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GOP Senate Candidate Ken Buck Calls Birthers "Dumbasses" (CO)
CBSNews.com ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jaywon Choe

Posted on 07/26/2010 1:11:24 PM PDT by Hawk720

Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck has once again talked himself into some trouble - this time by calling certain tea-party activists "dumbasses" for questioning the legitimacy of President Obama's birth certificate.

According to the Denver Post, Buck was caught on tape saying in June, "Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on camera." He added, laughing: "God, what am I supposed to do?"

Buck was speaking to a Democratic operative who had secretly recorded the conversation.

Buck, who enjoys strong support from the Tea Party movement, has since somewhat walked back the remarks, though he focused on language, not content.

"I'm not suggesting the language was appropriate," Buck told the Post today. "But after 16 months of being on the campaign trail, I was tired and frustrated that I can't get that message through that we are going to go off a cliff if we don't start dealing with this debt."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: co2010; kenbuck; naturalborncitizen
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1 posted on 07/26/2010 1:11:25 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Dumbasses!

2 posted on 07/26/2010 1:13:35 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Hawk720

Cool. It saved me $100.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 1:13:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Hawk720
Sounds to me like he considers people who think that conservatives can get elected by debating birth certificates are dumbasses.

And he's absolutely right.

4 posted on 07/26/2010 1:14:05 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Hawk720

I hope his campain goes down in flames. What has Colorado to lose?

If a Repug can not or will not focus on fundamental issues like Certifigate, then he is useless.


5 posted on 07/26/2010 1:14:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Hawk720

Ken Buck, apparently a dumb-ass, has never looked into it. Relying on hyperbole.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 1:14:55 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: Hawk720
Dumb ass trying to make friends with the enemy. Where do we find such crummy candidates?
7 posted on 07/26/2010 1:15:04 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Hawk720

So what don’t they just show me the bc so I can be a smartass?


8 posted on 07/26/2010 1:17:30 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (posted a total of 1,459 threads and 8,556 replies.)
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To: Hawk720

Who’s the real dumbass, Ken?


9 posted on 07/26/2010 1:18:34 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: wideawake

So. You think TEA Partiers are dumbasses, huh?

Go back to DU, troll.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Hawk720
Well, BuckO...it appears you're the real dumbass for not getting the birth certificate, showing it to the world, to really make all the birthers look like dumbasses.

Now, we know you leftist freaks live in a childs' world, thinking calling your friends "do-do head" is going to win you the argument, but the birthers won't back down from this until it is finally proven, one way or the other.

It's easy to sit up in the bleachers and call the other team bad names, but get your ass out here on the field and walk your talk...if you can. If you can't, STFU.
11 posted on 07/26/2010 1:20:16 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: Hawk720

Does Michelle know he called her that?


12 posted on 07/26/2010 1:21:26 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Hawk720

Anyone who trusts the MSM for all their information has no business in a legislature.


13 posted on 07/26/2010 1:21:31 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Hawk720

Sounds like another Obama Enabler...

Dumbasses are ones who refuse to do anything about a possible usurption of the Constitution by the Commander in Chief...he may not be holding the office legally

I do not understand the attacks on Birthers by GOPers....pandering to the Obama crowd is not going to win elections this time around


14 posted on 07/26/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve seen some pretty dumb stuff on the Orly threads. Coming from people who might be pretty dumb. Some of them might be Tea Partiers, but I don’t see a relation between the two. Some people are just dumb.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 1:22:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Hawk720

There’s also another thread about this at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2558957/posts


16 posted on 07/26/2010 1:22:38 PM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; wideawake
Go back to DU, troll.

That troll has been around since 1998.

Having a different opinion on what is effective does not make one a troll.

Trust me, I know.

17 posted on 07/26/2010 1:23:20 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: reefdiver

Where do we find such crummy candidates? ............any Ivy League School..........

From his website:

He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University

in 1981 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming School of

Law in 1985.


18 posted on 07/26/2010 1:23:30 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Hawk720

The Colorado Republican party approaches the Obamaloon White House in its complete inability to turn on a light bulb.

Ken Buck is one idiot that’s up for gov, the other is a now well known plagiarist (name does not matter - he’s another typical useless public servant).

We’re so screwed.


19 posted on 07/26/2010 1:24:44 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: wideawake
He'd be right, too, if he realized calling people who remain concerned about the credentials of the occupant of the Oval Office "dumbasses" was a deal-breaker.

That fool is going to have a long climb, even in what should have been a relatively easy year.

20 posted on 07/26/2010 1:25:22 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
So. You think TEA Partiers are dumbasses, huh?

Apparently you are unable to understand sentences that contain dependent clauses. That's all right. You are not alone.

Go back to DU, troll.

Very original comment, newbie.

Let's face facts: people want solutions to this country's problems that Congress can vote on and implement.

They are not interested in a legal battle that will be held up in the federal court system by Democrat judges until after January 20, 2017.

Anyone who thinks that litigation in the federal courts is the answer is, indeed, a dumbass.

21 posted on 07/26/2010 1:25:32 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: reefdiver

Before I even went to his website I just knew he went to an Ivy League School............and I was right.............


22 posted on 07/26/2010 1:25:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Hawk720

Aren’t the real dumb-asses those that will not demand proof of natural born citizenship?

I mean, they did it with McCain, didn’t they?


23 posted on 07/26/2010 1:25:43 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: wideawake
Sounds to me like he considers people who think that conservatives can get elected by debating birth certificates are dumbasses. And he's absolutely right.

+1

24 posted on 07/26/2010 1:25:53 PM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: wideawake

Agree. This is an issue that will be a complete loser for conservatives who choose to run with it. Let the National Enquirer or someone else come up with any proof to these allegations, if there is any. People believe them more than politicians anyways! Any conservative running for office should focus on the much larger problems at hand.


25 posted on 07/26/2010 1:26:01 PM PDT by roostercogburn
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To: Hawk720
I don't know the guy at all, but I can understand the comment.

Years ago a master electrician asked me a question. How much effort should be put into getting a job done? I answered: enough to get the job done adequately. Not enough effort and, obviously, the job is incomplete; too much effort wastes resources.

There is no doubt in my mind that there is some sort of problem w/ Obama's BC. But the people who have taken the time to understand the intricacies of this issue should also be smart enough to understand that it is a waste of time and effort for him to get involved with this issue. And - go figure - that appears to be what he is pointing out.

26 posted on 07/26/2010 1:26:51 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Hawk720

Is this the same type who is tired and frustrated in the fact as with many pop-culture politicians;

Reading legislation/bills takes too much effort; Knowing the details of legislation only happens after it becomes law; Does not wish to be bothered with responsibility by assigning power to agencies as avoidance of accountability; To take time to determine the legitimacy of a constitutional position; That illegal aliens are illegal…and impact the social and economic structure of America negatively…..uhm…

I would say this clown is another dumbass RINO; just on his own statements alone.


27 posted on 07/26/2010 1:27:36 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Hawk720

“FREE THE LONG FORM!”


28 posted on 07/26/2010 1:29:09 PM PDT by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: wideawake

You’re a coward.


29 posted on 07/26/2010 1:30:01 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Hawk720

I agree with him if he is referring to making that issue a central issue. I do not however believe that questioning the crendentials of Obama is inappropriate. McCain’s birth was questioned, Trig’s birth mother was questioned, what makes Obama special? The 9-11 truthers who still think Bush let 9-11 happen are real dumb asses but the media never saw fit to highlight that very divisive angry “truther” movement. Buck made a mistake in only elevating birtherism to something that will drive us off a cliff which it clearly will not no more than 9-11 trutherism drove Barrack Obama and his crew of merry “men” off a cliff. The Democrats kissed Michael Moore’s ass and never paid for it.

Republicans and conservatives need to stop thinking they can be “heroes” for finding a “fringe” element to bash. It doesn’t get you points in the leftist media hell but talking about it does give them yet another media cycle to bash not only you but to use your statement to trash the whole tea party.

I still think Buck is the best person in this race but I can’t figure out what he thought he was gaining with this.
Barack Obama does have a shady back ground, he still hasn’t been forth coming with a whole slew of medical, education, and other documents.


30 posted on 07/26/2010 1:30:19 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: reefdiver
Dumb ass trying to make friends with the enemy. Where do we find such crummy candidates?

If he is already doing it at a time as sensitive as a campaign, he won't flinch a bit after the election. Defeat him now before he joins the enemy camp and draws a paycheck from your wallet.

31 posted on 07/26/2010 1:30:19 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Da Coyote
Ken Buck is one idiot that’s up for gov,

You may be getting confused with Repubs McInnis or Maes who are running for Gov in the primary, and

Buck is in a battling against Jane Norton for the Republican Senate nomination.

32 posted on 07/26/2010 1:31:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: roostercogburn
I'm somewhat disappointed that no one ever discusses (what I think) the most rational way to navigate out of this mess.

Obama's in office, he's not going to be impeached, so folks should stop dreaming about it. Instead, they should concentrate their efforts on making their States' Secretaries-of-State to tighten the eligibility requirements for appearing on a ballot. If Obama is not a citizen, then it should catch him the second time.

33 posted on 07/26/2010 1:32:00 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wideawake

Yep, you nailed it.


34 posted on 07/26/2010 1:32:04 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: wideawake
He was a dumba$$ for painting Tea Partiers with a broad brush like that - no question in my mind.

The people who want him to chase this issue are also dumb a$$es. He needs to focus on getting into office, not satisfying their inner Orly.

35 posted on 07/26/2010 1:32:04 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Go back to DU, troll.

This from the very person using language straight from the DU lexicon. Who exactly is the DU troll?

36 posted on 07/26/2010 1:32:31 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Smokin' Joe
You realize, of course, that this is a tape leaked by the MSM for the precise purpose of creating an unthinking, kneejerk reaction.

Yet some on this thread want to play into their hands - even by unthinkingly parroting the MSM spin: that his comments are a blanket condemnation of the Tea Party movement rather than a condemnation of the small minority of the Tea Party movement who actually believe that a fight over Obama's credentials is a winning fight.

37 posted on 07/26/2010 1:33:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Godebert
You’re a coward.

LOL!

Says the bold anonymous Internet poster.

I'm savoring the irony.

38 posted on 07/26/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Tatze

Rhetroical Question?

Then let me ask one. Do you agree that TEA Partiers are dumbasses? And that Certifigate is a settled issue just like Bob Gibbs has said all along?

....Who exactly is the DU troll?....

You ask a good question. So why don’t you answer it?


39 posted on 07/26/2010 1:36:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: wideawake
You realize, of course, that this is a tape leaked by the MSM for the precise purpose of creating an unthinking, kneejerk reaction.

You score a point as this article is from cBS, but you're stirring the pot.

40 posted on 07/26/2010 1:38:31 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Responsibility2nd; wideawake

You are looking more like the troll than wideawake. Go back to DU and bash “repugs” to your hearts content.


41 posted on 07/26/2010 1:39:43 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: 70times7
He was a dumba$$ for painting Tea Partiers with a broad brush like that - no question in my mind.

Even the article lead-in says that he condemned "certain" members of the Tea Party movement, not the movement as a whole - and he did so in a private conversation to boot.

42 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:28 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Da Coyote

Ken Buck is up for senator (running against Jane Norton)

McInnis (plagarizer guy) is running against Dan Maes (financial reporting problem guy) for the GOP governer spot


43 posted on 07/26/2010 1:40:42 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: 70times7
Years ago a master electrician asked me a question. How much effort should be put into getting a job done? I answered: enough to get the job done adequately. Not enough effort and, obviously, the job is incomplete; too much effort wastes resources.

That answer reminds me of the UAW member who bragged that he could hang a dash board with 3 screws...even though the design called for 9 screws. Barely enough to do the job. Just enough not to get caught for a long time. And he saved resources, 6 screws, on every dashboard.

I worked on 180 tuna seiners. My job was to repair all the electronics on board. A half-ass job on anything could end the fishing trip at a cost of $30,000 per day. The objective was to do everything 100% so that it could endure a rigorous 6 month fishing trip without a failure. There wasn't such a thing as "adequate" if that level of quality resulted in a scrubbed trip. If the boat had to come back, you could be assured that you wouldn't be getting the repair business when they pulled into port.

44 posted on 07/26/2010 1:41:57 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Tatze

I guess the answer is clear.

Tatze belives Obama DID provide unimpeachable proof of his birth certificate, and ..

even better...

Tatze believes TEA Partiers are dumbasses.


45 posted on 07/26/2010 1:43:18 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Hawk720

lol can we vote him out of office.


46 posted on 07/26/2010 1:43:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: al_c

The bigger issue on the whole BC thing is this; if the people who expect Obama to substantiate his claim with something tangible are dismissed and called Dumb-asses, then he doesn’t really need to support ANY claim with anything.

People should be outraged at all the documents that have been concealed and off-limits.

The fact that he can conceal the truth and that 90% of Americans are OK with that is scary.


47 posted on 07/26/2010 1:44:32 PM PDT by ThomasNast (2350)
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To: wideawake
You realize, of course, that this is a tape leaked by the MSM for the precise purpose of creating an unthinking, kneejerk reaction.

Yeah. it's all the nasty medeia's fault for leaking the tape.

WAKE UP! If he hadn't said it, there would be nothing to leak.

If he is fool enough to make such comments to the media to give them such things to leak, just how damned smart is he?

That isn't a knee-jerk reaction. It is an evaluation of intelligence and capability of someone who is running for a position in which every remark they make in front of a camera or microphone has consequence.

If they don't get that 101 type reality of the political arena, they're mincemeat around the savvy politicians in a legislature.

48 posted on 07/26/2010 1:44:41 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: All

no matter how you slice it the birth certificate issue is a non-starter.

This is congress at issue. These are the people who can stop the obama spending and socialism cold in its tracks.

You might as well be asking candiddates about the yellow fringe on flags.


49 posted on 07/26/2010 1:47:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do you have reading comprehension issues? You must, because I have said neither of those things on thread.

Seriously, with every post, you look more and more like a DU troll. Now your inventing my thoughts and positions.


50 posted on 07/26/2010 1:48:07 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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