Pat Buchanan: "Our president might reflect on... the overrepresentation of white males -- in the caskets coming home..."



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.

  • Bg101962

    Trained by Nixon. Still an a$$hole

  • WDRussell

    Since we are talking percentages, of those killed in the last ten years in the middle east.
    Does anybody believe that 5% of them came from the richest 5% of American families?

  • Anonymous

    The dumbest quote to ever come out of any war "You go to war with the Army you have,  not the Army you want". I guess Rums forgot that this was a preemptive war, a war of  Neocons choosing. Perhaps that wordsmith, Rums does not know what preemptive means. It means you make the first assault. You decide where, when, how, to attack. You decide what the objectives are. You decide the kind of army you need, the number of troops needed to fulfill the objectives,  the kind of armaments the ground troops need, the numbers and types of air and naval power needed. I am willing to bet that if you get all the quotes from all the wars made by both the allies and enemies, Rumsfeldt's would be NUMERO UNO in stupidity.

  • Anonymous

    Where was Pat when Bush preemptively attacked a nation that had no nuclear weapons or would have them "within a year", No wmds, had nothing to do with 9/11? What did Pat have to say about those who gave their lives for an unnecessary war? What did Pat have to say about the Bush plot not to show the return of those troops in coffins? I don't know if Pat ever served actively in the military but I do resent those who did not serve yet continuously wear flags in their lapels and talk about the "sacrifices of our brave troops" they sent into harm's way. Need I name them? Just google "chickenhawks" and you will see a list of the toughest talking warmongers who never heard a bullet whiz past their ears.

  • Bacchus maximus

    I wish I had the data, but I'm sure the white population fell for the Patriotic propaganda by Bush &co than the people of color! There were more brainwashed whites than the others!

  • It's odd that Pat didn't mention the economic class difference.  Last I checked 99.99% of all fallen soldiers were from the middle class on down no matter their color or religion.  You would think that something so significant wouldn't escape Pat's beady little eyes. I bet when he hears about he'll really be steamed.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love it when Pat rattles your cage.

    "Venom and bigotry"? I came up through the Civil Rights movement of the '60's. Clearly, you have no idea what "venom and bigotry" really looks like.

  • Emilio

    In my universe dirtbags like this punk would cease to exist.  It's people like this bigot Buchanan who are helping to destroy this nation because they see an end to excessive white privilege.

  • 42bkdodgr

    I guess Pat has forgotten we now have a volunteer Army. I seems Pat wants to back to the draft system, when ppl like Cheney, during the Vietnam War used deferments to get out of the draft and the Army at that time was mainly made up of minorities.

  • That's it : no more wars until we can better balance the racial, religious, gender, political, and INTELLIGENCE level of those being killed in such wars!!!!

    All in favor.............

  • Yea I think I am going to reserve the right to just not let Pat and Pat raise my blood pressure. I will respectfully say that if Pat doesn't like so many white males in body bags then MAYBE next time he finds out that there is a BOGUS WAR brewing he ask his Caucasian counterparts to "hold the phone" as it were.

    Obama didn't start the wars, he is trying to wind them down. As I understand Obama didn't send a single soldier into Libya, and the country fell hell it fell in under a year. Now no since we didn't topple it's current leader we can't SELECT it's next one, then again I thought we preferred democracy which requires ELECTIONS not new dictatorships.

    Caucasians are the majority in this country so to be surprised that more of them die than anybody else is naive at best demonic at worst. Again how can a MINORITY be the Majority in any category when they are outnumbered anywhere from 5 to 8 -1. I mean would Pat prefer an All Black Army? How about an All Hispanic or Asian one? 

    I still remember Pat's old campaign ad where he showed all those Hispanics crossing the border trying to scare people, yeah I really think Pat's motives are anything but racist.

  • Anonymous

    oops. that's what i meant: i saw the statistics over at MM before i noticed you had linked to it.
    pat is – and always was – a fucking idiot.

  • Anonymous

    and yet a quick trip around the innertubes reveals the fact that the mortality rate among american soldiers fighting pat's wars of empire MATCHES ALMOST EXACTLY THE ETHNIC MAKE-UP OF U.S. ARMED FORCES.
    what he's really saying is that not enough minorities are getting killed.

  • Maritza

    I hate to hate but I do hate this racistsonofbitch! Right after President Obama was elected this @$$ was telling Chris Matthews that we minorities voted for then President Elect Obama because we wanted to continue living in government subsidized housing or something to that effect. I sent an email to Chris Matthews that, that idiot old fart should go to hell and that I was going to respectfully ask my child and her husband to please burn their Drexel University diplomas and move to government subsidized housing to take advantage of such programs. See, we are all poor and therefore racists against the white for voting to have a president with brains.
    That old fart is probably one of the ones giving my “brown-husband” dirty looks for walking around the mall (most times against my husband’s wishes) with his “little white looking child”.  
    What does this man think of all the “whites” that voted for President Obama? I went canvassing for then candidate Obama and a lot of elderly white ladies were so happy to get one of my home-made Obama/Biden pins just as others.
    My mother in law once said that “dogs” did not go to heaven and my response was that I would gladly go to hell with mine but now I double on that and would be more than happy to see this asshole in hell.

  • HarborGuy

    ...old, male, white, racist pig.

  • You know, I'd tell this asshole to go volunteer for service in Iraq or Afghanistan himself, if he's so concerned -- but that'd be just one more white male possibly coming home in a casket . . .


  • joseph sampson

    You go to war with the Army you have, Pat, not the Army you wish to have.

  • Candy

    I'm thinking Patty Cakes doesn't understand statistics, among other things . . .