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April 24, 2014 - 2:52 pm
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said GOP leaders need to unite against the “dangerous extremism” of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters.

Bundy stood by comments he made about African-Americans at a press conference, as quoted by the New York Times, musing whether blacks are “better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy.”

“That’s exactly what I said. I said I’m wondering if they’re better off under government subsidy, and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail, and their older women and their children are standing, sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do, you know, I’m wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were slaves, and they was able to have their family structure together, and the chickens and garden, and the people had something to do?” Bundy said today on Peter Schiff’s radio show. “And so, in my mind I’m wondering, are they better off being slaves, in that sense, or better off being slaves to the United States government, in the sense of the subsidies. I’m wondering. That’s what. And the statement was right. I am wondering.”

Reid released a statement calling the residents of North Las Vegas “some of the hardest-working people I have ever met – men and women who embody the American dream by working hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families.”

“By contrast, Cliven Bundy has spent decades profiting off government land while refusing to pay the same fair use fees as his fellow ranchers. Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist. But by denigrating people who work hard and play by the rules while he mooches off public land he also revealed himself to be a hypocrite,” Reid said.

“To advance his extreme, hateful views, Bundy has endangered the lives of innocent women and children. This is not a game. It is the height of irresponsibility for any individual or entity in a position of power or influence to glorify or romanticize such a dangerous individual, and anyone who has done so should come to their senses and immediately condemn Bundy. For their part, national Republican leaders could help show a united front against this kind of hateful, dangerous extremism by publicly condemning Bundy,” he continued.

“The bottom line is that elected officials and those in positions of power or influence have a responsibility to unite behind the basic principle that we are a country of laws, and that whatever our differences, it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence to advance their radical views.”

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“Bundy’s comments are completely beyond the pale”

Really? I've often referred to food stamps, disability, Section 8 housing, et al as 'economic slavery'.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT CATTLE, TURTLES, OR CLIVE BUNDY. This is about BLM and the rest of the repressive government thugs.
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Harry Reid is clearly trying very hard and very persistently to turn Clive Bundy into today's Osama bin laden, Public Enemy Number One, and quite possibly get him killed, which is clearly one of the things Reid wants.

And many Republicans, dancing as monkeys on Reid's command, are piling on. They are not even men. Not even French men, not even close.
13 weeks ago
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I call on Republican officer holders, and Democrat ones too, to denounce in no uncertain terms the Domestic Terrorist Harry "Sticky Fingers" Reid for trying yet again to incite someone to murder Bundy and his family. And that is what he is doing. Domestic Terrorist Harry "Sticky Fingers" Reid is using Bundy and his family as Hitler used the Jews. Domestic Terrorist Harry "Sticky Fingers" Reid is trying to make Bundy's remarks into a kind of Reichstag Fire.

But what are Republican office holders and other pontificating sissy boys like Glenn Beck and Sean Hanity doing instead? They are performing on command as screeching monkeys for organ grinder Domestic Terrorist Harry "Sticky Fingers" Reid and hence engaging in lynch mob mentality that would shame even the Queen of Hearts. They have sold whatever they might have had in the way of a soul and any manhood to Domestic Terrorist Harry "Sticky Fingers" Reid. personally, I would rather sell my soul to the devil.
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13 weeks ago
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Bundy hasn't said anything racist or done anything racist. I was considering supporting Rand Paul if he ran for president, but not now. You want to jump on the train when a bunch of left wing liars try to railroad some guy? You are out the door, Jack.
13 weeks ago
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All Liberals are Racists and Bigots.

Only skin-color and "the right background" matter to them, and when they hear the truth from "the wrong kind of person" they attack.

If Clive Bundy were an Organic Bee-keeper from, say, Massachusetts , instead of a Cattle Rancher from Nevada, maybe wore a Bow-Tie instead of a Cowboy hat, spoke from a lectern at some Diploma Factory instead of the gates of his Ranch...

They would applaud his “bold, alternative, and deliberately provocative stance” regarding the destruction of the Black Family…

Hell, he would get a GRANT from some Liberal Think-Tanks to be a Featured Speaker around the country, and we all know that, don’t we?

But Bundy just doent “look right” to them. He’s not of their “tribe”. They just aren’t capable understanding of such “nuance” of idea, unless its properly packaged in the familiar wrapper they’re used to seeing…

Ivy-league sanctioned, celebrity approved, TV-and-magazine-cover , ”popular” ideas…the ones they wear like fashion, and discard with the seasons.

Because with Ignorant Liberals, its always about APPEARANCE… isn’t it?
13 weeks ago
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"He once praised fellow senator Barack Obama because he was, in Reid’s words, a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

"Reid once singled out for damnation just one Supreme Court justice — Clarence Thomas: “I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court.”

"When an African American and Democratic appointee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, William Magwood, opposed Reid on the Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste-disposal-site controversy, Reid called him a “first-class rat,” a “treacherous, miserable liar,” a “s*** stirrer,” and “one of the most unethical, prevaricating, incompetent people I’ve ever dealt with.”

Harry just shut up already.
13 weeks ago
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Harry's (post-stroke) brain doesn't know how to shut up.

It's like Biden's brain, only smokin' Joe's comments are more often just stupid, whereas Reid's are malicious and vulgar.

Reid is a troll, has no business leading the United States Senate.
13 weeks ago
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"spent decades profiting off government" Look who's talking.

Am I the only one who thinks one old cowboy has the elite panicked?
13 weeks ago
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Bundy may not have them panicked, but he certainly has them pegged.

The hateful, mean=spirited Left has thrown up its predictable wall of completely faux outrage.

For the record, the only place any democrat is "élite" is between the tiny little ears that sit on the sides of his narrow little head.
13 weeks ago
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Bundy was being honest about what everyone thinks about Las Vegas's notoriously dangerous neighborhoods. You think Reid lives in those neighborhoods? He does not. He doesn't by reason of the exact same things that flitted through Bundy's mind. They also flit through Reid's mind - he just lies and says they don't.
13 weeks ago
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i will take Bundy, McGeorge, Ted, Clive or Al over a poor soul suffering from dementia like Harry Reid.
Has he answered the pedophile charges? They are out there like Romney tax returns.
13 weeks ago
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Everyone should condemn Bundy so Reid's son could make a killing setting up a taxpayers subsidized solar farm.
13 weeks ago
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Depending on how you think, Bundy's remarks could be construed as racist - or not! He never said he'd like to see the 'negro' enslaved again.

I didn't much care for the way Bundy said what he did but he has the same rights as anyone else to say what he thinks. And I think I understand how he thinks. He has a healthy resentment of government and how it has enslaved the poor - and not just the black poor. And that is what I got from what he said. Crude? Yes! Racist? I don't think so.

Wasn't it Harry Reid that commented on how Obama talked without a negro accent - no Ebonics! Unless he wanted to!

How was that not racist?

Then there was some cracker I can't remember the name of - said Obama was 'clean' & 'articulate' - etc. I guess that guy got close enough for a sniff eh?

Get over this already - Bundy is a rancher - not a parser of words.


13 weeks ago
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While a candidate himself in 2008, Joe Biden said Obama was "clean and articulate".

Joltin' Joe seemed surprised that Barack had those qualities.
13 weeks ago
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And didn't Bill Clinton say something to the effect of a few years ago this guy (Obama) would have been bringing us coffee?
13 weeks ago
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Yes.

And, more on Biden's remark, I was very surprised that Barack named him as Veep after that insult during the '08 campaign.

But there isn't much choice for quality inside the democrat bench, and I guess wingnut Joe was the best Barack could do.
13 weeks ago
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Picking Biden as VP was a purely racist move....

Obama needed one of "those" near him to look more "presidential"

You know...White Guy, Silver Hair, Blue Suit...need one of "them" on the ticket as a "token"...make people feel safe voting a ticket where one looks "looks like" they type they're most comfortable around...

But with an empty head, of course...

Biden was chosen for his "boring whiteness" every bit as much as Obama was chosen for his "smooth blackness"

Its all about the Politics of bean-counting with the Democrats
13 weeks ago
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The fact is that no less than the eminent Walter Williams has made the very point that Bundy is less eloquently attempting to convey. I have heard him express the sentiment that the KKK could not have devised a more successful system to enslave black Americans than the current welfare state. This is a fact that he backs with much hard and sad evidence. The Republicans are simply too stupid to use this opportunity to express their agreement and call attention to the enslaving and denigrating travesty of the devastating and tragic welfare culture which is nothing less than a genuine evil. But if it brings in a guaranteed voter base for Democrats, then what the hell?

Note: For you "progressives" out there, you likely have no idea who Walter Williams is so I suggest that you do a search. Then you can react with typical hate and ignorance and race to the keyboard to write U-N-C-L-E T-O-M!
13 weeks ago
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I like my Negros toking a joint, drinking malt liquor, cashing a govmint check and killing their babies.
I am a Democrat!
13 weeks ago
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