Pat Buchanan Thinks God Is On Putin’s Side

Pat Buchanan is pretty sure that God is smiling down on the Russians.

Buchanan continued to heap praise on Vladimir Putin in his latest syndicated column published this week.

Just as he did late last year, Buchanan gushed over Putin for “standing against a decadent West.”

What gave Buchanan a thrill up his leg this time was Putin’s defense of the annexation of Crimea, wherein the autocrat declared Russia to be a Christian nation.

“Heard any Western leader, say, Barack Obama, talk like that lately?” Buchanan wrote.

In a column published in December, Buchanan wondered if he had a fellow culture warrior in Putin.

The nativist commentator and former Republican presidential candidate seems to have gotten his answer.

“In the new war of beliefs, Putin is saying, it is Russia that is on God’s side,” Buchanan wrote. “The West is Gomorrah.”

According to Buchanan, Putin is “tapping into the worldwide revulsion of and resistance to the sewage of a hedonistic secular and social revolution coming out of the West.”

Buchanan lamented 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.”

And he even encouraged Putin to wage a war with the West “not with rockets,” but instead “a cultural, social, moral war.”

What really impresses Buchanan is Russia’s ban on so-called “gay propaganda.” The measure, signed into law last year, has caused a number of American social conservatives to fawn over Putin. But no one has a case of Putin lust quite like Buchanan.

“In the new ideological Cold War, whose side is God on now?” Buchanan wrote in closing.

It sounds like he already knows the answer.

h/t Media Matters

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: