Morning Schmoes

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?

Via World News[sic] Daily


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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.

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29 responses to “Morning Schmoes

  1. Back in the early 90’s, I read Buchanan’s memoir “Right From the Beginning,” in which he goes to great lengths to explain why Joe McCarthy was unfairly persecuted …

    The man’s a nut.

    By the way, the site is more-properly known as World Nut Daily. It’s a great home for the most deranged commentary. Birthers, Islamophobes, and Buchanan … it all fits nicely.

    • he seems to relish defending history’s bad guys–mccarthy, segragationists, hitler, and nazi war criminals like john demjanjuk. if he was stupid, that would be one thing, but he’s not. he knows that he lies, and he doesn’t care. he wants his version of the world and history so badly that he probably sees misinforming the public as his civic duty.

      • The reason he defends McCarthy and segregationists so easily is the same as the reason he is concerned about too many Jews on the Supreme Court.

        He’s a bigot. He’s a racist, an anti-Semite, and he buys into the anti-Communist paranoia of McCarthy.

        The man’s a reprobate, and his intelligence does just make it worse.

        • the fact that he’s not stupid is what makes it really, really scary. how can you be that educated and be so ignorant at the same time?

          • My 9th grade biology teacher had a favorite phrase … “belligerently stupid.”

            He used it to refer to people who decided that they’d rather play dumb because it was cool than use their actual level of intelligence.

            He also might have been referring to Pat Buchanan.

            I think of that phrase a lot when I hear pundits say things that they have to know are untrue. Often, listening to the news, I’ll turn to my wife and say, “He’s either a complete idiot or lying through his teeth.”

            • oooh, i like that! let’s shorthand it and call it bellignorance. it’s sorta like palignorance, except palignorance is ignorance borne of real stupidity, rather than just obstinance.

  2. writechic

    Do you think they keep the little toady around to make other people look good?

    I’ll never make sense of it.

    • he doesn’t make anyone else look good, especially when they sit there, nodding their heads and never telling him to shut his disgusting bigoted piehole. instead, he’s treated like a beloved old uncle who’s suffering from dementia, and they don’t want to upset him by telling him he’s a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a hateful old bastard..

  3. What a douchebag! More than 1/2 the population is female, so we need more gender balance.

    I bet he’d like to load up the court w grads from Liberty U. A private law college for christian zealots.
    Guess who they invited to deliver the commencement speech?
    One Glenn Beck~

    http://www.therightscoop.com/video-glenn-becks-liberty-university-commencement-address/

    View it & weep, oh wait he does plenty of weeping.

    Oh & screw Buchanan’s christian crusade in the high court.

    • pat only puts up with the liberty u. grads. they’re fundy baptists, not catholics like him. i think he should move to vatican city. he can take william donohue with him.

    • How about that “trophy degree” he got for participation. He really has this messiah complex thing going so he can sell that next book. Hope those kids remember to shoot to kill. And what to do with Uncle Pat and his skewed version of history. He could write a definitive history of the Reich and all the Catholics that were running it. Or how about a short story on how McCarthy could empty an entire bottle of hooch straight down the hatch. This idiot makes Grandpa Simpson look like a genius.

  4. Calling Bat Pukecannon a Catholic is like calling Hitler a Christian. He’s a bigot, simple and obvious, understanding nothing of the teachings of Christ.

    That he still has a job spewing on teevee is just another appalling sign of our retrograde tolerance for allowing viciously stupid propagandists access to our public airwaves so they may continue washing the brains of our illiterate electorate in their effluvia.

    • excellent point, mh. he’s one of those people who uses his religion as a character reference while not having an ounce of compassion or empathy in him. that goes for a lot of the politicians. declaring yourself a religious person is far easier than actually conducting yourself like one. the truly righteous do not have to advertise themselves as such.

    • Good point.

      The Catholic Church generally favors loose border policies among the wealthy nations, which Buchanan certainly doesn’t.

      It opposes capital punishment.

      It supports all kinds of social welfare and social justice programs that he opposes.

      It also calls for racial (though not sexual) equality. Considering that a lot of its growth right now is in Latin America and Africa, it’s a lot more open to non-whiteys than Buchanan is.

      • dontcha just love how these guys pick and choose when it comes to their religion? catholics are supposed to believe that the pope is infallible. while old pat and william donohue are just fine with priests molesting children, they just ignore the church being against capital punishment and for social justice.

        • Oh, yeah …

          Actually, there is a lot of concern in the Republican Party about what Catholics are going to do. A lot of them sided with the GOP in the Reagan years, choosing their pro-life concerns over their social justice ones.

          But they haven’t seen any payoff. Instead, they’re seeing people back things like the Arizona law, capping WIC benefits, opposing SCHIP, etc.. A lot of Catholics have been bolting. I think that that trend will continue, with the libertarians (who are neither pro-life nor pro-social justice) gaining more and more power.

          To a lesser extent, the same thing is happening in Evangelical groups. I like to think that I started that trend.

          I also like to think that I can sing, but that’s a different story …

          • i think you have a lovely voice, wken!

            i hope that ol’ pat’s crapola is convincing a lot of sheeple that they’ve been following the wrong party and the wrong people. i’m sure there are a lot of people who are uncomfortable with the hate and bigotry he spews, and they’re wondering what happened to the rethuglican party.

  5. Joanaroo

    What I’d like to know is when Gov. Goodhair is going to get his New Republic of Texas started so all these hypocrites, racists, homophobes, anti-semite Nazis, etc. can get out of our faces? It can’t be soon enough! By the way, thank you Kelsey Grammer for being the spokesperson for the new Conservative Network. Of course you’ll be joined by a bunch of divorcees and cheaters, current and past drinkers and drug users, all claiming they’re all perfect due to Gawd. And to think I used to feel sorry for you. I thought your family tragedy made you compassionate!

  6. Nonnie we’ve all ready touched base on this topic but I had to congratulate you on the title of the movie. The William F. Buckley kettle pointed out Loose Buchanan’s pot blackness. How effing hilarious is this newsbit ?

  7. Joanaroo

    Our local Christer/public access channel in Reading, PA must be going to be an affiliate of that network because they suddenly found the money to run repeats of Frasier. And before this they couldn’t afford to carry the Reading Phillies Baseball and Reading Royals hockey games anymore.

  8. i covered this (carefully) and pat is not one of the moron bunch i have ridden up the elevator with yet.

    the fact that my check and his comes from the same place ….

    ugh

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