Glenn Beck Hearts David Barton

Bob Barr (yes, that Bob Barr) recently criticized his opponent in a House race in Georgia for being endorsed by fraud David Barton and Glenn Beck has leapt to the defense of his buddy Barton, assuring his listeners that Barton is just a wonderful, delightful man. And totally not bigoted.

Before Barton called into the program, Beck likened the attacks on him to Malcolm X’s attacks on Martin Luther King, insisting that Barton “is an amazing man, an amazing uniter … David is an amazing, decent, honorable, loving, non-bigoted man.”

“I’ve met bigots before in my life,” Beck said, “David Barton is the farthest thing from it.”

httpv://youtu.be/a07Ej0wHOpY

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  • D. C. Sessions

    I suppose it’s possible that Barton is not a bigot but acts like he is for the money, attention, etc.

  • colnago80

    Bigotry is only part of Barton’s transgressions. In addition he’s a lying piece of filth.

  • matty1

    @1 What they say not what they, are remember.

    Whether Barton in his innermost thoughts holds bigoted views is a lot less important than the effect of his statements

  • dugglebogey

    He’s a “uniter?” He is LITERALLY the leader of a group called WALL BUILDERS.

  • matty1

    What does Wall Builders actually mean anyway? I assume it’s a reference to something or did he just open the dictionary and point?

  • Friendly

    @5 matty1 –

    From their website:

    “In the Old Testament book of Nehemiah, the nation of Israel rallied together in a grassroots movement to help rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and thus restore stability, safety, and a promising future to that great city. We have chosen this historical concept of “rebuilding the walls” to represent allegorically the call for citizen involvement in rebuilding our nation’s foundations. As Psalm 11:3 reminds us, ‘If the foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?’”

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Nehemiah was a divider all the way. As the Head Jew in charge after the Hebrew elite returned from the Babylonian exile, he insisted on extreme racial discrimination, banned intermarriage between Jew and non-Jew, and vigorously consigned the Samaritans to permanent underclass status for having been “contaminated” by foreign blood.

    He was an apt choice for the namesake of Heinlein’s theocratic monster in the “Future History” stories, and equally apropos for an ideal in Barton’s vision of future theocracy.

  • Michael Heath

    “I’ve met bigots before in my life,” Beck said . . .

    Well, yeah . . . every time Beck looks into a mirror.


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