Tag Archives: Pat Buchanan

Dan Phillips: The Reform Party’s Branding Problem and Election 2016

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Dan Phillips, also known as Red Phillips, is a longtime IPR contributor. He published the following article today at EconomicPopulist.org:

Recently I wrote an article regarding Darcy Richardson’s candidacy for the Reform Party nomination. Well a funny thing happened at the Reform Party Convention last weekend. Instead of picking a nominee, they postpone the decision until 8 Aug.… Read more ...

Trump, now claiming ignorance, once cited David Duke for why he left Reform Party in 2000

The third-party pasts of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have been brought up intermittently as they seek this year’s major-party nominations. In Sander’s case, it was the radicalism of his 1970s Liberty Union platform that included abolition of the CIA and total rejection of all gun control laws, and his independent campaigns in the 1980s against Democratic nominees.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan Addresses Donald Trump’s Proposed Moratorium on Muslim Immigration

Yesterday, the Reform Party’s 2000 presidential nominee Pat Buchanan, whose long history with current Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was documented here last July, wrote a column for World Net Daily on Trump’s recent proposal to halt Muslim immigration into the United States:

Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.

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Buchanan-Trump Embrace Recalls 2000 Reform Party Race

In 1999, Saturday Night Live parodied the battle between paleoconservative icon Pat Buchanan and entrepreneur Donald Trump for control of Ross Perot’s Reform Party.  Social issues dominated the debate as Trump and Buchanan both sought the party’s presidential nomination.  Today, more than 15 years later, the two are finding common ground as Trump mounts a Republican presidential campaign that may ultimately lead to an Independent run.… Read more ...

Pat Buchanan Reviews Ralph Nader’s New Book

On his website last Friday, paleoconservative writer Patrick J. Buchanan gave a positive review of consumer advocate Ralph Nader’s latest book: Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.  The book identifies several areas where leftists can work with rightists to combat “Corporate Statism.”

The author Nader, best known for his 1965 book Unsafe at Any Speed, successfully lobbied Congress to pass safety and performance regulations aimed at protecting consumers in the 60’s and 70’s.  … Read more ...

Howard Phillips Retires

According to HowardPhillips.com, Howard Phillips retired on January 11 as chairman of the Conservative Caucus, which he founded in 1974.

Howard Phillips, founder of The Conservative Caucus (TCC) and its Chairman since 1974, has resigned, saying that recent health problems required that he “direct my energies on my health, my family life, my spiritual priorities, and my writings.”

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ConstitutionParty.com: “Why I support the CP”

The latest update from ConstitutionParty.com, featuring statements from their supporters on what drew them to the Constitution Party. As far as I can tell, this latest installment does not feature the author’s name, unlike past posts in this series.

I am from Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Political Science (focus on International Relations).… Read more ...

Politics in the Zeros, Antiwar.com and Infoshop News on the effects of Marxist sects on the Anti-war and Pro-immigration movements

Bob Morris in Politics in the Zeros:

Why is the antiwar movement stalled?

In two words: the left

So says Raimondo at Antiwar.com. He is scathing against leftie ideologues who don’t want a right-left coalition to fight against the insane wars of the US because that might cut into their already absurdly small power bases.

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Pat Buchanan: ‘Ron Paul’s hour’

Pat Buchanan was the Reform Party presidential candidate in 2000, and Ron Paul was the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1988. Posted in The American Conservative:

The decades-long campaign of Ron Paul to have the Government Accountability Office do a full audit of the Federal Reserve now has 313 sponsors in the House.… Read more ...

Political world reacts to news Lou Dobbs may run for President

Some collected articles with various points of view on the recent announcement by former CNN news anchor Lou Dobbs that he may run for President of the United States, separately from the Democratic Party or the Republican Party:

(excerpt from) Politico

…Even independent political operatives less ideologically aligned with Dobbs — Buchanan, like Dobbs, is an immigration hawk — say he represents an enormous opportunity for foes of the two-party system.

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Former IPR writer publishes book

Many of our long-time readers will remember the name of former writer, friend of IPR, frequent commenter, and source of wisdom: Peter Orvetti. He has published a book of his memoirs entitled “Reconciliation: A half-life“. Although this book is not strictly concerned with third parties or independent candidates, there are a number of episodes which mention the Reform Party and Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Ron Paul 2012 On MSNBC

Posted to IPR by Paulie

Ron Paul’s potential 2012 run is in the Republican Party, however, both Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan have run as alternative party presidential candidates in the past (Ron Paul as a Libertarian in 1988, Pat Buchanan as Reform Party in 2000) and Ron Paul is still heavily involved in alternative party politics.… Read more ...