Skip to comments.ADL Says Pat Buchanan's Anti-Semitism Unabated After His Remarks About Jews on the Supreme Court
Posted on 05/14/2010 6:48:19 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII
New York, NY, May 15, 2010 � The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called Pat Buchanan "a recidivist anti-Semite who doesn't miss an opportunity to show his fangs," in response to remarks he made about the Jewish faith of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the current court.
Buchanan wrote in his May 14 syndicated column, "If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?"
Buchanan continued, "Not in living memory has a Democratic president nominated an Irish, Italian, or Polish Catholic � What happened to the party of the Daleys, Rizzos and Rostenkowskis?"
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
Pat Buchanan is a recidivist anti-Semite who never misses an opportunity to show his fangs. His remarks about the Jewish background of Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the Supreme Court are bigoted and unacceptable in a pluralistic society such as ours.
Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court should be considered on its merits. She is a highly qualified candidate for the judiciary, an exemplary Solicitor General and a great legal mind.
As the nomination process for Kagan moves forward, we hope that all Americans will reject appeals to bigotry and anti-Semitism.
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It’s his rice bowl, how he pays the rent.
Foxman is definitely out of line this time. First off there’s no evidence whatsoever that Kagan is actually Jewish.
Imagine every member of the SCOTUS coming from Harvard or Yale. Don’t think there is some kind of cabal?
Lets demand a Shocker to represent the Majority for just once!: A CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT FEMALE EXTRODINARY CANDIDATE FOR SCOTUS WHO HAS THE MOST INTELLIGENT AND SHOPHISTICATED LEGAL EXPERTISE IN ALL OF AMERICA!!!!
I’ll second. That’s diversity!
Anyone with more than an ounce of brains can look at your record and discern that YOU ARE ANTI-WASP.
Don’t pout when someone talks about what is actually going on.
One third of the Supreme Court of the United States of America will be ...Sssshhhhsssshhh......
Nobody is allowed to ask such questions are they?
Thank you for the Honor of your Belief! and for being a Great Freeper since 1999!!!!... ;-)
Pat seems more than a bit obsessed. Would he be happier if Obama picked an ultra-leftist Catholic instead? Everyone knew Hussein was going to far left with is pick, so what does it matter if her last name is Jewish, Irish, Italian, or Polish?
And Foxman should give it a rest. I suspect he wouldn't defend a conservative Jewish nominee from attacks by his comrades on the left.
I am Jewish and not a PJB fan at all. He is absoultely crazy when discussing WWII and Hitler.
On the other hand, he does have a point. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
I knew Buchanan was bad news in 2000, and I was an 18 year old first time voter then.
Roberts was questioned about his religion on length and nobody batted an eyelash. But no. Mr. Foxman could care less about Protestants and Catholics. He’s only out to save his hide. Could have used other words. But I can’t in good charity use them.
Not to mention Michael Voris has it well documented that she’s gay too! Shocker!
Most POtuS do also. Socialist schools are turning out all our Judges and Politicians.
Mr Foxman greatest sucess has been copywrighting the very lucrative term holocaust. Just ask the Armenians about him.
If a commentator said “We need a Supreme Court that looks more like America” ... would that be racist?
He fits right in at PMSNBC.
It is so typical of liberals,to talk the talk about their goodness and the need for diversity and multiculturalism but never walk the walk.
I read about it somewhere else but I guess that was the information in the column that Pat Buchanan wrote that incurred the wrath of Mr. Foxman.
Glass houses, and all that...
Percentage of Liberal Jews in the left-wing media, banking, entertainment,... ad nauseum.
I'd want to crawl under a rock if I were a conservative Jew.
He’s also succeeded in poisoning Catholic-Jewish relations.
This reaction to Buchanan's statement is political.
He is also Catholic by religion. I don’t see him complaining about the other nine SC members whom are
Most of the current Catholics are conservatives.
Actually, while Justice Thomas was a confessing Episcopalian at the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court, it is my understanding that he has since returned to Catholicism. He was a practicing Episcopalian for 28 years, however; so while Catholic now, he’s certainly not entirely foreign to Protestantism.
Six Roman Catholics, five Justices from NY four from NYC.
Six Roman Catholics on the Court. Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and Kennedy.
I was not a practicing Catholic when I went there (Holy Cross). I had left the church. But I just feel strongly that it's a Catholic school. I'm a practicing Catholic now, in part because I went to Holy Cross.
Abe isn’t that picky when it comes to Christians. He hates ‘em all.
Remember, in their own minds they are Catholic ~ unless they're gay of course ~ then they're "special".
“If I were a Jew, I’d keep my mouth shut.”
Well you’re not and it’s not 1939. We will run our mouths as much as we like :)
Episcopalians are Protestant? Huh, who knew?
The ADL and Buchanan are both right and very wrong here.
Buchanan is an antisemite, but the ADL is being hypocritic. They would be screaming bloody murder if the last Jew on the Supreme Court were replaced by a non-Jew.
Buchanan’s point that the left is anti-WASP is quite true. The Democrats have since the 1880s been a collection of those with grievances against the majority. The preacher, who cost Republican James Blaine (himself half-Catholic with a nun for a sister) the election in 1884 with the line that the Democrats were the party of Rum (urban poor, many of whom were alcoholics), Romanism (a derisive term for Catholics) and Rebellion (Southerners), was quite correct if impolitic. The FDR coalition of Southerners, white ethnics (Catholics and Jews), labor, and Northern Blacks was an extension of this. And it has re-invented itself with every generation. The only difference today is that the Scotch Irish (ironically the first group reached out to in this manner) are now lumped in with WASPs.
A majority of Americans are Protestants and it is wrong that no member of the founding population of the US is on the court. The American political tradition was founded by dissenting Protestants. A court without one shows just how far we have gone from out heritage and founding principles in an increasing krytocratic court that thinks it writes the Constitution.
Of course, while Jews certainly are over-represented, but 2/3 of this court is now Catholic. I don’t see the German-Irish Catholic Buchanan complaining about this now or back when President Bush nominated Alito. Buchanan reaffirms himself as a antisemitic hypocrite. But don’t think that the issue of the US Supreme Court being Protestant-less is irrelevant.
Kagan is a communist and Obama would like nothing more than useful idiots to make this a Jewish issue so that the man protecting Iran’s nuclear program from Israel can scream “antisemitism”.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Buchanan objects to Kagan for the WRONG REASON!
I wouldn’t care if they were all Druids, If they were STRICT CONSTITUTIONALISTS! LOL!
And Jews, in general. He really went 'round the bend during the first Gulf War, blaming the war on Israel and the eeeeeevil Joooooooos.
I knew he was vile in 1991.
On behalf of us Jews (conservative and otherwise), while we're extremely relieved that you are not one of us, would you please do it anyway?
Foxman’s ADL is a joke, but Pat is a pathetic bigot and his comments were bigoted.
As an aside, Kagan is not legally Jewish, I suspect. She certainly is not observant.
“Abe isnt that picky when it comes to Christians. He hates em all.”
Only fair, as he hates Orthodox Jewish folk, too.
I think he just hates religion.
“I’d want to crawl under a rock if I were a conservative Jew.”
I’d want to crawl under a rock if I was a non-racist Roman Catholic, as Pat certainly make them look like Jooo-haters.