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Sat Apr 26, 2014, 12:15 AM

Bundy is No Welfare Queen--He is plain old thief

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2014/04/25/cliven_bundy_is_not_a_welfare_queen_the_comparison_needs.html

snip:

Taking a swipe at Cliven Bundy by calling him a "welfare queen" made the leap from social media snarking to cable news on Thursday, when CNN anchor Bill Weir brought it up in an interview with Bundy. "You are writing off a whole class of people, African-Americans, as sort of dangerously dependent because they get government assistance," Weir stated. "At the same time, you’re grazing your cows on public land for free. So, how are you not sort of a welfare queen in a cowboy hat?"

Weir's analogy is deeply unfair to people on welfare in so many ways, starting with the myth that people on welfare are defrauding the government in the same way that Bundy is doing.


The author is right on target. Bundy is a thief, con man, racist grifter. Nothing more.

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