Skip to comments.Rebellious Nevada rancher's slavery remarks dim Republican support
Posted on 04/24/2014 10:09:39 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
(Reuters) - Two Republican U.S. senators who voiced support for a Nevada cattleman in his showdown with federal agents over grazing rights on public land condemned the rebellious rancher's remarks about whether African-Americans would be "better off as slaves."
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Why do people publicly face-plant on political no-brainers?
Yeah, Ron Junior ran like a scalded dog, didn’t he?
I don’t know.
We have been bending over backwards for an entire generation to avoid ever acting like “racists”.
What he said, may not have been the most politically sensitive, but it wasn’t blatantly racist.
I like the way he didn’t backtrack, and am inclined to think this could backfire on Dems bigtime.
Would have preferred he hadn’t said anything, but he seems to be handling himself ok.
Dude was winning the argument, then goes and shoots himself in the head.
Why bring up the subject? What does it have to do with his situation?
Some people just don’t know when to shut up.
Cliven Bundy is NOT a politician..the fact that the left is making such a big fuss about what some random person says shows how scared they are that they are gonna get their asses kicked in November..no matter what Bundy says, doesn’t take away the fact that the Govt surrounded his home, armed to the T, took his cattle and massacred them and put them in mass graves
Bundy’s unfortunate “remarks” pulled Hopalong Harry Reid’s gonads out of the fire before they were done. It’s too bad. Our side had the ball rolling and Reid was in heap big hot water. The state controlled “media” can now use Bundy’s remarks to get Harry’s ass off the griddle.
In any case, with him or without him, I think people are waking up to the constitutional issues. I hope they are, anyway.
The US government should not own vast swaths of land. Beyond office complexes and military bases, they shouldn’t own any land at all.
And people are starting to realize that the regulatory agencies, which are arming themselves at a starting rate, are laws unto themselves. They answer to no one. They are rogue robots who write their own laws and now increasingly are judge jury and executioner.
BLM should be first on the chopping block but should certainly not be the last.
I will say that I will not get excited about any politician who doesn’t see the problem and at least seem prepared to do something about it. Repeal obamacare? Sure, great, but there are other maybe bigger fish to fry too. Like BLM.
Reid knew this was coming which is why he was so cocky recently. Putting on my tinfoil cap (complete with a propeller), it seems that Mr. Bundy was the unwitting victim of a setup.
What he said was just old fashioned plain talk, that should be used more often.
The statement in it's context was condemnation of over 100 years of failed social engineering by the US government.
He touched on everything in a few short words from the chronic crime problems to the breakup of the cohesive family to the welfare dependency and he called it what it is.
Just another form of slavery to the national and local governments.
To call the comment racist is absurd and is a byproduct of the massive overuse and distortion of the term.
Everyone knows this, yet they are running like scalded dogs. If Archie Bunker had said that, everyone would be laughing at the subtle criticisms of government.
Well, I won't run.
I commend him for a refreshing commentary of life in the good ole USA today.
I think people are getting tired of being called racist at the drop of a hat. What he said wasn’t racist. It was anti-progressive. But rock the boat just a little and the republicans, and so-called conservative talking heads, will run for cover like the cockroaches they are.
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What will not be erased... is the image of stormtroops quitting Bunkerville, driven off by cowboys who would not cringe.
No one seems to look at the fact that this man is 80 years old,he HAS NO
IDEA of political correctness, he sees people in these neighborhoods
on government entitlements and he just says what he feels!!! OUR country used to be this way we could say what we wanted, ALL IN THE
FAMILY is a perfect example of the humor that USED to be accepted!!!
I think EVERYONE here NEEDS to give this guy a break!!!!! He has lived
his life in a different time!!!!!
Mr Bundy isn’t a politician. His opinions doesn’t make the govt actions right.
so, the democratic party has kept black people down for nearly 200 years and that’s A OK but when a Republican points that out, it’s racist bigotry? Typical.
He said it crudely, but he was trying to say what many of us have said a hundred times, which is that the welfare state has destroyed the black family. It destroys, in fact, families of whatever color or cultural background, it is an equal opportunity destroyer of families.
And while I don’t know all the legalities of his own personal situation with BLM, I firmly believe BLM should be disbanded and the lands they administer handed back to the states. Or better yet, sold off to US citizens (with previous leaseholders getting first right of refusal).
The wheat and the chaff are going their separate ways now!
Amazing how these reporters never make such character discoveries concerning the idiots on the Left.
The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.
That is what this story should have been about from the beginning..how the Govt can just come on your property and take it away and destroy it..like they did with the cattle..they slaughtered them, shot them in the head and put them into mass graves..where is the outrage from PETA, the same group that made a fuss about Easter Eggs on the White House lawn, yeah those people, didnt give a rats ass about cattle being SLAUGHTERED..that is a crime and the people who did that should be prosecuted, but it won’t happen and we won’t hear anything about it because hey, I guess those cattle were Republican so therefore no mention of their death is necessary
Rush Limbaugh is a nearly daily example of this Alinsky tactic.
“No one seems to look at the fact that this man is 80 years old,he HAS NO
IDEA of political correctness, he sees people in these neighborhoods
on government entitlements and he just says what he feels!!”
I thought he lived out on a ranch. You mentioned him seeing these people in these neighborhoods. What neighborhoods would those be? His neighboring ranchers?
He screwed the pooch by bringing race into it. Actually he screwed the pooch by getting off topic.
Sadly I now think he’s just a blowhard trying to hold on to his 15 minutes.
He’s now done more damage than good.
With the senate really up for grabs by a narrow margin, this could have serious consequences. Because the media and the Dems are going to have ammo now to paint all conservatives as racists.
Apparently you didn’t bother to listen to his remarks. He names exactly when and where he saw those neighborhoods.
Mourdock & Akin revisited! I guess he is not very smart dude.
He’s not going to listen to you, he is too busy with the political campaign.
If he’s not carefull he will trip over the heals of a couple dozen jelly spined republicans running in the same direction...
“Apparently you didnt bother to listen to his remarks. He names exactly when and where he saw those neighborhoods.”
Nope. I only read the excerpts posted here.
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Typical lazy lout.
Welfare has also destroyed many more white families. Watch the show “Cops” on TV. It is so sad to see how people live. There are 3 times as many whites receiving government checks compared to blacks. It is due to sheer numbers...there are 4 times as many whites as blacks. Percentage wise more blacks are on welfare.
Just about everything I was going to say - thanks!
Especially referencing his age.
“Typical lazy lout.”
Yep, but I’m still right most of the time.
He screwed the pooch. Plain & simple.
He never should have brought race into it.
Weak sisters can stay on the porch. No one needs you.
“Welfare has also destroyed many more white families.”
You’re correct. Government dependency destroys lives. That’s why it was stupid to even bring race into it.
Randy said it with finesse. Bundy said it crudely. That is why there was no reaction to Randy saying it.
Therein lies the problem. Republicans aren’t conservatives.
He’s smarter than most, including on FR...he’s a man who’s made his living the hard way, not a sucking on the teat politician who should know how this stupid, leftist game is played.
Even many on FR who should know better are succumbing to the leftist media playbook and abandoning Mr. Bundy because they’re too damned stupid to actually comprehend what he said and what he meant.
The absolute truth is what he uttered...are we to now abandon a man who exercised his right to speak his mind and give his very astute, although inarticulate opinion on a subject?
The bigger picture is that the leftists are using their playbook, Alinsky’s rules for radicals against this man in order to isolate him and polarize support for what he represents and many on FR are taking the bait...
I guess that means the issue of an overbearing violent lawless government no longer holds any appeal. Pack the tents we’re headed back home!
yep , just like my dad :^)
gone but not forgotten , he too used to say some pretty interesting things . p/c ? What’s that ?
and he had growing dementia for years but he was a lot older than Bundy
As a matter of historical accuracy, after the Civil War, some blacks returned to their former masters voluntarily. That being said, Bundy wasn’t bashing blacks. He was talking plain about problems that are well known and have been well publicized. He’s not exactly talk show smooth, but I bet he doesn’t count Tamara Holder or Bob Beckel as his dear friends either.
Right. Because you’re doing such a great job lol.
I’m right. Sorry, but I am. You don’t like it, then ignore it.
I do understand that this is probably a very emotional issue for you.
“Randy said it with finesse. Bundy said it crudely. That is why there was no reaction to Randy saying it.”
Senator Rand didn’t mention race.
No, not at all. Like you I don’t value freedom from tyranny at all. Stay on the porch.
So, Eric Holder was right ... about you.
“No, not at all. Like you I dont value freedom from tyranny at all. Stay on the porch.”
I’ll stay on the porch. You stay in your bubble and keep complaining loudly when you get trounced.
This was just a dumb move.
What "government checks"?
If whites are 38.8% and blacks are 39.8% of the welfare check collectors, what are you talking about?
I’m not going to be trounced by an uninformed coward. lol
Well they are not much better off as dependents of largess & big government.
As he should. Randy is a very smart guy since he says nothing which MSM can attack. There is no place for bringing race into the Nevada situation. Bundy lost a whole bunch of support with his racist comments. Randy was correct in supporting Bundy's cause in the beginning and not disassociating from Bundy's racists comments.