He does what the others in the ruling class won't do. He is up front with his bigotry. He makes it crystal clear what the others of his kind are too afraid or to wary to admit. Their thinking: White people (meaning rich white people) founded this country. They allowed in minorities for labor purposes only. For example, George W. Bush did nothing to discourage the millions of illegal immigrants from flocking to the U.S. which provided cheap labor for his rich friends. But they look down on us as inferior.
They, the rich white people, still think they OWN the rest of us.
But this is not just a racial issue. This is class warfare. Pat and those like him (the rich, white, ruling class) are absolutely convinced that they are superior to the rest of us, no matter what race, sexual orientation, or gender we are. They feel that their wealth is confirmation from God of their worth.
Wasn't it Barbara Bush that said to those starving in the Astrodome after the Katrina disaster, "Let them eat candy."?
I think this recent exchange between Ms. Maddow and Buchanan is classic. Buchanan, the classic representative of the rich, white, male, ruling class verses Rachel, the epitome of everything they hate (and fear).
Bravo Ms. Maddow, you are my favorite.