Read Pat Buchanan’s latest rant at Real Clear Politics. He buries the blatant race-baiting two-thirds of the way down:
Why did the selection of Sarah Palin cause a suspension of all standards and a near riot among a media that has been so in the tank for Barack even “Saturday Night Live” has satirized the infatuation?
Because she is one of us — and he is one of them.
Barack and Michelle are affirmative action, Princeton, Columbia, Harvard Law. She is public schools and Idaho State. Barack was a Saul Alinsky social worker who rustled up food stamps. Sarah Palin kills her own food.
Michelle has a $300,000-a-year sinecure doing PR for a Chicago hospital. Todd Palin is a union steelworker who augments his income working vacations on the North Slope. Sarah has always been proud to be an American. Michelle was never proud of America — until Barack started winning.
Now, who is the ‘us’ that Pat Buchanan is talking about, and who is the ‘them’? If it’s really about the democratic ticket and not about race, why is Joe Biden absent from this discussion?
Even if we weren’t talking about Pat Buchanan - a virulent racist whose response to Obama’s speech on race (referring to him as ‘Barack,’ but using last names for all the white people mentioned) was “It is the same old con, the same old shakedown that black hustlers have been running [for years]” and “White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to” - it’s pretty clear who is meant by ‘them’ and ‘us.’