The Political Cesspool (Thankfully, Finally) Swallows One of Its Own

Abby Zimet

Old-timey bigot Pat Buchanan may finally be out at MSNBC for his latest racially-charged book “Suicide of a Superpower,” which has garnered much outrage and a 275,000-signature petition. MSNBC had suspended but not fired Buchanan - who has long been fond of the KKK but less so of women, homosexuals,  brown, black and non-Christian people - for comments that "should (not) be part of the national dialogue much less part of the dialogue on MSNBC.” His chapter titled “The End of White America” might have finally been too much. It's a (small) comfort there's such a thing.

The wisdom of Buchanan:

"For what is a nation? Is it not a people of a common ancestry, culture, and language who worship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays, share the same music, poetry, art, literature, held together, in Lincoln’s words, by “bonds of affection. . . If that is what a nation is, can we truly say America is still a nation? The European and Christian core of our country is shrinking. The birth rate of our native born has been below replacement level for decades. By 2020, deaths among white Americans will exceed births, while mass immigration is altering forever the face of America."

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