Patrick J. Buchanan has a deep understanding of American politics – particularly its populist roots. He was in the room when Richard Nixon resigned. He was there for Ronald Reagan’s ascent to the White House less than ten years later. He warned a nation of the Bush family’s neoconservative globalist bent. He warned us again of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s hunger for money and power, and of Barack Obama’s One Government To Rule Them All ideology.
And now Mr. Buchanan, in the sunset of his years, is warning the D.C. elite that Donald Trump is a far different phenomena than anything they have experienced before. Where others would buckle, bend, and even break, Trump somehow seems to take further strength from ongoing challenge. He is the living political embodiment of the song made most famous by Frank Sinatra – he eats it up and spits it out, faces it all, stands tall, and does it Trump’s way.
…Trump is not Nixon, who, like Charles I, accepted his fate and let the executioner’s sword fall with dignity.
If Trump goes, one imagines, he will not go quietly.
In the words of the great Jerry Lee Lewis, “there’s gonna be a whole lot of shakin’ goin’ on.”
-Patrick J. Buchanan