This week on the McLaughlin Group, Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Mortimer Zuckerman and Tom Rogan debate Republicans big win, the economy, Obama’s global stature and Hillary.
At one point in the discussion, Pat Buchanan said that Tuesday vote was a vote of no confidence in the president, who is only still in power thanks to the American system of government.
“Barack Obama was rejected and repudiated,” Buchanan said. “If he had been prime minister of Great Britain, considering all the losses of seats he had, he would have resigned by now and he would be gone.”
He went on to criticize the Washington pundits and media class, both of whom seem to focus on how much the Republicans can cooperate with the president to get things done, when in reality, they were elected to stop him from doing what he is doing.
“But this city is somewhat in denial. They say the country has told Republicans to go back to Washington and work with Barack Obama,” he added. “The country said the exact opposite. They rewarded Republicans for standing up and hammering Obama repeatedly. They punished the Democrats for working with Obama. So, I think if there is any mandate here it is for Republicans to go back and put forward their own positive agenda based on their own principles.”