Roger Stone Finds His True Love: Cliven Bundy
This is Cliven. He sounds like he looks.
There aren't enough bad things I could say about the Bundy family to do them justice. (Full disclosure: I'm from four counties northeast of them, and Ryan lived not far from me for a while.) Ammon is a narcissistic would-be prophet, his brother Ryan is a credulous lunatic, and their father Cliven is an attention-seeking prat with the reasoning capacity of one of his stupider cows.
Operation Just Cows.
Seriously he held a press conference every day.
Nobody died at Bunkerville. Once a few militias showed up with a bunch of ranchers and they were all playing spaghetti Western and taking up sniper positions and shit in support of Cliven's dumb ass, the guy in charge of the government side of the dispute decided a tax issue wasn't worth a probably deadly shootout. This was, of course, derided roundly from all sides as weakness and fed into the Bundys' collective delusions that they were the supreme authority of their temporal lives.
Yeah, they all think these are the same thing.
The feds need some better prosecutors, maybe.
Roger Stone, you see, has just discovered a Cause, and it is Cliven Bundy's God-given right to not pay grazing fees. So of course he came out to a rally to demand that Donald Trump pardon all of the Bundy clan and also note that he will be posting a petition on InfoWars in support of that outcome. He also talked about how the Constitution is unrecognizable and
This is the oppressive and of a military jackbooted government that has lost all sense of law and morality
which plays pretty well to a crowd containing more than a few people who have staged an armed standoff or two against federal law enforcement.
No, this guy's totally natural buddies with the cow guy. That'll go well.
It was a mere question of time before two forces of this much dramatic flourishing -- Stone and the Bundys -- came together. We can only hope that between them, they are strong enough to threaten Trump's sense of dramatic supremacy. I can't think of a thing I would rather have Trump spending his time on than plotting ways to take Roger Stone and Cliven Bundy down a notch.
Someone tell "Fox and Friends" to tell Trump that the crowd chanted "Roger!"