July 17, 2009

Pat Buchanan Justifies 108 of 110 Supreme Court Justices Being White ... Gets Slapped Down by Rachel Maddow


Villagers will recall that Pat Buchanan was upset with African Americans because of lack of gratitude to white folks.

Buchanan is consistent in his bigotry.

He calmly justifies the fact that 108 of the 110 people appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States were white. Buchanan feels that this 99% whites-only SCOTUS record is justified because 'This has been a country built, basically, by white folks'.






I am proud that Rachel Maddow didn't accept his racist diatribe. She gave it back to him as any proud American should. Much props to Rachel!





Am I the only one who thinks that Pat Buchanan is unfit for consumption on national television? The scary thing is that he must represent people out in America that believe the same way that he does. Am I the only one scared of Pat Buchanan?

6 comments:

SjP said...

Buchanan and others like him just don't know what to do now that they see that the world does not revolve around them. They are afraid. And fear makes you do crazy and stupid things. Fear can also show your true colors which is exactly what Buchanan has truly done now.

MacDaddy said...

In a way, we should thank the Buchannons of the world for helping us to shed any illusion of a post-racial society after the election of a black man as president of the United States.

Personally, I don't watch Hardball or the Rachel Maddow show precisely because he's on them a lot. I tend to watch news on PBS and BBC, where they have real journalists and quality interviewers like Gwen Ifill.

msladydeborah said...

Am I scared of Pat Buchanan? HELL NO!

What has he said that I haven't heard before? NOTHING!

He sounds just like every other bigot who has been born and bred in the United States. He's not preaching a new doctorate on the subject of Affirmative Action, race or gender.

There has been a lot of buzz about this segement of Rachel's show. Also a lot of calls for Pat to be removed from MSNBC. I don't agree with that idea.

It won't stop the theory from being what it is. There is a generation of Black Americans who have never had to deal with this type of in-your-face racism and sexism. Removing him from the airwaves might spare a viewer from the exposure-but as long as he is upfront and keeping it real from his perspective the opportunity to develop ways to counter that line of thought exist. Removing him won't stop that line of thought from continuing to circulate in this society.

He is a member of a dying breed of Americans. They cannot see this nation as it has evolved because their place in this society is headed downward.

Marvalus said...

I also don't agree with having Buchanan removed...I say let him remain and continue to "share" his views. Sometimes you need to let the ignorance speak so you can know where it is at all times.

We cannot keep running away from the Buchanan's of the world...the only way to confront them is to see them daily and see their faces and show them that the world is moving on.

marci said...

i kind of like my racists front and centre where i can see them... however there is so much racist talk going on it's now becoming white noise - pardon my french... some of it is enlightening for want of a better word.. and can be used for good on one hand - fighting the bigotry one battle at a time..
but..
there must come a point where something is done about it.. it seems the repubs are pushing and pushing - some of the talk is down right treasonous which is where the danger lies if it is not put to bed..

Villager said...

SjP - I agree that Buchanan is motivated by fear of the Black and Brown man...

MacDaddy - re: BBC -- I have been watching it for the television shows like Primeval and Torchwood and the Mystery Theatre...

Lady D - I wish that his breed of bigots would fade away much quicker than they've been doing...

Marvalus - It is so difficult to beleive that Buchanan even believes what he says. How did this man become a legit candidate for the presidency? He seems much closer to George Wallace than Barack Obama...

Marci - I agree that some of the talk seems to go beyond the boundaries of decency...