Pat Buchanan, a conservative pundit who worked for Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan and who has also run for president three times including winning the New Hampshire primary for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996, wrote an article telling the Republicans to use Sonia Sotomayor as a way to stoke white resentment to grow the party.
Here is the article he wrote on his blog called “How to Handle Sonia”
After watching the Republican senators grill Sonia Sotomayor about issues of race in a patronizing, condescending and patronizing way, it is pretty obvious that the Republican party is trying to tap into the angry white vote. They are definitely using the Pat Buchanan playbook.
Here is a clip from the Rachel Maddow Show in which Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan battle it out. Buchanan says some extremely racially incendiary comments