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Harry Reid Issues Statement On "Hateful Racist" Cliven Bundy

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Reid Calls For Leaders To Unite In Condemnation Of Cliven Bundy’s Dangerous Extremism
April 24, 2014 | Press Releases
“This is not a game.”

Las Vegas, NV  – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today on racist comments by Cliven Bundy reported by the New York Times.

“I used to live in North Las Vegas and it is home to some of the hardest-working people I have ever met – men and women who embody the American dream by working hard every day to build a better life for themselves and their families. By contrast, Cliven Bundy has spent decades profiting off government land while refusing to pay the same fair use fees as his fellow ranchers. Today, Bundy revealed himself to be a hateful racist. But by denigrating people who work hard and play by the rules while he mooches off public land he also revealed himself to be a hypocrite.

“To advance his extreme, hateful views, Bundy has endangered the lives of innocent women and children. This is not a game. It is the height of irresponsibility for any individual or entity in a position of power or influence to glorify or romanticize such a dangerous individual, and anyone who has done so should come to their senses and immediately condemn Bundy. For their part, national Republican leaders could help show a united front against this kind of hateful, dangerous extremism by publicly condemning Bundy.

“The bottom line is that elected officials and those in positions of power or influence have a responsibility to unite behind the basic principle that we are a country of laws, and that whatever our differences, it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence to advance their radical views.”

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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:32 | 4691335 JLee2027
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Coming from the demented, no surprise.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:33 | 4691338 quintago
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it is unacceptable for individuals to use violence or the threat of violence to advance their radical views.”

But it's perfectly fine for the government?


The real question is, what is it going to take to get this guy out of office? Where do I send my money?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:34 | 4691360 StacksOnStacks
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The same Reid that sells America to the Chinese for pennies on the dollar... or dorrar?  What a douche canoe!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:37 | 4691384 McMolotov
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The same Reid who praised Obama as a "light-skinned" African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:14 | 4692006 BustainMovealota
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LOL -  that's right.  I forgot about that one.  Whats it gonna take America?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:05 | 4692730 Kirk2NCC1701
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Sorry for chiming in this late, but...

Reid gives the expression "Dirty Harry" a whole new meaning.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:03 | 4693569 Wahooo
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These fucking rapists need to be put away.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:34 | 4691362 john39
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pretty interesting how they can broaden this dispute to pit not just liberals vs conservatives... but now race as well...  whatever it takes to get the civil conflict going i guess.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:37 | 4691387 Ignatius
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It's not personal, it's business.

Clive needs a PR guy.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:48 | 4691462 maskone909
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these be treachourous waters.  when any dissent from citizens results in the "you are a terrorist" accusation, its time for a change.  it used to be such a different world before the terrorist word became part of the vernacular. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:48 | 4691469 FEDbuster
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I guess I missed it, but what did Cliven Bundy say or do that makes him a "hateful racist"?  Women, childeren, Native Ameicans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Irish Ameicans, German Americans, etc.... were all in the group of Bundy/Liberty supporters that day.  Dirty Harry might be about to have a "Scanners" moment:


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:54 | 4691507 Big Corked Boots
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"what did Cliven Bundy say or do"

He disagreed with Harry.

He didn't roll over and die for Harry.

He read the Constitution and believed it.

We are all terrerists now.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:03 | 4691580 FEDbuster
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Just read the NYT article comments on negros in N. Las Vegas.  Mr. Bundy most likely hasn't been coached in politicaly correct speech.  He is what I would call a straight shooter, telling it like it is. 

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."  George Orwell

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:48 | 4691885 HardAssets
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You believe the NYT ?  The same NYT who just admitted to photo shopping 'photos of Russian soldiers in Ukraine' ?   Really ?



I heard the InfoWars.com interview with Bundy & AJ this morning. They outright lied about what Bundy said regarding purported statements about 'picking cotton'. They distorted the other things he said.

Pretty old and obvious tactics. Listen to the interview and decide for yourself.



Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:26 | 4692070 WarPony
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Where you find AJ, you will find a troll.  A clever troll - pied-piper and all - but troll none the less.  Has he ever called out Israel?  No.  Troll.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:45 | 4692419 Dakota Kid
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WP- What does Israel have to do with this situation?
Are you trying to add yet another ingredient into this awful pot of soup?
Sounds like you are the troll to me.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4692529 WarPony
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Just saying AJ is a zionista disinfo agent to "pied-piper" the not-so in-tune militia over the cliff when the time is right, like this Bundy fiasco.  I've been militia since before it was cool.  AJ came along after we shut down the Blood Games in Monatana.  "They" had to go back and tweak the machine to figure out how to handle what turned out to be a rebellion in the making where 60K folks showed in Montana and tens of thousands were ready to follow coast to coast.


Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:48 | 4692906 TheFutureReset
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I think these comments are too far out there for even the the ardent libs to believe. Reids comments will end up back firing on the dumb goons. 

The American Spring is going to put the Arab Spring to shame with the utter intensity of the fighting. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:56 | 4691525 SheepDog-One
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Yea I don't know either, apparently the slightest hint of dissent against outright govt theft and tyranny is replied to with the 'extremist terrorist' label. At least now people can't say asserting that makes you a tinfoil conspiracy kook.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:18 | 4691666 Lore
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That letter is pretty scrambled. This fellow Reid is pushing 75. He seems confused. Could he suffer from dementia? 


"Alzheimer’s aggression most often flares up during the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The person may become easily agitated, angry, and abusive -- often for no apparent reason. The person may curse, hurl insults, and scream. Though verbal assaults are more common than physical assaults, a person with Alzheimer’s disease may throw things or resist care by pushing and hitting..."

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:20 | 4692043 thelibcentury
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I think they age differently; do reptilians get Alzheimers? ;)

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:40 | 4691409 agent default
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Obama's legacy will be incredible racial tensions.  That's the only thing you can count on.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:54 | 4691516 john39
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divide and conquer...  how a tiny hidden minority has ruled for centuries...

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:58 | 4691540 Future Jim
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:56 | 4691527 Future Jim
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May I suggest Obama's legacy be The Great Divider? Consider his role in the Trayvon Zimmerman affair ...

Trayvon, Obama, NBC, ABC, Democrats

Let’s not speculate about Trayvon or Zimmerman themselves, instead, let’s discuss the national issue that we know.

NBC, the Democrats, and Obama used Trayvon Martin’s death to propagate the New Hate.

There was no evidence of racism in Zimmerman’s 911 call, so NBC doctored the 911 call in two ways to make the call sound like ironclad evidence that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. Also, there was an injury on the back of Zimmerman’s head, so ABC doctored the video to hide it. Then NBC and ABC used their power as a national mainstream news organization to turn the local Trayvon case into a national case. As you can imagine, this infuriated the black community across the nation.

Then Barack Obama, as the President of the United States and as the most beloved and trusted leader of the black community, spoke to the nation. To the black community, who were already incited to hatred and anger by the media, Obama said this, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.

The media and the Democrats thus incited hatred in the black community against white people, which did indeed result in violence against white people, and Obama basically gave the order. Of course, the media suppressed the evidence of their guilt, and viciously attacked anyone who questioned the politically correct narrative they had fabricated. The way the media and the Democrats worked together to incite hatred in the black community and in the politically correct community while suppressing dissent, not only resulted in violence against white people, but also resulted in more votes for the Democratic Party.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:01 | 4691562 drendebe10
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The fudge packer in chief has about as much in common with American Blacks as white people do with polar bears.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:21 | 4691709 SAT 800
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Yeah, and the NAACP knows this, too.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:43 | 4691854 g'kar
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Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:58 | 4691910 TheObsoleteMan
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You're obviously not from Florida, so I will tell you who is to blame for the lion's share of the fiasco at why the Zimmerman/Martin shooting got elevated to National news, AND A REPUBLICAN IS TO BLAME FOR MOST OF IT. After the Seminole County  Prosecutor's Office decided they didn't have enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with anything, Republican Govenor Rick Scott fired the Police Chief of the City of Sanford, and replaced him with a black. He then removed the prosecuter that had made the earlier decision, and replaced him with a rabid liberal from another county {Pig Lady, as I like to call her}. This was done solely to placate Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, or so he thought it would. It didn't. Instead, it gave them the platform they wanted all along. From there the "case" took on a life of it's own. Had Gov.Scott not done those things, after a week or two, this whole afair would have gone away. We all know what happened instead. Govenor Scott is a crook and fool. Another Chicago gangster, transplanted down here, passing himself off as a conservative "tea party" republican. He is human garbage, and how Floridians could re-elect him again is beyond my reason.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:04 | 4691963 Future Jim
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Thanks. I didn't know about what Rick Scott did, but if anything, you have only reaffirmed my original analysis.

BTW, your post sounds a little racist where you said "replaced him with a black". I hope you didn't mean it that way.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:40 | 4692122 TheObsoleteMan
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I was trying to make the point that Gov. Scott was acting solely out of a combination of self interest and political correctness by replacing the white police chief with a black one to hopefully satisfy Jesse's and Al's demands for a pound of flesh. This police chief was offered up as a sacrifical lamb. What is racist ON MY PART about that?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:36 | 4692379 Future Jim
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You could have said "replaced him with a black man," and even better, you could have said "replaced him with a black man to try to placate Al Sharpton."

I'm just telling you how it sounds at that point.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:45 | 4692414 TheObsoleteMan
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Geezus, give it a rest man. I'm not going to tipy-toe around words, especially when nothing I said was offensive to anybody but the most indoctrinated and brainwashed. Some folks are just looking to call someone else a racist, homophobe or machoist. You seriously are in need of being de-programed.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 23:30 | 4693821 forexskin
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what are you, the fucking PC editing newthink ZH service? fuck yourself silly -  sorrrrrry, fuck yourself silly man.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:55 | 4692215 Clycntct
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If he said replaced him with a cotton picker you might be closer in the "I hope you didn't mean it that way."

What the fk man he used the color for specificity.

Is in the corner of every mouth a racist statement just pushing to get out?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:40 | 4692395 TheObsoleteMan
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Too many people have been conditioned to see racism whenever anything is ever mentioned concerning race. Even when it is the truth. We can thank academia and the media for that.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:04 | 4693570 janus
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@obsolete man...

this is indeed the scenario that unfolded.  it was, however, called from DC.  gov. scotty is on the down-low -- man country crowd.  high-up in the gay mafia.  a very powerful twink.

congrats, tea-party of florida. 

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:54 | 4693730 TheObsoleteMan
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I figured that out a long time ago. Sad part is, So is Charlie Crist.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 22:14 | 4693602 Wahooo
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Are you talking about Corey? Sheesh, she is human garbage.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:36 | 4691368 Stackers
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If only one could die from hypocrisy ........

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:38 | 4691396 Ignatius
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Thank you for that one, Stackers.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:51 | 4691491 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Harry Reid makes me believe that elections are fixed.  I mean, who would actually vote for this guy?

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 14:17 | 4691681 Lost Word
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In his early political days, Harry Reid was somewhat of a populist politician.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:36 | 4691375 alangreedspank
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It is unacceptable to him, the same way it is unacceptable to him that everyone becomes a thief: because when that happens, there's no incentive in being a thief!

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:41 | 4691422 SharkBit
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:06 | 4691969 Overfed
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I'd rather feed that mutherfucker to a tiger.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 16:46 | 4692425 Sweet Chicken
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I love you Richard Parker

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:24 | 4693047 Baldrick
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cougar that is your cue.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:35 | 4693092 A82EBA
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LOL  :)))

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 13:56 | 4691531 sleigher
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I thought because he is the majority leader he can be recalled nationally and we don't have to depend on the state.  



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