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”?