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Glenn Beck Will Never Be Linked on iOTW By Me Ever Again

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I can’t speak for the other members of iOTW, but Glenn Beck can go screw.

BECK CALLS THE TEA PARTY RACIST

» 110 Comments

  1. Florida Girl

    December 10th, 2011

    Damn straight Fur,

    He’s got some big ones callin people racist.

    Go to HELL BECK

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  2. CrustyB

    December 10th, 2011

    I figured Beck was a loony back when he said McCain would have been a worse POTUS than Obama.

    If Beck can see no difference between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama other than race then he needs to rent out his head as a canoe. Beck’s comment has made him the best friend the left has ever had.

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  3. Blacksmith8✡

    December 10th, 2011

    Fur,

    About that unknotting situation?

    Nevermind.

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  4. Burr. Monkey King.

    December 10th, 2011

    Let the circular firing squad begin!!!

    I mean even more so.

    Now with 33% more buckshot or something.

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  5. Plain Jane

    December 10th, 2011

    He really didn’t call the tea party racist. He was using reverse psychology very poorly.

    He endorsed Bachmann and Santorum and Bachmann is “big” tea party.

    He pulled a very stupid “beck” by saying what he said.

    I’ll be glad to rescind my feelings after he explains what he really meant. -bfh

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  6. Ty Coon

    December 10th, 2011

    Well if you hadn’t linked to it I would never have known. I quit listening to Beck after the fourth or fifth time I heard him blubbering like a baby. This just goes to prove I ain’t missing anything.

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  7. Granny Jan

    December 10th, 2011

    The looniest thing he said was that the GOP establishment is backing Newt. The opposite is true.
    He likes Ron Paul over Newt? Looney again.

    I’m selling my gold.

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  8. Dave Posh

    December 10th, 2011

    Thank you for your thoughts. I know know where IOTW stands, or sits, or squats, or crawls. Glenn is right on about Gingrich. Gingrich is smart and intelligent, but that doesn’t mean good. He IS big government. He IS progressive GOP machinery. I think he is very adept at speaking and convincing his followers, but his position depends on which way the wind is blowing when he wets his finger and sticks it in the wind!

    We’re talking about Beck calling the TEA party racist, not whether Newt is a good candidate. -bfh

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  9. John Difool

    December 10th, 2011

    Beck needs to pour himself a nice warm cup of STFU, we have an election here to win.

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  10. super toe

    December 10th, 2011

    Beck is a Libertarian. Since in essence he is saying that if Tea Party patriots vote for Newt,
    we are racists..
    Well Glen, seeing that you are a Libertarian that makes you a Jew Hater, doesn’t it?

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  11. MADJACK

    December 10th, 2011

    Sometimes Beck’s mouth overreaches the girth of his brain! :roll: He has just about burnt his last bridge with me. :sad:

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  12. John Difool

    December 10th, 2011

    @ Dave

    Whether he’s right or wrong isn’t the point, the point is there was probably 1000 other ways he could have put forth his argument rather than pulling the race card like a progressive scoundrel.

    That makes him not only a flaming hypocrite but an idiot too.

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  13. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    the point he was making is that Gingrich is the same as obama. the race thing was dumb and I (in my opinion of that clip) think that the iown take in it is possibly out of context. (really context does sometimes make a difference)

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  14. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    That is troubling, he will regret that choice of words.

    But you cannot say his take on Newt’s record is not true.

    Newt loves big government

    Newt tends to compromise (hand over his credibility) with the enemy.

    He has no problem with trashing the Constitution/Bill of Rights

    His active support of democrats vs Tea Party candidates/elected officials.

    Smells like a progressive…the only thing he has going for him is his eagerness to trash Obastard. That’s his words, his deeds and actions say otherwise. I want a 180 degree change, not a casual right turn when its convenient.

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  15. super toe

    December 10th, 2011

    On and as far as being an American Historian, I’ll take Newt’s knowledge over this pundit putz any day of the week.

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  16. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    OUT OF CONTEXT???

    Okay, put it in context.

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  17. Dale

    December 10th, 2011

    I never understood the Beck appeal.

    This from Althouse.com,the left calls her conservative.

    “Be for Romney: He’s the Republican Clinton!” A slogan, invented by me, in the course of a conversation with Meade, in which
    we were both speaking well of Romney and Bill Clinton.

    Is there a nationwide gas leak. People are losing it.

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  18. BillyShaft

    December 10th, 2011

    I smell a small-to-medium-sized pile of over-reaction on this one, BFH.

    Beck set up a piss-poor false choice here in order to make a point, but he did not call the Tea Party racist. Beck often uses absurdity to make a point; this one was simply not thought out properly.

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  19. Horrorman18

    December 10th, 2011

    Beck…WTF?!!!

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  20. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    he was saying the difference between newt and the pr!nk know as obama is only the skin color. really stupid way to put it. so he was (CONTEXT) trying to high lite that newt is as bad as obama

    (…and McCain is possibly worse (then obama) because he drags the blind republicans along thinking they are following a conservative.

    I still think Beck has done more for conservative movement then any other single person in the last 2 years.

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  21. Corona

    December 10th, 2011

    I was never a big Beck fan, but none of this makes any sense.

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  22. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    I offer Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin Gen Malaise

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  23. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Just to cut off any further comments along the lines of “Beck is right about Newt.”

    THIS IS NOT ABOUT NEWT!

    Geesh. We make fun of the left for saying, after Joe the Plumber got Obama to say “spread the Wealth”,
    he’s not a plumber!”

    You’re being as stupid as them.
    It has NOTHING to do with Newt policy. It has everything to do with Beck saying that the TEA party is racist because it’s THE ONLY EXPLANATION FOR SUPPORTING NEWT.
    Either you agree with that statement or you don’t. It’s not a debate about Newt policy.

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  24. AnusPresley

    December 10th, 2011

    How the **** did Alan Grayson’s face end up on IOTW asking me for a contribution??????? >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  25. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    Maybe I was not clear, Beck just cashed in all his chips with me. He is done

    We can’t give the libtards ammo like this, they will compress this soundbite and convince 90% of the idiots with it.

    I am with you on that part, you know how I feel about lying RINO’s.

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  26. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    Mark and Rush are 2 of the greatest conservatives going. bar none.

    but Beck has increased the base. Mark and Rush have not brought in more people to the cause then Beck has because of Beck’s show on FOX and his generally none threatening manner.

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  27. Mackdaddy

    December 10th, 2011

    I agree BigFur. This was the final straw for me on Beck. It is inexcuseable to liken Newt supporters to being racist. I liken it to Ron Paul and his stupid “glee” statement on the Bush admin. Maybe Beck will clarify or apologize, personally not interested. Or, maybe Beck was channelling his inner Van Jones. What’s that saying? Beck and Paul are dead to me.

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  28. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Of course he called the TEA Party racist, Billy.

    He said, Obama and Newt are the same. So the only explanation for supporting Newt over Obama is racism.

    It can’t be any clearer than that.

    Overreaction? I think not. It’s an appropriate reaction. The asshole just called me a racist for preferring Newt over Obama.

    Fuck Beck.

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  29. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Hey General.

    Do you support Newt over Obama?

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  30. Tom Mannis

    December 10th, 2011

    Good move, sir. I stopped linking to Beck over a year ago just because he became too self-obsessed.

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  31. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    big fur

    I wish things were as simple as you state. I don’t have all the answers. I do not see any great conservatives in the mix for president.

    why don’t you ask Beck, (I don’t think he meant that the tea party people are racist as you are saying) ..I’m sure he would talk to you.

    I will give him the benefit of the doubt. (…and no I do NOT agree with everything he says).

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  32. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    Hey Fur, are we having a debate post tonite?

    Will it turn into a bare knuckle brawl if the Paulbots show up?

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  33. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    I am not voting in the 2012 elections as a protest!

    but if it was between a can of soup vs obama I would vote for the can of soup ….SO YES I WOULD VOTE FOR NEWT.

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  34. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    There is no debate.
    Glenn Beck CLEARLY said that the TEA party’s support of Newt can only be explained by the TEA party being racist.

    THERE IS NO DEBATE.
    It’s what he fucking said.

    Any attempt to claim it’s not what he said is just fanboy bullshit.

    I have ears and an IQ above 70.

    (Gee, did I just say that if you can’t see that is what Beck said you have an IQ BELOW 70?
    Do you see what I just did there?)

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  35. Grandpa

    December 10th, 2011

    Good Call BFH, Good Call.

    Really Glenn, really? So, according to Glenn Beck there is no difference between Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama other than the color of their skin. Really? And If you don’t agree with that you are RACIST?

    Glenn Beck has been quite open about his preferred ideological attachment to Michele Bachmann. He will crash, or attempt to crash, any other candidate to advance his skewed Beck perceptions.

    That is where the bi-polarism part of GB comes into play. There is NO moderation, he goes from 0 to lightspeed instantaneously and can be the human wrecking ball because when the door of his mind opens like a greyhound he will chase that rabbit paying ZERO attention to his surroundings while he chases that rabbit with steadfast determination. Gotta.Catch.That.Rabbit………. Gotta.Catch.That.Rabbit……….

    Then when he finally pins the rabbit in the corner, something clicks, he looks around, and realizes he has just trashed and destroyed the entire house while chasing that rabbit.

    He collapses in place and begins to sob uncontrollably, begging for forgiveness.

    The rabbit looks at him puzzled, then quickly jumps out the window while thinking, “sheeesh, that guy is nuts”……. (So many people watched that play out over and over it grew tiresome).

    So now his rabbit will be Gingrich for a while.

    Ego and Pride cometh before the fall…

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  36. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Well, general, if you’re voting for Newt you’re racist.
    It’s what Beck just said.
    Go watch.

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  37. Diann

    December 10th, 2011

    If you are not voting in the 2012 elections you are a fool and should be pitied.

    You want to protest something, go buy up all the 100 watt bulbs you can and store them in your basement.

    Our nation is teetering on the edge of collapse and you want to hold out for the PERFECT candidate.

    General, surrender your stars.

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  38. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    Not voting? You have no complaint, no voice and no opinion to offer.

    Not being harsh Gen, but I respect write ins as a legit protest, abstaining altogether is forfeiting your rights.

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  39. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    your blog ….insulting me doesn’t move the discussion anywhere.

    cheers BFH

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  40. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    I am NOT a US citizen …that is why I will not vote in the 2012 elections. (only democrat / progressive non citizens get to vote)

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  41. John Difool

    December 10th, 2011

    General please realize that one person that stays home and doesn’t vote for the GOP candidate that’s just as good as one vote for Obama.

    As much as I despise Romney I would vote for him any day over Obama.

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  42. Florida Girl

    December 10th, 2011

    why don’t you ask Beck, (I don’t think he meant that the tea party people are racist as you are saying) ..I’m sure he would talk to you.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    YES HE DID mean , you are racist if you vote for NEWT. HE effin said it! Clear as day.

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  43. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    There is a debate tonite..9:00 EST on ABC (Always Baracks Channel)

    I will hang here if your posting or bomb the twitter

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  44. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    How did I insult you?

    I didn’t say you had a below 70 IQ… ;)

    (Frankly, I love the moment the light bulb flickers in someone’s head. It may take me 3 or 4 tries, but it finally happens. The predictable result is anger. I expect it.)

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  45. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    General P. Malaise does not have a military connotation. get with it people, read something, get some prospective ..get out a bit more. travel. see the world.

    the P stands for Pervasive

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  46. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Oh, Millertime, THAT’S what you meant.
    I will put up an open thread for people watching. I’ll be watching.
    I’m just waiting for Ron Paul to go full Perot at one of these debates.

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  47. Diann

    December 10th, 2011

    If you aren’t a citizen, then it isn’t much of a protest. That’s like me decided that I am no longer going to shop at Macy’s when I have never shopped at Macy’s.

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  48. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    We will all heed your advice and get some prospective.

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  49. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    I’m not angry …I find it humorous.

    …really you don’t see where you insult? that could explain a few thing.

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  50. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    I love talking all ghetto, using adjectives as nouns.

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  51. Diann

    December 10th, 2011

    I don’t know about you, Fur, but I’ve got loads of prospective. Isn’t that when you squat by a river with a pan? Oh, nope. That’s prospecting. What’s prospective?

    Let me move over here and get a better perspective…

    That’s better.

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  52. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    I’m trying to get some prospective here, please, sincerely, tell me where I insulted you.

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  53. AnusPresley

    December 10th, 2011

    Considering that in some circles Beck is the unofficial founder of the Tea Party, this is just plain odd and wacky of him to be spouting such crap.

    I was listening to his radio show the other day and when he goes off and starts yelling, it’s very metrosexual. I wish he would just stick to his usual schtick about the sweater or whatever it is he puts on Broadway for Christmas

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  54. Andrew

    December 10th, 2011

    I didn’t take it as Glenn calling the Tea Party racist. Big Furry Snatch is just plain wrong on this one.

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  55. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    I am going to admit to a bad habit.
    On comment threads I assume everyone has a high level of comprehension and I get a bit overheated right out of the gate because I’m so nonplussed.
    Then after a few give and takes I feel bad, for obvious “bless your heart” reasons.

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  56. General P.Malaise

    December 10th, 2011

    lol

    ..like I said you guys need to get out more. the world is bigger then you think, and insulting me wont change that or your perspective

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  57. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Well, Andy, I would like to hear your explanation.

    Beck says, complete with hands in air illustrations for all the slower people, “We Have Newt over here, a progressive, and Obama over here, a progressive. They are the same, except for one thing, their skin color. The support of Newt over Obama can only be explained by one thing, his race.”

    Gee. Do people routinely tell you right to your face that you are a dumbfuck and then have it go right over your head?

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  58. Jerry Manderin

    December 10th, 2011

    “Glenn Beck is the Michael Moore of the right.”~A.W.

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  59. Little bald skirt

    December 10th, 2011

    Not that I am a fan of Beck but I will say that he was just pointing out how you can be for Progressive Newt when you aren’t for Progressive Obama. I can’t stand Newt and think he would make a HORRIBLE president. He is a sneaky, phony, play acting conservative A Hole and Beck is just saying if the Tea Party people like him then they should also like Obama since they are basically the same. He knows they are not racist! Come on! He is just incredulous that people are being fooled by him.

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  60. Alpha Maser

    December 10th, 2011

    OK, I am no Gingrich fan, but Glenn flipped his wig on this one a bit. Of course, the difference between the Republican party and Democrat party has been shrinking for years, but this is a bit over the top. BTW, who the hell said the Tea Party is behind Gingrich to begin with???? I thought us TEA PARTY folks were behind Bachman, (used to be) Cain and reluctantly Paul.

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  61. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    Oy.

    He said, “ask yourself this Tea Party. IS it about race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re for him but against this guy… it MUST be about race.”

    Like I said before. I’m not interested in debating this because there is NO DEBATE.
    It’s what he is saying in clear language. What is this, Clintonville? You Beck apologists are insane.

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  62. Houston

    December 10th, 2011

    Good lord that was a stupid frakin’ thing to say Glenn.

    Stick him in a Fonzie jacket and put skis on him, he’s jumping the shark again.

    Newt might very well be a progressive, but I believe deep in my heart he isn’t out to destroy America but Obama is.

    McCain would have SUCKED as president and with his indefinite detention bill I sincerely regret I HAD to vote for him because he was the lesser of two evils.

    You guys are right, this is fire for the left to use against us… AGAIN.

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  63. BigFurHat

    December 10th, 2011

    I am throwing my weight behind Bachmann.
    Hmmm, that didn’t sound right.
    Let me clarify.

    I want to have sex with Michele Bachmann.

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  64. BillyShaft

    December 10th, 2011

    I suppose I have listened to Glenn for too long.

    I can identify a misstep where I do not feel the need to question the underlying character of the man.

    I have enough righteous outrage at our current state that I do not feel the need to make up some perceived insult.

    Overreaction = disregarding a decade of thousands of hours of solid conservatism based on a spur of the moment piss-poor analogy.

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  65. Grandpa

    December 10th, 2011

    Anyone who will not admit that Glenn Beck just called the self-described Tea Party Gingrich Supporters racist is cognitively dissonant.

    Watch for the prideful GB to begin a massive recovery effort, complete with real tears, in 3, 2, 1….

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  66. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    We can practice debating

    Michelle Bachmann, is she a screamer, a moaner or a complainer?

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  67. Combat Matt

    December 10th, 2011

    Glen Beck is Kieth Olberman if he got hit on the opposite side of the head.

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  68. conservativeBC

    December 10th, 2011

    I don’t know fur?

    I am not much of a Beck lover, but all I got out of that was, if Newt’s and Obama’s political viewpoints are the same why don’t you hate him like you do Obama? Race?

    He was being over dramatic to make a point.

    He just did aa piss poor job of trying to shock people into seeing how liberal Gingrich really is.

    I suppose it would have pissed me off if I was all stoked about Newt Gingrich, but I’m a Bachmann fan.

    I do fault him for thinking Newt is as bad as Obama, not for making an ass out of what he was trying to say.

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  69. BillyShaft

    December 10th, 2011

    +1 conBC

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  70. conservativeBC

    December 10th, 2011

    I wonder who is going to watch him if it comes down to Newt vs Obama?

    I wonder who he would vote for? Obama?

    If he votes for Newt do that mean he is racist?

    He started running his head, trying to convince people Newt is liberal, and had a Rick Perry moment.

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  71. Horrorman18

    December 10th, 2011

    BFH…You are dead on in what you are laying out…I have no idea why some are not getting it…that is what the left do…divert to another subject not pertinent to the argument

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  72. David Kramer

    December 10th, 2011

    The funny part about all this Big Fracking Hammer, what is Beck basing his point on? Polls? Fracking Polls?

    Polls are there to only push an agenda. I can poll Democrats and by the framing of the question, get them to say they would vote for Mickey Mouse before they would vote for Obama again.

    Beck sometimes over analyzes things. Hell, I think the guy has a little ass burgers in him.

    Quit the circular firing squad. Hell, it really does not matter who we vote for. If any of you think it matters, you are sorely mistaken. The voting booth is gone, they will not reduce the size of government whomever we get in there.

    Time to do it the correct way, quit supporting the system. Get out completely. Time to go Galt all the way.

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  73. FreeMan - Tea Time With Sarah

    December 10th, 2011

    Cheezits

    I heard him say that there can be no room for compromise. Newt is Prog Lite.

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  74. conservativeBC

    December 10th, 2011

    I am throwing anything behind Bachmann she will let me.

    She is the most intellectual can… screw that

    I really want to spank Bachmann while she makes out with Palin.

    There I said it

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  75. Millertime

    December 10th, 2011

    that’s a lot better cBC

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  76. ToreyDawn

    December 10th, 2011

    And let’s not forget that Judge Napolitano is a 9/11 Truther: http://www.therightscoop.com/judge-andrew-napolitano-a-911-truther/ Video here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201011240019 Just sayin’ :P

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  77. Agnes Day

    December 10th, 2011

    From early days, while Obama was busy looting the treasury, he was filling his administration with blacks (and others) who hate whites and the civilization we built. They staked out explicitly anti-white policy positions. The Teaparty was in part a backlash by whites against a government that had branded us as public enemy #1. The Teaparty is not racist, but that it is overwhelmingly white is not a coincidence.

    Beck is blind when it comes to race – as are Rush and Levin and most other conservatives. Like others, he equates it to a difference in skin color and nothing more, when it encompasses so much more – anatomy, physiology, intelligence, psychology, behavior, culture, attitude, loyalty. He doesn’t see that voting against Obama is an act of self-preservation, even if it means putting another “progressive” in power. At least Newt loves this country and doesn’t hate its majority population, though some of his ideas could be as harmful as Obama’s if not stopped.

    Beck is often right, but sometimes crazy wrong, and this time he is wrong, and insultingly so. But don’t dismiss everything he says because he’s wrong this time.

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  78. conservativeBC

    December 10th, 2011

    Watching the debate

    Ron Paul looks like the burger-master-master-burger

    And Bachmann gots uh perdy mouth

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  79. Doc

    December 10th, 2011

    Well, it looks like Beck started drinking again.

    As far as support, I’m a GDI (God Damn Independent). That means in my state I can’t vote in the primary on a Republican ticket, so no matter who wins I will support them. I’d support a pile of dog shit if it were running against Obama.

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  80. Dale

    December 10th, 2011

    Newt/Bachmann 2012

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  81. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 10th, 2011

    Hittin the bottle again Glenn?

    As a Tea Party Rally attendee and supporter I take great exception to several things Beck said. For one thing, the Tea Party has gone out of it’s way not to offend anyone’s delicate sensibilities regarding race. The only racism I have seen has come from the Congressional Black Caucus and white Liberals.

    The Gingrich=Obama comparision is a false premiss so his argument is flawed from the beginning. If Gingrich and Obama are basically the same and I vote for Obama, dose that make me a racist, or just an idiot? Give me a break.

    Believe me, I am NOT a fan of Gingrich but to say that his motives and goals are the same as that of Obama flies in the face of what I guess was a bunch of crap that Beck was feeding us all last year. I really doubt that Gingrich is out to destroy the country as Beck told us Obama was doing.

    And as for “you guys need to get out more. the world is bigger then you think”, would that be the same world that will fall into cauos should the United States withdraw it’s military and financial support from the leaches sucking our life’s blood from us at every oportunity? We are in a battle here that may well determine the fate of the free world, especially if we are forced to endure four more years of ecconomic and social destruction at the hands of Obama.

    And Glenn, go forth and multiply. (Get bent, for those of you in Rio Linda)

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  82. jr1414

    December 10th, 2011

    I actually like beck and I listen to his radio program via podcast, but this is indefensible. He occasionally puts his foot in his mouth, but never like this. He has an obsession with progressivism that crosses the line of pragmatism and practicality. Newt, as much as I dislike him, is undoubtedly less progressive than obama. This is not about racism, flat out. This is the type of talking point the left would use. Newt is not conservative, but he’s also not obama. To suggest otherwise, is either disingenuous or ignorant. Beck’s radio partners, particularly stu, would never have allowed this commentary to fly, and I hope they force, at the least, a clarification on Monday. Just as I voted for mccain, I will vote for the GOP candidate. Just because I don’t like them doesn’t mean they’re worse than obama, by virtue of the fact that any GOP president must rely on a conservative base; every other faction of society is liberal, so they can’t afford to do otherwise. If it really was as simple as progressive vs progressive lite, as beck (before this rinterview) says, I take progressive lite in a heartbeat. He’s so consumed in his anti progressive stance, that he doesn’t understand why less of a bad thing is better than a bad thing. Like it or not, our current presidential system is two party, and in my mind, less bad always must win over bad. Newt, like obama, will placate to his base once in office. I cannot stress enough that newt is not my guy, but to suggest that he and obama are the same sans race, is unbelievably shortsighted and ignorant. If no correction or clarification is made by beck on monday. I will cancel my subscription to his radio podcast.

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  83. norman einstein

    December 10th, 2011

    Who was it said Beck just jumped the shark? I agree.

    BFH is correct, and I can’t believe some still don’t get it.
    What Beck said was outrageous and insulting to not just the Tea Party and Gingrich, but everybody with a working brain.
    His ‘argument’ was that (in his opinion) Gingrich and Obama are both progressives, and the only difference is their respective races, ergo, to prefer Gingrich over Obama must mean you are a racist. Bullshit!

    For one thing, he’s totally ignoring the fact that Obama is a socialist, with aspirations of becoming a Communist Dictator, and bringing America to its knees. And, obviously, Gingrich has no such designs.
    I don’t know WTF is wrong with him, but something ain’t right.

    Tata, Beck. Your 15 minutes are up.

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  84. xthred

    December 11th, 2011

    Amen, bfh. Unpardonable sin.

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  85. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 11th, 2011

    WTG Beck, you just gave the re-re’s at HuffPoo a collective orgasm.

    Beck put his foot in his mouth. Big time. I’m not a big fan of Newt and I was okay with his rant UNTIL HE PULLED THE RACE CARD.
    The SAME shit he accuses the left of doing.
    So because he doesn’t like who SOME Tea Party members are endorsing, he gets to call them names? If I end up having to vote for Newt over 0bama in the next election, I’m racist, too?
    This is about two R and D candidates being the “same”, not black/white. And Beck was stupid to play that game.

    I sure as hell don’t like Romney or Hunstman either but I would NEVER even think to call his supporters racist just because they appear to be 0bamalike.
    I’m very disappointed. Sorry Becky, you need to apologize for that one. That was way beneath you.
    I’m alright with Bachmann, but IF Beck is so in love with Bachmann,why is he not campaigning for her if he’s so frickin worried about Newt getting the upper hand lately?

    I hope his Christmas sweater shrinks.

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  86. sablegsd

    December 11th, 2011

    “And Glenn, go forth and multiply. (Get bent, for those of you in Rio Linda)”

    Hi, I am hearing impaired and can’t listen to radio, but I read the transcripts of Rush’s show every day.
    I have seen this reference before and was wondering what the back story is on this. Does anyone know?

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  87. The Doktor

    December 11th, 2011

    Follow the money on this one, folks. It worked for Watergate.

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  88. (The Original) Name Redacted

    December 11th, 2011

    This is so depressing.

    It is so possible to win against Obama, yet the right is eating its own children.

    Maybe Santorum will end up winning, only as the last man standing.

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  89. Immortal Fish

    December 11th, 2011

    BFH, with all due respect, you’ve an itchy trigger finger.

    Beck was basically postulating that if the TEA Party is behind the Progressive Newt, then perhaps it is all about race after all. Granted, he should have accentuated such speculation with a roll of the eyes, but it was still hypothesis to my ears.

    Newt is a big government Progressive, just like Obeyme. Last week when he went there about employing inner city kids… While the left was up in arms about Newt allegedly finding them incapable of a work ethic, I was finding Newt guilty of big government solutions. Enough Bolshevik. We have plenty of it with Sir Golfsalot already.

    Newt’s narcissism at least rivals Obeyme’s, yes? There’s the next similarity.

    I’ve often speculated that voting for Romney is to vote for Obeyme’s white half. Yet I wonder if I’ve been speaking of the wrong candidate? And with that, I wonder if I’m in tune with Beck here.

    Please don’t dismiss Beck for what may ultimately be a misunderstanding on a speculation. How many of us could pass such a purity test?

    Oh, and I’m die-hard TEA Party, FWIW.

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  90. WhiteFalcon1

    December 11th, 2011

    Vid won’t embed on my end so I’m staying out of this one, though it can ONLY be Beck either being sarcastic or having some fun…its highly unlike that he just lost his mind all at once, that shit takes time!

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  91. Dan Ryan Galt

    December 11th, 2011

    “Hi, I am hearing impaired and can’t listen to radio, but I read the transcripts of Rush’s show every day.
    I have seen this reference before and was wondering what the back story is on this. Does anyone know?”

    Here ya go sablegsd:

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2007/11/30/rio_linda_explained_for_those_in_rio_linda2

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  92. Frank

    December 11th, 2011

    Seems to me that from Becks “challenge” to the Tea Party, he’s asking them to compare the two Progressives and then ask why you would vote for one over the other.

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  94. Mark In Kansas

    December 11th, 2011

    Frank said “Seems to me that from Becks “challenge” to the Tea Party, he’s asking them to compare the two Progressives and then ask why you would vote for one over the other.”

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    No, Frank. He isn’t asking why we would vote for one over the other. He’s told us we would vote for one over the other because of the races of each of them. There’s no good way to put it. Glenn Beck has called me a racist.

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  95. muddjuice

    December 11th, 2011

    I have no hate for Beck. I don’t listen to him anymore because my time doesn’t allow for it. I liked him better when he was about being funny and poking politicians (like iOTW is now). Ever since he got “serious” and started the gloom and doom stuff, I haven’t liked listening to him.

    But I believe he is a good man with a heart of gold. Even if I think Mormanism is cult and I disagree with it, I still think Beck has a deep love and respect for America and it’s founding principles.

    I won’t let one comment change that unless it becomes a pattern.

    I have disagreed with BFH on several occasions but I believe BFH is a patriotic American with a sincere love for his country and its future…

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  96. HippieCritic

    December 11th, 2011

    Never was a fan of Beck to begin with. I liked his contributions to the big Tea Party rally in Washington last year but never thought he brought much more to the table other than hand wringing.

    Now I wish he would fade away. I don’t care if any of the excuses being made for Beck are true. The bottom line is you NEVER EVER EVER EVER put together a sound bite that connects the tea party with racism. Perhaps worse is that he has implied that Gingrich is the candidate of white supremists. If Newt is the nominee, don’t doubt for a second that that angle won’t be played up. Unforgivable.

    I stand 100% with Fur on this.

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  97. 12 days of Burrmas

    December 11th, 2011

    Beck? Wow. That dude has really let himself go. I remember that cool video he did for “devils haircut” back in the 90′s.

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  98. BigFurHat

    December 11th, 2011

    he should have accentuated such speculation with a roll of the eyes, but it was still hypothesis to my ears.>

    Clean out your ears. He did accentuate his speculation.

    Beck’s speculation – “ask yourself this, Tea Party. IS it about race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me.

    Beck’s accentuation – “If you’re for him but against this guy… it MUST be about race.”

    This story is teaching me a real good lesson. I can no longer despise the left for having the irritating ability to apologize for their guys in the face of what is plainly obvious to everyone else. It’s not a quality exclusive to the left. It’s the same hypnosis that convinces a mother that her little tone deaf snowflake is the best singer at the recital.

    I find the comments that say “Beck didn’t say the TEA party was racist” HIGHLY DISTURBING. Now I know how OJ was acquitted.

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  99. Anonymous

    December 11th, 2011

    Czar of Defenestration – glad you’ve made it clear to everyone here that you’re comfortable with 4 more years of Obama AND his Supreme Court picks.

    Do you really think Obamalama was elected in a vacuum?
    The progressive politicos of the bi-factional ruling party helped set the stage for Obama’s inaugural.
    Trading a progressive Dim in for a RINO who’s cut from the same globalist clothe is not the answer to righting this Republic and you damn well know it.
    Our nation has tons of internal-read domestic-problems that are in dire need of addressing and you’re telling me that foreign policy is more important than balancing the US budget, paying down our debt, repairing our crumbling infrastructure, restoring confidence in our financial institutions, creating jobs, ending Fair Trade by reverting to unregulated free trade, or securing our borders or bring our troops home. If this is what you’re saying, then you really are a one trick pony.

    Why don’t you stop supporting sending another prog to Washington and put your talent opf self-delusion to supporting those that are already there. I’m sure San Fran Pelosi would love the support Newtie’s supporters just as much as she enjoyed Newt’s collaborations whilst Speaker of the house.

    Here’s a clue, about RP supporters. While the majority of Team Republican supporters will jump from one high polling candidate to another, Paul supporters will not.They stand on principle alone. They know from experience that comprising your principles will only lead to disappointment and loss of even more personal liberty.
    They’re is no lesser evil and holding your nose and voting for what you think the lesser evil only lead to more evil.
    Regardless, the drivel spewed by the right-wing of the bi-factional prog party concerning their flavor of the day’s newly found conservatism, Ron Paul supporters will not be swayed.
    They support the US constitutions and actually believe in individual liberty. RP supporters know that the restoration of the Constitution and the rule of law does not hinge on some frikkin’ foreign policy scam by those that profit form endless war.

    RP supporters will sit home unless Paul gets the nod.And there’s nothing you or I can do to change that.
    Bank on it.
    And if Obama gets re-elected , you have no one to blame but the RINO party.;

    Gingrich and Pelosi
    Posted by Laurence Vance on December 8, 2011 08:17 PM

    Not only did Gingrich cosponsor the 1989 climate change bill with Pelosi, he cosponsored 418 bills with her. The Republicans are despicable to elevate Gingrich above Ron Paul. And that goes for the Tea Party members who support Gingrich also. I keep hearing that Republicans are supporting Gingrich because they don’t like Romney. Like there is really any difference. At least Romney didn’t bounce checks at the House Bank, divorce two wives, and receive a $300,000 fine by the House for ethics violations.

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  100. muddjuice

    December 11th, 2011

    To be clear Fur, I agree with you that Beck’s comment was completely stupid.

    I just know, from listening to the radio show in the past, that he is a good man. I don’t doubt his love for America and for conservative values.

    I have no idea how he could make a comment like that about the Tea Party. It doesn’t jive with all the stuff he’s said in the past, especially about the Tea Party.

    But, I do think we need to be careful to condemn people over one retarded comment. If that were the rule stick then my wife should have divorced me and my boss should have fired me and my family should have disowned me years ago for some of the utterly stupid comments I’ve made that were out of character.

    Again, I agree that his comment was wrong and he should clarify. I don’t think most here are apologizing for Beck. Well, at least I’m not. He can apologize for himself…

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  101. muddjuice

    December 11th, 2011

    …”careful not to condemn people” I meant….

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  102. sWamp-Ass

    December 11th, 2011

    How is what Beck said racist when all he suggests is that there is no diff. btwn. Newt and Obama except a superficial attribute of skin color?

    He wants you to focus on the main message of each candidate, which is really maintaining the status quo of big government. Everything else, including skin color, is just window dressing.

    @BFH, When you supported Cain I couldn’t understand he appealed to limited govt. types like yourself when his whole platform was just finding a gimmicky way to get as much revenue for the government as before, it not more? The only diff. btwn Cain and any other Rino was the way he wanted to steal your money.

    Isn’t Beck saying that same thing about Newt? We all Newt is a political hack who will say anything and support any side in order to get elected and in the end, govt. will remain as large as ever. Isn’t Beck saying that if you expect govt. to shrink when Newt occupies the White House, don’t hold your breath?

    There is no diff. btwn Obama and Newt, except maybe superficially. Govt. will continue to grow and get bigger with either.

    In 5 years one thing is guaranteed, the size of government will be bigger then, than today, whether Newt is President or Obama.

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  103. BigFurHat

    December 11th, 2011

    How is what Beck said racist when all he suggests is that there is no diff. btwn. Newt and Obama except a superficial attribute of skin color?>>

    You’re not doing any favors for Ron Paul when you display this extremely, extremely obtuse brain functioning. It sort of explains the Paul love affair, it’s not based on what he’s actually saying, its based on what you think he’s saying. You’re getting the Beck flap completely wrong and it’s embarrassing.

    Nobody said what Beck said was racist. It wasn’t. It’s been shown a dozen times what he said in PLAIN LANGUAGE and yet, you can’t grasp it.

    ___________________Beck’s premise:

    Gingrich and Obama are exactly the same.

    Therefore, any support of Gingrich can only mean that the supporters are supporting Gingrich because Obama is black.________________________

    If you come back with, “he’s right, duh, Obama and Gingrich are exactly the same. So what part of what he’s saying is racist?” I’m going to hunt you down and put you out of your misery. Well, my misery. hehe

    Do know that my typed rhetoric seems much more heated then it is in reality.
    You’re not the enemy, and neither is Ron Paul. This is all intellectual fighting and I scratch, pull hair and aim for the balls.

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  104. HippieCritic

    December 11th, 2011

    Why is everyone debating Gingrich’ record? This thread is about Beck calling the tea party racist!!! Geez, focus!

    What’s next? Gingrich isn’t a real plumber?

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  105. Ming the Merciless

    December 11th, 2011

    I agree with Beck that Bachmann is far better than Newt…
    However, I was never sure about the expression “jumping the Shark” but Glenn made it very clear!

    Hey! Glen! What about a big slobbering sobbing session again to make us forget how stupid you can be!

    Beck’s friendship is no help for Bachmann…

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  106. JustAnAubie

    December 12th, 2011

    I’m sorry BFH but I seriously think you’re wrong about this. What was said was, in my opinion of course, was taken out of context. He merely made a comparison to Obama progs as opposed to those who support Newt must then by definition also be progs. Therefore the only difference between Newt and Obummer is their skin color. So if you vote for Newt you must be a “racist”. I fear you have taken this completely out of context. It was subtle sarcasm used to make a point. Not about the Tea Party types but the ones who are falling for Newt’s bullshit. I personally could never vote for Newt because he is a loose cannon big govt progressive philanderer. Beck just wanted people to see that Newt/Obummer are made from the same cloth and you are left picking the color and if you chose the Newt color that might label you a “racist” progressive because there’s little difference between their policies. At least be willing to see that what you saw was maybe not was meant.

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  107. Florida Girl

    December 12th, 2011

    I cant believe people are not grasping this story.

    HE CALLED THE TP RACIST IF THEY LIKE/VOTE FOR NEWT!

    Thats playing the race card and calling people racist.

    why are people focusing on the diff between O and newt OR the point he was trying to make?

    He said what he said, to dismiss it is to deny it,just like the left with Obama, WAKE THE FUCK UP PEOPLE !

    btw get ready to hear that clip , day in and day out. He just gave the left an early Christmas present for the 2012 election season.

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  108. Aidan

    December 12th, 2011

    I was forever dumbfounded why anyone ever bought into Beck. He’s a connect-the-dots historical moron. Yet, he got media play in the most forgiving fashion. First off, he is no historian. The fact that you can read doesn’t qualify you. He’s a small IQ guy … always has been. More flame-chucker than a theory chef.
    Why anyone’s surprised what this dope sputters is beyond me. He’s plain old dumb.

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