Buchanan: "[W]e [the South] wouldn't lose" the Civil War "the next time out"

››› ››› 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?

[laughter]

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.

[laughter]

SLIWA: Oh, boy.

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