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Pat Buchanan Claims To Be In Sync With JFK In Wanting The US To be “89 or 90% White"

Reported by Ellen - August 31, 2006 -

Pat Buchanan was back on Hannity & Colmes last night (8/30/06) to whip up some more hatred toward Mexican immigrants. Not only are his theories vile, the introduction read by Alan Colmes was just as bad. But the piece de resistance was Buchanan’s attempt to invoke JFK as a rationale for the country to be “89 or 90% white.”

Colmes began the discussion with the following: “Are (Buchanan’s) worst nightmares coming true? Now take a look at what’s happened along in the border in the eight days since Pat has appeared on Hannity & Colmes. In just the area near Yuma, Arizona, border patrol agents have been attacked seven times, including having been shot at twice. Over the weekend in California, pro-immigrant protesters raised a Mexican flag over a US Post Office and shouted obscenities at police officers. In Arizona last week, a man was arrested after having crossed the border illegally four times in a period of just ten days. And in Pennsylvania an illegal immigrant died at a hospital. The cost to the American taxpayer more than $50,000. So does that mean Pat Buchanan is right politically or otherwise?” Photos with the caption “border disorder” showed on the screen as he read.

Colmes asked Buchanan if he wanted only white immigrants. Buchanan insisted he did not but made it clear he wanted only a small percentage of non-whites in the country. “No, what I would like is, I’d like the country I grew up in. It was a good country. I lived in Washington, D.C., 400,000 black folks, 400,000 white folks in a country 89 or 90% white. I like that country. We didn’t vote to change it.”

Colmes asked if Buchanan was really saying that we should work for an 89 or 90% white country.

“No, no, what I believe is that we should not alter the character and composition of the country without consulting the American people. If you adopt two children, Alan, you’re gonna go in and you’re gonna decide who comes. Who should decide who comes and who doesn’t?”

Colmes pressed again about the quota. Buchanan claimed that he endorsed JFK’s plan for quotas for different nationalities. “You know what (JFK) said? No higher immigration and what we should do is the quotas given to Germans and Irish and English and others that are not used should be given to folks from Eastern Europe and Southern Europe. That’s what Kennedy said. I would go along with it.”

You can watch the interview on FOXNews.com.