Skip to comments.Glenn Beck and the Fox Puppets Want to Repeal the 20th Century
Posted on 02/22/2010 12:15:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Glenn Beck has now supplanted Rush Limbaugh as the most influential broadcaster in America. He's the one the tea-party movement looks to. Beck wowed the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) crowd Feb 20 with his attack on progressivism, which he said must be "eradicated." "Progressivism is the cancer in America and it's eating our Constitution," Beck told the crowd.
Now that Beck has given his marching orders, expect to hear all the Fox Puppets echoing him. The goal is to discredit "progressivism" as they did "liberalism."
Beck fancies himself a historian; his patter is full of historical references that seem to have convinced his audience that he knows what he's talking about. Historians like Beck know that when they offer provocative ideas, they bear responsibility for what those ideas actually mean.
So let's look at what would happen if the "cancer" had been cut out when it first appeared, as Beck recommends. A world without the Progressive Era would be a world with:
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.newsweek.com ...
Sounds like something from high school:
Beck likes hacks, neener-neener-neener...
Communist idiot from Newsweak.
NewsWEAK is still around??
Says who? They serve different roles. Rush is an educator, Beck is more of an entertainer. It is like comparing your professor (Rush) to a motivational speaker (Beck).
OK, show me a quote where Beck said that. Wait, you can't? Facts are stubborn things, aren't they?
L is for LOSER.
Newsweek who again?
Progressivism is what they call it when they're afraid to call it what it REALLY is: liberalism.
Duh! Beck is not talking about wiping out technonly just the progressiveism in Federal government. I guess Jonathan Alter “fancies” himself as a writer?
Personally, I don’t think Glenn Beck is worthy to tie Rush Limbaugh’s shoes.
But if he’s pi$$ing Jonathan Alter off, he’s certainly doing SOMETHING right!
Go get ‘em, Glenn boy!
Got that wrong, probably the rest of the article is "WE SURE WOULD LIKE YOU TO BELIEVE THIS", so we can start a fight.
Progressivism gave us cell phones.
But wait... don’t cell phones cause cancer?
Progressivism really does cause cancer! Beck was more right than he ever knew!
I hate Wikipedia, but that’s where I sourced this gem:
“During an interview with 60 Minutes on November 14, 2008, then-President-elect Barack Obama said he had recently been reading The Defining Moment (authored by Alter) and hoped to apply some of Roosevelt’s strategies that were outlined in the book into his own administration.”
That’s nice. Obama governs from books he reads by liberal columnists.
“Says who? They serve different roles. Rush is an educator, Beck is more of an entertainer”
Not even much of THAT, IMHO. Granted, I’ve only heard his radio program, but I find that sounds more like a politically tinged Howard Stern show than anything else.
Sorry... if I want to hear annoying people I’ll listen to liberals.
Alter gets most of it wrong. It actually would be better if state legislatures still elected Senators. Cell phone would have been invented with or without deregulation. And women would eventually got the vote with or without progressives. However, it would have been better if they had kept the vote limited to landowners...the serfs just vote to spread their property around.
Newsweak...isn’t that that old magazine that publishes week old news and tries to be relevant even though the average of of it’s subscribers has to be 68?
There’s nothing “liberal” about what these statists believe. It’s just totalitarian collectivism, plain and simple.
All eight pages of it. I saw one in the trash at a doctor's office. Don't know how it got there either.
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