Pat Buchanan Still Seething Over That Fink, Hirohito

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Pat Buchanan has written a real ripsnorter of a column in the American Conservative about how the Republicans are a bag of salty dicks, for hating Detroit. Detroit could be worse — for example, they could be Japs: “But why this ‘Let-them-eat-cake!’ coldness toward U.S. auto companies? General Motors employs more workers than all these foreign plants combined. And, unlike Mitsubishi, General Motors didn’t bomb Pearl Harbor.” [American Conservative]

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  • V572625694

    Finally! A post-Campbell-Brown environment calls for this kind of honesty! It’s about time somebody took the nips to task for all their war crimes–what about the Rape of Nanking?

  • villageatrois

    “It doesn’t even know who “us” is.” Well, who does? Who is this Bukukanan-sama, of whom you speak? Which side was he on?

  • Cape Clod

    He went on to say, “And anyone who buys Sangria is simply pissing on the graves of those brave sailors on the U.S.S. Maine.”

  • Dreadful Gate

    Pat Buchanan – The conservative who actually says out loud what all the progressives only dare think

  • Bjorn

    The Mitsubishi Zero was also used to raid Buchanan’s secret Montana wacko conservo-butseks camps. So understandably he’s bitter.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Good lord — you know the Republican party has screwed itself when Pat Buchanan looks more reasonable than they do, Pearl Harbor reference notwithstanding. I’m just sorry he didn’t make an allusion to one of our fresh-faced boys getting hit with a piece of the fifth avenue el.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …maybe we can just bomb Japan with fuel sucking SUV’s and call it even?

  • freakishlystrong

    What is it whith these right-wing hacks and Reagan? JHTFC, enough already!

  • WadISay

    If I follow this argument correctly, subsidies for Scandinavian cars are OK, since they gave us Scarlett Johansson.

  • pondscum

    Jeebus. What is with those teeth?!

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=202018]SayItWithWookies[/re]: …yep, him and Christopher Hitchens all of sudden sound sane.

  • King of Pants

    [re=202022]pondscum[/re]: We are Siamese, if you please.

  • obfuscator

    Larry Craig would like to know where one can purchase a bag of these “Salty Dicks”…

  • FMA

    As Blutto said, “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

  • elburrito

    I hate it when I agree with Buchanan.

  • blader

    [re=202015]Dreadful Gate[/re]:
    damn, beat me to the punch..

  • Borat

    [re=202022]pondscum[/re]: I always thought the Japanese were attractive people. I guess I stand corrected.

  • pondscum

    [re=202025]King of Pants[/re]: Gotta love the racism that used to fill our cartoons. Oh, and those cats look like they are wearing pants.

  • obfuscator

    I’m close to agreeing with Pat Buchanan… me no rikey!!!1!

  • Larry McAwful

    [re=202026]obfuscator[/re]: Third floor men’s room, last stall. I’ll need to see a business card for identification.

  • actor212

    Question: Who built the army Jeeps?

  • Electric Zen

    Excellent point, Pat. Although to be fair, General Motors was too busy building concentration camps:

  • Hooray For Anything

    [re=202042]Electric Zen[/re]: Which is all the more reason for Buchanan to love them so.

  • WhatTheHeck

    The GOP is plagued with bad decisions from out-of-touch management.
    Who even cares to bail those assholes out?

  • Advocatus_Diaboli

    Well I’m convinced. And using that, er, logic, lets make sure Boeing, McDonnel Douglass, Airbus, or whatever company made the evil planes that crashed into the WTC and Pentagon also fail.

  • springfield_meltdown

    Reminds me of my late grandfather. Next he will be telling us to boycott lo mein because of the Japs and calling all Asians “orientals”.

  • Capitol Hillbilly

    A grocery store “bag boy” was carrying groceries to the car for a middle-aged lady (“cougar” in today’s parlance).

    Lady: Young man, I have an itchy pussy.

    Teen: You’ll have to point it out for me ma’am, all these Japanese cars look alike!

  • Serolf Divad

    Interesting… I drive a Mitsubishi and every now and then I do get the urge to dive-bomb the USS Arizona. Maybe Pat’s on to something.

  • hobospacejungle

    Why is Mickey Rooney setting forest fires?

    Jail him for war crimes now!

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=202062]Serolf Divad[/re]: WIN.

  • Come here a minute

    Geez, do I gotta be the one to tell him?

    sir)it took
    a nipponized bit of
    the old sixth

    el;in the top of his head:to tell


  • Come here a minute


  • bago

    Zero wa sugoi desu ne!

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=202123]Come here a minute[/re]: Aw, crap. That’s why I couldn’t find it on teh google.

  • Thegreatbacon

    In Mitsubishi’s defense, Pearl Harbor was dressed like it wanted it.

  • Thegreatbacon

    Doesn’t “Hirohito” mean “all teeth” in Japanese?

  • bunnyhead

    at the time it was believed that America had to win WWII, otherwise we would all end up driving German and Japanese cars…

  • TGY

    Yes, but GM *would’ve* bombed Pearl if it’d make Hummers sell better. That’s latent evil, that is.

  • murality

    Poppy Downes: And meanwhile, our brothers from the east were eating bowls of rice safely nestled in their internment camps.
    Chuck Noblet: Excellent report, Poppy. It’s important that we never forget the atrocities the Japanese committed against our boys.

  • Neilist

    [re=202025]King of Pants[/re]: Siamese cats are the WORST.

    WAY too HYPERACTI . . . oh, wait a minute.

    Someone is still sleeping.

    Never mind.

  • TeddyS

    We have to bail out the Big 3 in case we find ourselves in World War II again and need them to build Jeeps. All those other car plants around the country could not possibly build a Jeep.