I don’t care what David Webb, Sean Hannity, Megyn Kelly, or Dan Loesch (or anyone else) say about what Mr. Bundy said-they’re not racist comments. I might say that they’re poorly crafted. But Mr. Bundy was saying that the government has, through its overreach, taken people out of one slavery and placed them in another.
The media has mischaracterized what he meant. Given, he’s not an experienced public speaker. Given, he should probably not be speaking off the cuff (anyone who’s heard what they do to the Pope’s off-the-cuff remarks should realize). But he’s not racist. He’s speaking of government overreach. He’s speaking of a government who freed slaves, and 100 years later, the descendants of those freed slaves are living on government subsidy, with no job, and no way out.
He didn’t say anything like “I wish they’d all go back to being slaves.” Far from it. He actually seems to be concerned for people in their plight, and sees that once again, the government is doing something that government is not meant to do.
I’ve had deep disagreements with Hannity before, and stopped watching him for a while. And if he drones on about this, I’ll stop watching again. Cuz he tends to be repetitive. Besides, there’s hockey playoffs, NBA playoffs, and the canonization of two popes. Mr. Bundy was concerned about the dignity of people living too many in too small a place with nothing to do, and no incentive to get out of their plight.