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Ken Buck insults tea party birthers

Colorado Senate hopeful Ken Buck, who last week told voters to support him "because I do not wear high heels," has again been caught on tape saying something uncouth.

On an audio tape obtained by The Denver Post, Buck was caught muttering "will you tell those [expletive] at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera?" The comment was recorded by a Democratic operative who has been following the Republican candidate around. Watch the video here.

A Buck campaign spokesman told POLITICO that the candidate spent Sunday explaining and apologizing for the remark.

"Ken points out he does gets frustrated at times with those individuals pushing those issues. He shouldn't have cussed. He regrets the remark. He was venting his frustration to a Democratic tracker and he shouldn't of," said Loftus.

Colorado's Aug. 10 primary pits Buck against Jane Norton, a former lieutenant governor and party establishment favorite.

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Illega Alien SCOFFLAW SCAMNESTY Is "TREASON" Against The MILLIONS Of UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS !!!

Posted by: lennybeachboy999 | July 27, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

The Teapayers, those who are not out and out Right Wing Republicans, Libertarans, anarchists and highly racially motivated individuals, are mainly misguided indepentents (former Republicans) who are really on the wrong side of the Deficient issue. Think Social Security check and Medicare benefits ...dud! There is some hope some day for many duped Teapayers - particularly when they see their "government" checks and benefits reduced. However, there is no hope for the Birthers. They are just plain, old, tired racists stuck in the past. Hey, just move on, a Black man was elected President...deal with, live with it! Let's move on please.

Posted by: JCliff | July 27, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

The Teapayers, those who are not out and out Right Wing Republicans, Libertarans, anarchists and highly racially motivated individuals, are mainly misguided indepentents (former Republicans) who are really on the wrong side of the Deficient issue. Think Social Security check and Medicare benefits ...dud! There is some hope some day for many duped Teapayers - particularly when they see their "government" checks and benefits reduced. However, there is no hope for the Birthers. They are just plain, old, tired racists stuck in the past. Hey, just move on, a Black man was elected President...deal with, live with it! Let's move on please.

Posted by: JCliff | July 27, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank the Lord that the Tea Partiers are keeping the birth cert issue alive. I think that all Republican candidates should have to demonstrate fealty to the party by denouncing the President's foreign birth and by denying their innate desire to wear high heel shoes.

Posted by: johnharris1 | July 27, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

The people that are truly ignorant are those that believe it is best to have the government provide. If the government is big enough to provide what you need, it is big enough to take what you have.
Socialism and Communism look great on paper, the unavoidable problem with both of these forms of government is that the government is run by imperfect people. People that are inherently greedy and power hungry. Due to this self-evident fact, socialism and communism are the most oppresive forms of government.

Posted by: born2diefree | July 27, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Fightfortheright said: "If the birthers are so "Stupid" why is it that none of this mans records have been shared publicly? No school records, no birth cert, nothing! For all we know this man is not a citizen..." And that proves the ignorance of the birthers. Obama has published his birth certificate. The Republican governor of Hawaii has verified that it is a real birth certificate. The Republican Director of Vital Statistics for Hawaii has verified that Obama's birth certificate is real and that he was, indeed, born in Honolulu on the date and place stated. His school records are available as easily as mine are. Anyone who continues to maintain that there is any question about Obama's birth or citizenship has immediately proven their ignorance. Stupidity? Well, ignorant is as ignorant does and it may be different from stupidity. But it looks just like it!

Posted by: ianmac37 | July 27, 2010 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Fightfortheright said: "If the birthers are so "Stupid" why is it that none of this mans records have been shared publicly? No school records, no birth cert, nothing! For all we know this man is not a citizen..." And that proves the ignorance of the birthers. Obama has published his birth certificate. The Republican governor of Hawaii has verified that it is a real birth certificate. The Republican Director of Vital Statistics for Hawaii has verified that Obama's birth certificate is real and that he was, indeed, born in Honolulu on the date and place stated. His school records are available as easily as mine are. Anyone who continues to maintain that there is any question about Obama's birth or citizenship has immediately proven their ignorance. Stupidity? Well, ignorant is as ignorant does and it may be different from stupidity. But it looks just like it!

Posted by: ianmac37 | July 27, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Fightfortheright said: "If the birthers are so "Stupid" why is it that none of this mans records have been shared publicly? No school records, no birth cert, nothing! For all we know this man is not a citizen..." And that proves the ignorance of the birthers. Obama has published his birth certificate. The Republican governor of Hawaii has verified that it is a real birth certificate. The Republican Director of Vital Statistics for Hawaii has verified that Obama's birth certificate is real and that he was, indeed, born in Honolulu on the date and place stated. His school records are available as easily as mine are. Anyone who continues to maintain that there is any question about Obama's birth or citizenship has immediately proven their ignorance. Stupidity? Well, ignorant is as ignorant does and it may be different from stupidity. But it looks just like it!

Posted by: ianmac37 | July 27, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The policies of the Democratic Party are destroying our youths and our country, we need answers to the serious question, who, why and what are their intentions?

http://www.massresistance.org
http://www.drjudithreisman.org
http://www.sielntscream.org
Also goggle Boston Children's Hospital Sex Change Clinic
Also Dawn Stefanowicz Out from Under
Also Amazon.com You're Teaching my Child What?
Also Planned Parenthood as this organiazation goes into the public schools and gives young girls low dose birth control pills so they will become pregnant, then they take them for an abortion many times without the parents permission

Progressive Liberals Creating a Diabolical Soceity

Posted by: boski66 | July 27, 2010 6:15 AM | Report abuse

"He was venting his frustration to a Democratic tracker and he shouldn't of," said Loftus."

You know, I bet he "shouldn't HAVE" as well.

Rookie screw up.

Posted by: joelinpdx | July 26, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Oh dear, is it possible, could it be, oh horrors! Was George Washington a British citizen?

Posted by: wlrobbins | July 26, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

@ AHEM1

First, the poster needs to more clearly state his point then (and check his spelling).

Second, you are assuming that I believe that Obama is not qualified to be President....and you know what assuming does....don't you?

Posted by: LMW6 | July 26, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

If the brithers are so "Stupid" why is it that none of this mans records have been shared publicly? No school records, no birth cert, nothing! For all we know this man is not a citizen. All he has to do is unlock his records and make them available to the public and everything will be cleared up. Until that time comes i say we question everything about this man who came out of nowhere, spent less than a year as a Senetor and was elected President of the United States. Before 2006 can any of you liberals account for Obama??? Oh... you say he was a community organizer in Chicago... ahhh... i see... it is ok now!! So we elected a man we know nothing about, put him up on the pedistal for us all to praise and follow without any prior knowlege of his views becasue he was a community organizer, a Senetor for less than a year and, becasue his records are blocked, we have no proof that he has ever managed anything. The only other president that was a Senetor first was JFK. He was an exception to the rule however, becasue his father was an aide to the white house and he literaly grew up in the white house. JFK spent his entire documented life around the whitehouse and federal government. Obviously he was a great president and an exception to the rule. Obama is not anywhere close to the great man, person and president that JFK was. Obama is over his head, his management skills are obvious at this point and he is pushing a radical extreem agenda down our throats with no regard to what the MAJORITY of people in this country think about it. The left is happy though,with their utopia in site. A utopia that is renewable, carbon free and healthy. The utopia is a world where every man, women and child will be treated the same, have every thing they ever needed provided by the government and they wont have to earn anything for them self. Hard workers will be puished for striving to make a profit and if they do make a profit it will be redistributed to the people who dont work. There will be very little choice for anyone in this utopia but atleast there is an unlimited supply of granola and tofu!! The libs all cant get in line fast enough. Like cows being lead to the slaughter house. The problem here is that the world isnt fair, there are alot of people out there that would love to see evey American in the world dead. There are contries that despise our freedom of choice so much that they would do anything to see it fall. Our liberty is the enemy of evey evil, power hungry group in the world. Dont think for one second that it is not possible for our corputed government to be infiltrated by one of these groups with the right amount of money. Please AMERICA- I know we arent as foolish as it seems these days- WAKE UP BERFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!

Posted by: Fightfortheright | July 26, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

@LMW6 -- you are misinterpreting what JayWes38 was saying. He was not saying Obama's father was a US Citizen -- he was suggesting that his father's citizenship does not matter bec Obama was born on U.S. soil -- so parent citizenship irrelevant. But that is probably too much like the truth for you to be comfortable, isn't it?

Posted by: AHEM1 | July 26, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

OK, let's forget about the Obama birth certificate for a moment.

Why is he hiding his...

1)Baptism records?

2)Obama/Dunham marriage license?

3)Obama/Dunham divorce documents?

4)Soetoro/Dunham marriage license?

5)Adoption records?

6)High school scholarship records?

7)Occidental College application records?

8)Columbia University application records?

9) US Passport application?

10) Health records before becoming POTUS?

Where there is smoke, there is fire.

Posted by: pmendez | July 26, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Buck says he won't be wearing high heels so I guess we won't see him doing an impression of a drag queen. How disappointing.

Posted by: rant | July 26, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Looks like he is officially qualified to be Vice President of the United States! Typical that it is cute when Joe Biden does it, but let a Republican let loose and the WAPO is all over him.

Impeach Obama.

Posted by: JCM-51 | July 26, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

@JayWes38 who wrote: "There latest a claim that his father was not a US citizen. Read the amendment, it states clearly that a birth on USA soil or if the parents are citizens."

First, its "their" ....not there.

Second, Obama's father was NOT a US Citizen - he was born in Kenya...

Third, do you really think that if you don't know that simple fact that you should be commenting on this thread?

and Fourth, here's the proof of his father's foreign birth and nationality (Kenya was under British rule at the time of O's father's birth) from the Organizing For America biography....Obama's own "grass roots" movement housed at the Democrat National Convention.....

"Barack Obama was raised by a single mother and his grandparents. ... His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he ..." www.barackobama.com/learn/meet_barack.php

Posted by: LMW6 | July 26, 2010 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Given that the very existence of tea party birthers is an insult to the national intelligence, tea party birthers must be insulted every available opportunity. Such boundless idiocy can never be rewarded. Tea party birthers do not deserve even the benefit of doubt in regard to the extent of their mindlessness. Ultimately, since the phrase "stuck on stupid" completely summarizes the tea party birther movement, it should be required that all followers have that phrase tattooed on their foreheads.

Posted by: TheghostofLennyBruce | July 26, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I imagine everyone is laughing in the Whitehouse. The problem is not where he was born, but the nationality of his parents. He is a US citizen because his mom is a US citizen. He is a British citizen because his dad was a British citizen. He could have been born on the moon. The problem is at age 18 he had to decide which citizenship he wanted. So there had better be two documents that are filed in Government offices. One states he accepts his US citizenship. The other is on file in Britian that states he refused his British Citizenship. Currently he can be the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Britian. Go look at the law. Any serviceman with children born overseas know this. If happens all the time! Show us the papers! I bet Eric is on his way to the British Embassey. Hillary can cook him at State!!!

Posted by: Barnacle46 | July 26, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

"Shouldn't of"? Seriously???????

Posted by: bellsauf | July 26, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Buck is REALLY a Democrat masquerading as a Republican. Much like the Socialists masquerading as Democrats. What is it about MASSIVE DEFICIT spending that you moron Democrats applaud???

Posted by: markypolo | July 26, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

These "Birthers" will never go away. If a video recording of the birth of Obama along with total documentation of his moters citizenship were posted , they would claim it was all faked and not real. There latest a claim that his father was not a US citizen. Read the amendment, it states clearly that a birth on USA soil or if the parents are citizens. Next they will claim Hawaii was not acquired legitimately.

Posted by: JayWes38 | July 26, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

It is impossible to insult idiots by calling them idiots. It's like trying to pick up a turd by the clean end.

Posted by: Michael2255 | July 26, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

...infighting between Huckabees and Fred Phelps' inbred teabagger cousins...

As Monty Burns would say, "Excellent!"

Posted by: areyousaying | July 26, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Do you know any of that, klaw009x, or are you simply talking out of your rear end? It's "pretty clear" that something "appears" to have happened the way you say it did? In other words, you have no idea, and you're simply assuming. The last thing this planet needs is another fool mouthing off about issues they know nothing about. Excuse me, about which he or she knows nothing.

Posted by: simpleton1 | July 26, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Insulting the birthers and baggers just puts the guy on the side of rational, thinking majority. It's probably a smart move.

Posted by: ravenmocker | July 26, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Simpleton -- not to point out the appropriateness of your name, but your grammar police rant is misplaced. It isn't the spokesperson who created the problem, it's the barely semi-literate WashPost reporter. It's pretty clear that the quote was spoken, not written. Accordingly, it appears the mistake is the result of a lazy transcription of the quote. Yet another example of how budget-saving mass-exodus of copyeditors at the Post have caused the quality of the product to suffer.

Posted by: klaw009x | July 26, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Don't see the problem.

Posted by: jckdoors | July 26, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, insulting the birthers is about the smartest thing I've heard a Republican politician say all month.

What's REALLY offensive is the spokesperson's apparent ignorance of the English language: "'He was venting his frustration to a Democratic tracker and he shouldn't of,' said Loftus." Shouldn't HAVE, fercryinoutloud!

Posted by: simpleton1 | July 26, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

The guy is obviously a sexist cretin, so I would never vote for him, but it is hard to argue his point about the birthers. Those people are straight up looney, and have lost all touch with reality. They scare the crap out of me.

Posted by: rhalter3633 | July 26, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Language was inappropriate, but sentiment was not. Is this Buck's first run for public office? Seems so...

Posted by: OldUncleTom | July 26, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

LOL nevermind. I must have loaded a page from my history or hit a server hiccup. My comment is still there. My fault.

Posted by: trident420 | July 26, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

i actually think him not wearing high heels is a pretty good reason to vote for him

Posted by: slim4 | July 26, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

My comment was DELETED? Because I called them Wh@ck-job conspiracy theorists?

And the guy that calls them "whack m@#$erf@$#ers" is still here.

Something is wrong with you people.

Posted by: trident420 | July 26, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Finally a Republican candidate who has the guts to say the obvious about the Tea Party!


His recent sexist comments on women shoe wear was somewhat crude and off the point but this statement is definitely dead on target!

Even as a Democrat, you really have to admire this guy.

You go Buck!

Posted by: Citi__Street | July 26, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

The current version of Political Correctness makes it required for a Republican candidate to believe that:
1. Obama was born in Kenya
2. Reagan and the Bushes did not ran up 90% of all federal deficits
3. The Earth is 7000 years old
4. The government should decide what you see and read and whether you should have a chid.

So long as the Gospel of Ignorance is required of all Republican candidates, I will take my vote elsewhere - no matter how distasteful the opposition.

Posted by: djah | July 26, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Some Republican candidates realize Birthers are wayyyyyyy out there in Looneyville.

Posted by: angie12106 | July 26, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

He apparently has reverted to the last century with his remark about "not wearing high heels," but he is correct to distance himself from birthers and other extremists.

Posted by: FredinVicksburg | July 26, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I just love it! Tell the truth and shame the Devil!

It's good to hear the straights get frustrated every now and then with the wackos who are trying to repeat the same lie enough times that they themselves mistake their lies for truth.

Demagoguery.


Posted by: lindalovejones | July 26, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

The T Par-T is not just a collection of people who wear tinfoil antenna hats and don't want to pay taxes.

This party is useful because it allows the expression of the normally repressed 'shadow' in American politics -- lunch counter racists, ashamed-at-their-underachieving old people and politicians who can't help but confess in their presence.

I hope the coverage will increase and we can all enjoy the public expression of those too often forbidden/repressed actions, thoughts and ideas.... but just don't elect any of these nutballs.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | July 26, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

The T Par-T is not just a collection of people who wear tinfoil antenna hats and don't want to pay taxes.

This party is useful because it allows the expression of the normally repressed 'shadow' in American politics -- lunch counter racists, ashamed-at-their-underachieving old people and politicians who can't help but confess in their presence.

I hope the coverage will increase and we can all enjoy the public expression of those too often forbidden/repressed actions, thoughts and ideas.... but just don't elect any of these nutballs.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | July 26, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

The T Par-T is not just a collection of people who wear tinfoil antenna hats and don't want to pay taxes.

This party is useful because it allows the expression of the normally repressed 'shadow' in American politics -- lunch counter racists, ashamed-at-their-underachieving old people and politicians who can't help but confess in their presence.

I hope the coverage will increase and we can all enjoy the public expression of those too often forbidden/repressed actions, thoughts and ideas.... but just don't elect any of these nutballs.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | July 26, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

He forgot who was running the Republican Party. Or did he?

Posted by: larsonlk | July 26, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

He forgot who was running the Republican Party. Or did he?

Posted by: larsonlk | July 26, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

"I'm confused how did he insult birthers?
WaPo once again you make a headline much more provactive than the story."
_____________________

Because he referred to them as, “[expletive]”. Do they need to draw a picture? And this is pretty ironic when a right wing Tea Party buffoon calls out the Stupid birthers for being [expletive]”, which they are of course.

Posted by: vztownes | July 26, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Truth hurts. Buck sucks up to the whacko rightwing and then turns around calls them a bunch of 'expletives'. Watch the dummies vote for him anyway.

Posted by: thebobbob | July 26, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

The Republicans brought on this stupidity; they can deal with the consequences.

It's part of a strategy of deliberate misinformation and misdirection since they have no plan.

smear, smear, smear.

Posted by: vigor | July 26, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

That's a pretty timid insult compared to what these lunatics deserve.

Posted by: wideblacksky | July 26, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I'm confused how did he insult birthers?

WaPo once again you make a headline much more provactive than the story.

Posted by: rlj1 | July 26, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

The mere existence of birthers is an insult to American intelligence. Putting myself in Buck's shoes, I'd have said the same thing. I don't care what political party you support. I have no time for swiftly disproven, whack-job conspiracy theorists.

Posted by: trident420 | July 26, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I wonder if he is vocally against their crazy birther sentiments or simply doesn't want to be put in the cross hairs. Call me jaded.

Posted by: cadam72 | July 26, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Claiming the President is REALLY Adolph Hitler, born in Russia to Chinese parents and speaks Swahili backwards is not a credible argument.

Republicans are a legitimate Political Party, but the "Tea Party" movement is a Hate Group that attracts overtly rascist individuals. Also, Sarah Palin and Ms. Bachman claiming there is no leadership in place to oust the hate Group members is a shallow and gutless response. Hate in any form White, Black or other is ALWAYS wrong and it's up to all of us to get rid of them when we see them.

Posted by: geoffrey2 | July 26, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Claiming the President is REALLY Adolph Hitler, born in Russia to Chinese parents and speaks Swahili backwards is not a credible argument.

Republicans are a legitimate Political Party, but the "Tea Party" movement is a Hate Group that attracts overtly rascist individuals. Also, Sarah Palin and Ms. Bachman claiming there is no leadership in place to oust the hate Group members is a shallow and gutless response. Hate in any form White, Black or other is ALWAYS wrong and it's up to all of us to get rid of them when we see them.

Posted by: geoffrey2 | July 26, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Seems to me that it's about time someone pushed back against those wack m@#$erf@$#ers.

Posted by: tennesseemoonshiner | July 26, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

I bought the Chicago Tribune's special victory edition for Obama because I knew the day before the IL Lottery had drawn 666.
Lo and Behold ! Yes, the Lottery draw was on Page 2, back-to-back with Obama's victory front page cover.
I made an article and published the two photos of the newspaper.
They're here in this link:

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/110/882/Hidden_in_Plain_View._Obama_Photos_Of_Mark_Of_Beast_Making_Him_Antichrist.html

The 50 million polled saying Obama IS OR MIGHT be the Antichrist will go off on a stampede now right away !!!!

Posted by: GeirSmith | July 26, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

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