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    CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasses'

    9NEWS.com | Denver | Colorado's Online News Leader | Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasses'

    U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck refers to members of the Tea Party who question the President's citizenship as "dumbasses" in an audio recording obtained by 9NEWS and The Denver Post.

    The Colorado Republican candidate's voice was captured on a pocket tape recorder without his knowledge by a Colorado Democratic Party worker in a parking lot before a June event in Crowley County.

    He had just come from an event in Pueblo where there was a reference to whether President Obama was an American citizen. The comment apparently comes without provocation from the Democratic Party worker, who has been following and videotaping Buck all over the state of Colorado for months.

    "Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera," Buck said to the worker while laughing. "God, what am I supposed to do?"
    This of course the same Ken Buck that made the "high heels" comment.
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    Does anyone think he stands a chance after all this? Is the tea party going to get mad at a Republican candidate for saying something like this?

    I'm not holding my breath.

    What say you?

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    People who question his citizenship ***are*** dumbasses.... What that has to do with the tea party has more to do with a smear attempt than anything else..... What happened, the racist card fell flat?
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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    People who question his citizenship ***are*** dumbasses.... What that has to do with the tea party has more to do with a smear attempt than anything else..... What happened, the racist card fell flat?
    I just quoted him.

    He's the one that linked birtherism and dumbass-ism with the tea partiers. No one forced him and no one brought up race till you came in here. It's a distraction. I'll go ahead and stay on the topic of the thread if you don't mind.

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Rev. Hellhound was on topic. If I understand him correctly, he was arguing, in an off-hand manner, that specifically linking the Tea Party members to the birthers is just an attempt at distraction or a smear campaign, similar to accusing the Tea Party as a whole of being racist.

    Now, with that said, Sen. Buck was coming from a Tea Party rally, apparently, where he heard birther comments. I'm sure there are birthers in the Tea Party. I'm sure there are birthers not in the Tea Party. I'm sure there are racists in the Tea Party. I'm sure you can find them in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party as well. Bottom line is that anyone who looks can find idiots in any group of people, but attributing the idiocy of the few to the many and harping on it is unfair to everyone because it detracts from the real issues.

    As far as the Tea Party's response is concerned, there are a number of reasons why Roughdraft is probably right. The Tea Party is unorganized, so there is no core leadership who would be expected to respond. And, his generalizations aside, the senator is correct. I'm sure the Tea Party is no more proud of its idiots than anyone else is of theirs, so they may just ignore it.

    The question is, what does it matter?

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Sheep View Post
    Now, with that said, Sen. Buck was coming from a Tea Party rally, apparently, where he heard birther comments. I'm sure there are birthers in the Tea Party. I'm sure there are birthers not in the Tea Party. I'm sure there are racists in the Tea Party. I'm sure you can find them in the Republican Party and the Democratic Party as well. Bottom line is that anyone who looks can find idiots in any group of people, but attributing the idiocy of the few to the many and harping on it is unfair to everyone because it detracts from the real issues.
    I can't find anywhere in that link where it says he was coming from a tea party event, unless maybe you saw that somewhere else or I'm skipping over it. It read to me as if he had just gotten out of a town hall type thing rather than a tea party meeting.

    Which makes me question why he would even bring up the tea party when talking about "dumbass" birthers.

    Do you have a link or anything saying exactly where he was coming from? I can't find anything.

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Do you have a link or anything saying exactly where he was coming from? I can't find anything.
    Touche, Roughdraft, touche. I most certainly do not. Actually, the article states that he made his statement after meeting with a group of people, including Tea Party activists. You read more carefully than I did. It could be that the people who brought up the birther issue happened to be Tea Party activists, but Sen. Buck also could have simply been mistaken. He did apologize for his comment later, though. That strikes me as somewhat pertinent information.

    That'll teach me to read the entire original source.

    /slaps self

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Well, I'd go with birthers are dumbasses. Even those in the tea party.

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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    People who question his citizenship ***are*** dumbasses.... What that has to do with the tea party has more to do with a smear attempt than anything else..... What happened, the racist card fell flat?
    Did you read the article?

    "It is not the Tea Party movement on the whole. The Tea Party movement gets it. It's the Constitution, it's the debt, it's the other issues, but there are a couple people that are frankly frustrating for all candidates. I mean if you talked to other candidates and they're being honest with you, they'll say I know that. Now, they may not have used my choice words, but they have the same feelings."

    Buck, who rose to the top of recent polls against his Republican primary opponent Jane Norton, campaigns as a "grassroots candidate" and openly embraces the Tea Party support he's received. For example, at the Independence Institute's Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms party last weekend, he asked the crowd, "Anybody here in any Tea Parties? Is that a great deal or what?"
    Seems to me like he wasn't talking about the Tea Party itself and is actually supported by local tea party people.
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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Well, I'd go with birthers are dumbasses. Even those in the tea party.
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    Re: CO-Sen (R) Cand. Ken Buck: Tea Partiers questioning Obama's citizenship 'dumbasse

    I too am sick of dumbasses asking me about Obama's birth certificate. I get asked quite a bit living in Alabama.
    Last edited by BCR; 07-26-10 at 11:15 PM.
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