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CNN's Avlon Touts Nazi Crack About 1992 GOP Convention

September 17th, 2019 4:18 PM
On Tuesday's New Day show, as John Avlon recited a piece on the history of Presidents facing opponents within their own party, the CNN political analyst took a gratuitous cheap shot at Pat Buchanan's 1992 Republican convention speech by vaguely likening him to Adolf Hitler. The crack had nothing to do with the overall point of the segment.

Let’s Limit Spending

February 7th, 2018 11:24 PM
Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 -- our gross domestic product -- totaled about $19 trillion.

Writer: Most GOP Congressmen Believe Conservative Media ‘Bulls**t’

April 7th, 2017 5:01 PM
Fusion’s Alex Pareene seems to think that America’s biggest problem isn’t any of the usual suspects (e.g., deindustrialization, terrorism, health-care costs) but rather the popularity of conservative media among conservative politicians. For a long time, contended Pareene in a Wednesday piece, “the conservative movement peddled one set of talking points to the rabble,…

Panicky NYT Sees 'Deep Fear' Among Lefty NEA Fans Under Trump Budget

March 18th, 2017 7:37 PM
President Trump’s first proposed budget resulted in a patchwork of short, dire stories dominated two pages of the print edition Friday. The headlines provide the tone for the ideologically loaded stories: “Researchers Bristle at Extent of Cuts” at the National Institute of Health and Department of Energy. Meanwhile, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was “…

Lefty Pundits on Giuliani: ‘Unhinged’ and ‘Spewing…Nonsense’

July 20th, 2016 1:08 PM
There’s the entertaining kind of irascible old guy (e.g., Grampa Simpson) and there’s the scary kind, which several liberal pundits thought they beheld Monday night as they watched Rudy Giuliani speak at the Republican convention. Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall remarked that “ever since the late and great Molly Ivins quipped that she thought Pat Buchanan…
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Clarence Page Likens Bathroom Law to Willie Horton, Laughs Off Danger

May 1st, 2016 11:17 PM
As this weekend's syndicated The McLaughlin Group discussed the issue of the North Carolina bathroom law which limits people from using public restrooms in state buildings that do not correspond to the gender listed on their birth certificates, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune compared the issue to Willie Horton from the 1988 presidential campaign. He ended up dismissively laughing…

NYT Sunday A1 Likens Trump to Fellow 'Demagogues' McCarthy, Buchanan

December 7th, 2015 11:55 AM
Reporters Patrick Healy and Maggie Haberman made Sunday's New York Times front page with a deep and deeply fear-mongering analysis of “demagogue” Donald Trump’s stump speeches: "95,000 Words, Many of Them Ominous, From Trump’s Tongue." But things that two Times reporters find “ominous” may not scare a more moderate reader, such as pointing out…

Eleanor Clift Shockingly Claims Ambassador Stevens 'Was Not Murdered

May 12th, 2014 1:13 PM
Eleanor Clift stunned the McLaughlin Group panel over the weekend when she shockingly claimed that Ambassador Chris Stevens “was not murdered” in the Benghazi terrorist attacks. The Daily Beast contributor, in full White House spin control mode, gallingly spewed: “ I would like to point out that Ambassador [Chris] Stevens was not murdered. He died of smoke-inhalation in the…

Buchanan: ‘There Is an Inherent Conflict of Interest Between Journal

January 4th, 2014 1:21 PM
On Thursday, the New York Times called for the Obama administration to enter into a plea bargain or offer clemency to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden in order to bring him back to the United States. On PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan observed during a discussion about this issue, “There is an inherent conflict of interest between…

Pat Buchanan: ‘Paul Ryan’s Presidential Prospects Have Been Hurt V

December 14th, 2013 4:54 PM
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is not pleased with the budget deal that passed the House last week. Appearing on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, Buchanan said, “I think Paul Ryan’s presidential prospects have been hurt very badly.”

Buchanan: If ObamaCare Cancels 76 Million Plans ‘There’s Going to

November 9th, 2013 5:38 PM
“If there’s anything like 76 million healthcare plans voided, not only is ObamaCare dead, there’s going to be guillotines set up at Farragut Square.” So said syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday.

Pat Buchanan Smacks Down Eleanor Clift: Obama Using ‘A Sinister and

October 5th, 2013 5:50 PM
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan and the Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift got into quite a heated debate about the government shutdown on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday. At one point, Buchanan said Obama “wants to maximize the pain in order to maximize his political gain…It is a sinister and sadistic tactic” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Buchanan: Putin Op-Ed Appeals To the Half of America Obama Appeals To

September 14th, 2013 7:15 PM
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan had a rather shocking observation about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments about American exceptionalism in his New York Times op-ed last week. Appearing on PBS’s McLaughlin Group Friday, Buchanan said, “He’s not only appealing to the people of the world. He’s appealing to that half of the United States to whom Barack…

Buchanan: Attacking Syria Without Congressional Approval Would Be ‘A

August 30th, 2013 5:27 PM
Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan is not surprisingly totally opposed to President Obama unilaterally striking Syria without approval from Congress. Speaking to NewsMax TV’s Kathleen Walter Thursday, Buchanan said, “If the president launched an unnecessary and unconstitutional war, striking a country against whom we have not declared war and had not attacked us, that is de facto…