For the doubters out there, an armed militia can face down the greatest military superpower in the world, as today's JPFO Alert notes.
The issue here is that even if Bundyis wrong, enforcement of grazing fee requirements is not legitimately the work of heavily armed paramilitary forces. And the further issue is that for now, at least, when those paramilitary forces stared through their rifle scopes at armed private citizens staring through their rifle scopes, it was the government's eyes that blinked, with no injuries except to the feds' pride.
That injury itself is enough to prompt outrage in some circles. Sen. Reid is not alone in denouncing Bundy and his supporters as "terrorists." On the "progressive" discussion group site Democratic Underground, many participants are evidently angry that the showdown was not resolved with Bundy, his family, and his allies dying in a hail of gunfire.