/snip/“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.Frankly I'm not surprised I mean the liberal media has just been waiting for something like this to happen so they can slap down "conservative" pundits. As a matter of fact Bundy's chief cheerleader, Sean Hannity, has already thrown him under the bus.
“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.”/snip/
I get the desire to want government to back off on the overreach, it seems that all our politicians want to do is tell us how to live our lives, what to buy,eat,drink what to weigh and take ever increasing amounts of our money to pay for it.
Hell if there was a line to slap Harry Reid I'd try to be among the first.
But going ballistic over Cliven Bundy's ranch is in my opinion a poor cause for conservatives to embrace mostly because, legally , he has no standing.
The bottom line is the public has again been victimised by the media whores on both sides of the aisle and when it blew up in conservatives faces the leftist media will use it to smear all conservatives in the eye of the public.
We did it to ourselves by believing that conservative media types actually believe more in conservatism than they do their ratings and paychecks.
The simple fact is that that isn't true. We have to learn to be a little more discriminating and learn more about the causes we are going to support in order to advance our agenda and not to be manipulated by media types on either the left or the right.
We need to demand more balanced information with the rhetoric so we can get the whole story.
Until then people will continue to get whipped up for those who covet ratings more than truth.