Actually, if these statements are accurate he will be slammed by 90% of America for pretty blatant racist remarks. Paul, Heller, etc, pretty much everyone is going to walk about from someone who talks like this.
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 didnt have nothing to do. They didnt have nothing for their kids to do. They didnt 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 Ive 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 didnt get no more freedom. They got less freedom.
I mean, come on now. You can't stand around talking about how the negro should have learned to pick cotton. I mean, even the most hard headed amongst us should understand that you can't ally yourself politically with a person who makes such remarks.
Conservatives really, really, need to pick their battles better. How so many of us get suckered into supporting cranks, completely unelectable candidates, scam artists like Herman Cain who run for office to fund a book tour, etc, etc, I will never understand.
I wonder what those percentages are on this board. I can see this thread turning into a powder keg.
Is there any way we can get a consultant out to these folks before they start talking about ‘legitimate rape’ and ‘the Negro’?
Seriously, the first think the NYT is going to do is send a reporter out there and say ‘What do you think about how the government treats blacks?’ and then write down the perfect response.
I think Mr. Clive Bundy has officially jumped the shark.
I’m reminded of George Zimmerman. The issues surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin were all correct. But Zimmerman personally was a tool; he was no shining example of conservatism. And neither is Bundy.
So because he made less than articulate, but truthful statements we should abandon him to the US Gestapo?
I won’t brand him as a racist because he comments on his observations...”picking cotton” is a euphimism, a poor one, but one nonetheless regarding WORK.
This is a par for the course tactic by leftist scum...
If these quotes are accurate, this is a needless self inflicted wound. It plays directly into the hands of the Left and Harry Reid and will be used to attack conservatives and justify further Federal intrusions.