The New York Times broke the story today about Cliven Bundy’s racist comments to supporters during one his recent rallies. Bundy said “the negro” would be better under slavery than sitting collecting welfare “in front of the government house.”
This afternoon Sean Hannity responded to Bundy’s “beyond repugnant” comments on his radio show:
His comments are beyond repugnant to me. They are beyond despicable to me. They are beyond ignorant to me. And, my level of anger is about, you know, go back and listen to Democrats every election year, they want to say Republicans, or conservatives what? Or, conservatives what? That conservatives are racists. Conservatives hate women. Throw granny off the cliff… So people for the right reasons who saw this case as government overreach, now are like branded because of the ignorant, racist, repugnant, despicable comments of Cliven Bundy.”
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Rancher Cliven Bundy decided to lecture his supporters on slavery and the “negro” on Saturday.
Media Matters posted the video:
The Washington Post posted his comments:
“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.”