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Glenn Beck Gives Obama The Silent Treatment
NewsReal Blog ^ | 5 MAY 2010 | Matthew Vadum

Posted on 05/05/2010 7:40:07 AM PDT by rdb3

In a visually compelling format Glenn Beck heaped justified ridicule on one of the many false precepts of progressivism, to wit, that it is somehow “unfair” that some people have more money than others.

To do this, Beck gave President Obama (and his audience) the silent treatment on his TV show. (video link)

As a video clip showed the president saying

We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.

Beck said nothing.

He went over to his chalkboard and began filling in how much money Obama’s friends and cronies have:

George Soros: $14 billion.

Oprah Winfrey: $245 million [that sounds really low for Oprah -MV].

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton: $35 million.

Al Gore: $100 million (estimated).

Jeff Immelt: $5.1 million (a year).

Andy Stern: $306,000 (a year).

Franklin Raines: $65.3 million.

John Edwards: $30 million.

Michael Moore: $70 million [or so it appears -- it's hard to see the chalk from a long view on the TV screen -MV].

Throughout the segment Obama’s voice saying, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money” plays over and over again.

At the end Beck writes on a separate chalkboard

Mr President,
Why don’t you ask your friends to set the example on how much is too much?

Let the first left-winger who is willing to draw a line between unacceptably high levels of wealth and acceptable levels of wealth donate his or her fortune to help reduce the national debt.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bama; beck; bloggersandpersonal; glennbeck; lds; mormon
I watched this yesterday and thought it was simply brilliant.


1 posted on 05/05/2010 7:40:07 AM PDT by rdb3
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To: rdb3

BUMP!


2 posted on 05/05/2010 7:42:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rdb3

Truly, truly Brilliant!

“and some old Disc Jockeys shall lead them...”


3 posted on 05/05/2010 7:44:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rdb3

I saw that program and it is why I love this guy. Keep calling the hypocritical bastards out Glenn.


4 posted on 05/05/2010 7:44:36 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: rdb3
Excellent. It is one time I really wished I had a TV. I bet that was extremely powerful and effective. Just excellent...
5 posted on 05/05/2010 7:45:03 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: rdb3

Wondering if this segment is on youtube. Dang...don’t know how to word that search.


6 posted on 05/05/2010 7:46:39 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Beck generally is.


7 posted on 05/05/2010 7:47:26 AM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: rdb3

Over three minutes of silence. It was brilliantly done.

The creativity for that show is the best in the business.


8 posted on 05/05/2010 7:47:41 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: rdb3
How much is too much to a leftist?

Easy, if the other guy has more, then that is too much.

9 posted on 05/05/2010 7:48:37 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: rdb3

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bttt


10 posted on 05/05/2010 7:48:49 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: rdb3

It’s simple: first you divide the world into those that produce something useful and those who don’t. Second, take all the wealth generated by those who produce....

hh


11 posted on 05/05/2010 7:49:10 AM PDT by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Wondering if this segment is on youtube.

Watch it here.


12 posted on 05/05/2010 7:49:21 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: rdb3
Beck is a great showman. What he was saying had been said thousands of times on this board and on many others. The limousine liberal is nothing new. But the way beck did it, using numbers and their own words, is what made this so very effective. He instantly destroyed Obama’s argument by demanding of him that he first apply whatever wealth test he comes up with to his friends.
13 posted on 05/05/2010 7:49:24 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: rdb3
Oprah Winfrey: $245 million [that sounds really low for Oprah -MV].

He missed a zero. She is worth $2.45 Billion.

14 posted on 05/05/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Outlaw Woman
It is one time I really wished I had a TV.

If you can watch flash videos you can click on this link to access the Glenn Beck video archive.


15 posted on 05/05/2010 7:50:52 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: rdb3

Sometimes that Beck guy can be really effective.


16 posted on 05/05/2010 7:52:35 AM PDT by altura
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To: Jedidah

Yesterday’s show is not on there or it’s buried...(there’s alot of his shows on there!)


17 posted on 05/05/2010 7:52:48 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: rdb3; pyx

Thank you both!


18 posted on 05/05/2010 7:53:49 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Control the American people? Herding cats would be easier.)
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To: rdb3

Ha! I did that with my idiot millionaire cousin a couple of years ago.

“If you are SO concerned about the ‘poor people’ you say bush and the government are screwing over why don’t you just give more of YOUR money to the IRS? There’s no rule that says you can’t give more to the government than what the IRS says you owe. Come on! Set the example!”

mumblemumblestupidlameweakemumblemumble


19 posted on 05/05/2010 7:56:30 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: SC DOC
Glenn conveniently ommited the fact that he makes $32 million per year and has a net worth that has been reported to exceed $100 million.

His $4 million mansion is none too shabby:


20 posted on 05/05/2010 7:58:31 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: rdb3

A question: does it not matter at all that the amount of money one has is not nearly so relevant as how one obtained it?


21 posted on 05/05/2010 7:59:01 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin'!)
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To: rdb3

I just go with “Everything Obama says is a Lie”. Things fall into place after that assumption.


22 posted on 05/05/2010 8:00:06 AM PDT by Sloane_Ranger
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To: SC DOC

Who cares what Glenn makes? that’s not the point.. Glenn isn’t the one telling you that you make too much money.


23 posted on 05/05/2010 8:00:13 AM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: rdb3

Progressivism, liberalism, collectivism, Obamaism ... all just another name for HYPOCRISY.


24 posted on 05/05/2010 8:01:28 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: birddog

A good many of the anti Glenn right are actually closet marxists.


25 posted on 05/05/2010 8:02:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SC DOC

“Glenn conveniently ommited the fact that he makes $32 million per year and has a net worth that has been reported to exceed $100 million.”

It is not Beck who wants to cap income and redistribute wealth. It is Obama and his supporters. The list was comprised of very wealthy supporters of Obama and his policies.


26 posted on 05/05/2010 8:03:23 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: SC DOC
"Glenn conveniently ommited the fact that he makes $32 million per year and has a net worth that has been reported to exceed $100 million."

The difference, which you don't appear to appreciate, is that Beck isn't telling anyone "“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money". How much Beck makes (or has made) is irrelevant to the salient point.

27 posted on 05/05/2010 8:03:27 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: SC DOC

Beck’s personal wealth is immaterial. He isn’t the one that’s trying to claim there should be a cap on how much money someone can earn.


28 posted on 05/05/2010 8:05:38 AM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: birddog

Exactly.


29 posted on 05/05/2010 8:06:33 AM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: Americanexpat

And because the Zer0 admonished the press, or was it just Fox news, to get their facts right; Glenn keeps checking the red phone to see if it’s still working. ‘If I’m wrong about anything, Mr. President, give me a call and set the record straight.’

So far, nothing but silence.


30 posted on 05/05/2010 8:10:07 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SC DOC
Congratulations on completely missing the point.

Beck is not the one trying to 'share the wealth', insisting that the rich pay 'their fair share', destroying capitalism or controlling executive pay and bonuses.

If he were, you might have something there.

Go sit in the corner...

31 posted on 05/05/2010 8:13:15 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

There are two Beck clips at this link:

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/williams/100428

that are important, in case you didn’t see that show.


32 posted on 05/05/2010 8:13:58 AM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: SC DOC

Glen Beck is not telling you that there is some point where you have made enough money. The preso is stating this and wants to take it away from you. Glen wants you to keep it if you’ve earned it properly!

Stealing doesn’t count!


33 posted on 05/05/2010 8:17:57 AM PDT by jcsjcm (American Patriot - follow the Constitution and in God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: SC DOC
Obviously that wasn't the point....

Did you miss that?

34 posted on 05/05/2010 8:18:24 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: rdb3

BUT, But, but..... Wealth caps aren’t supposed to apply to the elites are they? Are They? /sarc....

They’re only for people we don’t like, or we don’t agree with ....like....uh... Republicans/Conservatives/right wing extremists......you know wingnuts.......LOLOLOLOL /do I really need to tag as Sarcasm?


35 posted on 05/05/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT by Forty-Niner ((.))
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To: Forty-Niner
No, I don't think you needed it.


36 posted on 05/05/2010 8:24:31 AM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: SC DOC

But Glenn isn’t the one running around the country telling folks they have “made enough” money either.


37 posted on 05/05/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: SC DOC

You will get lots of symphathy here, /www.democraticunderground.com/
why not go give them a visit.


38 posted on 05/05/2010 8:28:06 AM PDT by shiva
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To: SC DOC

Yes, but Beck is not suggesting that there is a limit to earnings, so he’s not hypocritical like 0bummer & Friends.


39 posted on 05/05/2010 8:29:57 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women" - 0. Ageist, Racist, Sexist.)
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To: rdb3

Wren’t the Obama’s recently said to be worth on the order of $5,000,000? Not exactly pikers.


40 posted on 05/05/2010 8:30:45 AM PDT by decisis
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To: SC DOC
Obama is that you? He earns it, Buddy. What he is doing for this country is worth a hell of a lot more than that. He's risking his life everyday to tell America the truth. If we manage to pull this country out of the socialist dumpster Obama has put us in It's Glenn Beck we'll have to thank for it. (See my tagline)
41 posted on 05/05/2010 8:46:30 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: jcsjcm

Obama thinking:So you just exposed your self as a non-liberal the party is taking names,you have family in the mother land.


42 posted on 05/05/2010 9:12:09 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: rdb3

Oprah has always had close ties with Obama. I said a couple of months ago I had no doubts Oprah is connected with the mob...she is closely tied to them like fingernails and flesh. She also lives in Chicago in the middle of the nest of the mob, which wouldn’t prove anything any other day other than she does have close ties to Obama and his crooked friends.

Birds of a feather...etc.


43 posted on 05/05/2010 9:41:15 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SC DOC

Glenn ISN’T COMPLAINING that people make too much....Obama did!!


44 posted on 05/05/2010 9:51:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SC DOC

Glenn is not the one claiming that at some point you have too much money. He is not the hypocrite.


45 posted on 05/05/2010 10:19:54 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: All

“Glenn Beck: Mr. President, Ask Your Friends To Set The Example”

http://wbx.me/l/?p=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrSxJ4_ODvC0%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata


46 posted on 05/05/2010 4:55:21 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

When I watched the show in question I thought maybe Glenn missed his cue, what a brillant move playing Obamas words repeating over and over.


47 posted on 05/05/2010 6:35:12 PM PDT by Dianer0839 (If you can't CONVINCE them, CONFUSE them.)
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To: Dianer0839
When I watched the show in question I thought maybe Glenn missed his cue, what a brillant move playing Obamas words repeating over and over.

Exactly!


48 posted on 05/05/2010 6:46:52 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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