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The GOP obsession
Creators Syndicate, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Posted By:jackson, 2/5/2013 8:49:50 AM

If last week’s hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP. Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama? Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today. Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships

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Pat doubles down on the power of the Israeli lobby in Washington. The usual anti-semite accusations will surely follow but the substance of his argument is true - furthermore, the likes of Lindsey Graham and John McCain are proud of it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanchin, 2/5/2013 9:09:54 AM     (No. 9159364)

The GOP´s vision is-

That millions of illegal aliens will vote Republican and sweep them back into office.

That the Tea Party will vanish.

That Conservatives will finally realize that they have no say in the Republican Party.

That Republicans (not in Washington) will realize that the Elite of the Republican Party know what is best and that all should bow down and simply vote as they say and write checks to them.

That the Democrats will give them the love and respect they want.

That the media will love them.





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Reply 2 - Posted by: fhancock, 2/5/2013 9:36:29 AM     (No. 9159413)

Pat Buchanan is an alright guy...but he disses Israel as well as Obama ever did...if he thinks Iran isn´t a threat and the Israeli lobby is a threat then he and brother Hagel are joined at the hip with their foreign policy vision...for one thing it sure isn´t the vision of Reagan which he conjures...and by the way..since Buchanan ran against Bush and almost opened the door for Gore...why the heck should I listen to him about anything doing with the Republican Party

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noproblems, 2/5/2013 9:43:37 AM     (No. 9159424)

time to retire Pat

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/5/2013 9:46:03 AM     (No. 9159427)

Didn´t Pat run for president and find a couple of thousand people that agreed with him?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/5/2013 9:57:58 AM     (No. 9159451)

Buchanan raises some good points, but the article is clouded by his longstanding dislike of Israel. For example, he cannot see that many of the references to Israel he objects to were made in the context of the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist gangs in the Middle East.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/5/2013 10:29:34 AM     (No. 9159541)

Iran is a threat to Israel. This is more than a GOP obsession but I don´t think Pat would stand idly by and let Iran develop nukes or hollow out the military. It would not be accurate to lump Pat and Hagel in the same category. Pat has good points to make about other threats that should get our attention. Obama nominated Hagel not Pat Buchanan!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 2/5/2013 12:15:26 PM     (No. 9159871)

We should neither subsidize Israel nor prevent it from doing what it needs to do to survive. It´s none of our business, quite frankly. We should also stop subsidizing all the other countries in the Middle East. The Israelis can take care of themselves, be assured of that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Aud, 2/5/2013 2:11:18 PM     (No. 9160160)

We should get out of the Middle East (except for our embassies, which will get rapid-response protection), and let those scorpions in a bottle there fight it out.

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