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Today’s Quotes: America the Great

“To deny American exceptionalism is in essence to deny the heart and soul of this nation.”
— Mike Huckabee, August, 2010.

“To renew American exceptionalism, we must recognize that our present crisis is not merely economic, but moral in nature… As we seek to build national wealth, we must renew our commitment to the institutions that nurture the character of our people — traditional family and religion.”
— Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) in 2011.

“America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.”
Pat Buchanan in 2008.

“I believe in America. I believe in the freedom and opportunity, and the principles of our constitution, that have led us to become the greatest nation in the history of the earth …”
Mitt Romney, April, 2011.

“It wasn’t a mistake that the fantasy avenger figure of Rambo became immensely popular in the wake of defeat in Vietnam or that, unlike American heroes of earlier decades, he had such a visibly, almost risibly overblown musculature. As eye-candy, it was pure overcompensation for the obvious. Similarly, when the United States was actually ‘the greatest’ on this planet, no one needed to say it over and over again.”
— Tom Engelhardt, “Imperial Decline: How Does It Feel to Be Inside a Dying Empire?”, TomDispatch.com, April 19, 2011.

“When it shall be said in any country in the world my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want; the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am a friend of its happiness: When these things can be said, there may that country boast its Constitution and its Government”
— Thomas Paine, “The Rights of Man”.

Today’s Quota Quote to Quote: Does The Daily Show Have a Slot For Pat Buchanan?

With goofball opinions like these, Pat would give John Oliver and Jason Jones a run for their money.

“If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.
“Is this the Democrats’ idea of diversity?” []
“If Kagan is confirmed, the Court will consist of three Jews and six Catholics (who represent not quite a fourth of the country), but not a single Protestant, though Protestants remain half the nation and our founding faith.”
— Pat Buchanan, from his column of May 14, 2010, as quoted by Media Matters.

As usual, the decrepit former Nixon aide and originator of Tricky Dick’s racist ‘Southern Strategy’ has it wrong our country’s ‘founding faith’ was neither Protestant, nor Christian, nor any religion, since we were established as a secular government it’s in the Constitution, should Pat ever take time from defending Hitler’s Germany prior to World War II to notice. That aside, Pat’s singing a different melody than the one he crooned off-key during Hispanic ‘Quota Queen’ Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation last summer:

“Like Lani Guinier, the Clinton appointee rejected for reverse racism, Sonia Sotomayor is a quota queen. She believes in, preaches and practices race-based justice.” []
“A vote for Sonia Sotomayor is a vote to affirm that race-based justice deserves its own seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“But if that happens, it will not only be the race consciousness of Hispanics that will be on the rise in the good old U.S.A.”
— Pat Buchanan, from his column on June 2, 2009, as quoted by Media Matters.

So, just to be clear: In Pat’s befuddled universe, quotas based on religion are apparently fine and diversity should prevail; quotas based on race, however, are bad for the nation and will lead to ruin. This confused soft-shoe racist still has a job on MSNBC?

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