Glenn Beck just jumped the shark with this one. He said this last night on Judge Napolitano’s show:
I issued a challenge to the Tea Party members. The challenge is this: You read [Newt's] record, you read his words. Not just the happy parts like you read about Theodore Roosevelt. Look into his record. See what he believes. This man is a progressive. He knows he’s a progressive. He doesn’t have a problem with being a progressive.
So if you’ve got a big government progressive [in Newt] or a big government progressive in Obama, one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama, ask yourself this Tea Party. Is it about Obama’s race, because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him [Obama] but you’re for this guy [Newt], it must be about race. I mean, what else is it about Judge?
It’s the policies that matter, it’s the policies that matter.
I know Newt has his problems which is why he isn’t my primary candidate. And if you don’t support him in the primaries I totally understand. But to say he’s exactly like Obama, and on top of that, to say that a Tea Party member is racist for supporting Newt over Obama, that is absolutely absurd and in my opinion enough for me to discontinue watching Beck in any format, forever.
Seriously folks, Obama is one of the worst presidents America has ever had. Newt is absolutely not an outsider and he’s done things that make many of us second guess him. But when it mattered, Newt’s Congress actually did some pretty good stuff and, as Rush recently noted, is the last Speaker to have actually cut the budget. And this election demands that we put someone in office that will do the opposite of what Obama has been doing to this country. Newt may not be the best candidate but if he is the nominee, as I’ve said of others, I WILL RUN to the polls to vote for him.
And for the record, I do NOT believe that Newt wants this country to fail as does Obama. I do NOT believe that Newt sees America the same way Obama sees it. And I do NOT believe Newt will continue what Obama has done to this country.
Sorry Glenn, but I’m NOT a racist if I vote for Newt. I want to get Obama out of office as much as the next guy and as The Great One says, I will vote for an orange juice can over Obama. And Newt certainly isn’t an orange juice can.
Here’s the clip from Mediaite so you can see for yourself:
UPDATE: I see a lot of people saying that Beck didn’t literally mean that we are racists and what not. Just for a moment, let’s say he didn’t say that at all. But he is saying that Obama and Newt are the same in that they are progressives, and that is almost as absurd as suggesting it’s about race if we vote for Newt.
But he said what he said. I’ve given you his quote and the video. Sounded pretty clear to me, but as always, you can decide and it looks like many of you have already.
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