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‘Condescending’ Buchanan calls Obama a ‘kid’ and ‘a natural athlete.’

By Ryan Powers on August 25, 2008 at 4:25 pm

"‘Condescending’ Buchanan calls Obama a ‘kid’ and ‘a natural athlete.’"

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On MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, Pat Buchanan argued that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will not be able to aggressively attack the policy proposals of his opponent Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). “I don’t deny this kid is tough. … But he’s not a fighter,” Buchanan said. Newsweek’s Jon Meacham pushed back, calling Buchanan’s comments “condescending.” “This ‘kid’ is the Democratic nominee for President,” Meacham reminded Buchanan. Buchanan defended himself, saying that Obama is “an outstanding politician, a great natural athlete.” Watch it:

Buchanan has a history of “condescending” and racially insensitive remarks. In March, he suggested that Obama was winning the black vote in the primaries simply because he is black and — specifically noting the role slavery played in U.S. history — argued that “America has been the best country on earth for black folks.”

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