I dunno, I hope most people here are smart enough to know you can't say idiotic things like this. These are sort of the ramblings of an old guy from an older generation. His heart may be in the right place, but these statements will alienate pretty much everyone. Every smart conservative will understand they can't be associated with this sort of thing and run as far away as possible. You just can't go around babbling about how the negro might be better off learning to pick cotton.
The real problem here is too many conservatives, through their support, allowed Bundy to become something of the face of the Western land battle. Now that public face is completely tainted by comments like this, which does serious damage to the broader issue for our side. Worse, assuming these are Bundy's real statements, they will serve to vindicate slimeball Harry Reid on this issue in much of the court of public opinion.
Folks should have looked much harder at this guy before throwing their support behind him.
Precisely. AA has a maxim “principles, not personalities.” That works well across most of life.