Deadbeat rancher and racist old coot Cliven Bundy is back, helping fellow wingnut Kamau Bakari in his run for Congress, where he is expected to receive literally dozens of votes. You really have to watch the ad they made to believe it, it’s one of the most tone-deaf and uncomfortable political ads you’ll ever see.
In the video, Bundy and Bakari don matching cowboy hats and hold a little meeting in front of a horse, where they discuss the trouble with “political correctness” while some showdown-at-the-old-saloon music plays. “Cliven, you know that political correctness, that’s bad for America,” Bakari observes. “A man ought to be able to say whatever he wants to say.”“That’s exactly right,” Bundy responds. “I know that black folks have had a hard time with, uh, slavery, and, you know, the government was in on it — and the government’s in on it again … A man ought to be able to express himself without being called names.”
“I hear you, Cliven, and I believe you. A brave white man like you might be just what we need to put an end to this political-correctness stuff in America today,” says Bakari. It’s pretty much downhill from there until the end, when they “dare” Eric Holder to come talk to them about race.