Cliven Bundy: “Now let me talk about the Spanish people…”

Ok it’s not what you think. After making his now infamous remarks about ‘the negro’ and slavery, Bundy talked about immigrants from Mexico:

TPM – More video has emerged of Cliven Bundy’s slavery remarks, and they now include a bit about “the Spanish people” — by whom Bundy appears to mean undocumented Hispanic immigrants. But there’s a twist: The Nevada rancher actually seems quite fond of them.

“Now let me talk about the Spanish people,” Bundy said in a new video unearthed by New York magazine, right after he concluded his thoughts on “the Negro.”

“I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders,” he says. “But they’re here and they’re people. I worked side-by-side a lot of them. Don’t tell me they don’t work, and don’t tell me they don’t pay taxes. And don’t tell me they don’t have better family structures than most of us white people.”

“When you see those Mexican families, they’re together. They picnic together. They’re spending their time together,” he said. “I’ll tell you, in my way of thinking, they’re awful nice people. We need to have those people join us and be with us.”

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108 thoughts on “Cliven Bundy: “Now let me talk about the Spanish people…”

  1. least we forget this is what slavery looks like. And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man sm could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

  2. Reporting on what Bundy says or thinks is irrelevant. No one set him as our spokesperson, though if he’s inflammatory, he’ll be declared our leader by the MSM. Just let’s be smart here and stick to the issue of government overreach.

  3. I agree Cliven, but they still came here illegally. You can’t just do things that are against the law and not expect to be punished for them.

  4. Cliven, Sharon Angle one every county in Nevada, but one….in that county it is estimated that 10’s of thousands of illegals waltzed right in and voted for Reid….you know, that tyrant that tried to force you off the land at gunpoint?

    1. “10’s of thousands of illegals waltzed right in and voted” — please provide one or more citations substantiating this claim

      1. Feel free to research it yourself.
        Any link I post you will say “it’s not valid”.
        It doesn’t take much effort to go to a search engine and research it yourself.

          1. I do get tired of you brain dead lefties always saying, “you made it up”….etc. It took me two seconds to find the info and you think you’ve convinced me with your nonsense? Get a clue….it’s free.

  5. These are the words of a man who makes his living using words:

    “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” Biden said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

    The words of V.P Joe Biden

    1. I’ve never understood the articulate thing. He sounds like friggin Porky Pig when he’s telling us lies. So, he mostly sounds like Porky.

  6. There are good and trashy white people, good and trashy black people and good and trashy Hispanics. But we still need to respect our American borders language and culture which Bundy is soft on. just because someone is nice doesnt mean they get a free pass

  7. Cliven Bundy is so real, isn’t he? I love honesty in a person and actually chuckled pulling up this post. I want a Grandpa JUST LIKE HIM! He cares for many people and is concerned for the people of this country. He can sure find a silver lining in all people, and can tell when there is a problem which needs to be addressed. Wisdom is amazing!

  8. Want another one, Ok. Not a single one of the 56 Democrats in Congress voted for the 15th amendment that granted explicit voting rights to black Americans.

  9. Did you know that The 13th Amendment to abolish slavery was voted for by 100% of the Republicans in congress and by only 23% of the Democrats in congress.

  10. Another brilliant illustration of the old adage …

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool … than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!”

    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

    Illegitimi non carborundum.

    Fundamental restoration of America!

    Barracudas Maximus.

  11. They can join us and be with us… And all they have to do is do it the LEGAL and proper way! Like other legal resident aliens who follow the procedures and laws of the country they are in. It’s not too much to ask.

    1. Sadly, many Mexicans coming here legally are just as bad for our sovereignty. 60% of Mexicans that come here (both legally and illegally) believe in the RECONQUISTA.
      I’ve met a few here legally that are working to take over from within.

      1. Sure, they have their own brainwashing in school that is miles beyond common core. They’re taught we’re the enemy that took their land and they need to get it back. Reconquista, just like you said.

  12. There won’t be a self indulgent bunch of trolls hit this thread. It makes the point some of us have been trying to articulate to those dolts. He’s not racist, but that won’t stop the left from ignoring this and pouncing, for who knows how long on his remarks earlier.

  13. Now here is where Bundy and I part ways because I have also worked with them,etc.

    He is confusing a family structure for tribalism.

  14. Too much distraction from the real issues at hand. Who care what he thinks really, he’s not running for office.

    1. Exactly right! And the media are only throwing up this s**t to create a smokescreen for what the Feds did to him and the continued threat to him from them. That is the issue!

  15. PLEASE EVERYONE acknowledge that Bundy’s principle topic in that monologue was how gubmint destroys families.

    He got his history wrong when he assumed that slave families were intact. He uses obsolete words that in his day weren’t slurs. He says dumb things about cotton.

    But his remarks were not motivated by racism. He’s extremely inarticulate and not a disciplined thinker at all. What he said SOUNDS racist to our media-savvy ears, and especially to the pearl-clutchers on the left.

    But that doesn’t mean we all have to accept THEIR corrupt interpretation of his words, nor does it mean we should use his awkward, obsolete, loony words as a pretext to distance ourselves from him.


    If you want to disavow yourself of him, cite his connection to InfoWars, not to a racist-SOUNDING statement that at its root expresses stuff we all believe anyway.

    1. I think he really is all about family and about hard work, he is not the most articulate man and you are right, he does not have his history down, but his heart is good and he is right to keep fighting against the Gov’t and their tyranny.

      1. His history was tainted as so many who were institutionalized via public schools. Nobody was immune from those twisted facts they taught in school. Only now at our desire to be reunited with real history of actual events can we understand what went down.

    2. I listend to beck and Hannity today…for as long as I could stomach their self righteous idiocy.
      Those two have let success rot their brains.
      Great post, dicentra!

        1. Never listened to Hannity, Beck I did for a while, but frankly he annoys me more than he teaches me anything. Thank God for Rush and Levin!

          1. Yep!

            Beck gets too emotional. Hannity beats a dead horse. I mainly listen to Rush and Levin but there are other good conservative radio hosts that I listen to occasionally as well. Can’t listen to them all since there isn’t enough hours in the day.

            1. Never listened to Rush outside of excerpts, but I do listen to Levin and Dana Loesch whenever I could.

              1. I can’t get Loesch except an occasional video. I like her so far but she needs to strengthen some of her arguments but overall she is good.

            1. He’s on 1590 AM, which half the time I forget is an available conservative radio station in the Seattle area!

              1. Oh wow. I live closer than you and knew nothing of that station! I have only caught him on the internet.

                1. Some months back, a fellow Wa poster told me about it…it’s a good station, though in the evening it’s hard to hear. It might work better for you since you’re closer to the source.

                2. I hope so. I know I have a real hard time with KVI, though as their signal must not be very strong. They are in Seattle too. I can’t be on the computer and listen to that station at the same time – wireless interference I guess. I’ll give 1590 a whirl 🙂

                3. Hope it works for you….that’s odd you have a hard time with KVI, I never have any problems way out here on the peninsula.

                4. Yes it is. I just assumed it was a weak signal because even in the car I will get a lot of static. Maybe it is just because I’m in liberal King County?

                5. You may be right about it being King County.
                  That place has become a liberal cesspool, every stupid drug damaged idiot moved there.
                  I’m so sick of seeing that socialist woman from India that got elected to the city council, on TV.
                  If I ever had the agony of meeting her, I’d ask her how she lives with her hypocrisy?
                  Her home country, the place she was born and raised, is so steeped in poverty, that if she really cared about anyone but herself, she’d stayed there and helped her own people.
                  She is a vile woman.

                6. We are definitely on the same page about that commie. I couldn’t believe it when she said the union should take over the Boeing plant. I think that may have opened some eyes to her schtick.

                7. She’s a Marxist thru and thru, yet she was elected. She didn’t try and hide her hatred for capitalism, yet enough numbskulls cast their vote for her….
                  She would have handed Stalin the tools to murder, if not outright joined in the slaughter of millions. ugh

                1. T.y. for links. I will check out 1590 as soon as I get a bit of time. It is really hard to listen to everyone I want to hear and still keep my life on track.
                  I’ll just need to become more discriminating I guess 🙂

                1. I do from time to time. Not as much as I used to as it seems I don’t have the free time right now. They are always good though. Lots of info packed into a short clip by people that know their subject.

        2. Levin is on the same station here, so it go me before I realized who was yelping!
          I only listen to Levin and sometimes Prager.
          Hannity lost me when he endorsed Swartzenwhatever over McClinton for the governor of California. I knew then he wasn’t a real conservative.
          I use to listen to Beck until he lost his mind fully.
          Wait, that was McClintock, right? I can hardly keep track of my own reps….I’m pretty sure there’s no McClinton…unless McDonalds is selling her brand now! Yikes……………

          1. I think there is something wrong with Beck.

            And you are right about Hannity. He jumped on the bandwagon once again so it shows he is not a thinker.

            1. I like this saying because it’s true:
              “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”.
              Hannity has entirely too many liberal friends and I don’t know who Beck hangs out with, but something went wrong.

              1. Yeah Hannity is more concerned with being labeled a ‘nice guy’ and ironically the one who is the nicest of all doesn’t care and that is Rush. Rush is more formidable though so it’s kept on the down low about how nice he really is.

                The way I originally learned the saying was the Arab form of it: “Show me who you walk with and I will show you who you are.” Of course the Western version of it is “You are the company you keep”.

              2. Beck seems to have taken one too many baseballs to the head. He’s getting like Coach on Cheers these days. You never know what he’s going to do or say. He’s becoming a less abrasive version of Michael Savage.

            2. Beck and I were both heavy alcohol/drug users. I might be able to tell you what’s wrong with him.

              1. I would be interested in hearing this also. (I know you were talking to Laurel, but he makes my head spin on occasion and yet keep watching as he is the point of the spear on so many issues).

                1. Thanks Doc! I had heard that about drugs/alcohol but not cigs. Until recently I was a smoker but thank God I never got into any other substances!
                  I wonder if that is why I find myself being more emotional. I’ve attributed it to knowing the terrible direction the country is headed and the loss of so much that was truly beautiful. I well up just talking about something that I found moving and I have never been a crybaby. I’m the same age, btw.

            3. Heavy cigarette, alcohol and especially cocaine use burn out the dopamine receptors in the brain and can cause depression and emotional outbursts. This may explain Beck’s crying, etc. I control myself in public but sometimes find myself crying when Bruce Willis kills the bad guy or over a particularly poignant feminine hygiene ad. Also addiction stops emotional growth when the person begins using and continues only after recovery, which could explain why I, possibly Beck, sound a bit immature for our ages. (I’m 60, would you believe it?)

              1. You don’t sound immature to me. I knew you were around that age due to your posts. When people post facts based upon their experiences it gives away their age. 🙂 Education also gives away age.

                As to stunting due to addiction…it depends on just how bad of an addict one is and I don’t know how bad Beck was. What I do know though is people who tend to be overly emotional gravitate to self medicating so it could be he has always been that way. I have my own experiences with people who are addicted as well so I know exactly what you are talking about.

                And all of this is going to get worse with pot being legalized.

                1. Thanks, I’ve had 16 years of sobriety to grow up. Oddly enough though, I have a view of myself and my peers as much younger until I happen to notice the chicken skin forming on my arms. You’re what, 29? (See, my mom taught me something after all.)

        3. I still listen to Beck and enjoy much of what he presents but I detest it when he gets his knickers all in a twist before he has considered the information more fully. Such as he has over the Bundy incident and he has blown it all out of proportion.

          1. For whatever reason I just find him to be juvenile. and it it’s not that he isn’t right about some things because he is but he is just juvenile to me and emotional.

            But if you like him then more power to ya! I trust you.

            1. There are times when I cringe and tune him out or turn it off. Someday he may hit a real hot button with me and it will be all over but the shoutin’.

        4. Talk radio has had it as a medium iyam. None of the so-called Big Five (Rush, Hannity, Beck, Savage, Levin) are worth listening to anymore. Two hosts that I liked (Neal Boortz, Jim Quinn) are no longer on the air. Boortz retired and Quinn got canceled. These days I only listen to Doc Thompson on the Morning Blaze and bits and pieces of Laura Ingraham and Phil Valentine when I’m in my vehicle.

          1. That is your opinion and you are entitled to it.

            I disagree.

            P.S. I was glad when Boortz retired.

      1. Did Hannity throw Bundy under the bus today? I asked because I posted a Washington Post article today and the topic was whether or not Hannity would continue to support Bundy resorting to the typical leftist spin about conservatives and racism.

        1. He threw Bundy under the bus, then backed over him and when he was done, got out the cement roller. I could only take so much of his crapola and turned it off.

          1. Thanks so much for answering my question. When I was still working, I listen to him often when traveling to and from clients. But he always seemed to be a lightweight compared to Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. That’s why we never hired him for any political event our company sponsored.

            IMO, Hannity isn’t that bright and relies often on gimmickry. He will use the same talking points for months and use them on different topics with different guests. Rush and Mark on the other hand, are very intelligent with a canny ability to cut threw the minutia and get to facts.

            Thus, I am not surprised he threw Bundy under the bus. Lightweights always cut and run to protect themselves and that’s what he did based on the information you supplied. Thanks again

            1. You’re not kidding. His favorite phrase to repeat now is “the cows eating government grass and pooping on government land” When I heard him say it 6 times (after I started counting), I changed channels. I can’t fault his patriotism, but he is the epitome of the low-information conservative.

              1. Concise and well stated – in one paragraph you nailed what I stated in several. And the line on cows eating and pooping was funny yet defined the quintessential Hannity.

            2. You’re welcome.
              I would like to hold out hope for him since he and Levin say they’re close friends, but apparently Levin doesn’t rub off on him. Too bad.
              I agree with your assessment, when he endorsed Swartzeneger over McClintock for the governor’s race in California, I wrote him off. I haven’t regretted it.

              1. I wasn’t aware of any problems between the two of them, but I’ve been out of the media for sometime now. I can tell you from experience, Rush is very shy in the public. At least that was the case in the eighties when he spent his nights in a small apartment responding to emails from his fans.

                In those days, we had to send a limousine to pick him up. But within a few years, he had his own and money does affect people’s behavior. I agree, too bad.

                1. I don’t think there are any problems between the two of them, at least not that I would be aware of.
                  Sounds like you work for a great company, hiring Rush speaks volumes!
                  Did you get to meet him?

                2. I’m sorry. I misunderstood regarding Rush and Mark – and I’m sorry about the length of this post to answer one question.

                  I use to have loads of pictures with Rush, Buckley, Roger Ailes, George Will, Mayor Koch, Walter Cronkite etc. BTW, I wasn’t a big shot – just a lucky guy who took a chance working for a new company.

                  I met with Rush numerous times on many projects – one which helped his career. And we dined together as well. Bill Buckley was a silent backer of the company and it was through him, I contacted Rush the first time.

                  Sadly, I only a few left. When I started my own small media business, the first year I used my basement for an office. That was a wicked year for large snow storms and in April we still had 4 to 5 feet of snow on the ground.

                  I went to see some clients one day and it began to rain heavily. When I returned home, I heard screams from the basement. I immediately headed downstairs and I will never forget what I saw.

                  My wife and my assistant were standing in 3 feet of water. The basement windows were below the water level and it was like I was in a fish tank looking out. The water was everywhere and pouring through the windows and running down walls.

                  The insurance company covered most of the costs to repair the office and restocked the office supplies and equipment like copiers and computers. But most of the pictures over a 20 year period were destroyed. But at least I still remember.

                3. Wow, you’ve met some very impressive people!
                  I’m so sorry for the loss of the pictures, that’s just plain devastating!
                  You have an insight on the politics of the day that I didn’t realize. I’ll pay even closer attention to what you have to say, we’re lucky to have you here, posting!
                  Thanks so much for sharing!

    3. With ya on this! Also, agree he should keep his distance from InfoWars!
      However, I still love both Beck and Hannity.
      To each his own….I always say.

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