Posted by: distributorcap | May 15, 2010

A Station Wagon Full of Nuns

You would think by now, most same people wouldn’t be surprised by the gems that come out of Pat Buchanan’s mouth. Yesterday good old grumpy Uncle Pat proved that he still has one more sparkling commentary in him that is both purely disgusting and insanely moronic at the same time. In his latest piece of “deep thought,” Pat (on his blog) writes the following (barf bags supplied upon request):

Indeed, of the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, 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?

Pat, your thoughtful words have proven once again you have an uncanny ability to explain the nuances of diversity. Let’s put some Pat-math to all your insight. Using a simple algorithm, the above list comes to (excuse me for the language) 5 kikes, a spic and a nigger. With all this hard work Pat, you are being awarded the prestigious James Watt Memorial Medal for Diversity. For not since Mr. Watt uttered the line “…a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple” as Secretary of the Interior under St. Ronnie, has anyone come close to describing the nuances of “government for the people.” Despite the fact that the Democratic choices are one woman over, a little heavy on the Jews and missing the cripple, your foresight into the inner workings of how the Democrats practice diversity are (like hand grenades and horseshoes), close enough for the win.

Pat then drivels on about the religion of the Supreme Court nominations from his hero (and employer, and anti-Semite) Richard Nixon through Bush the Younger.

George W. Bush chose John Roberts, a Catholic; Harriet Miers, the first Evangelical Christian of our era; and Sam Alito, the second Italian Catholic.

Racism has to be hard-wired in some people. Like most other hard-right conservative brainless wonders (Sarah Palin and her belief in the divine right of this as a Christian nation, quickly comes to mind), Pat probably hasn’t taken a look at the parts of the Constitution that they want to pretend do not exist – like Article VI

“…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

This wasn’t Pat’s first step into the dogshit of conservative hate mongering. Earlier in the week Pat was very proud of his knowledge that women who play softball are of a certain ilk.

“Women’s softball has been associated with lesbians and being gay for a long time. That’s sort a signal like two men sunbathing together on a beach or something like that. The immediate implication is that they’re gay.”

And only last summer, when Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the bench by Presidnet Obama, Pat brought this previously unknown fact of history to life:

“White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built basically by white folks.”

An empty mind is truly the playground for people like Pat.

While Pat is railing on about the Supreme Court now being 33% Jewish (and 33% women, and 33% from New York – two other facts that must make his blood boil), he doesn’t seem to care that the other 6 justices are all Catholic. That is 67% of the court in a country that is 25% Catholic. I call that diversity. However Pat should be relieved to know that 44% of the SCOTUS is comprised of scary activist wingnut morons — Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Scalia — about the same as the make-up of the country today. (What is very troubling is the fact 100% of the Supreme Court is tied to Harvard or Yale).

Maybe if Congress uses the Kagan hearings as the latest incarnation of the Inquisition, Pat would be a bit less ornery. While it is not for me to say if there are too many Jews, Catholics, softball players, New Yorkers or Coca-Cola drinkers on the Supreme Court, I will say there are way too many people like Pat Buchanan on the planet.

As for the station wagon full of nuns, when Archie Bunker gets into a car accident and “hurts” his back, he thinks he can sue and collect. Archie searches the phone book for the best Jewish lawyer and hires the firm of Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz and Rabinowitz. At first he protests when he gets one of the “gentile” lawyers in the firm. When he finally gets one of the Rabinowitzes, the elderly lawyer refuses the case because but there is a “station wagon full of nuns” that will prove Archie is lying about what happened.

I guess to the right, the Supreme Court needs to be Archie Bunker’s station wagon full of nuns.




  1. The right's obsession with race (and the loony idea that whites have become victims) gives the lie to their claim that we've moved beyond it.Incidentally, Buchanan is wrong about Gettyburg: Just about everyone else who has been there knows that a townswoman was killed by a stray bullet.And to argue, in effect, that slaves had nothing to do with building this country is the worst kind of racism: It renders invisible millions of people.

  2. P.S. That All in the Family was a great one. "When I'm going to sue an Arab, I want a lawyer with hate!" Barry Gordon, the child star of A Thousand Clowns, played a Rabinowitz as a regular on Archie Bunker's Place.

  3. Lewis Black was on Daily on Wednesday. He did an hysterical piece on Glenn Beck's penchant for turning everything Obama or liberal into a Nazi "gonna getcha" diatribe. Black, saying that Jews know something abouth how to deal with nazism, invited beck to find himself an attic and be real quiet until told it was safe. Seems the same should apply to Pat, (that man is an idiot) Buchanan.

  4. //"Women's softball has been associated with lesbians and being gay for a long time.//Wow… I learn something everyday!!!!!!!!And here I thought it was "Women's bowling" that was full of lesbians!!!!whew…. thank goodness for good old Pat B.

  5. "This has been a country built basically by white folks.”Yes sir. All those southern plantation mansions were constructed by white labor. All the crops were planted and harvested by whites. All the cotton was picked by whites. All the rail lines to the west were built by whites. Yup, Pat, you really know your history – sort of like Palin knows hers.

  6. Hi Cap;"This country is basically built by white folks"The only regret I have is the US has too much military, too many nukes and WMD, too many laws, too much control when you see how the "respected" people of the nation, good "christian" folk, more than willing to use these toys of evil.In Jesus Christ's defense, and I don't know him, he died a long time ago, but from what I read, he would not be the type to spew so much hate and propaganda, would he?

  7. pat buchanan is a racist, an anti-semite, and a misogynist. msnbc should be ashamed of giving him a platform.

  8. Pat may want to start preaching in Arizona. Saw hiim once up close, lots of pancake batter on his face, in Phiadelphia. Will never forget his "speech" after the LA Riots. Weird guy, really.

  9. Fucking bastard.WTF? Ya can't have anyone besides old white racist bastards?It's like he wants all of them to be my dear departed grandfather.Drunk, racist fucking Irish old fucking bastards.How many nigger jokes did I hear before I was ten fucking years old?Hundreds.The stupid fuckers need to figure out that women are over half the fucking population and have raised every Goddamn mysogynist motherfucker that ever lived.STFU assholes.

  10. Pat Buchanan should be tied to a chair and forced to listen to Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and re-broadcasts of his own drivel for 16 hours every day, for a year. If he survives, someone should point out to him that over 20% of Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Jews, who comprise only a tiny fraction of the world's population. Then ask him if he thinks those Nobel Prizes should be taken away, and re-issued to "white" men. Then ask him if he would like the world to be deprived of various contributions to medicine, such as digitalis, insulin, streptomycin, polio vaccine and many others, all discovered by Jews. Jews are also disproportionately represented in Physics, Mathematics, psychiatry, music and other entertainment, and who knows what else. What an outrage!

  11. The most odious thing isn't what Pat Buchanan says. It's that his bigoted opinions are given respect by the powers that be. When his voice just becomes one of many respected, influential voices on the tele, you know we're in big trouble.

  12. I find it ironic that Fat Buchanan failed to mention the fact that every non Jewish justice is a Roman Catholic just like Buchanan himself. He doesn't even seem slightly bothered by the idea of Roman Catholics being overrepresented.

  13. You think this is bad? You should have heard Pat back in 2000 when he made visits during the presidential primary. They guy almost wrapped himself in the Confederate flag and sang Dixie taking about the bravery of the men fighting for the "Lost Cause."

  14. Well done. Benen also had a good post on this. I always think of the title of a chapter in an Al Franken book: "Pat Buchanan, Nazi Lover." Funny how Buchanan doesn't mind 6 Catholics on the Supreme Court, huh?

  15. Jew, Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, or Atheist, there is much to be concerned about regarding Obama's so-called "safe choice" of Elena Kagan for the High Court, and her religion isn't one of them.Consider:1. As Harvard Law School Dean, not one African-American became a tenured or tenure-track professor2. In written comments to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Kagan said and I quote: "There is no constitutional right to same-sex marriage." A position that ignores the violation of the "pursuit of happiness" and privacy, as well as undermining the legal challenge to the Federal lawsuit filed by David Boies and Ted Olson to have California’s Proposition 8 voided and declared unconstitutional3. Siding the US Patriot Act in written remarks, saying detainees can be held indefinitely if the suspect is being held on terrorism charges4. Pushed Clinton (Bill, not Hill) to come out and oppose the rare medical procedure that's come to be known as "late-term abortion"5. Her legal writing (sparse as they are) suggest she's embraces the so-called "Unitary Executive" theory that has become the darling of Dick Cheney and many radical, rightwing think tanksPersonally, I'm quite appalled by Elena Kagan and I hope pressure from the left and right, derails her nomination. But, alas, such a thing is quite unlikely in the annals of presidential nominees to the US Supreme Court.

  16. A note to Pat:White guys already are in the minority. You lost, it's too late, get over it.Your best career move would be to die. Please make that move muy pronto, you pasty white pendejo.

  17. Great post, DCap – and I sure remember that All in the Family episode – it was hilarious…"I call Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz, and you send me KELLY?"(I may be misquoting but it was something like that). I've been watching old reruns of Archie lately with my mother and it's amazing how well that show still holds up in today's world.Pat Buchanan is a racist idiot, and I agree I don't think MSNBC should be giving him a platform. Unfortunately American TV viewers aren't real good at knowing when someone is saying blatant lies – if they hear something on the teevee they think it's true. So letting him spout this nonsense on TV is not doing anyone any favors.

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