Pat Buchanan Says Newt Gingrich Went Too Far With ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Comments (VIDEO)

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August 17, 2010 2:48 p.m.

Pat Buchanan, the MSNBC commentator who’s no stranger to controversial statements, said today that he thinks Newt Gingrich went “too far” when he compared the developers behind the Cordoba House Muslim community center to Nazis. It’s “absurd,” said Buchanan. “There is no valid comparison there.”Buchanan also called Gingrich a “political opportunist” who’s trying to be “more controversial than Sarah Palin,” who would be his potential primary challenger in the 2012 presidential election.

Buchanan continued:

How do you get more attention than Sarah Palin, who’s very good at this, is to go two steps further. I mean, I think bringing the Nazis into the argument is always absurd in American politics because there is no valid comparison there. And secondly, you know, you bring that in and that’s all we start talking about.

Watch:

This is the same Pat Buchanan who once asked the age-old question “Did Hitler Want War?” in a column, and who has even dabbled in some out-and-out Holocaust denial in his day.

Buchanan is also known for recently complaining that there are too many Jews on the Supreme Court, and for pointing out that white Americans think they are losing their country, “and they are right.”

h/t CNN.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Welcome To The Neighborhood: A Look At The Area Around The ‘Ground Zero Mosque’]

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