This was The top story on The Ed Show on MSNBC earlier this evening. Harry Reid BUH-ROUGHT it hard it to the vile gun lovers supporting Cliven Bundy in Nevada. From Real Clear Politics:
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on Thursday called supporters of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy “domestic terrorists” because they defended him against a Bureau of Land Management cattle roundup with guns and put their children in harm’s way.http://www.realclearpolitics.com/...
“They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.”
Here is a nice synopsis of the Fox News reaction to Reid's description, from Fox News Insider:
In an exclusive first reaction to Sen. Harry Reid's comments calling Cliven Bundy's supporters "domestic terrorists," the Nevada rancher stood his ground in an interview with Eric Bolling on Hannity.http://foxnewsinsider.com/...
"Well, I guess he's right," Bundy said, "I don't know what else we'd be. We're definitely citizens riled up. I don't know whether you could call us terrorists. There are the most loving people here I've ever met in my life."
Bundy said that he and his supporters were just gathering together to protest the government pulling guns on them. "They're definitely upset," Bundy said.
Bundy said that he believes that Sen. Reid's words will only serve to rally more supporters to the ranch's cause. "It just seems to get bigger and bigger," Bundy said of his family's well of support.
OMG Fox News so desperately wants a violent conflagration of some kind, it's insane. Note the GOP strategery of accusing foes of what THEY are guilty of, i.e drawing weapons.
Earlier today, during a radio appearance, Reid stood by his comments. From CNN:
CNN) - In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff are “domestic terrorists,” while the state’s Republican senator, Dean Heller, replied that he considers them “patriots.”http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/...
The two men appeared Friday afternoon on KSNV’s “What’s Your Point?” question-and-answer show.
The first question went to Reid, about his comments that a few hundred people protesting and blocking federal action against rancher Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists.”
“What did you mean by that?” co-host Amy Tarkanian asked.
“Just what I said,” Reid responded.