70 Facts About Pat Buchanan


Patrick Joseph Buchanan is an American paleoconservative author, political commentator, columnist, politician, and broadcaster.


Pat Buchanan is a major figure in the modern paleoconservative movement in America, and his writings, morals, values, and thinking have continued to influence many paleoconservatives.


At the 1992 Republican National Convention, Pat Buchanan delivered his "Culture War" speech in support of the nominated President Bush.


Pat Buchanan's campaign centered on non-interventionism in foreign affairs, opposition to illegal immigration, and opposition to the outsourcing of manufacturing from free trade.


Pat Buchanan selected educator and conservative activist Ezola Foster as his running-mate.


Pat Buchanan has been published in The Occidental Observer, Human Events, National Review, The Nation, and Rolling Stone.


Since 2006, Pat Buchanan has been a frequent contributor to VDARE.

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Pat Buchanan's father was of Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry, and his mother was of German descent.


Pat Buchanan had a great-grandfather who fought in the American Civil War in the Confederate States Army, which is why he is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.


William Baldwin Pat Buchanan was the name given to my father and by him to my late brother.


Pat Buchanan was born into a Catholic family and attended Catholic schools, including the Jesuit-run Gonzaga College High School.


Pat Buchanan earned his bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown, and received his draft notice after he graduated in 1960.


Pat Buchanan received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University in 1962, writing his thesis on the expanding trade between Canada and Cuba.


Pat Buchanan later said the embargo strengthened the communist regime and he turned against it.


Pat Buchanan was promoted to assistant editorial page editor in 1964 and supported Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign.


The Globe-Democrat did not endorse Goldwater, and Buchanan speculated there was a clandestine agreement between the paper and President Lyndon B Johnson.


Pat Buchanan served as an executive assistant in the Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander, and Mitchell law offices in New York City in 1965.


The highly partisan speeches Pat Buchanan wrote were consciously aimed at Richard Nixon's dedicated supporters, for which his colleagues soon nicknamed him Mr Inside.


Pat Buchanan traveled with Nixon throughout the campaigns of 1966 and 1968.


Pat Buchanan made a tour of Western Europe, Africa and, in the immediate aftermath of the Six-Day War, the Middle East.


Early on during Nixon's presidency, Pat Buchanan worked as a White House assistant and speechwriter for Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.


Pat Buchanan coined the phrase "Silent Majority," and helped shape the strategy that drew millions of Democrats to Nixon.


Pat Buchanan accompanied Nixon on his trip to China in 1972 and the summit in Moscow, Yalta and Minsk in 1974.


Pat Buchanan suggested that Nixon label Democratic opponent George McGovern an extremist and burn the White House tapes.


Pat Buchanan later argued that Nixon would have survived the Watergate scandal with his reputation intact if he had burnt the tapes.

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Pat Buchanan remained as a special assistant to Nixon through the final days of the Watergate scandal.


Pat Buchanan was not accused of wrongdoing, though some mistakenly suspected him of being Deep Throat.


Pat Buchanan told the panel: "The mandate that the American people gave to this president and his administration cannot, and will not, be frustrated or repealed or overthrown as a consequence of the incumbent tragedy".


When Nixon resigned in 1974, Pat Buchanan briefly stayed on as special assistant under incoming President Gerald Ford.


Pat Buchanan returned to his column and began regular appearances as a broadcast host and political commentator.


Pat Buchanan co-hosted a three-hour daily radio show with liberal columnist Tom Braden called the Buchanan-Braden Program.


Pat Buchanan delivered daily commentaries on NBC radio from 1978 to 1984.


Pat Buchanan started his TV career as a regular on The McLaughlin Group and CNN's Crossfire and The Capital Gang, making him nationally recognizable.


Pat Buchanan appeared most Sundays alongside John McLaughlin and the more liberal Newsweek journalist Eleanor Clift.


Pat Buchanan served as White House Communications Director from February 1985 to March 1987.


Pat Buchanan said the conservative movement needed a leader, but Buchanan was initially ambivalent.


Pat Buchanan failed to win any primaries, but finished a strong second in the New Hampshire primary and was regarded as forcing Bush to walk back his economic policies.


Pat Buchanan ran on a platform of immigration reduction and social conservatism, including opposition to multiculturalism, abortion, and gay rights.


The contents of Pat Buchanan's speech prompted his detractors to claim that the speech alienated moderate voters from the Bush-Quayle ticket.


Bay Buchanan serves as the Vienna, VA-based foundation's president and Pat is its chairman.


Pat Buchanan returned to radio as host of Pat Buchanan and Company, a three-hour talk show for Mutual Broadcasting System on July 5,1993.


Pat Buchanan made another attempt to win the Republican nomination in the 1996 primaries.


Pat Buchanan contested the Republican nomination from Dole's right, voicing his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Pat Buchanan told the conservative Manchester Union Leader he believed Pratt.


Pat Buchanan defeated Dole by about 3,000 votes, bettering his 1992 second-place finish in the February New Hampshire primary.

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Pat Buchanan was endorsed by conservative Phyllis Schlafly, among others.


Pat Buchanan won three other states, and finished only slightly behind Dole in the Iowa caucus.


Pat Buchanan declared that, if Dole were to choose a pro-choice running mate, he would run as the US Taxpayers Party candidate.


Pat Buchanan began a series of books with 1998's The Great Betrayal.


Ultimately, when the Federal Elections Commission ruled Pat Buchanan was to receive ballot status as the Reform candidate, as well as about $12.6 million in federal campaign funds secured by Perot's showing in the 1996 election, Pat Buchanan won the nomination.


Pat Buchanan had some progressive positions that I thought would be helpful to the common man.


Pat Buchanan supported the nomination of Donald Trump, who ran on many of the same positions that Pat Buchanan ran on twenty years prior, as Republican presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential election.


Just hours after his talk show debuted, Pat Buchanan was a guest on the premiere of MSNBC's short-lived Donahue program.


Host Phil Donahue and Pat Buchanan debated the separation of church and state.


Pat Buchanan called Donahue "dictatorial" and said that the host got his job through affirmative action.


Pat Buchanan occasionally filled in on the nightly show Scarborough Country during its run on MSNBC.


Pat Buchanan was a frequent guest and co-host of Morning Joe as well as Hardball and The Rachel Maddow Show.


In September 2009, Pat Buchanan wrote an MSNBC opinion column defending Adolf Hitler.


Pat Buchanan had used the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland to argue that the United Kingdom should not have declared war on Nazi Germany.


In October 2011, Pat Buchanan was indefinitely suspended from MSNBC as a contributor after the publication of his book Suicide of a Superpower.


In 2002, Pat Buchanan partnered with former New York Post editorial page editor Scott McConnell and journalist Taki Theodoracopulos to found The American Conservative, a new magazine intended to promote traditional conservative viewpoints on economic, immigration and foreign policies.


Since 2006, Pat Buchanan has been a frequent contributor to VDARE, a far right website and blog founded by anti-immigration activist and paleo-conservative Peter Brimelow.


Around 1982, Pat Buchanan began to defend Cleveland auto-worker John Demjanjuk against the charge that Demjanjuk was a Nazi war criminal nicknamed "Ivan the Terrible" responsible for the mass murder of Jews at Treblinka.


Pat Buchanan claimed Demjanjuk was the victim of mistaken identity and possibly the victim of a plot by the Soviet Union.


Pat Buchanan supported President Reagan's plan to visit a German military cemetery at Bitburg in 1985, where among buried Wehrmacht soldiers were the graves of 48 Waffen SS members.

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Pat Buchanan once argued Treblinka "was not a death camp but a transit camp used as a 'pass-through point' for prisoners".


When George Will challenged him on the issue on TV in December 1991, Pat Buchanan did not reply.


Pat Buchanan called for the civilization of "barbarians" by putting the "fear of death" in them.


Pat Buchanan married White House staffer Shelley Ann Scarney in 1971.


Pat Buchanan identifies as a traditionalist Catholic who attends Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, and strongly defended Summorum Pontificum.