Bundy’s comments on race provide breaking point for Paul, Heller

Ed Morrissey
Hot Air

And probably most other Cliven Bundy supporters as well, assuming that the New York Times report of his Saturday press conference is accurate. National Journal’s Brian Resnick described these comments as something “overheard” by the Times, but the Times report itself puts them in the context of an open meeting that took place after only two media outlets arrived for Bundy’s daily presser:

Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures. For 55 minutes, Mr. Bundy held forth to a clutch of supporters about his views on the troubled state of America — the overreaching federal government, the harassment of Western ranchers, the societal upheaval caused by abortion, even musing about whether slavery was so bad.

“Overheard” isn’t quite accurate, in other words. This was a public event, and Bundy put his foot squarely in his mouth during it…



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The Oath Keepers issued a response today (with video):

…If the…quote is accurate, of course we vehemently disagree with that viewpoint as it is entirely inconsistent with our values. No one is ever better off as a slave under any circumstances. We stand for the liberty of all Americans at all times and we stand for the liberties of all mankind of every race, creed, and color. Our stand at the Bundy Ranch is about liberty and freedom from government oppression for all Americans.

In fact there are black Oath Keeper veterans standing watch at Bundy Ranch. Among them was Navy veteran David Berry.

Dave Berry attended our first conference in Las Vegas in 2009 to see for himself whether the smear attacks of SPLC were true. He found that we were simply Constitutionalists defending everyone’s rights. That is what we will continue to do, which is why he was here with us at the Bundy Ranch.

Our Bylaws are very clear that this organization is open to all Americans and that we oppose all racism…



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“That shows you how unhinged from reality this guy is. You’ve got to distance yourself. You must know who you are standing next to at all times – with exactness. With exactness we will save our nation.”





Update: Kira Davis posted to her Facebook page today.

I’m so damned tired of talking about racism I could just puke. No one ever asks me to weigh in a foreign policy discussion!

I Don’t Care if Cliven Bundy is a Racist

Who cares? He could believe Bette Midler is the 12th Imam, it doesn’t change the fact that the government has sent SWAT teams to collect a tax bill from a free citizen.



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