What Hath Trump Wrought?

By Pat Buchanan

Trump Make America Great
Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics.
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  “If I don't win, this will be the greatest waste of time, money and energy in my lifetime,” says Donald Trump.

Herewith, a dissent. Whatever happens Tuesday, Trump has made history and has forever changed American politics.

Though a novice in politics, he captured the Party of Lincoln with the largest turnout of primary voters ever, and he has inflicted wounds on the nation's ruling class from which it may not soon recover.

Bush I and II, Mitt Romney, the neocons and the GOP commentariat all denounced Trump as morally and temperamentally unfit. Yet, seven of eight Republicans are voting for Trump, and he drew the largest and most enthusiastic crowds of any GOP nominee.

Not only did he rout the Republican elites, he ash-canned their agenda and repudiated the wars into which they plunged the country.

Trump did not create the forces that propelled his candidacy. But he recognized them, tapped into them, and unleashed a gusher of nationalism and populism that will not soon dissipate.

Whatever happens Tuesday, there is no going back now.

How could the Republican establishment advance anew the trade and immigration policies that their base has so thunderously rejected?

How can the GOP establishment credibly claim to speak for a party that spent the last year cheering a candidate who repudiated the last two Republican presidents and the last two Republican nominees?

Do mainstream Republicans think that should Trump lose a Bush Restoration lies ahead? The dynasty is as dead as the Romanovs.

The media, whose reputation has sunk to Congressional depths, has also suffered a blow to its credibility.

Its hatred of Trump has been almost maniacal, and WikiLeaks revelations of the collusion between major media and Clintonites have convinced skeptics that the system is rigged and the referees of democracy are in the tank.

But it is the national establishment that has suffered most.

The Trump candidacy exposed what seems an unbridgeable gulf between this political class and the nation in whose name it purports to speak.

Consider the litany of horrors it has charged Trump with.

He said John McCain was no hero, that some Mexican illegals are “rapists.” He mocked a handicapped reporter. He called some women “pigs.” He wants a temporary ban to Muslim immigration. He fought with a Gold Star mother and father. He once engaged in “fat-shaming” a Miss Universe, calling her “Miss Piggy,” and telling her to stay out of Burger King. He allegedly made crude advances on a dozen women and starred in the “Access Hollywood” tape with Billy Bush.

While such “gaffes” are normally fatal for candidates, Trump's followers stood by him through them all.

Why? asks an alarmed establishment. Why, in spite of all this, did Trump's support endure? Why did the American people not react as they once would have? Why do these accusations not have the bite they once did?

Answer. We are another country now, an us-or-them country.

Middle America believes the establishment is not looking out for the nation but for retention of its power. And in attacking Trump it is not upholding some objective moral standard but seeking to destroy a leader who represents a grave threat to that power.

Trump's followers see an American Spring as crucial, and they are not going to let past boorish behavior cause them to abandon the last best chance to preserve the country they grew up in.

These are the Middle American Radicals, the MARs of whom my late friend Sam Francis wrote.

They recoil from the future the elites have mapped out for them and, realizing the stakes, will overlook the faults and failings of a candidate who holds out the real promise of avoiding that future.

They believe Trump alone will secure the borders and rid us of a trade regime that has led to the loss of 70,000 factories and 5 million manufacturing jobs since NAFTA. They believe Trump is the best hope for keeping us out of the wars the Beltway think tanks are already planning for the sons of the “deplorables” to fight.

Moreover, they see the establishment as the quintessence of hypocrisy. Trump is instructed to stop using such toxic phrases as “America First” and “Make America Great Again” by elites who think 55 million abortions since Roe is a milestone of moral progress.

And what do they have in common with a woman who thinks partial-birth abortion, which her predecessor in the Senate, Pat Moynihan, called “infanticide,” is among the cherished “reproductive rights” of women?

While a Trump victory would create the possibility of a coalition of conservatives, populists, patriots and nationalists governing America, should he lose, America's future appears disunited and grim.

But, would the followers of Donald Trump, whom Hillary Clinton has called “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic … bigots,” to the cheers of her media retainers, unite behind her should she win?

No.

Win or lose, as Sen. Edward Kennedy said at the Democratic Convention of 1980, “The work goes on, the cause endures.”

 

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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I will say this: TRUMP is the last great White Hope folks!! This country hates us average white folks anymore, this is a hard fact. It’s all about foreigners, blacks, queers, political correctness, etc, etc – flush all that mess down the drain and appreciate the white folks again for a change!

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Scooter

Enough with the racist BS! This country will stand only with everyone together, or it will fall with us divided.

Martin
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Martin

This type of commentary is not acceptable because it only serves to divide us further. To paraphrase Martin Luther King, “it is the quality of your soul, not the color of your skin that matters”. If you wish to contribute on a level playing field, then you are welcome. If not, take your marbles and go home.

Martin
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Martin

The Democrats/Progressives (read Communists) of which the Hildebeast is the latest iteration in the United States, began at the turn of the 20th Century with Teddy Roosevelt (a Republican) and has continued to this day with each President, save for Calvin Coolidge, reaching out and grabbing a bit of the Constitution and tearing it off the whole. While you and I are out working for a living, trying to pay bills and make the “World safe for Democracy”, our politicians have been robbing us blind, stealing our Rights and destroying our Nation for their own gain and that of their… Read more »

Infidel7.62
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Infidel7.62

“How could the Republican establishment advance anew the trade and immigration policies that their base has so thunderously rejected?” Easy, they don’t give a damn about us commoners.

Thom Paine
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Thom Paine

To the very gates of hell and back if need be . We must take our nation back from the elitist ,globalist enemies and their cultural marxist minions , who have sold us to the highest bidder . 1,000 % for Trump ,and full steam ahead !

Anthony Edwards
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Anthony Edwards

Thom Paine, I am with you sir.

JoeUSooner
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JoeUSooner

Count me in on protecting my grandchildrens’ future!

Michael
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Michael

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:9, KJV

Michael
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Michael

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:9, KJV

And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
Judges 16:19, KJV

John Dunlap
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John Dunlap

Mr. Buchanan makes an unassailable point here; the proverbial Rubicon has been crossed. Americans are in full revolt, and there is no turning back. Let us hope that cooler heads will prevail among the self anointed so called ruling class.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@John Dunlap, Americans are hardly in revolt. Americans are, in cool headed fashion, using the political mechanism set up by the founders, with some few modifications, to get back to what made America great. If this does not work, then I pray God that the revolution begin. Oh, and piss on the self anointed ruling class.

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Vanns40

American’s may well not be in revolt but the Republican Party of old has, hopefully, taken its last breath – win or lose thank you Mr. Trump. Maybe now it can be rebuilt into something that resembles representation of Conservatives rather than capitulation to progressives.

Martin
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Martin

This Republican Party is NOT the Party of Lincoln. It is a pale shadow of the old Democratic Party that belonged to Harry Truman. The New Republican Party needs to be seen as an organization that supports the People in general who are actually citizens and helps those folks in need get back on their feet as opposed to bribing them to vote for status quo. We need a Party that will actually work to rebuild the military, rebuild businesses and jobs here in America rather than sending work to China or Mexico. We need a Party that will actually… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Spot-on as usual, Mr. Buchanan. Thank you.

Herb
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Herb

If Hillary wins, I hope you are right about the “cause endures.” Hard to believe that so many people would rather have a traitor who can lie circles around the existing presidential liar instead of someone who engages in locker room talk – like most American males and many females. Money and power while living high on the hog at taxpayer’s expense is the Clinton motivation. Probably took a few lessons from Obama. Preserving an independent country that has been the greatest country the world has ever seen is Trump’s motivation. Killing the country we grew up in is an… Read more »