Why defend a thief?

April 23, 2014 

What kind of American would defend a Republican millionaire who is stealing our tax money and con-sider the thief a patriot? Answer: Fox News commentators Sean Hannity and Mike Huckabee and letter writers Betty L. McCoy and Lew Hiatt.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has allowed his cattle to graze on federal land and refused to pay modest grazing fees since 1993. He has used public resources to make a profit. Everyone else pays their grazing fees.

Conservative militia groups have shown up at Bundy's ranch to defend this law-breaking thief. Hannity has used his soapbox at Fox to incite an armed conflict in the standoff between the militia members and the Bureau of Land Management. I believe he sees the loss of life as an opportunity to make Bundy a conservative hero and the government the villian.

Hiatt's letter stated that Harry Reid's son Rory was behind this conflict because he is representing a Chinese-backed solar firm, which wants to install a solar farm on the property where Bundy's cattle are grazing. This is total conservative, bogus BS. The solar firm gave up its venture in June 2013, and the solar farm property was nowhere near where Bundy's cattle were grazing.

Nice job. Hiatt just put another stain on the already tarnished integrity and credibility of conservatives when it comes to facts. Check it out at Snopes.com.

Gene Robke


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