vote. Foreigners vote for socialism and racial spoils.

    • SentryattheGate

      I partially agree. Neoconservatives took over and ruined the GOP; high taxes, job outsourcing, and interventionist foreign policy leading to the warfare state.

      • John Smith

        NeoCons are liberals in disguise. Their corporate masters told them they needed cheap labor and trade agreements to maximize profits and they sold out average Americans and, now, even educated/skilled Americans. It’s probably why so many of the elite in business now ID as Democrats. It’s all about power and trifling handouts you can easily afford to keep the nearly destitute masses in check, and even grateful, because of them is a small price to pay to those at the top 0.01% to whom money becomes almost irrelevant because of how much they possess.

  • DonReynolds

    Hooray for Pat. We have had our differences over the years, but always because he would not go far enough……not because he went too far. He is right of course, the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party …….what you call RINO or Establishment……has completely failed to represent much of their own constituency and so it gets harder and harder to get the GOP base to “go once more, into the breach” at election time.
    If it is not my country, I really do not give a flip what happens to it. I expect it to break up into several independent countries. The nonsense is unsustainable.

  • Evette Coutier

    Pat is right. It’s time to consider becoming an expatriate. My sympathies to those who cannot afford to do so.

    • MBlanc46

      If I were young, maybe yes. But I’ve only got about a decade and a half left, and it might be better if I were to go down fighting.

      • Evette Coutier

        I have about the same time left. I’m hoping to carry on the fight where I have a real chance to win.

        • MBlanc46

          Best of luck to you. May we both make a difference.

          • Evette Coutier

            The problem is I’m not sure where to go yet.

          • MBlanc46

            If you find the right place, please let us know.

  • John Smith

    I can’t disagree with anything Pat says here. It’s pretty obvious the corporatist NeoCon globalist dominated GOP has sold America out as much as the Democrats.

  • Albert

    Bottom line, the republican politicians care about being re-elected. To stay in office, they will become more and more moderate in order to win the substantially growing latino vote. I don’t think they have the guts to halt or remove the number of Mexican/democratic voters we have now.

    • SentryattheGate

      Young Hispanics demonstrated in Florida’s capital, Tallahassee, last year with their black cardboard caskets with writing on them saying “R.I.P. GOP”. They demanded that the GOP vote for everything the Latrinos wanted them to, or else they would see to it that the GOP would die!

  • LackawannaErie

    Never forget that it was Jewish neocons who lead the effort Pat Buchanan out of the conservatism movement and the GOP.

  • Herman

    11 million illegal immigrants.
    The number never changes.
    Almost comical.

    • SentryattheGate

      Yeah, they’ve been using that number for over a decade, while the numbers of illegals probably doubled or tripled!

  • So true. The Republicans only listened to the rich and corporations, not the people. No wonder the party is dying. The rich have the money, but the poor have the votes.

  • Rob

    Oh you mean the white traitors.

  • Eagle1212

    That’s what you get for allowing America’s government to grow so out of control, if the founding fathers ever found out about this, they would be rolling in their graves by now.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Politically we are headed toward new waters. Technology and population(numbers/type) are fundamentally changing America. Anyone trying to seriously challenge the new status quo will have to take their vote to the street…. or woods.

    • MBlanc46

      We have to make ourselves as obnoxious as the Negroes (and their allies) who get violent whenever some punk who physically resists a cop is shot.

  • Major914

    Buchanan is right–WSJ is the cronyist-internationalist, open borders enemy of the people…

  • SentryattheGate

    I know that but the UN is something we can focus on—there are bills in Congress & more people realizing we need to get out of it! And the UN carries out the stealth plan that those Marxists have in mind.