So what did he say wrong?I don't know why ANYONE would be surprised by this. THIS IS THE REALITY. This is what the "good ole boy" "patriots" really think about people of color. Yet, FAUX NEWS has embraced him and endorsed him. He is theirs. Doesn't matter that he claims to not want government subsidy yet allows his cattle to graze on public lands with out paying for it. That's no matter. Doesn't matter that he ostracizes a wholde race of people. Doesn't matte.r I hope our African American President resolves this situation an dsends military drones in this standoff to shwo just how powerful our government can be. This fool deserves some of the enhanced interrogation that our government has to offer.
Conservatives begin backing away after Cliven Bundy’s remarks disparaging ‘the Negro’
By Arturo Garcia
Thursday, April 24, 2014 0:45 EDT
Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the New York Times caught Bundy making racially-inflammatory remarks blaming African-Americans for willingly submiting to dependency on federal assistance.
“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday.“And I’ve 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 didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
Bundy’s statements about “the Negro,” published on Wednesday, were made during his daily speech to supporters outside Bunkerville, Nevada, where a crowd gathered to support him in defiance of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during an attempted round up of his cattle. The confrontation was the result of Bundy’s refusal to pay grazing fees on federally-owned land for more than 20 years, in spite of multiple court rulings against him. Bundy has stated on several occasions that he does not recognize the existence of the federal government.
During the speech, Bundy said he remembered driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, which he called a “government house” with “always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch” with nothing to do.
The remarks brought about a quick rebuke from Chandler Smith, a spokesperson for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV). Heller had previously called Bundy and his supporters “patriots” for their actions and challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) description of them as “domestic terrorists.”
Smith told the Times that Heller “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.”