Harry Reid, Dems selling out the Southwest

harryreid1Tuesday of last week, astute observers of politics were treated to an object lesson in the elitism and unbridled audacity of those ostensibly governing us in the form of Attorney General Eric Holder’s heated exchange with Rep. Louis Gohmert during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. The next day, Holder, apparently still smarting from the exchange, whined to an audience at the opening day of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) Conference in New York City about the shabby treatment he and our poor excuse for a president have received from Republicans in Congress.

Holder’s intimation at the NAN conference was that this is due to Republicans’ racism, but later denied that this is what he’d been trying to say. Of course the damage had been done; the press, Democratic politicos and career civil-rights hustlers came out in force to blast Republicans for their racist tendencies.

This week, we are witnessing more of the same elitism and unbridled audacity, though in a different vein, from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In the aftermath of federal agents withdrawing from the Nevada property of rancher Cliven Bundy, Reid commented to students at the University of Nevada that “… it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

Rancher Bundy has been involved in a decades-long dispute with the federal government over his cattle’s grazing rights. His family has been grazing their cattle on public lands since the late 1800s, but Bundy claims that increasingly onerous regulations and fee structures imposed by the federal government have forced some 57 ranchers in the county out of business in recent years.

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