Special Editorial – Cliven Bundy

Politics
April 25, 2014

Special Editorial

By Cathy Stuehmeier

No one could have orchestrated a better character assassination of Cliven Bundy of the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, than Cliven Bundy himself! There is no way anyone could condone the appalling racist statement that Mr. Bundy made during a statement Thursday morning. No one could have turned the tide of support that he had quicker than he did.

Many of those that supported and defended him are now either on the fence, or like Senator Rand Paul, who originally supported Bundy’s case issued a statement Thursday decrying Bundy’s racial comments. GOP Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who was instrumental in defusing the volatile situation during the standoff and called his supporters “patriots,” also “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling racist statement.” As we do as well. Any form of racism is totally unacceptable.