TPC has been tracking Pat Buchanan's racism for some time, as has Media Matters. Now MSNBC contributor "Uncle Pat" has a piece up called "Obama's Race-Based Spoils System" in which he spews about President Obama's emphasis on diversity, and has the stones to say this:
Perhaps, while he is battling for a greater diversity of sacrifice and rewards up there on Martha's Vineyard, our president might reflect on another example of the overrepresentation of white males — in the caskets coming home to Dover.
In the first five years of the Iraq war, Asian-Americans were 1 percent of our fallen heroes, Latinos 11 percent, African-Americans 10 percent. White Americans were 75 percent of the dead, and from photos of the fallen in newspapers since, the ratios appear to hold.
Does this overrepresentation of white men in the body bags and caskets coming home bother our commander in chief, who wants fewer white men at the top level of his executive branch? [...]
Senate liberals applaud affirmative action programs that deny white students and white federal workers admissions and promotions they have earned by their labors. But when, ever, has one of these liberals voluntarily made the sacrifice that he demands be imposed upon others?
How sensitive and patriotic of him to use military deaths as an excuse to impart his venom and bigotry.
Does the overrepresentation of schmucks like Pat Buchanan on MSNBC bother Phil Griffin?
Thanks to MM for drawing this piece of dreck to our attention.