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Dana Milbank: Bigotry often behind antics of the far right
The LaCrosse Tribune / The Washington Post ^ | April 27, 2014 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 04/27/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy knows how to start a stampede.

After Bundy, who became a right-wing hero for his refusal to acknowledge the authority of the federal government, wondered aloud about whether “Negro” people were “better off as slaves,” conservative figures who had celebrated his cause rushed to distance themselves from him.

Sen. Rand Paul, who had condemned the federal government’s attempt to enforce court orders against Bundy: “Offensive.”

Sen. Dean Heller, who had declared Bundy’s followers “patriots”: “Appalling and racist.”

And Sean Hannity, who had led a Fox News campaign that made a hero of Bundy: “Beyond repugnant.”

Bundy boosters are right to be appalled — but they should not be shocked.

The anti-government strain of thought that Bundy advanced has been intertwined with racist and anti-Semitic views over the past several decades. Not all people who resist the authority of the federal government are motivated by race, of course, and not all racists are anti-government. But there is a long symbiosis between the two....

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigotry; blacks; bundy; racism
How utterly predictable.
1 posted on 04/27/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about jealousy, low self esteem, and class warfare is often behind the far left.


2 posted on 04/27/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cheerio: Communism often behind antics of the far left


3 posted on 04/27/2014 8:31:42 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Communists = Biggest racists


4 posted on 04/27/2014 8:32:33 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats rarely mature and throw bombs and temper tantrums for attention. It is why many supposed adult libs have the same mindset of most 11-year-olds if they could vote. Children, little boys and girls.


5 posted on 04/27/2014 8:38:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Nachum

It don’t mean nuttin.

There’s something happening here
But what it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, “hooray for our side”

It’s time we stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look - what’s going down?

They don’t get it.

No government at gunpoint!


6 posted on 04/27/2014 8:39:54 AM PDT by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Dana!

Had you noticed that the FACIST tactics of the BLM ALWAYS come from the LEFT?


7 posted on 04/27/2014 8:44:21 AM PDT by G Larry (In the beginning there was "Right" and "Wrong" and we've been compromising in the "Wrong" direction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dana Milbank resides in the same alternate universe as Paul Krugman, EJ Dionne and Maureen Dowd. I suspect that none of them has ever met a real conservative, a breathing welfare recipient or an actual verifiable fact.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 8:45:37 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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9 posted on 04/27/2014 8:45:55 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry to re-post this, but it fits this story too:

Dims fought for slavery in the mid 1800’s
Dims came up with Jim Crow laws
Dims came up with poll taxes
Dims fought and even filibustered civil and voting rights
Dims destroyed the black family with welfare
Dims kept blacks “in their place” by forcing them into crappy
public schools.

But it is the Republicans that are racist?


10 posted on 04/27/2014 8:47:20 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And pedastry seems to be the hallmark of those who continue to disparage the TEA Party....


11 posted on 04/27/2014 8:50:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bigotry often behind antics of the far right

So what? Racism = telling the ugly truth.

12 posted on 04/27/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Far right”,of course,meaning a belief in *all* parts of the Bill of Rights and a desire to enforce immigration laws that have been on the books for decades.
13 posted on 04/27/2014 8:52:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that’s true then why isn’t Sperling a racist?


14 posted on 04/27/2014 8:54:22 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican

“If that’s true then why isn’t Sperling a racist?”

Shhhhh. He’s a lefty. He can’t be racist. He just mis-spoke.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by mark3681
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16 posted on 04/27/2014 8:59:17 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: VerySadAmerican
If that’s true then why isn’t Sperling a racist?

He just doesn't want his girlfriend to bring any black people along. It isn't like he hates overbearing Government or anything. (/s, sorta)

17 posted on 04/27/2014 9:00:15 AM 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: Senator_Blutarski

If there’s a Democratic talking point out there, you can be sure that it will be the subject of Dana’s next column. And while Dana has never met a conservative, a welfare recipient, or a fact, neither has he ever been acquainted with an original thought.

Hence his long career as a columnist at the Washington Post.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 9:02:14 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

What did Bundy say about slavery and the welfare plantation that was technically wrong? Aside from shrieking and yelling, the liberals and RINOs still haven’t given us an answer.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, whom commentators have tried to tie to the Republican Party after his alleged racist statements, is in fact a Democrat, according to campaign contribution records.


20 posted on 04/27/2014 9:05:52 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Claiming Bigotry of the far right always behind antics of the far left. (There. Fixed it.)


21 posted on 04/27/2014 9:06:34 AM PDT by mark3681
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To: staytrue

...”How about jealousy, low self esteem, and class warfare is often behind the far left”...

How about the lust for dictatorship and slavery of the population are the goals behind the antics of the far left.


22 posted on 04/27/2014 9:07:14 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: heye2monn
What did Bundy say about slavery and the welfare plantation that was technically wrong? Aside from shrieking and yelling, the liberals and RINOs still haven’t given us an answer.

The real issue is that Bundy might start a real conversation about race in America. The last thing liberals want is a candid conversation about race, welfare, climate, homosexuality, abortion or the national debt. Their strategy is to use name-calling to shut down the discussion. The mainstream media is happy to oblige them.

23 posted on 04/27/2014 9:14:43 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Millbank has no wisdom whatsoever.


24 posted on 04/27/2014 9:22:36 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lying is always part of leftist antics. Antics are always a part of leftist routine.


25 posted on 04/27/2014 9:30:50 AM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The La Crosse Tribune is my local (so-called)newspaper. There is an incredible throng of angry liberals who form an echo chamber in the reader comments. They call names while avoiding facts and truth. None of them knows what Cliven Bundy actually said, but that means nothing. They dispise anyone who speaks out against their politically correct liberal positions. They are driven by anger and hatred. Reasonable dialog with them is not possible.


26 posted on 04/27/2014 9:38:57 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: x1stcav

I heard that song recently, and realized the writer was a prophet. He was 40 years ahead of his time.


27 posted on 04/27/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (Please excuse the potholes in this tagline. Social programs have to take priority in our funding.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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28 posted on 04/27/2014 9:49:54 AM PDT by preacher (I am not a global warming hoax denier.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Any links to those commentators? Anyone notable at all, or just random bloggers?


29 posted on 04/27/2014 9:54:17 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left can detect a racist by the color of his skin.


30 posted on 04/27/2014 9:56:28 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: heye2monn

Bundy was right on point but stated it wrong. He reminds me of Gen Patton when he said that people joined the Nazi Party in the same manner that people join the republicans or democratic party here.
People on the right got to remember that the press is NOT your friend and we should not speak to them unless you have a lawyer.


31 posted on 04/27/2014 10:29:18 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL. Poor Dana. All she has left is the race card.

How does she explain the billionaire Democrat donor Sterling? Or the NAALCP giving billionaire Democrat Sterling a lifetime achievement award?


32 posted on 04/27/2014 10:41:18 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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