The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee published a farewell-to-Glenn-Beck chalkboard earlier this week (read our story about it here). But there was a glaring error on that board, pictured below:
In the bottom right corner, it suggests that Beck is a birther — one of those who doesn’t believe the president was born in this country. That couldn’t be further from the truth. And just in case anyone doubted that, Beck made it quite clear on radio today when he delivered a message to those who do question the president’s citizenship.
“Stop with the damn birth certificate!” he said. “Stop!” According to him, it is a non-issue that only detracts from the real problem in America, which is progressives fundamentally transforming America.
“If you’re going to lose your country– we’re going to lose it on a birth certificate?” he asked. “You have a real opportunity to talk about American exceptionalism … instead you’re going to waste time on the birth certificate?”
“You’re out of your mind if you think that is a winning argument for the next election. You’re out of your mind. You have to go fight the battle on the principles of America!”
Beck said he doesn’t think Obama is a “Manchurian candidate,” and reaffirmed his belief that the president was born in America. Listen to the impassioned plea below:
Beck’s anti-birther position isn’t anything new. As Mediaite notes, he has been denouncing the movement since 2009. In addition, he and his co-hosts often make fun of the idea by joking that it’s just as legitimate to say the president may have been born in Newfoundland.