Steven Colbert wasted no time last night taking MSNBC correspondent Pat Buchanan’s race-based attack on Sonia Sotomayor and making it absolutely laughable.
Huffington Post blogger Alex Leo has a great synopsis of the Colbert Report last night. He writes:
Stephen Colbert eviscerated Tom Tancredo, Pat Buchanan and Rush
Limbaugh last night for claiming Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor
is racist and that white men are being discriminated against.
He referred to Buchanan, who has been appearing on MSNBC all week claiming Sotomayor has “a lifelong resolve to discriminate against white males,”
as a reverse civil rights leader, and showed a clip of him saying,
“White men were 100% of the people who wrote the Constitution, 100% of
the people who signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the
people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg.” This, of course, prompted
Colbert to say, “YEAH, where were the black guys during the Civil War?
Come on, I’m not saying they all should have volunteered, just three
fifths of them.”
It stands to be seen whether GOP
leadership will side with this absurd brand of race-baiting politics or
come to grips with the new political reality as we enter the upcoming
fight for real immigration reform.
PS- watch the video here.