The MSM, always eager to be mouthpieces for Obama, have coined the derisive label “birthers” to dismiss and marginalize Americans who simply want to know the truth about this occupant of the White House who’s keeping so many of his personal documents concealed — from his kindergarten school records, to his college records, to his law client list, to his original long-form birth certificate. Reportedly this man has spent nearly $2 million on lawyers and legal fees to fight lawsuits asking for those documents.
According to a March 24, 2010, Harris Poll, “birthers” Obama truth-seekers number in the millions. The poll found that 25% of Americans believed Obama wasn’t born in the United States.
Speaking for myself, I have no idea where Obama was born — whether it’s Hawaii, or Kenya, or the Moon. What bothers me is the secrecy because to keep a secret requires concealment, deception, and lies. The secrecy especially is unseemly for a president who promised his administration would be the most transparent, ever.
So it’s baffling why members of the media who supposedly are on “our” side also mock our quest for the truth. Fox TV and radio personality Glenn Beck has every right not to join the ranks of the skeptical. What skeptical Americans do not appreciate, however, is that he threw in his lot with our political enemies who make fun of us.
On Jan. 4, 2010, Beck used the derisive ”birthers” to refer to Obama truth seekers. Even worse, Beck characterized the “birther thing” as “the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard,” thereby implying that Obama truth seekers are stupid. Don’t believe me? Hear Beck for yourself. Pay special attention beginning at the 0:90 mark:
If Obama truth seekers are dumb, then the joke’s on Beck because those “dumb birthers” comprise a majority of his audience. Brian Fitzpatrick of World Net Daily noted on September 27, 2010 that a thread on Beck’s own website shows that those concerned about Obama’s eligibilty outnumber those who, like Beck, believe it’s a non-issue by a whopping 9 to 1.
Recently, a video has surfaced of an interview of Beck on Peter Boyle’s radio show of March 16, 2010, which shows that Beck’s dismissal of the Obama truth issue is really rooted in ignorance. Beginning at the 1:55 mark, Beck said this about what he calls “the birther issue”:
“I haven’t looked into it at all, except just kind of glanced at it.”
Throughout the interview, Boyle repeatedly asked Beck for his reason(s) for dismissing the eligibility issue. Beck’s response was limited to saying “I don’t think this is a winnable argument,” without explaining why.
Really? And how does he know that it’s not a “winnable argument” when he himself admits he knows little about the issue? Can anyone spell “A-R-R-O-G-A-N-T”?
I wouldn’t dismiss or make fun of something about which I know little, would you? That’s the essence of being closed-minded: “I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”
And Beck calls Obama truth seekers “dumb”? LOL
H/t fellowship co-founder Steve.