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  •  Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention (3+ / 0-)
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    snapples, slothlax, native

    it was a very interesting article. He likes Hagel it seems...or sees him as a patriot who cares about the average soldier and won't send him off to frivoulous wars.
    Obama is just not that strategic in the kind of combat they have in Congress that Pat Buchanan thinks he's so good at, IMO. I think many of these resulting negative effects on Republicans are mostly side effects of Obama holding steady and doing his job. You don't negotiate with terrorists similarly, you don't negotiate with people who metaphorically want to blow up the world economy...the effects on the GOP are a side effect. Obama wants common sense gun violence prevention measures adopted and is now taking a firm stand on policies also supported by the majority of Americans and even NRA members. The effect o the GOP--damned if they do or don't--is a side effect.

    I like the result side effect or no. Maybe going so far to the right that most of your views are in fact unreasonable is the REAL problem, Pat. Obama doesn't need to do anything but take a firm stand, put the country first and act moderately and with common sense.  Seems like that is serving to UNVEIL the spectacle of what the Current GOP especially in the House is. Mr. Buchannan would have better luck avocating for change within the party because that's the root cause. Obama's actions just reveal Congressional Republicans to the public.

    •  It was funny reading his last line (7+ / 0-)
      With demography moving against the GOP, with more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take leadership not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it.
      Maybe if Buchanan and his ilk were not trying to continually push the Republicans to embrace ethnic division, the GOP wouldn't be in such dire straights.  He gives Obama too much credit, Patrick Buchanan himself was the driving force behind losing the demographic battle.  He has spent his adult life defining the political ground we are fighting on today.

      There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

      by slothlax on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:29:44 AM PST

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