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.
I think Levin needs to take a look at WHY beck has resonated so much with conservative/libertarian types in the GOP.
Bush was not a Conservative/Libertarian Republican, he was more of a Big Government Social Interventionist type Republican. There is a big difference between the two.
...about just as many Hannity 'Freedom Concerts'; I would wager. Let them ALL make money...no one is twisting anybody's arm.
>> 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. <<
Beck doesn’t outwardly attack Levin, something Beck is saying must be gaining Levin’s Ire and hitting hit at home quite closely.
Re Post 30....Perfect
Would we even recognize his voice if he did?
Possibly all the confusion people are feeling is really not from Beck, but from the labels we insist upon, eventhough their meanings keep changing. The classic liberal would now be a conservative, liberals and progressives keep interchanging, the things that Democrats used to stand for, such as the little guy, privacy, etc. are now owned by conservatives who seem to be different from, yet somehow the same as Republicans and so forth. It has gotten to the point that there is so much confusion and sleight of hand from politicians trying to position themselves, that the labels are very confusing. THAT is intentional and I think it may be what Beck is trying to get at. The only thing that you can look for as a constant is TRUTH. See who is doing what they say, who seems to be speaking the truth and when you have decided then go with that person regardless of the label.
Labels should be shorthand to clarify, but they have been used to bypass our critical thinking and put us on automatic pilot when we vote. People no longer think of themselves as “voting Democrat or Republican”, instead they think they ARE a Democrat or Republican...which is quite different...as in “I am choosing apple pie” vs. “I AM apple pie.” Many people I know think they are Democrats, but when the issues are discussed without the label, they are actually Republicans. In addition I think there is a lot of jealousy of Beck for being successful and for daring to tread into intellectual areas as a self-made man. The Ivy League people are intimdated about ceding any of their degree conferred power or power connections to someone who didn’t come up through the elite approved system and get the proper degrees and “pedigrees.” They could as easily stress points of agreement and advance the cause while gently nudging about disagreements...but they choose instead to worry about things like Beck’s books and popularity.
clearly you don’t watch his show or you would know he is talking about PROGRESSIVEs in BOTH parties and is not advocating a third party.
He placed Progressive Republicans — like John McCain, Lindsay Graham in with the democrats... not all Republicans.
This is a policy debate between talking heads on one side- Which is healthy..
Should’ve said this, shouldn’t have said that....I would’ve, could’ve... Like Beck set back the Conservative movement because of one hour of standing ovations in Washington DC exposing truth to power... He’s a so called newcomer that is a threat to those who have been down with the struggle..
Sounds like Sharpton and Jackson if you ask me..
I love to see these talking heads recapping their own speeches to feel self-important on their programs today..
Glenn had me from Who’s in the White House- Bush, Bush Bush, Bush song-
He’s got a conservative friend in me...
Beck, like Reagan, says that the worst thing you can hear is: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
Bennett, and by implication Levin, believe there is nothing wrong with that statement.
Which is why they are mystified as to Beck’s opposition.
You know how far left the country has drifted by looking at President Kennedy. Really look at his platform.
He’d have a hard time today being considered for the Republican nomination, as he’d be too far-right, nowadays.
The friggin’ Democratic president from the 60’s is too far-right to meet Republican (RINO) standards, for pete’s sake!
Reagan was right when he talked about his switch to the Republican party... that he didn’t leave his party, they left him. And the drift still continues.
There is a conservative movement? You mean by the people across America I hope. There is no conservative movement among republicans. Unless you count their trying to co-opt the tea party movement.
I love Mark. He is the best of the talkers, but I don’t get him on this one. I wonder what Mark thinks of the new “Conservative” saviour Scott Brown tonight? And the difference between him and the democrats would be...?
I did. Foggy goggles. Thanks.
I caught part of Bennett’s morning show today (which i try to avoid. )
he was advocating McCain, defending him against irate callers, and pointing to all of Reagan’s missteps, saying, “See?and HE was conservative. You’re not gonna get anyone who’s perfect!”
it was maddening, I quickly changed the dial.
Bill Bennett still does radio??
Yeah, Bennett is definitely in the tank for McShame, along with other RINOs/CINOs.
Because there is no other morning talkshow at that time in my area, I find myself turning his program on for a few minutes and then turning it off again.
Bennett is a chameleon.