Pat Buchanan has tried to win the nomination of President in the Republican Party several times and failed. He is a hard right extremist that during one of his runs won a primary in Louisiana with the help of former Nazi and white supremacist David Duke. Duke is also a Holocaust Denier.
Buchanan has nothing to lose and everything to gain with the failure of policies he so vehemently opposes.
In the end, Buchanan, was REJECTED by his own Party every time he ran for the nomination and was considered too extreme. Even for them.
You are correct I believe.
However you are attacking the messenger not the message.
If people don’t have to work to provide the needs of their daily lives, some will drop out and become permanent charges on the public purse, deadbeats.
The father of modern liberalism, FDR, never disputed this. As he warned in 1935, welfare is “a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.”
I'm not trying to be disagreeable I'm just disagreeing.
Thanks for reading the blog.
I've always admired Pat Buchanan as a gifted writer. He is a fairly good speaker also.
Good Morning TOT and Jimmy Mack. You guys are so 1990's. I was on a talk radio show during the David Duke days. I said the Republican Party treated David Duke so bad that he could star in a remake of the old movie "Black like Me" You should have seen the telephone lines light up. It brought a chuckle to me today.
I was born and raised in Louisiana. I know all about David Duke/Grand Wizard..the people of North Louisiana fought hard to get him out of office.
Hello Ted. Nice to have an opportunity to correspond with a living legend. God bless the internet and this blog site.
Regarding your comment above and David Duke and taking into mind my confused Liberal Psyche...are you saying that there is a place in the Republican Party Tent for someone like David Duke?
I know Pat has his place...but what about Duke?
Thank you for any comment...
Ted I appreciate your comment. I took it to mean that even back then you did not think there was a place for David Duke in the Republican Party.
I never felt like there was a place for Duke in the Southern Republican uprising.
I've always thought that the Republican Party in the old South circa 1964 was nothing more than the youth of OLD SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS such as myself.
PoliticsNation thanks for commenting.
I don't know much about Louisiana but I've always felt it lagged behind the rest of the deep South in accepting integration.
"lagged behind the rest of the deep South in accepting integration...!!!???
Even Mississippi, Tot? PN probably has the better perspective on this, having lived there then either you or I.
I mean New Orleans, the Big Easy, is one of the most multi-cultural friendly cities in the US. (Think Selma Alabama and Philadelphia Mississippi in comparison) I may be wrong but I have always heard the saying of some from Alabama during the days of segregationist George Wallace (before he changed his separate but equal stance) that if you think things are bad in Bama, you ain't been to Mississippi.
What do you think Ted about Lousiana lagging behind the rest of the deep South in accepting integration...!!!?
Respectfully request you address my question about Duke preceding this latest one first, please.
@Sebe and Funk: I have sent Ted Harris a personal message asking him if he would care to comment regarding his post above about David Duke and the treatment given him by the Republican Party(FEb 12 -9:02) I am by no means trying to set up any sort of nefarious attack on the man. I just need some clarification such that I can understand the comment.
As you know we Liberals are a confused lot. It may be as Tot above interpreted it. If either of you or just one of you would care to comment I would appreciate it. I just wish to understand Ted's comment. I accept my stupidity.
Maybe Ted's busy...I don't know. Thanks.
Ted seems to come and go. I'm still waiting for a reply to an email I sent him a couple of years ago asking whether he was the same Ted Harris I had read about on a civil rights web site back then (very complimentary stuff about that particular Ted Harris). Maybe he doesn't check his mail on this site.
Maybe he doesn't check his mail on this site.
How does one get mail on this site?
Please give me some instructions.
Morning Tot: regarding mail: you have the option to SEND A MESSAGE to anyone on this blog site. Look at your profile even if it is anonymous you can send a message to whomever you want that is on this site. If and when they respond back you will get a message alert on your PC. You will have to sign in to read it and also in sending a message.
Or just look above at the bottom of your blog...where it says: Send TOT a Message. It's easier than cut and paste.
I apologize to all for my failure to respond in a timely manner. In regards to the David Duke days, what I was trying to say basically that he was blacklisted by the Republican Party. They didnt want David Duke involved in the presidential debates.
1964 was the first time I watched the National Conventions of the Republican and Democratic party. Being born in the South and raised in the North the local people used to call us "Rockefeller Children" because we had health insurance. It was the first time I saw New York Governor Nelson D. Rockefeller.
JimmyMack I hope you will forgive me I have the upmost respect for you and agree with you on many issues.
Thanks Ted. No worries. Everybody has to be somewhere. No problem. Appreciate your response and helping me to better understand it.
"I have the upmost respect for you and agree with on many issues." Same here Ted. You are a true activist for your cause. You actually GET OUT THERE and Do your thing. Basically, I am just a simple wordsmith for my side and a Check writer. My Activist Street Days ended in the mid 70's with marriage and children. Only got put in jail once
for misdemeanor, "Unlawful Assembly" in Statesboro for protesting the Kent State killings by the National Guard. Jailbird for all of 4 hours.
Thanks again for taking the time to reply.