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Ranch undressing

April 24, 2014 - Harry Eagar
RtO is completely unsurprised to learn that this month's darling of the Tea Party is a full-blown antiblack racist.

Lest we forget last quarter's Tea Party antiblack racist, Phil Robertson.

And all the others before them.

The New York Times report is restrained. And misleading, as it seems to show that Republican opinion is uniformly disapproving of Cliven Bundy's racism. Snark site Wonkette has a more complete picture, with links to rightwing talking heads who think Bundy is right on.

Actually, this is one of those situations that call for nuance. After the knee-jerk rightwingers (I'm looking at you, Dana Loesch) leapt to Bundy's defense, at least one (Loesch again) then bethought herself to listen to what the man had said.

She finds herself appalled. Imagine that.

Really, I cannot imagine that, because what Bundy said was exactly what Robertson said, and Robertson's defenders are still with him (they show up on my Facebook feed from time to time).

And here I had thought that the Jon Stewart-Sean Hannity angle was the funniest political skit of the year.

 
 

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OneAikea

Apr-27-14 9:55 PM

hannity like o'really, father and son...

HarryEagar

Apr-27-14 12:35 AM

While he gallops around for the Fox cameramen holding the Stars and Stripes.

But just because a man is an ignorant, stupid ******* doesn't mean he cannot also be an evil thief, too.

Way to go, Hannity.

OneAikea

Apr-25-14 2:29 AM

***********theatlantic****/politics/archive/2014/04/the-irony-of-cliven-bundys-unconstitutional-stand/360587/

"Bundy's claim that the land belongs to Nevada or Clark County didn't hold up in court, nor did his claim of inheriting an ancestral right to use the land that pre-empts the BLM's role. "We definitely don't recognize [the BLM director's] jurisdiction or authority, his arresting power or policing power in any way," Bundy told his supporters, according to The Guardian.

His personal grievance with federal authority doesn't stop with the BLM, though. "I believe this is a sovereign state of Nevada," Bundy said in a radio interview last Thursday. "I abide by all of Nevada state laws. But I don’t recognize the United States government as even existing." Ironically, this position directly contradicts Article 1, Section 2 of the Nevada Constitution:"

 
 

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