2/20/2010 GLENN BECK FULL SPEECH AT CPAC – The Good, the Bad,…and the Wrong
Posted by FactReal on February 20, 2010
||Part 2||GLENN BECK AT CPAC…BASHES GOP…FORGETS RINOS
GatewayPundit: Glenn Beck Beats Up on GOP:
Beck forgets that “not one single House Republican voted for the gigantic Stimulus Bill, the record Omnibus Bill, and the Son of Stimulus Bill in 2009. And, only 5 voted for the democrat’s business-busting cap-and-tax bill and only one voted for Obamacare.”
– HotAir asks: Is the huge Paulnut contingent in the seats tonight good news or bad news for Beck?
NOTES TO PONDER
|Conservatives see a difference between Republicans and Democrats:
I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. It’s incoherent. One day it’s populist, the next it’s libertarian bordering on anarchy, next it’s conservative but not really, etc. And to what end?…to reject politics is to reject the manner in which we try to organize ourselves…Besides, why preach such a strategy when conservatism is on the rise and the GOP is acting more responsibly?
…how can [Beck] claim today that there is no difference between the two parties when, but for the Republicans in Congress, government-run health care, cap-and-trade, card check, and a long list of other disastrous policies would already be law? The GOP is becoming more conservative thanks to the grass-roots movement and a political uprising across the country, which has even reached into New Jersey and Massachusetts. Why keep pretending otherwise? My only conclusion is that he is promoting a third party or some third way, which is counter-productive to defeating Obama and the Democrat Congress. These are perilous times and this kind of an approach will keep the statists in power for decades.
And what of his flirtations with Ron Paul’s lunacy respecting America’s supposed provocations with her enemies, including al-Qaeda? Why should such a fatal defect in thinking be ignored? Do we conservatives agree with this?
Finally, Beck is fond of congratulating himself for being the only or the first host to criticize George Bush’s spending. This is demonstrably false. I not only attacked his spending, but the creation of the Homeland Security Department, the prescription drug add-on for Medicare, his “moderate” tax cuts, as well as his nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, “comprehensive immigration reform,” and so forth. And I was not alone — Rush and Sean did the same, for example…But this is not about me, or Beck…It is about preserving our society for our children and grandchildren. Beck spent precious little time aiming fire at Obama-Pelosi-Reid in his speech, and it is they who are destroying our country.