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Campaign Circus: Joe Miller called a 'clown' (by Ben Stein)
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Posted on 10/25/2010 11:04:11 AM PDT by roses of sharon

(CNN) - As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.

Miller? Miller? Miller?

Ben Stein - famous for his role in the '80s movie classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and his political/economic commentary - took to the pages of the Alaska Dispatch to blast Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller, calling him a "dangerous, stupid clown."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: benstein; joemiller; miller
This RINO endorsed, campaigned, and donated to Al Franken.

Keep an eye on what Republican Stein is backing for 2012, obviously he is working for that Republican now (or Obama) by smearing Joe Miller this way.

Heads up...

1 posted on 10/25/2010 11:04:13 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

I can’t stand Ben Stein.


2 posted on 10/25/2010 11:05:38 AM PDT by KansasGirl (No more taxpayer money to National Progressive Radio (NPR)!!)
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To: roses of sharon

What is up with Stein? betcha Romney.


3 posted on 10/25/2010 11:06:50 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: roses of sharon

The redoubtable Lisa Murkowski? Tells ya all ya need to know about Ben’s perspective.


4 posted on 10/25/2010 11:08:31 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: roses of sharon
http://alaskadispatch.com/voices/tundra-talk/7254-ben-stein-good-old-tail-gunner-joe-miller

Here is a link to Ben Steins comments.

The guy is an absolute retard.

5 posted on 10/25/2010 11:09:04 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: GoCards

My guess Mitch Daniels....he HATES social/Christians Conservatives, as does Stein.


6 posted on 10/25/2010 11:10:57 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Another person I kinda liked who has attained S-list status.


7 posted on 10/25/2010 11:11:30 AM PDT by altura
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To: roses of sharon

No real conservative would be as popular with the media as Stein is.


8 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:04 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: roses of sharon

Next on my to do list:

Do not read any more Ben Stein articles....check!


9 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:10 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: allmendream

Dear Ben
If any one is a clown just take a quick look at Lisa’s droopy mouth and you begin to laugh out loud... she is the saddest person to ever be photographed.


10 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:11 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: allmendream

Thanks for the link...should have done that myself, and got side-tracked.


11 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:15 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

Miller: You know he’s over the target and making an impact by the volume of flack he’s getting.


12 posted on 10/25/2010 11:13:33 AM PDT by CedarDave (Juan Williams to NPR: "You and your far left-wing mob fired me. WasnÂ’t that enough for you? ")
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To: roses of sharon

Bingo! Hating Christians has become the pasttime of the gutter elites and that includes Mr Stein.


13 posted on 10/25/2010 11:16:45 AM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: 9YearLurker

Why does he care about Miller or Murk? Why does he get involved in an Alaska race? He doesn’t know either of them.

Why is he trying to save the Senate for the Dems??

Or is he trying to save the “Republican establishment”?

Is he just working to help defeat Palin? Working for a 2012 candidate?

I want to find out!!


14 posted on 10/25/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

I’m glad he (Stein) came out of the closet

think about this, wehn so many are about to lose their jobs, theones leaching off them will die off too, he is just another fighting to keep his money coming, just like Rove


15 posted on 10/25/2010 11:19:09 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: roses of sharon
Are these establishment pundits? First Rove and now Stein. I also heard Medved slamming O'Donnell. Why do that? I think they are old guard and see their power slipping away. Good riddance.
16 posted on 10/25/2010 11:21:46 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
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To: roses of sharon
Yet Ben still loves Richard Nixon..............................................................................................................................................................
17 posted on 10/25/2010 11:23:16 AM PDT by jpf (me in 2012.)
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To: roses of sharon
Stein must be a republican PROGRESSIVE...
They need to be ferreted out... WORSE than democrats..
18 posted on 10/25/2010 11:24:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Pete; roses of sharon
First Rove and now Stein. I also heard Medved slamming O'Donnell.

Weird. Well, however this all turns out, at least we've identified the false-flags among us.

Its a real time-saver, knowing where these guys stood when it counted. I won't have to waste time on them in the future.

19 posted on 10/25/2010 11:26:31 AM PDT by marron
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To: roses of sharon
This RINO endorsed, campaigned, and donated to Al Franken. Keep an eye on what Republican Stein is backing for 2012, obviously he is working for that Republican now (or Obama) by smearing Joe Miller this way. Heads up...

This election will be remembered by me, mostly for who was smoked out as RINO scum. Stein, Rove are only the last two smoked out.

20 posted on 10/25/2010 11:26:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: roses of sharon

Yes, and his father, Herb Stein, was Nixon’s, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. The liberal, tax and spend, Stein, was one of the principal reasons that Nixonomics failed. Ben is just following in his late father’s footsteps.


21 posted on 10/25/2010 11:27:02 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Obamatude could be defined by Blago as something tangible, but not quite as tangible as JJJ's offer.)
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To: KansasGirl
I can’t stand Ben Stein.

Same here. He's not only unfunny but wrong on this matter.

22 posted on 10/25/2010 11:27:41 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: roses of sharon
Didn't see it myself, but I heard Lisa was booed at a debate over the weekend.

Miller is going to win this race. You can feel it in the air up here; don't even worry about the close polls.

23 posted on 10/25/2010 11:29:40 AM PDT by Eska
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To: jpf

Stein’s truly a whack-job. I read his monthly “diary” on American Spectator just for the sheer nuttiness. His hypochondria, his endless problems on airplanes and in hotels and restaurants, his improbably-named dogs (Puppy-Whuppy, for God’s sake!) and best of all, his weird son, Tommy.


24 posted on 10/25/2010 11:31:12 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: jpf
Yet Ben still loves Richard Nixon

Makes sense. Nixon was AWFUL. Privately anti-gun, started the EPA, and bloated many other ones.

25 posted on 10/25/2010 11:35:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: miss marmelstein

Tommy was a disaster waiting to happen. Talk about spoiled rotten. I haven’t read Ben Stein’s diary in years - wonder how Tommy turned out.


26 posted on 10/25/2010 11:37:03 AM PDT by Montanabound
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To: roses of sharon

Ben thinks Al Franken is alright so what would you expect!!


27 posted on 10/25/2010 11:37:56 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Montanabound

Truly, it’s worth reading for the laughs. Tommy turned out just like...Tommy. Stein doesn’t write about him much except to say he married a “beautiful” girl and the two of them sometimes show up at his home at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning, lol.


28 posted on 10/25/2010 11:39:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: ontap

Al Franken is an ASS CLOWN and Ben gave him money and supported him!!! OMG!! If AL FRANKENSTEIN can be a Senator, then ANY HORSE’S ASS can be!!


29 posted on 10/25/2010 11:41:36 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Tommy was WEIRD?? He always talked about what a great kid he was.


30 posted on 10/25/2010 11:42:38 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Pete
I also heard Medved slamming O'Donnell. Why do that? I think they are old guard and see their power slipping away. Good riddance.

Medved is a liberal in the closet. The only reason he identifies himself as an (alleged) conservative Republican is because he's an observant Jew and bigtime Israel supporter. He's smart enough to realize that the Dems are the "Hate Israel" party.
31 posted on 10/25/2010 11:44:03 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: marron
First Rove and now Stein. I also heard Medved slamming O'Donnell.

If you are a FNC watcher, BOR, Brit Hume, Bernie Goldberg also.

32 posted on 10/25/2010 11:55:41 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Tailback

Ben Stein has been in the crapper since the financial meltdown when he went stark raving stupid...barking in favor of the bailout. Rule #1,never trust this prog.


33 posted on 10/25/2010 11:55:57 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Montanabound

I used to read Stein’s columns in AS and was amazed at his whining. Has his horrible spoiled kid killed anybody yet?


34 posted on 10/25/2010 11:59:01 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: miss marmelstein

Stein IS a whack job. His son Tommy was a trainwreck, but both genetics and training made him that way.


35 posted on 10/25/2010 11:59:52 AM PDT by qwertypie
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To: miss marmelstein

It must be bad if he doesn’t write much about him. He was obsessed with the kid. What got me was that he knew that he was ruining Tommy by letting him have his way all the time, but he said he couldn’t help himself.


36 posted on 10/25/2010 12:14:03 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Montanabound

The diary used to be riveting when detailing the sorry story of Tommy. There was the video-addiction that caused him to be sent to a military school, the destruction of Stein’s beach house which Stein repaired himself, apparently wearing an apron like Jim Bacchus in “Rebel Without a Cause,” the purchasing of an expensive car for little T in which the two Steins drag raced on Sunset Boulevard, incurring the wrath of the L.A. police.

Talk about watching a train wreck! How could I take Stein seriously on anything after that?


37 posted on 10/25/2010 12:22:31 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: roses of sharon

Stein is(or at least was) a big time pro-lifer, and also made a film against the theory of evolution, so I don’t think he hates social conservatives. I have no idea what motivates him, to be honest. Truly an enigma.


38 posted on 10/25/2010 12:22:45 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: eleni121

You obviously haven’t seen his documentary, Expelled.


39 posted on 10/25/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Nope I haven’t. Is he supportive of Christians in it?

Is he social conservative or just an economic one like lots around here too.


40 posted on 10/25/2010 12:56:06 PM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: Bridesheadfan
Stein is(or at least was) a big time pro-lifer, and also made a film against the theory of evolution, so I don’t think he hates social conservatives. I have no idea what motivates him, to be honest. Truly an enigma.

From what I've seen, Stein likes to hammer on things that (according to him) ought to bug people. In the actual article, Stein hits Miller on three counts:

1. Miller's bodyguards roughed up and hand-cuffed a reporter and took his video camera.

2. Miller spoke of East Germany as a good example of effective border control.

3. Miller is refusing to answer questions about his past.

Let's grant that Stein may be leaving out context and such ... but if Stein is correct on the basic elements, he's right to be bugged.

41 posted on 10/25/2010 1:16:47 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: eleni121
Is he social conservative or just an economic one like lots around here too.

Economic conservative?

What McCain Could Do About Taxes (BEN STEIN)

Ben Stein: Bureaucrats are Great, so Lay Off

42 posted on 10/25/2010 1:34:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: roses of sharon
Ben Stein has always been an elitist above all else.
43 posted on 10/25/2010 1:38:26 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: roses of sharon
This RINO endorsed, campaigned, and donated to Al Franken.

He's angling for the number two spot on a Franken presidential bid. Vote Franken/Stein in '12 :)

44 posted on 10/25/2010 1:43:51 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: eleni121

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091617/

Here is a link to the Internet Movie Database about Expelled. You can read the reviews. Stein really attacks the establishment’s refusal to consider any theories other than Darwinism, such as Intelligent Design. I liked it. Watch the trailers. You can watch it on netflix, it is on instaplay. I believe that some of the professsors he defends in the documentary are Christian. As to whether he specifically defends the Christian beliefs, one could argue that he is only defending Jewish beliefs. I can’t say for sure.


45 posted on 10/25/2010 1:49:59 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sportutegrl

Thanks so much.

I am aware of IMDB. But I was hoping for your take.

He doesn’t sound like a person who would support Christian conservatives.


46 posted on 10/25/2010 2:03:50 PM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: roses of sharon

Stein is something of a political enigma to me; because in spite of how he is generally viewed in the public and by the media, he was the spokesperson in the best produced-for-the-mass-market documentary on the scourge of Liberal political bias and orthodoxy in science - in academia and in academic related research - titled “Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed” (2008).


47 posted on 10/25/2010 4:10:49 PM PDT by Wuli
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