Monday, August 31, 2009

Defending Glenn Beck

Doug Giles latest article sticks up for poor benighted Glenn Beck. According to Glenn Beck (and why would he fib about this), the White House is calling him up during his show and asking him to dial the rhetoric back. But, according to Giles, all Beck has are questions and facts.

Questions like "Are the President’s advisers working to better the country or their own ideals?" Yeah that's a real head-scratcher. I wonder if that question could have been asked during the Bush era? No I'm sure people like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were clearly working to better the country. It also begs the question of, if you think your ideals are what is best for the country, isn't working for them a way of working to better the country?

Glenn Beck also believes that the United States might have suffered a coup in the recent election of Barack Obama.
At this point, gang, I'm not sure, they may be able to because they are so far ahead of us. They know what they're dealing against; most of America does not yet. Most of America doesn't have a clue as to what's going on. There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the -- the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time.
Yep the election of 2008 was a coup. You might consider some of the implications of that suggestion; how should you act if your countries political power has been usurped by an impostor?


Anonymous said...

Ummmm, Bryant, couple of missed points, Bud.

1st, you get a pass because you obviously don't watch Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck spent MANY more programs denigrating the Bush administration than he has had a chance to find fault with Obama. Just a fact.

2nd, you really need to brush up on your comprehension skills. The 'election' of 2008 wasn't called a coup by Beck. When you actually READ the inserted material, it says clearly the election was legitimately carried out by people who were unaware that they were installing a regime who have utilized as their MODE OF AQUISITION, a guise. That guise was carried out in the process of a legitimate election. But the legitimacy is in the numbers, it is in the percentages. The GUISE is the lies and the obfuscation that went on all during the election process. And Beck is right. The Bill Ayers, Van Jones, Rev. Wright, Rev. Pfleger, Sol Alinski, Eric Holder, ad infinitum, ties with Obama all fit nicely within a belief system that is destructive to America and to the tremendous positive contribution that our strong, pivotal role in the world has made possible.

Bryant said...

At any rate, I certainly believe that Beck ripped into President Bush, I just found that particular question interesting in the way it was set up. I perhaps could have phrased my question a bit better - but from what I recall, Beck was more on Bush for being insufficiently conservative not for things like the Patriot Act and Warrantless Wiretapping.

Finally if you believe that Obama and Liberals are stealing America, then I don't know what to say to that. This is America; I long ago came to terms with the fact that I was going to have to share the country with people who's political beliefs I find pernicious and awful. I came to terms with the idea that at times they would have political power. That's part of being an American.