Apparently the new conservative and libertarian hero Cliven Bundy, who does not recognize the existence of the US and feels his cows have the right to graze on federal land as a result of his belief, has developed a yearning for the media spotlight that has descended upon him and holds a press conference every day.
Of course, the media lost interest as soon as the chances of a firefight decreased and last Saturday it drew just one reporter and one photographer. But the conference was a doozy as Bundy started musing about his views on many issues including race and wondered whether black people might have been better off as slaves than on welfare.
“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.”
Suddenly, people who had been praising Bundy as a freedom fighter and couldn’t get enough of him decided that it might be time to put some distance between Bundy and themselves. Catherine Thompson rounds up some more backtrackers.
I wonder how long it will be before they declare that Bundy is actually a secret liberal Hillary Clinton supporter who manufactured this controversy to distract attention from Benghazi.