Pat Buchanan Suspended From MSNBC for Views on Race and America

Latest on decline of white America ousts Nixon's speechwriter.

Anyone who has seen Pat Buchanan in person knows that as strong a speaker as he is, he attacks a certain 'white power' constituency. Apparently, those beliefs as expressed in his latest book and book tour have prompted MSNBC to suspend him from the air and say they do not know when or ifhe's coming back.

Color of Change has called for his firing from MSNBC and deserves credit for spot-lighting his latest fulminations on the decline of white America. While on the Al Sharpton show, he apparently called Obama "your boy," which Sharpton took great offense to as it has specific Old South connotations.   

Buchanan has a way of not going away. He was one of the first to cycle between runs for the presidency and commentary slots in non-election years. But perhaps the political mainstream--never quite the avatar of change one hopes for--finally finds his views too far out of step in an increasingly multi-cultural America.

 

AlterNet / By Steven Rosenfeld

Posted at January 7, 2012, 4:00pm

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