The Republican Party of 2006 is a tired, cranky shell of the aggressive, reformist movement that was swept into office in 1994 on a wave of positive change,” Frank Luntz, one of the strategists of the G.O.P. takeover, wrote this week in a column for Time.com. “I worked for them. They were friends of mine. These Republicans are not those Republicans. –Time MagazineRead More →

This is a clever brief piece that compares Buchanan’s racist statements to those made by folks in the past about Irish, German, and other immigrants. The comparisons neatly underscore Buchanan’s racism. Here is one example: Immigrants are responsible for crime: Many Hispanics, as a matter of fact, you know what culture they are assimilating to? — the rap culture, the crime culture, anti-cops, all the rest of it. [Buchanan, 8/22/06] VERSUS “The Irish fill our prisons, our poor houses. … Scratch a convict or a pauper, and the chances are that you tickle the skin of an Irish Catholic. Putting them on a boat andRead More →