GRR  11:45 am December 18, 2008

Pat Buchanan Still Seething Over That Fink, Hirohito

by Jim Newell

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 December 18, 2008 at 11:53 am

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 December 18, 2008 at 11:54 am

“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 December 18, 2008 at 11:54 am

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 December 18, 2008 at 11:56 am

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

Bjorn December 18, 2008 at 11:57 am

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

SayItWithWookies December 18, 2008 at 11:58 am

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 December 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

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

freakishlystrong December 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

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

WadISay December 18, 2008 at 11:59 am

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

pondscum December 18, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Jeebus. What is with those teeth?!

AngryBlakGuy December 18, 2008 at 12:03 pm

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

King of Pants December 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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

obfuscator December 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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

FMA December 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm

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

elburrito December 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

I hate it when I agree with Buchanan.

blader December 18, 2008 at 12:07 pm

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

Borat December 18, 2008 at 12:10 pm

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

pondscum December 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm

[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 December 18, 2008 at 12:11 pm

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

Larry McAwful December 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm

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

actor212 December 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Question: Who built the army Jeeps?

Electric Zen December 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm

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

Hooray For Anything December 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm

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

WhatTheHeck December 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm

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

Advocatus_Diaboli December 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Why is Mickey Rooney setting forest fires?

Jail him for war crimes now!

shortsshortsshorts December 18, 2008 at 12:35 pm

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

Come here a minute December 18, 2008 at 12:52 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 12:56 pm


bago December 18, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Zero wa sugoi desu ne!

SayItWithWookies December 18, 2008 at 1:16 pm

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

Thegreatbacon December 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm

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

Thegreatbacon December 18, 2008 at 1:25 pm

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

bunnyhead December 18, 2008 at 1:40 pm

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

TGY December 18, 2008 at 1:47 pm

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

murality December 18, 2008 at 3:22 pm

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 December 18, 2008 at 4:32 pm

[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 December 18, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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.

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