Posted On: Thursday - November 2nd 2017 6:01PM MST
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Why do decent states like Arizona and South Carolina keep electing these anti-American Conservatism, Inc. guys to the Senate? You've gotta know that these Senators have a lot of power and big power corrupts bigly, right? Is it that R next to their names - there are things called primaries, people - duckduckgo that stuff, please! Arizona
Jeff Flake is the guy's name and Pat Buchanan wrote an excellent column (on VDare and here on unz with most comments accidentally expunged last week via Ron Unz's top men at the server farm). Besides shedding light on soon-to-be-former-Senator Flake's in "Sorry, Jeff Flake, It’s Trump’s Party Now!, he nails the establishment Republicans.
Jeff Flake is saddened or something, that American politics has been "coarsened" due to Donald Trump. After the amount of ruin to all American society and economics the establishment R's have done in concert with the other wing of The Party, coarsening is going to be the least of our problems going forward (or "at the end of the day" or something). Per Mr. Buchanan:
This is a struggle about policy, about the future. And Trump is president because he read the party and the country right, while the Bush-McCain Republican establishment had lost touch with both.Heck, I'll just skip a tad, to:
How could the Beltway GOP not see that its defining policies — open borders, amnesty, free trade globalism, compulsive military intervention in foreign lands for ideological ends — were alienating its coalition?
What had a quarter century of Bushite free trade produced?
About $12 trillion in trade deficits, $4 trillion with China alone, a loss of 55,000 plants and 6 million manufacturing jobs.
We imported goods “Made in China,” while exporting our future.
What did the democracy crusades “to end tyranny in our world” accomplish?Well, that's the meat of Mr. Buchanan's article, so my minor point to add is simply:
Thousands of U.S. dead, tens of thousands of wounded, trillions of dollars sunk, and a Mideast awash in blood from Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, with millions uprooted and homeless. Yet, still, the GOP establishment has not repudiated the mindset that produced this.
With the Cold War over for a quarter of a century, what is the case now for America, $20 trillion in debt, going abroad in search of monsters to destroy?
Consider. Bush-Obama “open borders” brought in tens of millions of Third World peoples, legally and illegally, to rising resistance from Americans forced to bear the economic and social costs.
What was the GOP establishment’s reply to the opposition to amnesty for illegals and calls for a moratorium on legal immigration, to assimilate the tens of millions already here?
To call them nativists and parade their moral superiority.
How does this guy Jeff Flake get off stealing the title of a book by the late, great Senator Barry Goldwater from 5 decades ago!? Barry Goldwater was a Senator from Arizona also, who ran for US President against the scumbag Lyndon Johnson discussed just this past Saturday here at Peak Stupidity. What a difference in quality of men there was in that 1964! People like Lyndon Johnson, those who sell out the country to Socialism or (the current big thing) Globalism for votes or money are a dime a dozen nowadays (not even a silver dime, as were still minted in 1964, in fact!).
Men like Barry Goldwater were few and far between, at least at the high levels of political power even back in 1964. The understanding of the American idea, the US Constitution, and the pure integrity and guts in Senator Goldwater make Dr. Ron Paul look like a piker. No, Ron Paul isn't a piker (whatever that means), but think about the fact that Mr. Goldwater opposed the Civil Rites Act on purely Constitutional grounds, the right to freedom of association. That was gutsy even in 1964.
If you don't know much political history of the US, you may think Donald Trump was the 1st Republican candidate to be vilified by many in his own party. No, this goes back along ways, basically to any candidate who wants to be a true conservative. Ronald Reagan had most of the establishment against him when he ran in the primaries, yes, and the Lyin' Press, in both 1976 and 1980. Barry Goldwater was far from the R-establishment's choice, like a 52-year precursor to "The Donald".
Oh, about the book, yeah, that takes a lot of damn gall on the part of "The Flake". "The Conscience of a Conservative" was the title of Barry Goldwater's book from 1960, and it was well written, not by a damn ghost either, and well received. Flake could have picked many titles, as Mr. Goldwater's was pretty specific. To mooch off the fame of Goldwater's book, while being not 1 % of the man he was, is just pathetic and shameful. It's like something a Clinton would do. As Pat Buchanan's article is really about, we need to make a real opposing political party that is against all of these Flakes.