Saturday, March 06, 2010

Hell hath frozen over

"Indeed, how do conservatives justify borrowing hundreds of billions yearly from Europe, Japan and the Gulf states -- to defend Europe, Japan and the Arab Gulf states? Is it not absurd to borrow hundreds of billion annually from China -- to defend Asia from China? Is it not a symptom of senility to borrow from all over the world in order to defend that world?"----uber-conservative Pat Buchanan.

And this here lib will be goddamned if he ain't right about that.

14 comments:

sarah said...

madness i say. madness!!!

sarah said...

as for the chewing thing. don't make me come there and do the heimlich...

bZirk said...

Pat's so right about the spending and borrowing, and this is the chief reason I don't like Bush. Frankly, someone should have broken his writing hand, and Obama's needs his broken as well. ;-)

But hell won't freeze over until many other nations are as generous with us about debt as we've been toward others.

Once Known as The Badger said...

Politically I'm to the left of Karl Marx, but I'm with Pat on this one. It's time to take a knife to the war machine, which has already taken us into trillions of dollars in debt for no good purpose whatsoever (other than to enrich the profiteers like Halliburton, Blackwater, and all the arms manufacturers).

dean said...

Yes, you are completely fabulous.

If Pat Buchanan is ever right about anything, it is random quantum noise.

dean said...

To clarify: Buchanan is like some sort of anti-Turing machine. He is indistinguishable from a set of pseudo-conservative phrases dropped into a crabbed, bitter robot and spewed out at conversational intervals by a random number generator.

Anonymous said...

Buchanan has been described as America's most loveable facist. But his comment and these responses illustrate the insanity of the rigid black and white thinking of partisanship. There is common ground. I'm gonna have to go and find the exact figure but I was reading an article the other day about expenditures in Iraq and Afghanistan only since 2003. Realocated the money would cover universal healthcare for all US citizens several times over. And remember Bush started a war AND cut taxes.
Have ya'll seen the latest Rightie (i.e. Faux News) explanation of the financial meltdown? It is the result of all those irresponsible valueless kids from the 60's that went into business and wrecked the system with their amoral behavior.

RJ

P,S, Hey Badge I'm right there with you. What beveridge would we need to found a party? Clamato? Chelada? It is RED after all.

Tony said...

Easy to say. Is he advocaing isolationism? We tried that once, it didn't work.

standing on my head said...

i prefer to think of his statement as advocating the use of reason and logic. yes, i know, i know, it's a lot to ask of the man.

Bill said...

wait till that AAA rating on our treasuries is downgraded.

Kirk Jusko said...
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Kirk Jusko said...

During the 2004 Democratic primary, all the candidates were asked by the Plain Dealer to name their favorite Republican. They all named John McCain except for Dennis Kucinich. He named Pat Buchanan.

Amy L. Hanna said...

AKA "who knew conservatives could be so ... radical?"

Bill said...

buchanan is a very likeable guy. he may be the only likeable guy left on msnbc now that the affable craig crawford finally had enough and left in disgust.