Douche of the Week

Pat Buchanan’s Racist Tome Gets Him Fired From MSNBC. He Blames Blacks, “Militant Gays”

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at [email protected].


Conservative nutjob Pat Buchanan is old-school crazy: He is often cited for his white-supremacist bigotry against people of color, Jews, homosexuals, immigrants—well, he’s not picky, really.  A senior advisor to Nixon, Ford and Reagan, Buchanan is also an author, columnist and talking head, among other things.

It’s no surprise, and frankly it’s sorely overdue, that we’re crown ol’ Patty with our highest honor: The Douche of the Week!

Recently Pat authored a new book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?, that’s has caused something of a furor. (Chapter 4 is “The End of White America,” about how this country’s European “core” is being undermined by immigration.)

Book don’t sell themselves, though, so Buchanan went on a promotional tour and stopped by The Political Cesspool, a radio show that claims to represent a pro-white philosophy: “We wish to revive the White birthrate above replacement level fertility and beyond to grow the percentage of Whites in the world relative to other races.”

Sounds like the ideal audience for him.

But Buchanan’s book and his partnering up with a hate group ticked off civil-rights organizations and Credo Action, who gathered 270,000 signatures demanding MSNBC fire him.

It looks like the network listened: Buchanan hasn’t appeared on MSNBC since October. Network president Phil Griffin told reporters this weekend that Suicide of a Superpower and its barely veiled white-supremacist views were to blame for his absence—and might result in his never being invited back.

What does our DOTW do in response? Oh, right, he blames the gays.

During a radio interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday  Buchanan claimed his absence was because of the book tour and a subsequent illness in December. Then he went after “the usual suspects,” as he calls them:

“Look, for a long period of time the hard left—militant gay rights groups, militant… well, they call themselves civil-rights groups, but I’m not sure they’re concerned about civil rights, people of color, [activist/policy wonk] Van Jones—These folks and others have been out to get Pat Buchanan off TV, deny him speeches [and] get his column canceled.”

Ah victimization, the last refuge of the Douche.

But seriously, who are these “militant gays” Buchanan rails against—and can we join them?  We look fabulous in camouflage.

All together now: What a douche!

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