Originally posted: July 29, 2009
Glenn Beck and the 'Birthers,' equally unhinged
Syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck is clearly a nut, who may be better at using the Rush Limbaugh playbook than the master himself. Take a look at this video during which Beck calls President Obama a racist but uses nothing to back it up.
To say that Obama, a man reared by his white mother and her white family in predominately white or multi-ethnic environs, is a racist, and not give proof of that--- boggles the mind...
But the problem here may not be Beck’s assertion, but the fact that he’s a part of the same angry fringe knot as the "Birthers," who steadfastly deny that Obama was born in this country. They have been causing such a rancid stink lately that the House of Representatives on Tuesday included in a resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, a statement of the obvious: “The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii.”
There’s nothing Obama can do that would appease any of these people.