Harry Reid: I call on Republican leaders to denounce this hateful racist Bundy

posted at 5:01 pm on April 24, 2014 by Allahpundit

Give the man his due. He may be a low-rent McCarthyite for whom no smear is too cheap. He may be an awful majority leader whose imperious tactics have hopelessly alienated the minority party. He may be dirty, having built a curiously large fortune despite working in government his entire adult life.

But he sure can troll.

“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.”

I know what you’re thinking, and I too am disappointed that he didn’t work in a Koch brothers reference.

Has any “national Republican leader” refused to condemn Bundy, incidentally? Boehner and McConnell haven’t weighed in yet, but that’s not because anyone seriously thinks they agree with him; it’s because they know they’ll be asked about it eventually and would rather wait until the story’s not red-hot. The two most prominent Republicans to defend Bundy recently, Rand Paul and Dean Heller, both gave him an official thumbs-down this morning. So did RNC chief Reince Priebus. But Reid understands all that. The point of demanding formal denunciations is simply to prompt the media to put random Republicans on the spot when they have a chance. Which reminds me: Will America’s foremost anti-Koch demagogue, who often frets sweatily on the Senate floor about billionaires dominating national policy, denounce this? Might as well get everyone on the record about everything.

There is some good news for Bundy defenders, though. Lefty media noticed that he had some kind things to say about illegal immigrants (at around 2:20 below) after his shpiel about blacks. He could be one amnesty endorsement away from total (well, partial) reputational rehab.


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I’ll do you one better, Harry. I’ll denounce the hateful racist Harry Reid.

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Keep calling, Harry.
Louder!

TimBuk3 on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Gimme my dang land!

Murphy9 on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Light skinned Negr0…….

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

HotAir: “Ready and willing sir!”

SirGawain on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Bundy isn’t the issue, it’s an out-of-control fed gov’t.
Reid disgusts me.

Closet Optimist on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Harry, if only you had any credibility, you mortician of the land.

Message for you

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Let’s make a deal. We’ll all denounce Bundy’s remarks just as soon as Harry Reid denounces that comment about Obama and his lack of a “Negro dialect” from a few years ago. I forget which Democrat said that though. Can someone refresh my memory?

Doughboy on April 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Harry, in his own “inarful words”, as the black leader of the land put it.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Let’s make a deal. We’ll all denounce Bundy’s remarks just as soon as Harry Reid denounces that comment about Obama and his lack of a “Negr0 dialect” from a few years ago. I forget which Democrat said that though. Can someone refresh my memory?

Doughboy on April 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Yes, clearly this man is a hopeless hateful racist.

OMG. You fell for this too, righty media.

bossmanham on April 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

OK, he’s a racist.

So is Sotomayor.

Socratease on April 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

I call on Republican leaders to denounce this hateful racist Harry Reid.

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

There is some good news for Bundy defenders, though. Lefty media noticed that he had some kind things to say about illegal immigrants (at around 2:20 below) after his shpiel about blacks. He could be one amnesty endorsement away from total (well, partial) reputational rehab.

Bundy for Jeb Bush, “in the name of love”.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Let’s make a deal. We’ll all denounce Bundy’s remarks just as soon as Harry Reid denounces that comment about Obama and his lack of a “Negr0 dialect” from a few years ago. I forget which Democrat said that though. Can someone refresh my memory?

Doughboy on April 24, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Was that the same Democrat that implied that Clarence Thomas was stupid and couldn’t write intelligent court opinions?

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

How can we denounce Bundy and be the inclusive party? Don’t we need a bigger tent or something? How do you grow the party by kicking people out?

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Reid, and the Left, just want to change the subject from Reid, the BLM, federal land grabs, and growing federal tyranny to Bundy himself.

This has never really been about Bundy per se but about an out of control government.

Bundy has singlehandedly managed to “Aikin” the issue. The media will now talk non-stop about it. Congratulations Mr. Bundy.

Charlemagne on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

The hateful racist Democrat party that fosters and encourages racist like Joe Biden, Harry Reid and Robert Byrd and excuses the hateful racist language that come out of their mouths. Makes all Dems racist by complicity for not stopping it.

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Denounce him, what he did, or what he said?

And while we’re at it, Harry, will you denounce what these anti-American illegal immigrants are doing all around the country–committing personal and property crimes and fraud?

BuckeyeSam on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Is it true Harry Reid is a pedophile?

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Bill Clinton on Obama: “A Few Years Ago, This Guy Would Have Been Carrying Our Bags”

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I call on Republican leaders to denounce this hateful racist Harry Reid.

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Why would they condemn their leader?

Steve Eggleston on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Bigot Hillary

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM

$crew U Harry.

bernzright777 on April 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Why would they condemn their leader?

Steve Eggleston on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Touche….

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:10 PM

How can we denounce Bundy and be the inclusive party? Don’t we need a bigger tent or something? How do you grow the party by kicking people out?

xblade on April 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

The same way they are now – by kicking out everybody to the right of Che.

Steve Eggleston on April 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

So because the guy makes racist statements his constitutional rights are forfeit?!

Why is Reid ingratiating himself into this discussion? This is an executive office matter… Is he doing Obama’s job domestically now while Biden handles Obama’s job internationally? (It’s not like Reid has any personal stake in this… Riiiiight?! Y’know… Things that real journalists would investigate… Oh who am I kidding…)

Did Reid ever denounce Jerimiah Wright?

Skywise on April 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Harry should know all about racism.

Resist We Much on April 24, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Why would they condemn their leader?

Steve Eggleston on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Especially when Harry can get them some good deals on Nevada land.

oldroy on April 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

“I’m here today to address an issue that impacts us all…one that millions of Americans, many who are currently unemployed, are currently looking for me to focus all my attention on…I’m talking, of course, about Cliven Bundy!”

nextgen_repub on April 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Make this go around.

H/t HA’s PointnClick

Bundy is a big squirrel on the Red River fiasco the feds have, OK and TX showing them big fingers.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Because yes, every elected official must publicly condemn something a private citizen does or says.

I demand that Harry Reid and all democrat leaders condemn the guy who said Barack Obama should be fetching coffee.

I demand Harry Reid and all democrat leaders should condemn the guy who said everyone who works in a 7-11 is an Indian who speaks with an accent.

I demand Harry Reid and democrat leaders condemn King Shabazz and his racist comments.

I demand that Harry Reid and democrat leaders condemn the guy who said the President was clean and articulate.

I demand that Harry Reid and democrat leaders condemn the sitting president who called half the country tea-baggers.

I demand that Harry Reid and democrat leaders condemn the guy who called citizens who disagreed with his policies the taliban.

HumpBot Salvation on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

It’s utterly mind numbing and spirit crushing to think of the joy that this troglodyte felt when he heard about the racist Bundy comments this morning.

Cladinator on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Harry Reid is 74.
Male life expectancy is 76.
C’mon actuarial probabilities!

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Since when do pedophiles cast aspersions on bigots?

GarandFan on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Is it true Harry Reid is a pedophile?

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

It must be true, not only did I read it on the internet, but dirty Harry has never denied it or provided any proof that it was not true.

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Pot, kettle, etc.

The Rogue Tomato on April 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Leftist latrine rats love to keep all minorities, the middle/lower classes in modern day plantations, uneducated, uninformed, subjugated, for votes only.

Socialism is not for the sheeple, just for the socialist wolves, always.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

I denounce that hateful racist Joe Biden for saying “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy”.
That clearly implies that no other blacks are articulate, bright, clean or nice-looking.

dentarthurdent on April 24, 2014 at 5:14 PM

“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,. . .

A country of laws where Obama decides which he will follow and which he will disregard. I’m waiting for armed forces to advance on the White House to enforce Obamacare, among other laws.

Mallard T. Drake on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

What exactly did Bundy say that is racist ?

burrata on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Harry Reid is 74.
Male life expectancy is 76.
C’mon actuarial probabilities!

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Please, please, please!!!

Resist We Much on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Harry Reids’ most productive contribution to society will come after his passing, in the form of 17,000 BTUs in a medical waste incinerator/power plant.

He’ll provide enough power to run a stop light for a whole day.

Blink……blink………blink……

BobMbx on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

You *#&$))*$#0_@$$)@)*(&$#)^!#$@$)#$#!

avagreen on April 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Is it true Harry Reid is a pedophile?

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Absolutely. Harry’s a well known pederast.

Closet Optimist on April 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

The D party is replete with racism. Harry knows this best.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

I call on democrats to denounce the hateful pederast Harry Reid.

Defenestratus on April 24, 2014 at 5:16 PM

…what a piece of shit that man is!

KOOLAID2 on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

You first Harry, denounce yourself because you used the same type of language when talking about Obama.

watertown on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

I’ll give you my call!

YOu’re a *&^^^$&$^@_@$*$(##__&$_$(*^#@!&#($)##@)@!

avagreen on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

HumpBot Salvation on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I demand that Harry Reid and democrat leaders condemn the guy who demanded federal funding for cowboy poetry!

Mallard T. Drake on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Hmmm. I don’t recall ol’ Harry denouncing KKK Grand Dragon Robert Byrd.

cptacek on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Btw I’ve never been more disgusted of the United States Government.

Thank you Obama.. Thank you Reid… Thank you Pelosi… Thank you McCain… Thank you Boehner and thank you all you other Republican enablers.

Skywise on April 24, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Glen beck warned you people about the crazy rancher but you refused to listen.
Now conservatives will be forced to destroy their own creation.
Let’s see how Hannity spins it tonight.

weedisgood on April 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Look to your own house, Harry.

P.S. It’s the glass one, and I’d advise you to drop the rock.

Joe Mama on April 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Well, that didn’t take long…

sandee on April 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

“we pass this law (the Civil Rights Act) and we’ll have those n******s voting for us for the next 100 years”
–Lyndon b. Johnson

Where’s the condemnation, Harry?

Doc Holliday on April 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Call for Harry’s head, heh

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Maybe Republicans should just stand around at the ready to denounce everyone. What do they have to do with Mr. Bundy?

Cindy Munford on April 24, 2014 at 5:21 PM

I call on Harry Reid to denounce his son’s lobbying for a solar energy company getting special treatment to get around the same laws being applied to Bundy.

gwelf on April 24, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Based on what I’ve read, Harry Reid is a pedophile. He really should resign.

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I’m sure this has been posted, but will repeat:

Why Reid is so hot on this subject.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNGJXDuLkdI

avagreen on April 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM

I call on Harry Reid to denounce the Democrats for taking money from billionare Steyer who stands to benefit from his cozy relationship with government and lefty “green” policies.

gwelf on April 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM

What exactly did Bundy say that is racist ?

burrata on April 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

There’s a whole very long thread (1152 posts as of right now) on that – moving toward the bottom of the right hand column.

dentarthurdent on April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

He’s more of a ‘Stupid’ racist than a ‘Hateful’ racist.

birdhurd on April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

“To advance his extreme, hateful views, Bundy has endangered the lives of innocent women and children.

That’s why Hairy Greed send his heavily armed goons to kill his cattle ? BTW, wghat exactly are those hateful views ?

This is not a game.

Oh we know that Greedy, for you and your son, it is a land deal with a huge kickback from the Chinese.

burrata on April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

It’s utterly mind numbing and spirit crushing to think of the joy that this troglodyte felt when he heard about the racist Bundy comments this morning.

Cladinator on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

That’s the hardest part of keeping your spirits up when confronting this sort of thing. The knowledge that these monsters who hold power get to enjoy what they do, and that they just have to wait for their lackeys in the media to find something they can crow about and maintain the status quo. This status quo is killing America and making these parasites rich.

One of the most important things to do is keep morale up for the long fight. Becoming demoralized leads to becoming ineffective, and eventually people latch onto anything that even looks like opposition to the enemy. Or they simply drift away and stop participating.

That’s where the Republican party is right now. There is no effective opposition to the looters in power, they all participate and just want their piece of everyone else’s pie. We’ve all seen just how useless Republicans are at shrinking government and they don’t even pay lip service to the concept any more.

There are no establishment candidates currently on the slate who will do a damn thing about any of this, regardless of hopes and dreams to the contrary.

Another Libertarian on April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Dear Harry:

GFY

307wolverine on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I truly loathe Reid. I bet Satan has a cell right next to Stalin and Mao for him.

jukin3 on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I call on Harry Reid to turn himself and go to jail for stealing money and giving it to his daughter, for calling Bundy a ‘terrorist’ for owing the Federal govt (according to the LMB) $1 million when he owes approx $5 million – the money he stole and gave to his daughter.

I call on Harry Reid to apologize to the millions of Americans he called ‘liars’ for reporting their problems resulting from Obamacare.

I call on Harry Reid to stop abusing his position of Leader of the Senate by attacking American citizens from the floor of the Senate.

I call on my fellow Americans to rid our government of this corrupt hypocritical, millionaire, elitist criminal by voting him out of office as quickly as possible!

easyt65 on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

The hypocrisy .. It burns.

pambi on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Please please please just get Hannity to shut up about it. He’s becoming a broken record and Bundy is not someone our figureheads need to be hitching their wagon’s with. At least it got us to stop talking about healthcare for ten minutes on talk radio. I was starting to get worried that if we actually repealed it then we would have to find something else to discuss and apparently there isn’t anything else going on ever…

ThomasPaineandsuffering on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Dingy, why don’t you do or say something that will actually move the country forward. How does anything you say or do help move the country forward. You are a shameless crook and I do not know how you sleep at night.

rjoco1 on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I call on Harry Reid to denounce the hateful racists, Barack Obama and Eric Holder.

Wendya on April 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Bundy paid his taxes. He owes some grazing fees.

Reid doesn’t pay his taxes. Romney said so.

Schadenfreude on April 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

So the Koch brothers are off his radar now…?

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Nobody should have a problem denouncing this Bundy character.

But I’m curious: Did the Democrats ever formally denounce life-long Democrat and Al Gore supporter Fred Phelps?

Herod on April 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Entering the den. Free, at last…

mpower on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

He’s more of a ‘Stupid’ racist than a ‘Hateful’ racist.

birdhurd on April 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM

He’s an old non-PC rancher who is not skilled at public speaking, and didn’t have a teleprompter to give him the right things to say.

dentarthurdent on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Come on, Harry. Tell us how you became a multi-millionaire while serving in the senate.

TarheelBen on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

So the Koch brothers are off his radar now…?

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Doubtful. They do pay well though. ; )

Bmore on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Yes, Cliven Bundy has proven to be less than what might have been hoped for. But no man is beyond redemption. And how bad can he be if an irredeemable toad like Harry Reid, a creature so much less than a man, denounces him?

M240H on April 24, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Have any republican leaders made any statements supporting Bundy in the past few weeks? I don’t recall any (I might be wrong). Why would they have to denounce him?

supernova on April 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Well, from what I heard, he was denouncing and being hateful toward government, not black people. His phraseology was in-artful to say the least, but I took his point to be “government has enslaved blacks with welfare as badly as if they were in actual bondage.”

Is just talking about race “racist” now? I don’t think he was speaking approvingly at all in how black people are and were treated, I think he was calling it an injustice.

Could be wrong I guess, I don’t know what’s in the guys heart.

Timin203 on April 24, 2014 at 5:28 PM

I call on Harry Reid to turn himself and go to jail for stealing money and giving it to his daughter, for calling Bundy a ‘terrorist’ for owing the Federal govt (according to the LMB) $1 million when he owes approx $5 million – the money he stole and gave to his daughter.

.
easyt65 on April 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Actually, even that amount is MSM/Reid lie.

It’s more like $2-3Thousand that’s owed.

avagreen on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

LOL, so the guy who FAVORS treating humans like animals by subsidizing their mediocrity is speaking out against a guy who clearly did NOT advocate treating humans like animals at all. Anyone who watches the entire video below of Bundy speaking could not conclude otherwise. Bundy wasn’t advocating slavery. There wasn’t any hatred in his voice. Quite the opposite. He spoke with a great deal of compassion. He was pondering the misery of blacks now versus the misery of blacks then, and wondering if the old misery wasn’t better.

I hope Republicans have the courage to point out the truth–how much Demorlock policies have hurt black people. Of course, they won’t.

The one thing (so far) that gives me pause about Bundy is why he named his kid Ammon? Ammonites were not well-favored by God.

RockinRickOwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

This is an old Man who spent decades working a very difficult job by the sweat of his brow. You Harry have spent decades doing nothing and getting millions for it, so STFU…

sandee on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I call on Dirty Harry to renounce his wealth.

faraway on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Come on, Harry. Tell us how you became a multi-millionaire while serving in the senate.

TarheelBen on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

How dare you! Harry Reid is a public servant! He’s a real estate genius that has chosen to serve the public rather than seek wealth.

/sarc

gwelf on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

I call on all Republicans and Democrats to denounce Domestic Terrorist Harry “Sticky Fingers” Reid for yet again trying to incite the murder of an American man and his family.

VorDaj on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Yeah, right, Harry.

We’re still waiting for you to denounce the IRS, the DOJ, the EPA and the POS for lying to and stealing from the American people.

wyntre on April 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Harry Reid would be a happy man…

If it wasn’t for us d@mn American citizens…

Electrongod on April 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I call on Dirty Harry to renounce his wealth.

faraway on April 24, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Harry Reid sold his soul to the Devil for that wealth, he’s neither renouncing it or giving it up.

oscarwilde on April 24, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Come on, Harry. Tell us how you became a multi-millionaire while serving in the senate.

TarheelBen on April 24, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The same way Hillary made some nice cash as an amateur cattle-futures trader…..dumb luck. ;)

Bitter Clinger on April 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I won’t denounce Bundy. He expressed a viewpoint. One may or may not like the viewpoint, but I have no interest in nailing his pelt to the side of my barn over a viewpoint.

CelebrateHomogeneity on April 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Harry and the Democrats are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Now Bundy is a bigot we won’t have to worry about government over-reach this election and, perhaps, we can paint the Republicans with this broad brush.

bflat879 on April 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Based on what I’ve read, Harry Reid is a pedophile. He really should resign.

Bmore
on April 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Yeah, I’ve read that, too. About a million times on a internet search.

He has put forth no evidence that he is not a pederast, and he is well aware (as is apparent from statements he has made about Romney) that it is his burden to do so.

avagreen on April 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

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