Strange Bedfellows: The Gay Defender of a Gay Basher

"...and the Lawn Jockey for the Most Hateful Bigot goes to ME!"

MSNBC finally had enough of their in-house Little Hitler and fired Pat Buchanan.  The aging old bigot greased the pole himself with his Suicide of A Superpower book where he whined about the end of White America by 2025.

Following his exile from the supposedly “liberal” cable channel, Buchanan fumed that his left-wing enemies had finally claimed his scalp.

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”

A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it “exists to strengthen Black America’s political voice,” claimed that my book espouses a “white supremacist ideology.” Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, “The End of White America.”

I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.

No one is being “blacklisted” here. Certainly not Buchanan. He’s still free to write his shitty books and columns and appear on whatever TV show that wants to air his rancid views. CNN and MSNBC have said, “no mas” so he’s free to continue polluting PBS and The McLaughlin Group or Fox News if they need another Glenn Beck type.

No surprise that Buchanan accepted no responsibility for his downfall.  He’s not the self-reflective type.  What was a slight surprise was how Buchanan’s bouncing triggered an onslaught of hand-wringing weeping and wailing from useful idiots like The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, the gay neo-conservative whose soft spot for bigots includes Ron Paul.

"Stop being mean to Pat just because he's mean to you."

Sullivan wrote,  “Sixteen years ago, when I came out as HIV-positive and quit TNR’s editorship, Buchanan, who had sparred relentlessly in public with me over gay equality, wrote me a personal hand-written note. He wrote he was saddened by what he heard – which was then regarded as an imminent death sentence – and wanted to say how he would pray that I would survive, if only so we could continue to argue and fight and debate for many more years. He was one of only two Washingtonians who did such a thing. I was moved beyond words. But he knew I loved a good argument as well. Over a gulf of ideological and philosophical difference, we could debate reasonably…He’s a complicated man and I will not defend for a second his views on many things. But he is also a compassionate and decent man in private and an honest intellectual in public.”

I particularly found this passage by Sullivan  interesting, “He truly believes what he says and has read and researched a huge amount and has thought carefully about his extreme out-of-the-mainstream views. He is a serious figure in that respect. Compared with Al Sharpton or Ed Schultz, he is a paragon of intellectual integrity. He is not a propagandist. He is a passionate writer who loves nothing more than a good argument with a worthy opponent – and he has a serious sense of humor to boot.”

As far as Sullivan concerned it’s all good to be a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, Nazi slurping, sexist bigot just so long as you have thought carefully out your extreme out-of-the-mainstream views and you have a sense of humor.

Sullivan extols Buchanan’s compassion and decency while ignoring how it does not extend to other gay men. This is the same “honest intellectual” who said AIDS was “nature’s revenge” and history of denouncing homosexuality includes remarks such as:

The gays may counter that the American Psychiatric Association has, of late, dropped homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. That, however, tells us less about the nature of homosexuals than about the moral courage of the APA. If a covey of quacks voted tomorrow that masochism, bestiality, and incest were not signs of personality disorder, that don’t necessarily make it so. One need not be a doctor of philosophy to know that when some 40-year-old male paints his face with rouge and lipstick and prances around in women’s clothes, he ain’t playing with a full deck.

Homosexuality is not a civil right. Its rise almost always is accompanied, as in the Weimar Republic, with a decay of society and a collapse of its basic cinder block, the family. Homosexuality involves sexual acts most men consider not only immoral, but filthy. The reason public men rarely say aloud what most say privately is they are fearful of being branded ‘bigots’ by an intolerant liberal orthodoxy that holds, against all evidence and experience, that homosexuality is a normal, healthy lifestyle.

There is no brief for police harassment or persecution of homosexuals. They have the same right to protection from exploitation as alcoholics, who are, likewise, sick people. As for putting practicing homosexuals in prison, as some state laws mandate, that is like throwing B’rer Rabbit into the briar patch.

As an openly gay man, Sullivan’s passionate defend of his buddy Buchanan is as indefensible as Jews that collaborated with the Nazis.  What’s the gay equivalent of an Uncle Tom?

Buchanan can take his tired act over to Fox News after burning out at CNN and MSNBC. Fox is the logical last step for this Angry Old White Man before Stormfront,  Nobody ever got fired from Fox for being too prejudiced.

The tolerance for Buchanan’s hatred for everything non-White, non-heterosexual and non-Christian is legendary, documented and unlimited. Idiots like Andrew Sullivan can kiss his Irish ass all they like, but for anyone who doesn’t fit into the Wonderful White World of Pat Buchanan, you’re on his enemies list.

I’m extremely pleased to consider myself as an enemy to all things Pat Buchanan. Sullivan should smarten up and realize Buchanan’s America has no room for gays, even conservative British ones.

No, Read OUR Lips, Pat. You're FIRED!

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Pat Buchanan Worried America Is Running Out of White People

White, but not right

We like to tell ourselves only stupid people are stupid enough to be openly racist these days.  Things have changed and we’re all so much more enlightened and past all that tired old prejudice thing.   Some of us even got ourselves believing its racism by Blacks against Whites that’s the real problem now.

Then there are the few and the proud who know better.  They’re few because their old school brand of bigotry has diminished and dimmed over the passage of time.  But they’re still proud to be White, Right and on top and they aren’t going to fade quietly away when they perceive their standing is being threatened.

MSNBC (y’know, the supposed “liberal” network) political commentator Pat Buchanan isn’t even pretending he’s not a ranting racist anymore.

He’s putting on his Paul Revere gear to warn of the dire consequences that will happen to America when Whites are no longer the majority race somewhere around 2041.

John Hope Franklin, the famed black historian at Duke University, once told the incoming freshmen, “The new America in the 21st century will be primarily non-white, a place George Washington would not recognize.”

In his June 1998 commencement address at Portland State, President Clinton affirmed it: “In a little more than 50 years, there will be no majority race in the United States.” The graduates cheered.

The Census Bureau has now fixed at 2041 the year when whites become a minority in a country where the Founding Fathers had restricted citizenship to “free white persons” of “good moral character.”

What are the seemingly inevitable consequences of an America where whites are a shrinking minority?

First, the end of a national Republican Party that routinely gets 90 percent of its presidential votes from white America.

California is the harbinger of what is to come.

Carried by Richard Nixon in all five presidential elections when he was on the ticket and by Ronald Reagan all four times he ran, California, where whites are now a shrinking minority, is a state where the GOP faces extinction. John McCain’s share of the California vote was down to the Barry Goldwater level of 1964.

When Texas, where two-thirds of the newborns and half the schoolchildren are Hispanic, goes the way of California, it is the end for the GOP. Arizona, Colorado and Nevada, also critical to any victorious GOP coalition, are Hispanicizing as rapidly as Texas.

In every presidential election since Bush I in 1992, Hispanics have given 60-70 percent of their votes to the Democratic ticket.

For Hispanics, largely poor and working class, are beneficiaries of a cornucopia of government goods – from free education to food stamps to free health care. Few pay federal income taxes.

Why would they not vote for the Party of Government?

Second, the economic crisis of California, brought on by an outflow of taxpayers and a huge influx of tax consumers – i.e., millions of immigrants, legal and illegal – will be mirrored nationally.

For though the majority of immigrants and illegals comes to work, and work hard, most now come from Third World countries and do not bring the academic or professional skills of European-Americans.

Third, the decline in academic test scores here at home and in international competition is likely to continue, as more and more of the children taking those tests will be African-American and Hispanic. For though we have spent trillions over four decades, we have failed to close the racial gap in education. White and Asian children continue to outscore black and Hispanic children.

Can the test-score gap be closed? With the Hispanic illegitimacy rate at 51 percent and the black rate having risen to 71 percent, how can their children conceivably arrive at school ready to compete?

Should this continue for three decades, what will it mean for America if Asians and whites occupy the knowledge-industry jobs, while scores of millions of black and Hispanic workers are relegated to low-paying service-sector jobs? Will that make for social tranquility?

Affirmative action is one answer. But this is already causing a severe backlash, and the reason is obvious.

When affirmative action was first imposed, whites outnumbered blacks nine to one. The burden of reverse discrimination on the white community was thus relatively light. Today, however, not only blacks, but Hispanics and women – two-thirds of the entire population – qualify for affirmative action in hiring and school admissions.

Those who hold the white race responsible for the mortal sins of mankind – slavery, racism, imperialism, genocide – may welcome its departure from history.

Those who believe that the civilization that came out of Jerusalem, Athens, Rome and London to be the crowning achievement of mankind will mourn its passing.

I’m not going to say I’m looking forward to the 72-year old Buchanan’s passing, but I won’t lie and say I’m going to be upset when it happens.  Here we have a former Nixon speechwriter, failed presidential candidate, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, Nazi sympathizing, Holocaust denying, racist, xenophobic scumbag who revels in being angry and outspoken about who he loves (White people) and who he hates (everybody else).

I’ve said it myself: Hitler comparisons are weak. Most of the time they are made in error and are applied inaccurately.

But not in the case of Patrick J. Buchanan.  In this dude’s case you’d be hard pressed to find a mainstream commentator more likely to cut Hitler slack than Prejudiced Pat.

His anti-Semitism is well-established as well as his passionate defense of accused Nazi war criminals. Buchanan doesn’t apologize for it and he’s not going to run away from his racist and supremacist beliefs I’m not going to shy away from calling him out on it.

Here are more of Uncle Pat’s musings about what’s wrong with America.

Obama’s White House thus enlisted in the long and successful campaign to expel Christianity from the public square, diminish its presence in our public life, and reduce its role to that of just another religion.

The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear. Hispanics already comprise 42 percent of New Mexico’s population, 37 percent of California’s, 38 percent of Texas’s, and over half the population of Arizona under the age of twenty. ……. Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically, and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being overturned. Will this Mexican nation within a nation advance the goals of the Constitution—to “insure domestic tranquility” and “make us a more perfect union”? Or has our passivity in the face of this invasion imperiled our union?

Not until the 1960s did courts begin to use the Fourteenth Amendment to impose a concept of equality that the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, The Federalist Papers, and the Gettysburg Address never believed in. Before the 1960s, equality meant every citizen enjoyed the same constitutional rights and the equal protection of existing laws. Nothing in the Constitution or federal law mandated social, racial, or gender equality.

If [conservative political commentator Heather] Mac Donald’s statistics are accurate, 49 of every 50 muggings and murders in New York are the work of minorities. That might explain why black folks have trouble getting a cab. Every New York cabby must know the odds, should he pick up a man of color at night.

Two things smell like pork and one of them is pork.

Then there’s my favorite “OMG/WTF” quote.

Perhaps some of us misremember the past. But the racial, religious, cultural, social, political, and economic divides today seem greater than they seemed even in the segregation cities some of us grew up in.

Back then, black and white lived apart, went to different schools and churches, played on different playgrounds, and went to different restaurants, bars, theaters, and soda fountains. But we shared a country and a culture. We were one nation. We were Americans.

For some reason I have this sudden urge to start whistling “Dixie.” What a mind-boggling confessional of sheer paranoia, hatred and outright lunacy.    When I read some delusional bullshit where a some Irish asshole like Buchanan longs for the days when the darkies knew their place and stayed there I wish I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Buchanan so I could look him directly in the face and say, “Hey, Pat?  Go to hell, you racist punk “

Buchanan is crazy as the day is long but he’s also well-paid and has a high-profile to air his bigotry against Blacks, Latinos, gays, Jews, women and anyone else who isn’t straight, White, male and Irish Catholic. He is Archie Bunker without the laugh track.

Shame on MSNBC for turning a blind eye to this evil old bastard’s hatred of everything that isn’t White, straight and Christian.   These kinds of expressions of bias is nothing new from Buchanan, but MSNBC seems content to allow him to go on vomiting up his provincial   Left to his own devices, Buchanan is nothing to get excited about.   He might have another ten years of hate speech left in him and then he’s gone like a bad odor.  His racism is indistinguishable from that of a David Duke, but because he has some credentials he has credibility Duke can only dream of.

It’s easy to dismiss Buchanan as an aging anachronism soon to disappear in the tar pits with all the other dinosaurs whose brains were too small to adapt to a brave new world.   It’s a mistake to think what he says doesn’t resonate in the corridors of power where the decisions are made to support or oppose people
of color rising up to assume their rightful place in this country.

Forget about Occupy Wall Street.  Let’s Occupy Pat Buchanan’s brain.  We just have to find it first.

Buy it for that racist in your family who's worn out their copy of "Mein Kampf"

Reasonable Republicans Stand Up! (the racist ones won’t shut up)

"Hawaii? Where the hell n Mexico is Hawaii?"

There are a few more Republicans in leadership positions stepping up to call Birtherism bunk and much to my surprise Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is one of the most emphatic in her rejection of it.

Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) appeared Monday night on CNN’s John King, USA to discuss her recent veto of a “birther bill” — a piece of legislation requiring candidates for public office to submit proof of U.S. citizenship to the state Secretary of State before they could appear on the state’s ballot. And despite the issue’s appeal to the GOP’s Tea Party base, Brewer had nothing good to say about the bill.

“Well, you know, it seems to me that we have talked about this issue now going on probably two years, and that I believe that most people have reached out and they did their investigations, and it’s become such a huge distraction,” said Brewer. “I for one, I believe that what I have seen, and after speaking with governor — or the prior governor of Hawaii — that indeed he [Obama] was born in Hawaii.

“It’s just something that I think is leading our country down a path of destruction, and it just is not serving any good purpose.Brewer, who previously served as Arizona’s Secretary of State, also said of the bill’s provisions: “It was a bridge way too far to give one person in the state of Arizona — a partisan person at that — the ability to keep a person off the ballot. And it wasn’t just the President of the United States — it was all the way down the path of all elected officials.

“So, it was something that I felt very uncomfortable with signing, having been a prior Secretary of State. And I think we just really need to move on. Everybody’s had two years to prove, if they wanted to, that he was not born in Hawaii. They haven’t come up with any of that kind of proof.”

Republican National committee Chairman Reince Priebus adds an “amen” to the choir.

“Trump and the candidates can talk about it all they want, but my position is that the president was born in the United States,” Priebus told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, CNN reports.

“I don’t think it’s an issue that moves voters,” Priebus added. “It’s an issue in my opinion that I don’t personally get too excited about, because I think the more important question is what’s going on in this country in regards to jobs, to debt, and the deficit and spending. Those are the things that people are worried about. People aren’t worried about these other issues.”

Make no mistake about it: Brewer and Priebus are no friends of the president and would like nothing better than to replace him in 2012. That’s fine, because that’s what they’re supposed to be trying to do.

"I am not my hair. Okay, maybe I am."

Still, if more Republicans in positions of leadership were wiling to speak up and tell the single-issue candidates to shut up,  Donald Trump would begin to fade from the headlines like a bad memory and the sooner the GOP is able to start a serious discussion in developing a strategy that takes on Obama based upon policy and his performance as president.

Give up a brief round of applause for Brewer and Priebus stepping up to say there is no there to Birtherism and candidates that exploit it are not helping the G.O.P. prospects in 2012.

Oblivious to his ever-increasing isolation,  the Donald continues his scorched earth tactics against the president, but now with an nasty racist edge to it.  Trump suggests Obama wasn’t smart enough to attend an Ivy League school.

“I heard he was a terrible student, terrible,” Trump told the Associated Press in an interview, a claim he’s made in the past but one he doubled down on by suggesting he’s probing that area of the president’s life.

“How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard? I’m thinking about it, I’m certainly looking into it. Let him show his records,” he said, without providing backup for his claim.

Trump added, “I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can’t get into Harvard.”

“We don’t know a thing about this guy,” Trump said. “There are a lot of questions that are unanswered about our president.”

Setting aside the overt race-baiting dog whistle behind Trump’s latest example of his mouth disengaging from his brain (How did a Black guy with a funny name get into Harvard when I, Donald Trump, have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and great White teeth and skin who can’t get into Harvard?) there is a simple answer to his simple-minded questions as Politico explains.

Obama transferred to Columbia University in 1981 from Occidental College, and graduated two years later. He graduated Harvard Law magna cum laude in 1991, after serving as editor of the prestigious Law Review.

But trust Pat Buchanan, Tricky Dick Nixon’s old butt boy and unrepentant Nazi sympathizer to come up with an answer for that one too.

“He’s probably affirmative action all the way,” Buchanan sieg heiled on Hardball.

The longer Trump flogs his hatred for Obama the more he exposes big fat red neck.  It’s just his roundabout way of calling Obama a “nigger.” Why doesn’t he just say it and get it over with? He’ll feel better.

It’s not gonna do much to help his good relationship with “The Blacks” either.

"Damn. I guess he does have a birth certificate."

This morning The White House released President Obama’s birth certificate.  This will be the most scrutinized birth certificate in the history of the world.

It’s galling to a point the president had to do this.  Obama tried to ignore the Birthers and then he tried to laugh them off, but finally he had to put this mess behind him.   Not that this will stop Trump’s hee-hawing like the jack-ass he is.   But then this release wasn’t for him and the other non-believers.

This was for all the independent and other voters who will look at Obama’s birth certificate and say, “Okay, this is a settled issue.”

This story is now OVER!  (Nah.  I don’t believe it either).

MSNBC ignores Pat Buchanan’s Hitler mancrush

Pat Buchanan: so Far-Right hes wrong.

Pat Buchanan: so Far-Right he's wrong.

Make a deal with the devil and you don’t change the devil.  The devil changes you.

But what if you’re someone who admires Adolf Hitler, the closest thing the world has ever seen to the devil in the flesh?

What if you actually wrote a column that suggests Poland started World War II and Hitler not only wanted peace, he didn’t even want to invade Russia.

You’d probably be Patrick J. Buchanan.

If Hitler wanted the world, why did he not build strategic bombers, instead of two-engine Dorniers and Heinkels that could not even reach Britain from Germany?

Why did he let the British army go at Dunkirk?

Why did he offer the British peace, twice, after Poland fell, and again after France fell?

Why, when Paris fell, did Hitler not demand the French fleet, as the Allies demanded and got the Kaiser’s fleet? Why did he not demand bases in French-controlled Syria to attack Suez? Why did he beg Benito Mussolini not to attack Greece?

Because Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps.

~ Patrick J. Buchanan,  9-1-2009

MSNBC carried Buchanan’s column on their website  but removed it when a Jewish Democratic activist published an article on The Huffington Post  about Buchanan’s  pro-Hitler sentiments

In response to a query from Politico.com, a MSNBC spokesman said, “An editorial decision was made to remove the column from msnbc.com. Pat is a contributor to MSNBC, his syndicated column does not speak for the network or represent the views of MSNBC.”

MSNBC may rightly be embarrassed by  Buchanan’s blog entry where he defends Adolf Hitler, but they have no one but themselves to blame.   It doesn’t take a background check by a private investigator to find evidence of Buchanan’s sympathy for the Fuhrer.   All it takes is a Google search.

The Anti-Defamation League has complied entire pages devoted to Buchanan’s bigotry including his  Hitler crush such as this gushing bit of revisionism:   “Those of us in childhood during the war years were introduced to Hitler only as a caricature…Though Hitler was indeed racist and anti-Semitic to the core, a man who without compunction could commit murder and genocide, he was also an individual of great courage, a soldier’s soldier in the Great War, a leader steeped in the history of Europe, who possessed oratorical powers that could awe even those who despised him. But Hitler’s success was not based on his extraordinary gifts alone. His genius was an intuitive sense of the mushiness, the character flaws, the weakness masquerading as morality that was in the hearts of the statesmen who stood in his path.”

St. Louis Globe – Democrat, Aug 25, 1977

What’s the difference between Buchanan praising Hitler as “individual of great courage” possessing both “extraordinary gifts” and “genius” and MSNBC giving him a national platform and Louis Farrakhan calling the Fuhrer “wickedly great?”   Is it that Farrakhan is a reviled figure by the good ol’ boy mainstream media while Buchanan  is regarded as a kindred spirit who occasionally says off-the-wall things about Nazis?

But MSNBC, the supposed left-wing alternative to Fox News, doesn’t seem to care about Buchanan’s history of making inflammatory remarks defending Hitler, denigrating homosexuals, demonizing feminists and degrading minorities.   He’s “Uncle Pat” who plays the role of the crotchety curmudgeon for Rachel Maddow so she can shake her head sadly over how backwards and bigoted he is.

Buchanan is older, but he hasn’t mellowed with age like a fine wine.  If anything he’s become even more of a bitter old bigot, homophobe and anti-Semitic than he was.   As recently as June  Buchanan and Maddow argued over his opposition to affirmative action and Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.   Even Maddow had wearied of Buchanan’s White supremacy rap, but she shouldn’t have been so naive.  As recently as March 2008 Buchanan  had reacted to Barack Obama’s speech about race and ranted where was the gratitude from Blacks for all White Americans had done for them?

…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.

(Jeremiah) Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Buchanan conveniently forgets if White Americans hadn’t set sail to enslave Black Africans in the first place, their damned “Christian salvation” wouldn’t have been necessary.

MSNBC ignored Buchanan's bigotry, but now tries to play dumb.

MSNBC needs to go further than merely removing Buchanan’s columns from their website.   He should be removed from their employment.

And why not?  What has Pat Buchanan done to justify his prominence as a political commentator?   He last job in government was 22 years ago as Ronald Reagan’s Communications Director from 1985 to 1987.   He ran for president three times, failed three times and succeeded only in solidifying the image of the Republican Party as captive to the extreme right-wing with his 1992 “culture war”  speech to the Republican National Convention.

Apparently, MSNBC thinks this perennial loser gives the perennial third place cable news network some small degree of stature.

MSNBC has given this Hitler groupie a forum for his hatred for far too long.  If  the  insufferably sanctimonious Keith Olbermann needs a worthy candidate he should nominate  Buchanan as a lifetime member of his “Worst Person in the World” list.

If you can’t beat her, beat her up.

Relax, Sonia.  Barack's got your back.

Relax, Sonia. Barack's got your back.

First things first.  Unless the Republicans  find a literal dead body in her closet,  Sonia Sotomayor will be the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court when it opens for business this fall.

It’s really a matter of mathematics.  There are 12 Democrats and only seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.   Whenever the mess in Minnesota is sorted out, Al Franken will join the 59-member strong Democratic majority as opposed to 40 Republican senators (though the health of Ted Kennedy and the faltering 91-year-old Robert Byrd bear watching).   Barring a major scandal, meltdown or faux pas, Sotomayor should be confirmed relatively easily.

The liklihood (there are almost no certainties in politics) of Sotomayor’s inevitability is not going to stop Senate Republicans for at least trying to present a show of resistance to her.    In politics, when you know going in the odds are against you, at least look as if you’re putting up a fight.   Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee have to make it look good despite knowing the outcome in advance.

But the Unelected Opposition of conservative pundits and talking heads isn’t interested in lightly tapping Sotomayor with kid gloves.  The have sharpened the daggers and  are looking to draw blood.   They know while they can’t beat  her,  theywill enjoy beating her up.

The opposition has seized upon one sentence uttered by the judge in her 17 years on the bench:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white man who hasn’t lived that life.” ~ Sonia Sotomayor/2001

The gates of hell flung open with the thunder of chest-thumping indignation by Angry White Men (and a few token women and minorities) whom suddenly developed a newfound sensitivity toward racism.  At least when White men are the ones supposedly being discriminated against.

Newt slams Sonia as a racist.

Newt slams Sonia as a "racist."

Imagine a judical nominee  said, ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman’  new racism is no better than old racism. “

“White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw.  Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on Twitter.

“So here you have a racist.  You might want to soften that, and you might want to say a reverse-racist.  And the libs, of course say that minorities cannot be racists because they don’t  have the power to implement their racism.  Well, those days are gone, because reverse-racists certainly do have the power to implement their power.  Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse-racist, and now he’s appointed one.”

“She is a hack like he is a hack, in the sense that the court is a place to be used to make policy—not to adjudicate cases, not to adjudicate constitutional law, but to make policy. ”

Which boob is bigger? (Hint: Its not the one youre thinking)

Which boob is bigger? (Hint: It's not the one you're thinking)

“I mean do I want  her to fail?  Yeah.  Do I want her to fail to get on the court?  Yes—she’d be a disaster on the court.”

~ Comedian and drug addict, Rush “the Boss”  Limbaugh

Unfortunately for her and fortunately for us there are plenty of things that we’ve even talked about her already.   I’m telling you, she appears to be a racist.  She said things that are racist in any other context…I would continually bring up this quote of hers, I’d like her to explain that.  It is incredible to me.  There is no one else I can think of who could possibly have said the kind of things she said, if they are reported accurately about the benefits of being a brown woman as opposed to a white man and interpreting the law and nobody can look at that and say that was not a racist, sexist statement that would disqualify anybody else…She is a Hispanic woman and we can’t say anything like this.

~ former Congressman and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo

“I think she is a racist.  I think she decided things based on race.  I think she says that a Hispanic woman, with the experience of being a Hispanic woman can make decisions that a white man can’t make.    I can’t imagine saying that.  That’s like saying Hispanics can’t make money decisions like them Jews.”

— Glenn Beck,  Fox News television host/comedian

If the U.S. Seante rejects race-based justice, Sonia Sotomayor wil never sit on the Supreme Court.

Because that is what Sonia is all about.  As the New York Times reported Saturday, the salient cause of her career has been advancing people of color, over whites, based on race and national origin.

Like Lani Guinier, the Clinton appointee rejected for reverse-racism, Sonia Sotomayor is a quota queen.  She believes in, preaches and practices race-based justice.  How can any Republican senator vote to elevate to the Supreme Court, who, all  her life,  has believe in, preached and practiced race discrimination against white males, without endorsing the Obama-Sotomayor view that diversity trumps equal justice, and race-based justice should  have its own seat on the high court?

I love the taste, but I hate cleaning up afterward, says Bukkake Buchanan.

"I love the taste, but I hate cleaning up afterward," says Bukkake Buchanan.

Down the path Sotomayor would take us lies an America where Hispanic justices rule for Hispanics, black judges rule for blacks and white judges rule for white folks…On principle, Republicans cannot support Sonia Sotomayor.

And polticially, if they do, why should the white working man and woman ever vote Republican again, as it is they who are the designated victims of the race-based justice of Sonia Sotomayor?

Why should white folks vote for anyone who says, “We are against race discrimination,  unless it is discrimination against you?”

MSNBC contributor, failed Republican presidential candidate and occasional  Nazi sympathizer Pat Buchanan

“A few more Senate confirmations of judges like Sonia Sotomayor and America will look like the inside of a Mexican prison.”

— Ann Coulter (10-17-97)

Law professors, former clerks, even respected left-leaning news outlets have all expressed concerns that Sotomayor is not the intellectual heavyweight that Obama would have selected.  What she has is legal experience—as a trial judge, appellate judge, and commerical litigator–she seems to lack in scholarly talent…Sotomayor may have been given preferential treatment because she’s a a Latina woman.  Let’s hope that if she becomes a Justice she doesn’t do the same.”

— Sabrina L. Schaeffer/Townhall.com

“For those who believe in the rule of law, Barack Obama used the words ‘rule of law’ in introducing his nominee.  For those who take his words as gospel even when his own actions are directly the opposite of his words, that may be enough to let him put this dangerous woman on the Supreme Court…The real question is whether the Republican Senators have the guts to alert the public to the dangers of putting this kind of judge on the highest court in the land, so that they will at least have some chance of stopping the next one that comes along.”

“What does it say about her qualifications to be on the Supreme Court when her supporters’ biggest talking points are that she had to struggle to rise in the world? ”

Compares Sotomayor to Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and Hitler.

Compares Sotomayor to Capone, Bonnie and Clyde and Hitler.

“Bonnie and Clyde had to struggle.  Al Capone had to struggle.  The only President of the United States who was forced to resign for his misdeeds—Richard Nixon—had to struggle.  For that matter, Adolf Hitler had to struggle.   There is no evidence that struggle automatically makes you a better person.”

— Thomas Sowell

If you didn’t think the direction of the country could get any worse under the leadership of Barack Obama, you were wrong.

This week, he nominated for the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor – a racist who mocks the notion that judges are merely supposed to interpret the law, not make it, under our constitutional system

Sotomayor is comfortable making such decisions for one reason – she has no respect for the rule of law and the constitutional limits on the judiciary branch of government. In short, she believes it is perfectly appropriate for judges to make policy, legislate from the bench, create new law where none has previously existed.

Need more persuading this woman is an extremist and unfit to be a spectator in the Supreme Court, let alone a justice?

Sotomayor is a member of the National Council of La Raza. What is La Raza?

In reality, La Raza is a racist hate group – a band of “Hispanic supremacists,” if you will, though it is seldom characterized that way…The only real differences between La Raza and the neo-Nazis and the KKK are its wealth, power and level of sophistication.

What does La Raza literally mean? The race. Not surprising that Sotomayor would belong to such a group. Because that’s what she’s all about – race.

Joseph Farah, WorldNetDaily.com

So there you have it.   A vertitable smorgasboard of far-right knee-jerk paranoia and propaganda with little thought and less substance involved.  Gingrich, Limbaugh, Tancredo and Beck all warn that Sotomayor is a mean-spirited, hardcore  racist.   Buchanan claimes Sotomayor is a “quota queen” and “reverse racist” who is waging war from the bench on “white folks.”

As far back as 1997 , Coulter was warning judges like Sotomayor would turn the nation into Mexican prisons.

Townhall.com columnist Sabrina L. Schaeffer suggests the judge isn’t too bright who benefited from being a “Latina woman.”  Schaeffer is joined by her Townhall.com colleague Uncle Thomas Sowell  who calls Sotomayor a “dangerous woman”  and isn’t impressed by her struggle as a young Latina in the Bronx because after all Adolf Hitler and Al Capone had to struggle too.    Proving once again there’s no situation that the shadow of Hitler can’t be pimped to make someone look like a real bastard.

The caliber of many of arguments against Judge Sotomayor are short on substance and  loud on noise.    It appears since they don’t have facts to back them up, race-baiting and distortions will have to suffice.   None of these clowns have a vote, but they hope by rattling their cans they might influence a few Republicans who do.

They can’t win this fight, but they will make a lot of noise before they lose.

Its all smiles now, but Sessions wont make it easy for Sotomayor.

It's all smiles now, but Sessions won't make it easy for Sotomayor.