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Pat Buchanan: Will elites blow up the GDP?
Howard Richman, 12/15/2015

Pat Buchanan had a great commentary yesterday called Will Elites Blow Up the GOP? about the discussions within the Republican establishment about how they could deny the nomination to Donald Trump. Here's how Buchanan concludes:

What the Republican collectivity has to realize is that it is they and the policies they produced that are the reason Trump, Carson and Cruz currently hold an overwhelming majority of Republican votes.

It was the elites of both parties who failed to secure our borders and brokered the trade deals that have de-industrialized America and eviscerated our middle class.

It was the elites of both parties who got us into these idiotic wars that have blown up the Middle East, cost us trillions of dollars, thousands of dead, and tens of thousands of wounded among our best and bravest.

That Republican elites would sit around a dinner table on Capitol Hill and discuss how to frustrate the rising rebellion against what they have done to America, and decide among themselves who shall lead us, is astonishing.

To borrow from the Gipper, they are not the solution to our problems. They are the problem.

Meanwhile, Trump is leading the field with about 40% of the vote. He has been moving the polls on all of the issues that he addresses, from imbalanced trade, to illegal immigration, to Muslim immigration, to gun control. He knows how to explain things to the American people in plain language that they understand. If he gets nominated, he'll beat Hillary easily in a landslide. Maybe that's what scares the Republican elites most of all.

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