Buchanan: White Supreme Court not discrimination, just like white Minnesotans in Olympic hockey
If there's one way to truly date yourself as a white male bigot, Pat Buchanan nailed that viewpoint straight on the head last night on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show. Maddow and Buchanan debated the merits of Sonia Sotomayor's U.S. Supreme Court nomination and Buchanan is convinced she is not qualified and only nominated because she is Latina. Oh, and she only got to the place she is in life by taking the spots of more-deserving white folks.
Buchanan says affirmative action is discrimination against white males, so when Maddow asked him why 108 out of the 110 Supreme Court justices have been white, here is what he said:
"I think white men were 100 percent of the people who wrote the constitution, 100 percent of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, 100 percent of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close 100 percent of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country basically built by white folks."One of his other points: When he looks at a U.S. Hockey team that is all white males from Minnesota, he doesn't consider that discrimination. Just like he doesn't consider the nearly all-white U.S. Supreme Court. Totally the same thing.
This man is a winner. Check out the full video below. Minnesota mention comes around the 6:30 mark. Make sure to watch the whole video though to get the full picture of this man's idiocy.