I knew it. I just knew it.
To every one of you who defended him - now is the time for you to go “oops!” Start deleting those “Clive Bundy, hero” posts because…
…AS WE’VE BEEN SAYING…
…He’s everything we knew him to be.
Moocher? Yep. Deadbeat? You bet. Domestic Terrorist? Uh huh. And now you can add bigot to the pile.
"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?" - Cliven Bundy, pontificating on "The Negro."
That’s your guy.
So today is going to be a day of people back-pedaling - hell, Rand Paul’s office is already “unavailable for comment.”
Today they’re going to try to make #BundyRanch about the issue, about how it’s bigger than one man.
Today is going to be a day of pointing out - the man and the issue are inexorably linked. That little thing inside your head that said it felt a little bit like the Klan marshaling an army? You weren’t wrong.
Your hero is terrible, “Bundy Ranch patriots.” He always was. So today, as you have a sad face over him revealing who we knew he was all long…
…As you desperately go digging through your timelines and your twitter feed to delete those words of praise about what a great American this guy is…
…I have no sympathy for you.
You chose this monster. You picked him. You wrapped him in the flag and in doing so, soiled it.
Apologize. Turn your back on this creep.
And next time, do better.
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