Over the past few weeks, Fox News and it’s Conservative Media clones have been madly pushing their anti-government agenda by using Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy as their new hero. Conservative Media heroes like Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have spearheaded their attacks of “Big Government” by trying to fan the flames of this stand-off between the rancher and the Federal Government… And many Republican elected officials have rushed to show support of Bundy.
Registered Republican Cliven Bundy has been in a long fight with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over grazing rights. Many, many ranchers graze their herds on Federal lands and, in exchange, pay grazing fees to the United States Government. Bundy, however, has refused to pay these fees and has continued to graze his herds on Federal land and has amassed over $1,000,000 in fees and fines. He refuses to pay and continues to use taxpayer land to expand his own personal wealth.
Two weeks ago, this situation came to a head as Federal BLM agents moved in to seize Bundy’s cows as they were eating taxpayer grasses. The conservative media rushed in and before you know it, hundreds of armed militia and private citizens hurried to the scene with assault weapons in hand. These so-called Patriots then pointed their weapons at Federal Agents and began threatening open rebellion on television. We all watched in disbelief as the BLM backed down due to concerns that agents and citizens would certainly be hurt or killed if they did not.
The Conservative Media exploded with this victory. Cliven Bundy soon appeared on every major news program on Fox News, every major Republican radio show including the fringe show of ultra-right wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. all of them hailed Bundy as the new hero of the American Right. Bundy began holding regular news conferences and the one he held this week finally exposed him.
Here are his statements as reported by the New York Times:
“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 didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t 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 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.”
Here are his statements on video:
Time and time again, these “heroes” get exposed for who they really are. Bundy is trying to complain about African-Americans sucking from the public teet while he uses public land for his own profit. He doesn’t even see the irony… Nor does he see the blatant racism.
Congratulations, Conservative Media. You gave this guy a nationwide microphone and now he has used it to show once again that Republicans are Racists.