Skip to comments.Tea Partiers Reject Beck's Claim That Support of Gingrich Is Racial
Posted on 12/15/2011 5:13:51 AM PST by Libloather
Tea Partiers Reject Beck's Claim That Support of Gingrich Is Racial
By Judson Berger
Published December 14, 2011 | FoxNews.com
Glenn Beck is catching heat from the Tea Party movement that he helped champion -- and helped champion him -- after suggesting Tea Partiers who support Newt Gingrich over President Obama would do so only because Gingrich is white.
The former Fox News host made the comments in an interview over the weekend on Fox Business Network. Beck, after calling Gingrich a "progressive" and the "only candidate" in the Republican presidential race he could not vote for, issued what he described as a "challenge" to the Tea Party base -- which in large part has flocked to the former speaker's candidacy.
"This man is a progressive," Beck said. "So if you've got a big government progressive ... in Obama -- one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama -- ask yourself this, Tea Party. Is it about Obama's race?"
Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of the FBN show, questioned Beck on the argument.
"It must be about race," Beck responded. "I mean, what else is it? ... It's the policies that matter."
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Serious question: Is Romney paying Beck to say this stuff? Is there any other explanation?
Beck has gone around the bend on this one. Maybe he is trying to chum up with his excellency.
I watch GBTV and heard Glenn go over this, and this 'racist' comment is taken 180o out of context in this tripe passing as 'news'.
I don't know who this Judson Berger character is but he should go back to dumpster diving for his meals.
It’s not racial, it’s anti romney.
Romney = Masscare and father of obamacare.
Newt = Contract with America.
Who to choose, who to choose......
Beck has been on an “anti-Newt” rant for some time now. I can barely listen to his drivel anymore. What happened to him?
Beck has been on an “anti-Newt” rant for some time now. I can barely listen to his drivel anymore. What happened to him?
Beck clearly forgot the wide support for Herman Cain - before the media did their dirty job.
Does anyone remember if Beck had kind words for Herman? I know Newt and the TEA participants showed great respect and admiration for the Cain candidacy.
This is an blatant effort by GB to be controversial to drum up ratings. Same with Savage.
Mr. Beck, why don’t you ask yourself if it’s about religion?
I didnt hear it. Can you clarify? Its hard to believe he would make such an assertion.
One of the stupidest things I’ve seen uttered.
Beck has opted for irrelevancy.
No recovery from demonstrating that you’re capable of being this insipid.
No..character assasination of Herman Cain was RACIAL
I had no idea the current crop of FReepers were so gullible.
You people are an embarrassment.
Glenn Beck is as guilty as Hank Williams Jr.
This is incredible. Glenn Beck has given ammunition to those on the left who charge that the Tea Party is motivated by racism.
“WHOA! This is BS.
I watch GBTV and heard Glenn go over this, and this ‘racist’ comment is taken 180o out of context in this tripe passing as ‘news’. “
I had to think that too, as Beck and Pat on his radio show always say things like this sarcastically. You can tell it is sarcastic by the way that say it.
Having said that, I am pretty damn tired of Glenn’s “anybody but Newt/if you vote for Newt, Obama will be reelected” rants.
I am not thrilled with what we have been offered in candidates but anyone, ANYONE, will be better than Obama!
Without putting too much thought in it(more thought to follow after the election), I actually think we need to get someone to beat Obama, and then IMMEDIATELY start building a 3rd party of some sort. Base it on the TEAParty concept.
Last thing I am tired of this morning is everyone saying a 3rd party can’t work. This cycle is too late, but anything can happen in 4 years and we CANNOT survive another 4 years with Obama and resemble anything like the USA I grew up in.
Of course, if you did your homework; you would know; the differences between Obama as President and Newt are as 'black, from white'.
Oh, Glenn; did I say that? Speaking here; in a 'totally' non PC way - per 'freedom fashion' - but all 'Reason Capable' recognize that there is NO comparison between the freaking Alynsky/Maoist, i.e. our insufferable; psycho-narcissisist and dangerous excuse-for-President; and Newt; who believes that our Founding Fathers stand as 'guiding lights' in our landscape of American history.
(Thought, you did like history Glenn; apparently, not as much as many of us imagined. . .)
:: Tea Partiers who support Newt Gingrich over President Obama would do so only because Gingrich is white. ::
Seems that Glen Beck is on his water skis and headed for that ski-ramp. Is the shark’s name Mittens?
When was the tea party vote, I missed it????
In a nutshell, Beck has demonstrated Gingrich’s progressivism beyond dispute.
He therefore quite properly asks tea partiers how they can support Newt and disdain Obama.
“Mr. Beck, why dont you ask yourself if its about religion?”
Surely, beck wouldn’t play the “religion card”. /s
It would appear that Newt is the only politician on the planet who is not allowed to have made friends, made enemies, been unfaithful, raised two wonderful daughters, changed churches, spoken up, stayed silent, listened, looked, studied, criticized, praised, asked questions, given answers, caused confusion, solved problems, started debates, ended stalemate, shut down the government, reduced taxes, reduced spending, won election, resigned from office, written books, read books, recommended books, learned stuff, taught stuff, raised funds, spent his own money, admired others, disapproved of others, been funny, been serious, been argumentative, been conciliatory and God forbid - been human.
Moonbat, whackjob, loonytoon needs to go back on his meds.
In this event, some people are simply repeating what they have heard second- or third-hand like a giant game of "Telephone", so that by the time they repeat it, they have no idea what was originally said or intended.
I heard what Glenn Beck said with my own ears the moment he said it, and also in context.
He absolutely did not intend to imply racial animus to the Tea Party. Instead, he was making a point about both Obama and Gingrich being Progressives, and daring people to identify any difference between them other than race.
It was an inelegantly-made argument and also, in my opinion, a mistaken one. But it was absolutely not meant as an indictment of the Tea Party on racial grounds.
Beck is wrong in my opinion, because "Progressivism" is not something to which Obama and Gingrich are equally attached. Further, his failure to differentiate between people who sometimes espouse Progressive ideas (Gingrich), those who do it frequently (Romney), and those who wish to impose it imperiously as doctrine (Obama) is sometimes causing him to ignore the reality of electoral politics and also to make poorly-considered statements like the one he made about the Tea Party.
Yes it’s a publicity stunt by this desperate man who is no longer relevant.
He made a bad career move by leaving Fox and moving from NYC .
His radio show ratings must be dying.
His comments about supporting the 9-11 truther / blame America for 9-11/
Israel hating / Ear mark king of Congress Ron “code pink “ Paul
Show that Beck is done.
Beck has gone to the dark side.
Yet he's repeatedly credited FDR,Wilson, and Teddy Roosevelt as the greatest Presidents of the Twentieth Century.
So which group is he lying about?
One can not "like" both groups and be philosophically consistent.
I quit listening to GB a while back for this reason. He puts himself as the only TRUE conservative out there. I am surprised he hasn’t been on with Alex Jones yet. He sees things no one else sees (and will sell you survival seeds too). His head has become inflated since he now has his “restoring” this or that rallies, addressed Israeli politicians. He is a joke at this point. Newt may not be Reagan and short of reanimation we won’t get another Reagan he is light years better than Obama. Glenn, shut up.
Beck reminds me of the reporter for American Spectator that wrote the negative stories on clintoon in the 90s and subsequently became an ardent liberal.
D’oh! It’s a fellow-Mormon thing. This’ll really help them beat that “cult” accusation.
***Oddly enough, some of the same things Beck has done over his lifetime.***
But Beck has never faced an electorate - never been in the arena. A radio/TV gig is not equivalent to passing or preventing legislation.
Beck is an entertainer/agitator referenced in the Constitution as ‘free speech. It’s the Newt’s of the world who strive to protect it.
DITTO! I watch GBTV and it was clearly a joke or a bit of sarcasm. A jab really at the liberal media who call the TEA Party racist because now its white against black instead of Cain vs Obama like it was just a few weeks ago.
As for Becks hatred for all things progressive even if it is from the Right, I don't see a problem with that. We are still in the primary and he wants the most conservative candidate to rise to the top. We all do. Becks frustration with the TEA Party is they seem be suffering a case amnesia not remembering the reasons they did not like Newt a few months ago when he was in the single digits.
I feel safe now.
Keep in mind that Sarah Palin has been touring with Beck as well. I would like to hear her comments on this. Who is her guy? Mitten’s?
You have a talk show?
And your point is?
You said “an obscure network no one watches”.
That reference says that you may be mistaken.
What's it to you? I can't get that vision of two political slags sitting on a couch spouting lies out of my head. It's my right to find support for a political whore like Gingrich something I can't do. Anybody who wants to support Franklin Raines lawn jockey has a right to do so.
“Those comments can only be described as nutty,” Phillips wrote on the Tea Party Nation site. “Some Tea Party members, such as myself, like Newt Gingrich. ... Calling us racists because we prefer Gingrich, who despite his flaws, loves America and wants the best for America, is absolutely nuts.
The above certainly explains my feeling on the subject.
“This is an blatant effort by GB to be controversial to drum up ratings. Same with Savage”.
I’m not sure I can speak for Beck, but he surely lost me on this one, and racial, not a chance.
Anyone attempting to make the case that Newt Gingrich has anything in common with Barack Insane Obama is just nuts. Throwing around the progressive label to do it is just more nutz. Given a choice, and choosing Barack Insane Obama over Mr Gingrich, could be worthy of the label “VILLAGE IDIOT”. JMHO.
I think this is being blown way out of proportion. Beck loves to speak in hyperbole. His comments about this are not serious; his point is that Gingrich is a progressive and that TP people who support Gingrich are just not examining Gingrich’s views properly.
Beck, Foxnews, pubbie establishment are all beating down Newt and pushing Mittens...BIG TIME! For my money, I'd rather have Perry, but Newt will do. Anybody but Romney!(Bowbama lite...)
Personally, I don’t care if voters choose him because he is white.
Until someone starts calling black folks on their mindless, race-based voting habits, I don’t care.
It certainly seems that way to me. I'm not sure how you can spin the following to mean anything other than that:
Ask yourself this Tea Party, is it about Obama's race? Because that what it appears to be to me. If you're against him, but you're for this guy, it must be about race"
>>230k likely not all watching at once<<
You’re just assuming that. This is a 24 hour on demand network.
Seriously, I think that Glenn is getting a bit off, but to disregard the power he has is a mistake. We just got his radio show back in Detroit. I’m sure that if he goes way off, people will begin turning away, but it’s not now.
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