Nobody Could Have Anticipated, v. Eleventybillion

Nobody could have anticipated that the Tea Party’s newest hero is a raging racist nutball:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

A spokesman for Mr. Paul, informed of Mr. Bundy’s remarks, said the senator was not available for immediate comment.

Indeed. This is my shocked face.

Keep talking, folks.

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12 responses to “Nobody Could Have Anticipated, v. Eleventybillion

  1. Mary Wilson

    Hey, SB, you should never be shocked when the rock pile is turned over, and the snakes slither out. No one who has very supported Ron and Rand ever mentions their own racist past. I found stuff on Dr. Ron’s website in 2004 that his daddy was a long time racist. Ron’s newsletter blatantly supported KKK political candidates. His own statements included the fact that he would not see or treat ANY Hispanic patients, or seniors on Medicare. I commented a few times here, and LO, all that stuff was magically erased. And I don’t know where all the malpractice lawsuits went against JR….in Kentucky…guess his campaign must have paid ’em off with Koch brothers dough.

  2. Joe

    Had no immediate response? Wow, not surprising, but absolute major fail. As Mary noted, it’s not really part of who they are. There are times I think I’m living in the Twilight Zone. Can I wake up yet?

  3. Now even Rick Perry…on his “come to Texas and bring your corporation tour”…….is softening on Bundy. By that I mean he didn”t really want to talk about it….calling it a “distraction” on CBS this morning, TWICE.
    But “freedom, blah blah…”

  4. I’m still trying to figure out where this Mr. Bundy fits on the continuum between Al Bundy–fictional television character embodying the politics of Archie Bunker and the sexism of, well, far too many men along with the bumbling ineffectiveness of the genus Misogynistus Blowhardus and Ted Bundy–the all too real homicidal, sociopathic, sexually sadistic narcissist. I’m going for Al’s stupidity and Ted’s depravity.

    Fuck Rand Paul and his asshole father. They’re like two chancres on the same shriveled penis that is today’s GOP.

  5. My fantasy is that the Feds will review all the tape and photos taken at the Bundy incident, obtain RICO orders (Raketeering; use of weapons to support a criminal enterprise) and CPS orders (child endangerment), organize 30,000 member swat teams, and arrest all adults involved in one large coordinated night raid. If Bundy were black and/or muslim or living in Philadelphia, we would already be reading about the raids in the papers.

  6. GregH

    Shoot the catttle. Round up the cows.

  7. Don’t tell me Rand Paul is using Bundy to preach hatred against the Obama administration?!?

    Just a reminder, it was young Paul’s remark on the Rachel Ray Show regarding the 1964 Civil Rights Act Act that catapulted him to national stardom with the ultimate KKK dog whistle.

  8. An armed Rachel Ray might even give the 2nd Amendment crowd pause.

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