Pat Buchanan’s idea of a victim

PAT BUCHANAN’S IDEA OF A VICTIM…. When it comes to Pat Buchanan and racial, ethnic, and diversity issues, it’s not exactly a secret that the conservative pundit has some, shall we say, issues. With this his history in mind, it wasn’t exactly a shock to see him characterize “white working-class voters” as victims in his latest column.

As Buchanan sees it, “white working-class voters” just can’t catch a break anymore. For example, have you heard that public schools no longer endorse and promote Christianity? I know; it’s shocking. Did you realize that white working-class voters’ Christian faith is “mocked in movies and on TV”? I don’t know what channel Buchanan is watching, but the Baseless Victimization Channel isn’t part of my cable package. Did you know that “illegal aliens” are routinely “rewarded with free educations and health care”? Sounds like a pretty sweet deal.

Wrapping up, Buchanan suggests white working-class voters no longer recognize the country around them.

America was once their country. They sense they are losing it. And they are right.

Just last week, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said Buchanan was her favorite guest “because he says what we are all thinking.”

As Adam Serwer noted today, “Someone should really ask her about that.” Adam added:

Black Americans have shed blood in every American war since the Revolution. This country, even the very Capitol building in which today’s legislators now demand to see the birth certificate of the first black president, was built on the sweat and sinew of slaves. Before we were people in the eyes of the law, before we had the right to vote, before we had a black president, we were here, helping make this country as it is today. We are as American as it gets. And frankly, the time of people who think otherwise is passing. If that’s the country Buchanan wants to hold onto, well, he’s right, he is losing it.

Good riddance.