Buchanan sees ‘war’ within conservatism

“Pat Buchanan speaks of American conservatism in the past tense. ‘The conservative movement has passed into history,’ (he says).” (Washington Times) Great lead sentence. However, I don’t think people should take heart, because what, in Robertson’s term, passes for conservatism these days has an unprecedented stranglehold on American political theater these days, even if Buchanan’s wing is going to fade out of the picture. And if you had any doubts about that, wait and see who is left standing tomorrow after the shootout over the filibuster.