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'Maybe I sinned...maybe I donít know what I actually said': Cliven Bundy Attempts Befuddling Apology
nydailynews.com ^ | April 25, 2014 | LESLIE LARSON

Posted on 04/25/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

“Maybe I sinned and maybe I need to ask forgiveness. Maybe I don’t know what I actually said,” Bundy said Friday, when asked to defend his opinion that black Americans would be better off as slaves.

“I took this boot off so I wouldn’t put my foot in my mouth with the boot on,” he told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, suggesting he was ready to back down and strike a more conciliatory tone.

But that hope was short-lived as Bundy soon dived in to criticize people for being too sensitive.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bundyracist; bundyresponse; clivenbundy

1 posted on 04/25/2014 11:15:07 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Don’t go wobbly now.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BarnacleCenturion
when asked to defend his opinion that black Americans would be better off as slaves

That ain't what he said. A lie, told often enough, is still a lie.

3 posted on 04/25/2014 11:17:21 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
DO NOT TALK TO THESE PEOPLE!
4 posted on 04/25/2014 11:17:21 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Who cares? No one watches or pays attention to anyone on CNN.


5 posted on 04/25/2014 11:18:05 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Fledermaus

CNN is losing viewers BUT did you notice the coverage of this by all the other news outlets?
They couldn’t wait to jump on this and then to paint every conservative as racist too


6 posted on 04/25/2014 11:19:55 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He just fell into another trap—the “I’m Sorry Trap” Ask Paula Deen how that works out. He has lost—It was his own mouth and the MSM that did him in—Wounded—watch as Harry Reid swoops in and has him arrested or killed. That or they will crucify him in the Media—watchas the photoshop him in a KKK Robe with the quote “They (The Negros) were better off as slaves, pickin’ cotton” —He has lost—BUT Let this be a lesson to all Tea Party people—Watch what you say—your words will be twisted—cut and parced to make you look like a Bigot. We have been warned!


7 posted on 04/25/2014 11:20:31 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Bundy - “Sorry about all that yesterday. Now let me tell you about the China-man...”
8 posted on 04/25/2014 11:24:06 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: rjsimmon

Exactly!


9 posted on 04/25/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

the reporter should be fired


10 posted on 04/25/2014 11:27:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion



11 posted on 04/25/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

It’s like a slow motion train wreck at this point. With leftist clowns (and the sheeple) perception is reality. He needs to realize that the people he’s talking to are NOT his friends, and they DO have an agenda that opposes rebellion against their “god,” the federal government, in any way.


12 posted on 04/25/2014 11:29:02 AM PDT by afsnco
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To: RWGinger

Yeah, a lot of knees jerking out there. Sad to see it with so-called conservatives on tv.


13 posted on 04/25/2014 11:29:55 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

They will not let the man walk this back.


14 posted on 04/25/2014 11:30:07 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: rjsimmon

What did Clive actually say to offend anybody!!! Somebody said he said a Racial Slur, but now a days that don’t take much to be called a racist!!!


15 posted on 04/25/2014 11:30:23 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Let it go. It’s become tiresome to talk about it. He’d better concentrate on his cattle and what the Fed will do to him. I can’t figure out how this became a social issue which has nothing to with his ranch.


16 posted on 04/25/2014 11:31:23 AM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He should quit while he’s behind. Don’t talk to any reporters from now on.


17 posted on 04/25/2014 11:35:20 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: tallyhoe

I guess this is what he said...

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”


18 posted on 04/25/2014 11:38:23 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Mr. Bundy is a plain spoken man who tells it like it is....he can’t compete with our duplicitous politicians and reporters....but I repeat myself..............


19 posted on 04/25/2014 11:39:27 AM PDT by yoe (BHO changed the rules without Congressional input making Obamacare Null&Void...EO's arent law....)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bundy’s kids need to keep dear old dad away from the microphones .
I could hear , from the first moment that I heard him speaking on video a few weeks ago that this was NOT a talented speaker . Some people ramble , some people use terrible grammar and appear as redneck boobs .
The kids on the other hand seemed forthright, articulate
and lucid , especially his daughters .
That family needs to make a statement about their dad ;
“he been under tremendous pressure lately” and then retire him away from the mics altogether . The issue should NOT be about old Gliven , who has spent a long lifetime under the hot sun . He needs to get that too . Sorry sir, NOT about you . Step aside and let clearer minds advance the cause ,
and skip the fuzzy ‘clarifications’ . Your are only digging the hole deeper .


20 posted on 04/25/2014 11:39:52 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Mr. Bundy, you are in the process of being demonized by the powers that be so that the Governmental Agents will be able to murder you and your family as they did to David Koresh at Mt. Carmel. and the sheep can bleat, “He was a racists kook and got what he deserved.” “Our benevolent Government did us a favor getting rid of this homophobic, racists, child molester”. then your property can be given to the powerful, and in my opinion corrupt politician that now covets it. Therefore, anything and everything you say from this point forward will be wrong.
21 posted on 04/25/2014 11:44:39 AM PDT by sport
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Not wise to talk to press.

Maybe if it’s going out live.

Pre-recorded allows for horrifying edits.

Even going out live, they can cut away at an inopportune time.

Make a press release. Then you’ll usually think about it and decide against it.

If you want to get the word out about something, so some marketing.

Don’t rely on the news.

IMHO.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 11:45:12 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
This is madness.

I don't know why folks can't recognize the leftist medias game and simply tell them to f off.

23 posted on 04/25/2014 11:45:23 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Alinsky tactics win, subject has been changed.


24 posted on 04/25/2014 11:47:58 AM PDT by AU72
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To: GeronL

For what? Reporting?


25 posted on 04/25/2014 11:50:42 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Are you really naive enough to think that they won’t lie about you if you don’t say something? Even then they lied (not twist, lied) about what he said and they keep lying. If they didn’t have an interview with him to cut up into a lie then they just would have made something up. They have done it plenty of times before.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

This guy needs a PR coach, and a spokesperson who can massage the message and handle the media. It’s clear the media is not on his side, and he isn’t capable of articulating his own position and beliefs as coherently as is required for these incessantly parsing piranhas.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 11:53:30 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Take Jim Quinn’s advice: “Never apologize. Never.”


28 posted on 04/25/2014 12:00:44 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Take Jim Quinn’s advice: “Never apologize. Never.”


29 posted on 04/25/2014 12:00:45 PM PDT by Pietro
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To: Pietro
Never apologize. Never.

That wasn't an apology. "Maybe I sinned. Maybe I don't know what I actually said.", is no apology.

He knows what he said, that it wasn't a sin, and it wasn't racist. (Not until it was edited to try to make it seem that way so the drive-by media could tell all the people out here what he said was racist, just in case we didn't have enough intelligence to figure out it was supposed to be racist because they said so, even if it wasn't.)

They are the ones misrepresenting what he said, and there is no reason he should apologize for that.

30 posted on 04/25/2014 12:12:54 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Huh. GOP elected politicians aren’t demanding Dem politicians to apologize for calling Americans jihadists, anarchists, unamericans etc etc but that crook mob associate Harry Reid says jump and elected Repubs do so. Shame on them. Mr Bundy isn’t a politician.


31 posted on 04/25/2014 12:16:51 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: BarnacleCenturion; All

There are times when a laser focus, a singleness of purpose is useful. It is important to NOT muddy the waters


32 posted on 04/25/2014 12:21:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Durus
"Are you really naive enough to think that they won’t lie about you if you don’t say something?"

I remember a few years ago a British newspaper attributed some comments about polar bears to Sarah Palin. It didn't sound right, so I looked up the op-ed they were referring to, and she did not say anything like what they claimed she said, not even in the most liberal paraphrase. They just made it up.
33 posted on 04/25/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RginTN
"Huh. GOP elected politicians aren’t demanding Dem politicians to apologize for calling Americans jihadists, anarchists, unamericans etc etc but that crook mob associate Harry Reid says jump and elected Repubs do so. Shame on them. Mr Bundy isn’t a politician."

Spot on. A Dem congressman can even get away with warning about Guam "tipping over" because of too many people, and escape ridicule. And any criticism of an inarticulate black person would raise cries of racism, but it's open season on inarticulate conservatives.
34 posted on 04/25/2014 12:25:38 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: xzins

he needs better minders and better scripting.


35 posted on 04/25/2014 12:26:39 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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Friday, April 25, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

We are trading one form of slavery for another.

What I am saying is that all we Americans are trading one form of slavery for another. All of us are in some measure slaves of the federal government. Through their oppressive tactics of telling the ranchers how many cows they can have on their land, and making that number too low to support a ranch, the BLM has driven every rancher in Clark County off the land, except me. The IRS keeps the people of America in fear, and makes us all work about a third or a half of the year before we have earned enough to pay their taxes. This is nothing but slavery from January through May. The NSA spies on us and collects our private phone calls and emails. And the government dole which many people in America are on, and have been for much of their lives, is dehumanizing and degrading. It takes away incentive to work and self respect. Eventually a person on the dole becomes a ward of the government, because his only source of income is a dole from the government. Once the government has you in that position, you are its slave.

I am trying to keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive. He was praying for the day when he and his people would be free, and he could say I’m free, free at last, thank God I’m free at last! But all of us here America, no matter our race, are having our freedom eroded and destroyed by the federal government because of its heavy handed tactics. The BLM, the IRS, the NSA—all of the federal agencies are destroying our freedom. I am standing up against their bad and unconstitutional laws, just like Rosa Parks did when she refused to sit in the back of the bus. She started a revolution in America, the civil rights movement, which freed the black people from much of the oppression they were suffering. I’m saying Martin Luther King’s dream was not that Rosa could take her rightful seat in the front of the bus, but his dream was that she could take any seat on the bus and I would be honored to sit beside her. I am doing the same thing Rosa Parks did—I am standing up against bad laws which dehumanize us and destroy our freedom. Just like the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord, we are saying no to an oppressive government which considers us to be slaves rather than free men.

I invite all people in America to join in our peaceful revolution to regain our freedom. That is how America was started, and we need to keep that tradition alive.

Cliven D. Bundy

http://bundyranch.blogspot.com/p/comments.html


36 posted on 04/25/2014 12:31:21 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Will someone please educate him on the First Rule of Holes?


37 posted on 04/25/2014 12:41:51 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL. I been waiting for someone to say it. Just too easy.


38 posted on 04/25/2014 12:53:58 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: RitchieAprile

The media determines the narrative, and they aren’t going to let him walk this back.


39 posted on 04/25/2014 3:12:49 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
But that hope was short-lived as Bundy soon dived in to criticize people for being too sensitive.

“When you talk about prejudice … we don’t have freedom to say what we want.”

“If those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive then Martin Luther King hasn’t got his job done yet.”

He couldn't be more right.

40 posted on 04/25/2014 3:33:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: combat_boots
That is an excellent and eloquent statement. I can stand foursquare behind that! We won't be seeing any media outlet airing that including Fox News.

Pat Caddell called it. Do you believe it yet?

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

The MSM are enemies of the people!

41 posted on 04/25/2014 3:47:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: bigdaddy45

They don’t report, they twist and lie


42 posted on 04/25/2014 5:05:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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