Monday, May 05, 2014

Nevada congressman seeks removal of Bundy backers

A Nevada congressman is calling on elected officials in the state to rid a town in his district of militia members who have rallied around rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle with federal land managers. Rep. Steven Horsford, in an address to the Clark County Democratic Convention in Las Vegas on Saturday, said he's making the request after hearing more complaints from constituents about the presence of Bundy supporters near Bunkerville, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Horsford, who attended a public event in nearby Mesquite earlier Saturday, said he was approached by residents there wanting to know about his plans to get militia members out of the area...more

That certainly doesn't jive with this news report and video of a recent town meeting where the folks were the most critical of BLM and Sheriff Gillespie.  So what is Congressman Horsford's reasoning behind his request?

He said a fifth-grade girl told him that Bundy has a "sense of entitlement" and should pay grazing fees like other ranchers who use public land in the West. A man told him that Bundy is a "welfare rancher" living off taxpayer subsidies, Horsford said. "And that is why I am calling on (Gov.) Brian Sandoval, Sen. Dean Heller, the (Clark County) sheriff (Doug Gillespie) and any other elected official in Nevada to do their part to get rid of these armed separatists," Horsford said to loud cheers from about 200 delegates.

A fifth-grader talking about a "sense of entitlement"?  Come on Congressman, you sound like Jimmy Carter talking to his daughter Amy about arms control.  That was widely ridiculed during the Presidential debates, as your quote should be now; and "welfare rancher" is right out of the arsenal from far left environmental groups.  You better have a talk with your speech writer.

1 comment:

Stephen Huls said...

The more I have looked into this BLM / Feds out of control for the last 30+yrs. Those who still pay all the fee's, created fines, the feds and allies keep making it virtually impossible to farm, ranch, and about everything else. Goal to put them out of business and take control of the land/water/resources for their benifit, After studying on the Hage fight, I have learned alot, and found your blog tonight in that search, glad they are assisting the Bundy's. As for the 5th grader remark, tell the kid, that most everyone who has paid those fees at least 52 no longer ranching. BLm and allies made it impossible. like those in California, Klamath Falls are of S. Oregon, etc. like the EPA creating new rules knowing it will close down 201 Power plants, that will lead to further issues next winter for the East Coast, no common sense. BLM does the same with the western farmers, ranchers, dairy, logging, commerical fishing, and on and on. What you added in the post is what I was saying at work when I heard this Harry Reid buddy talking. no common sense, and a Oath Breaker or just not smart enough to be in office.