Hyperbole, you say? Hardly. This is a man who called supporters of the Bundys “domestic violent terrorist wannabes.” He also called them unpatriotic, and said that a task force is being put together to “deal” with the Bundys. Reid didn’t say what he meant by that, but you can figure it out for yourself.
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“[Cliven] Bundy does not recognize the United States,” Reid said. “He says that the United States is a foreign government. He doesn’t pay his taxes. He doesn’t pay his fees. And he doesn’t follow the law. He continues to thumb his nose at authority.”
Since Saturday’s withdrawal, a number of people expressed concerns federal agents would return to finish the job, perhaps in a violent and bloody confrontation. The Bundys warned supporters to be wary of unverified information, but Reid’s statement Thursday would appear to validate those concerns. Reid told the Review-Journal he spoke with Attorney General Eric Holder, FBI leaders and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, and understands a task force is being set up.
“It is an issue that we cannot let go, just walk away from,” he said. Thursday’s statement seems to echo comments he made earlier in the week when he said the dispute is “not over.”
Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, will be awarded the 2014 “Incitement to Civil War” Trophy by Alabama citizen journalist and Second Amendment activist Mike Vanderboegh at a ceremony at the Cliven Bundy Ranch on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Vanderboegh, who with fellow writer David Codrea first broke the Fast and Furious scandal story in a series on the Internet in December 2010 and January 2011, is in Nevada to show support for the Bundy family and their struggle with the federal government.
Said Vanderboegh, “When Dirty Harry Reid tells us that ‘This isn’t over’ and calls the Bundys and their supporters “‘domestic terrorists’ he is using — literally — the ‘bully pulpit’ to solicit the next American civil war. Reid is a corrupt bully and he understands that this struggle is not about tortoises or cows or even the vast spaces of the American west claimed by the federal government, it is about power, federal power to use naked state-sponsored terrorism to compel the American people to do what the perfumed princes of Harry Reid’s Mandarin class insist is for their own good, even if it kills them.”
“It was the misbehavior and jack-booted thuggery of the Bureau of Land Management run by Reid’s toady that motivated people to come to the Bundys’ defense. This is about two fundamentally different answers to this question: ‘Does the government serve the people as the Founders intended, or will the people be servants of the government?’ Harry Reid believes that the people should serve the government — or else. For inciting the federal government into planning for another Waco, Reid more than deserves this award.”
Here’s Reid doubling down on his violent rhetoric:
It doesn’t take a genius to realize this man wants blood. Apparently, so do Reid’s supporters, judging from their reaction.
Charlie Daniels had a short message for Reid:
Harry Reid you should be put in jail for impersonating an American
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 17, 2014
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