Sean Hannity was forced to respond to the bigoted and racist statements made by his militia hero, Cliven Bundy, Thursday night. He really had no choice but to denounce Bundy's off the wall racism, but there's no way he could bail out of his dogged support for the anti-government zealots. He's in too deep, so he immediately attacked the federal government (BLM) for their legal and completely justified responses to Bundy's outrageous behavior. As Colbert says, these two go together like Ku and Klux.
Here's his statement:
HANNITY: Allow me to make myself abundantly clear. I believe those comments are downright racist, they are repugnant, they are bigoted and it's beyond disturbing. I find those comments to be deplorable and I think it's extremely unfortunate that Cliven Bundy holds those views. Now while I supported the Bundy Ranch as they took a stand against the Bureau of Land Management, I was absolutely dismayed and frankly disappointed after reading the article and then hearing the commentary, however, I also want to say this.
The ranch standoff that took place out in Nevada was not about a man named Cliven Bundy. At the heart of this issue was my belief that our government is simply out of control. To me this was about a federal agency's dangerous response to a situation that could have resulted in a catastrophe and that means people dying and being shot, kind of comparable to what we saw in Waco, Texas. It was about hundreds of armed federal agents and snipers and sharp shooters surrounding a family and not because that family posed a threat to anyone else, but because their cattle happened to be grazing on the wrong patch of grass and they were eating government grass. In other words, when I believe government officials, when they over step their line, I think it's my job to call them on it and make no mistake about it, I'll continue to do just that.
See, it's not about the man Cliven Bundy, or his beliefs. Not at all, it's about one man's faith in his own beliefs (Sean Hannity) to defend another persecuted man's faith and beliefs (Cliven Bundy) by the federal government. The man may believe that "Negroes" might have had more freedom under slavery, but he also believes the feds shouldn't have nothin' to do with his land either. They cancel each other out and the anti-fed claims outweighs the value he's put onto the racism nonsense, so there you go.
Doesn't that all make sense?