Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cliven Bundy: Rancher and Negro Historian

Cliven Bundy right-wing folk hero
Funny thing happened during the right-wing rally to support rancher and anti-federal government advocate Cliven Bundy: the rally morphed into a de facto kkk rally.

That's right.

Mr. Bundy -- as if he was auditioning for a role in Django II (slave master of course) -- decided to step up to the mic and share his thoughts on the "Negro" problem:

““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?”  source

Whao Nelly... he went all the way David Duke on us.

Strange for Bundy to speak of government subsidy while he sponged off federal land without paying his tab.

Bundy is the Nevada rancher who refuses to pay the federal government more than $1 million in grazing fees. With the help of armed supporters, he chased away federal rangers who came to seize his cattle.  source

Sounds like he wanted cattle food stamps or, dare we say, government subsidy.

Up to this point, Fox News mouth piece Sean Hannity, Koch brothers, Rand Paul, Tea Party patriots, friends of Ted Nugent and the other usual suspects were unconditional supporters of Bundy. But then Bundy, unable to stop over-sharing his unenlightened opinions (the stuff many of his supporters discuss behind closed doors), caused a right-wing cattle stampede for the exit from Bundyland.

What is a conservative like Sean Hannity to do?

Why of course, start talking about Benghazi again:

It was a historic bit of cable-news thematic knitting: On his eponymous Fox News program last night, Sean Hannity last night managed to pull off a 10-minute segment comprehending Cliven Bundy’s racism, eminent domain, Benghazi and Jon Stewart.  source

Oh, one last thing, in case you find Mr. Blundery (my spelling intent) a racist he says blame MLK for not completing his job:

We don’t have freedom to say what we want. If I call — if I say negro or black boy or slave, I’m not — if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offended, then Martin Luther King hasn’t got his job done then yet. They should be able to — I should be able to say those things and they shouldn’t offend anybody. I didn’t mean to offend them. source

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