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Tuesday, July 21, 2009


MSNBC political analyst, Pat Buchanan, recently appeared on the Rachel Maddow show and proceeded to make claims about Judge Sotomayor and affirmative action that were simply not true. In addition to that, he angrily asserted that only white men built this country, and only white men served in its wars.

Why this angry white bigot continues to show up on the teevee is still a mystery to me. In this video, Rachel Maddow takes each of Pat Buchanan's irresponisble and inaccurate claims and unconditionally refutes them.

Maddow even reveals a memo Buchanan wrote to President Nixon in which he urges Mr. Nixon to fill a Supreme Court vacancy with a white Catholic--in other words, as you will see, Buchanan suggests that Nixon use affirmative action in nominating someone to fill a vacant seat on the Court.

(Old bigots never die, they just scream loudly when caught in lies and misrepresentations.)

On another note. It appears that certain groups on the right are having a complete mental breakdown, as reported by this conservative blogger.


Lynne said...

I LOVE Rachel Maddow. I also have a newfound disgust of Pat Buchanan.

Christopher said...

Rachel is extremely smart and well educated.

I blogged Pat "Hitler was a victim" Buchanan's appearance on her program last week and the responses from my readers was stunning.

Apparently, Pat and his nutty sister, Bey, play tag team, roaming across cable news to vocally uphold the rights of white, heterosexual, Christian conservatives.

Pat and Bey, view Murika through the lense of the 1950's, seemingly unable or unwilling to accept the fact that this country has changed. They're dinosaurs.

dmarks said...

Christopher: ....Pat "Hitler was a victim" Buchanan's...

It's not just dead Nazis that Buchanan bends over backwards to defend. He even wants remaining Nazi war criminals (such as Ivan Nikolayevich Demjanjuk) to escape justice, and he paints Demjanjunk as a "victim" also.

James' Muse said...

I read the article you linked. Hilariously scary.

Coy860 said...

Are Lynne, Sue and Christopher related?
Because they are all NUTS!

On the lighter side:

Donald Duck and Daisy Duck were spending the night together in a hotel room and Donald wanted to have sex with Daisy.

The first thing Daisy asked was, 'Do you have a condom?'

Donald frowned and said, 'No.'

Daisy told Donald that if he didn't get a condom, they could not have sex.

'Maybe they sell them at the front desk,' she suggested.
So Donald went down to the lobby and asked the hotel clerk if they had condoms.

'Yes, we do,' the clerk said and pulled a box out from under the counter and gave it to Donald.

The clerk asked, 'Would you like me to put them on your bill?

'No!' Donald quacked, 'I'll thuffocate'

James' Muse said...


TRUTH 101 said...

Coy was in his/her? own inimitable way, advocating safe sex. A sound liberal cause Coy. I wish you good luck.

dmarks said...

Coy: If Jocelyn Elders were in charge, there's a good chance Donald would be able to breathe. She advocated sending out damaged/holey condoms along with good ones and not telling anyone about it (on account that knowledge that the condoms were ineffective might scare people).

(I got the facts about Elders from C-Span, although from the subject matter, this comment might be one for Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre.. Already getting a bit daffy in here.

A Proud Leftwinger said...

Lynne said...

I LOVE Rachel Maddow. I also have a newfound disgust of Pat Buchanan.

Lynne, the foul mouthed comments that I've seen you write all over the blogs make you incredibly lacking in respectability in character or behavior.

Lynne said...

Dear Proud Leftwinger: I haven't commented on anyone's blog except Right is Right and none of them are nasty (although she deletes me anyway) NONE. It has been confirmed by sitemeters and traffic feed monitor thingys that those comments are not mine. Someone is commenting as me (I actually can't believe they are still doing it) which is quite sick.

Arthurstone said...

Patrick Buchanan has an audience. There is a rich vein of nativism running through this country and the love their bigots. And what do you know. A very great many find their home in the ever-shrinking GOP tent. Liz Cheney even blames Obama for infuriating the 'Birthers' by implying the President is somehow weak in defending US interests. The fruit never falls far from the tree.

And Henry Louis Gates, arrested in his own home.

You cannot make this s**t up.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

God, I just love it when all you compassionate, caring Libs get together for a good bitch-slapping session. Does my heart good.

Arthurstone said...

See what I mean?

dmarks said...

Arthur: I might read him sometimes. Perhaps only to find the one column of his out of sixty that I agree with. Or maybe because he gives me that warm nostagia feeling for 1940 when there were so many in the US arguing, like Buchanan does now, how nice Hitler was and how it was nobody's business how he took care of his "Jewish problem").

The Gates arrest? How DARE a man enter his own home. How DARE he. And isn't asking a police officer for his badge and name a violation of homeland security?

(It's tempting to make racial hay out of this, but sometimes there are just some very bad cops out there regardless of the race of the victim. Look at this more serious incident in Minnesota, white on white, which happened about the same time).

Paul said...

Is it in their DNA? What is it about Irishman and being a bigot (too many of them on TV, Bill O'Reilly, Pat Buchanan, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Glenn Beck), on the one hand Pat Buchanan, slams Sotomayor because her Yale grades, her experience on the courts are not valid because they were handed to her because of her race or she real did not even earn it, on the other hand he adamantly supports Palin because of her accomplished background, please, what a joke, he is an Irish bigot, plain and simple, like most of his thoughts.