Skip to comments.Glenn Beck on birther issue : 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard'
Posted on 01/04/2010 7:24:46 PM PST by RobinMasters
On the air today, popular radio host Glenn Beck mocked "birthers" and claimed there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility onto the airwaves a strategy Beck said would actually benefit Obama.
"There's always games being played behind the scenes at a talk radio show," Beck said. "Rush has always called them seminar callers. But instead of being coy with the seminar callers or with you, I'm just going to expose the game that is going on. Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get birthers on the air."
"I have to tell you, are you working for the Barack Obama administration?" Beck scoffed. "I mean, that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard."
The ongoing dialogue then spun off into ridicule as Beck caricatured those who question the sitting president's eligibility with straw-man arguments reminiscent of jibes made by Obama's apologists in other news outlets.
Beck defined birthers as people who believe Obama was born in Kenya or other foreign country, was raised as a Manchurian candidate and somehow brainwashed Hillary Clinton into not exposing his fraud. According to Beck's running joke, birthers believe someone maybe Obama's KGB "control" preemptively placed Obama's birth announcement in 1961 Hawaiian newspapers with a "roadmap" of getting an African man into office.
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Not a good day for Beck.
Pass the pop corn please
I like Beck; however, he shouldn’t mock something that is important to people. No matter why Obama has chosen to play this game of his; Beck and the others should be honest with the American people as to why they are not speaking about this issue. That to me makes him and others who are denying whatever just as guilty as Obama.
As the saying goes “ALL GOOD THINGS must come to an end” ....deep down we all knew that Beck would eventually crack ....so be it...
I’m with Beck. This is going nowhere.
Well that does it for me. Ann Coulter, Ingraham, Boring Boortz, and a few others have also been sell outs. Rush, Savage and Hannity have not sold out. Sad - I liked Glen.
Beck has discussed this before and he said he found no there there. Finding no evidence what so ever, he had done the smart thing and let it go.
says the guy who’s discernment totally missed the whole Joseph Smith thingie
So if a cop pulls you over and asks to see your driver’s license, you can just say, “I have one.” And when he says, “Where is it?” just repeat, “I have one.” And if he keeps on asking for it, tell him he’s nuts. After all, you already told him that you have one.
Joseph Smith was born in Kenya too?
I agree. Continuing on with this with absolutely NO evidence makes the birthers look like truthers.
” Finding no evidence what so ever, he had done the smart thing and let it go.”
Only an idiot with a political agenda could possibly say there is no evidence since there hasn’t been one shred of evidence to suggest Obama is a US citizen much less a natural born citizen. Every single piece of paper about that man has been locked tight.
Hey, Glenn, why aren’t you asking about the other documents Mr. Dunham has never produced?
It's not up to us to provide evidence that he's not eligible. It's up to him (or should be) to provide evidence that he is.
Dont’ be retarded. smith was born in hawaii. There’s newspapers that prove it.
Everyone needs to think for themselves. No talk show host is the ultimate authority on anythiing, contrary to what they may claim. They may be right or wrong on certain issues, but they need proof of that to substantiate the claim. Beck, in this instance, has no proof that Obama is indeed a citizen. He accepts what he is told, believes Obama and his people, or takes the stance of the people with whom he is employed or has befriended. Perhaps Beck, like O’Reilly, has “seen” the birth certificate? Again, think for yourself and believe what you see with your own two eyes. If submission of proof is refused, draw your own conclusion, not Becks, O’Reillys, or anyone else’s.
OK, what eveidence is there that he was not born in the US. Not rumors, not opinion, hard facts.
I think Beck was simply saying that it is a planned distraction and that we should focus on the destructive stuff Obama is doing. Quite frankly, I do get excited when I get an email about the birther deal. Would be great if it’s true, but it’s just another Alinksy tactic - otherwise he would provide the proof.
IMHO, I think Beck has done more to save this country than anyone else.
Now that he is in office it is up to "us" prove he should not be there.
Damn he was recognized as Kenyan during his Senate run
ah forget it
If I were zero and thank heavens I’m not and I had the original birth certificate in hand, I’d never show it until court ordered to do so.
I’d wait until the start of the 2012 campaign and then show it and say, “look at this you right wingers”.
There’s absolutely no incentive for him to show it, it’s not like he’s spending his own money to defend himself against these accusations.
He may or may not be a natural born citizen but I won’t hold my breath waiting for him to prove it.
And we laugh at the residents of the DUmp. No wonder so many think the hard right "just ain't right."
You'd think Keyes might have mentioned that in the eligibility suits he's been party to.
“Im with Beck. This is going nowhere.”
I’m with you...I cannot see this leading anywhere useful. The courts will simply say that Obama was elected, game over, rather than cause our cities (what’s left of them, that is) to burn down. (but I do hope that I’m wrong)
Same with whether Health Care reform is constitutional. If the courts haven’t stopped Congressional Overreach yet, they NEVER will. We need to fight this in Congress, and then the 2011 Congress...there is no way the courts are going to stop this.
Okay goofball, lets make it real simple:
According to 1961 US law:
His (zero’s) father was not a US citizen.
Zero’s mom was not of age to pass citizenship to her spawn.
It matter’s not where he was hatched, it’s the relevant law at the time of birth that applies!!!
Lets just see the long form, or the college transcripts, or the passports, etc, etc, etc.
Hannity not a sell out.
Isn’t he still doing Obama run GM endorsements?
He is a joke.
Glenn made a big deal out of the newspaper announcements—as though they proved Obama was born in Hawaii. And he also mocked birthers for supposedly believing that the announcements were placed in the papers in 1961 as part of a “conspiracy” to get Barack into the White House.
It was shameful and stupid.
Also, he kept referring to the announcements as “stories” in the newspaper—as though Sally Society Reporter showed up at the Dunhams’ house and took pictures and wrote a “story” about the new baby.
This was the worst moment on Glenn Beck since he slandered Fr. Charles Coughlin for “having no problem” with Nazi gassing of Jews.
Believe it or not, somepeople saythesamething about your program Glenn but we don’t mock you about it, do we?
Believe it or not, somepeople say the same thing about your program Glenn but we don’t mock you about it, do we?
Birth Certificate / Glenn Beck ping
Good fix, Drew!
Don’t miss this week - Beck is going over the entire last year - it shows what he’s done for us!
For once, I agree with Glenn Beck. The whole Birther obsession of many here is a fool’s errand and distraction.
“Not rumors, not opinion, hard facts.”
You first, what evidence is there that he was? He has to provide proof of natural born citizenship. Sans that proof, he is not eligible to be President.
My proof is that we have no proof at all that he is a US citizen. None whatsoever. He has not provided anything at all that says he was born here. In fact, he has gone to great lengths to refuse to provide any proof. He has spent about a million bucks trying to keep from having to show any proof. All his school records are even locked away.
Not one person in Congress or the USSC that was supposed to verify this guy is a US citizen has done so. Not one shred of paper has been reviewed. Not one and Congress and the USSC has refused to say what criteria they used to verify his eligibility.
So, if you can provide a single piece of evidence, we’d all
like to see it.
What we do have are some of his family members saying he was born in Kenya. We have Kenya, itself, saying he was born there, erecting statues, etc.
No talk show host is the ultimate authority on anythiing,
What I think Glenn was eluding to is that unwinnable arguments are what the Libtards want us to argue (even after the courts have shown an unconstitutional reluctance to even hear the cases) so that we don’t focus on the socialism being implemented. The simple fact is that Obama will remain president until voted out and no court is going to demand the proof of Obama’s birth; horrible precedent, but it’s fact. So, instead of looking like a bunch of nuts fighting a battle that the mainstream American thinks is a conspiracy theory at best, we need to refocus our attention on the fights we must win - the nationalization of our economy. I, too, think Obama - or ANY president - should have to prove his birth in the USA, but it’s time to regroup for whatever Beck has planned on August 28’th in Washington, DC.
BUT this is what happens whenever a group tries to force a media outlet to discuss a subject it, for whatever reason, has decided to forego discussing.
I mean, in terms of why Beck isn’t discussing the birther issue, what are the choices here?
1. He knows it’s true, but is scared to bring it up.
2. He knows it might be true, but is scared to bring it up.
3. He doesn’t understand it the way those who follow the issue closely do, therefore he is not bringing it up because he is mistaken as to what it’s all about.
4. He’s looked into the issue some and just doesn’t agree there’s any “there” there.
Could he be wrong? Maybe. But trying to force him to talk about something he likely has evaluated and -— rightly or wrongly -— dismissed for now as a viable issue is just plain dumb. It just about guarandamntees that the host will push back with mockery.
And why would those interested in this issue even WANT someone who has not independently agreed there is some “there” there to address the issue on his show? Again, that’s just dumb. Why try to force someone into a role as a spokesman when he’s ignorant about whatever it is you want him to speak about?
Not directed at you, Electric.
“Im with Beck. This is going nowhere.”
Me too. It’s going to end up putting a lot of people (like Sarah was recently) in uncomfortable positions. Watch the state run media ask every Republican candidate if they are a birther. I’m not saying it might not be true. The problem is the time for it to have been an issue was during the primary. Most people don’t care and those on the left are using it to make us look like wackos (ala the 9/11 Truthers).
Does Beck not give a crap about all the missing documents - passport to Pakistan, Columbia records, use of Sotero as last name, etc., etc. I don’t understand how he could just give all this a pass? He’s lost me for now!
I agree with Beck. If there was anything to this Hillary would have brought it out. Not a peep. This is a black hole of attention. I guess there is something embarassing there, but nothing that would exclude himlegally,