Over at NRO, Peter Robinson did a week long interview segment with Pat Buchanan. In today’s final installment, Buchanan discussed his abrupt departure from MSNBC earlier this year following the publication of his latest book Suicide of a Superpower:
What do all of these terms racist, sexist and homophobic(inaudible)? They’re all the same thing. They’re synonyms for heretic and what I am is a heretic to the conventional wisdom as it moves further and further left.
Well, Buchanan was no heretic at MSNBC during the Bush bashing days and loved Obama every bit as much as Rachel Maddow. He was a useful idiot and performed this function well. In fact, Buchanan told Robinson that he had “a very good tenure at MSNBC.” But once Obama got elected, Buchanan outlived his usefulness and it was only a matter of time before he did something that would result in his dismissal. MSNBC has been an overtly ultra left-wing entity for most of the time Buchanan was in its employ. Buchanan knew full well the environment he was in, chose to stay in it and cashed their checks. He doesn’t get any sympathy from me.