Pat Buchanan Says Democrats Have Forced GOP to Become Party of White People

We have been witness, over the past six years, a non-stop Republican war on blacks. While Pat Buchanan, in an op-ed for World Net Daily (the only place with low enough standards to give the racist Buchanan a job), would like to re-imagine their race war as one in which Republicans are the black voter’s best friend, Michael Wells detailed the black voter’s woes for PoliticusUSA:

In Greensboro, one of North Carolina’s largest cities, voters waited for hours to vote. At North Carolina A&T University, a historically black university, many African-American students were told they could not vote because they were in the wrong precinct; their mailing address did not match their dorm address and thus, did not match the voting rolls; and students were misled as to where to vote by mailers sent by super-PACs supporting Republican candidates.

Ignoring all this, after years of voter suppression and intimidation, Buchanan assures blacks that, “as Republicans capture state legislatures across the South, they will wield their power as energetically to guarantee black Democrats get safe districts as the old Dixiecrat Democrats wielded their power to ensure that black folks could not vote.”

Awww…don’t you love it how, according to Buchanan, “selfless” Republican gerrymandering actually helps black voters?

Actually, as Republic Report’s Lee Fang tells us, the Republican gerrymandering of districts rigged the 2014 midterm elections in favor of Republican candidates, not black Democrats.

Fang relates that,

In the 2014 midterm elections, Democrats in North Carolina secured only three out of 13 seats (23 percent of NC’s congressional delegation) even though Democratic candidates in that state won about 44 percent of the vote.

According to Wells,

The impact of North Carolina’s voter ID law has already been felt. This impact will only grow more marked as it will be even tougher for minorities to vote come 2016. The future is uncertain, but what is certain is the harsh voter ID law will have a chilling effect on voting in North Carolina that will be felt for years to come.

Talk about your southern strategies. The Republicans have a perpetual winner here. If your plan is to stay in power for a century, this is definitely the way to go about it. Just look at Texas, if you need another example.

Adalia Woodbury relates how the “GOP base…truly believe that Texas is within its rights to establish a sort of Apartheid – Lone Star style.” She points to the fact that,

Texas was the first red state to celebrate the SCOTUS ruling striking down the preclearance formulate in the Voting Rights Act. In Republican speak, that means the Feds can’t interfere with their “right” to suppress votes by people who know their best interests are not served by the Republican Party.

Unfortunately, what’s true of the South is true nationally, as Fang tells us:

In 2012, the first congressional election after the last round of gerrymandering, Democratic House candidates won 50.59 percent of the vote — or 1.37 million more votes than Republican candidates — yet secured only 201 seats in Congress, compared to 234 seats for Republicans. The House of Representatives, the “people’s house,” no longer requires the most votes for power.

But Buchanan occupies that place Republicans go to feel better about themselves: a fantasyland of his own making. And the mainstream media helped him out by never once mentioning gerrymandering, proclaiming instead that the election results prove America is now a center-right nation.

Which is true, if the majority of votes – Democratic votes – are ignored. And so, facts locked securely away where they will never see the light of day, Buchanan tells us,

“Nixon believed that once desegregation was done, its natural conservatism would bring the South into the party of Goldwater, Nixon and Reagan. History has proven him right.”

Actually, history has not proven him right. The party of Goldwater no longer exists. None of the three – Goldwater, Nixon, or Reagan – qualify, according to the current standards of ideological purity, as Republican. The Grand Old Party has become God’s Own Party, a development Goldwater condemned.

Yet Buchanan maintains that,

Republican dominance in the New South is partly explained by the conservatism of the region, which is in tune with the national GOP. But the rise of the black Democrat and extinction of the white Democrat is also traceable to the Voting Rights Act.

But the problem isn’t the extinction of white Democrats but the suppression of black Democrats. Even so, Buchanan wants to convince his white readers that the real victims Republicans, who have been forced – forced, mind you – to become a party of white folks:

[B]y using naked race-based ads in the Nov. 4 elections, Democratic strategists are pushing us to an America where the GOP is predominantly white and the Democratic Party, especially in Dixie, is dominated by persons of color.

Nobody pushed the Republican Party to be the party of old white guys. The Republican Party did that to themselves, and they revel in it. These good old boys are real Americans, after all. Just ask Sarah Palin.

Given the recent surge in neo-Confederate secessionist politics (including the allegedly mainstream Rand Paul writing a foreword for a Confederate apologist), it’s almost amusing to watch Buchanan crank out a world in which ethnic nationalism is a leftist disease:

As ethnonationalism pulls at the seams of many countries of Europe, it would appear it is also present here in the United States. When political appeals on the basis of race and ethnicity are being made openly by liberal Democrats, as in 2014, we are on a road that ends in a racial-ethnic spoils system – and national disintegration.

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism,” roared Teddy Roosevelt, “a hyphenated American is not an American at all.” Typical hate crime by a man unappreciative of our diversity.

It’s a shame Buchanan can’t see that Roosevelt’s words apply to his own party, which has, as a core element, the idea that the only real Americans are white and evangelical.

27 Replies to “Pat Buchanan Says Democrats Have Forced GOP to Become Party of White People”

  1. Hey Pat, have you looked at a Democratic Convention and all the Dem rallies? There are tons of white folks at those gatherings. I am white and would never vote repub. They offer me nothing. As a woman they have been very clear that they want to take away my rights and make me a second class citizen. No Pat. You are very wrong. You have the old farts on your side.

  2. Due to their imaginary “voter mandate” there is no longer any reason in the minds of many Republicans to keep their feelings of superiority and hatred masked in innuendo.

  3. I call bull pucky on Pat Buchanan. Apparently he has ignored all the Voter Id laws, passed by Republicans, that have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of minorities.

    SCOTUS has upheld the Voter Id laws in states with large minorities such as Texas, North and South Carolina, but struck down those same laws in states such as Wisconsin with their much smaller population of minorities. Guess they didn’t feel there were enough of the minorities to make a difference.

    Buchanan is the last person on earth to blame the Democrats for anything,

  4. And when Moanin’ Joe invited Pat Buchanan back to the show (I believe it was last year some time). Miss Mika said ‘Oh, we just love Pat so much and miss him’. So, if MSNBC ever wonders where all their watchers are ~ there you have it. And yet, they (GOP and Republicans)who comment here and elsewhere, insist that CNN and MSNBC are liberal (excuse me ~ librul)stations. Guess they never bother to watch them. So much for CNN and MSNBC trying so very hard for those Republican watchers. Sorry, for my rant. Back to Pat, I wish he’d drop in a hole along with his ‘good to black folks Republicans.

  5. Yes Pat we did that! We Democrats through our sheer openness and clarity of thought have driven out all of the asinine people to where they feel the most comfortable. And now your poop is in a group.

  6. Oh, and lets not forget gerrymandering. It was so bad here in FL that the State Supreme Court called it illegal and forced the legislature to redraw the lines.

    The ONLY way Republicans can win elections is by taking away the Democratic vote. They make sure that everything will go their way. They couldn’t win in a fair election.

  7. The GOP never stopped being a party of white men. At one point in time, both parties were, but the Democrats evolved. Today, 32% of Democrats in the House, for example, are straight, white, non-Hispanic, Christian males compared to 23% in the population as a whole. Still skewed to favor that group, but not all that drastically skewed given that many of the people in the House were elected decades ago.

    The GOP, on the other hand, has not made any efforts to better reflect the population as a whole. Still today almost 90% of Republicans in the House are straight, white, non-Hispanic, Christian males-

  8. The poor republicans, so easily led

    A true country would have a congress that sees the need for one source of law for all elections. No more states BS. This is how you will vote and thats that.

    But no, we cant do that. We might catch up to Europe

  9. Why is it that some, like Buchanan, think that by presenting their convoluted analyses of social and political events to us in writing that we will be gullible enough to disremember history – the pro-slavery Democrats of the South fled to the Republican party after the war, and even more fled after the Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960’s – the stigma of racism doesn’t affix itself to the party, Buchanan, it is embedded in the mindset of those who refuse to believe and follow the most basic tenet of our type of government, that ALL men are created equal.

  10. What CLEARER PROOF that the GOP does not know the way than this story and the entire time with Congress since the beginning of the Obama administration? They are so lost that they are vulnerable to every influence around them and yet WE are supposed to FOLLOW these vulnerable confused weaklings who don’t even know themselves well enough to do anything but blindly submit to the strongest fascists.

  11. After reading this, I feel like I would vomit. What disgustingly nasty fascists,thank goodness most of them will soon be dead.

  12. Hey Pat no one forced you to choose the wrong side.
    Looks like we have to wait for the ‘old guard’ of the kkk…I mean the gop, to die off. Lord knows, sure doesn’t look like their cult will vote them out.

  13. Take a long, hard look at the SCOTUS.

    1. They are supposed to be apolitical, but instead are political.

    2. And how about religion? They vote according to their belief instead of voting in the manner in which our secular country was founded — ignoring this while favoring their religious belief.

    They forget (or don’t care) about any citizen, but instead shove their own beliefs on the front stage ignoring the Constitution and giving a phoney reason for doing do!

    The SCOTUS has destroyed much of the intent of our Founders and Framers by their irrational, erroneous interpretations and rulings, caving in to their political and religious persuasions and formed UNCONSTITUTIONAL decisions in their favor, not for “We the people!”

  14. Whenever you think that people like Pat Buchanan have spoken in the depths of dumbness, deception, and depravity, be assured that you are wrong.

    As they have all proven many times, there is no bottom their three-Ds.

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