Hannity: Bundy’s comments on race are beyond repugnant to me

posted at 6:21 pm on April 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s the story du jour and Hannity’s take is probably the most eagerly awaited in media given how much airtime he’s devoted to the BLM standoff lately, so here you go — a sneak preview of his (presumptive) opening segment on tonight’s Fox News program at 10 p.m. An hour later, the guy he’s been feuding with over this goes on the air on Comedy Central. I wonder if Hannity will come up in his opening segment.

WaPo, incidentally, has posted more context from Bundy’s comments. A taste:

In video of the entire speech, which was obtained first by the Washington Post and shot by someone who describes himself as a Bundy supporter, Bundy said that he “hardly ever” saw a black person until he was almost a teenager and also noted that he is surrounded today by white faces.

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

His take on race relations since the 60s, after describing how he witnessed the Watts riots firsthand:

Before making the comments that made news Thursday, Bundy tied up his point, saying the riots resulted from people not having their freedoms. He said the country needs to avoid returning to those days.

“We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don’t want to go back,” Bundy said. “We sure don’t want these colored people to have to go back to that point. We sure don’t want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies and do it in a peaceful way.”

Only one thing is clear, my friends. If this guy turns around and endorses comprehensive immigration reform, it’ll be the troll of the decade.


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Calling all trolls. Calling all trolls. Here we go.

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:22 PM

I dont think he’s racist. Maybe not good at expressing himself, but not a racist.

TX-96 on April 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

500 comments or bust. :)

22044 on April 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Modern day “Passover” syndrome.

vlad martel on April 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

This is why I don’t listen to Hannity any more.

But its a great strategic move by him. He’s pretty much the first Big Mouth to apologize and follow Reid’s directive to denounce.

After today, he can simply ignore the story and re-play that sound bite if someone questions him about his support/non-support of Bundy.

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

The conservative media will now play into the hands of the Left by making this about Bundy rather than Reid, the BLM, growing government tyranny, property rights, and an over zealous show of force.

Charlemagne on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Jim56 would advocate a more extreme measure for Hannity.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Hannity: Bundy’s comments on race are beyond repugnant to me
posted at 6:21 pm on April 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

It’s the story du jour and Hannity’s take is probably the most eagerly awaited in media given how much airtime he’s devoted to the BLM standoff lately, so here you go — a sneak preview of his (presumptive) opening segment on tonight’s Fox News program at 10 p.m. An hour later, the guy he’s been feuding with over this goes on the air on Comedy Central. I wonder if Hannity will come up in his opening segment.

WaPo, incidentally, has posted more context from Bundy’s comments. A taste:

In video of the entire speech, which was obtained first by the Washington Post and shot by someone who describes himself as a Bundy supporter, Bundy said that he “hardly ever” saw a black person until he was almost a teenager and also noted that he is surrounded today by white faces.

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

His take on race relations since the 60s, after describing how he witnessed the Watts riots firsthand:

Before making the comments that made news Thursday, Bundy tied up his point, saying the riots resulted from people not having their freedoms. He said the country needs to avoid returning to those days.

“We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don’t want to go back,” Bundy said. “We sure don’t want these colored people to have to go back to that point. We sure don’t want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies and do it in a peaceful way.”

Only one thing is clear, my friends. If this guy turns around and endorses comprehensive immigration reform, it’ll be the troll of the decade.

Why AP is the best.

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

His words are repugnant to me. The government’s actions against him are repugnant to me.

Those two are not mutually exclusive.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Hannity is still relevant?

Who knew?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

How did all that other stuff get in there? Dear God!!!!! I’m a……..NOOB!!!!

KCB on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Apart from not having gotten involved in the first place, this is the best thing Hannity could have done. Bravo.

Maybe some of the commenters here can follow his lead.

KingGold on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Hotair didn’t want to touch the original Bundy story with a 10 foot poll, but they haven’t wasted a second before jumping on the he’s a racist bandwagon, lol.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

Good God….he’s plagiarizing Robert “Kleagle” Byrd!

/s

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Burning babies for fuel is repugnant. This is amateur hour by comparison.

Dongemaharu on April 24, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Maybe some of the commenters here can follow his lead.

KingGold on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Fine. Let’s quit talking about the old SQUIRREL. The only reason anyone is talking about him right now is because his rant gave the fascist left a ready-made excuse to change the subject.

Now, back to the BLM’s ham-fisted antics.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Hotair didn’t want to touch the original Bundy story with a 10 foot poll

Of course they didn’t. They are smarter than Hannity.

Mark1971 on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Jim56 would advocate a more extreme measure for Hannity.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Two high-balls of bourbon and you just couldn’t stop yourself, could you?

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Apart from not having gotten involved in the first place, this is the best thing Hannity could have done. Bravo.

Maybe some of the commenters here can follow his lead.

RinoKing

All hail, the RinoKing has spoken. From now on, when the government is shown abusing their power,lube up, bend over and take it.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Hotair didn’t want to touch the original Bundy story with a 10 foot poll, but they haven’t wasted a second before jumping on the he’s a racist bandwagon, lol.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

That’s why Drudge beats them all without even needing original content. He posted lots of links on the Bundy standoff and has lots of links on his recent statements too.

Wigglesworth on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

i’m glad mr. bundy is excercising his 1st amendment rights.

newrouter on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

“Colored”? It’s amazing anyone EVER thought it was a good idea to put a microphone in front of this guy. And he was planning on giving DAILY speeches, huh.

Marcus on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

500 comments or bust. :)

22044 on April 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

I don’t see that happening, because…

His words are repugnant to me. The government’s actions against him are repugnant to me.

Those two are not mutually exclusive.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Thread winner.

This incident has now become a fiasco of moral bankruptcy. What Hairy Reed and Obama’s brownshirts have done is despicable. And Cliven Bundy’s race remarks are despicable.

Bundy had tremendous clout with the American people. Only a dunce of Olympian magnitude would squander that with rubbish that had no relevance to his situation.

New Headline: Racist A$$clown Under Attack by Fascist Crime Syndicate.

thejackal on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Conservatives of any stripe can’t win the game of “Let’s have an honest conversation about race – until you say something.”

Almost anything a “progressive” says is given a pass, because “we know what’s in his/her heart.”

Almost everything a conservative says is analyzed every which way on the chance it confirms again that we’re raciists, just waiting to be revealed.

If Harry Reid had said approximately the same (and think of what he’s said just within the past few weeks), his handlers and spinmeisters would have artfully “walked it back” and it wouldn’t be news.

Life just isn’t fair.

Drained Brain on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Only one thing is clear, my friends. If this guy turns around and endorses comprehensive immigration reform, it’ll be the troll of the decade.

::activate trolling::

No surprise. Old white male longs for slavery, calls for illegal immigrants to take their place.

:: runs away and hides ::

El_Terrible on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Didn’t watch or listen to Hannity before and I won’t change now.

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Of course they didn’t. They are smarter than Hannity.

Mark1971

Because discussing the issue of government sending armed troops to collect a debt is dumb or something. And if I remember correctly, the excuse given was that they had to wait and see how it all played out before posting about it….s standard they don’t apply to any other issue, lol.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

It’s the story du jour and Hannity’s take is probably the most eagerly awaited in media given how much airtime he’s devoted to the BLM standoff lately, so here you go — a sneak preview of his (presumptive) opening segment on tonight’s Fox News program at 10 p.m.

Hannity opened his 3pm radio show pretty much the same way, so this is not a big surprise.

slickwillie2001 on April 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

His words are repugnant to me. The government’s actions against him are repugnant to me.

Those two are not mutually exclusive.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

This.

SailorMark on April 24, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Hannity can perform an anatomically impossible act for all I care.

Rix on April 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Reposted from earlier…

Alright. Let’s cover a few things here. First, Bundy’s statements do not call blacks inherently inferior, nor do they call for the persecution of blacks. Thus, I’ll refrain from calling him racist.

That said, his rhetoric is at the very least, grossly stupid. Since blacks used to be called n*groes (which was not considered disparaging when it was uttered back when he was growing up, and has only gained that connotation over time), I’ll let that slide.

Bundy is correct about mass abortion in the black community. However, the black community doesn’t “put their young men in jail.” Rather, young black men, of their own free will, disproportionately commit crimes that land them in jail. That is a serious social problem. However, the reason that has arisen is NOT because they never “learned how to pick cotton,” which is an asinine statement, and evokes a cultural memory of blacks being enslaved and working on plantations.

Now, as for whether or not blacks are better off under slavery or now, the answer is unequivocally that they’re better off now. Yes, the collapse of the black family is lamentable and needs to be countered. Nonetheless, blacks have legal protection, equal rights, and even institutional prejudices that work in their favor (e.g. affirmative action). That makes them better off by leaps and bounds than they were under slavery. When you have the ability to move freely, the ability to earn your own money, to be treated significantly better, vote for political representation, you have significantly more freedom than a slave.

Stoic Patriot on April 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Two high-balls of bourbon and you just couldn’t stop yourself, could you?

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Bourbon?

Rye. Straight. From the bottle whose neck I smashed open on the tailgate of my old pickup.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

I dont think he’s racist. Maybe not good at expressing himself, but not a racist.
TX-96 on April 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

You too, huh?

EvilMonk on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

No surprise. Old white male longs for slavery, calls for illegal immigrants to take their place.

El_Terrible on April 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Illegal immigration already is the new slavery. A cheap, expendable labor force that has become so entrenched in the economy that, no matter how bad it is, or how badly we want it to go away, we really can’t without risking crashing the whole system. And that’s the damnable misery of it.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Where has HotAir been in reporting this Bundy story before his “racist” comments? You have to remember he is old and many of his generation feel and talk the same way without the “politically correct” filters.

This Texan Has Had Enough on April 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Charlemagne at 6:27 sums it up nicely.
And there lies the problem. Until we stop letting the left hijack the messages and be the arbiter of what words and messages are or are not important, we’re banging our heads against the wall.
Change the dynamic.

usmc594ever on April 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Only one thing is clear, my friends. If this guy turns around and endorses comprehensive immigration reform, it’ll be the troll of the decade.

Wouldn’t it be something if Bundy turns out to be on Reid’s payroll?

“Ok, Clive….wait till the snipers and dogs show up, then call out for some help from the TEA Party types. When they get there, start giving press conferences and use a lot of words like negro, coon, colored…you get me?….and then, literally….15 minutes after you say you support immigration reform blah blah blah….I’ll hit that bank transfer button and you and the wife can take off to New Zealand for the rest of lives”

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Sean Hannity: self-religious sissy boy jumping on the Queen of Hearts lynch mob bandwagon like a crazed monkey performing for organ grinder Harry Reid. He will probably sit on Glenn Beck’s lap while they both eat bananas and screech away continuing in their mindlessness to concentrate on the incidental while ignoring the vital. Harry Reid owns them both. Frankly I would rather sell my soul to the devil.

VorDaj on April 24, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Jon Stewart destroyed this clown . Hannity is just too easy….

The Velvet Mafia on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Have not watched Hannity in ages. Do not think I have been missing much.
While his equivalence with slavery is quite the stretch, his argument that they are worse off on welfare than they otherwise would be is spot on. I would be better off as well if they were off welfare. The whole nation would be. But I would argue that they are worse off today than they were before the ascendent welfare state and racial quota’s were instituted. Until those two events took hold blacks were ascendent and getting closer and closer to on par with whites in this nation with respect to work and success and business ownership. They were gaining respect the old fashioned way, they earned it. They would have likely continued to earn it if the government had not come along and forced the rest of the nation to falsely hand them things they were not earning.
Now the culture of blacks is gansta rap, illegitimate if not aborted babies, missing fathers, drugs, welfare, continued racial grievance that has long ago been dealt with and entitlement mentality. All traceable to government coercion.

astonerii on April 24, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Now that there is video where are the NYTruthers who were saying this morning that the NYT made up this story?

The Velvet Mafia on April 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Now, as for whether or not blacks are better off under slavery or now, the answer is unequivocally that they’re better off now. Yes, the collapse of the black family is lamentable and needs to be countered. Nonetheless, blacks have legal protection, equal rights, and even institutional prejudices that work in their favor (e.g. affirmative action). That makes them better off by leaps and bounds than they were under slavery. When you have the ability to move freely, the ability to earn your own money, to be treated significantly better, vote for political representation, you have significantly more freedom than a slave.

Stoic Patriot on April 24, 2014 at 6:39 PM

But blacks don’t move freely. They tend to amass and congregate in “the hood.” And why bother earning your own money with employment when you can sit back and collect a government paycheck? As for family separation under slavery, the absence of fathers in so many black households today speaks volumes about that community’s moral tenor. I’m not going to say that blacks were better off under slavery, but I’m not so sure they are better off now. And I’m not sure if the fact that most of the problems of the black community writ-large are self inflicted these days really matters.

gryphon202 on April 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I dont think he’s racist. Maybe not good at expressing himself, but not a racist.
TX-96 on April 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

You too, huh?

EvilMonk

Me three, huh?

tree hugging sister on April 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

It means your lands and everything on it are forfeit to the feds.

Read an anatomy book sometime, homophobe.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Basically it means when the repeat of what caused the declaration of independence to occur in 1776, most of the people in those groups are going to be on the side of the government to make certain their government benefits continue to arrive on time. Stack enough transgressions against the people, they will eventually decide it is time for a change. Read the founding documents.

astonerii on April 24, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You should take a few languages classes and learn how to speak Clive.

Clive talkin’
You’re telling me lies, yeah
Clive talkin’
You wear a disguise
Clive talkin’
so misunderstood, yeah
Clive talkin’
you just ain’t no good

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Jon Stewart destroyed this clown . Hannity is just too easy….

The Velvet Mafia on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I have never noticed “Jon Stewart” destroying anything.

VorDaj on April 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Bourbon?

Rye. Straight. From the bottle whose neck I smashed open on the tailgate of my old pickup.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

That’s our Bishbop!

Resist We Much on April 24, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Rye. Straight. From the bottle whose neck I smashed open on the tailgate of my old pickup.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Figures. Backwoods manners and all… Does the pickup run?

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I’m not sure if Bundy is racist or not, but he sure is incoherent.

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Further to my post above, Peter Kirsanow in NRO:

Bundy’s Statements: Stupid and Appalling

Cliven Bundy’s statements about “the Negro” and slavery were stupid and appalling. Of course, because everything is now political, there will be a race over the next few days to ascribe his comments to all conservatives, most tea partiers, the majority of Republicans, and, as one presidential candidate famously put it, to your “typical white person.”

Such a practice is as stupid and appalling as Bundy’s comments. But perhaps not as stupid and appalling as the statements of Bundy’s most famous antagonist, who marveled that Barack Obama was “a light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted one.” Or maybe not as stupid and appalling as noted anthropologist Joe Biden’s astonishment upon discovering “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Regardless, the debate over which is stupider and more appalling will itself be stupid and appalling, with no shortage of competing stupid and appalling quotes. And because the subject is race, and the mid terms are only months away, it won’t just be stupid and appalling, it will also be cynical, fatuous, and opportunistic.

The stupid and appalling statements of an obscure rancher in Nevada, however, merit a bit less attention from the mainstream media than the stupid and appalling statements of someone with the power of a vice president or Senate majority leader. Unlikely.

Drained Brain on April 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Meh. Thats the danger when you use a human prop to further a cause: if the prop turns out to be flawed, it can drag the entire cause down. Republicans should have kept their distance from Bundy as a person and simply pointed out how much land the federal government owns in the western states and that this is not acceptable and incompatible with real federalism.

Red Widow on April 24, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Figures. Backwoods manners and all… Does the pickup run?

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM

No, but it makes a great bottle opener.

Snicker.

Resist We Much on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Really. Not surprising here. Hannity has always had a passionate take on conservatives views, and instead of actually getting the context of what Bundy said, or listening with comprehension, he reacts passionately.

Was Bundy being ignorant? Yeah. Slavery was no picnic. Was Bundy being racist? No. He never said that we should go back to slavery. He never said that black people were subhuman. He observed that the government plantation is a very unhappy place to be, given the abortions, the crime, and the unemployment. His pondering was “is the useless evil of the great society better or worse than the useful evil of slavery?”

Hannity could’ve taken his statements as a springboard to discussing race in this country–to tackling how much horrific damage the Demorlocks have done to the black community. But alas, once more, substantial conversation escapes the airwaves.

RockinRickOwen on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

I dont think he’s racist. Maybe not good at expressing himself, but not a racist.
TX-96 on April 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

You too, huh?

EvilMonk on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

…”i’m ‘just wondering’ if blacks are all in jail because they never learned how to pick cotton” is just a poor expression of thoughts?
what the hell is wrong with you?

first you exalt this petty crook in apotheotic splendour for stealing from the taxpayer — you — by refusing to pay the same fees everyone else in his industry does, and now you happily excuse his blatant and patent racism because he was subjected to government overreach?

you know which other petty criminal fell victim to an unnecessarily harsh imposition of government force?

rodney king.

is rodney king your hero because an overzealous, coercive government applied force incommensurate with the crime?

your martial fantasies, no doubt borne of an apocalyptic religious rabies that has no place in the 21st century, have made a fool of you, and i’m ashamed that i could ever be associated with you.

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

The conservative media will now play into the hands of the Left by making this about Bundy rather than Reid, the BLM, growing government tyranny, property rights, and an over zealous show of force.

Charlemagne on April 24, 2014 at 6:27 PM

And this is, of course, the whole point and the mentally challenged Hannity [and Beck] performs like a circus monkey on command. A very rich circus monkey, but no less a circus monkey. Harry Reid owns whatever Hannity might have had of a soul.

VorDaj on April 24, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Msybe he is a racist. Maybe he is lefthanded.

Neither possible trait has anyhing to do with the BLM and the problem.

Meremortal on April 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Figures. Backwoods manners and all… Does the pickup run?

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Sure it runs, I traded a perfectly good girlfriend for it.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Says the moron without a shift key!

astonerii on April 24, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Oh please. Like I said in the first post on this, the guy was making a perfectly legitimate point about government subsidies. He didn’t express it like someone with an Ivy League degree, but so what. I didn’t hear anything racist.

But “conservatives” like Hannity and Ed Morrissey immediately wet their pants and went running for the hills — just like Leftists want them to do. Leftists know that all they have to do is scream ‘racism’ at any issue at all, and their opponents will immediately give up their opposition.

Pathetic.

WhatSlushfund on April 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM

first you exalt this petty crook in apotheotic splendour for stealing from the taxpayer — you — by refusing to pay the same fees everyone else in his industry does, and now you happily excuse his blatant and patent racism because he was subjected to government overreach?

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

For a moment I thought you had switched subjects and were writing about Chuck Rangel.

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Rye. Straight. From the bottle whose neck I smashed open on the tailgate of my old pickup.

Bishop on April 24, 2014 at 6:40 PM

And you all wonder how he managed to lose ALL his guns in that boating mishap.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

And you all wonder how he managed to lose ALL his guns in that boating mishap.

CurtZHP on April 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

There have been several “mishaps”.

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Jon Stewart destroyed this clown . Hannity is just too easy….

The Velvet Mafia on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

I watched the Stewart clip , twice in fact.
Stewart never mentioned the 200 armed agents sent buy the feds, nor the fact that the feds slaughtered his cattle.
Those are the only thing that matter in this story. Bundy’s character, or Hannity’s for that matter are irrelevant.

redshirt on April 24, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Hotair didn’t want to touch the original Bundy story with a 10 foot poll, but they haven’t wasted a second before jumping on the he’s a racist bandwagon, lol.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

+100

sharrukin on April 24, 2014 at 6:57 PM

jon stewart has the easiest job in the world, what with all his jokes writing themselves.

to be fair, you guys have had rotten luck with your idols. whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Bundy: Ready, Aim at foot, Fire!

Insert foot in mouth to stop the bleeding.

Steve Z on April 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Hey Sean,

Any comments on why sniper teams are not staking out and confiscating Warren Buffett’s property for that $2 BILLION tax bill he is refusing to pay for years now? How about all those IRS employees owing taxes, seen any sniper teams at their houses in order to collect?

Really don’t care what Bundy says or thinks, Married with Children or not, its what our government does AGAINST US that you should be concentrating on.

When we see similar standoff at Buffett’s place maybe you should discuss Bundy then.

riddick on April 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

first you exalt this petty crook in apotheotic splendour for stealing from the taxpayer — you — by refusing to pay the same fees everyone else in his industry does, and now you happily excuse his blatant and patent racism because he was subjected to government overreach?

jaxisaneurophysicist on April 24, 2014 at 6:50 PM

For a moment I thought you had switched subjects and were writing about Chuck Rangel.

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Or, Al Sharpton.

Of course, if he had been talking about the Rev Al Not-So-Sharpton, he’d have to have added the blood of Yankel Rosenbaum, Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas, Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, and Kareem Brunner, along with the defamation of innocent policemen and prosecutors while holding up Tawana Brawley as a victim of the “white man”; the slander and libel of the Duke Lacrosse Team while beatifying a hooker, who later murdered a man; and calling the trial of the men, who raped a Central Park jogger and left her to bleed out 75% of her blood, a “lynching.”

Resist We Much on April 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I don’t see what the problem is. He’s inviting Americans of all ethnicities to join him. Actually quite a healing sentiment.

If it’s the word “colored” need I remind you what NAACP stands for?

Lance Corvette on April 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM

jon stewart has the easiest job in the world, what with all his jokes writing themselves.

to be fair, you guys have had rotten luck with your idols. whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

As opposed to Obama, who only invades countries that can threaten us and never puts his foot in his mouth./

gryphon202 on April 24, 2014 at 7:02 PM

jon stewart has the easiest job in the world, what with all his jokes writing themselves.

to be fair, you guys have had rotten luck with your idols. whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Boy, all you guys just paint everyone with a broad brush. Every topic. Every one of you.

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 7:02 PM

“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”

I’m sorry … does anyone claim to know what this means?

Jaibones on April 24, 2014 at 6:43 PM

It means that the rights in question were historically used by the government against those groups and yet they are nowhere to be found in defending those facing government overreach. Those groups should know better than anyone the dangers of too much power in governmental hands.
Instead they are playing petty politics…like Hotair.

sharrukin on April 24, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Hotair didn’t want to touch the original Bundy story with a 10 foot poll, but they haven’t wasted a second before jumping on the he’s a racist bandwagon, lol.

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM

100% true,

what do you expect with a site run by fake conservatives.

The Notorious G.O.P on April 24, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Hannity: Bundy’s comments on race are beyond repugnant to me

…but Bob Beckel’s pomposity, incl. twice saying the f word and telling Pamela Geller, “you don’t know what the fuk you’re talking about” is very endearing.

arnold ziffel on April 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM

This whole episode tells me Glenn Beck is a smarter individual than people give him credit for.

Hannity is a d00che.

weedisgood on April 24, 2014 at 7:08 PM

I dont think he’s racist. Maybe not good at expressing himself, but not a racist.

TX-96 on April 24, 2014 at 6:23 PM

everyone needs to stop with the “he’s not good at expressing himself” excuse. the guy is obviously a racist. his comments about slavery were racist. his comments in this article are racist. he is clearly and obviously a racist and it’s sad how far some of you are willing to go to make excuses for him, just because you agree with his opinions about federal land. agree with that all you want. but also call out racism when you see it. how anyone can truly think this guy is not a racist is beyond me. you must have a very tiny definition of what racism is if you actually think he is not racist!!

it’s sad how some conservatives point out racism from the liberal side but then when people who are conservative or libertarian are racist, (or sexist) they make excuses about them. “they can’t really express themselves properly.” “they are well-meaning but inarticulate.” no, those excuses don’t cut it.

Sachiko on April 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

jon stewart has the easiest job in the world, what with all his jokes writing themselves.

to be fair, you guys have had rotten luck with your idols. whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Three words: Joe Biden

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Race is always inserted into any comment made by a conservative by those who are overly sensitive about the topic and seek out any vestige of it in the most innocent of contexts. Colored? What’s wrong with the word? When the NAACP takes it out of their title maybe we can discuss it. There’s no way they are going to use words they consider derogatory when whites use it but is ok for them to use it. Sometimes Obama and his ilk get it right when they speak of equality. We all should be able to speak the same words freely. Not just one race.

iamsaved on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I remember all the liberals attacking Joe Biden after his 9-Eleven comments … not so much.

Once again so-called conservatives like Hannity (who is really an establishment Republican) take the liberals’ bait.

In today’s America, nothing is worse than being a racist – not being called a thief, a pedophile or even a murderer.

bw222 on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Mr Bundy attempted to wax eloquent and blew it big time. I don’t believe that he has a racist bent. I work in the beef industry, the ranchers that I know are very good people, but they’re removed from the day to day experiences of most people. He used the word colored for example … many of my rancher friends would think that to be an appropriate term … showing respect, not meant to be offensive. Bundy tried to be as PC as he knew how … he is now a racist pig … that’s not fair.

teoinor on April 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

President Obama: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.”

President Medvedev: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…”

President Obama: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

President Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you.”

de rigueur on April 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

everyone needs to stop with the “he’s not good at expressing himself” excuse.

Sachiko on April 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Worked for Hairy Reed, via the dems.
Jus sayin.

pambi on April 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Sachiko on April 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I actually agree with his take that blacks are worse off on government subsidized lives. So, take that. I do not agree where he puts the better off than line. He is in the 1860s, maybe he is that old, I dunno. I put the date closer to the 1960s when that deterioration began. How racist am I? Feel free to tell me.

astonerii on April 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Hannity is a wuss.

Considering the unbridled glee with which Leftie Lib sites and Beck are just now reporting on the Bundy situation after ignoring it and/or demonizing it the past few weeks, I am not ready to jump on the Bash Bundy bandwagon, yet.

If you read the entire excerpt (available at other outlets) and consider that Bundy is a rural guy, 67 years old, not the “bright and articulate light-skinned negro type” (as Biden and Reid referred to the POS with no charges of racism leveled at them) I’m thinking this is a set-up.

Was Bundy clumsy and inartful in his comments? Of
course.

But it seems to me his point was AA’s are even more enslaved now through the heavy hand of big government than during actual slavery.

As a matter of fact, we are all enslaved now.

If Big Media is spinning the story this hard you know there’s a reason for it, namely it fits right into the narrative they’ve been desperately trying to disseminate since the Bundy Ranch standoff began.

Did Bundy walk into the trap? Yup. That doesn’t mean I have to.
So I am withholding final judgment pending further info. I refuse to cower before the R-word. That’s what they want. They want everyone to be so f**king scared of opening their mouths no one ever says anything. Like the mandatory book burning in Farenheit 451.

R (Racist) is the new A (Adulterer). I didn’t like the Puritans using character assassination in the 17th century and I don’t like how demonrats are trying to use Racism the same way.

wyntre on April 24, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I call on Republican officer holders, and Democrat ones too, to denounce in no uncertain terms the Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid for trying yet again to incite someone to murder Bundy and his family. And that is what he is doing. Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid is using Bundy and his family as Hitler used the Jews. Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid is trying to make Bundy’s remarks into a kind of Reichstag Fire.

But what are Republican office holders and other pontificating sissy boys like Glenn Beck and Sean Hanity doing instead? They are performing on command as screeching monkeys for organ grinder Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid and hence engaging in lynch mob mentality that would shame even the Queen of Hearts. They have sold whatever they might have had in the way of a soul and any manhood to Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid. personally, I would rather sell my soul to the devil.

VorDaj on April 24, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Apart from not having gotten involved in the first place, this is the best thing Hannity could have done. Bravo.

Maybe some of the commenters here can follow his lead.

KingGold on April 24, 2014 at 6:28 PM

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( crickets chirping ) . . . . . . . . . . . . .

listens2glenn on April 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Three words: Joe Biden

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

it’s not fair taking pot shots at our crazy uncle.

especially when the majority of your own family members are drooling cretins.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

What a damn shame,,,, a guy that thinks like my daddy, talks such truth and gets hammered by guys I really respect. Dad, and a guy called President Johnson called black folks “Nigros”. Now a guy that gets steamrolled by the feds is hanged out to dry. Maybe I’m too old, but he needs to be given some slack and understanding. I understand him. I really wish you youngsters could.

PaCadle on April 24, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I remember all the liberals attacking Joe Biden after his 7 9-Eleven comments … not so much.

Once again so-called conservatives like Hannity (who is really an establishment Republican) take the liberals’ bait.

In today’s America, nothing is worse than being a racist – not being called a thief, a pedophile or even a murderer.

bw222 on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

bw222 on April 24, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Race is always inserted into any comment made by a conservative by those who are overly sensitive about the topic and seek out any vestige of it in the most innocent of contexts. Colored? What’s wrong with the word? When the NAACP takes it out of their title maybe we can discuss it. There’s no way they are going to use words they consider derogatory when whites use it but is ok for them to use it. Sometimes Obama and his ilk get it right when they speak of equality. We all should be able to speak the same words freely. Not just one race.

iamsaved on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

When blacks take another word out of their vocabulary I will consider it derogatory as well. I am sure you know which one it is. I think they consider it an endearing term when used amongst themselves. They like to replace the ending ‘er’ with ‘a’. Now if that is how they use it, how on earth can they see it as derogatory?

astonerii on April 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

btw, if you all want me to explain myself, i wrote a looooong comment earlier today that explained in detail why the slavery comments were racist, but hotair auto-refreshed before i was done and my comment was gone… -__- i’m not doing it again!

still, maybe i shouldn’t have bothered. it’s obvious that the comments were racist (painting african-americans with a broad brush) and downplayed the horror of slavery. i shouldn’t even need to explain in detail. if you don’t understand, you’re dense. i’m sorry, but you are.

Sachiko on April 24, 2014 at 7:21 PM

especially when the majority of your own family members are drooling cretins.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Definition of a drooling cretin: someone who can’t read a simple poll graph and thinks a 52% disapproval rating for the president equals 52% approval.

de rigueur on April 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

jon stewart has the easiest job in the world, what with all his jokes writing themselves.

to be fair, you guys have had rotten luck with your idols. whomever you decide to glorify will inevitably say something shocking or invade a defenseless country.

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 6:58 PM

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Three words: Joe Biden

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

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Do we ever vote for “Come back of the day”, around here?
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Also, who … was holding this guy up, as an “idol”?

listens2glenn on April 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

de rigueur on April 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM

very interesting, are you sure you’re posting in the right thread though?

sesquipedalian on April 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

And yet is there any doubt that the BLM will use this incident to justify yet more armed personnel, a larger budget, more power and authority on federal land, plus more regulations?

To any bureaucracy there is one, and only one, point: to expand the size, scope and power of that bureaucracy. It doesn’t matter if it is your HOA, school board or BLM: the people who get elevated are the ones who figure out how to get more for the bureaucracy and they set the internal rules for the bureaucracy. That is Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy and it is at work.

Why did the BLM show up like they did instead of treating Bundy as any other citizen with misguided notions? Because it COULD DO SO WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISAL. Yet the BLM is not a law enforcement agency, not a counter-terror agency and can’t actually figure out what species they are actually trying to protect without waffling all over the map and can’t give good justification for why it has the regulations in place that it has in place.

Yet why those regulations are there are clear: they enlarge the bureaucracy by creating more for it to do. That means more people, more money and more power.

Even if Bundy is a racist, a bigot and a fool: he should not have been treated like this by a bureaucracy that has no business with armed personnel in those numbers or with that equipment. It is not a paramilitary organization… it is not a military organization at all… and it really isn’t a law enforcement agency, just a regulatory agency with some policing powers on federal lands under its watch. If they run into something more than they can handle they are to get REAL law enforcement so it can do the job and go back to its land stewardship duties and peaceful enforcement of its regulations. Bundy is not a convicted felon, not convicted of a violent crime and is guilty of not paying regulatory fees which is NOT a crime warranting the response it got.

Yet the BLM has no fear that this part of its budget will be cut due to these actions because everyone wants to concentrate on Bundy and not the BLM which feels it can regulate people out of a way of life when the laws in question do NOT GIVE IT THAT POWER.

ajacksonian on April 24, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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