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scholar - 24-5-2013 at 21:52

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Originally posted by marymary100
As to Pat Buchanan, I'm not sure why a former Republican presidential candidate

Mr. Buchanan was never the Republican presidential candidate. He sought the nomination, but did not win it, and he graciously supported the party's nominee that year. (Buchanan did run one time as the Reform Party candidate.)


marymary100 - 24-5-2013 at 21:57

In the 1992 primary elections, Buchanan garnered three million total votes. - sounds like a candidate to me.


(However the point remains, his experience is entirely right wing American and as such he doesn't have much to contribute to a discussion about a one-off incident on - to him - foreign shores. He is afterall the man who allegedly demonizes Jews and aligns himself to white supremacists.)


scholar - 25-5-2013 at 00:00

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Originally posted by marymary100
In the 1992 primary elections, Buchanan garnered three million total votes. - sounds like a candidate to me.

When you run in the primary, you are not running for president--you are running for the party's nomination. Only people on the presidential election ballot are candidates for president.
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(However the point remains, his experience is entirely right wing American and as such he doesn't have much to contribute to a discussion about a one-off incident on - to him - foreign shores. He is after all the man who allegedly demonizes Jews and aligns himself to white supremacists.)

He has studied, written about, and spoken of matters of domestic and foreign interest dating all the way back to the Nixon administration.

The statements about him demonizing Jews and aligning himself with white supremacists are false. His vice-presidential candidate was an African-American!


marymary100 - 25-5-2013 at 09:00

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Originally posted by scholar
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Originally posted by marymary100
In the 1992 primary elections, Buchanan garnered three million total votes. - sounds like a candidate to me.

When you run in the primary, you are not running for president--you are running for the party's nomination. Only people on the presidential election ballot are candidates for president.
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(However the point remains, his experience is entirely right wing American and as such he doesn't have much to contribute to a discussion about a one-off incident on - to him - foreign shores. He is after all the man who allegedly demonizes Jews and aligns himself to white supremacists.)

He has studied, written about, and spoken of matters of domestic and foreign interest dating all the way back to the Nixon administration.

The statements about him demonizing Jews and aligning himself with white supremacists are false. His vice-presidential candidate was an African-American!



Some of my best friends are...


http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/1991/12/23/is-pat-buchanan-anti-semitic.html

unrepentant bigot

I am going to have to move this bit out of "Discussion" and over the US politics again.

Feel free to continue about Pat here.


delanti - 28-5-2013 at 15:28

Well, lets see what other irrelevant topic from 1992 we can discuss. drop_down


marymary100 - 28-5-2013 at 17:28

Unfortunately he was being held up as someone with an important opinion on a current matter in the UK and the side-tracking needed to be taken out of the original thread. I'd rather he hadn't been part of a discussion about a soldier slaying on UK soil, but for some reason he became more important than the original thread. Go figure. waveysmiley


scholar - 29-5-2013 at 01:20

When opponents of conservatives can't best them in the realm of ideas, they go back to the old playbook--call them bigots and rascists.

So, if a person calls President Obama's failed stimulus polcies bad, that person is called a racist.

If a person disagrees with support for Israel in some circumstances, he is called an anti-Jewish bigot.

No matter, that the criticism of the policy is only about the policy, and not about the ethnic background of the people who hold to it.


Redwolf5150 - 5-6-2013 at 21:22

Eorl, how can you say that the President's Stimulus Policy is a failure?

The republicans in both houses of Congress are refusing to vote on ANYTHING having to do with the economy whatsoever!

THAT, Sir, is a "fail economic policy."

If you're not in control, obstruct the party that is wasn't what the Founding Fathers intended, I'd wager.

Don't make me get out the monkey.


scholar - 7-6-2013 at 02:07

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Originally posted by Redwolf5150
Eorl, how can you say that the President's Stimulus Policy is a failure?

President Obama's economic advisors examined the effects of the stimulus spending and put their conclusions in a report. They said that economic measurements subsequent to the stimulus spending compared unfavorably to typical economic growth without government intervention. The economy had improved, but it was WORSE OFF than it would have been if the government had done nothing at all.

President Obama himself admitted that the "shovel-ready jobs" "weren't so shovel-ready, after all."