Cliven Bundy turns out to be a racist welfare rancher who Republicans embraced.Screen grab from The Daily Show.

Cliven Bundy turns out to be a racist welfare rancher who Republicans embraced.
Screen grab from The Daily Show.

THE WELFARE rancher who has Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller proclaiming, “What senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” now appears to have backed a stone cold racist. Sean Hannity joined him, as did the Republican right, including Greg Abbott, who’s up against Wendy Davis in Texas for governor.

Cliven Bundy, besides illegally grazing and flouting U.S. law, is some piece of work and a racist, too.

“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.” –

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy [New York Times]

Wendy Davis’s opponent for governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, got caught cozying up to Cliven Bundy, and along with other Republicans who embraced the racist welfare rancher. Now he’s running for the hills, as are others.

From Raw Story:

Bundy’s speech also seemingly derailed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s (R) apparent attempt to link his gubernatorial campaign to the Bunkerville camp; Abbott had allegedly written a letter to the BLM accusing it of “threatening” to seize land along the Red River in northern Texas.

But after being contacted regarding the rancher’s “Negro” remarks, a spokesperson for Abbott was quoted as saying that Abbott’s letter “was regarding a dispute in Texas and is in no way related to the dispute in Nevada.”