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September 2, 2005 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Pat Buchanan calls for Bush's impeachment Pat Buchanan says Bush should be impeached for his failure to enforce immigration laws. Is he just trying to have something to say on the McLaughlin Group?
posted by stevefromsparks (26 comments total)

 
Buchanan's views often conflict with the GOP's official talking points. He's been ostracized from the party, more or less, and relegated to doing speaking gigs and punditry for folding money. My bet's on the second option.
posted by Rothko at 2:18 PM on September 2, 2005


I'm all for impeaching Bush, but over immigration laws? Huh?
posted by davy at 2:20 PM on September 2, 2005


Jack Van Impe getting mad at Pat Robertson? Pat Buchanan calling for the impeachment of Bush?

It's a topsy-turvy world, I tells ya.
posted by thanotopsis at 2:21 PM on September 2, 2005


Buchanan's been down on Bush and the mainstream republican party in general for several years now.

In fact I'd be very surprised to learn that this was the first time Buchanan had called for his impeachment.
posted by mragreeable at 2:28 PM on September 2, 2005


Bush just likes Mexicans, one thing I agree with him about. These Lou Dobbs/Bucannan xenophobes types can suck it. They'll never have their way because most Americans just don't care.

And honestly, who has the energy to get worked up over something like this at this point in time?
posted by delmoi at 2:34 PM on September 2, 2005


Right dance, wrong song.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:34 PM on September 2, 2005


I want Bush impeached too, but over immigration law?

I have trouble thinking of a dumber reason.
posted by mosch at 2:46 PM on September 2, 2005


Well at least someone finally got the idea
posted by wheelieman at 3:04 PM on September 2, 2005


Who Lost New Orleans? "George Bush, of course, and he will go down for it." His latest syndicated column.

So if the neocons are liberals who were mugged by reality, what are conservatives mugged by neocons?
posted by dhartung at 3:50 PM on September 2, 2005


the Bush Administration?
posted by kaemaril at 4:03 PM on September 2, 2005


Yeah. I remember the first time I dropped acid. heh.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:11 PM on September 2, 2005


Big Business likes lax immigration enforcement because it gives them cheap labor who can't sue if they are hurt or injured.

Politicians like Big Business because they get money from them.

The people who could change this situation are benefiting from it. Don't hold your breath waiting for change.
posted by Jatayu das at 4:28 PM on September 2, 2005


Seconded!

...looks around... wait, am I too late?
posted by psmealey at 4:56 PM on September 2, 2005


Gallup Refuses To Run Poll Asking Americans If Bush Should Be Impeached--
Independent democrats say Gallup's response is dishonest and the company is using a double standard when considering the nationwide poll run during the Clinton presidency.

posted by amberglow at 5:23 PM on September 2, 2005


"What are these Bush Republicans afraid of? Dirty looks from the help at the country club?"
Wow, Pat.

Buchanan, much as I like the idea of having a traditional conservative voice in the media, would eat his spleen on live TV if it stayed in the news cycle for a week.
That said, I'm always disappointed when he doesn't really run against mainstream Republicans. He'd split off some of their base, but he's too much of a sissy.

(Best joke: Did you hear that Buchanan's father died in a concentration camp? He fell off one of the guard towers.)
posted by klangklangston at 5:24 PM on September 2, 2005


These Lou Dobbs/Bucannan xenophobes types can suck it

Xenophobe = those who believe in the enforcement of immigration law? Count me in! And please, jerk your knee a little more, I thought you were sleeping.

That said, I'm always disappointed when he doesn't really run against mainstream Republicans.

If you mean run as in for office, he did - -as a 2000 Reform Party candidate, remember?

And honestly, who has the energy to get worked up over something like this at this point in time?


Do you have a meter with which you parcel out discrete packets of interest and energy? Like an FPS health bar?
posted by undule at 5:41 PM on September 2, 2005


Buchanan got slimed by Bush I's dirty tricks squad the last time he ran for the Republican nomination ('88? '92?). W, if I recall, was the party loyalty enforcer, herding the faithful back to the fold. The two men have a hatred for each other that is far deeper than either's commitment to conservative principles or the Republican party.
posted by swell at 5:41 PM on September 2, 2005


Xenophobe = those who believe in the enforcement of immigration law? Count me in!

That's right, suck it xenophobe.

Do you have a meter with which you parcel out discrete packets of interest and energy? Like an FPS health bar?

Yes.
posted by delmoi at 6:18 PM on September 2, 2005


It is a dark day indeed - I agree with Pat Buchanan on something. Of course, if it will get rid of that fuckwit, I'm all for it. Remember folks, Capone was taken down for tax evasion, not being a murdering gangster. The former does not negate the latter
posted by eclectist at 8:06 PM on September 2, 2005


That's right, suck it xenophobe

Please leave me out of it. I'm just a harmless demilitarized ROU and spend most of my time delivering messages nowadays.

Pat Buchanan blows goats. I have proof.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:15 PM on September 2, 2005


Please leave me out of it. I'm just a harmless demilitarized ROU and spend most of my time delivering messages nowadays.

You're one of "the good ones". :P
posted by delmoi at 9:03 PM on September 2, 2005


Actually, it is a national security problem, but not for the reason that Buchanan lists. Turns out that when illegals are caught, mexicans are sent back to mexico, but other nationalilitys are accepted by mexico. So they get a court date and are turned loose. And of course 90% don't show up for that court date. So basically we only deport people who are unlikely to be terrorists.
posted by 445supermag at 7:02 AM on September 3, 2005


Excuse me, reading the linked boston globe article I find it's 98% that don't show up for court.
posted by 445supermag at 7:05 AM on September 3, 2005


I'm just a harmless demilitarized ROU and spend most of my time delivering messages nowadays.

Doesn't that make you a Very Fast Picket?
posted by terpsichoria at 8:11 AM on September 3, 2005


VFP is my slave name, dude. Don't call me that or I'll... fuck, I'll go by really fast. I really miss my effectors and CAM-dusters...
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:06 AM on September 3, 2005


I don't care why Bush is impeached. Just impeach him now. Impeach Cheney now. And let the long-delayed indictments begin!
posted by bshock at 9:56 AM on September 3, 2005


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