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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Cliven Bundy’s blatantly racist rant alienates some conservative supporters
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Renegade cattle rancher Cliven Bundy put his booted foot in his mouth the other day when he offered his bigoted views on what he called “the Negro.”

Consequently, Republican politicians have begun to backtrack on their support of Bundy’s anti-government campaign.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Bundy’s daily speech to his supporters the other day included these remarks about African-Americans:

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 Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said the senator “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.”

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Bundy’s “remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him.”

There’s more on this matter HERE, HERE and HERE.

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