Sunday, June 14, 2009

Buchanan: Gimme That Ole Time Bigotry

One prefers the old bigotry. At least it was honest, and not, as Abraham Lincoln observed, adulterated “with the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

Think Progress:

This is the newest in a series of racists comments made by Buchanan since Sotomayor’s nomination. He has told senators to oppose Sotomayor’s nomination and “stand up for the white working class.” He even went so far as to assert that, because of affirmative action, “what is happening now to white men right now is exactly what was done to black folks for years.”

"Patty enjoys a minuet, the Ballet Rousse
crepe suzette..."

Are Pat Buchanan and Rush Limbaugh that socially insecure that they have to rely on overt racism to put a point across? These men are worth too much money to be insecure. Maybe people feed their egos by telling them that their kind of racism is really staunch patriotism.

Whatever, the "reverse racism", the negativity towards "Joe Sixpack" or the other "Joe", they don't have the class to withstand the blows to their egos.

Do they?