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Tea Partiers Reject Beck's Claim That Support of Gingrich Is Racial
Fox News ^ | 12/14/11 | Judson Berger

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; andrewnapolitano; geraldorivera; gingrich; glennbeck; judgenapolitano; libertarians; newtgingrich; racial; randnesty; randsconcerntrolls; randsconverntrolls; teapartybeck
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Is this some kind of ratings stunt? Why would anyone listen to that crap?
1 posted on 12/15/2011 5:13:59 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Serious question: Is Romney paying Beck to say this stuff? Is there any other explanation?


2 posted on 12/15/2011 5:16:31 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker

Beck has gone around the bend on this one. Maybe he is trying to chum up with his excellency.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 5:17:49 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Is there any other explanation?

My own personal opinion is that Beck buys into the whole "The Mormon elders will rise up and save America when the Constitution is hanging by a thread" garbage.
4 posted on 12/15/2011 5:19:26 AM PST by DTxAg
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To: Libloather
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 don't know who this Judson Berger character is but he should go back to dumpster diving for his meals.

5 posted on 12/15/2011 5:21:49 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Libloather

It’s not racial, it’s anti romney.

Let’s see:

Romney = Masscare and father of obamacare.

Newt = Contract with America.

Who to choose, who to choose......


6 posted on 12/15/2011 5:21:56 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: NativeNewYorker

Beck has been on an “anti-Newt” rant for some time now. I can barely listen to his drivel anymore. What happened to him?


7 posted on 12/15/2011 5:22:49 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: NativeNewYorker

Beck has been on an “anti-Newt” rant for some time now. I can barely listen to his drivel anymore. What happened to him?


8 posted on 12/15/2011 5:23:07 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Mouton

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.


9 posted on 12/15/2011 5:23:16 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Libloather

Mr. Beck, why don’t you ask yourself if it’s about religion?


10 posted on 12/15/2011 5:25:29 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Condor51
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 didnt hear it. Can you clarify? Its hard to believe he would make such an assertion.

11 posted on 12/15/2011 5:27:30 AM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: Libloather

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.


12 posted on 12/15/2011 5:27:50 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather

No..character assasination of Herman Cain was RACIAL


13 posted on 12/15/2011 5:27:50 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: sodpoodle
Factually, Newt was the Keynote Speaker at the first large Tea Party Event. I believe it was one on the East Coast.

There are so many fragments of the original and spontaneous Tea Party that even that is tainted with some differing stated aims, but Newt was the Keynote for the beginnings.

I used to love the intelligence of Glenn Beck ... now he is "cultish". and is beyond the pale on too many things for me.
14 posted on 12/15/2011 5:30:19 AM PST by AKA Elena (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Libloather

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.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 5:31:52 AM PST by papertyger (What has islam ever accomplished that treacherous, opportunistic, brutality couldn't do on its own?)
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To: Libloather

This is incredible. Glenn Beck has given ammunition to those on the left who charge that the Tea Party is motivated by racism.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 5:31:58 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Condor51

“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.


17 posted on 12/15/2011 5:32:58 AM PST by BookaT
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To: Libloather
The race card introduced. . .by Glenn Beck. Congrats Glenn! Not even Ann Coulter has gone there (yet, at least). Just the story w 'race card' attached is enough. And for certain, you know it.

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. . .)

18 posted on 12/15/2011 5:34:05 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ and Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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To: Libloather

:: 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?


19 posted on 12/15/2011 5:36:12 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Libloather

When was the tea party vote, I missed it????


20 posted on 12/15/2011 5:39:33 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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