Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Gives Obama The Silent Treatment
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
Were not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success thats fairly earned. I mean I do think at a certain point youve made enough money.
Beck said nothing.
He went over to his chalkboard and began filling in how much money Obamas 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 Obamas voice saying, I do think at a certain point youve made enough money plays over and over again.
At the end Beck writes on a separate chalkboard
Why dont 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.
Truly, truly Brilliant!
“and some old Disc Jockeys shall lead them...”
I saw that program and it is why I love this guy. Keep calling the hypocritical bastards out Glenn.
Wondering if this segment is on youtube. Dang...don’t know how to word that search.
Beck generally is.
Over three minutes of silence. It was brilliantly done.
The creativity for that show is the best in the business.
Easy, if the other guy has more, then that is too much.
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....
Watch it here.
He missed a zero. She is worth $2.45 Billion.
Sometimes that Beck guy can be really effective.
Yesterday’s show is not on there or it’s buried...(there’s alot of his shows on there!)
Thank you both!
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!”
His $4 million mansion is none too shabby:
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?
I just go with “Everything Obama says is a Lie”. Things fall into place after that assumption.
Who cares what Glenn makes? that’s not the point.. Glenn isn’t the one telling you that you make too much money.
Progressivism, liberalism, collectivism, Obamaism ... all just another name for HYPOCRISY.
A good many of the anti Glenn right are actually closet marxists.
“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.
The difference, which you don't appear to appreciate, is that Beck isn't telling anyone "I do think at a certain point youve made enough money". How much Beck makes (or has made) is irrelevant to the salient point.
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.
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.
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...
There are two Beck clips at this link:
that are important, in case you didn’t see that show.
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!
Did you miss that?
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?
But Glenn isn’t the one running around the country telling folks they have “made enough” money either.
You will get lots of symphathy here, /www.democraticunderground.com/
why not go give them a visit.
Yes, but Beck is not suggesting that there is a limit to earnings, so he’s not hypocritical like 0bummer & Friends.
Wren’t the Obama’s recently said to be worth on the order of $5,000,000? Not exactly pikers.
Obama thinking:So you just exposed your self as a non-liberal the party is taking names,you have family in the mother land.
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 wouldnt prove anything any other day other than she does have close ties to Obama and his crooked friends.
Birds of a feather...etc.
Glenn ISN’T COMPLAINING that people make too much....Obama did!!
Glenn is not the one claiming that at some point you have too much money. He is not the hypocrite.
Glenn Beck: Mr. President, Ask Your Friends To Set The Example
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.
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