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Pat Buchanan

And to think I once like this man. Never for the life of me did I imagine him to be an out and out racist. There's no question in my mind about it, Pat Buchanan HATES Hispanics. As for the political, and TV commentator racists that have come out of the woodwork since Sotomayor's nomination - Big mistake!


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Jul. 17th, 2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
so what was it you liked about him? 'cause his whole thing about a "culture war" aint new.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
I had no idea...
I just liked him as a human-being, but now after hearing what he's truly made of, he makes me sick, just as do many who have used the recent Sotomayor nomination as a perfect excuse to spew the most horrible bigotted things about Latinas.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
I was wondering 'cause he's openly been the same for decades. here are a few things I found which might be of interest to you personally while skimming this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Buchanan#cite_note-67

In a 1983 syndicated column, Buchanan wrote that women are:
“ Simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism.[70] ”

In Right from the Beginning, Buchanan wrote:
“ The real liberators of American women were not the feminist noise-makers; they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer. ”

He went on to explain these conveniences allowed "Mom" to spend more time reading, teaching or getting involved in the community. He vocally opposed the policy of allowing women to serve in military combat.

Referring to AIDS in 1983, Buchanan wrote in his syndicated column gays have "declared war upon nature, and now nature is extracting an awful retribution."[68] In later years he urged New York City Mayor Ed Koch and New York State Gov. Mario Cuomo to cancel the Gay Pride Parade or else "be held personally responsible for the spread of the AIDS plague." In a 1990 interview, he stated he was, "the first national columnist to demand why the government wasn’t dealing with this national epidemic," and stood by his view that AIDS is a consequence of immoral sex.[69] In 1993, Buchanan called homosexuality unhealthy and said most people will describe sex between two men as, "not only immoral, but filthy." Further, Buchanan said public acceptance of homosexuality inevitably leads to societal decay and the collapse of the family.[70] In his autobiography, he wrote:
“ Someone's values are going to prevail. Why not ours? Whose country is it, anyway? Whose moral code says we may interfere with a man's right to be a practicing bigot, but must respect and protect his right to be a practicing sodomite?

When Buchanan ran for president in 1996, he promised to fight for the conservative side of the culture war, saying:
“ I will use the bully pulpit of the Presidency of the United States, to the full extent of my power and ability, to defend American traditions and the values of faith, family, and country, from any and all directions. And, together, we will chase the purveyors of sex and violence back beneath the rocks whence they came.

In a 2002 speech, he said:
“ In the next 50 years, the Third World will grow by the equivalent of 30 to 40 new Mexicos. If you go to the end of the century, the white and European population is down to about three percent. This is what I call the death of the West. I see the nations dying when the populations die. I see the civilization dying. It is under attack in our own countries, from our own people.[84] ”

Buchanan's book The Death of the West deplores the decline in non-Hispanic whites and argues no nations have held together without an ethnic majority. Buchanan believes if immigration and birth rate trends continue, young Americans (in that case the Millennial Generation) will spend their golden years in a "third world America", which will reduce the nation to a conglomeration of peoples with nothing in common. He believes this can be credited to the 1965 Immigration Act and the cultural revolution of the 1960s. He notes past immigration was European, while 90 percent of new legal immigrants are Asian, African, and Latin American and they are not "melting and reforming."[85]

In State of Emergency, he writes:
“ Any man or any woman, of any color or creed, can be a good American. We know that from our history. But when it comes to the ability to assimilate into a nation like the United States, all nationalities, creeds, and cultures are not equal. To say that is ideology speaking, not judgment born out of experience. ”
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
Whenever I feel some well known figure is a racist, I look up his military history, because I’ve noticed that most racists were never in the military, like... Mr. Racist Draft Dodging Stinky Bouncing Balls:

Thanks for the link. In it I found, and I was not surprised, that Buchanan was never in the military due to having Reiter’s syndrome.

“He received his draft notice in 1960, but was excused from military service because he had Reiter's syndrome, a form of reactive arthritis usually triggered by venereal diseases.”

Reiter’s syndrome, which “In most cases, Reiter's Syndrome is transmitted through sexual contact (venereal).”

Was Buchanan the rascal a bully?!

“…and as a young man Buchanan was often itching for a fight. In college he was suspended for a year after punching a policeman in an argument over a traffic ticket.”

What I’d like to know is, what punishment did he receive for punching a policeman? Was it a mere slap on the wrist? I wonder.
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
I'm amazed he got suspended. obviously not a true elite like a Bush.
I bet he goes so over-the-top because he's not from the Blue-Blood old money, and overcompensates for having an Irish last name.
Jul. 18th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
I was right, he did get a mere slap on the wrist, thanks to papa. His supporters think he's a HE-MAN for punching a cop!

"Pat Buchanan's lack of respect for the law took another form in college. An argument with police officers over a traffic ticket ended up with Buchanan swinging away at them. Buchanan's supporters like to say he "beat up" the cops. Actually, Pat ended up with a broken wrist and a misdemeanor conviction (and only a sharp lawyer kept it at that.) He was suspended from Georgetown University for a year, though he was later readmitted (after his father pleaded with the school) and graduated with honors."

Jul. 18th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
Jul. 18th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
He miraculously "recovered" from his Reiter's syndrome too apparently when he later became an avid jogger.
Jul. 18th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
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Jul. 18th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Re: I had no idea...
Bet he had no earthly idea what Reiter's syndrome was associated with (venereal diseases) when he gave the illness as an excuse to dodge the draft. Bet he wishes he'd have picked some other disease as an excuse.
Jul. 18th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
This was news to you? You actually liked him? Hell i know conservatives who think he's a whackjob. He even thinks we should have not gotten involved in the fight against Hitler. Thinks we should have been isolationist while the Axis powers were running roughshod over Europe and The Pacific
Jul. 18th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
too honest..
I seriously didn't know, and yes, I liked him, but not anymore. He even surpassed Newt Gingrich as a racist!

I didn't even know he'd run for president! I was in the military in a fetal position as I lay in my cot at night, but this is no excuse for my ignorance!

Had he won, he'd have us all hanging from the nearest tree! What a frightening man! Thank you for the link.

Jul. 18th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
Here's a link from his own column where he accused Bush of playing the Hitler card and DEFENDED Nazi invasion of Poland. A real bastard

Jul. 18th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
I'm proud of my Spanish roots and my family has been here longer than most of these Hispanic haters.
I always believe bigots hate themselves more than the people they attack, sad and sick people.
Jul. 18th, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
The man hates gays, he hates Jews, he hates women, especially if they're Latinas, he believes Hitler was a courageous man. The man is a very dangerous man, because he spreads discord and suspicion among the people. Any man who finds the demonic actions of Hitler praiseworthy, is a devil.

I was really wrong about him, but I didn't know the things I'm finding out about him.
Jul. 18th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Buchanan has always been on the edge where any minority or fringe group is concerned. One has just to listen to him talking and he will let his true feelings shine through. Buchanan's holier than thou attitude has always turned my stomach. I have never liked him.

As for Sotomayor and his opinuion I would guess he does not like her but I guess that is one thing I agree with I dont like her either, She is NOT the person to be on the court she will be another Rith Ginnsburg. Plus her crap decisions that the supreme court has reversed shows she has no idea what the job of a Judge truly is.

She will probably be confirmed, God help our Republic!
Jul. 28th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I don't care for Sotomayor's stance on self-defense, and I also hope she isn't confirmed, either.
Jul. 18th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
I despise racists...

*love and hugs*
Jul. 28th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
They are the ones who make this world so ugly.

Jul. 21st, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I watched that entire clip, and I don't see him being racist in that clip.

Jul. 28th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable Tig!
Jul. 28th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'm serious.

(1) Taking a stance against Affirmative Action doesn't make one racist.

(2) Pat clearly states how he thinks she's not qualified due to lack of intellect or credentials.

That's what he believes. Whether #2 it's true or not is a different story. But he thinks she's not qualified for those reasons. That doesn't make him racist.

Had he stated or in anyway implied, "She's not qualified because she's latino." Then I'd be on the Pat-is-a-racist Band Wagon. But he doesn't imply that nor say it in anyway.
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