Interesting Cliven Bundy photo...

I didn't follow this story real close because the rancher was legally in the wrong and really didn't have a leg to stand on... It just seemed a losing horse to hitch a wagon to. I dunno if he really is a racist or if this is an old man from a small town who lacks tact in his choice of words. With that said, I do think that the media is blowing his words into something more than they should be...

 

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/04/daniel-zimmerman/incendiary-image-of-the-day-dont-believe-everything-you-read-in-the-papers-edition/#more-313831

 

The media distorts information to the point of social division. This is a photo of myself and the resilient, often charismatic, and maybe not so tactful Cliven Bundy. He’s a cowboy and a helluva family man, not an orator. One thing he definitely isn’t — a racist . . .

I found his comments to not only be NOT racist, but his own view of his experiences. Who the heck are we to determine another man’s perspective on the world around him?! Just because Picasso’s view of the world was abstract, does it negate the fact that his art was genuine?

Furthermore, if you take the time to do your own research, you’ll find that his statements about some black Americans actually hold weight. He posed a hypothetical question. He said, “I wonder if….” Hell, I’m black and I often wonder about the same about the decline of the black family.

Bottom line is that we are all slaves in this waning republic, no matter our skin color. Mr. Bundy could have used any racial demographic as an example: Native Americans on reservations, whites in trailer parks, etc. He noticed the crippling effects of receiving government “assistance” and the long term result of accepting handouts. It’s not progress at all.

I challenge Sean Hannity, Rand Paul, and others to read my comment and reconsider their position in this matter. Individual liberties are at stake here, yours and mine. THAT is the issue. Don’t let the liberal media and ignoramuses like Glenn Beck and that weasel Harry Reid make you lose sight of the real issue here: The federal government is a burgeoning behemoth and a bully on a once constitutional playground.

I sincerely hope you real patriots out there can see through the smoke.

Semper Fidelis

 

The right-wing media JUMPED at the chance to elevate this guy as their poster boy, so the left-wing media was itching for something to counter with.

Borderline racist/old school rant covered it...

I dunno about elevating him as a poster boy, but the coverage was over the top...

LOL saying he's not racist. According to OG conservatives anything short of burning a cross outside a black church can't be racist.

Good thread, but the outrage addicts around here are too far gone to care... Phone Post 3.0