Even Sociopathic Pat Buchanan Thinks Rick Santorum Is Nuts

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Temporary winner, sort of!Oh, look, jocular bigot Pat Buchanan is using the 16 hours a day he used to spend shouting about the white man’s burden on MSNBC to call in to Washington Journal, a group therapy program televised by C-SPAN. Taking the break-up a bit hard, aren’t you, Pat? Hahah– Wait, what? He’s actually an invited guest? In 2012, A.D.?

Yes, apparently! And he’s actually being sort of not insane by recognizing that Rick Santorum exists somewhere “beyond the political realm”?

Pat Buchanan, you have earned yourself 10 public speaking “merits,” which may now be applied to your outstanding balance of -3,141,592 “demerits.” [Think Progress]

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79 comments

  1. Goonemeritus

    Now that the MAN has silenced Pat who will speak for my downtrodden people. Doughy middle aged white guys standup you have nothing to lose but your chains

  2. Mumbletypeg

    Merits, demerits — the extent to which Buchanan actually articulated anything specific, I'd say he falls somewhere in the noncommital middle, like amerits. He wears it well, or its expression anyway: the pungent ingredient in that oft-quaffed aperitif, amerit-o' sour.

  3. prommie

    Things were not good in the 1980s when Reagan and Bush scared the original bloodthirsty nuke-em-all warlord Barry Goldwater. Things got really bad when W and Cheney and Ashcroft and Rumsfeld made people long for sane, reasonable people like Joe McCarthy. But this is ridiculous, when old Nixon-fondler and Catholic Crusader (and I mean "Crusader" literally) Pat Buchannon becomes the voice of reason. The voice of comparatively reasonable, anyway.

  4. V572 Flambé

    Pat: right on Bush's desire for endless war, right on Santorum being a wacko (even though Rick and Pat are coreligionist Catholic jehadis).

    Wrong on…let's see…Oh yes: everything else.

  5. HELisforHEL

    Every now and again he would say something that wasn't full-out nutsy nazi on one of the Sunday morning scream shows he'd panel on and I would wonder if he suddenly had a stroke or something.

    1. V572 Flambé

      Pretty sure Ricky does hate the Joos, being as how they killed Jeebus. Someone just needs to ask him.

      John King: "Senator Santorum, this has been a controversial issue over the years, and I'd like to get your reading on it. Who — in your opinion — is responsible for killing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ?"

      Ricky: "From 33 AD until Pope Benedict, it was the Jews. Then, not."

      1. SheriffRoscoe

        But evangelicals lurve the Jews. Jehovah delivered them from Ramses so that they might wander about and starve in their desert "home." They are also due to play a starring role in the apocalypse, as well.

      2. Lionel[redacted]Esq

        It probably comes down to Pat liking Romney more since then you can convert all the Jews against their will, and they won't be a problem anymore.

  6. elburritodeluxe

    …Because it's really bad to go overboard and crazy shit like "white America is an endangered species.” Thanks C-SPAN! Was David Duke not available?

    1. James Michael Curley

      Where was Little Ricky when the Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill?
      Where was Crazy Uncle pat when the Marines stormed Iwo Jima?
      Where was I when the Asbury Park Police raided the Uptown Club? (Sneaking out through the store room. Hey! I had to go to work in the morning.)

  7. MissTaken

    I do miss how Rachel would talk to It's Pat. Very similar to how I talk to my racist, sexist, flaccid-dick Gramps.

    1. orygoon

      When Pat ran for President my black goddaughter was in high school and chose him (initially not knowing anything about him) for her little government class project. So she kept emerging from her room to announce to her family that this guy was totally off his nut. That scene plays over in my head every time I see his mug.

  8. BarackMyWorld

    Buchanan thinks Santorum is nuts?

    Oh, I'm so glad pots can still recognize the color of kettles.

      1. Maman

        Agreed. Of course, it is because of those books that are destroying what he considers American culture. Reasonableness would have served him much better.

  9. SayItWithWookies

    Sure Pat's going to disagree, as Rick's message of abstinence undermines the idea that the cream of the Aryan youth should be free to fuck around at will, as it'll increase the reproduction rate and counter the influence of the — you know — lesser peoples.

    1. prommie

      Nah, no conflict; Santorum is pro-abstinence, but anti-birth control. That is actually the best possible combination for increasing the birth rate. You'd be amazed at how many of those abstinent teens find themselves preggers. And with abortion illegal, what choice for a good aryan, but to get married, which Santorum has already said is the basis of his plan to eradicate poverty, everyone get married and stay that way, which is why he would make divorce illegal. Its all one seemless web!

      1. SorosBot

        It's also a good combination for santorum, as more "abstinent" teens turn to the pregnancy-free buttsex.

        1. prommie

          Thats what we used to say about the polish girls, but I think the CDC has only found it to be true among young hispanic women. Probably weren't enough Poles in the sample.

      2. swordfis

        Pat Buchanan may be a hateful Joe McCarthy stunt double, but he's not an "Aryan." He's a Celt. Of course, there were a lot of Nazi Celts, so I guess he's still in business.

  10. Nostrildamus

    Buchanan went on to say the reason Santorum has moved "beyond the political realm" is probably because of the Jews.

  11. SheriffRoscoe

    Rick Santorum is taking some of that winning "18-point loss" strategy of his and applying it on a national scale. This seems to have some in the GOP worried, from the sound of some of these interviews I hear.

  12. meatlofer

    Jack Nicholson(One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) – "Fuck,Indian,You ain't Nuts!"This is Oscar Week,you know.

    1. prommie

      No, you have it wrong, the rule is that only another papist can criticize a papist, if you try it, watch out, Pat will smash you up, or get his sister Bay to do it.

  13. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Jeb Bush is against the Republican field. Pat Buchanan is against the Republican field. Is there anyone who can, with a straight face, say they support the Republican field?

  14. Joshua Norton

    My office building has a TV show as interesting as what's on C-Span. It''s called "Security camera on the empty loading dock at midnight.".

  15. chascates

    Pat thought the Third Reich wouldn't have been so bad if Churchill hadn't tried to be mean to Adolf. So Santorum must be up there with Martin Luther and Stalin when it comes to evildoers.

  16. Chichikovovich

    Look, gang. He is *not* saying Santorum is a wacko. He is saying Santorum has bad political judgement. He is saying that Santorum is right on moral grounds, and that it's something "people don't understand yet" (Buchanan's words) – which is Republicanese for "we haven't done the "death of a thousand cuts" trick for long enough yet".

    Think of how much softening up they did, one inch at a time, over the decades since 1973 before they introduced things like mandatory vaginal probe ultrasounds. Presumably, they'll do what they did for abortion. Find focus-group tested incendiary terminology and stick with it relentlessly. First focus on parental control stuff. "Well, kids under 18 shouldn't get condoms and birth control without parents permission" etc. Come up with more bullshit numbers about purported dangers. Saturate the airwaves with stories about healthy white parents who cannot conceive and who are desperate for a sweet lil' baby to love., stories about children who were unwanted results of condom failure but went on to find cures for types of cancer or win Olympic medals or be duck-throwing inaccurate quarterbacks on NFL teams with strong defences and weak schedules, etc. And so on.

    And these guys never give up, they just keep pushing and pushing, making strategic retreats when necessary, taking incremental victories when they have them. Remember how everyone breathed a sigh of relief when Bush's push to privatize Social Security failed. Then it goes away for a few years, new terminology, lots of pr ground prepared, and voilà! here it is again. How long and slow was the battle against unions and collective bargaining. First break the vulnerable unions and then use the fact that the members of the other unions (public employees, fx) are doing better as a club to bash them. (Only the diabolical cleverness of the Republicans could make "unions are evil – just look at how well their members are doing compared to the people without unions" as an anti-union message.)

    Same thing with the Jeb Bush remarks in the last post. Those were not remarks about what is appropriate. That is a remark from the family that ran their sociopath son as the standard bearer for "Compassionate Conservatism" when that looked like a focus-group tested winner, and then dropped it fifteen seconds after the election.

    Santorum's only problem, in these people's eyes, is that he is in too much of a hurry. His position on birth control is still a political loser. But I'm sure that they believe that given 40 years of relentless messaging (as they spent on abortion) the time will be ripe.

    1. Chet Kincaid

      No, I think you're off on a couple of things. I still believe there is a Republican Money Wing that plays the Social Conservatives in order to hold on to economic power, and they are not crazy-ass committed to the social agenda. They are the ones who are really freaking out over Newt and Santorum. Birth control is not an important issue to these people, for Christ's sake–winning is! That's why they're scared shitless!

      Poppy and Jeb probably look at W as some kind of idiot because he actually went Full Retard and came to Jesus, instead of just pretending.

      1. Chichikovovich

        Yes, you're right there. I shouldn't have mentioned Jeb in this post, for example. But Buchanan is different. He's a culture warrior first and foremost. Winning elections is a tool for advancing the culture war, not for funneling doubloons into the already loaded money bins of the wealthy.

        In connection with Buchanan and "losing control of the sans-culottes" I regularly think back to a long ago primary in Louisiana where Phil Gramm and Buchanan were battling it out for the right flank. (Gramm had not that long ago switched from the Democratic party.) Close to primary vote day, flyers appeared on car windshields in the most conservative parishes informing everyone that Phil Gramm had been married to a white woman, but divorced her to marry an Asian. Miscegenation, right here in Bayou City. (In somewhat harsher language, of course.) Speculation held that it was the Buchanan people, but nothing was ever established. And I remember thinking – I hope you enjoy your new party, Phil, because this is where you wanted to be.

  17. owhatever

    Brokered Republican convention; 2012 end of the world; Pat Buchanan to the left of anybody. Mayans nailed it. Here comes Satan and the Horsemen.

  18. Manhattan123

    When will Fox hire him to co-host Hannity & Buchanan so there will finally be some balance on that show?

  19. Redhead

    To this day, I do not understand how Santorum is a legit candidate in the primary. (Of course, the same goes for Gingrich and Paul as well). But for Buchanan to agree with me? Oh good Jesus take me now.

  20. rickmaci

    What BuKKKanan is saying is, I'm OK with Santhorrible's ideas but I just wish he wouldn't talk about them so loudly and openly because it scares the hell out of the voters.

  21. smitallica

    Buchanan: Opposing the birth control mandate on the grounds of religious freedom "gets you all the Catholics united behind you, but you also get a lot of other folks who are Christians and orthodox jews and others who say the state has gone to far."

    Except, of course, that none of that happened. At all.

  22. cheaphits

    I think Pat still and always will want to be prez. In his mind, he's positioning himself.

    Buttjuice is too craazzzeee, Willard too Mormon and he thinks he can "out-intellectual" Newt, the human marshmallow.. The convention wll seek his wisdom and experience…of course, the sumbitch is nutz, but then aren't they all?

  23. pinkocommi

    Given Rick Santorum's stance on gay rights, abortion, contraceptives, and women's rights, after his presidential campaign is defeated, he has a good chance of being elected Supreme Mullah of the American Taliban.

  24. LadyWisdom

    I can't believe C-Span gave that racist a respectable forum. He does not deserve it. Will they be interviewing Grand Wizards next?

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