Friday, September 19, 2008

Cherry Upbeat Pat Buchannan

I like Buchanan. Yeah he's kind of nuts and I disagree with him on a lot of issues. but he's certainly not one to follow the trend. It is kind of sickening to listen to Hannity and Limbaugh lionize McCain, a person they have dumped on for years. But no so Buchanan - he has a style of conservatism he likes and he sticks with it.

Of course the problem is that by the lights of his conservatism we are pretty much screwed at this point, and he says so in his latest article.
What we are witnessing today is how empires end.

The Last Superpower is unable to defend its borders, protect its currency, win its wars or balance its budget. Medicare and Social Security are headed for the cliff with unfunded liabilities in the tens of trillions of dollars.

What we are witnessing today is nothing less than a Katrina-like failure of government, of our political class, and of democracy itself, casting a cloud over the viability and longevity of the system.
Kind of depressing, but I have more faith in both the American people and the American system of Government. I think that we are in for a few bad years, thanks in large part to Republican mania for deregulation, but we can pull out of this.

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