(The poor man's daughter is really upset that FOX News jumped ship on her dad.)
Still, they can't seriously believe that we didn't know that they were all on board with lionizing the tax cheat and bigot all along.
I agree with media critic, Bill Weir, who declared that the decision to "canonize" Bundy and make him a "John Waynesque" figure came from the top of the FOX News chain.
As the official republican news network, they have to do better. You can't just go around "lionizing" bigots and expect us Negroes (or N-I-G-R-O-E-S according to Mr. Bundy)not to notice.
Rand Paul certainly notices, that's why he is calling for republicans to expand their tent. Rand believes that the white-out under the republican tent is too strong.
"Paul, according to CNN, also talked about making the Republican party “bigger” and much more inclusive, saying that unless Republicans “broaden their message” to reach more people, winning future elections is going to be a bit of a problem.
“You go to a Republican event and it’s all white people—not because we’re excluding anybody, but because we just haven’t done a good enough job encouraging people to come into our party.”Well, it's not "all white people", I bet this Negro and others like him would be there. (Jason, you are a modern day slave catcher. You would take a bullet for Bundy, but he would just as soon see your black ass hanging from a tree.)
Anyway, I have to give Bundy credit; at least he is consistent with his ignorance.
He has now invoked the name of Martin Luther King to justify his twisted view of history and his unique form of social engineering.
"Chris Cuomo: 'Are you a racist?'
Cliven Bundy: 'No, I'm not a racist. But I did wonder that. Let me tell you something. I thought about this this morning quite a bit.'
CB: 'I thought about what Reverend Martin Luther King said. I thought about Rosa Park taking her seat at the front of the bus. Reverend Martin Luther King did not want her to take her seat in the front of the bus. That wasn't what he was talking about. He did not say go to the front of the bus and that's where your seat was. What Reverend King wanted was that she could sit anywhere in the bus and nobody would say anything about it. You and I can sit anywhere in the bus. That's what he wanted. That's what I want. I want her to be able to sit anywhere in the bus and I want to be able to sit by her any where in that bus. That's what he wanted.
He didn't want this prejudice thing like the media tried to put on me yesterday. I'm not going to put up with that because that's not what he wanted. that's not what I want. I want to set by her anywhere on that bus and I want anybody to be able to do the same thing. That's what he was after, it's not a prejudice thing, but make us equal.
understand that Martin Luther King's message was one of peace and freedom,' Cuomo said in reply, adding, 'when you suggest that you were wondering if blacks were better off as slaves, that's the opposite of freedom and very offensive to people. I think you probably know that.' He probably does not. Bundy continued (once again, emphasis ours):
'I took this boot off so I wouldn't put my foot in my mouth with the boot on. Let me see if I can say something. Maybe I sinned and maybe I need to ask forgiveness and maybe I don't know what I actually said. But you know when you talk about prejudice, we're talking about not being able to exercise what we think and our feelings. We're not freedom — we don't have freedom to say what we want.
If I call — if I say 'negro' or 'black boy' or 'slave,' I'm — If those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive, then Martin Luther King hasn't got his job done yet. They should be able to — I should be able to say those things and they shouldn't offend anybody. I didn't mean to offend them.'"
Cliven, you are allowed to say those things, just not publicly. The folks over at FOX News can't support you when you do that. They agree with your views and your politics, but that has to be just between the two of you.
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