Pat Buchanan is a very controversial figure. He worked in the Nixon and Reagan administrations and has since been a very vocal pundit on behalf of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party. Throughout his long career, he has been a presidential candidate, advisor, political speaker, analyst, and an author. But throughout that career, he has also been a sexist, racist, and a Nazi sympathizer. Yet somehow, he works at MSNBC, a left leaning media outlet. Considering what Pat Buchanan has said in the past and the present, one has to wonder, “Why hasn’t MSNBC fired this guy?”
Buchanan has a long history of racism, sexism, and incendiary comments. And it’s not an act. He really believes what he is saying. Let’s take a journey through the hate filled rhetoric of Pat Buchanan.
Pat Buchanan has a problem with women’s rights and feminism. Sometimes when I’m watching Buchanan on MSNBC, I wonder how in the hell the women on that show work around him and why. He has made many anti-women comments over the years. Take these for example:
“Rail as they will about ‘discrimination,’ 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.”
~Pat Buchanan (11/22/83)
“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.”
~Pat Buchanan, “Right from the Beginning,” p. 149
Pat might as well come out and say what he really believes, that women can’t lead nations and that they must remain in the home and cook, clean, and be subservient to men.
This one is big. Pat Buchanan has said so many racist things that it would be impossible to include them all in this piece. The most recent example of his racism came just this week when he referred to President Obama as “boy” twice, and said he was “whipped.” Here are a few more quotes by the segregation supporter.
“There were no politics to polarize us then, to magnify every slight. The ‘Negroes’ of Washington had their public schools, restaurants, bars, movie houses, playgrounds and churches; and we had ours.”
~Pat Buchanan, “Right from the Beginning,” (his 1988 autobiography), p. 131 – Commenting on race relations in the 1940s and 1950s
“How, then, can the feds justify favoring sons of Hispanics over sons of white Americans who fought in World War II or Vietnam?”
~Pat Buchanan, discussing affirmative action (01/23/95)
“Mocked by the Wall Street Journal and Sen. John McCain as the little people of the Lord of the Rings books, the Tea Party “Hobbits” are indeed returning to Middle Earth- to nail the coonskin to the wall.”
~Pat Buchanan, discussing how the Tea Party controlled the debt ceiling debate and didn’t let President Obama win. Human Events Blog Post, (08/01/11)
“America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.”~ Pat Buchanan
3. Nazi Sympathizer
Buchanan once called Adolf Hitler an “individual of great courage.” He also questioned whether World War II was “worth it” and wondered, “Why destroy Hitler?” That was just four years ago. Just last year, he wrote that the Holocaust happened not because of Hitler, but because of Churchill. As an aide to President Reagan, Buchanan successfully urged his boss to visit Germany’s Bitburg cemetery, where Nazi troops are buried. Buchanan was reportedly responsible for Reagan’s statement that the SS troops buried there were “victims just as surely as the victims in the concentration camps.”
It’s pretty clear that inside Pat Buchanan is a white supremacist feeling that desperately wants to be let out. Pat Buchanan has a problem with women, people of color, and he has a Nazi fetish. Interestingly enough, although Pat Buchanan wails about the declining numbers of white people, he has done nothing to increase their number. He has no children. This guy shouldn’t even be allowed on the airwaves and should be relegated to a mere footnote in the pages of history.