While out pimping his book, Pat Buchanan made an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, where he exposed himself with a statement as racist as it was whiny: ?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 percent white. I like that country.?
COLMES: Would you prefer only white immigrants?
BUCHANAN: 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 percent white. I like that country. We didn?t vote to change it. In 1965, in the Immigration Act, Teddy Kennedy said we?re going to maintain immigration at about present levels and numbers, and we will not consciously alter the character?
COLMES: All right, but are you saying we should work to keep an 89 percent white country? Is that what you believe we should do?
BUCHANAN: No, no. What I believe is that people should not deliberately alter the character and composition of the country without consulting the American people. If you adopt two children, Alan, you?re going to go in and you?re going to decide who comes. Who should decide who comes and who doesn?t? First, illegals should not come. Secondarily, the American people should be consulted how many immigrants come, what are the criteria. And we haven?t been consulted.
COLMES: But it sounds like what you?re saying, though, that we should keep the status as it was back then, with the certain percentages of different ethnic groups, meaning 89 percent white, not changing that to any great extent. Is that pretty much what you?re saying?
BUCHANAN: That is what ? 1964, John F. Kennedy?s book was reprinted. You know what he said? He said we should change ? 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 that. I supported that in a book.