Watch Bob Beckel accuse veteran Mike Coffman of not being a veteran

posted at 1:01 pm on October 12, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Regular viewers of The Five on Fox may have already seen this, but there was a fairly instructive bit of spittle flying invective directed at Mike Coffman (R-Colorado) by Bob Beckel this week. Things got heated on the show after a clip was played showing Coffman discussing the recent travesty of the families of dead soldiers not receiving their expected benefits. (You can fast forward to around the five minute mark for this exchange.)


Beckel: That is outrageous. What’s that congressman’s name? That bum who just said that? Why didn’t you write the law clearer? How’s that for an idea? You didn’t. And now you’re coming back and trying to suggest that these people didn’t want to pay death benefits? Chuck Hagel is a veteran and you’re not? And you’re sitting there saying that? That’s disgraceful.

There was one small problem with that outburst. Coffman is a twenty year veteran of both the Army and the Marines and served in both Iraq wars. But Coffman has been drawing a lot of fire recently, particularly for his support for a deal which would end the shutdown with a “clean” CR passing the House.

“I have done my best to delay, defund and dismantle all or parts of Obamacare because I believe that much of it will be harmful to this country in the long run,” Coffman wrote. “However, the debate over attaching Obamacare to a spending bill must end and I will argue before my colleagues in the House that we need to pass a ‘clean’ spending bill to immediately reopen the government.”

A number of news outlets have tallied vote counts to see if a spending measure to fund, and ultimately reopen the federal government, would pass the House of Representatives.

This was a 180 degree shift for Coffman, who was unwilling to discuss a “clean” deal to raise the debt ceiling as recently as ten days ago. As of Saturday morning, most of the House members were heading home for the weekend after the White House once again refused to offer any sort of compromise on a plan. The leadership will remain in Washington to at least go through the motions of trying to find a path out of this, but don’t expect any more concrete action until at least Monday. And the beat goes on…


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Schmuck.

myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:03 PM

According to his Wiki bio Beckel proudly served in the Peace Corps during the Vietnam era.

myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

As far as Obamacare goes, “elections have consequences” (except for Scott Brown’s).

OxyCon on October 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Standard reprobate dishonest democrat.

Murphy9 on October 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

His lips are moving. Meanwhile, Ben Carson calls Obamacare as bad as slavery.

John the Libertarian on October 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

NO,…the President is NOT a Attorney!!

The Obamas’ Law Licenses

Posted on June 14, 2012
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Q: Did Barack and Michelle Obama “surrender” their law licenses to avoid ethics charges?

A: No. A court official confirms that no public disciplinary proceeding has ever been brought against either of them, contrary to a false Internet rumor. By voluntarily inactivating their licenses, they avoid a requirement to take continuing education classes and pay hundreds of dollars in annual fees. Both could practice law again if they chose to do so.
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http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/the-obamas-law-licenses/

canopfor on October 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

As of Saturday morning, most of the House members were heading home for the weekend after the White House once again refused to offer any sort of compromise on a plan.

But remember, Obama and the trolls will tell you that Obama’s been willing to negotiate since the beginning – you know, even back when the audio/video shows him repeatedly saying he would *not* negotiate.

Midas on October 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

As far as Obamacare goes, “elections have consequences” (except for Scott Brown’s).

OxyCon on October 12, 2013 at 1:10 PM

And Ted Cruz’s…

And Mike Lee’s…

And…

Midas on October 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I wonder what Bob Beckel uses as an excuse for being fat and stupid now that he’s supposedly sober. Maybe it wasn’t the booze that caused those bad lifestyle choices.

But Bob did what he was told to do. Blame the shutdown and the denial of those death gratuities in order to blame Republicans and the shutdown of goverment. The White House knew from the beginning. The Jew-hating Hagel knew from the beginning. The lizard for DoD that was being questioned knew from the beginning. And yet Beckel is mad at politicians and not how they tried to use the deaths of troops for political reasons.

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Beckel constantly lets his mouth overload his backside. He’s a loud mouth drunk that has been nowhere and has done nothing. Maybe he can list his peace corps campaigns and shows us his battle streamers.

rplat on October 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Beckel is such an azz. Democrats are so used to trying to use labels to win an argument that they forget to actually research.

The DOD testified that it was a “loosely” written bill which mean they could have chosen to interpret it EITHER WAY.

melle1228 on October 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Scotch is a helluva drug.

mankai on October 12, 2013 at 1:33 PM

The biggest schmuck on topic is Carney, Goebbels’ son. He claimed that obama wanted to fund this all along but the Rs prevented him.

I hope that Carney and his boss suffocate from fabrications.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Thank you Sens. Cruz/Lee. We owe you so much.

We’d never know how much the left hates the Soldiers, dead or alive, and their families, beginning with obama, Hagel, and on down.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Watch Bob Beckel

Voluntarily?

lynncgb on October 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Fat, drunk liberal blowhard is…

Fat, Drunk and Liberal….and angry.

SHocka!!

According to his Wiki bio Beckel proudly served in the Peace Corps during the Vietnam era.

myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

I will check this, but I’ll assume it’s true…

Am not surprised.

BigWyo on October 12, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Beckel’s such a jerk, and Libtard talking heads like him and Colmes and many others will go on with their nonsense while the lives of average Americans continue to deteriorate.

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http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/the-obamas-law-licenses/

canopfor on October 12, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I’ve given up on ever seeing a real Hawaii birth certificate (because it simply doesn’t exist), but how about copies of their degrees? Nothing sacred about those-professionals hang those up in their offices all the time. Heck how about their marriage certificate?

Most everything about these two are lies and it’s worked out perfectly.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Wow…did check out the Wiki page on Lumpy…

He’s a dyed in the wool a$$hole…

BigWyo on October 12, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

All I wish to see are obama’s grades. I bet they suck and he’s a dummy.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

The biggest schmuck on topic is Carney, Goebbels’ son. He claimed that obama wanted to fund this all along but the Rs prevented him.

I hope that Carney and his boss suffocate from fabrications.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I disagree. Biggest schmuck honors go to the DoD budget lizard that Coffman was questioning. Who said that DoD and DoJ lawyers were the ones that said the death gratuities couldn’t be paid. There was no sense of remorse as he blamed the lawyers. And it is clear that the lizard was only following Obama’s orders of making the shutdown as painful as possible on as many people as possible.

And we still haven’t even gotten to the story about how the administration was happy to open the National Mall for pro-amnesty rallies literally in sight where the same administration was denying WWII vets the chance to see their memorial out of spite. If the GOP over-stepped by demanding defunding Obamacare, the Dems over-stepped by the way they’ve been spiteful and vindictive. The PR battle is a wash. Which is why the GOP shouldn’t give up the leverage they have from the debt ceiling lightly.

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM

According to his Wiki bio Beckel proudly served in the Peace Corps during the Vietnam era.
myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Not surprised. But what does it say about him if he’s still a socialist AFTER 30?

Cleombrotus on October 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM

All I wish to see are obama’s grades. I bet they suck and he’s a dummy.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

You say that is if they exist. Do you recall anybody ever talking about how brilliant the lazy stupid coward was in college or law school? Fond tales of “the gang” (including Barry) taking Cambridge by storm after finals? Yeah, me neither.

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Will he apologize on air?

ladyingray on October 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

spittle flying invective

Huh??? I think you might have meant “spittle-flecked invective”, Jazz.

GWB on October 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM

I swear that I was about to thank Sens Cruz/Lee for also exposing the juxtaposition of illegals marching, Pelosi being a scumhag, while WWII veterans were shut out.

We’d have never known about the extent of leftist impertinence. Now there are videos, forever.

You are right on the DoD azz, and I will not let Carney off the hook. He makes Goebbels pale, every day, for lots of shame.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Most everything about these two are lies and it’s worked out perfectly.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Face it, the real birth certificate lists him as a Muslim and/or white which is why it has been supressed. As to college transcripts, I’d rather see the college applications where we find out (among other things) whatever the hell he was calling himself at the time.

Simply put, it is just too weird that we would have a POTUS who was not raised as an American, has gone by at least two names, represented himself as Kenyan at one point, nobody can remember seeing him in college or law school, and has written not one but two autobiographies by the time he was 40. Weird.

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Only in the US of Zimbabwe…with the very own O’Mugabe. Relatively free people always deserve their leaders…or ‘leader’, in this case.

Then they re-elected him…actually, he won in 2012 like Mugabe did in 2013. He rules the same, deservedly to the sheepleton.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM

One more case of Bob Beckel not doing his homework…

JohnGalt23 on October 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 2:01 PM

And the majority are not outraged by this. That’s what’s the more troubling.

Cleombrotus on October 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Schmuck.

myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:03 PM

which one?

entagor on October 12, 2013 at 2:07 PM

And while Bob Beckel sits there blubbering out of his mouth, the other four sit there like a bottle of piss.

mobydutch on October 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM

According to his Wiki bio Beckel proudly served in the Peace Corps during the Vietnam era.
myiq2xu on October 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Not surprised. But what does it say about him if he’s still a socialist AFTER 30?

Cleombrotus on October 12, 2013 at 1:51 PM

That he’s a True Believer. Also that he knows that in DC, it’s the best way to get his hands on the twin gods of politics; Money and Power.

If you want Washington to change, you have to change that metric. Period.

clear ether

eon

eon on October 12, 2013 at 2:14 PM

And while Bob Beckel sits there blubbering out of his mouth, the other four sit there like a bottle of piss.

mobydutch on October 12, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I disagree. Did you see that “I got you” smirk on Greg Gutfield’s face when Beckel started his rant?

Happy Nomad on October 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM

“Why didn’t you write the law clearer…”

Beckel has no defense for the Democrats tactics. He’s grasping at straws and so is it any wonder that he leaves the realm of sanity and accuses a veteran of not being a veteran and tries to place the blame for the tactics of this administration “Make it as painful as possible.” being applied by the Pentagon against the widows and orphans of our fallen servicemen on a poorly written bill?

That bill has been reviewed and the verdict was that it did include the death benefit for widows and orphans and they should have been paid.

The parsing of that legislation by certain officers in the Pentagon came at the behest of the Obama administration. The Commander-in-Chief had issued an order… “Make it as painful as possible.” and so his order was dutifully carried out.

To accuse a military veteran of not being a military veteran, by Beckel, a man who has never served anything but his own partisan ideology, simply illuminates how desperate he has become in trying to defend this administration when they’ve committed the indefensible and it illustrates how far beyond the realm of reason people like Beckel will go in that attempted defense.

Watching Beckel in this attempt is observing rank panic. This administration showed the nation, clearly, what its priorities are, and worse, that the Democrats don’t give a damn about widows, orphans, women, children, or the well being of the citizens of this nation. Beckel has been around long enough to know that this is not going to go away. He’s already envisioning the ads for the next several elections.

thatsafactjack on October 12, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Will he apologize on air?
ladyingray on October 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Yes. Beckel apologized on air. I heard it. It was a real apology, not one of those “if he was offended” faux apologies.

Also, Beckel has been in recovery for his alcoholism for over 20 years, and is a very outspoken advocate for Alcoholics Anonymous.

marybel on October 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Beckel enjoys his daily obama enema. Give the fat slob a break.

crash72 on October 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Watch Bob Beckel
Voluntarily?

lynncgb on October 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM

I enjoy watching “The FIve” until Mr. Beckel begins running his mouth. I could replace him on the panel. All I would need do is sit and read the DNC’s talking points. I think the only thing I ever heard Mr. Beckel say that wasn’t scripted by the DNC was when he spoke of being a recovering alcoholic.

oldleprechaun on October 12, 2013 at 2:27 PM

By the way….sometimes an apology, even a sincere one, is not enough. Once the damage has been done, it can’t be undone. In this case, the damage is to Beckel, the administration, the Democrat party, and the progressive ideology. This is why some things are deemed indefensible… to try and defend them only makes one complicit.

thatsafactjack on October 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Brings back memories of the Contessa:

Do you have a degree in economics?

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/20/do-you-have-a-degree-in-economics/

Come to think of it, at least she asked instead of assuming (though she was sort of asking and assuming at the same time – now, my head hurts). The arrogance of these talking heads…

Fallon on October 12, 2013 at 2:36 PM

“Watch Bob Beckel…” Ha ha ha ha ha ha, you’re kidding again, what a kidder. Come on, why would I do that?

bour3 on October 12, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Bob later apologized during the same show. That should be mentioned.

SoulGlo on October 12, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Happy Nomad did you watch the previous Five where Beckel was running sprints around the remaining Four as he arrogantly trashed Cruz? There were no smirks, not even a peep.

mobydutch on October 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

This was a 180 degree shift for Coffman, who was unwilling to discuss a “clean” deal to raise the debt ceiling as recently as ten days ago.

Wow, what a surprise. Another coward and deserter.

rrpjr on October 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Happy Nomad did you watch the previous Five where Beckel was running sprints around the remaining Four as he arrogantly trashed Cruz? There were no smirks, not even a peep.

mobydutch on October 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Fox is dead to me. It’s just one more disappointment and sell-out in the era of them.

rrpjr on October 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

All I wish to see are obama’s grades. I bet they suck and he’s a dummy.

Schadenfreude on October 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

More likely what they fear is that it says “foreign student”. Meaning that either he was born elsewhere, or if not, that he chose to lie about it in order to get preferential treatment from a “diversity-hungry” school. Unfit to be President, either way.

bofh on October 12, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Liberals always get louder and spray thier words when wrong.

Babbling Bob is still better than Juan Williams but not by much.

Texyank on October 12, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Thank you Senators Cruz and Lee….bob beckel can go pee up a rope…..I can’t watch the Five if he is on…he makes me lose my lunch just like the petulant boy wonder barrack…hard to believe that I was 200 pounds when this administration started and now am anorexic

crosshugger on October 12, 2013 at 4:02 PM

There was one small problem with that outburst. Coffman is a twenty year veteran of both the Army and the Marines and served in both Iraq wars.

A righteous lefty in full indignant spittle-spewing mode is not bothered by the facts. Because how dare anyone, anyone, suggest they didn’t give enough of a sh!t to make sure something like this didn’t happen. Because “caring” is what they are all about. It’s the evil selfish conservatives who do not care.

IOW, they are just incompetent boobs and/or the government is too big and complex for one person to run, that’s all.

These are the people who think they are so smart and so competent that they can centrally plan and run the entire US health care industry, more than a sixth of the US economy. And yet they cannot make sure death benefits are paid to the families of KIA when they are forced to prioritize their spending for a little while. These are the same people who failed to create a working web site to sell government mandated and subsidized health insurance.

It’s not that they don’t care or are incompetent. It’s just that hese things are hard. And math is hard, too. Better to go shopping, and spend more of Other People’s Money.

farsighted on October 12, 2013 at 4:27 PM

The other day I read an interesting article wherein the author indicated that Soetoro was in fact born in America – however, he contends that due to a completely insane family and extended family, and very little money, Soetoro had to create false identities in order to be eligible for student grants and loans.

Hence, the author maintains Soetoro is in fact guilty of a number of fairly serious felonies.

Can’t recall where the article was.

karra on October 12, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Will he apologize on air?

ladyingray on October 12, 2013 at 1:58 PM

He did. About 10 minutes later.

katy the mean old lady on October 12, 2013 at 4:40 PM

I would describe Beckel as pond-scum, but I have more respect pond-scum for it at least serves a purpose.

Another Drew on October 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM

THE FIVE IS THE MOST BRAIN DEAD SHOW ON CABLE TV.

I mean seriously – Rachel Maddow has more brain cells than the whole crew of the five put together.

I’m tired of both BoB Beckel and Dana “Like the boots of the establishment” Perino.

HondaV65 on October 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM

If you have watched The Five regularly, Bob is not the worst Democrat they could have chosen for the show. C’mon, he’s outnumbered four to one, and has often taken a stance certainly less obnoxious than many Dems…think DWS. He does have experience with Dem politics over the years that help make the show interesting.

Bob is a curmudgeonly almost friendly Dem guy that really doesn’t deserve demonization. The rest of the panel mostly care about him as a person… Eric Bolling saved his life at lunch one day from choking to death with a heimlich maneuver. Crikey, it’s probably the only place on tv where the Conservatives, and Dems get along…almost.

I disagree with Bob a lot, but I won’t diss the guy here, and I like him.

marybel on October 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM

P. S. Bob apologized.

marybel on October 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Bob later apologized during the same show. That should be mentioned.

SoulGlo on October 12, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Is that what he mumbled? It was so quiet, I couldn’t catch it. Nothing like when he yelled out his first statement at the top of his voice.

I occasionally watch The Five, just to see Greg Gutfeld quietly eviscerate Bob once in a while, who usually just looks back at him in a stuporous moment trying to decipher exactly what has been said to him. *good times* :)

To his credit,though, he does not like Muslims’ criminal behaviors and the fact that “moderate” Muslims don’t speak out…… and says so loudly.

avagreen on October 12, 2013 at 6:34 PM

P. S. Bob apologized.

marybel on October 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Maybe he should just try doing less things to apologize for when caught.

VorDaj on October 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

If you looked up his record did you see his arrest record? Interesting!

Bambi on October 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

I’m tired of both BoB Beckel and Dana “Like the boots of the establishment” Perino.

HondaV65 on October 12, 2013 at 6:26 PM

What if they are really great boots?

cptacek on October 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

P. S. Bob apologized.

marybel on October 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

So? He and his ilk would never let a Republican get away with that regardless of how many apologies were made.

Dr. ZhivBlago on October 12, 2013 at 7:50 PM

…he’s a drunk…on air!

KOOLAID2 on October 12, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Beckel needs to let his 40mph mouth slow down to match his 20 mph brain. (And he needs a spit cup).

billsheck on October 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM