Pat Buchanan Still Seething Over That Fink, Hirohito

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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  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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.”

  4. Dreadful Gate

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

  5. Bjorn

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

  6. 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.

  7. WadISay

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

  8. 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.

  9. Larry McAwful

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

  10. WhatTheHeck

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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”.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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


  16. SayItWithWookies

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

  17. bunnyhead

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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