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I just heard it but I still can't believe it (Vanity)
Hannity | 8/29/2010 | Self.

Posted on 08/30/2010 7:06:16 PM PDT by Signalman

I was just watching Hannity out here on the West Coast. Hannity had said to Bob Beckel that the polls were devastating for the Dems and Bob Beckel said, and I'm paraphrasing, "These (welfare and entitlement) programs that the Democrats have pushed...we thought we were doing the right thing but we actually have created generations of dependency, and now we have to admit that they have not worked and that they were mistakes."

Hannity looked like he was in a state of shock when he heard Beckel say this and he responded that it was one of the most honest things he's heard.

I still can't believe that Bob Beckel, one of the most partisan Dems around, had the guts to admit this.


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KEYWORDS: beckel; blunders; dependency; hannity; miserablefailure; welfarestate
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1 posted on 08/30/2010 7:06:20 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

just wow


2 posted on 08/30/2010 7:07:45 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Signalman

Yeah I saw that too.


3 posted on 08/30/2010 7:07:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Signalman

I’m sure he’ll be booted out of the democratic party for this.


4 posted on 08/30/2010 7:08:19 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Signalman

Meanwhile in other page 25 news, HELL HAS JUST FROZEN OVER...


5 posted on 08/30/2010 7:08:53 PM PDT by prophetic (0Bama = 1 illegal president = 32 illegal, unconstitutional & unnecessary CZARS to do his job!!)
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To: Signalman

If I am not mistaken Beckel is in “recovery” and he has to be honest correct?


6 posted on 08/30/2010 7:08:54 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Signalman

7 posted on 08/30/2010 7:08:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill informed post.)
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To: Signalman

You don’t suppose he’s fallen off the wagon...


8 posted on 08/30/2010 7:09:26 PM PDT by madmominct
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To: Signalman

guess beckle is fed up too...i also read on the ticker at fox that Joe Lieberman is the top donater to Harry Reid. Is that right?


9 posted on 08/30/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: Signalman

If you are caught quoting it back to Bob, you will be accused of an “attack”, that is, catching a LibDem telling the truth. I’m sure he is being misquoted.


10 posted on 08/30/2010 7:10:03 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Signalman

I’m watching the Restoring Honor replay on C-SPAN, but will catch hannity on tivo. Beckel said that??? Maybe he watched some of the “restoring honor” rally over the weekend...;)


11 posted on 08/30/2010 7:11:01 PM PDT by callthemlikeyouseethem (Biden10/19/08: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because.. the press is here")
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To: Signalman

Beckel is taking LSD....because of Obama


12 posted on 08/30/2010 7:11:10 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Signalman

All strategy. They want to try to convince the gullible public that they realize now what they’ve done and will undo it.

Bullshit.


13 posted on 08/30/2010 7:11:39 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: taildragger

Wait till he gets to STEP 9! Making Restitution? I am not sure of the actual Numerical Order of the steps, but that one is a DOOZY!


14 posted on 08/30/2010 7:11:58 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: prophetic

Re “Hell Has Just Frozen Over”. In which paper? Ha, Ha.


15 posted on 08/30/2010 7:12:31 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Signalman

I think Fox News has that effect on commentators. Democratic pollster Pat Caudell likewise has deviated from the party line. On the other hand, Juan Williams needs more indoctrination.


16 posted on 08/30/2010 7:12:32 PM PDT by CedarDave (Ten-year anniversary - proudly Freeping since Aug 17, 2000)
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To: Signalman

There’s a snowball somewhere in HELL spinning very very fast creating a nice cool breeze.

Must have had a micro-stroke and had a brief flash of sanity, however fleeting.


17 posted on 08/30/2010 7:12:41 PM PDT by farlander (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Signalman

Beckel obviously doesn’t understand how democratic voters are created. The dims are truly the party of failure.


18 posted on 08/30/2010 7:13:14 PM PDT by appeal2 (Don't steal, the government hates competition.)
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To: Signalman

Beckel was not his usual screaming, crazy self today. He was actually calm, he almost looked sedated. He should buy that stuff in bulk, then in the future when I watch him on Hannity I won’t have the urge to throw something at the TV when I see his face


19 posted on 08/30/2010 7:13:34 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: markomalley

Bingo!

Whatever lie it takes...


20 posted on 08/30/2010 7:13:35 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: markomalley

Agree. Clearly some method to the madness that’s completely poll-driven. No way that’s an epiphany or anything he believes.


21 posted on 08/30/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT by RAR
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To: Signalman

Every once in a while Beckel says something that is both true and straight-forward. He’s the kind of liberal you love to hate and yet you respect him for his bluntness and honesty (at least from his point of view, which is more than I can say about any other Democratic pundit except Pat Caddell and Soug Schoen).

You ought to hear his conservative brother take off on the libs. A hoot. You’d recognize him from movies/entertainment industry.


22 posted on 08/30/2010 7:15:03 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Signalman
WOW! An astonishing admission. Holy smokes, what does this mean? Did the earth tilt?

Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

23 posted on 08/30/2010 7:15:30 PM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Signalman

Beware of falling pig poop .... it’s a lot bigger than a seagull’s mess.


24 posted on 08/30/2010 7:15:52 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (WTF happened to my country?? I joined the Marines and defended the USA and it degenerates into this?)
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To: CanaGuy

...Hindenburg marker....


25 posted on 08/30/2010 7:17:55 PM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: CanaGuy
The unheard line that the director cut out ...

Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

(quiet sotto voce)
Dr Ray Stantz: Intellectual honesty from liberals.

26 posted on 08/30/2010 7:20:10 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (WTF happened to my country?? I joined the Marines and defended the USA and it degenerates into this?)
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To: Signalman

Every now and again Democrats like to pretend they’re intelligent, moral, honest, thinking people (in other words, they like to pretend they’re US). Like everything else they spew, it’s a lie, intended to convince the dumbed down masses that there’s no difference between the two parties (”Gee, that hope and change stuff doesn’t sound bad. How much of a Socialist can this Obama guy BE anyway?”).

Democrats ALWAYS lie.


27 posted on 08/30/2010 7:22:28 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: CedarDave
Caudell wanders into reality ever so often. I will never forget him saying his party had been taken over by thugs, and that was about the Clinton Administration, but he remains a Democrat. It seems to me being a Democrat these days is kind of like Devil worship.
28 posted on 08/30/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Signalman
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29 posted on 08/30/2010 7:24:07 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: Signalman

Holy crap! Somebody in government finally has a clue!


30 posted on 08/30/2010 7:25:40 PM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: RAR

Hillary sent Beckel out to say that. What an “epiphany.” Can’t wait for this to become Hillary’s mantra.


31 posted on 08/30/2010 7:27:33 PM PDT by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Every once in a while Beckel says something that is both true and straight-forward.”

I’ve noticed that too about him. Sometimes he’ll say something like ‘he was wrong’ in referene to something Blabbitty says about another lib. That stands out, because normally lib talking heads never do that.

Freegards


32 posted on 08/30/2010 7:29:51 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Signalman

Pure horseshit.

Don’t fall for this crap. They are just trying to save their skins in the november election. They are lying their asses off.

BOOT THEM ALL OUT!

Because once the election is over, the lying sacks of *&*^%ing *&^$#@ will go right back to business as usual.


33 posted on 08/30/2010 7:33:45 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: dalebert

[i also read on the ticker at fox that Joe Lieberman is the top donater to Harry Reid. Is that right?]

Let me know if that is true. The book I wrote on Harry might put the damper on Lieberman’s generosity.


34 posted on 08/30/2010 7:34:39 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: RAR
Perhaps some Dems have seen the deficit spending and the total debt and are launching trial balloons to see what they can cut, politically.

Not surprising since Democrats already cut food stamps to fund a union teachers' retirement "jobs" bill.

Remember, welfare recipients don't make campaign contributions!

35 posted on 08/30/2010 7:34:47 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Signalman; Liz; sickoflibs
"These (welfare and entitlement) programs that the Democrats have pushed...we thought we were doing the right thing but we actually have created generations of dependency, and now we have to admit that they have not worked and that they were mistakes."

Hannity looked like he was in a state of shock when he heard Beckel say this and he responded that it was one of the most honest things he's heard.

I'm speechless...

36 posted on 08/30/2010 7:35:54 PM PDT by GOPJ (TIME Magazine - - a conserve-a-phobe publication.)
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To: Signalman

Don’t forget Bob Beckel and Hannity are close friends off camera.

That doesn’t mean Beckel was not telling the truth ... but ...


37 posted on 08/30/2010 7:36:12 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: StopObama2012

I think you’re right.


38 posted on 08/30/2010 7:36:37 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Signalman
"So we'll need a trillion-dollar unionized Federal agency to fix the problem."

Don't believe them.

39 posted on 08/30/2010 7:37:47 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'd rather take my chances with someone misusing freedom than someone misusing power.)
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To: dynachrome
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Better garage the car tonight. Them things can leave a mark.

40 posted on 08/30/2010 7:40:51 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Signalman

How do you create a lifelong dependency on welfare when the time limits are on average 48 months? Clinton signed TANF in an election year that limited time frames and promoted conservative values? Let’s get our facts straight before we debate on emotion. That’s what liberals do.


41 posted on 08/30/2010 7:41:20 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Signalman

Did they happen to cut to commercial break right after he said it? I can see them going to a break and he and Hannity rolling on the floor laughing while Hannity screams, “GOOD ONE, BECKEL... GOOD ONE!!!”


42 posted on 08/30/2010 7:43:07 PM PDT by Gordon Greene (www.fracturedrepublic.com - I have a theory about how Darwin evolved... more soon.)
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To: Signalman

Has Beckel finally been mugged by reality, or did he just have a momentary grasp of reason?


43 posted on 08/30/2010 7:49:02 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Signalman

To paraphrase from the Matrix: “That, Mr. Anderson, is the sound of inevitability.” Beckel knows what’s coming in November. He is jumping out of the way of the oncoming train.


44 posted on 08/30/2010 7:50:08 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: driftdiver

“I’m sure he’ll be booted out of the democratic party for this.”

He might have just walked out himself, but I wont hold my breath.


45 posted on 08/30/2010 7:50:26 PM PDT by swheats (America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!)
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To: dalebert
i also read on the ticker at fox that Joe Lieberman is the top donater to Harry Reid. Is that right?

Wouldn't be surprising. When the Dems in the Senate wanted to strip Lieberman of his seniority perks and committee chairmanship because Lieberman had run as an Independent and defeated the Democratic candidate for Senate in Connecticut, Harry Reid stuck up for Lieberman and saw to it that he remained as a committee chairman. (They needed that 60th vote.)

46 posted on 08/30/2010 7:52:21 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Signalman

Just remember,not all liberals are leftists. Any REAL liberal keeps an open mind. A real liberal might even agree with the right now and again.


47 posted on 08/30/2010 7:53:18 PM PDT by GeorgeSaden
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To: television is just wrong
Don't worry. He'll walk it back tomorrow after receiving some serious sideline coaching from the pimp-meisters in charge.
48 posted on 08/30/2010 7:55:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Signalman

That’s got to be the world’s BIGGEST “ooops”(!)


49 posted on 08/30/2010 7:55:28 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: StopObama2012

That makes more sense: “here, say this. see if anyone buys it.”


50 posted on 08/30/2010 7:59:09 PM PDT by RAR
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