Maddow rips Republican Pat Buchanan a new one!
According to Pat Buchanan – “White men built this country”.
That is, they built everything except the roads, the canals, the farms, the railroads, and the economy which was based on slave labor…
The issue here isn’t Pat’s racism, of which there are ample examples – the issue is why this has any currency in the mainstream anymore. Pat is identifying the Republican Party as the “White People’s Party” in opposition to the “Mud People’s Party” AKA – the Democrats.
Pat is a true conservative.
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Pat’s sob story for white guys would be touching, except for a question Maddow doesn’t ask. If white guys feel disadvantaged by the appointment of Sotomayor as one of 9 Justices on the Supreme Court…
Exactly how do black and brown people feel about a court dominated by conservative racists like Roberts, Scalia, Alito, and Uncle Clarence?
I mean – as a black person I know there isn’t a freaking prayer of getting a fair trial from a conservative appointed judge. That is part of the “Black Tax” of being a citizen of this country – and it doesn’t really matter whether you are appearing before the Court in a criminal or Civil case. If you are a businessman, part of the “Black Tax” is the fact that you have less of a chance in winning a Patent Infringement or Contract Dispute against a white owned corporation – for no other reason than your color…
Simply because of those conservative, white, male Judges – regardless of the merit of your case.
And that doesn’t even get into a Jury Trial.
So what Pat is really saying, is racism and discrimination only count if it is against white men – even if, as in this case, the only evidence against Justice Sotomayor is the fact she isn’t a white male.
July 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM
I saw that, Rachel did okay, and would have did better, but she didn’t want to be rude or disrespectful to Pat’s seniority, it seemed. Yet, she did admantly dissassociate herself with his views. But Bob Shrum, on the other hand, wanted to eat him alive just moments ago. However Pat the racist relic was buffered by Andrea Mitchell. I really don’t understand why they keep Pat’s twisted personality alive. There is no true redemption on his part, at all. He and Bay are slime. I also think Bay and Donna have severed their relationship.
July 18, 2009 at 9:42 AM
I have to admit my utter amusement watching these bitter white men having a collective fit about the Obama presidency.
July 18, 2009 at 10:02 AM
It’s the best show on television!
July 20, 2009 at 6:50 AM
Yeah, but check out his sister:
July 20, 2009 at 8:38 AM
Bay serves as Pat’s hitwoman. It’s not surprising. The surprising part is why would MSNBC even give her air time.
July 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM
Is it a money thing? Better ratings? Does the controversy sell?
July 20, 2009 at 12:37 PM
July 21, 2009 at 4:18 PM
Rachel did a great follow-up, BT. I’m not sure if you’ve seen it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/21/maddow-demolishes-buchana_n_241812.html
July 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM
Dayam! Maddow ripped Buchanan a new one!