GOP Candidate: Birthers Are 'Dumbasses'

Ken Buck opens his mouth, another faux pas falls out
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by IndependentLeft
Posted Jul 26, 2010 2:28 PM CDT
Ken Buck addresses delegates after he won top ballot placement in a Republican primary for US Senate in Loveland, Colo., on Saturday, May 22, 2010.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Straight from the candidate who gave you a minor controversy over high-heels and bullshit comes another flap over his opinion of those demanding to see President Obama's birth certificate. US Senate candidate Ken Buck of Colorado was taped without his knowledge referring to birthers as "dumbasses." Or, as GOP rival Jane Norton puts it, he revealed himself as a "self-proclaimed tea partier who trashes tea partiers when he thinks no one is looking."

"Will you tell those dumbasses at the Tea Party to stop asking questions about birth certificates while I'm on the camera," Buck says on the tape. "God, what am I supposed to do?" He later backpedaled, saying, "You know there are times of frustration where I vent and in this case, I vented to the wrong person under the wrong circumstances." (Read more Ken Buck stories.)

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