Hey everyone! It’s everybody’s favorite bigot (OK … my favorite bigot) Patrick J. Buchanan! And he’s arguing with The Maddow about why-oh-why white males need to be protected! You know? Because they built this country and they earned it! Poo to those brown folks and women who got stepped on. And Hispanics don’t have it that bad anyway and … and … oh, just WATCH this monstrosity. You’ll get the point.
For once I have to say the words, Thank God I Watched Hardball before I saw this because despite Chris Matthews’ leanings towards Pat on the particular issue of the “reverse discrimination” firefighter case, they actually had on the president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund who … *gasp* … bothered to use logic and facts to explain why the test scores were thrown out in the first place and why the city feared being sued.
For those too lazy to watch the video to go through a double-dose of Pat, the attorney kindly explains repeatedly that the test was new and people who’d done well in the department in the past (namely many blacks and Latinos who were already in management positions) didn’t do well on the NEW test. This concerned the city because if people you know who are good at their jobs didn’t do well on a new test perhaps it’s the test. Hence they threw the results out and all kinds of hell broke loose anyway. It seems this fire department already had a good history of promoting minorities.
This would be like a school district deciding to try out a new testing system and is shocked when more than half of their top students, who also happen to be black, fail it. Was it the students or was it the new test? You know your students are good. You deal with them on a daily basis. They test was new so … duh, you blame the test. This is what happened in the “reverse discrimination” case, according to the president. They knew the folks who didn’t do well were competent and got concerned that they could get sued for this flawed test. Thanks for the explanation NAACP guy. Too bad Pat and Chris honestly didn’t listen to you.
Back to Uncle Pat tho.
Oh, Uncle Pat. What did Sotomayor ever do to you? Is this because she’s both Puerto Rican AND a woman AND she’s smarter than you? Is this because the only way in your skewed view to prove that something is not racist is to appoint a white guy to it? And why is it assumed that Sotomayor can’t look beyond her race, but magically white men can? I thought EVERYONE was colored by their experiences? But you know what I really love about Pat? Arguing with that man is like arguing with a stop sign and he stopped caring what anyone, including myself, thought years ago. He is one of the few who will actually straight up say someone’s got to defend the white man with a straight face. He says this as the majority of people in Congress, a majority of Supreme Court Judges, a majority of corporation CEOs, governors, state representatives, police officers, military generals and major power brokers are STILL white men. How can you be oppressed when you still run everything? Yeah, the president is half Kenyan. That’s nice. You still have THE WORLD. What more do you need, Pat?
But this is about the average white guy, right? The poor, working class schlub who has to compete with minorities for jobs. You’re sticking up for the little guy. The little guy that is still in the majority and still holds the majority of those blue collar jobs. But I know, Pat. If one white man is inconvenienced that is one white man too far. Oh why won’t us ladies and the minorities get back in the kitchen where we belong? After all, as you pointed out, white men built this country (with slave labor and spousal support) and fought for this country (back when they wouldn’t allow blacks and women to fight for the country), so they should get first dibs. It just makes sense to you. And that’s why you’re my favorite. My favorite bigot. Tell your equally hateful sister Bay I said, “Hi!”
Shine on, you crazy bigoted diamond!