Skip to comments.Mark Levin Hammers Beck Speech And Agrees With Bill Bennett
Posted on 02/22/2010 2:19:22 PM PST by Steelfish
AT NRO, Mark Levin hammers Beck too:
See full text of Levin's Comments here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2457009/posts ________________________________________________________ I want to commend Bill Bennett for his wise piece this morning on the Corner. http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YzM5OTJkYWE1ZTA5OTI1NWJiMjYwNDI4ZDg0NmQ3MGQ=
I agree with him. I have no idea what philosophy Glenn Beck is promoting. And neither does he. Its incoherent. One day its populist, the next its libertarian bordering on anarchy, next its conservative but not really, etc. And to what end? I believe he has announced that he is no longer going to endorse candidates because our problems are bigger than politics. Well, of course, our problems are not easily dissected into categories, but to reject politics is to reject the manner in which we try to organize ourselves.
This is as old as Plato and Aristotle. Why would conservatives choose to surrender the political battlefield to our adversaries who are trashing this society when we must retake it in order to preserve our society? Philosophy, politics, culture, family, etc., are all of one. Edmund Burke, among others, wrote about it extensively, and far better that I possibly can. But all elements of the civil society require our defense. Besides, why preach such a strategy when conservatism is on the rise and the GOP is acting more responsibly?
Moreover, when he does discuss politics, which, ironically, is often, how can he 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.
He isn’t selling out at all, he is just jumping around to too many sides and acting a fool. I don’t, however, think he isn’t sincere. He is like a kid going into college trying to decide on his career and acting goofy- in this case he is trying to find his political voice but still acting goofy.
He has done some good things, exposing corruption in czars or fake tea party candidates like Medina.
Beck’s not obligated to present any particular philosophy, or opinion.
The bitchin’ about Beck’s zany ways is itself reaching a point of hysteria.
If a guy like Beck can disrupt ‘Conservatism’, then ‘Conservatism’ is a hoax along with all the Charlestons that claim to be ‘Conservative’.
I agree with Glenn Beck. There really is not a dime’s worth of difference between most of the Republicans in the House and the Senate AND the dems@
Beck is about to discuss the rumor he’s for a third party on his show, in the next segment.
Is that you Olbermann?
I had a snit fit, (technical term hee!) on Beck a couple of weeks ago when he said everyone needed to suffer now and basically let the chips fall where they may in the too big to fail corporations. Beck had not suffered. He has used this crisis to gain popularity and I might add, he used online sources and information to create his theories. But others have suffered horribly and I wondered how they felt that more was coming.
Then I heard part of his CPAC speech and I was ecstatic. I agree both parties have at times legislated Unconstitutional law. I agree both parties have spent like there was a endless supply of money.
For me his message was, “Listen up republicans, get back to the party of conservatism or you are gone.”
I am confused. I heard Beck say that the GOP needs to admit they screwed up and battle big government. He didn’t say to leave the GOP, he said the GOP needs to change. Hard to disagree. They do fine as a minority party, but they need to present what they would do as a majority party.
Not that Beck doesn’t flirt with the idea of a third party in other venues, but he didn’t on Saturday. I don’t totally disagree. Either the GOP needs to become conservative or lose our support. Right now, they seem to be doing the right things.
>> I loved Glenns book. How is he selling us out?
There’s nothing to sell out. He’s just a guy with a point view - some don’t like it, and some don’t get it.
so don’t be upset if I don’t listen to you
A lot of people jumped on Tiger when he showed that he was man enough to admit he did wrong, apologize and said he was going to all that he could do to live the life that he took the vows to do.
Come on, be honest. Who in the GOP RINO party has even admitted to making a mistake.
Beck sees things way clearer than most and he has balls enough to speak about what he sees and knows to be true.
The only opinion you will hear Beck make is one that he says that he hopes he is wrong but one that the TRUTH leaves no room to hide.
I am disgusted with 70% of all members of the GOP and the fact that Lindsay Graham is still a member says way more than I need to.
Mark Levin might need to grow a pair too
After Becks show today. I love Rush and all, still do, but Beck is more believable, unless you want Romney.
One of the few times I disagree with Mark. Love them Both. But Beck is right on this one!
Great questions, but don’t expect many answers from the anti Beck crowd
I will stick with Beck, n00b.
I don’t think there is an anti Beck crowd.
But there is a legit...what’s he today.
Conservative, off the cliff libertarian fruitcake, Commie destroyer, equivocating the R with the D...
He’s slightly schizoid.
Beck is challenging conservatives to take back their party, and to reject candidates who are not constitutionalists.
Same thing you hear on FR every day of the week.
That sounds pretty uncontroversial to me.
So when “conservatives” start going after conservatives instead of going after O and the anti-constitutionalists, I smell a rat.
The GOP establishment was falling all over itself to prove its bi-partisan bona fides until an ex-governor and a couple of talk show hosts started pushing back, and the rank and file threw a public fit while sipping tea. Out of that, a few GOP politicians managed to find their spines, and more than a few Dem politicians have panicked and started back-pedaling away from their messiah.
The list of public people who stopped Obama is pretty short. Beck is on that list, along with Limbaugh and a couple of other talkers, and Palin, and DeMint, and Inhofe, and a very few others. Anyone attacking these people I am immediately suspicious of. When we get to the primary season, I expect to see Repubs going after each other. When we’re in the middle of a fight to stop an anti-constitutionalist takeover, I expect allies to stick together.
I like Bennet’s show, but I agree with you on his incredible blind spot when it coems to the War on Drugs!
Beck said on his show today that he is not advocating a third party.
I like Levin and I like Beck, and I wish Levin would leave the sniping to the Rats and their MSM propaganda machine.
If the conservative base of the country, along with those that call themselves independents, had not raised holy heck, the Republicans would have folded their opposition tents, and signed on. Republicans LIVE to compromise, to find the "middle ground" of any power grab the D's will come up with.
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