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Glenn Beck on birther issue : 'Dumbest thing I've ever heard'
WorldNetDaily ^ | JANUARY 3, 2010 | Drew Zahn

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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1 posted on 01/04/2010 7:24:47 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; traderrob6; OL Hickory; socialismisinsidious; trlambsr; Altera; ...

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2 posted on 01/04/2010 7:25:49 PM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Not a good day for Beck.


3 posted on 01/04/2010 7:26:50 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Well, we didn't get dressed up for nothin')
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To: RobinMasters

4 posted on 01/04/2010 7:26:52 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: RobinMasters

5 posted on 01/04/2010 7:27:10 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Pass the pop corn please


6 posted on 01/04/2010 7:29:29 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


7 posted on 01/04/2010 7:29:38 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RobinMasters

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...


8 posted on 01/04/2010 7:30:15 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m with Beck. This is going nowhere.


9 posted on 01/04/2010 7:31:11 PM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: SoCalPol
I think we are going to need a LOT more.


10 posted on 01/04/2010 7:32:08 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Electric Graffiti

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.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 7:32:26 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
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To: RobinMasters
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/2/1362599_02bcdea730.jpg

12 posted on 01/04/2010 7:32:41 PM PST by wolficatZ
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To: freekitty

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.


13 posted on 01/04/2010 7:33:21 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: mnehring

HAR!


14 posted on 01/04/2010 7:33:29 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: RobinMasters

says the guy who’s discernment totally missed the whole Joseph Smith thingie


15 posted on 01/04/2010 7:33:46 PM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


16 posted on 01/04/2010 7:34:23 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Revelation 911

Joseph Smith was born in Kenya too?


17 posted on 01/04/2010 7:34:37 PM PST by mnehring
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To: engrpat
I’m with Beck. This is going nowhere.

I agree. Continuing on with this with absolutely NO evidence makes the birthers look like truthers.

18 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:11 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Drill Thrawl
If the Prez is legal he should have no problem if a few states pass This Simple Law
19 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:16 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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To: Drill Thrawl

” 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.


20 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:35 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: RobinMasters

Hey, Glenn, why aren’t you asking about the other documents Mr. Dunham has never produced?


21 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:35 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Drill Thrawl
Finding no evidence what so ever, he had done the smart thing and let it go.

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.

22 posted on 01/04/2010 7:36:35 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: mnehring

Dont’ be retarded. smith was born in hawaii. There’s newspapers that prove it.


23 posted on 01/04/2010 7:37:49 PM PST by mamelukesabre (Veni, Vidi, Vicki: "I came, I saw, and I'm like, Omigod!")
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To: RobinMasters

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.


24 posted on 01/04/2010 7:38:02 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: CodeToad

OK, what eveidence is there that he was not born in the US. Not rumors, not opinion, hard facts.


25 posted on 01/04/2010 7:39:41 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: 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...

Right, Glen....

However, there is a concerted campaign to get those questioning Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility off the airwaves ...



As of January 20, 2009, my records are sealed!

26 posted on 01/04/2010 7:40:59 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: RobinMasters

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.


27 posted on 01/04/2010 7:41:26 PM PST by GretchenB
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
I agree that it should be required to provide proof that you are eligible to be President, but heck, we don't even check if a person is eligible to vote.

Now that he is in office it is up to "us" prove he should not be there.

28 posted on 01/04/2010 7:43:10 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: freekitty

Agree!


29 posted on 01/04/2010 7:43:37 PM PST by mcshot (Son of Liberty.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Damn he was recognized as Kenyan during his Senate run

ah forget it


30 posted on 01/04/2010 7:45:58 PM PST by mcshot (Son of Liberty.)
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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.


31 posted on 01/04/2010 7:48:19 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Electric Graffiti
Not a good day for Beck Birthers.

Fixed it.

32 posted on 01/04/2010 7:48:50 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drill Thrawl
I agree. Continuing on with this with absolutely NO evidence makes the birthers look like truthers.

And we laugh at the residents of the DUmp. No wonder so many think the hard right "just ain't right."

33 posted on 01/04/2010 7:49:02 PM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: mcshot
Damn he was recognized as Kenyan during his Senate run

You'd think Keyes might have mentioned that in the eligibility suits he's been party to.

34 posted on 01/04/2010 7:50:09 PM PST by Drew68
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To: engrpat

“I’m 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.


35 posted on 01/04/2010 7:51:38 PM PST by BobL (When Democrats start to love this country more than they hate Republicans, good things might happen.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

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!!!
Easy enough?
Lets just see the long form, or the college transcripts, or the passports, etc, etc, etc.


36 posted on 01/04/2010 7:52:13 PM PST by 9422WMR
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To: Frantzie

Hannity not a sell out.
Isn’t he still doing Obama run GM endorsements?

He is a joke.


37 posted on 01/04/2010 7:52:34 PM PST by Jazz1968
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To: RobinMasters

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.


38 posted on 01/04/2010 7:52:42 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: RobinMasters

Believe it or not, somepeople saythesamething about your program Glenn but we don’t mock you about it, do we?


39 posted on 01/04/2010 7:52:49 PM PST by RC one
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To: RobinMasters

Believe it or not, somepeople say the same thing about your program Glenn but we don’t mock you about it, do we?


40 posted on 01/04/2010 7:53:09 PM PST by RC one
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To: Evil Slayer; Eye of Unk

Birth Certificate / Glenn Beck ping


41 posted on 01/04/2010 7:53:46 PM PST by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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To: Drew68

Good fix, Drew!

Don’t miss this week - Beck is going over the entire last year - it shows what he’s done for us!


42 posted on 01/04/2010 7:54:20 PM PST by GretchenB
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To: RobinMasters

For once, I agree with Glenn Beck. The whole Birther obsession of many here is a fool’s errand and distraction.


43 posted on 01/04/2010 7:55:47 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Drill Thrawl

“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.


44 posted on 01/04/2010 7:56:08 PM PST by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: MamaDearest

No talk show host is the ultimate authority on anythiing,


Glenn Beck is. Just ask him.


45 posted on 01/04/2010 7:57:58 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: RobinMasters

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.


46 posted on 01/04/2010 8:00:18 PM PST by Engineer_Soldier (Stop amnesty before it starts! Seal the border and make Joe Arpaio our Attorney General!)
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To: Electric Graffiti

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.

Um, no.

2. He knows it might be true, but is scared to bring it up.

Um, no.

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.

Um, maybe.

4. He’s looked into the issue some and just doesn’t agree there’s any “there” there.

Probably.

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.


47 posted on 01/04/2010 8:00:45 PM PST by fightinJAG (Mr. President: Why did you appoint a bunch of Communists to your Administration?)
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To: engrpat

“I’m 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).


48 posted on 01/04/2010 8:01:18 PM PST by willk
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To: RobinMasters

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!


49 posted on 01/04/2010 8:02:13 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: RobinMasters

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,


50 posted on 01/04/2010 8:03:27 PM PST by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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