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Thu May 5, 2016, 09:12 AM

 

Heard on NPR this morning (Watch out - left turn ahead for the GOP) [View all]

Now before you go and flame this post as RW propaganda, first, remember that is was reported on NPR via WSKG in Binghamton.

This is a warning as to what cards the Republicans have up their sleeves.


Second, bear in mind that Trump has, almost by definition as a non-politician (up until now) no foreign policy backstory to defend. He can paint himself any foreign policy color he wishes - at possible great expense to a hawkish Democratic candidate.

Finally - there is an entire new generation of voters who do not know some of the old names in American political commentary. A 20-something voter is NOT going to dismiss a soundbite heard on the radio as coming from a right-wing-nut if he/she has no idea who the person is.

Scenario: I was driving my younger son (age 20) to work this morning. We were engaged in conversation until a voice I have not heard from in quite a while came on the radio.

It was not Trump's voice.

"Why does the United States have to be up in Russia's face? We don't live there. Going forward into the next presidency, we should encourage the nations that do 'live there' to take the lead in their own defense. We should mind our interests and our treaty obligations and provide support to free nations, not be the world's policeman."

Quoted from memory as best I can remember - it was about an hour ago that I heard this.

The commentator was Pat Buchanan.

My son has no idea who Pat Buchanan is. He asked me 'Dad, I guess that guy does not like war?'

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