He’s Baaaack. Cliven Bundy Cuts Weirdest Political Ad Ever.

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.

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  • chilidog99

    It’s “Blazing Saddles” meets “Brokeback Mountain”.

  • John Pieret

    A man ought to be able to express himself without being called names

    Umm … But a man being “able to say whatever he wants to say,” doesn’t include calling you names? Running in such tight circles can cause a man to disappear up his own backside.

  • Chiroptera

    A black man telling a white man how brave and smart he is? Sad to say, this is going to play well among certain circles.

  • marcus

    Two winners in a row!

    MO is going to have to get off some of his internets.

    We can’t mint the damn things fast enough!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    A man ought to be able to express himself without being called names.”

    Like “fuckwad”?

  • sugarfrosted

    Still say we should have shot his cattle.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Running in such tight circles can cause a man to disappear up his own backside.

    Do you have cause and effect bass-ackwards? Altough either way both seem to have happened already.

  • Chiroptera

    “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.”

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I haven’t noticed very many conservatives who’re having problems saying whatever they want to say.

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    OK. So, what, fluoride in the water? LSD? Chemtrails over the ranch too many times?

    We need to find out what causes this…

  • blf

    We need to find out what causes this…

    Either Intergalatic grade stooooopidity. or camping in your cow’s arses.

  • scienceavenger

    A man ought to be able to say whatever he wants to say.

    You mean like “Cliven Bundy is an ignorant dumbass whiner”?

    That felt good. Thanks Cliven!

  • dugglebogey

    I’ve always said this about people who are right wing and outspoken about “political correctness.” They’re really just upset that they can’t say the word “nigger.”

  • busterggi

    So a man who doesn’t believe in a government is promoting a candidate for an office he doeesn’t believe should exist. Nope, no cognitive dissonance here, folks.

    BTW, anyone know if Cliven let the other guy use his bathroom? What with them being so close & all.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I haven’t noticed very many conservatives who’re having problems saying whatever they want to say.

    How do you know? Perhaps they would really prefer to be discussing Kant, but all that comes out is drivel.

    Thanks, Obama!

  • freehand

    So Cliven doesn’t think folks should call him names, no matter what he says? I hate political correctness. I’d like to point out that he’s a yellow-bellied, lying, hypocritical, mooching, thievin’, welfare queen, almost certainly violent by proxy, a bully, misogynistic, and present company aside a racist to boot. But I can’t; not allowed.

  • anubisprime

    So …Bundy is pimping for Bakari in this election.

    But it seems Bakari is all fuzzy, wet and hot for Bundy

    “A brave white man like you might be just what we need to put an end to this political-correctness stuff in America today,”

    But it seems that Bakari is under the impression that Bundy is running for office!

    Confused?…you will be!

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I have just labelled a 2×4 “AMAZEMENT” and I’m smacking myself in the face with it over and over.

  • notruescott

    Political correctness. What used to be called good manners when I was a kid.

  • dingojack

    Needs a backing sound track

    Dingo

  • eric

    A man ought to be able to express himself without being called names.”

    So you’re for political correctness, then?

  • teawithbertrand

    I love his admission that black people had a “hard time” with slavery. No, asshole. I had a hard time at the DMV last week. “Black folks”, as you so charitably refer to them, were bought and sold as property, beaten and abused in unspeakably horrific ways and denied the most basic of human rights and dignities for 400 fucking years. And yes, the governments was “in on it” in that it was entirely made up of privileged white male fuckwads like yourself who relied on institutionalized slavery to line their own pockets.

  • teawithbertrand

    @12

    Exactly. “Political correctness” is just a dog whistle for having one’s racist, bigoted, vitriolic hate speech criticized.

  • http://atheist-faq.com Jasper of Maine

    What is it they expect, exactly? It’s not about saying stuff… if you say something that reveals that you’re a butthead, I’m going to think you’re a butthead. It’s not even about “offense”, really.

    If you say “I think niggers are dumb”, I’m going to conclude that you’re a racist asshat. That’s not “political correctness”, that’s the fact you’re revealed an identifiable characteristic about your personality.

    What they seem to want is to be able to say whatever they want, and no one parse what they say and come to conclusions. They want to yell into the void and it not fall onto any ears attached to any brains.

    That’s not going to happen. If I say that I think Christians are idiots, of course this person is going to take issue with me. But, all of a sudden, “political correctness” doesn’t apply anymore, apparently.

  • Dark Jaguar

    I like the subtle switch midway, from “a man ought to be able to say what he wants” to that plus “without being called names”. Nice little switch from “Johnny law shouldn’t get involved” to “I really don’t like being called names, even though I totally call people names myself”.

    Just own it. If you want to be able to say whatever you want, accept that others are going to say whatever they want. If you don’t like being called names, try not calling people names yourself.