The rantings of a sane man

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The rantings of a sane man
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Mon, 01-24-2011 - 12:35pm

<<"Tea parties believe in small government. We believe in returning to the principles of our Founding Fathers. We respect them. We revere them. Shoot me in the head before I stop talking about the Founders. Shoot me in the head if you try to change our government.

"I will stand against you and so will millions of others. We believe in something. You in the media and most in Washington don't. The radicals that you and Washington have co-opted and brought in wearing sheep's clothing — change the pose. You will get the ends.

"You've been using them? They believe in communism. They believe and have called for a revolution. You're going to have to shoot them in the head. But warning, they may shoot you.

"They are dangerous because they believe. Karl Marx is their George Washington. You will never change their mind. And if they feel you have lied to them — they're revolutionaries. Nancy Pelosi, those are the people you should be worried about.">>

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 3:32pm
Who is Glenn Beck?
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Registered: 01-28-2009
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 3:35pm

Ding! That was pretty easy, I grant you....but you get the point as you were the first to ring in.

:smileywink:

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 3:43pm

What is this?

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Registered: 01-28-2009
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 3:51pm



Glen Beck

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Mon, 01-24-2011 - 3:58pm
I didn't even need to Google any of it. He's completely off his rocker and I'm tired of people thinking that what he says is a-okay. His rhetoric is dangerous and he's going to get someone killed.
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Registered: 02-28-2008
Mon, 01-24-2011 - 4:42pm

oooohhhh right right right right. Glenn Beck you know I should have known by the pointless rambling that this guy passes off as "pearls of wisdom".

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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 10:54am

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 11-04-2010
Tue, 01-25-2011 - 12:06pm
I meant "completely off his rocker" in thinking that what he does is acceptable in any way, shape, or form. I think he knows exactly what he is doing and just doesn't give a damn.
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 12:36pm
ITA
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 2:57pm

In another thread there was some discussion of what a conservative is and whether the Tea Party embodies true conservatism (it does not, IMO...and increasingly, neither does the GOP). Personally, I admire many traits of true conservatives and in some areas, I consider myself to be one.I strongly believe that society NEEDS conservatives AND liberals/progressives to balance one another out and look at situations from different angles. Certain situations call for different appoaches and a wise person is able to see which one fits the problem and situation/climate best.

Beck and his ilk, as well as the extreme elements within the Tea Party (which are a LOT) do not fit this description.

A (very) conservative opinion of Beck:

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/wehner/100152

Glenn Beck: Harmful to the Conservative Movement

Peter Wehner - 09.21.2009 - 12:40 PM

Unlike others associated with Time magazine, David von Drehle is a skilled, careful, and perceptive writer. So I was interested in his cover story on FOX News’s Glenn Beck, who is considered to be a red-hot commodity these days.

I don’t pretend to be an expert on Beck. In the past I assumed he was a typical figure in the pundit and cable-media world. Only recently have I watched portions of his television program, as well as interviews with him, and heard parts of his radio program. And what I’ve seen should worry the conservative movement.

I say that because he seems to be more of a populist and libertarian than a conservative, more of a Perotista than a Reaganite. His interest in conspiracy theories is disquieting, as is his admiration for Ron Paul and his charges of American “imperialism.” (He is now talking about pulling troops out of Afghanistan, South Korea, Germany, and elsewhere.) Some of Beck’s statements—for example, that President Obama has a “deep-seated hatred for white people”–are quite unfair and not good for the country. His argument that there is very little difference between the two parties is silly, and his contempt for parties in general is anti-Burkean (Burke himself was a great champion of political parties). And then there is his sometimes bizarre behavior, from tearing up to screaming at his callers. Beck seems to be a roiling mix of fear, resentment, and anger—the antithesis of Ronald Reagan.

I understand that a political movement is a mansion with many rooms; the people who occupy them are involved in intellectual and policy work, in politics, and in polemics. Different people take on different roles. And certainly some of the things Beck has done on his program are fine and appropriate. But the role Glenn Beck is playing is harmful in its totality. My hunch is that he is a comet blazing across the media sky right now—and will soon flame out. Whether he does or not, he isn’t the face or disposition that should represent modern-day conservatism. At a time when we should aim for intellectual depth, for tough-minded and reasoned arguments, for good cheer and calm purpose, rather than erratic behavior, he is not the kind of figure conservatives should embrace or cheer on.

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