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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:49 PM
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Herr Pat Buchanan: Sotomayor's an affirmative action pick 'cause there were no white male finalists
Edited on Wed May-27-09 09:50 PM by marmar
His inner Fuhrer is showing.



from ThinkProgress:



Buchanan: Sotomayor Must Have Been An Affirmative Action Nominee Since No White Men Were Finalists

Today on MSNBC, right-wing pundit Pat Buchanan attacked Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as an affirmative action candidate. He was unable to cite any evidence that she was unqualified, instead pointing to the fact that President Obamas top four candidates for the spot were women. Because there were no white men in the final round, Buchanan was convinced that the whole selection process was rigged.

Host Norah ODonnell pointed out that women have also been left out of serious consideration in the past and maybe there werent any white men who were qualified who were qualified this time. Buchanan responded that she was being bigoted. When guest Lawrence ODonnell asked him if he would have been similarly outraged if it had been all men and no women as finalists, Buchanan avoided the question:

BUCHANAN: Look, are you going to let me talk, Lawrence? You got down to four women, not a single white male all women.

NORAH ODONNELL: Did it ever occur to you, Pat, that maybe there werent any white men who were qualified?

BUCHANAN: Yes. No, it did not occur to me. You mean there are no white males qualified? That would be an act of bigotry to make a statement like that. (...)

LAWRENCE ODONNELL: Well Pat, if it gets down to four, youre suggesting its an absolute outrage if the final four are women. If got down to final four and they were all white men, would that bother you in the least?

BUCHANAN: I dont say its an outrage, I say its affirmative action. They were picked because shes a woman and a Hispanic and you know it as well as I do.


Watch it: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/05/27/buchanan-sotomayor /


We can always count on Buchanan to advocate in favor of a system that guarantees advantages for white men. With his arguments that slavery was a good thing for black people (It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million), wishing for a country where whites comprise 89 or 90 percent of the population, or saying that Hispanics do not wish to assimilate, Buchanan has little credibility left on issues of what is fair on race and gender.

Its like watching a dead fish flop around on the deck, said Lawrence ODonnell at the end of the segment. Youre dead on this one, Pat. Its all over.

Transcript: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/05/27/buchanan-sotomayor /


BUCHANAN: Look, are you going to let me talk, Lawrence? You got down to four women, not a single white male all women.

NORAH ODONNELL: Did it ever occur to you, Pat, that maybe there werent any white men who were qualified?

BUCHANAN: Yes. No, it did not occur to me. You mean there are no white males qualified? That would be an act of bigotry to make a statement like that.

NORAH ODONNELL: In the past there have been no women that have been qualified.

BUCHANAN: They certainly have been qualified in the past. I dont doubt that they are. But probably half of the great lawyers and judges are white males in this country. To rule them out, why? Because of sex and because of their race is wrong, I think. At least its affirmative action.

NORAH ODONNELL: I dont think you have proof that they did that. The President reportedly

BUCHANAN: How did he come down to four women?

NORAH ODONNELL: He said that they were the best and met the views that he had, the particular criteria.

BUCHANAN: In other words what were the criteria? One its got to be a woman, the other its an Hispanic thats affirmative action.

NORAH ODONNELL: Lawrence, do you want to offer a rejoinder to that?

LAWRENCE ODONNELL: Well Pat, if it gets down to four, youre suggesting its an absolute outrage if the final four are women. If got down to final four and they were all white men, would that bother you in the least?

BUCHANAN: I dont say its an outrage, I say its affirmative action. They were picked because shes a woman and a Hispanic and you know it as well as I do. (...)

LAWRENCE ODONNELL: Hopeless argument, Pat. Its like watching a dead fish flop around on the deck. Youre dead on this one, Pat. Its all over.

BUCHANAN: If were held now, wed be goners. But Ill tell you this let me bet, Ill disagree with Joe, there will be more than 15 votes against her. If more comes up, there will be more votes. This just started.

LAWRENCE ODONNELL: Wow, wow. Fifteen.



http://thinkprogress.org/2009/05/27/buchanan-sotomayor /




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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:50 PM
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1. Irony alert.
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:51 PM
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2. Jesus H. Christ, outright racism.
A Latina woman can't make it unless it was affirmative action, there is no other possible explanation.

Outright racism.

It's something that is no longer tolerated.
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:03 PM
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11. Actually it seems more like
outright sexism. The latin part is just icing on the cake.


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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:52 PM
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3. I saw the interview this afternoon
Edited on Wed May-27-09 09:52 PM by blue_onyx
Four white men would be ok but four woman is an outrage? He made himself look so foolish.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:54 PM
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4. No candidates from the Master Race?
That's just so sad... ;(
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:57 PM
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5. Sieg Heil, Pat!
Scheikopf.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 09:59 PM
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6. How do you get the "eszett" character on the keyboard?
n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:01 PM
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7. Alt-225
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:02 PM
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8. Danke!
n,t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:03 PM
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10. Bitte. n/t
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:02 PM
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9. So now a mere two-thirds of the highest court in the land will be white males?
Clearly it is but a short step from there to mobs of women of color pillaging the streets and selling our white male children into slavery!

:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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kcass1954 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:07 PM
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13. Obviously, the makeup of the Court will no longer mirror the US population.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:04 PM
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12. Why doesn't Pukecannnon
just wear his Klan hood or brown shirt when he is polluting television?
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:16 PM
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14. Poor Pat. He just doesn't know when to STFU.
Keep it up Pat, it'll be more fun if the RNC monster screams, moans and groans while dying.
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:20 PM
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15. The last white male finalist

As Chris Rock said, he kind of screwed it up for the rest of the contestant pool.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:29 PM
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16. These people have lost it since Obama came to power
Good. :)
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:53 PM
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17. Norah O's got pretty good arguing chops.
I wouldn't picture either her or Contessa Brewer having much use for Pat B's troglodyte views.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 10:56 PM
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18. Pat wants... quotas?
:rofl:
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