It's only two months to midterm election day, and Republicans are in such a bitter standoff over immigration that most don't even want to talk about it anymore. But Pat Buchanan wants to talk about it. In fact, he's yelling at the top of his lungs.
The conservative populist and three-time White House aspirant is in a hot sweat over illegal immigrants and what he sees as the looming downfall of the United States. "State of Emergency," is what he calls it in his new book — "The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America."
Critics call it racist and xenophobic. Pat Buchanan says he's telling it like it is.
Hear Pat Buchanan paint his immigration "state of emergency" and critics push back.
Quotes from the Show:
"The immediate threat is the spanishization of the American Southwest." Pat Buchanan
"I see increasingly a bifurcated [American] nation." Pat Buchanan
"Millions of these people [today's immigrants] are not coming to be Americans but to work." Pat Buchanan
"Any troublemaker including those leading a political demonstration who is not an American citizen I would deport." Pat Buchanan
"There have been Hispanics in America for as long as there have been Buchanans." Cecilia Munoz
"What he [Buchanan] means by Western in not Western but white." Cecilia Munoz
Michael Doyle, reporter for The Sacramento Bee newspaper.;
Pat Buchanan, leading political conservative, syndicated columnist, Editor of The American Conservative magazine, author of numerous books including The Death of the West and Where the Right Went Wrong. His most recent book is "State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America.";
Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of "Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What it Means to Be American.";
Cecilia Munoz, vice president at the National Council of La Raza, a Latino civil rights and advocacy organization.
This program aired on September 6, 2006.