We wrote yesterday about how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has twice during his campaign, including just a few days ago, used the phrase “Keep America American,” and how this is an old Ku Klux Klan slogan from the early 1900s (the NYT picked up the story as well).
Since MSNBC’s multiple on-air apologies last night for daring to even mention this story, even though it’s true, we’ve uncovered someone else who likes this phrase a lot: MSNBC’s own Pat Buchanan, who used the phrase repeatedly during his failed run for the presidency in 2000.
From “Buchanan Ad,” AP, October 20, 2000:
Lifting a page from former Gov. Pete Wilson’s playbook, Reform Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan is airing a new TV ad warning that illegal immigration is ruining the country.
The announcer contends that Democratic candidate Al Gore and GOP nominee George W. Bush would do nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigrants.
“One candidate will do whatever it takes to keep America America – Pat Buchanan,” the ad says.
A Pat Buchanan campaign slogan about dark people. Yeah, nothing racist about that.