Buchanan: Well, I think I would vote "no" on Sonia Sotomayor, the same way I would have voted "no" on Harriet Miers, and I said so the first day she was nominated. I don't think Judge Sotomayor is qualified for the United States Supreme Court.I really don't understand why she's willing to give this racist, misogynist superfuck a platform to air his crustified wankery.
She has not shown any great intellect here, or any great depth of knowledge of the Constitution; she's never written anything that I've read in terms of a law review article or major book or something like that on the law. And I do believe she's an affirmative action appointment by the President of the United States. He eliminated everyone but four women, and then he picked the Hispanic! So I think this is an affirmative action appointment, and I would vote "no."
Maddow: Why do you think it is that, of the 110 Supreme Court justices we've had in this country, 108 of them have been white?
Buchanan: Well, I think white men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built, basically, by white folks in this country, who were 90% of the entire nation in 1960 when I was growing up, Rachel, and the other 10% were African-Americans who had been discriminated against. That's why.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Friday, July 17, 2009
Pat Buchanan! Showing up yet again on Rachel Maddow's show.