Disgraced former Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams and thrice-failed GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole have both taken aim at the former House speaker, suggesting that he's "unfit" for the presidency.
I don't agree with anything that Pat Buchanan writes or says about race and eugenics -- his views are worse than extremist, and far harsher than bizarre. Still, I take strong exception to MSNBC's suspending and removing Pat Buchanan from his perch as on-air paid pundit.
Huntsman's departure from the race is a viscerally painful moment in American politics. He was the last connection to the Jack Kemp brand of open-minded, optimistic, rational conservatism. Were the term not so obviously tainted, I'd call it "compassionate conservatism."
Buchanan is not the only problematic individual to be given somewhat of a home at MSNBC. According to Equality Matters, Family Research Council head Tony Perkins has made 11 appearances on MSNBC news programs.
For too long, conservatives have blamed Black leaders for Republican failures with Black voters. Herman Cain's view suggests that looking inward is something the Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to do.
GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dredged up the stock GOP racial attack canard that blacks are brainwashed into blindly backing the Democrats. Pat Buchanan wasted no time in jumping in and agreeing.