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Glenn Beck's Happy Warriors
Wall Street Journal ^ | James Freeman

Posted on 08/31/2010 10:56:51 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

Pundits will debate whether the crowd at Glenn Beck's Saturday rally in Washington was the largest in recent political history, but it was certainly among the most impressive.

Mr. Beck is a television host and radio broadcaster with a checkered past and a penchant for incendiary remarks. But if he's judged by the quality of people of all colors that he attracted to the Lincoln Memorial, his stock can't help but rise.

One would not be able to find a more polite crowd at a political convention, certainly not at a professional sporting event, probably not even at an opera. In fact, judging by the behavior of the attendees following the event, you'd have a tough time finding churches in which people display more patience as others make their way to the exits.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 828; glennbeck; happy; restoringhonor; warriors
The people who attended the rally ARE America. Good people who pay their taxes, obey the law, and don't ask for a handout.
1 posted on 08/31/2010 10:56:57 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

God Fearing, Country Loving, Middle-Earth, Down-Home, Patriotic AMERICANS!!!

God Bless Glenn for his efforts to bring this country together and back to God.

I pray it only grows stronger and like a tidal wave, erasing evil upon this earth.


2 posted on 08/31/2010 11:00:08 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
All that and when they left the Rally grounds they left the grounds free of trash unlike the ‘O’ crowds at inauguration day.
3 posted on 08/31/2010 11:04:59 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Lucky9teen

REALLY? Last I heard they all belonged to the KKK; all bomb-throwing, Bible-thumping, illiterate, homophobes.


4 posted on 08/31/2010 11:07:25 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American Voter.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I may be ‘good’, but I ain’t happy.


5 posted on 08/31/2010 11:08:01 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Save your energy for the real fight, getting Congress to actually move conservative after the election.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 11:11:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: arrdon

Put the kool aid down...

Step away from the crack pipe.... ;)


7 posted on 08/31/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (The "Summer of Recovery" is soon to be followed by the "Fall of America")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Politeness is like our “trademark”. Trashing has been done to death. It is THEIR trademark, and frankly, it’s “trashy”.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 11:15:42 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Hail Mary Full of Grace, The Lord Is With Thee...)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

agreed. I hope it’s not a replay of 1994- all hat and no cowboys.


9 posted on 08/31/2010 11:24:46 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The 'Restoring Honor rally was definitely inspirational for the millions of Americans that are decent, moral, hardworking (when they can find a job in the Obama economy), patriotic and disgusted with the our 'leaders' in Washington, abusing the people's trust by ramming unwanted laws down our throat and calling anyone who dares question the Obama administration's socialist, job-killing policies everything from 'stupid' to 'haters' to 'racists'. Just like most FReepers, including this one, they're sick of it - and the arrogant politicians that are destroying the moral, social and economic underpinnings of the great country. A country that has been a beacon of hope around the world for centuries. The country our current president feels obliged to apologize for, to the amazement of most Americans.

I think Sarah Palin struck the right note when, in her brief, non-political speech, she intoned: "Look around you. You are not alone!" That, the overall tone of the rally and the huge turnout all combine to act as an encouragement and motivation for the 'average' American to do whatever they can to oppose the left in this country and the road to mediocrity they are attempting to take our great nation.

I fully expect another huge turnout by Americans - on election day, November 2nd - and with it, a sweeping out of the career politicians on both the left and right. Oh, we'll never get rid of all of them. There will always be a few leftists and RINOs around (John McCain, Scott Brown, Lindsey Graham, et al.) but if the voters can elect enough conservatives and instill the fear of an aroused populace into our 'representatives' that will thwart liberal schemes and the usual congressional shenanigans, we may have a real chance to actually begin to restore honor to our government - but the people must lead the way. I trust that they will.

10 posted on 08/31/2010 11:41:15 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Wow, I was wrong when we were predicting on an earlier thread that the media would fail to mention how neat the grounds were left.


11 posted on 08/31/2010 12:13:44 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

Well, the WSJ is probably one of the few semi-objective papers out there. But the rest of the LSM deliberately ignored the neat grounds because they would have to tell people something positive about conservatives.


12 posted on 08/31/2010 12:18:04 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Why the petty ego divisions among our conservative talk show leaders ?
I admit I’m not a big Hannity fan, but he serves his purpose and has his audience. He just isn’t interesting to listen to for long. ( too much self-promotion and drivel )

I’m asking if Hannity addressed the Beck rally on his radio show? He started off talking about death threats to him
( all about him of course ).

I’m thinking Hannity does not like Beck because Hannity is a total republican and Beck goes after both parties.
I still think ( if he didn’t acknowledge Beck’s incredible gathering ) that it is very petty on his part and does not reflect well on him.

I know Mark Belling ( Rush’s sub host ) mentioned the Beck rally - but I haven’t seen anything about it on Rush’s website either. Probably same for Levin and Savage.
Our conservative leaders can’t be having such tender little egos. Get over yourselves.
We got to win this thing in November.


13 posted on 08/31/2010 12:18:33 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge. Heck I miss Millard Fillmore.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I was reading comments over at Wretchard's "Belmont Club" about the Beck rally, and one incident in particular caught my eye.

The attendee writing about the incident was talking about how, when the event was over, EVERYONE started picking up their trash. The witness noted other attendees who had BROUGHT THEIR OWN trash bags to do so, and he noted several who were handing out extra trash bags to folks who had either forgotten, or didn't have enough.

With this level of attention to detail by the "run of the mill" Tea Party member, the Democrats should be VERY afraid.

These are NOT stupid people, folks.

14 posted on 08/31/2010 1:29:44 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: A'elian' nation

I listened to Hannity yesterday and I think I remembered hearing him talk about Beck’s rally. I can’t be sure since I drove all day and listened to Beck, then Rush, then Hannity, and then Levin.


15 posted on 08/31/2010 2:37:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: A'elian' nation
Probably same for Levin and Savage. Our conservative leaders can’t be having such tender little egos. Get over yourselves.

We heard most of Mark Levin's show last night on the way home from Glenn's rally in DC. Levin did indeed tell a caller that he thought Beck's rally was great... a "good thing".

16 posted on 08/31/2010 3:06:27 PM PDT by nutmeg (I can't wait 'til November...)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for responses from those listening to some of the talk show guys.
I just think Beck’s inspirational rally calls for more than just a response from a caller.

They should personally address the event and devote some time to it like Mark Belling did and Savage (another guy I can only listen to for about 20 minutes ).

The Mall Gathering was historic but now it’s up to us, and our TV and radio illuminaries can’t just act like it never happened or give it passing recognition.


17 posted on 08/31/2010 3:17:33 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge. Heck I miss Millard Fillmore.)
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To: A'elian' nation

What did Savage have to say about Beck’s rally?


18 posted on 08/31/2010 3:21:11 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I didn’t hear Savage’s show about Beck. I learned from another Freeper that Savage spent time on the subject.

Luvbach1 on today’s (8/31/10) Sean Hannity Show Freeper/blog replied to me :

“Even the conservative maverick (excuse the expression) Mike Savage spent a good portion of his Monday show discussing the Beck rally, although assiduously avoiding mention of Beck’s name.”


19 posted on 08/31/2010 3:36:44 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge. Heck I miss Millard Fillmore.)
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To: A'elian' nation

Pretty tricky to discuss the rally and pretend Beck wasn’t the main event ~LOL~


20 posted on 08/31/2010 3:46:58 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Blood of Tyrants
In the late 90’s when promise keepers met in DC for stand in the gap we had well over 1000000 men there but the people who use to count the crowds would not give an estimate because of the million man march that happened before our meeting was low balled for attendance they quite counting out of fear and PC.
21 posted on 08/31/2010 4:49:37 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Lucky9teen

Middle-Earth? If they’re letting those sneaky hobbits into the movement I’ll have to take a pass.


22 posted on 08/31/2010 4:52:49 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: A'elian' nation

Levin addressed it on a Facebook post, also


23 posted on 08/31/2010 4:56:01 PM PDT by goodnesswins (under construction)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Dennis Prager did almost the whole show on the rally. He talked about how the MSM was trying to distort and smear those who attended the rally by referring to the “all white” audience, as a way of insinuating that they’re racist.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 4:59:28 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I liked Beck when he was leading a political movement. Now that he’s trying to launch an ecumenical religious revival in his attempt to mainstream Mormonism, he has lost me. This thing is false hope... and a false revival. It will NOT end well.


25 posted on 08/31/2010 5:03:17 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: A'elian' nation
although assiduously avoiding mention of Beck’s name

Not so. He talked about the Rally quite a bit, and quite respectfully. And, yes, he did say Glenn Beck's name.

Other conservative talkers who spoke admiringly of the rally and of Glenn Beck are: Laura Ingraham and Jerry Doyle.

I wish Rush hadn't been on vacation this week. I would have been quite interested in what he had to say about it. Rush has mentioned Glenn Beck respectuflly on his show before, and Glenn has shown clips of Rush on his tv show.

26 posted on 08/31/2010 5:09:21 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from Free Republic's porch!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I think the Left has successfully moved the Overton window further and further to the left. Time for us to move it to the right!


27 posted on 08/31/2010 5:46:57 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a citizen - not a subject. Remember in November.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

If this were Facebook, I’d be pressing the ‘like’ button.


28 posted on 08/31/2010 5:47:55 PM PDT by iceskater (I am a citizen - not a subject. Remember in November.)
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To: goodnesswins

I’ve heard Wilkow and Schnitt both speak about the rally...


29 posted on 08/31/2010 6:51:32 PM PDT by Peet (YOU FIRST, senators, representatives, and all your family & staff.)
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To: iceskater

But they made a mistake in estimating where the window was. They thought because the media had successfully hidden who Obastard really was, the country had taken an huge leap to the left and they pushed wildly unpopular legislation against overwhelming opposition and it will cost them.

The window has now moved to the right of center and the left is terrified.


30 posted on 08/31/2010 6:57:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants; lonevoice; A'elian' nation; nutmeg; Arizona Carolyn; potlatch

Savage opened his show Monday with an enthusiastic recap of the impressive weekend rally in Washington. He gave due credit to Glenn Beck by name, marveled over the attendance of “a million”, and crabbed about the press’ failure to report and the President’s failure to acknowledge.

He waited until the second hour to remind us that when he was banned in Britain, he stood alone, with no support from Glenn Beck. He returned, though, to raving about the Restoring Honor event, with more praise for Beck’s ability to make it all happen. Michael at his finest.

What’s with Hannity? No mention that I’ve heard.


31 posted on 08/31/2010 11:25:15 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

Yes, I heard the show. That’s why I corrected the poster’s misimpression that Savage hadn’t acknowledged the rally or mentioned Beck by name.

On the other hand, I think Savage is delusional to believe that he can spend a few years calling Beck “The Hemorrhoid”, calling Limbaugh “Hush Bimbo”, calling O’Reilly “The Leprechaun”, Hannity “Sean Vanity”, etc. and expect any of them to defend him. He’s been particularly insulting towards Beck and Limbaugh, and neither of those gentlemen have ever responded to his persistent public attacks on them.


32 posted on 08/31/2010 11:43:23 PM PDT by lonevoice (I can see November from Free Republic's porch!)
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To: ntnychik

Nope not a peep from Hannity. Did Levin mention it on his show?


33 posted on 09/01/2010 12:04:51 AM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Jim Scott; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
The 'Restoring Honor rally was definitely inspirational for the millions of Americans that are decent, moral, hardworking (when they can find a job in the Obama economy), patriotic and disgusted with the our 'leaders' in Washington, abusing the people's trust by ramming unwanted laws down our throat and calling anyone who dares question the Obama administration's socialist, job-killing policies everything from 'stupid' to 'haters' to 'racists'. Just like most FReepers, including this one, they're sick of it - and the arrogant politicians that are destroying the moral, social and economic underpinnings of the great country. A country that has been a beacon of hope around the world for centuries. The country our current president feels obliged to apologize for, to the amazement of most Americans.

I think Sarah Palin struck the right note when, in her brief, non-political speech, she intoned: "Look around you. You are not alone!" That, the overall tone of the rally and the huge turnout all combine to act as an encouragement and motivation for the 'average' American to do whatever they can to oppose the left in this country and the road to mediocrity they are attempting to take our great nation.

Great post, Jim Scott. I have to admit I had reservations in attending this rally, as I really didn't know specifically what it would be about. Glenn kept most of it (and most of the speakers) a Big Secret. Now I understand why he did, and I'm so glad we were a part of this incredible event. It wasn't the kind of "red meat" in-your-face, noisy, sign-toting rally I've become accustomed to over the years (ie like the 9/12/09 March on Washington or rallies vs. Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, etc.).

A few minutes into the "Restoring Honor" rally, we realized the brilliance of Beck's tactics. Sharpton, the liberal media and Beck-haters everywhere got all worked up and wrongly assumed our rally would be an angry, hateful bigot-fest, attended mostly by "old white men". Instead it was a peaceful "church picnic"-like gathering honoring men and women of all races (including the late Dr. Martin Luther King) for their high character and personal responsibility.

"Restoring Honor" was also a show of deep appreciation of the sacrifices of our troops and for their families. Glenn humbly requested that we consider a donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), which provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

Check out this article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. It was Glenn's favorite article (among many) covering the "Restoring Honor" rally, although he said he didn't necessarily agree with the last two paragraphs (the references to the GOP):

Glenn Beck's Happy Warriors

Other related articles, etc.:

Glenn Beck crowd: Not so white as advertised -- Many creeds, colors in attendance refute charges of racism against rally

Restoring Honor attendees (Photo courtesy of Tim Hester and Karla Kuykendall Hester)

Day Gardner (left) and Alveda King at Restoring Honor rally

LIVE THREAD: Restoring Honor Rally with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin 8/28/10 (Yes, the Metro lines really were backed up over an hour on 8/28 morning!)

ABC News: 'Hundreds of Thousands' At Restoring Honor Rally; Palin Chides AP's 'Tens of Thousands' Great crowd shot from helicopter! (Thanks, kristinn)

Restoring Honor...A Deeply Personal Account From a Friend

Ed Schultz: I bet I could match Glenn Beck (Dream On!)

Glenn Beck Destroys NAACP President's Malicious Suggestion of Racism

The Beck/Sharpton Rallies: A Telling Dichotomy

Glenn Beck’s Rally - Glenn Beck Energizes the Right (by David Horowitz)

Pujols honor at Glenn Beck rally leads to [disgraceful] protest at Busch (St. Louis, MO)

WaPo’s Eugene Robinson Dismisses MLK Niece Alveda King as ‘Figurehead or Puppet’ of Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck wore bulletproof vest while speaking at 'Restore Honor' rally at Lincoln Memorial

Bill O’Reilly Praises Glenn Beck Rally as a “Huge Victory”; Slams Critics – Video

And yes... as always, we picked up every bit of trash and left the area in better shape than we found it, unlike the Obama supporters on 1/20/09. :o)

34 posted on 09/01/2010 11:05:59 AM PDT by nutmeg (I can't wait 'til November...)
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To: ntnychik

Thank you for your clarification.
Like I said - I hadn’t listened to Savage myself just reported another Freeper’s comments.

That was gracious of Savage to acknowledge Beck.
I know Savage would appreciate some support for his being banned in Britain - and it’s not right that he isn’t getting that support from our fellow travelers.


35 posted on 09/01/2010 11:27:23 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge. Heck I miss Millard Fillmore.)
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To: nutmeg
...be the change you wish to see in the world, as Gandhi once put it.

Sweet.

36 posted on 09/01/2010 11:46:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (...Be the change you wish to see in the world, ,,, - Gandhi)
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To: nutmeg
Thanks so much for the link to the WSJ article which one can only access if we buy a subscription.

I watched Geraldo (once in ages) just to see how small Sharptongue would appear afterwards. He looked and sounded so small that he could walk beneath a snake wearing a top hat! What a joy to see him squirm to make his rally more relevant while belittling what Beck truly accomplished. So darn proud of everyone who attended.

37 posted on 09/01/2010 1:24:54 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: Lucky9teen
God Bless Glenn for his efforts to bring this country together and back to God.

Uh, Glenn Beck supports gay marriage.

38 posted on 09/01/2010 4:02:37 PM PDT by valkyrieanne
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


39 posted on 09/01/2010 8:11:30 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: nutmeg

Alveda King - is she related to Martin Luther King, Jr.?


40 posted on 09/02/2010 5:21:13 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: nutmeg

Ignore previous question - I read further down the post and see the link about the guy who denouces Alveda King - niece of MLK.


41 posted on 09/02/2010 5:22:26 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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