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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pat Buchanan: White Nationalism Run Amok (on MSNBC)!

As is well-known, Patrick Buchanan is a white nationalist of the first order. He makes no apologies. This latest exchange makes apparent that racism is acceptable. He defends not only the "southern strategy" but the assumptions of the southern strategists. His equating strategies of oppression with those of "liberation" by definition argues for maintaining the "racial status quo." On MSNBC, he remains a major "political analyst." Like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs, Buchanan is a major purveyor of racism. The question is at last being raised: Why is Buchanan on MSNBC? (See the exchange on left "Buchanan Defending Racism.")

The redeeming fact, however, is that Barack's campaign is proving Buchanan wrong every week. His whole notion that Barack has to "become one of them" is being shown to be wrong. Barack's poor showing in West Virginia, as an omen for the fall election, was not likely that he is black, but that he is a Democrat. Democrats, Gore and Kerry, did not fare well in this region. (See West Virginia Would Be Nice But.... below.) This campaign will make the Pat Buchanans of the world irrelevant. The "Reagan Revolution" approaching the dust bins of history. 80% say the country is going the wrong direction. This is Obama's time.


May 16, 2008TV Pundit Backs Whites Who Vote for "One of Us"When conservative commentator Pat Buchanan told readers of his column in March that black folks ought to be grateful that whites brought them to America in chains, MSNBC executives kept him on the air as a regular political commentator, reassuring themselves that the white nativist — some use a harsher term — showed only his tamer side on television.

But on Wednesday night, in a discussion on MSNBC's "Hardball," Buchanan accused his colleagues of trying to paint white West Virginians as uneducated racists, and he equated white supporters of Hillary Clinton with African American supporters of Barack Obama — in each case, they simply wanted to support one their own.He aligned himself with the white West Virginians.

"Hillary was one of us," Buchanan said.Then, in the extraordinary session, in which the commentator was joined by host Chris Matthews and NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Buchanan associated himself with the discredited words of Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 Democratic vice presidential candidate, who said in March, "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position."

Mitchell, taken aback, explained that Iowa caucus voters, who in January made Obama a serious contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, were overwhelmingly white. "It was smart, targeted, organized campaigning in caucus states" that accounted for Obama's trajectory, she said, rather than "African American voters who are self-identifying.

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