Skip to comments.Harry Reid: I call on Republican leaders to denounce this hateful racist Bundy
Posted on 04/24/2014 7:25:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Give the man his due. He may be a low-rent McCarthyite for whom no smear is too cheap. He may be an awful majority leader whose imperious tactics have hopelessly alienated the minority party. He may be dirty, having built a curiously large fortune despite working in government his entire adult life.
But he sure can troll.
I used to live in North Las Vegas and it is home to some of the hardest-working people I have ever met men and women who embody the American dream by working hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families. By contrast, Cliven Bundy has spent decades profiting off government land while refusing to pay the same fair use fees as his fellow ranchers. Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist. But by denigrating people who work hard and play by the rules while he mooches off public land he also revealed himself to be a hypocrite.
To advance his extreme, hateful views, Bundy has endangered the lives of innocent women and children. This is not a game. It is the height of irresponsibility for any individual or entity in a position of power or influence to glorify or romanticize such a dangerous individual, and anyone who has done so should come to their senses and immediately condemn Bundy. For their part, national Republican leaders could help show a united front against this kind of hateful, dangerous extremism by publicly condemning Bundy.
The bottom line is that elected officials and those in positions of power or influence have a responsibility to unite behind the basic principle that we are a country of laws, and that whatever our differences, it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence to advance their radical views.
I know what you’re thinking, and I too am disappointed that he didn’t work in a Koch brothers reference.
Has any “national Republican leader” refused to condemn Bundy, incidentally? Boehner and McConnell haven’t weighed in yet, but that’s not because anyone seriously thinks they agree with him; it’s because they know they’ll be asked about it eventually and would rather wait until the story’s not red-hot. The two most prominent Republicans to defend Bundy recently, Rand Paul and Dean Heller, both gave him an official thumbs-down this morning. So did RNC chief Reince Priebus. But Reid understands all that. The point of demanding formal denunciations is simply to prompt the media to put random Republicans on the spot when they have a chance. Which reminds me: Will America’s foremost anti-Koch demagogue, who often frets sweatily on the Senate floor about billionaires dominating national policy, denounce this? Might as well get everyone on the record about everything.
There is some good news for Bundy defenders, though. Lefty media noticed that he had some kind things to say about illegal immigrants (at around 2:20 below) after his shpiel about blacks. He could be one amnesty endorsement away from total (well, partial) reputational rehab.
HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Youtube video 2:44)
I call on Democrats to denounce Harry Reid for calling all Republicans racist white supremacists and domestic terrorists..I also call on Democrats to denounce Stephen Colbert, who recently made a crude “joke” about Asians and got rewarded with being the replacement for David Letterman
Sure is taking this personally. Nasty.
Reid deserves to serve his next term in the federal pen.
Shut up Reid.
Play the game shit heads; its about time.
I call on you, Harry Reid, to renounce your mob connections
You know I would like the Republican leaders to show some balls and denounce this hateful, racist Harry Reid! But then the only people the Republican leadership can denounce are Conservatives, so I not going to hold my breath.
Tell Steven Horsford to stop taking orders from Mexico and La Raza on immigration and the laziness of African-Americans(according to one Mexican presidnet).
Horsford should also come out as a modern urban voice against race preferences.
Republicans should denounce Harry Reid and his socialist democrat party for wanting to keep poor folks down on the government plantation and for making the rest of us pay for it. That’s modern day slavery.
He certainly is a bilious little terd! I wonder how anyone stands him.
To paraphrase Twain, when Reid keels over I certainly won’t attend his planting but will send a note saying I heartily approve.
I call on fellow freepers in name only to stop siding with Harry Reid and forwarding the ‘racist’ and other liberal Bundy memes across a number of threads as they have been.
And on actual freepers to denounce them when they do it.
America is finished.
That phrasing from the article is a patently offensive smear of the worst sort. Senator Joseph McCarthy was a Patriot, the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross for his bravery in WWII and a fierce opponent of communism. As it turns out, in spite of the lies spread by Edward (real name Egbert) R. Murrow and Fred Friendly (real name Ferdinand Wachenheimer), McCarthy was right.
Being called a McCarthyite ought to be among the highest forms of praise and not used as a pejorative. He was thoroughly American and loved the country he served so well.
I’m sorry, but I despise ‘allahpundit’. He is a RIno. I can’t understand why Malkin had him on during her ownership of HotAir.
RE: Bundy used the Negro instead of blacks.
OK, educate me here... what exactly is wrong with the word - NEGRO?
It is the Spanish word for BLACK.
The Latin word is NIGRUM.
The Italian word is NERO.
The Romanian word is NEGRUM.
Notice they are all Romance languages and many English words derive from them.
Many places have the word — NEGRO attached to them.
In the Philippines, there are two provinces - NEGROS ORIENTAL and NEGROS OCCIDENTAL.
So, what the heck is wrong with the word — NEGRO? it simply means black...
Reid the Nasty sure seems obsessed with this.
Why is there a country in Africa labeled “Nigeria”?
I call on Harry Reid to fully disclose the ties he and his son have to the Communist Chinese company that wanted the Bundy land.
Rustler Reid is furiously working on his defense.
Was Hairy speaking of that political person who referred to “those g*ddamn Jews?”
Reid policy: if you are a liberal, desperate with AIDS and gay, you do not bother me, I love you. If you are a healthy rancher, you got to go.
“RE: Bundy used the Negro instead of blacks. OK, educate me here... what exactly is wrong with the word - NEGRO?”
Considering Bundy is an elderly man ‘negro’ is the term he would have grown up hearing. And you’re right it’s derived from the Latin adjective for black- ‘niger, nigra, nigrum ‘
Nothing wrong with the word. What I meant was the idiots jumped on his use of the word Negro instead of one of PC words like blacks. I use the word as needed.
I agree, but stop and think about this ‘negro’ statement....Bundy was saying what we have all thought, and in his day they were called ‘negros’ today they are called ‘blacks’ and if this offends anyone, then what is in the White House...another word could be ‘malanto’ meaning he is ‘black’ and ‘white’ and his wife is ‘black’ so IMHO what Bundy said is correct on all counts....they don’t want to work, they want the government to support them, there are more ‘blacks’ in prision than any other race, and they want more than the working people and don’t want to work for it....
It doesn’t matter what the truth is, or even what context it was said in.
The libs have been shaking with glee all day over this, and now it is legend.
That is the cost of losing control of the organs of media, folks.
This thread is about Harry Reid and what a jerk he is. Why are you so interested in denouncing other freepers? Can’t you ever let it go?
Negro is much more accurate of a racial term than African American. There are millions upon millions of Africans that are white and Arab.
The United Negro College fund is dedicated to giving scholarships to Negroes and not to white or Arab African Americans.
Negro used to be the common term used in polite company. Now it is apparently some kind of racial slur.
Political correctness is going to kill all of us someday. Unless we all start to push back.
> Sure is taking this personally. Nasty.
After Bundy’s cattle are booted off the land you’ll find out the truth. Meanwhile Reid will be too busy counting the money he made off the sale of the land through one of his shell companies; that’s, of course, only after the BLM deeds it to him for free first.
I will not denounce Bundy until the President, the AG, and the Senate leader are denounced for their racism and treachery. And even then his remarks may not rise to the level that I would notice.
He’s denouncing freepers who truckled to Reid and his MSM.
And he’s right.
I don’t care what anyone says, Norm: You’re all right.
When ‘other freepers’ run around spreading liberal memes about someone? No, I won’t let it go. When they run around trying to get people to vote for liberal candidates, no I won’t let that go either. ESPECIALLY when the same people often do both.
Remember, Feet to he fire!1 Or was that just meaningless pap designed to get people to shut up long enough to get more libs and RINOs elected?
What fellow Ranchers? They drove off everyone else who was Ranching in the area.
Reid needs to be in a nut house.
Thanks ;) Girline has had a problem with me since the Romney issue. I expect it from her.
The idiot Bundy walked right into this. Pathetic.
Why won’t anyone stand up to this idiot and scream from the rafters “Why take it so personally, Harry? Unless of course it is personal, unless your deal with the Chinese is at stake!”
These idiots are so easily distracted, ready to cry to mommy that Bundy said “negroe” while Reid sells out the whole damn country without a single protest from these righteous gatekeepers.
If Bundy appeared in a Klan robe, it would not excuse or justify what the BLM is trying to do to him.
If he did that he could be a Democrat Senator from West Virginia and none of this would be a problem! ;)
GOPe leaders didn’t support Bundy to begin with
“it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence”
But it is ok for the government to use violence or the threat of violence? I don’t think so.
This is really getting out of hand. Someone needs to introduce a motion to at least censure Reid for his taking time paid for by us in an official capacity to attack a private citizen, one who holds no elective office, who has no political power beyond that of the vote, who does not have even an appointed political office. No matter what anyone thinks of Mr. Bundy, the fact remains that he is just an ordinary citizen, and if he can be the target of attacks by one of the most powerful men in government, that should be a warning to us all. We could be next.
Hard to keep up with who to condemn. The Mozilla guy, Bundy...All we need is 3 little girls to say someone worships the devil and the trials in Salem can get back underway.
FUHR....I support Mr. Bundy’s First Amendment rights.
Reid’s DemocRat plantation is crumbling before his eyes.
Charles Krauthammer made a complete fool of himself in particular. On Special Report he condemned "Bundy's words" and in the next hour on On The Record he made the exact same points while discussing the subject of the SCOTUS decision on Affirmative Action that Bundy had in his comments. No substantive difference whatsoever but Krauthammer said it in a Harvard dialect.
Hammer head thinks the Behenghazi thing is done so his cred is somewhere down the Kelvin scale.