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Cliven Bundy and the dangers of fueling extremism (NV desert Democrat's diabolical diatribe)
The Washington Post ^ | July 18, 2014 | Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nevada)

Posted on 07/19/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It has been more than three months since my constituents in Bunkerville, Nev., had their lives turned upside down by the standoff at the Bundy ranch. Although Bunkerville (population 1,300) is no longer in the media spotlight, life there has not returned to normal. The militia presence may have dwindled, but a sense of chaos and uncertainty lingers in my state and the broader American West.

When news of a rebellious rancher facing off with federal agents broke in April, conservative media and politicians pounced, quickly lionizing Cliven Bundy as a patriot. They handed Bundy a megaphone, and self-proclaimed militia members from across the country rallied to his side.

Conservative media painted Bundy as “The Last Rancher” and, with apocalyptic fanfare, Bunkerville was transformed into some fevered final bastion of freedom. For some pundits, this was a simple tale about a rancher defending his way of life against an overgrown federal bureaucracy. But for others, the stakes swelled far beyond that, and Bundy became a magnet for a mishmash of frustrations, from legitimate to conspiratorial.

In the frenzy to pillory the government that ensued, almost no viewpoint seemed too extreme to voice. Emboldened by attention from such high-profile conservative media figures as Sean Hannity, armed militia members set up checkpoints, stopped traffic and occupied roads....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Government; Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; clivenbundy; facism

1 posted on 07/19/2014 9:37:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t this the guy who lives-in and represents north las vegas? That is 90 miles away from Bunkerville, separated by 90 miles of desolate desert. n las vegas is a dump and what might be referred to as a “”black hole”. Sure, this guy has a handle on the Bunkerville situation. Typical DIMocRAT liar and degenerate.


2 posted on 07/19/2014 9:41:29 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

A black man should understand that better than anybody.

A black man who was not a professional victim, that is.

3 posted on 07/19/2014 9:42:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The author never once mentioned the
reason for the militia: non-LEO
federal bureaucrats first pointed
weapons at unarmed protesters
for no other reason but to
intimidate them.

He said it’s impossible to link the
Bundy events with the shootings
in Las Vegas, but that’s exactly
what he did.

Typical.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 9:54:11 AM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: WKTimpco

Cliven who?

Oh, that guy who stood up to the Feds and laid the basis for the ‘reset’.

Got it! That guy.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 9:58:38 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “extremists” are the fascists in the White House and Senate leadership.

Defending Liberty is NOT “extreme”.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 9:59:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most horrifically, two months after the Bundy conflict, Jerad and Amanda Miller shot and killed two Las Vegas police officers, plus a third person. They were at the Bundy ranch during the height of the conflict, and Jerad Miller wrote on his Facebook page that the situation at the ranch could be the “start of revolution.” He said he was protecting the Bundy family from “Federal Government slaughter.”

A pair of Occutard protesters who were welcomed at Occupy but run off from the Bundy ranch.

FUWP

7 posted on 07/19/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: hal ogen



8 posted on 07/19/2014 10:03:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: hal ogen

Yes that’s the guy. Blah, blah, blah. You ain’t seen nuthin yet Steven.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 10:05:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama (progressivism) and the dangers of fueling extremism

With making progressivism acceptable by electing Obama it has fueled and accelerated extremism. Through mislabeling and misleading the general population with claims of global warming, false economic claims and false culture claims, Obama has fueled extremism.

The promotion of killing children. The promotion of theft and redistribution of a mans wealth. Rejection of normalcy and forced acceptance of perversion. Targeting of conservatives with IRS. Fraudulent elections through vote rigging and shutting down of opponent party groups. People being forced out of employment. Food prices being driven up. Aliens being brought into our land bringing diseases and taking jobs, and supporting and promoting corruption and more extremism. Making good citizens felons by the stroke of pen. Taking of peoples means of self-defense. Attacks on religion and religious people. Forcing “unacceptable” business out of business. The ignoring of rule of law and making of laws through “pen and phone.” The debasement of our currency with QEx.x. The arming of every government agency with intent to be used on citizens.

Progressives paint Obama as their messiah making tingles go up and down their legs and fainting at his events. The adoration heaped upon him by complicit main stream media and their unwillingness to look at his background and failures gave the impression to the rest of the progressives that he was their messiah, to be adored, worshipped, followed, and loved. They look for him to take away their sins.

The progressive sins of their own failures as humans needs to be absolved. By projecting and forcing their sins on another group, the opponent party and conservatives, the progressives believe they can be absolved of their own sins. With Obama leading the way as their messiah, they can do no wrong. They are always right and it doesn’t make any to what means they use to achieve their ends. Their absolution is needed, required, and they need a sacrifice. Not one sacrifice will do, but a continual sacrifice, the beatings and oppressions of their target group will continue and accelerate as their extremism becomes more and more.

Obama has emboldened his base, the progressives - the extremists, to take stronger and more extreme measures against the general population, their opponents, and their target group.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 10:35:53 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: WKTimpco

Glenn Beck, more than once on his radio show (when he’s not giggling with his sidekicks) has mentioned that two militia protesters later shot two cops in Las Vegas.

No mention of the fact that these two Bundy Ranch “protesters” were ordered off the Bundy Ranch by the Bundy family.....no mention of the fact that these two cop killers were part of the Occupy movement in Indiana and attended Occupy events there before moving to Las Vegas.....no mention of the fact that these two idiots were never in the militia protecting the Bundy family, etc.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 11:32:22 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I know this is a side topic, but
what is possessing Glenn Beck
to begin his “libertarian”
transformation into a
creature of the Left....


12 posted on 07/19/2014 12:26:28 PM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: WKTimpco

“I know this is a side topic, but
what is possessing Glenn Beck
to begin his “libertarian”
transformation into a
creature of the Left-—”


He’s a tad looney IMHO.

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13 posted on 07/19/2014 12:30:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears
I am not suggesting that we draw direct lines of causation between these crimes and the Bundy ranch.

The hell you aren't

Note how this statist vassal blames everything that happened on Bundy and his supporters, even though it was the armed forces of the fascist state which precipitated the crisis.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

What on earth are you talking about???????????????

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15 posted on 07/19/2014 12:59:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals still don’t get it that it wasn’t about Bundy or cattle to many people. It was about the government going in with a military type force for a civil matter, and about “free speech zones” and other things the government did there that don’t set well with many folks.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 1:11:33 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like I said on another thread, when Rick Perry calls up the citizens of Texas to help secure the border
It will look like the gazillion man march compared to the Bundy Ranch.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 1:13:51 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: Mears

What on earth are you talking about???????????????

****************

My two bits;

Robwin went several paragraphs down into the article and pulled that line out.
I suspect the post wasn’t meant for you just that he used your post to click
on and didn’t remover your name.


18 posted on 07/19/2014 1:28:36 PM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Thanks.

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19 posted on 07/19/2014 1:50:45 PM PDT by Mears
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


20 posted on 07/19/2014 2:45:41 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nevada Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford has a history of defaulting on car and home loans, not paying bills, and being repeatedly sued to force him to pay, according to legal documents that show the congressional candidate also ignored a traffic ticket until his driver’s license was suspended.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/elections/republicans-document-horsford-financial-woes


21 posted on 07/19/2014 2:50:16 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: WKTimpco

Damned is I know what’s up with Glenn in recent months.

I do appreciate his efforts to try and free Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from his Mexican jail cell. Glenn has conducted numerous interviews with Sgt. Tahmooressi’s mother and even interviewed the sergeant himself via telephone.

Beck has lost me on both the border issues and the Bundy ranch situation in April.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 6:32:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Mears

What happened at the Bundy Ranch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/20/2014 2:49:01 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

Go back to your post #14.

You posted a snippy response to me that doesn’t make sense.

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24 posted on 07/20/2014 3:06:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears
Oh for goodness sake, I didn't post anything to YOU. I just replied using your post as it was the last one then on the thread.

Using the last post, whoever posted it, is a common practice. This site, dear Mears, is not all about you.

25 posted on 07/20/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Robwin

” This site, dear Mears, is not all about you. “


No,but but alerts from FR,highlighted in red,that say “New posts to you “ certainly made your post about me,and it was a post that made no sense.

This is about a single post,not the entire site.

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26 posted on 07/21/2014 11:43:51 AM PDT by Mears
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