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Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the New York Times caught Bundy making racially-inflammatory remarks blaming African-Americans for willingly submiting to dependency on federal assistance.
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday. “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.”
Bundy’s statements about “the Negro,” published on Wednesday, were made during his daily speech to supporters outside Bunkerville, Nevada, where a crowd gathered to support him in defiance of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during an attempted round up of his cattle. The confrontation was the result of Bundy’s refusal to pay grazing fees on federally-owned land for more than 20 years, in spite of multiple court rulings against him. Bundy has stated on several occasions that he does not recognize the existence of the federal government.
The remarks brought about a quick rebuke from Chandler Smith, a spokesperson for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV). Heller had previously called Bundy and his supporters “patriots” for their actions and challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) description of them as “domestic terrorists.”
This guy, folks.
This guy who has been grazing his cattle on public land and not paying for it. This guy and his supporters who pointed guns at federal officials, wants to blame black people for being “moochers”.
As someone in the comment section said over at Raw Story, this is what entitlement looks like.
The absurdity of this whole thing blows my mind.
While republican politicians are backing off with their support, mark my word, this won’t mean a thing to many of the “average folks” supporting him.
I’ve already seen several conservatives in web forums saying he’s right.
I think he was pretty clear in his language, children who are already born can be aborted (which we call murder, and George Zimmerman is takin care of that) he said that people who are black put their own youth in jail (corrupt judges in the school-to-prison pipeline are takin care of that) that’s it’s all because black people don’t know how to pick cotton - which as we know is a growing field with fantastic opportunites everywhere across the nation (but International Harvester is takin care of that) and why aren’t people who are black or in fact any people, taking advatnage of the family values of slavery, you know, treated like chattel, having your spouse and kids sold away, with 14 kids, maybe he knows where of he speaks. But, no, this guy is a racist nutjob. Even if the Fed didn’t own the land (btw, did you know Nevada made that land deal because it wanted to become a state?) Bundy sure as hell wouldn’t own it, it would belong to Nevada, and he wouldn’t pay them either.
Pundits and politicians, before you jump in to raise some guy on a pedestal, check the foundation.
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