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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We knew they’d try to smear him.
And “racist” is their favorite accusation.
Look for Dirty Harry to get Bundy excommunicated.
Negro and colored were considered the proper terms to use when I was a kid, back then that is what the Blacks wanted to be called; and Bundy is I think a little older than I am. I won’t say he is racist for using that term, he has likely not paid a lot of attention to changing terms.
Bundy is not a politician, nor a TV celebrity. His comments on race relations don’t disqualify him from being a rancher.
Inartful, but true for the most part. Are blacks thriving with gubmint help?
Probably still calls a queer a queer, instead of "gay".
No; he comes across as a free man. He is speaking his mind and does not really care to make it pleasing to others.
Blacks have suffered greatly in America — first from slavery, then from discrimination, and now from a paternalistic welfare state that alternately coddles and criminalizes them. It is shameful.
The race card is dead, deal with it.
If our forefathers had known how much the cost of picking cotton was going to cost this country in the future, there would have been no Africans imported to this country to do that job.
What makes you think it was actually him that wrote it?
He is done with being an example for conservativism. However right he may (or may not) have been with his BLM fight, he is now damaged goods. A useful idiot for the left to say; “See? Another racist right winger who....”
NAACP, the United Nego College Fund, etc. Grow a brain, he’s an OLD cracker.
Bundy is a nutter. The government needed to be called for sending in snipers over grazing fees, but Bundy is no patriot, he’s a nutter and rallying to him as some sort of folk hero is and was stupid.
IN defense of Paul in this case, he has been posting about the situation and the government overreach. He acted quickly to draw a line between the situation with the BLS and the rancher's words to minimize any political attacks.
Yeah, keep in mind these statements were supposedly made at a press conference last Saturday and yet we only hear about them now as something that was “overheard” by the NYT. Where are the RECORDINGS?
You wish, thus is more Marxist propaganda and its not working.
Yeah, many blacks, but poor whites too, have been put into another type of horrible slavery to welfare state. The difference is they chose it, it was not chosen for them. But when you consider the importance of the fight with government power, stupid to phrase it the way he did. One more reason the right will be vilified now.
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