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Showing posts with label Republican Presidential Candidates 2016. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Republican Presidential Candidates 2016. Show all posts

Friday, December 18, 2015

Pat Buchanan: America First — or World War III

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“If you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.”

So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria.

“Not only would I be prepared to do it, I would do it,” blurted Christie: “I would talk to Vladimir Putin … I’d say to him, ‘Listen, Mr. President, there’s a no-fly zone in Syria; you fly in, it applies to you.’

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pat Buchanan: Biblical Values — or Vegas Values?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Almost all of the declared and undeclared Republican candidates for 2016 could be found this weekend at one of two events, or both.

The first was organized by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, and held in Point of Grace Church in Waukee.

Dominated by Evangelical Christians, who were 60 percent of Republican caucus-goers in 2008 and 2012, the Point of Grace Church event drew no fewer than nine Republican hopefuls.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz to Announce Presidential Candidacy Today

It is reported that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) will announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination today.

The Texas TEA Party favorite espouses many positions, particularly with regard to border security and education with which we agree, but we strongly believe that a mere two years of elective office experience as the junior Senator from Texas is woefully inadequate preparation for assuming the most powerful position in the world.  There is a good reason that Governors have long been favored for the presidency; they have had executive experience running the machinery of state government, working with the legislative branch and carrying out the varied responsibilities of a chief state officer, a leader.  Even Barack Hussein Obama had a bit more elective experience than the brash Cruz brings to the table.

As the Canadian born son of a foreign-born father and an American mother, who until recent years retained dual US and Canadian citizenship, there are also questions about his eligibility as a natural-born US citizen, as required by the United States Constitution.  Have we not had enough controversy of that sort from the current regime?

Cruz, who presents himself as an anti-establishment outsider, is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and is married to a Goldman-Sachs Vice President and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

That he will be able to excite some of the base with bombast and red meat rhetoric there is no doubt, but we believe he will be an incendiary and divisive candidate unable to unite the Republican Party, much less the nation, which so desperately needs unity, calm and a return to our Constitutional roots.

Senator Ted Cruz intends to declare on Monday that he will run for president in 2016, making him the first major hopeful to formally enter the race, an aide to Mr. Cruz said.

Mr. Cruz, Republican of Texas, will make his announcement at Liberty University in Virginia, where he is expected to be a speaker at a convocation ceremony. His intention to declare his candidacy was first reported by The Houston Chronicle and an aide to Mr. Cruz, who requested anonymity, confirmed the report on Sunday.

Read more at The New York Times >>

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

War Party Oligarch

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Is the Republican Party’s Middle East policy up for bid?

For four days ending Sunday, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition.

Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion — 8th richest man on the planet — and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012.

Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt’s campaign.

This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner.