REPORT: ‘America first, Second and Third’: Godfather of modern GOP’s push retires

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As Republicans struggle through a rocky transition from being the party of business to that of the working class, a conservative pundit whose own trajectory anticipated that transformation 30 years ago is hanging up his pen.

Pat Buchanan has retired from his syndicated column ahead of a presidential election that will test the staying power of a more populist and nationalist conservatism and after a midterm election cycle that demonstrated its growing pains.

In addition to his decades of commentary, Buchanan advised Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan as they integrated the “silent majority” into the GOP. He ran for the office three times himself, on a platform similar to the one former President Donald Trump was elected on in 2016.


Buchanan told NPR two days after Trump took office, “What America first means is we put the national interests of the United States and the well-being of our own country and our own people first. Our foreign policy, first and foremost, should be focused on the defense of American freedom, security and rights.”

According to the article, Buchanan started using the phrase “America First — and Second, and Third” as far back as his 1990 National Interest essay.

Editor Ezra Wyrick tweeted Saturday, “I’m going to miss Pat Buchanan’s column. ‘Churchill, Hitler, and The Unnecessary War’ completely changed my perspective on WW2 long before I discovered Rothbard or any of the Austrian writers. A truly great man who deserves to enjoy his golden years!”

Columnist and author David Marcus wrote, “Pat Buchanan is why I’m a conservative. He’s also a very nice guy who gave me the business once for wearing jeans on the McLaughlin Group. ‘Thanks for dressing up, Dave.'”

Blogger John William Sherrod said, “America needs Pat Buchanan more than ever now. ‘A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.'”

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6 COMMENTS

  1. If the believers in this country would go to their knees and pray for this country, things could change.(The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much) James 5 : 16 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Buchanan was a man I supported though his presidential campaigns. He is a gifted debater, writer, and speaker. He is clearly at the top of his game among his peers. America screwed up for bailing on him to lead our country.
    The difference between him and Trump is, Buchanan is too humble to admit he was actually a stable genius, he has a bespoke gentleman’s honor and self-respect, and is far more intellectual than the clownish Trump could ever hope to be.
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    . Trump Derangement Syndrome is a socially engineered disease spread among misinformed, but well-intentioned individuals who formed a group led by a master manipulator who uses the gullible to satisfy his social climbing narcissism

  3. The difference between the conservative “movement”, for lack of a better word, that held onto its true principles and consequently was far more visionary and prophetic in its wisdom, if also far less popular among the powers that be, and the conservative “movement” that devolved into a sheer carney racket with folks like David Frum, Jen Rubin and Max Boot among its so-called members, can be summed up in two words. Two names, actually: Buchanan and Buckley. Because of his insatiable desire to be loved by the NYC-DC “intellectual class” that had deviated oh so minutely from the hard progressive left, Buckley opened the doors to a motley crew of ex-leftists, ex-liberals and the like who promptly changed the meaning of genuine American traditional patriotic conservatism into a mishmash of abstract universalist gobbledygook that had little meaning to actual American conservative voters. It is the primary reason a rather narcissistic boob like Donald Trump was ever elected to the highest office in the land, not that they will ever own up to it. It’s a very old human story. Visionaries like PJB are rarely appreciated in their lifetimes, never mind the prime years of their lives. Happy retirement. (But would greedily hope you have one last book in you, even if the column is done! God bless PJB.)

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