Cliven Bundy Monday–Tom Toles

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The less said about Cliven Bundy the better. But too late for that. The lessons drawn from a story like this will always be wrong ones. Except abject cynicism, and that’s a lesson we struggle not to learn.

This is the kind of story I pray I will be able to ignore, but as they say, some prayers go unanswered. It was clearly a manufactured story, or cause, or controversy or whatever, another scarlet efflorescence in the ongoing Fox News Fever Dream. Fever Dreams don’t end badly, they never end. They are an ongoing loop of strange unpleasant nonsense that make you feel trapped and despairing.

I won’t hold it against conservatives that their new hero turned out to be a remainder-bin-grade monster in his racial views. Was I surprised? Hardly. But I have to say the frequent reaction of “Of course we knew,” is a bit facile, and dangerous…

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