Speaking on Sunday’s “McLaughlin Group,” Irish American Pat Buchanan raised some eyebrows saying he hoped no women would be elected president until at least 2040.
Host John McLaughlin frankly asked the panelists to “cut to the chase” and tell him when they believed the United States would elect a president.
Buchanan said “2040 or 2050”.
"That late?" McLaughlin asked.
"Let's hope so," Buchanan said.
The other panelists, including Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, laughed nervously.
Clift asked, “What about Hillary Clinton in 2016?"
Buchanan later said his “2040 or 2050” comment had been a joke but he maintained it would be a long time before there was a female politician elected as President of the United States.
The Inquistr looked back at some of his previous comments on women in the arena of business and politics. In a 1983 column he 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 book “Right from the Beginning” (1998) he 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.”
So basically there’s no change there then.
Earlier this year, Buchanan was dropped as a conservative commentator by MSNBC after the release of his book “Suicide of a Superpower”. His book was widely regarded as racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic, reported the Huffington Post. Buchanan denies this despite chapter titles such as The End of White America" and "The Death of Christian America".