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Former Labor secretary Reich blasts Bundy
Fox News Politics ^ | April 22, 2013

Posted on 04/22/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Clinton Labor secretary Robert Reich, now a prominent author and commentator, blasted Bundy on his Facebook page on Monday.

“In what world is Cliven Bundy, the 68-year-old rancher who refuses to pay his tab for grazing cattle on federal lands, a patriot?” Reich wrote. “He drapes himself in the American flag but says ‘I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing,’ while attracting a collection of thugs with assault rifles in the Nevada desert to force the Bureau of Land Management to back down from a court-ordered confiscation of his cattle.”

The comment from Reich, who now teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, comes after Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, last week called Bundy’s supporters “domestic terrorists.”

Bundy had resisted efforts by Bureau of Land Management officials to seize his cattle, a move taken by federal officials as part of a long-running fight over unpaid grazing fees.

Hundreds of states’ rights protesters, some of them armed, showed up earlier this month to support Bundy. BLM officials ended up backing down, citing safety concerns....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bundyranch; bunkerville; harryreid; nevada; reid; robertreich
Okay, but what do the midgets at Barnum & Bailey and Jackass think?
1 posted on 04/22/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do they make horses that Reich can ride? Gunz he can shoot?


2 posted on 04/22/2014 6:47:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reich’s analysis comes up a little short. Probably sounds better in the original German.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 6:47:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reich...what’s that little bastige up to now? Answer: about 4’ 11”


4 posted on 04/22/2014 6:48:00 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The Turd Reich.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: bigbob

Bobby, after you’ve gotten a real job and worked for a coupla dozen years get back to us. Otherwise, STFU Munchin.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 6:51:34 PM PDT by technically right
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“He drapes himself in the American flag but says ‘I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing,’

He said he does not recognize the US governments ownership of the land. Big difference, but all progressives miss represent the position of their opposition.

7 posted on 04/22/2014 6:53:08 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reich’s brain is even smaller than his bod.

Shove it, Clinton simpleton.

Up your smelly Obamahole...er...Clintonhole.


8 posted on 04/22/2014 6:58:53 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reich used Facebook to blast Bundy? That has to be a new low. How long before he’s driving a cab?


9 posted on 04/22/2014 6:59:06 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well you little man, I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing as it was at one time either. A good few of us want to fix that!


10 posted on 04/22/2014 7:00:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t even listen to full-sized shitheads!


11 posted on 04/22/2014 7:04:10 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Robert Reich, now a prominent author and commentator,

Robert Reich will never be "prominent".

12 posted on 04/22/2014 7:04:26 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me of that movie, “Honey, I Shrunk Clinton’s Former Labor Secretary”. LOL! Stand up Bobby!


13 posted on 04/22/2014 7:07:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go away commie troll.


14 posted on 04/22/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT by Ray76 (Take over the GOP? You still beg! Forget them. Second Party Now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Robert Reichhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-uh!


15 posted on 04/22/2014 7:08:50 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I met bobby once in San Francrisco..

hes a whiney ...sort of little man who may belong to one of those “affinity groups” we suspect suspect barry sotero of belonging to... WINK WINK


16 posted on 04/22/2014 7:11:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ohh... you mean the little fella..


17 posted on 04/22/2014 7:13:43 PM PDT by mylife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if the federal government suddenly decides to fine us for frogs, lizard, turtles, we’re all supposed to just pay.

His family had been there for over 100 years before the feds just decided they were going to start fining him. Can the feds just decide on a whim that that can do this to any of us?


18 posted on 04/22/2014 7:16:56 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bundy is just doing the work the turtles won’t do.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 7:17:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He drapes himself in the American flag

Be much better if he burned it, huh, shorty?

20 posted on 04/22/2014 7:19:19 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He drapes himself in the American flag but says ‘I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing,’

That is an outright lie. Bundy said nothing of the sort.

Reich is no more than he ever was: a greasy, stinking apologist for federal abuse and oppression. He and Berkeley deserve one another.

21 posted on 04/22/2014 7:21:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lawn gnome Bob.


22 posted on 04/22/2014 7:24:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The desperation, of former and present federals, is spreading. They are sensing Americans have no fear of them.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 7:25:55 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Why should they? The armed citizens of this country are the largest army on Earth.


24 posted on 04/22/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait, wasn’t he former Secretary of the Lollipop Guild?


25 posted on 04/22/2014 7:30:36 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At some point we will all have to bear the kings Marque. Ried, Riech, who next.


26 posted on 04/22/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just can’t wait for all the Clinton retreads to come out of the woodwork.


27 posted on 04/22/2014 7:34:52 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I love this guy in Game of Thrones.
28 posted on 04/22/2014 7:35:13 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: windsorknot

Along with Donna Shalalalalalalalalala. The Grass Roots wrote “Live For Today” for Donna, the naughty, naughty girl.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 7:35:43 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Charles Martel

Don't forget "The Wild, Wild West."

30 posted on 04/22/2014 7:39:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well Robert, as usual you conflate your assumptions to pretend an invalid point.

The methods by which the “Federal Government” decides just which dirt is “Federal land” are quite open to debate.

Taking an opposing view of those methods DOES NOT make Bundy unAmerican.


31 posted on 04/22/2014 7:44:06 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Americans are the wisest of the wise and yes the armed citizens of this country are the largest army on Earth. This fact has kept our nation safe till the spread of nuclear weapons. Nixon bragged at one point, he could make one phone call and 80 percent of the population of the United States would disappear. Have to believe those in power currently have the same or a greater plan. Now what does that have to do with your question and comment?

I will say this ... Watch the movements of those holding power and should they all leave at one time (vacate the nation) then their day of destruction upon the citizens will be close at hand. Had prayed this cup of vinegar would not touch my Children's and Grandchildren's lips. Currently I see those odds at greater than 50/50 and the cup of vinegar is being pushed ever closer to the People.

32 posted on 04/22/2014 7:57:27 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Paladin2

“Do they make horses that Reich can ride? Gunz he can shoot?”

The American Free market can, indeed, supply a horse Reich can ride. Google Amazon for “Hobby Horse”.

If a real, live horse for the Giftzwerg Reich is required, there is always someone willing to sell a Shetland pony or perhaps a miniture horse might be a better match.

Maybe a dwarf “Silky Pony”?

As for an appropriate gun for Giftzwerg Reich, I suggest a small water pistol or a cap pistol.


33 posted on 04/22/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so tired of these assholes!

These are the same dumbasses who are cheering on, encouraging and supporting the uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Syria, but cussing and deriding Americans for wanting to push back against OUR government!

Screw them! Screw every damn one of these hypocritical asses!


34 posted on 04/22/2014 8:02:26 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: no-to-illegals

What would be the point of a nuclear attack on the people of the United States? Where would they get the taxes and business customers they rely on? Also, wouldn’t it make vast swathes of North America uninhabitable for many years? And didn’t someone recently say that would cause a world-wide ice age?


35 posted on 04/22/2014 8:02:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The height-challenged villain in Wild Wild West was a giant of a man compared to Robert Reichhhhhhhhh.

Why doesn’t Sheriff Reich saddle up his miniature Shetland pony & challenge Bundy to his face (using a periscope)?


36 posted on 04/22/2014 8:08:26 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Four feet eleven inches of high dudgeon!
37 posted on 04/22/2014 8:09:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Well there are a ton of democrats in office that don’t pay their taxes and in this crazy world there are some that call them patriots.


38 posted on 04/22/2014 8:11:34 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
2nd, each of us knows there are weapons beyond comprehension. The world seeks large land masses for re-population and easing of their land mass usage. Weapons (nuclear weapons) are there to do the necessary job without massive fallout and making the ground uninhabitable for countless centuries, otherwise Las Vegas would not exist. Would our leaders do such a thing? Maybe if they were moslems they might? My thought are scary on this matter. I do not hold the solutions for keeping something of this nature from taking place. Will it happen as I've typed. Maybe not. After all we trust our leaders, don't we? /s
39 posted on 04/22/2014 8:12:23 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Paladin2

He can ride up on one of those mini- ponies. Perfect fit.


40 posted on 04/22/2014 8:19:26 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prissy little leftist, got the willies when the sergeant in charge of his pre-draft physical told him he’d make a good tunnel-rat in Vietnam.


41 posted on 04/22/2014 8:21:00 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Billthedrill

My recollection was a statement attributed to him - something to the extent that he didn’t recognize the blm’s jurisdiction where he was grazing his cattle, that he didn’t see it as federal land, not a blanket thing about not recognizing the government (although these days what passes for “government” is pretty unrecognizable).


42 posted on 04/22/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up, you mini-turd.


43 posted on 04/22/2014 8:47:01 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go out to Nevada and tell it to Cliven’s face, you little pansy


44 posted on 04/22/2014 8:56:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: GladesGuru
"Giftzwerg"

Apparently that was never part of the curriculum in my HS German classes. ;-)

45 posted on 04/22/2014 9:26:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

R Reich should be on BO’s staff (now THAT is a play on words OR is it?)

Would bring truth to the statement

“When they are toes to toes, the nose is in it
When they are nose to nose, the toes are in it”.

He hasn’t ‘grown up’ in more ways than one....


46 posted on 04/22/2014 9:38:29 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: ExTxMarine

That’s what these anti Constitution, America, and Freedom assclowns have been doing since the 60’s. They want to rule the way of their heros, like Stalin and Hitler and Mao and Castro and the rest of the dictators they love sooo much


47 posted on 04/22/2014 9:44:31 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reich’s basic complaint in his Higher Wages Can Save America’s Economy – and Its Democracy is that “monied interests” have forgotten the century-old “basic bargain at the heart of America” that employers pay their employees enough to buy what they are selling.
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Reich dates the “basic bargain” back to Henry Ford. Henry Ford announced in 1914 that he would pay workers on his Model T assembly line $5 a day – three times what the typical factory employee earned at the time. Ford, according to Reich, took this step because he understood that the higher wage would turn Ford’s auto workers into customers for his Model T’s.

One side question for Reich: The U.S. became the world’s richest and most powerful economy in the late nineteenth century, decades before Ford’s bargain. Reich may want to explain how that could happen without employers agreeing to pay workers enough like the enlightened Henry Ford.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2013/09/10/robert-reichs-f-minus-in-economics-false-facts-false-theories/

The recent push for higher wages we’ve seen from the Left is right out of Reich’s 2013 book. Reich, by the way, is a communist.


48 posted on 04/22/2014 11:29:09 PM PDT by blueplum
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