Sunday, October 19, 2008
"Uncle Pat" Buchanan jumps the racial shark
On a special Sunday edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews, Pat Buchanan crossed the line in commenting on General Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama.
Rachel's "fake Uncle Pat" took his patented vitriol to a new level and gave voice to the repulsive and anachronistic position that Powell's support comes from the fact that they're both black. Buchanan all but dismissed Powell's sophisticated intellectual/nuanced sociopolitical presentation and clumsily assumed that skin color alone was influencing the most respected statesman of our time in backing Obama.
Joan Walsh of Salon.com said it best, "Oh Pat, I'm so sorry you went there." Her pained reaction was reinforced by Chris Matthew's embarrassed stoicism as if a beloved relative had just made a drunken ass of themselves at a family dinner.
We Maddites look forward to Rachel taking her "Uncle Pat" to task for this one.