Cliven Bundy is Crazier And More Racist Than You Imagined; Believes “the Negro” Was Better Off in Slavery, Picking Cotton

In a bombshell article published Wednesday night by Adam Nagourney for The New York Times, Cliven Bundy said the following during a recent press conference at his ranch:

“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.”

Um. Wow.

Way to throw in with this nutbag, Ron Paul, Sean Hannity and Alex Jones. Nicely done. Hope you’re proud of your newest ally: a batshit, scofflaw crackpot who thinks “the Negro” might’ve been better off in slavery picking cotton. So Bundy’s secessionist, rebellion tendencies fit perfectly with the whole Confederacy milieu.

Bob Cesca is the host of the Bob Cesca Show podcast, a twice weekly political talk show. He’s also a contributor to Salon.com. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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