ADL Slams Buchanan Anti-Semitic Remark


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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Friday 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.

(YWN Desk – NYC)


  1. Buchanon is an antisemite, but this statement by him in and of itself, does not show that.

    He is asking a legitimate question of the Democrats, and exposing their hypocrisy on “diversity”, here.

    Of course liberalism is hypocrisy so Buchanon who is just another liberal anyway, is exposing the hypocrisy of other liberals and accidentally shpowing some of his own hypocrisy because while this is a legitimate question to ask of the Democrats, Buchanon would never have this question, if the court had nothing but White Christians, in it.

    A liberal hypocrite exposing other liberals and their hypocrisy.

    Ya gotta love it. LOL

  2. Why does the ADL need to add in “She is a highly qualified candidate for the judiciary, an exemplary Solicitor General and a great legal mind”?
    Their statement thereby suggests that if you disagree with this assessment, you too, are anti-semitic.

  3. He is a ‘traditional Catholic’ … why doesn’t Buchanan complain that 6 of 9 Judges are Catholic?

    Anti-semite he is. But he is no liberal.

    Look at his biography: Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan (born November 2, 1938) is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was a senior adviser to American Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, and was an original host on CNN’s Crossfire. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1992 and 1996. He co-founded The American Conservative magazine and launched a foundation named The American Cause.

  4. On the one hand Pat Buchanan is a very well known anti-semite. As a registered Republican, I always took the opportunity to vote against him in the Republican primary.

    At the same time he is damaging conservatives. He is still invited to come on to a few radio talk shows in the New York City area. He also feeds the delusion that the Democrats and liberals love Jews. That is far from the truth. There are far more anti-semites on the left then the right.

    If the Republicans want the Jewish vote, it is about time they condemned unequivocally and vociferously this hate-monger. Until then, Pat Buchanan will only drive the Jews into the arms of the Democrats.

  5. #4 Calling him a conservative and working for presidents who in some cases were liberals, themselves does not make him a conservative.

    He is an antisemite, that is one liberal trait of his.

    Another, is his huge support of the unions and anti “big business” attitude.

    Still another, is his love of the jihadists and hatred of anything the U.S. has ever done to stop them.

    If someone is liberal in even the smallest area on one tiny thing he is a liberal and that is, by the definition of the liberal establishment themselves.

    They are always the ones who scruitinize republicans and look for the tiniest flaw then try and artificially magnify it by at least a million times and then say “see what the ‘family values conservatives are doing’.

    But the fact is that anyone who is truly following conservative ideals woudl not be doing the things the libs love to ‘catch’ republicans doing.

    When Republicans cheat on their wives or take bribes, that is not anything any true conservative would endorse so by definition they are liberals, as is Buchanon.

    #6 I agree with you about the ADL.
    They scream antisemitism when a Church puts up a cross by a roadside.
    They have become a joke.

  6. The ADL won’t call it antisemitism, when the liberals in Israel pass opprrssive anti Torah laws, that’s ok with the ADL.