Skip to comments.Is it okay to not care that Cliven Bundy is a bigot?
Posted on 04/25/2014 1:48:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I havent been following the Cliven Bundy case because, believe it or not, southwestern grazing disputes have never been among my interests. I know the Daily Caller has done stories about him because Ive seen the headlines, but I havent followed the whole thing. I havent written a word about him before today. I dont care.
But now that this Bundy fellow has publicly said things that have offended a lot of black people, suddenly, he represents everybody to the right of Karl Marx. Suddenly Im obliged to have an opinion about him.
If you want to know what I think about some rancher in Nevada, I tend to agree with the always delightful and perceptive Kira Davis. Be warned: Im told she isnt a proper African-American because shes a conservative. Be that as it may, here shes 100% correct.
What Kira said.
I dont know if Bundys grazing dispute has any merit. And I certainly wouldnt subscribe to his newsletter. All I know is that hes the latest private citizen to stand up to the government and be excoriated by the media for it. Like Kira said, its not about one guy. Its about the media abusing their power to stifle dissent against government control. Just ask anybody whos been raked over the coals for daring to complain about their health insurance. Ask Joe the Plumber. Ask Ben Carson. Ask Carrie Prejean. Ask anybody who inconveniences the left.
The message is simple: Submit, or this will happen to you too. And itll continue, whether or not some rancher youve never heard of is a dumb bigot....
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I did not find Bundy’s actual, true comments racist.
American Blacks HAVE become slaves on the Democrat Welfare Plantation, where they now pick votes instead of cotton
The DemocRat plantation is crumbling before their eyes. They may not like the messenger but what he says is true.
Ultimately though, the issue is about what the federal government was doing, not this one random man's thoughts on a long-settled issue.
Bundy lacked the good sense to restrict his public comments to the issue at hand. He made a fool of himself, and there’s no going back. Going forward, no politician, left or right, can touch this joker with a ten foot pole.
The guy is, ironically, all hat and no cattle.
If racism is an issue on either side, I have no interest in it at all. I'm strictly focused on the fact that our government is tyrannical.
Is he racist or just verbally inept, and does it matter?
I'm a heterosexual, there, I said it. Now get over it.
Bundy is not one of Holder’s people, nor does look like he could be Obama’s son, if he had one.
One man’s perceived bigotry (with some help from NYSlimes spin) is a distraction from the primary issue at hand of direct national importance, i.e., advancing federal overreach.
I could have an opinion but from where I sit, what he thinks, says and does is none of my business.
I just watched the video of what he said. As someone who has grown up and lives in the South and remembers the days before the Dimocrat plantation, the only reason people would be offended by his comments are because the truth hurts.
Col. West said the same thing and it’s true......
During slavery, family and keeping the family together meant everything. Now they have willingly destroyed their families and their communities for the empty promises and pittance the government doles out to them. The only thing these people mean to dimocrats is votes and apparently they are too stupid to see it.
“Bundy lacked the good sense to restrict his public comments to the issue at hand. He made a fool of himself, and theres no going back. Going forward, no politician, left or right, can touch this joker with a ten foot pole.”
Yeah, for sure. In a matter of seconds he turned himself from a sympathetic figure, standing up to big bad government into just another bigoted, racist old fool. And, even worse, he’s managed to hand Harry Reid an out. Harry can now say, “see, told ya, told ya!” Sigh, happens every time.....
Early on a FReeper commented that all he has done is inelegantly state some if the same truths that Senator Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) did almost 50 years ago, before he was a Senator. I still think this is one of the more insightful comments on this episode yet. I wish I had bookmarked the post.
50 years, and one still can’t forthrightly discuss the real issues here.
The main stream propaganda machine is powerful...!
Compare the media uproar over Bundy’s “racist” comments to the silence of the Corrupt Liberal Media over Jamie Foxx gloating on Saturday Night Live about killing “ALL the white people. How great is that? How black is that?” or Eric Holder’s open statements made before the Senate Judiciary Committee in June, 2009, that federal hate crime laws do NOT cover racially motivated violence against white Americans because they are not an Holder approved “protected group”.
Bundy is an elderly white blue collar worker who is held to a higher standard than a racist black Attorney General who is corrupting the law.
There is plenty of racism evident in this story and it is the same old racist double standard that is SOP of “liberals” and their toadies in the Corrupt Liberal Media.
Here, I found the post, and it was SoFloFreeper.
Depends on your point of view. If you believe that Bundy’s cause was right before then the fact that he’s a racist jackass doesn’t change that.
Bundy committed the unpardonable crime.
He noticed. You’re not supposed to notice.
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