Harry Reid Once Again Proven Right As Cliven Bundy Revealed His True Racist Self

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On Thursday, the New York Times printed an article discussing a video that was recorded on April 19th showing Nevada rancher, and new conservative folk hero, Cliven Bundy spouting off highly offensive and racist statements about African-Americans. Essentially, Bundy claimed that blacks are lazy and unproductive due to not learning how to pick cotton and insinuating that they were better off as slaves.

Below is an excerpt from the Times article:

“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.”

Below is video of Bundy’s remarks:

By Thursday morning, Republicans who had previously championed Bundy’s cause and held him up as a hero and patriot were falling all over themselves condemning his remarks. Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), who had called Bundy’s supporters ‘patriots’ after the armed standoff with federal agents, made sure to get a statement out forcefully rejecting Bundy’s comments. Sen Rand Paul (R-KY), another vocal supporter of Bundy’s, was also quick on the trigger in releasing a statement condemning the racist rancher.

It will be quite interesting to see how Sean Hannity, a huge defender of Bundy’s, reacts to this revelation. The Fox News host has been getting absolutely annihilated by Jon Stewart this week over his over-the-top support of the rancher. Something tells me Stewart isn’t finished with him quite yet. Especially if Hannity somehow tries to pretend that he wasn’t that big of a supporter of Bundy’s with these awful comments being made public.

On the other hand, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who labeled Bundy and his militia buddies ‘domestic terrorists,’ and has been raked across the coals by right-wing media figures, libertarians and Republican politicians over his remarks on the Bundy saga, is getting the last laugh. On Thursday, Reid released the following statement destroying Bundy and calling him a ‘hateful racist.’

“I used to live in North Las Vegas and it is home to 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.

“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.

“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.”

Conservatives are going to have to admit that Reid was right about Cliven Bundy all along. He has constantly pointed out that Bundy is nothing more than a lawless moocher with extreme views on society and our country. He was able to use this opportunity to hammer that home to anyone who thought Bundy was someone to be admired. Essentially, Reid is pointing in the face of everyone who thought Bundy and his gun-crazy supporters are true patriots worthy of affection and adoration.

Republicans who championed Bundy and presented him as a hero now have to reap what they sow. This is going to haunt them for a while. It should give them pause when it comes to rallying around extremists. However, I think we all know this won’t be the last radical zealot they get behind.

19 Replies to “Harry Reid Once Again Proven Right As Cliven Bundy Revealed His True Racist Self”

  1. I can imagine Reid going around and saying ‘I told you so’ all over the place after hearing the Right Wing Ranch Hero basically admit that, in his own terms, black people were better off as slaves.

    I’ll join Reid in that ‘I told you so’ party as well. :)

  2. Bravo Mr. Reid Bravo. Unfortunately this will change nothing with the republicans. They are the party of bigots and racists. Sean Hannity will probably say nothing because none of his core audience is composed of black Americans.

  3. Unfortunately, Bundy’s unabashed and blatantly bigoted views regarding African Americans, work ethic, and slavery are not all that unique among Southern conservative whites. It isn’t even uncommon in the rural sectors of the West and Midwest.

    Many still believe that slavery was really not all that bad, as it helped strengthen the Southern economy while providing food and shelter to “the Negroes” … who they believe to be inherently incapable of being self-sufficient.

    As far as the original conflict is concerned, yeah, Bundy and his buddies are completely innocent … in the same sense that someone who takes out a $30K loan to buy a car, refuses to make any payments on the loan, and then attempts to prevent the car from being repossessed are innocent.
    Real American patriots, that bunch.

    What is it with tea party anarchists and their “Second Amendment remedies” whenever they don’t get their way?

  4. Harry calls them like he sees them. Hannity in his arrogance won’t back up. Bundy happens to be a registered republican, but then again that comes as no suprise.

  5. Bundy and company are what I call… BSCMFS. You had to know that the racism would surface at some point. But we ought to thank Bundy for pissing on the militia “patriots”. They have to go home or put on their white pointy hats. A few won’t care if they’re called racists, but the majority will want to hide in the “I’m not a racist” closet. The show is over. Too bad. I wanted to see the video clip of those Apache helicopters settling the revolution farce. Ooops… that was evil.

  6. I hope that all the things the RW has been doing of late will finally change the minds of sensible people who didn’t believe that many on the right were this way.

    The Republican elite have fooled a lot of people for a very long time; they have now exposed themselves, and I hope they finally pay the price for their un-American activities.

  7. Now it’ll be “They want to put him in jail for expressing his First Amendment Rights” – as though that is a real sentence.

  8. The Rethuglycant “Hero” turns out to be a RACIST Bigot.

    The GOPee leaders are SHOCKED !!!

    Back Home in the Old Confederacy, A Few million GOPee Voters
    are cheering and applauding.

    Yeah, It’s all a Big Surprise. Except that it’s NOT.

    The GOPee has been Home to Racist Bigots since the days of George Wallace.

  9. I wonder if Sean Hannity is going to try to convince people that Bundy was up for a Nobel Peace Prize like he did with the other fellow.. Let’s face it, Sean Hannity knows absolutely nothing except that he got moved and it hurts.

    Monday just made a huge fool of his little penis extender militia. Now they have to decide if they are going to join the KKK or if they are going to put their guns back in their pickups and crawl home

  10. I do not know what world you are living in but to say conservatives will now have to admit they were wrong to back Bundy does not fit into the conservative world I see. There are still birthers and Bengazi shouters permeating the conservative landscape. Facts mean nothing to them. Hell it would not surprise me to see the Tea Party sponsor Bundy for office.

  11. You know that the May 16th American Spring March is going to be another moronathon parade of racist POS, Confederate re enactors, people who can tear away from their Call Of Duty games for a day but that’s all, No name brand beer swillers, The Guns God & Guts brigade. Expect misspelled signs, some incoherent interviews, some fist fights and lots of yehaws.

    We’ve been here before. Over and over again.

  12. However much they deny it, he speaks for these fux. And note he didn’t say, *were* they better off under slavery. He asks, *are* they better off under slavery.

  13. I don’t think anyone who supports this Bundy character is going to care about his racist comments, and they sure won’t hear Harry Reid say “I told you so” because they think Reid is the criminal, not Bundy…even though Bundy is the one who has been breaking the law since 1993.

  14. I don’t get the support for this guy to be honest. Aside from his racist comments, his attitude about this whole grazing issue is offensive and should be an affront to every hard working American out there who pays their bills, pays their taxes, etc.

    His supporters call themselves “patriots.” Good grief, they don’t know the meaning of the word.

    But I’m afraid that you are probably right in your assessment as well. A lot of them think just like he does concerning race and I guess that’s reason enough for them to support him and overlook his lawless ways.

  15. the gop have learned nothing from this. bundy is their kinda guy, a racists, moocher who thinks it is ok for hom to live off tax payers via the hovernment, while denouncing anybody else who does the same thing.

    they are fleeing because of his wording, not his views, his ignorance. he expressed himself harshly, said what he actually thought without giving credence to how it sounded to voters because he is not a politician up for reelection, a anchor for a fake news program pretending to find bundy’s words “repugnant” when he knows he agrees 109 percent with what he said. so does fox news.

    thst is all fox does is spread pro propaganda targeting nonwhites

  16. BTW, seeing as you can go off topic I will too. How does it feel to be lied to by bundy? To be totally used? He moved there when he was 2. He has no ancestral rights to the land. He has notnhing but a 1 million dollar bill to the fed.

    You fake militia people are so easy to use as tools

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