Buchanan: "[W]e [the South] wouldn't lose" the Civil War "the next time out"November 29, 2004 2:39 PM EST ››› KATIE BARGE
While substitute hosting MSNBC's Scarborough Country on November 26, MSNBC analyst and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan said that "we" -- the South -- "wouldn't lose" the Civil War "the next time out."
Buchanan's comment came during a discussion about whether New Jersey iron worker Robert O'Neal, who ran over and killed a teenager who allegedly robbed O'Neal at gunpoint, threatened to rape his daughters, and shot at him, should be considered "a hero or a criminal."
From the November 26 edition of MSNBC's Scarborough Country:
CURTIS SLIWA (president and founder of the controversial community activist organization Guardian Angels and conservative ABC Radio Networks talk show host): Pat, O'Neal is the hero, but the prosecutor will prosecute this case. They've done it in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey. They're blue [Democratic] states, Pat. Don't you understand?
BUCHANAN: Well, they did prosecute Bernie Goetz, but some guy just threatened him with a screwdriver and he shot four guys.
DE LACY DAVIS (a founder of Black Cops Against Police Brutality): Thank God that the South lost the [Civil] war.
BUCHANAN: Well, we wouldn't lose it the next time out, De Lacy. Bush got all the red [Republican] states and he won.
SLIWA: Oh, boy.