Almost overnight, Cliven Bundy became a hero of the anti-government right wing after his armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management, to which he owes over $1 million in grazing fees. Fox News’ Sean Hannity has lavished praise on the Nevada rancher, who has also elicited support from several Tea Party lawmakers.
Unfortunately for conservative politicians trying to elevate him as a
patriot battling government overreach, Bundy is using his new national
platform to argue that black people were better off as slaves.