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!