Rebellious Nevada rancher's racist remarks dim Republican support

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tdlane wrote:

Sounds like Foot In Mouth disease to me.

Apr 24, 2014 6:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sukebe wrote:

everything was fine until he started saying ‘other’ things they think.

Apr 24, 2014 6:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
BakoD wrote:

Add so the truth comes out – as it usually does when you speak to any of the tea party at length. My only surprise is why they don’t support him even more.

Apr 24, 2014 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JohnReagan wrote:

Sweet! So, T-Party hero Bundy has stiffed the taxpayers for $1 Million plus? I’m pretty sure Bundy would evict anyone not paying rent on his farm. So we have morons with guns supporting this deadbeat stiffing you and me..his landlords? Right Wingers amaze me daily.

Apr 24, 2014 6:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

What politician in his right mind wouldn’t distance themselves from someone who says something like that? If you were a politician and continued supporting this guy the media would say you are racist too.

Apr 24, 2014 6:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Turf12 wrote:

So he’s a typical right-wing nutcase, being encouraged by the GOP to break the law, and enforce his law-breaking with armed gangs. apparently, you can ignore any law you don’t like if you have enough guns behind you? what is the GOP going to do if they do manage to take control of government, allow a free-for-all, whoever owns the most guns makes the rules? the party of law-and-order indeed.

Apr 24, 2014 6:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KampungH wrote:

Calling Cliven Bundy an “Outlaw” only glamorizes him, he is just a deadbeat freeloader who uses public land for private profit.

Apr 24, 2014 6:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TxCharlie wrote:

Yeah, he shouldn’t have said it, but he’s of an older generation, so what he said about race is a non-sequitur. Get over it, old people say stuff like that sometimes.

The BLM’s overreach is the real issue. Keep the eye on the prize, which is property rights vs radical Environmentalism and other forms of Eminent Domain, which is theft if the purpose of the land grab doesn’t merit land theft.

Apr 24, 2014 6:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KyuuAL wrote:

Cliven Bundy is a true representative of Tea Party values and views.

Apr 24, 2014 6:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jmfree wrote:

It’s somehow bizarrely wonderful to see so many try to defend this as “just an opinion” or deny he even said it.

Thanks to Bundy for dragging out of its deep, dark closet the 1860s mentality behind the entire neo-con agenda.

Apr 24, 2014 7:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
FreonP wrote:

Like other Tea Party patriots, his views closely parallel those of the Founding Fathers. Maybe that’s a strong indication that “progressive” isn’t the dirty word that the Tea Party thinks it is.

Apr 24, 2014 7:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
crod526 wrote:

Shine the light and let them talk and their true selfs comes out

Apr 24, 2014 8:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

Good job by the BLM to stand down and not let this thing explode into something dangerous for all involved that day. This isn’t over. If Mr. Bundy thinks he’s defeated the U.S. government…he would be wrong.

Apr 24, 2014 8:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

The ‘after’ rebukes by the GOP are just code speak meaning, we like what you say, but we can’t publicly support that — wink, wink !

Apr 24, 2014 9:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jim_seattle wrote:

I assume the government isn’t going to be bullied. I am waiting for the next shoe to drop.

Apr 24, 2014 9:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nickir wrote:

So hilarious. This man is living on a govt subsidy.

Apr 24, 2014 9:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Davage wrote:

Bundy is just saying what all his Tea Party friends are thinking but are too afraid to express. Nevermind that grazing his cattle on public land is a sort of subsidy. I’m sure Bundy would recognize the right of his fellow African American citizens in bearing arms against federal agents to defend their right to steal from the public.

Apr 24, 2014 9:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

What? He’s only being consistent. Down with the government (except for arch-conservatives serving in the government), down with the American people (except for conservatives), and down with minorities (unless they vote Republican, then they’re acceptable.) These Republican Senator wannabes are only distancing themselves from the comments for political reasons. They all agree with the racist statements. They’re just not supposed to be uttered in public.

Apr 24, 2014 9:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Newsrocket wrote:

That’s a historical problem in the American West. So many wide open spaces but not enough brains to fill it. So the rocks end up doing their thinking for ‘em.

Apr 24, 2014 9:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gitmojo wrote:

The comparison of Clive Bundy’s use of PUBLIC land as a subsidy compared to freeloaders being sent a check for breathing is ludicrous.
Obama, Pelosi, Reid and their ilk are true parasites, milking the system they created to benefit themslves.
At least Bundy is actually working for a living and not picking the pockets of taxpayers.
The slavery comments are essentially accurate. Project dwellers are dead enders fostered by vote buying dems and still slaves, their pride traded for a check.

Apr 24, 2014 10:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
hawkeye19 wrote:

But Obama’s, Holder’s, and Sharpton’s racist and bigoted remarks and lifestyle are acceptable.

Apr 24, 2014 10:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

LOL…I love it when conservative posters defend their racism and then claim “but it’s not racism.” Of course it’s not. Just keep it up. The country’s true divisions are becoming clearer by the day.

Apr 24, 2014 10:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carnivalchaos wrote:

hawkeye19: Has Obama ever said anything like white folks would be better off as slaves? I don’t recall any such remarks.

Apr 24, 2014 10:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

How long before he becomes a tea party favorite?

Apr 24, 2014 11:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
beerpatzer wrote:

Hilarious!!!! Then again, he’s only just your typical high-hubris, average-intelligence, low-moral-standards, gun-toting, Bush-voting, right-winger…

Apr 24, 2014 11:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JLeinsdorf wrote:

Mr. Barnes gets $1 million of free grazing rights, and then complains about the shiftless negroes. Why doesn’t he offer one a job?

Apr 24, 2014 11:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jbradwelch wrote:

Moat African Americans have a job and are not living off of government subsidies. Those who are living off of subsidies and do not have a job are not slaves. Big corporations also receive government subsides. Conservatives claim to be for law and order but they’re not for law and order when a rancher decides to disobey the law for profit.

Apr 24, 2014 12:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BudBromley wrote:

Bundy said nothing racist. He spoke the truth about government enslavement. Why doesn’t Reuters report the truth instead of a distortion taken out of context? Disappointed in Reuters.

Apr 24, 2014 12:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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