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Is Pat Buchanan finally out at MSNBC?

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It seems MSNBC's president, while conceding that "Pat's a good guy," may have finally had it with Buchanan's sometimes subtle "put on a happy (black)face" style of racism. What fascinates me about Buchanan is how expertly he flirts with bigotry. Take the latest controversial Buchanan musings:

For what is a nation?

Is it not a people of a common ancestry, culture, and language whoworship the same God, revere the same heroes, cherish the same history, celebrate the same holidays, share the same music, poetry, art, literature, held together, in Lincoln’s words, by “bonds of affection. . . . mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battle-field, and patriot grave, to everyliving heart and hearth-stone”?

If that is what a nation is, can we truly say America is still a nation? The European and Christian core of our country is shrinking. The birth rate of our native born has been below replacement level for decades. By 2020, deaths among white Americans will exceed births, while mass immigration is altering forever the face of America.
On its face, America is more racially, religiously, and culturally pluralist than it was before.  So that's a true statement.  But one does get the sense that Buchanan's problem isn't just that he feels the country is falling apart, but rather that the dark people did it.  And therein lies the problem, and his racism.

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