The Democratic party started the KKK, they are also the ones who caused the Republicans to add 3 Amendments to the constitution and then some to protect blacks from discrimination.
He absolutely DID NOT blow it off. Did you listen to his radio show a few days before the infamous clip from Judge Nap's show? You know where right after he said the VERY SAME THING Stu jumped in with ,"obviously you don't really think the tea party is racist." To which Beck replied, "of course not." Did you listen to what he said on his radio show on Monday about this? You know when he again reiterated that doesn't think the TEA party is racist and then proceeded to lay out all the epic flaws he sees in Newt and how those flaw point to big government progressivism. Did you watch his GBTV show on Monday? You know where he spent about an hour dissecting what ALL of the possibilities for his perceived hypocrisy on display by tea party Newt supporters? You know where number one on the list of reasons was racism and where he immediately crossed it off the ist for being absurd? These are all rhetorical questions because it's obvious by your remarks that you have not listened to or watched any of this. Bottom line, he said it before Saturday and he said it after Saturday, in detail. HE DOES NOT THINK THE TEA PARTY IS RACIST. PERIOD.
This is all so very reminiscent of the time he seemingly called Obama a racist after 'Gates-gate'. Everyone on the left and in the media (but I repeat myself) had a feeding frenzy over that and many still continue to cite that comment to this day as there exhibit A as to why Beck is a hateful, fear-mongering lunatic. And what did he REALLY say? What was the overarching point he was making? It was that Obama is really a racist, but an anti-colonialist. Funny how shorter comment taken from a much broader discussion can be cherry-picked to make someone appear to be stating a position that they're really not taking. It's almost Boehlert-esque...
At the end of the day we are ALL flawed, we ALL use poor judgement from time to time, and we ALL occasionally say things that would perhaps be wiser if we didn't. Everyone. Rush, Levin, Hannity, Breitbart, Loesch, everyone. Bush, Palin, Bachmann, Gingrich, Paul, EVERYONE. To condemn Glenn Beck and essentially ostracize him from the TEA party movement after EVERYTHING that he has positively contributed to the movement all because he made ONE potentially comment that you don't like is outright insanity. If that's really where we're heading as conservatives or really just as plain ol' common sense realists I fear we're all doomed.
I'd like to conclude by pleading with everyone within the sight of my words to go visit John Ziegler's (Media Malpractice) new website NewtCantWin.com. I BEG you. If you can read that site and still feel comfortable supporting Newt Gingrich in the primaries then I really don't know what else to say.
I thought he was referring to a unification of the Western Hemisphere -- for all 700 million (?) people in the Americas to be unified.
Most Blacks have ancestry here going back more than a century. Why would they not be American? Only leftists would think that way, as well as knowing much about the KKK, except for the fact that they were started by Dems, after the Dems kicked the Repubs out of the South -- ending reconstruction, which was rebuilding infrastructure & trying to integrate Blacks.
Romney may be a "Liberal" when compared to the rest of the field, but he is still more conservative than Obama..And since he still has a chance to be the nominee, though it was weakened lately, they still want to make any Republican as weak as possible so "Messiah Obama" wins another 4 years.
I don't get why...being "American" would be considered a bad thing. Last time I checked, the KKK was more about racial supremacy and not about "americanism."
MSNBC just apologized here:
No, that's not what he said. Holy crap I can't take it anymore! Ignorance is really becoming an epidemic in the conservative blogosphere lately. This thread has nothing to do with Beck AT ALL so to even bring it up reeks of trolling. But since you went there I'll be glad to dismantle your comment.
Beck said Newt was a big government progressive similar (but not the same) to Obama. And if the TEA party is going to be staunchly anti-big government progressives how could they then put their support behind a Newt in the primary. He was making the observation that it seems highly hypocritical of the TEA party to LOATHE Obama, but SUPPORT Newt (in the primary, BHO vs NG is a different story altogether) and in trying to hypothesize why they're supporting him he used some unfortunate hyperbole that didn't sit well with a lot of people. It was mostly a proverbial smack to the side of conservatives' heads to wake up to the progressive chameleon that is Newt Gingrich. He is a politician's politician. He IS the permanent political class we are all supposed to be adamantly against, but it seems too many of us are being fooled by his rhetorical expertise and blinded by the juicy prospect of watching Newt dismantle Obama in a debate. Watching Newt follow through on his pledge to follow Obama throughout he campaign trail. We are so desperate for someone, ANYONE to show some unadulterated oral skills coupled with the cojones to call out our opponents and tell it like it is and Newt KNOWS IT. He is a political genius and knows how to tell you exactly what you want (need) to hear. Forget some isolated facts of is voting record and READ and listen to HIS OWN WORDS. He is a big government progressive who believes solutions can and should come from other learned elites like himself and he's adept at playing the populist role to his benefit.
Agree or disagree with his assessment or his tactic all you want, but anyone who seriously thinks that Glenn Beck believes the TEA party is racist should really go back under the rock they crawled out from under because their ignorance is truly stunning and quite frankly detrimental to the current conservative ascendency. I mean really do you think the 912, 828 guy REALLY thinks the tea party is racist? Seriously??? If you believe that I've got a gold-laden bridge that I'm looking to unload for the low low cost of only $19.99. Interested?
As I've asked before, where was MSDNC and the rest of the liberal rabble, when the leftist mongolid known as "P Dummy" was sporting a shirt bearing the DNC recycled slogan "Vote or Die", considering THAT was a KKK slogan, and the KKK was (and remains) the terrorist wing of the DNC? Must I play this, again?!:
This makes sense to ........let's see ...... DOPES!
The apology - useless -
The hand has been shown - They really are crazy!
Romney may be many things - but KKK ??
Geez - these people are really desperate and stupid too!