That’s what that slur is, ladies and gentleman.
Anyway, Bundy Ranch was fun while it lasted as whatever it was…
Here’s the thing, or a thing. You read his words, and it’s obvious as cornpone, common man wisdom of a sort. Rugged old-timer saying how the country is going to hell is actually a pretty standard trope. And within what are some very unenlightened observations about black people, Bundy is not actually being malevolent, racially or otherwise.
But that’s a nuance that I don’t expect to be appreciated, and I do not lament that it’s not. Bundy is just too retrograde and anachronistic and ignorant for Bundy and Bundy Ranch to be a standard bearer for whatever we think it ought to say about limited government.
I’m mindful here that Bundy is merely expressing Paul Ryan’s version of sociology, but with phrases and wording that are now unacceptable against contemporary norms. Inasmuch as Ryan’s words were actually acceptable themselves, this being a matter of some contention.
I am convinced this discussion of what class of people takes welfare and has babies out of wedlock is in fact completely useless. It almost always devolves into ugliness, and there is not actually a policy question to be addressed there. So Republicans might as well stop. But they won’t, I’m sure.