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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:22 AM
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Is Pat Buchanan suffering from dementia or was he always a racist?
Just two examples from Pat's latest book. (excerpted from http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/twelv... )

And although Howard Dean disparages the Republicans as the white party, why should Republicans be ashamed to represent the progeny of the men who founded, built, and defended America since her birth as a nation?

One wonders if Pat thinks it was all white people out there picking cotton, stripping tobacco, taming the wilderness, fighting the wars, and cutting and laying up the stone for the Capitol buildings and the White House along the way to "building and defending America since her birth as a nation?"


Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in. Watch out when anyone begins a sentence with ("Perhaps"). Or uses it as its own sentence, as George Will is fond of doing. You know something outrageous is going to be said which otherwise wouldn't pass muster in polite company.

Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.


So Pat thinks whites and brown people "shared a country and a culture" during Jim Crow. Huh. That must come as a big surprise to anyone who actually remembers the time. Maybe we should asks Pat's childhood housekeeper/nanny/cook how much sharing was going on when he "grew up" in Washington, D.C.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:23 AM
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1. Always.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:24 AM
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2. Yup. This is nothing new. n/t
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:24 AM
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5. from the first time I ever heard of him back in the 70s
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:42 AM
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14. Well I knew he was at the least clueless when he wrote about spraying his black housekeeper with the
garden hose and what a "great sport" (imagine that) she was about it. Apparently the indignity of having a bunch of snot nosed kids spray a grown woman with water - and her employers permitting it - just didn't cross his mind, even as an adult.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:24 AM
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3. He was always a racist IMO.
The first time I became aware of him was at the time of the French elections of 2002, when he wrote an article defending LePen!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:25 AM
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6. Wow. I knew he was always a racist...
but I missed that he had actually defended LePen.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:24 AM
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4. Always
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:25 AM
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7. Always was, always will be, until he croaks.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:30 AM
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8. Racist, homophobic
misogynist for as long as I can remember.
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:31 AM
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10. Don't forget anti-Semite (nt)
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:31 AM
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9. Always a blatant racist. Question is: Why does MSNBC even give him a platform?
So that we'll know that he's a racist? Fuck that shit! We ALREADY know!!!! :puke: :puke: :puke:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:33 AM
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11. Always. Also a sexist, homophobic, etc.
A 'best of Buchanan' from 96. Read 'em and weep.
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2553
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:33 AM
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12. Really? You have to ask? nt
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:41 AM
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13. Racist, homophobic, antisemitic, sectarian bigot, male supremacist, etc.
The only thing that keeps Buchanan from being an annoying WASP that needs to be swatted is that he is a Roman Catholic.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:43 AM
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15. He's always been a racist, bigoted, sexist asshole. eom
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:44 AM
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16. Who do you think convinced St. Raygun to go to Bitburg?
and pay homage to the Waffen SS? Nobody but Pat Bukkkanan. :eyes:
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:44 AM
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17. Where have you been? n/t
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bottomofthehill Donating Member (578 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:45 AM
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18. B, Always a Racist
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Kalidurga Donating Member (627 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:57 AM
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20. He is so bad the Republicans kicked him to the curb
In 1992, today they would probably welcome him back with open arms.
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toddwv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 11:54 AM
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19. both
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:00 PM
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21. Pat Buchanan's first birthday party:




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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:01 PM
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22. Racist and a Catholic
I remember being in sister school for 12 years in the North Cambridge area of Boston where there were a lot of African American neighborhoods, and never having one non-white in any of my classes.

Discussion of Blacks in the '50s usually equated to the description of Native Americans....they were all "savages". Like all non-catholics, they were destined to burn in the flames of hell for eternity anyway. Catholic school gave us dumb believers a big jump in the education of how to become a bigot. Pat probably picked up his racism in the same way I was exposed to it.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:01 PM
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23. Always racist
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:03 PM
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24. Leave Buchanan alone! He lost a close relative at Auschwitz.
His favorite uncle got drunk, and fell off of a guard tower.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:11 PM
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25. That one never gets old.
Edited on Mon Nov-07-11 12:13 PM by hifiguy
:rofl:

And Buchanan has always been a viciously racist asshole.

As the much missed Molly Ivins once said, Buchanan sounds better in the original German.
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Sgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:20 PM
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26. He scares me
not so much because of who his is (racist, homophobic, anti-gay, etc.), but because he comes off positively reasonable compared to a bunch of the nutjobs out there now.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:46 PM
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27. He was always a racist. Now, he's a racist with dementia. nt
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:53 PM
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28. Winter is approaching, when Pat's thoughts gently turn to the nostalgic memory of
those poor boys in the Wehrmacht who froze to death at the gates of Moscow in '43.
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:54 PM
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29. Always. Further proof that MSRNC ain't rooting for our team.
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