Good grief, not Pat Buchanan again. What does it take to get this raving, Nazi-sympathizing, bigoted paleocon caveman off our television screens for good?
He was fired from MSNBC for his crazed bigotry, but here comes Chuck Todd to his rescue: Why Is NBC Bringing Anti-Gay Xenophobe Pat Buchanan Back to Meet the Press?
Chuck is bringing this hateful demagogue onto Meet the Press to discuss “the return of populism.” At the risk of repeating myself, good freaking grief. What the hell is wrong with Chuck Todd?
Media Matters put together a great summary of some of Paleocon Pat’s greatest hits:
Buchanan has repeatedly defended Adolf Hitler and once labeled him “an individual of great courage.” He claimed “in a way, both sides were right” during the Civil War. He declined to disavow the idea that minorities have inferior genes. He defended a school’s ban on interracial dating. He opined that “this has been a country built, basically, by white folks” and falsely claimed only “white males” died at Gettysburg and Normandy. He once claimed “conservatives are the niggers of the Nixon administration” and urged President Nixon not to visit Martin Luther King Jr.’s widow because King was “one of the most divisive men in contemporary history.”
On immigrants, Buchanan claimed America is “committing suicide” while “Asian, African, and Latin American children come to inherit the estate.” He complained that immigration will turn the U.S. into “a polyglot boarding house for the world, a tangle of squabbling minorities.” He objected to states like California having a majority Hispanic population. He said of Mexican immigrants: “They are militant, and they have no interest, many of them, in becoming American.”
Buchanan repeatedly appeared on a white nationalist radio program. He wrote the foreword to a book compiling the works of a white supremacist. He relied on the work of white supremacists for research in his own work. He praised David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, as having a “portfolio of winning issues.”
Buchanan said “homosexual sex is unnatural and immoral” and “that kind of conduct should be discouraged in a good society.” He’s written of same-sex relationships: “In a healthy society, it will be contained, segregated, controlled, and stigmatized, carrying both a legal and social sanction.” He once wrote of AIDS: “The poor homosexuals — they have declared war upon nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution.”