Skip to comments.GOP Scrambles To Condemn Rancher's Remarks on Race
Posted on 04/24/2014 7:03:12 AM PDT by GIdget2004
Republicans including possible 2016 candidate Rand Paul -- are scrambling to distance themselves from defiant Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after he made startling comments about slavery and African-Americans in a New York Times article published Wednesday night.
From the Times Adam Nagourney:
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.
Bundy had previously drawn support from some GOP lawmakers for his clash with the Bureau of Land Management.
In statements after Bundys remarks, both Paul and Heller condemned his comments.
"His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him, said Paul.
And a spokesman for Heller told the Times that the senator completely disagrees with Mr. Bundys appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.
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What he is saying is not condemnation of blacks, but a condemnation of our government.
An exaggeration to make a point, a method that is perfectly acceptable.
At any rate, the pols who are so quick to run from him are wimps. “Out of the frying pan and into the fire” might have been an acceptable way to make his point.
He’s giving them ammunition.
It doesn't change that he stood up to the feds and now many US citizens who didn't know before now are aware of how much we've lost to federal over-reach.
Bundy had it all, and squandered it. His comments (however true, that the minorities are enslaved by a new means these days) had nothing to do with his cause and he should damn well know that these comments will not be well received. It takes a professional (like Greenfield or Mark Steyn) to shave close to the truth without sounding offensive.
I cannot get behind this. We need to find another cause, the BLM and all the other agencies will certainly overstep (with lots of military-style hardware) again.
The issue is federal overreach, not Bundy's bizarre theories and patronizing opinions.
You think he’s a racist because he uses the word negro? Really?
y guess is Bundy has never been around 10 Blacks total in his life.
Barak Obama is going to go “Django” on him.
He could have expressed it better, but I find it hard to disagree with his sentiments.
Wait! Bundy supposedly said this last Saturday and yet we are only hearing about this NOW? Also was this recorded or is it still something “overheard” by the NYT? Finally, the term “Negro” is rarely used nowadays. All this makes me suspicious of the veracity of the NYT (and no one else) report.
He’s 100% correct.
More people need to say it!!
Poltroons. The appropriate response for the GOP is “So what? Everyone has beliefs. Some people even believe there’s such a thing as ‘white privilege’.”
Why would the GOP even have to comment? It’s not like he’s running for office.
Ban ALL ‘N’ words.
That was my take too. Slavery is still slavery, whether it's to the plantation owner or the government. It's an illusion that they are free.
Me too...I'll keep my powder dry for a better champion. One that doesn't sound lick a racist. (not saying he's a racist.)
So because he made less than articulate, but truthful statements we should abandon him to the US Gestapo?
I wont 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...
“Seriously? Who talks like that today?”
I do and I don’t give a rats ass what anyone thinks!!
If someone is offended by the truth tough shit!
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