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Pat Buchanan - a man who says what he means,
and means what he says!

NOTE: Scroll down for latest additions -- and if you have a favorite PJB quote, include it with date and source and send it to Linda!

11/22/99 - CNN - Crossfire
"Well, look, the Log Cabin Club has denounced me repeatedly. I think they said they were glad I left the Republican Party. But I will say this, I had a fellow come up to me at a fund raiser in New York and he said, Pat, I just want to tell you, I am gay, and I support you because of your stand for life. Now, what do you think I should say? I said, welcome aboard to the campaign.

9/26/99 - CNN LATE EDITION
"Ronald Reagan was in my judgment the greatest president of the 20th century... Ronald Reagan in his heart was an economic nationalist. Who put those quotas on steel? Who put those quotas on Japanese autos? Who put tariffs on those Japanese motorcycles to save the Harley hog? That is an American."

9/24/99 - CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
"Do those attacking me realize they are defending the policies that produced World War II and the virtual annihilation of the Jewish population of Europe?"

9/19/99 - CBS - Face the Nation
"If there's quotas for one, should there be quotas for all? I say quotas for none. Let's have wide-open competition in Harvard and every other school. If you're going to put quotas for this group and that group, and the folks thrown out happen to be the folks who vote for Pat Buchanan, then why don't you have quotas for them? Let's have zero quotas on any college campus, all by open competition. If it's good for the Alabama -- the Alabama police, then why isn't it good for Harvard and Yale?"

9/17/99 - FOSTERS DAILY DEMOCRAT
On taking votes away from the Republican nominee:
"The assumption behind that question is that all the votes in 2000 belong to Republicans and Democrats � that they own them ... Votes belong to individual citizens, to the American people, none of whom have cast them yet."

9/14/99 - CBS This Morning
"The two national parties in Washington, DC, have become virtual Xerox copies of one another. They've got sort of a phony battle that goes on like professional wrestling, and then they all move on to the next town. I think a lot of Americans are fed up with politics as usual, and would like a real choice as we go into the new millennium."

9/12/99 - NBC: MEET THE PRESS
"I'm an Irish American and a German American and a Scot Irish American, but I put America first, and that I think is what all of us have to do.   And that's the whole idea of 'A Republic, Not an Empire'."

8/15/99 - FOX NEWS SUNDAY
PJB on the Iowa Straw Poll:
"My strength lies with those 500 Teamsters who came out there and who gave me a full-throated reception. And in that hall, it was my economic nationalism -- America first foreign policy -- that caused that crowd to give me what I think was the finest reception of the night."

8/5/99 - New York Daily News
Pat Buchanan on whether he's ever used cocaine:
"No to cocaine. No to marijuana. And a question mark over Jack Daniels."

04/18/99 - Arizona Republic
"Out in middle America, there is a new conservative, traditionalist, populist coalition waiting to be born... They are looking for a new patriotism that puts America first, a new conservatism that puts people first, and new priorities that stand for something higher than the bottom line on a balance sheet. They are looking for a vision and a cause."

08/14/99 - FROM PJB's SPEECH - IOWA STRAW POLL
"I just thought tonight, that I would want to leave with a thought that I remember reading in Teddy White's book that Jack Kennedy said...   And I want to say this especially to my wonderful folks over there in the Brigades...    Jack Kennedy in the final days of his campaign in 1960 quoted Lincoln. He said, "I know there is a God and I know he hates injustice. I see the storm coming and I know His hand is in it. But if there is a place and a part for me, I believe that I am ready"."

07/13/99 - CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
"When a man as conservative and principled as Bob Smith walks away from the Republican Party, perhaps the problem is not with Senator Smith, but with the Republican Establishment."

07/11/99 - FACE THE NATION
"I'm not signing any automatic loyalty oath to support the Republican nominee. In my judgment, the Republican establishment is virtually fixing this election. And those who say, quite frankly, there are no disagreements inside the Republican party are profoundly and deeply mistaken."

07/10/99 - DES MOINES REGISTER
"Will you come to the Iowa Republican straw poll on Aug.14 and cast a vote for me? Come on out to Ames, it's very important. We Republicans want real conservatism, not some hybrid."

07/07/99 - CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
"By failing to secure our bleeding borders, the Clinton/Gore Administration has neglected the first business of government -- protecting the rights and liberties of American citizens. America's most pressing foreign policy crisis is as close as our own Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona borders. It is the duty of our Commander in Chief to protect that frontier and defend our innocent citizens."

03/19/99 - CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE
"The Clinton/Gore Administration is sacrificing the U.S. steel industry on the altar of its failed policy of 'engagement' with the Communist Chinese government in Beijing. Moreover, the Clinton/Gore trade policy is now providing hard currency for the most ominous military buildup in Asia since imperial Japan's in the 1930s."

03/16/99 - LETTER TO CONGRESS
"If our party wishes to regain the loyalty of working Americans we knew in the 1980s, we must show that conservatism of the heart Ronald Reagan showed the steelworkers ... They do not ask for subsidies; they ask only that their government not allow foreign regimes to engage in illicit dumping to kill their jobs and destroy their towns."

11/18/98 - SPEECH - CHICAGO CFR
"We must start looking out for America first. As Andrew Jackson once declared: "We have been too long subject to the policy of [foreign] merchants. We need to become more Americanized, and instead of feeding the paupers and laborers of Europe�feed our own, or in a short time�we shall all be rendered paupers ourselves ... America First, and not only first, but second and third as well."

11/18/98 - SPEECH - CHICAGO CFR
"As you may have heard in my last campaign, I am called by many names. "Protectionist" is one of the nicer ones; but it is inexact. I am an economic nationalist. To me, the country comes before the economy; and the economy exists for the people. I believe in free markets, but I do not worship them. In the proper hierarchy of things, it is the market that must be harnessed to work for man - and not the other way around."


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