Washington, May 5, 2014- On the evening of Saturday, May 3, at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama finally broke his silence about the Bundy Ranch situation and Cliven Bundy. Obama took the opportunity to make light of one of the most serious domestic events in recent U.S. history in front of his fellow elites. After cracking a few jokes, he turned the attention to Rand Paul and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy.
Obama with a smirk said, “I haven’t seen somebody pull a ’180′ that fast since Rand Paul dis-invited that Nevada rancher from this dinner. As a general rule, things don’t end well if the sentence starts, ‘let me tell you something I know about the Negro.’ You don’t really need to hear the rest of it. Just a tip for you — don’t start your sentence that way.”
Rather than stand up as President of the United States and deal with the seriousness of the situation that manifested in Bunkersville, when he chose to finally approach the situation, he played the race card to get a few laughs. While his fellow elites in Washington thought it was rather humorous, the men and women on the ground at the Bundy Ranch who were assaulted by BLM agents, and the Bundy family, that had armed agents with sniper teams surround their property, most likely didn’t find his jokes nearly as humorous.
He then went on to say, “Speaking of Rand Paul — Colorado legalized marijuana this year, an interesting social experiment. I do hope it doesn’t lead to a bunch of paranoid people who think that the federal government is out to get them and listening to their phone calls — that would be a problem.”
The implication being that Rand Paul is paranoid for taking a stand against the growing surveillance state.
By making light of the domestic spying programs that have been revealed to the American public by Edward Snowden, in an attempt to marginalize Rand Paul, Obama has shown a total disregard and contempt for the American public, their privacy, and their legitimate concerns about the potential implications from these domestic spying programs.
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