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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>UKRAINE: November 15, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>On hearing the State Department&rsquo;s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump&rsquo;s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, the New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony:<br />\n &ldquo;What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn&rsquo;t simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;&lsquo;Even as we sit here today, the Russians are attacking Ukrainian soldiers in their own country, and have been for four years,&rsquo; Taylor said. &lsquo;I saw this on the front line last week; the day I was there a Ukrainian soldier was killed and four more wounded.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p>\n<p> KENT compared Ukrainian resistance to Russia&rsquo;s intervention on the side of the Donbass secessionists to &ldquo;our own Minutemen in 1776.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;More than 13,000 Ukrainians have died on Ukrainian soil defending their territorial integrity and sovereignty from Russian aggression. ... American support in Ukraine&rsquo;s own de facto war of independence has been critical.&rdquo;<br />\n Kent went on:<br />\n &ldquo;The American colonies may not have prevailed against British imperial might without help from transatlantic friends after 1776. In an echo of Lafayette&rsquo;s organized assistance to General George Washington&rsquo;s army and Admiral John Paul Jones&rsquo; navy, Congress has generously appropriated over $1.5 billion over the past five years in desperately needed train and equip security assistance to Ukraine...&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;Similar to von Steuben training colonials at Valley Forge, U.S. and NATO allied trainers develop the skills of Ukrainian units at Yavoriv near the Polish border, and elsewhere. They help rewrite military education for Ukraine&rsquo;s next generation, as von Steuben did for America&rsquo;s first.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;One would think, listening to this,&rdquo; writes Barbara Boland, the American Conservative columnist, &ldquo;that the U.S. had always provided arms to Ukraine, and that Ukraine has relied on this aid for years. But this is untrue and the Washington blob knows this.&rdquo;<br />\n Indeed, Ukraine has never been a NATO ally or a &ldquo;critical ally.&rdquo;<br />\n Three decades ago, George H.W. Bush implored Ukraine not to set out on a course of &ldquo;suicidal nationalism&rdquo; by declaring independence from the Russian Federation. Despite constant pressure from Sen. John McCain and our neocons to bring Ukraine into NATO, wiser heads on both sides of the Atlantic rejected the idea.<br />\n Why? Because the &ldquo;territorial integrity and sovereignty&rdquo; of Ukraine is not now and has never been a vital interest of ours that would justify a U.S. war with a nuclear-armed Russia.<br />\n Instead, it was the avoidance of such a war that was the vital interest that nine U.S. presidents, from Truman to Bush I, secured, despite such provocations as the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the building of the Berlin Wall.</p>\n<p> IN FEBRUARY 2014, the elected pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown by U.S.-backed protesters in Maidan Square, cheered on by McCain. This was direct U.S. intervention in the internal affairs of Ukraine. Victoria Nuland of the State Department conceded that we had dumped billions into Ukraine to reorient its regime to the West.<br />\n To Vladimir Putin, the Kyiv coup meant the loss of Russia&rsquo;s historic Black Sea naval base at Sebastopol in Crimea. Rather than let that happen, Putin effected an uprising, Crimea&rsquo;s secession from Ukraine, and the annexation by Russia. In eastern Ukraine, the pro-Russian Donbass rose up in rebellion against the pro-NATO regime in Kyiv.<br />\n Civil war broke out. We backed the new regime. Russia backed the rebels. And five years later, the war goes on. Why is this our fight?<br />\n During the Obama years, major lethal aid was denied to Ukraine.<br />\n The White House reasoned that arming Ukraine would lead to an escalation of the war in the east, greater Russian intervention, defeat for Kyiv, and calls for the U.S. to intervene militarily, risking a war with Russia.<br />\n Not until Trump became president did lethal aid begin flowing to Ukraine, including Javelin anti-tank missiles.<br />\n So where are we?<br />\n Despite dramatic depictions of Ukraine as our embattled ally, Ukraine has never been an ally. We are not now nor have we ever been obligated to fight for its sovereignty or territorial integrity. Efforts to bring Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia into NATO have been repeatedly rebuffed in the United States and by our European NATO allies.<br />\n Kent and Taylor are honorable men. But they are career diplomats of the Department of State and veteran advocates of a foreign policy that sees Russia as an enduring aggressor and Ukraine as a fighting ally entitled to U.S. military assistance.<br />\n They have, in the old phrase, gone native. They champion the policies of yesterday and the embattled countries to which they are accredited and to whose causes they have become converted.</p>\n<p> BUT TRUMP was elected to overturn the interventionist policies America has pursued since the century began. He was elected to end Cold War II with Russia, to reach a modus vivendi as Reagan did, and to extricate us from the endless wars into which Presidents Bush and Obama plunged the nation.</p>\n', created = 1574410368, expire = 1574496768, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:69b0ed6152c37f7e97415eacc455ba24' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>This Week&#39;s Conservative Focus . . . Warren Candidacy</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>After celebrating Tuesday&rsquo;s takeover of Virginia&rsquo;s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren.</p>\n<p> FROM THE tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren&rsquo;s success are real &mdash; and understandably so.<br />\n Two Wednesday polls show Warren running even with Joe Biden nationally. And a new Iowa poll shows Warren in front of the field with 20%, and Biden falling into fourth place with 15%.<br />\n The danger for Democrats: While Warren is now the party&rsquo;s front-runner, they fear she&rsquo;s a sure loser to Donald Trump in 2020.<br />\n And, again, with reason. A recent poll of six battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan, showed Trump beating or tying Warren in all of them except for Arizona.<br />\n Nightmare scenario: Warren wins the nomination, but when her neo-Marxist agenda is exposed, Middle America recoils in horror.<br />\n The economic elite is already sounding the alarm.<br />\n Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase says Warren &ldquo;vilifies successful people.&rdquo; Microsoft founder Bill Gates says her proposals would imperil &ldquo;innovation&rdquo; and &ldquo;capital formation.&rdquo;<br />\n Writing in the New York Times, Obama adviser Steven Rattner describes a Warren presidency as &ldquo;a terrifying prospect.&rdquo;<br />\n Warren would &ldquo;extend the reach and weight of the federal government far further into the economy than anything even Franklin Roosevelt dreamed of (and) ... turn America&rsquo;s uniquely successful public-private relationship into a dirigiste European-style system.&rdquo;<br />\n &ldquo;If you want to live in France&rdquo; &mdash; where half the GDP is controlled by the regime &mdash; says Rattner, &ldquo;Warren should be your candidate.&rdquo;<br />\n What finally shocked anti-Warren liberals into action was her recent revelation of how she intends to pay for her &ldquo;Medicare for all&rdquo; plan.<br />\n Warren&rsquo;s plan would require at least $23 trillion more in federal spending over a decade. Other experts say the added costs could run to $32 trillion, raising the U.S. government&rsquo;s share of the GDP by one-half and abolishing the private health insurance plans of 156 million Americans.<br />\n &ldquo;Many of America&rsquo;s global champions, like banks and tech giants, would be dismembered,&rdquo; writes Rattner, &ldquo;Shale fracking would be banned, which would send oil and natural gas prices soaring and cost millions of Americans their jobs.&rdquo;<br />\n Beyond &ldquo;Medicare for All,&rdquo; Warren has other plans. Universal child care and free schooling from pre-kindergarten through college and the cancelation of student loans, plus a new look at reparations for slavery.</p>\n<p> HOW would President Warren pay for all her &ldquo;plans&rdquo;?<br />\n She would raise the corporate rate to 35% from 21%, and slam a 40% tax on the profits of companies that try to flee the country.<br />\n She would raise the capital gains tax, impose new estate taxes, raise Social Security taxes on folks with higher incomes, and confiscate 2% of the wealth of those with $50 million in assets and 3% of the wealth of those with $1 billion, every year.<br />\n Writes Politifact: &ldquo;All told, we counted $7 trillion in new spending over a 10-year period, and that&rsquo;s without Medicare for All. On the flip side, Warren offered specific tax proposals that came to $4.55 trillion.&rdquo;<br />\n Still, Warren&rsquo;s socialism is not what her main rivals, all white men, are zeroing in on. They&rsquo;ve decided to play hardball.<br />\n Thursday, under a headline, &ldquo;Warren Faces Accusations that She&rsquo;s &lsquo;Angry,&rsquo; Which Supporters Say is Sexist,&rdquo; the Washington Post reported:<br />\n &ldquo;Two of the leading male candidates in the Democratic presidential primary race &mdash; Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg &mdash; have escalated separate lines of attack as they attempt to counter the field&rsquo;s most prominent woman: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is antagonistic and angry.&rdquo;<br />\n Warren has a &ldquo;my way or the highway&rdquo; approach, said Buttigieg, she is &ldquo;so absorbed in the fighting that it is as though fighting were the purpose.&rdquo;<br />\n Biden says Warren, who has a real shot at taking the nomination, reflects &ldquo;an angry unyielding viewpoint that has crept into our politics.&rdquo;<br />\n This is &ldquo;treacherous,&rdquo; warns the Post, &ldquo;given that many Democrats remain upset over what they view as the sexist treatment of Hillary Clinton, the party&rsquo;s last nominee.&rdquo;<br />\n The Democratic Party today defines itself as an inclusive party of women, gays, Hispanics, African Americans and other people of color.<br />\n Yet three months out from the decisive early contests of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the party is going into the semifinals of its contest for a leader and future president without a single person of color in the final four.<br />\n Moreover, the three white males are denigrating and piling on the woman who is the front-runner with attacks on her personality for which conservatives, if they used such tactics, would be charged with &ldquo;dog-whistling&rdquo; the white working class.</p>\n<p> WHEN ONE looks at the approval-disapproval rating of the president, re-election appears problematic. When one looks at the Democrats&rsquo; agenda and field of candidates, the odds of Trump&rsquo;s re-election seem a good deal better.<br />\n This thing is by no means over.</p>\n', created = 1574410369, expire = 1574496769, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:2de5135ecb0d1e07a6be1b23433cc603' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>BORDER SECURITY: November 12, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>Some 100 members of an American Mormon community in northern Mexico, nine of whom &mdash; women, children, toddlers &mdash; were massacred a week ago on a lonely stretch of highway, just crossed over into Arizona.</p>\n<p> OTHER family members who have lived there for decades will follow.<br />\n The atrocity was the work of one of the cartels battling for control of the drug traffic into the United States.<br />\n In Mexico&rsquo;s Sinaloa state in October, an arrest of Ovidio Guzman Lopez, son of &ldquo;El Chapo,&rdquo; who sits in a New York prison, brought a military-style cartel attack on the state capital, Culiacan, followed by a surrender to the cartel gunmen by national guard and army troops, and a release of the captive.<br />\n &ldquo;Is Mexico a failed state?&rdquo; asks The Washington Times. Its editorial describes &ldquo;Another Blood-Soaked Year in Mexico&rdquo; where 17,000 people were murdered by July and the 2019 death toll is expected to reach 32,000.<br />\n USA Today reports: &ldquo;Through August of the current fiscal year, the Border Patrol apprehended 457,871 migrants arriving as &lsquo;family units&rsquo; ... a 406% increase compared to the 90,554 family unit apprehensions during the same period the previous year. Migrant families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador made up almost 92% of the total.&rdquo;<br />\n With cartel battles escalating into a war that Mexico City has no stomach for fighting, and a record number of migrants from Central America crossing Mexico to flood into the USA, what is the Democratic Party&rsquo;s policy for halting the rising tide?<br />\n Democrats are moving toward an &ldquo;open door&rdquo; policy on the U.S. border, an open borders embrace of any and all who wish to come.<br />\n America, apparently, does not belong to those who live here and love the country. America belongs to anyone who chooses to come. America belongs to the world.<br />\n Consider Bernie Sanders&rsquo; immigration proposal, outlined the week of the massacre of Mormon women and children.<br />\n On Day One, President Sanders would declare a moratorium on deportations and offer a &ldquo;swift pathway to citizenship&rdquo; for all illegal migrants who have been here for five years.<br />\n Bernie would break up ICE. Border-jumping would cease to be a crime and become a civil offense like jaywalking. The &ldquo;Muslim ban&rdquo; would be abolished.<br />\n President Sanders would back sanctuary cities that refuse to work with U.S. law enforcement. Asylum seekers would not have to wait in Mexico as their claims were processed but would be welcomed into the USA.<br />\n Family separations would end. Trump&rsquo;s wall, which Bernie calls &ldquo;racist,&rdquo; would be history. The administration&rsquo;s treatment of illegal immigration &ldquo;as a criminal and national security matter is inhuman, impractical and must end.&rdquo;<br />\n Migrants who enter illegally would qualify for federal health care and the same social welfare benefits as U.S. citizens. Immigrant officials say Sanders&rsquo; proposals would create an irresistible magnet for millions of migrants from all over the world to stampede into the USA.</p>\n<p> THE NATION magazine calls Sanders&rsquo; plan &ldquo;one of the boldest immigration plans any major politician has put forward in years, and comes amid a campaign season that has seen a major shift to the left among Democratic candidates on immigration.<br />\n &ldquo;With calls for a total moratorium on deportations, abolishing ICE and providing a path to citizenship for undocumented migration, the plan serves as a road map for what a fair and just immigration can be.&rdquo;<br />\n From another standpoint, Sanders&rsquo; proposal is a surrender to the reality that a leftist regime lacks the conviction or will to stop an endless stream of people from migrating here.<br />\n Americans troubled over what is happening on the Syrian-Turkish border, or Ukrainian-Crimean border, might take a closer look at what will happen at our own border, and to our own country, if Democrats win the presidency and throw open the doors to unrestricted immigration.<br />\n The federal budget, already running trillion-dollar deficits, and state budgets, too, will see huge increases in the cost of social programs, without the commensurate income tax revenues to pay for them.<br />\n Even at present levels, illegal immigration is bringing in millions of people without the work, education or language skills to compete and assimilate rapidly in a first world, Western economy.<br />\n These migrants pay virtually no income taxes, yet, would qualify for the same benefits as U.S. citizens. The inevitable result: another run-up in an annual deficit already running $1 trillion in the red.<br />\n Politically, so massive a migration of peoples who, once they become citizens, vote 70%-90% Democratic means an end of the GOP as a truly national party.<br />\n If we open the borders, how do we stop the drugs from coming in? How do we stop the cartels from following MS-13, which is already here?</p>\n<p> SOCIALLY, this country is as splintered as it has been since the 1960s.<br />\n Will a barrage of migrants add to its diversity, or deepen the ethnic, racial and cultural divides that are turning us into two, three, many Americas?</p>\n', created = 1574410369, expire = 1574496769, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:6856afb041bd3fbc6864f17eb08ba214' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>UKRAINE: November 5, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>&ldquo;Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.&rdquo;<br />\n These are the offenses designated in the Constitution for which presidents may be impeached and removed from office.</p>\n<p> WHICH OF these did Trump commit?<br />\n According to his accusers in this city, his crime is as follows:<br />\n The president imperiled our &ldquo;national security&rdquo; by delaying, for his own reasons, a transfer of lethal aid and Javelin missiles to Ukraine &mdash; the very weapons President Barack Obama refused to send to Ukraine, lest they widen and lengthen the war in the Donbass.<br />\n Now, if Trump imperiled national security by delaying the transfer of the weapons, was not Obama guilty of a greater crime against our national security by denying the weapons to Ukraine altogether?<br />\n The essence of Trump&rsquo;s crime, it is said, was that he demanded a quid pro quo. He passed word to incoming President Volodymyr Zelensky that if he did not hold a press conference to announce an investigation of Joe Biden and son Hunter, he, Zelensky, would not get the arms we had promised, nor the Oval Office meeting that Zelensky requested.<br />\n Again, where is the body of the crime?<br />\n Did Zelensky hold the press conference Trump demanded? No.<br />\n Did Zelensky announce Ukraine was investigating the Bidens? No.<br />\n Did Zelensky get the Oval Office meeting? Yes.<br />\n Did Zelensky get the U.S. weapons? Yes, $400 million in arms and Javelin missiles.<br />\n Where then is the crime? When was it consummated?<br />\n Or was this a thought crime, a bluff to get Zelensky to look into how Hunter Biden got a $50,000-a-month seat on the board of the most corrupt company in Ukraine, days after Joe Biden was in Kyiv threatening to block a $1 billion loan guarantee to the regime.<br />\n By the way, what was Biden doing approving a $1 billion loan guarantee to Petro Poroshenko&rsquo;s regime, which was so corrupt that it ferociously fought not to fire a prosecutor whose dismissal all of Europe was demanding?<br />\n Should Biden be nominated and elected, a special prosecutor would have to be appointed to investigate this smelly deal, as well as the $1 billion Hunter got for his equity fund from the Chinese after his father visited the Middle Kingdom.<br />\n Given last week&rsquo;s party-line vote in the House, where all but two Democrats voted to proceed with the inquiry, the impeachment of President Donald Trump seems baked in the cake. Speaker Nancy Pelosi&rsquo;s designation of Adam Schiff to head the investigation tells us all we need to know about the sincerity of her pledge to make the inquiry bipartisan.</p>\n<p> SUPPOSE Zelensky had agreed to an investigation into how Hunter Biden, with no experience in the energy industry, got his sweetheart deal.<br />\n Would that be impeachable for Trump? How so?<br />\n Does not the U.S. have a right to put conditions on its foreign aid and to seek guarantees that our money will not be used as graft to grifters?<br />\n A few of those listening in on Trump&rsquo;s phone call with Zelensky have gone public asserting that withholding the arms transfer to Kyiv imperiled our national security.<br />\n But if east Ukraine rises up and secedes from Kyiv, as Kyiv itself seceded from the Russian Federation at the end of the Cold War, how does any of that endanger America&rsquo;s national security? Did not George H.W. Bush himself warn, three decades ago, that a declaration of independence by Ukraine from the Russian Federation would constitute an act of &ldquo;suicidal nationalism&rdquo;?<br />\n And who does the Constitution charge with making the decisions as to whether military aid goes to Ukraine?<br />\n The president, or some NSC staffer who sits on the Ukraine desk?<br />\n Since the U.S.-backed overthrow of the pro-Russian regime in Kyiv in 2014, and Vladimir Putin&rsquo;s counter-seizure of Crimea and support for pro-Russian secessionists in Donetsk and Luhansk, there has been a debate in the USA over how to deal with this faraway problem.<br />\n Obama decided not to send lethal aid or tank-killing Javelin missiles, lest the U.S. arms escalate a war between Russia and Ukraine that Kyiv could not win.<br />\n The Republicans argued the issue at their Cleveland convention. Trump&rsquo;s team won that argument, but lethal aid and Javelin missiles were eventually sent to Kyiv. Now Trump has sent even more weapons.<br />\n But again, the authority to make this decision resides in the Oval Office, not in the NSC, not in the CIA, and not with those in the &ldquo;deep state&rdquo; who have their own settled view of what U.S. foreign policy should be.<br />\n The authority lies with the elected president of the United States.<br />\n This impeachment battle will almost surely reach the Senate.</p>\n<p> AND IN THE end it will be about what it has been about since the beginning: An attempt by the deep state and its media, bureaucratic and political allies to overturn the democratic verdict of 2016 and to overthrow the elected president of the United States.<br />\n The establishment&rsquo;s coup attempt is now approaching end game.</p>\n', created = 1574410369, expire = 1574496769, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:2d2869b9788d7137de458d1b72cd311d' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>NIXON PRESIDENCY: November 1, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>What are the roots of our present disorder, of the hostilities and hatreds that so divide us? When did we become this us vs. them nation?<br />\n Who started the fire?</p>\n<p> MANY TRACE the roots of our uncivil social conflict to the 1960s and the Johnson years when LBJ, victorious in a 61% landslide in 1964, could not, by 1968, visit a college campus without triggering a violent protest.<br />\n The morning after his narrow presidential victory in 1968, Richard Nixon said his goal would be to &ldquo;bring us together.&rdquo; And in early 1969, he seemed to be succeeding.<br />\n His inaugural address extended a hand of friendship to old enemies. He withdrew 60,000 troops from Vietnam. He left the Great Society largely untouched and proposed a Family Assistance Plan for the poor and working class. He created a Western White House in San Clemente, California.<br />\n In July, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.<br />\n America approved. Yet the elites seethed. For no political figure of his time was so reviled and hated by the establishment as was Richard Nixon.<br />\n By the fall of 1969, that establishment, which had led us into Vietnam and left 500,000 U.S. troops there as of January 1969, had turned against their own war, declared it &ldquo;an unwinnable war&rdquo; and &ldquo;Nixon&rsquo;s war,&rdquo; and begun to cheer the huge anti-war protests scheduled for October and November.<br />\n David Broder of the Washington Post was one who saw clearly what was happening: &ldquo;It is becoming more obvious with every passing day that the men and movement that broke Lyndon Johnson&rsquo;s presidency in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon in 1969. The likelihood is great that they will succeed again.&rdquo;<br />\n In a cover story titled &ldquo;Nixon in Trouble,&rdquo; Newsweek echoed Broder:<br />\n &ldquo;From almost every quarter last week the nine-month-old Administration of Richard M. Nixon was under sustained attack and angry fire, and increasingly the target of the attacks was Mr. Nixon himself and his conduct of the Presidency.&rdquo;<br />\n On Oct. 15, some 250,000 descended on the capital for the largest demonstration in history. A stunned Time declared that, instead of resisting its demands, Nixon should prepare &ldquo;the country for the trauma of distasteful reversal.&rdquo;<br />\n Time wanted Nixon to declare Vietnam a lost cause.<br />\n But by now, Nixon, realizing his presidency was in danger of being broken like LBJ&rsquo;s &mdash; but believing he was reading the nation better than the establishment &mdash; had decided to wheel and fight.<br />\n On Nov. 3, 1969, Nixon delivered an Oval Office address that was carried live on every network. After reciting the case Ike, JFK and LBJ had all made for resisting a Communist takeover of South Vietnam, Nixon laid out his own policy, the rationale for it, and urged the &ldquo;great silent majority&rdquo; to stand by him for peace with honor.<br />\n The network commentators almost universally disparaged Nixon&rsquo;s address as repetitive and unresponsive to the crisis of his presidency.<br />\n Washington&rsquo;s elites, however, had misread the nation.<br />\n An instant poll found that 70% of the country supported Nixon&rsquo;s declared policy. A coalition of 300 House members endorsed Nixon&rsquo;s stand. Liberal Democrats in the Senate rejected Nixon&rsquo;s policy, but Southern and conservative Democratic senators backed him.</p>\n<p> TEN DAYS after the &ldquo;silent majority&rdquo; speech, Vice President Spiro Agnew, in Des Moines, launched an assault on the unholy matrimony of media power and liberal bias. Agnew questioned whether the networks near-monopoly over the primary source of information for the American people should be permanently ceded to so tiny and unrepresentative an elite.<br />\n All three networks carried Agnew&rsquo;s speech live, but were rocked on their heels by the reaction. Scores of thousand of telegrams and letters poured into network offices and the White House, with the vast majority agreeing with the vice president.<br />\n The liberal establishment had sustained a historic defeat.<br />\n By December, Nixon was the most admired man in America. His approval rating in the Gallup Poll was 68%. Only 19% disapproved of how he was conducting his presidency. Dr. Billy Graham was the second-most admired man, and Agnew third.<br />\n Nor was this but a blip in the Nixon presidency. When, three years later, Democrats nominated the most impassioned and articulate of their anti-war senators, George McGovern, Nixon would crush him in a 49-state landslide.<br />\n In Watergate, the establishment would get its pound of flesh for its rout by Nixon in November 1969 and its humiliation in November 1972. But that establishment would never recover what it lost &mdash; the respect and regard of the American people in the &lsquo;60s and early &lsquo;70s.<br />\n JFK&rsquo;s &ldquo;best and brightest,&rdquo; whose hour of power was &ldquo;Camelot,&rdquo; were broken on the wheel of Vietnam. After taking us into Southeast Asia, they had washed their hands of their own war and declared it immoral.</p>\n<p> SO GREAT was the loss of esteem for the establishment among the silent majority, America&rsquo;s elite would soon cease to call themselves liberals and change their names to &ldquo;progressives.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574410369, expire = 1574496769, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:d3351d2871664b21603998536f2b36be' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './conserva_drupal/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>WASHINGTON D.C.: October 25, 2019</p>\n<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"http://conservativechronicle.com/sites/default/files/Buchanan.gif\" style=\"width: 300px; height: 116px;\" /></p>\n<p>Sunday morning, President Trump announced that the world&rsquo;s worst terrorist, the head of the ISIS caliphate who had raped an American woman, had received justice.</p>\n<p> ABOUT TO be captured and carried off in a helicopter by U.S. special forces, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up with an explosive vest in a compound in northwest Syria. The long search for the sadist and fanatic had ended in triumph. No U.S. troops were lost.<br />\n That evening, Trump went out to the fifth game of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. As his face was flashed on the big screen, the stadium erupted with people booing and chanting, &ldquo;Impeach Trump!&rdquo; and &ldquo;Lock him up!&rdquo;<br />\n That Trump is not cheered at a D.C. baseball game is not odd, for the spectators are not working-class Trumpians. Series tickets cost hundreds, even thousands, of dollars, and the spectators are drawn from a town that gave Donald Trump 4% of its votes in 2016.<br />\n The mutual distrust in this city was on display when Trump told the press yesterday morning that he had not alerted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the impending U.S. raid, because he was afraid of leaks.<br />\n &ldquo;I wanted to make sure this kept secret,&rdquo; said Trump. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t want to have people lost. ... We were going to notify them last night, but we decided not to do that because Washington leaks like nothing I&rsquo;ve ever seen before. ... A leak could have cost the death of all of them.&rdquo;<br />\n The Russians, however, were alerted we were coming, as they control the airspace over the compound we were targeting. And Trump thanked the Russians for their cooperation.<br />\n Also left out of the loop was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, one of the &ldquo;Gang of Eight&rdquo; that is almost always given a heads-up about major military operations. Schiff is conducting secret hearings to drum up support for Trump&rsquo;s impeachment and removal for &ldquo;high crimes and misdemeanors.&rdquo;<br />\n It is imprecise to say this city is divided over Trump. It is rather almost solidly united behind what millions of Middle-Americans believe to be a deep state-media conspiracy to overturn the 2016 election and effect a coup d&rsquo;etat against a president it detests but fears it cannot defeat in 2020.<br />\n A week ago, this writer noted the astonishing number of foreign capitals that were on fire with protests that go beyond marching and demonstrating &mdash; to riot, rebellion and even revolution. As with the &ldquo;yellow vest&rdquo; protests that shut down Paris on many weekends this past year, and the disorders in Hong Kong, the epidemic had spread to Beirut, Barcelona and Santiago, Chile.<br />\n In Iraq, over 200 have been killed and thousands injured in protests this month against the Baghdad regime. In Algeria, now six months after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was forced to step down, rioters still battle the army.</p>\n<p> THE THREAD common to these uncivil, often-violent disruptions?<br />\n A conviction that the cause the protesters are advancing is so critical, noble and necessary that democratic rules may be dispensed with and law and order suspended in pursuit of the cause.<br />\n Saturday&rsquo;s Washington Post describes the mindset that is taking hold in D.C. among militants, using as an example the Extinction Rebellion group&rsquo;s dragging of a boat into the street at 16th &amp; K to block traffic for hours to call attention to rising sea levels.<br />\n &ldquo;Blocking traffic may only be the beginning,&rdquo; wrote Marissa Lang. &ldquo;As protests in the District continue at a rate of about two a day, activists looking to stand out from crowds that march near the White House or the Mall have resorted to more disruptive measures in recent weeks &mdash; a tactic that experts said will probably escalate.&rdquo;<br />\n She cites sociology professor Dana Fisher: &ldquo;There has been a lot of discussion among people on the left who use protests as a tactic that peaceful, traditional protests may not be enough. ... That could mean ... more people blocking traffic. ... I think we&rsquo;re going to see a lot more people coming into D.C. to get arrested.&rdquo;<br />\n Fisher continues: &ldquo;When activists don&rsquo;t feel like their grievances are being heard or responded to ... the natural progression is to get more confrontational and, sometimes, to get more violent. ... I&rsquo;m ... surprised it&rsquo;s taken so long.&rdquo;<br />\n Who wins when leftists go lawless &mdash; in liberal citadels like D.C.?<br />\n This thinking echoes the famous &ldquo;bodies upon the gears&rdquo; speech of Mario Savio at the famous 1964 University of California, Berkeley campus riot: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that ... you&rsquo;ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you&rsquo;ve got to make it stop!&rdquo;</p>\n<p> AFTER BERKELEY came civil disobedience; the burning of ROTC buildings; and urban riots marked by looting, shooting and arson. Out of that came Richard Nixon&rsquo;s 49-state landslide, Ronald Reagan, and Republican triumphs in five of six presidential elections starting in 1968.<br />\n Bring it on.</p>\n', created = 1574410369, expire = 1574496769, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:4b5519e8aed163a640c7048ffca208ea' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Pat Buchanan

11/18/2019 - 12:28am
UKRAINE: November 15, 2019 On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, the New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony: “What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn’t simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical...
11/13/2019 - 12:35pm
This Week's Conservative Focus . . . Warren Candidacy After celebrating Tuesday’s takeover of Virginia’s legislature and the Kentucky governorship, the liberal establishment appears poised to crush its biggest threat: the surging candidacy of Elizabeth Warren. FROM THE tempo and tenor of the attacks, establishment fears of Warren...
11/12/2019 - 10:15pm
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11/09/2019 - 11:40pm
UKRAINE: November 5, 2019 “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” These are the offenses designated in the Constitution for which presidents may be impeached and removed from office. WHICH OF these did Trump commit? According to his accusers in this city, his crime is as follows: The president imperiled our...
11/02/2019 - 3:31pm
NIXON PRESIDENCY: November 1, 2019 What are the roots of our present disorder, of the hostilities and hatreds that so divide us? When did we become this us vs. them nation? Who started the fire? MANY TRACE the roots of our uncivil social conflict to the 1960s and the Johnson years when LBJ, victorious in a 61% landslide in 1964, could not, by...
10/29/2019 - 9:11pm
WASHINGTON D.C.: October 25, 2019 Sunday morning, President Trump announced that the world’s worst terrorist, the head of the ISIS caliphate who had raped an American woman, had received justice. ABOUT TO be captured and carried off in a helicopter by U.S. special forces, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi blew himself up with an explosive vest in a...
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