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I think you need to do a little homework on Pat Buchanan.  The only economic view he has which is, in any way, nationalistic, is the belief that Mexicans should stay in Mexico.  Buchanan, you'll recall, helped to orchestrate the opening of favorable trade conditions with Mao.

Buchanan's conservatism is classic SW Virginia conservatism: It's racism and xenophobia, but with the more intellectual sound of someone who's been to the top of the mountain in political consulting.

Buchanan is, to put it bluntly, a fascist.  And, quite literally, a Nazi sympathizer.

Yes, Pat opposed the war, and -- bless his hollow chest -- he was right.  Pat's an isolationist, and I sympathize with that, although I'm more in line with Ron Paul, which I'd call "non-interventionism".  And Pat is, if nothing else, a pretty impressive observer and commentator.  But don't take that to mean that Buchanan is anything but a lunatic.

You're also going to find that Palin is more of a neoliberal than you can imagine, and that her voting for Buchanan has a lot more to do with hating gays and wanting Roe overturned than it does with economics.

And you'll note, too, that Buchanan was one of the conservatives ridiculing Palin.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Aug 30th, 2008 at 04:23:12 PM EST
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