Originally posted by chris:
Pat would never be my first choice as a candidate but he is not A RACIST.This Shapiro is obviously very insecure about this own standing in life. Is Robert Novak not a Conservative?Was Robert Taft a tool of the left?Is Michelle Malkin a racist?What about Vernon Robinson and Tom Tancredo?We have out grown isolationism as conservatives but it is a huge part of our history.
I believe we owe Pat respect if nothing else for the way he treated the Gipper.Most staff members didn't respect the Gipper the way they should or they thought they were so very important to the President he couldn't function without them.They all wanted his credit except Clark,Nofziger and Pat.We must all admit he served our President well. Is Pat Honorable?The way he served the President YES he is.I have not read all his books so if anyone has proof of his "racism" I am willing to listen.Pat cant be all that bad since he is willing to abolish he IRS.I have read DEATH OF THE WEST and there is nothing remotely racist in that book.
"If we had to take a million immigrants in, say Zulus, next year, or Englishmen, and put them up in Virginia, what group would be easier to assimilate and would cause less problems for the people of Virginia?" ("This Week With David Brinkley," 1/8/91)
Memo to Nixon cited an article claiming that heredity determines intelligence (similar to the more recent Bell Curve book) and wrote:
"If correct, then all our efforts and expenditures not only for 'compensatory education' but to provide an 'equal chance at the starting line' are guaranteeing that we wind up with the intelligent ones coming in first. And every study shows blacks 15 I.Q. points below whites on average. . . . If there is no refutation, then it seems to me that a lot of what we are doing in terms of integration of blacks and whites -- but even more so, poor and well-to-do -- is less likely to result in accommodation than it is in perpetual friction -- as the incapable are played consciously by government side by side with the capable."
He's also an admirer of Hitler: "Those of us in childhood during the war years were introduced to Hitler only as 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"
He's also a Holocaust denier: "Since the war, 1,600 medical papers have been written on 'The Psychological and Medical Effects of the Concentration Camps on Holocaust Survivors.' This so-called 'Holocaust Survivor syndrome involves 'group fantasies of martyrdom and heroics.' "
You are the company that you keep. Buchanan keeps company with people like this:
-- Larry Pratt, co-chairman of Buchanan's failed campaign, is a major figure in the militia movement, and has appeared at workshops and on TV shows sponsored by white supremacist "Christian Identity" groups.
-- Rev. Donald Wildmon, another of the 4 Buchanan co-chairmen, crusades against sexually explicit TV shows and has repeatedly asserted that Jews dominate the entertainment industry and are responsible. He condemned the movie "Last Temptation of Christ" as being funded by "Jewish money."
-- Michael Farris, the third of the 4 co-chairmen, attended the "White Rose Banquet" honoring those who had gone to jail for acts of violence in the anti-abortion crusade -- including Paul Hill, who shot a doctor and his bodyguard in Pensacola, Florida. The banquet was held in Arlington, VA on January 21, 1996
-- William Carter, a member of Buchanan's South Carolina steering Committee, ran David Duke's 1992 campaign there.
-- Susan Lamb, Duval County, Florida chairwoman for Buchanan was involved in the "National Association for the Advancement of White People", founded by Duke.
-- Samuel Francis, a friend and supporter who spoke at a 1993 meeting of Buchanan's group "American Cause", has called for a "white reconquest of the United States" and reportedly was asked to leave the Washington Times' editorial staff because of his racism.
-- Vincent Bruno, has ties to ex-KKK wizard David Duke's 1991 campaign for Louisiana governor. Bruno was Duke's liaison to the religious right.
This man is the reason that those on the left call us fascists, racists, and hypocrites and the reason that the less informed members of the public believe them.
We have just as much responsibility to denounce him as Muslims do to denounce Osama bin Laden.
I'll leave you with just a random sampling of Buchanan quotes...
"Women are simply not endowed with the same measure of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism."
"You just wait until 1996, then you'll see a real right-wing tyrant."
"We are in the process of destroying the one working economy [in lower Africa -- South Africa] -- because it doesn't adopt an idiotic 'One man, one vote' regimen."