Former Attack-Dog Conservative Pat Buchanan Has, Alas, Returned To Republican Party Kennel — Now Going On The Paper, Barking Only Partisan GOP “Talking Points”
By John Lofton, Editor
Poor Pat Buchanan. My longtime friend of more than 30 years thinks, evidently, that there is a difference that matters between the two political parties. His current column is headlined: “Crisis of the Government Party.” Off to a flying stop, it begins: “President Obama is in a dilemma from which there appears to be no easy or early escape. Democrats are the Party of Government. They feed it, and it feeds them.”
Until Obama, the Republican Congress and George Bush, who Buchanan endorsed in 2004, gave us the most unGodly, unConstitutional, debt-ridden, intrusive, lawless, Big Spending, drowning-in-red ink government in the history of the United States. Obama is just giving us more of what the Republicans gave us previously.
So, forget, please, the idiotic notion that just one party is the “Government Party.” Both parties are, basically, Godless, unConstitutional, communistic, socialistic, statist. In principle, on the issue of the role of government, there is no difference on any major issue between the Demicans and Republicrats — none — in principle. Governmentwise, whether you are a member of one party or the other, has no more significance than whether your belly-button is an innie or an outie.
Pat Buchanan once trashed conservatives who wouldn’t leave the GOP to support him for President calling them “kennel-fed conservatives.” And for a while, it looked like Brother Pat had snapped his leash and escaped the GOP kennel. But, alas, no more. He’s now back in the Republican Party Kennel, being a good doggie, going on the paper, and barking his partisan GOP talking points on cue.
What a way to go.
It’s sad to see this once snarling, fiercely independent, take-no-prisoners, attack-dog-conservative (“Pitchfork Pat,” remember, the populist?) ending his career as an “old dog,” back in the GOP Kennel, gumming his food dish, making his chew-toy squeak, having failed to remember and act according to the “new tricks” some of us thought he had learned.