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Good take on Barton – Definitely worth reading for quotes at the bottom.

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DallasNews.com reports on a particularly embarrassing appearance by prominent Republican David Barton on Tuesday night’s Glenn Beck show. Who’s Barton?

Barton is a former vice chairman of the Texas Republican Party and an influencial religious conservative who was active promoting conservative GOP candidates, including Rick Santorum and failed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, whose “legitimate rape” comment was partly responsible for his defeat. Barton runs the Alido-based Wallbuilders, which produces tapes, DVDs and books disputing the separation of church and state. Although some of his claims about the Founding Fathers’ advocacy of a Christian government have been disputed, including by his own publisher which recently withdrew a book he wrote about Thomas Jefferson, Barton has long been a favorite speaker among Christian conservatives and tea party activists in churches and political gatherings, especially in swing states the GOP has sought to win during recent elections.

Barton says:

“In the case…

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