Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Buchanan Complains Possible Kagan Confirmation Means Too Many Jews On Supreme Court

Pat Buchanan complained in a recent column that the possible confirmation of Elena Kagan would mean too many Jews on the Supreme Court:

Indeed, of the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

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?

...not in nearly half a century has a Democratic president nominated a white Protestant or white Catholic man or woman.

If Kagan is confirmed, the Court will consist of three Jews and six Catholics (who represent not quite a fourth of the country), but not a single Protestant, though Protestants remain half the nation and our founding faith.

Buchanan has made a series of offensive comments about Jews, African-Americans, immigrants, gays and women, so this is nothing new. What's curious, though, is that he brings up "diversity," something he has never supported. Affirmative action, in Buchanan's view, is "reverse discrimination against white folks." If Buchanan is against discrimination, why is he bringing up Kagan's religion?

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