Pat Buchanan wants to be dead before the United States elects its first female President. Bucnahan was talking on PBS’ McLaughlin Group on Friday when he joked about the election of the first U.S President.
When asked when America would be likely to elect its first female president Buchanan quipped, “Let’s hope” it’s not before “2040 or 2050.”
Mclaughlin then asked, “That late?” to which Pat Buchanan responded “Let’s hope so.”
Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift quickly shot back, “How about 2016, Hillary Clinton?”
At which point McLaughlin asked, “Hillary has a duty to her gender to run for president?”
Clift didn’t go so far as to call it a duty but noted, “She doesn’t have a duty. but a lot of women, and some men, were disappointed that [she didn't win].”
Buchanan was quick to point out:
“But there’s no Republican vice president even now. They’re not even considering any woman for vice president on the Republican ticket.”
McLaughlin’s prediction? “2028.”
We shouldn’t really be all that surprised by Buchanan’s outward hate for women, at one point he claimed that women were “less equipped psychologically” to deal with the workplace.
In a 1983 column Pat Buchanan wrote:
“Women are simply not endowed by nature with the same measures of single-minded ambition and the will to succeed in the fiercely competitive world of Western capitalism, women deserve an equal chance at the starting line. But, for women, there is an honorable and honored exit from the rat race – home, hearth and family”
In his 1998 book Right from the Beginning the women hating conservative wrote:
“Real liberators of American women were not feminist noisemakers; they were the automobile, the supermarket, the shopping center, the dishwasher, the washer-dryer, the freezer, the garbage disposal and frozen food.”
Here’s the full Pat Buchanan video interview:
Here’s to hoping Pat Buchanan dies before the first female president is elected and here’s to hoping that day arrives in November 2016.