From RICK UNGAR at TRUE/SLANT:
Oh no he didn’t!
In a piece written for the uber-conservative World News Daily [sic it’s WorldNetDaily], Pat Buchanan, MSNBC’s resident crazy uncle, writes in opposition to the nomination of Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court-
Indeed, of the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, [Thurgood] Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.
If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.
Is this the Democrats’ idea of diversity?
Considering that this is coming from the mouth of a man with a history of defending Nazi’s while revealing more than a little in the way of anti-semitic tendencies (even the father of modern conservatism, William Buckley, suggested Buchanan’s anti-semitic streak), one wonders how MSNBC can continue to allow this guy to sit at the microphone while ‘conservative but reasonable’ host Joe Scarborough treats him as one of the boys and Chris Matthews fawns over Buchanan like the Eminence Grise of the liberal news network.
Buchanan, a staunch Catholic, bases his Kagan concerns on the fact that the religious composition of the Court should be more representative of the population as a whole. However, he doesn’t appear to have a problem with every one of the remaining six seats on the court being held by…Catholics.
Despite the fact that only 22% to 24% of the nation’s population is Catholic, Buchanan remains untroubled that Catholic Justices represent 66% of the Court while deeply concerned by the disparity in the number of Jews relative to the population as a whole.
Does anyone recall Buchanan complaining when Chief Justice [John] Roberts, a Catholic, was appointed to the bench? How about Justice [Samuel] Alito who is also a Catholic?
It doesn’t really matter how much Pat Buchanan smiles and appears to be one of the MSNBC good guys. He is who he always has been – and any news outlet that gives him a microphone and a pay check should keep in mind just who it is they are supporting.