Pat Buchanan Just Knows That God Is On Putin’s Side

PatrickjbuchananWhen last we heard from right-wing pundit Pat Buchanan, he was getting fired from MSNBC, largely for being his obnoxious self. That has deterred Buchanan from continuing his screeds, although from a smaller soap box. His latest: an essay in a conservative journal praising Vladimir Putin for defending the type of civilization that Buchanan cherishes: a homophobic one.

“Whose side is God on now?” Buchanan asks rhetorically, in the belief that he and God are on the same page. In Buchanan’s through-the-looking-glass world, Russia is now the land of Christianity and Obama’s America is the Marxist-Leninist hell.

“Putin is saying the new ideological struggle is between a debauched West led by the United States and a traditionalist world Russia would be proud to lead.” Buchanan proclaims. “In the new war of beliefs, Putin is saying, it is Russia that is on God’s side. The West is Gomorrah.”

Buchanan clearly agrees. His reasoning (to use the term loosely) is impossible to follow, including random quotes from journalists, a mini-lecture on why Moscow is the new Byzantium and references to Pope John Paul II, because the current pope is obviously a weak sister. Still, one theme is constant: Putin is standing up to Western decadence, of which LGBT equality is a major sign.

What are democracy’s moral crimes? “The West’s capitulation to a sexual revolution of easy divorce, rampant promiscuity, pornography, homosexuality, feminism, abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, assisted suicide — the displacement of Christian values by Hollywood values.”
Yes, we’ve all seen those movies in which a gay couple get married at an abortion clinic and then pull the feeding tube from Grandma on the way to the reception.

Buchanan illustrates the ongoing problem with the hard-core right. They prefer authoritarianism to democracy. They probably have all along, but being on the losing side of the argument has brought that preference to the fore.

(H/t: Mediaite)

Photo credit: Bbsrock


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  • SteveDenver

    What would be the response from conservatives if a prominent Democrat favored Russia over the U.S.?

    He who stirs the shitpot should be made to lick the spoon.

  • aequalitasTN

    People like this who just love Russia’s “morality” need to take a closer look at Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union; this so called freedom and morality in Russia goes something like this: no freedom of the press (sorry,Pat, we would never hear your “great” line of bs if the Kremlin didn’t approve it first), alien and sedition laws, rampant crime, companies unchecked by the law climbing to enormous wealth on the backs of the majority of Russians, an unrestrained sex slave trade, lynch mobs, major inequality in employment among the sexes, a dramatic increase of narcotics, a substantial spike in alcohol poisoning (#1 cause of death in Russia in 2012). Why, these people are just the most moral nation on the face of the earth, especially since they got that dastardly population of LGBT folks under control! And their great leader Putin, well he just makes Jesus look shabby, because he is just clearly the greatest and most moral individual ever to grace the face of the earth with his presence.

    Give me a freakin break Pat! Go survive a day in Russia without your wealth, working like a normal Russian and then report back to us about the country’s “greatness.”

  • Mezaien

    @SteveDenver: Hahahaaha, couldn`t be more right!. AND for Israel, Taiwan, and other countries the republican will stab you in the back.

  • egourena

    Why doesn`t he go live in Russia instead then? I am sure in this side of the Atlantic we would not miss him.

  • Cam


    Exactly, apparently conservatives hate this country right?

  • tjr101

    Why don’t these right-wingers move to Russia if they love it so much. I think we should all contribute to buying one-way tickets to Moscow for these fools. Both America and to a lesser extent Russia would benefit from this.

  • Ben Dover

    Yeah, I can see Pat living in a nice dacha over there. And I’m looking forward to Pat’s conversion to Orthodox Christianity. Probably like George Constanza, he’s also impressed by the big hats!

  • Ben Dover

    (sorry, sp) – George Costanza: “The hats convey that solemn religious look you want in a faith. Very pious.”

  • IvanPH

    I guess “God” is fine with Russia having one of the HIGHEST divorce and abortion rates in the entire world.

  • Kieran

    I don’t think CNN and MSNBC got rid of Pat Buchanan because he is a homophobe. Buchanan has been a dedicated homophobe as far back as anyone can remember and nobody seemed to care. Homophobes are all over talk AM radio, the most egregious example being the rabid hate peddler Michael Savage on WABC.

    I think they got rid of Buchanan because they didn’t like his so-called “isolationist” foreign policy views. Buchanan was one of the few people employed by the corporate newsmedia that actually questioned whether it was a good idea for America to be World Policeman.

  • jmmartin

    Pat shows a great ignorance of history. Putin worked his way up as an underling in the KGB, doing the sort of favors minor mafiosi do in the U.S., rising up through the ranks, assisting in the assassinations of enemies both perceived and possible, including Russian Orthodox congregants and, probably, a dissident clergyman or two. Putin cannot be compared to any president, much less Obama. Pat wants Armageddon and Rapture so that he can go to meet his Lord and Savior. Most of us hope he leaves his keys in the Mercedes when we pull up behind it at a light and read the bumper sticker saying IN CASE OF RAPTURE THIS CAR WILL BE EMPTY. That’s one; the other bumper sticker says NOT PERFECT, JUST SAVED. Actually, the first part is 100% true and may be confirmed by the use of reason, foregoing the fallacies born of fuzzy thinking filtered through a lot of worthless religulous dogma.

  • Garth

    Talk about having his head up his ass !

  • Desert Boy

    I wonder where Pat keeps the wig he wears when he’s impersonating his rightwing shrew of a sister, Bey Buchanan?

  • lezertje2002

    I think i’s about time that the Good Lord himsélf invites All of these narrowminded fools on a nice hight tea to explain exactly what HE thinks about theire thoughts. And while we’re at it, just one little question regarding their beliefs, the Christian ones, that is, like Mr. B;
    If Jesus has died to forgive us our sins, we cannot sin anymore, no matter what we do, otherwise His death would have been in vain. You don’t have to earn forgiveniess, Jesus died for our sins according to the Bible, and that’s all. So,Pattyboy; surely you’re no claiming that Jesus’s death was just a ‘plain’ death? You’re going straight to hell if you do! Oh well, at least you won’t be alone there, Vlad will be there also, you can have a nice BBQ, roasting your beliefs!

  • Billysees


    Good comment.

    Super-sad that there are others who’ve made similar praise comments about Putin.

  • damon459

    Why does this site keep giving these people the publicity they so desperately seek? It’s like feeding trolls, if you feed them they will just keep coming back for more. Stop feeding the trolls Queerty, they don’t need your attention. If you ignore them they will fade away. In hollywood they say there is no such thing as bad publicity.

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