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Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong
Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | John Nolte

Posted on 07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by KeyLargo

Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong

by John Nolte 10 Jul 2014, 8:15 AM PDT

Wednesday morning The Blaze's Glenn Beck announced it was "deadly to my career" for him to provide truckloads of meals and soccer balls as a way to "help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed into America illegally in 2014."

Early Thursday morning on "Morning Joe," the left-wing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski did exactly what I feared the media would do after Beck's announcement: they trashed conservatives who disagreed with Beck as lacking in compassion. Scarborough even mocked them as un-Christian. And they are not alone.

The problem isn't what Beck did. The problem is how he did it.

Beck's desire to help kids caught in a geopolitical crossfire through no fault of their own is laudable. We all want to help. I've yet to hear anyone argue that it's wrong to use American taxpayer dollars to feed, house, and offer medical care to these children. No one opposes that.

Beck thinks more needs to be done.

Fine.

But for Beck (and the media currently using him to club conservatives) to pretend there isn't a compassionate argument to be made against what Beck's doing is simply wrong, unfair, and a bit sanctimonious.

It's just a fact that these children are already being cared for once they arrive here. I'm not even sure they need Beck's charity. Regardless, the unthinkable danger for them occurs during the journey across a continent to get here. It's not just the natural elements these children have to worry about, I'm hearing on the news that fully one-third of young girls are sexually assaulted during the trip.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; corruption; democrats; glennbeck; illegals; immigration; mediabias; obama; soccerballs; statesrights


1 posted on 07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Beck blew it—Compassion is used by the Progs as a weapon—its a trap—and the Beck fell into it.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 2:18:59 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Not only that but the progressives are trying to go after the faithful by saying they are suppose to help the poor, love thy neighbor.

Libs are such evil deceptive bastards suing children and the poor to try and score points.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 2:21:12 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

But, but, but...

You Conservatives are crucifying poor Glenn for his helping Obama....tsk, tsk. Sarc..

Joe Scarborough: Glenn Beck’s Border Gesture ‘Christ-like,’ Out of ‘Jesus’ Handbook’

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/07/10/Joe-Scarborough-Glenn-Becks-Border-Gesture-Christ-like-Out-of-Jesus-Handbook


4 posted on 07/10/2014 2:21:48 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

5 posted on 07/10/2014 2:22:29 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
I’ve yet to hear anyone argue that it's wrong to use American taxpayer dollars to feed, house, and offer medical care to these children. No one opposes that. …
Someone isn’t listening.
6 posted on 07/10/2014 2:22:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: KeyLargo

The compassionate thing to do is not encourage people south of the border to send their kids here and instead stay with their families.

Obama created this crisis to get what he wanted at their expense. And they are paying dearly for it - and so are we.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 2:23:18 PM PDT by DB
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To: KeyLargo

Mourning Schmoe is being blasphemous.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: KeyLargo

I don’t watch or listen to any of these programs except occasionally, but Glenn Beck always struck be as a poseur. He does what’s convenient for him when it’s convenient.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 2:25:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: KeyLargo

If he had compassion and half a brain he would have shipped the soccer balls down to Honduras and told the kids they would be waiting for them there.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 2:27:01 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: dragonblustar

The communists are promoting the theft of U.S citizens in order to gain a permanent slave class that will be forever dependent on the goods stolen from its lawful citizens, all for their own power.

As evil always does, it perverts the true and the good for its own power.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 2:27:33 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: livius
Thanks Mister Beck for the Soccer balls.
12 posted on 07/10/2014 2:32:44 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Olog-hai

I’m all for minimal tax dollars being used to load um up and send um right back where they came from.

Anything more than that is encouraging more of them to show up.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 2:33:28 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: KeyLargo

Did they thank AG Holder for the AK-47s?


14 posted on 07/10/2014 2:35:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: cableguymn

To be sure, “minimal” is not what Obama had in mind when he first invited this horde in and then started demanding $3.7 billion to impose a “solution” that will certainly be other than what he currently claims it will be.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 2:35:21 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: longfellowsmuse

Jesse told Obama: “Show me da money”

Jesse Jackson hits Obama for putting immigrant children first

By Jessica Chasmar

The Washington Times

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized President Obama for putting unaccompanied alien children before Chicago, and argued that the federal government should award the Windy City $2 billion to help combat violence.


16 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:30 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo; Forward the Light Brigade; dragonblustar; Olog-hai

Black Americans confront the pro illegal drum beaters...

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/must-see-video-black-americans-confront-pro-illegal-immigrant-supporters-in-murrieta/


17 posted on 07/10/2014 2:36:44 PM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: dragonblustar
Not only that but the progressives are trying to go after the faithful by saying they are suppose to help the poor, love thy neighbor.

Libs are such evil deceptive bastards suing children and the poor to try and score points.

Pure Alinsky

18 posted on 07/10/2014 2:37:08 PM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: KeyLargo

He opened his mouth and spoke garbage.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 2:37:26 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: GOPJ

Houston Black Woman EPIC Rant on Illegals - “ Why Can’t They Go Back ? “ - Bernadette Lancelin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-kaCX2CGj4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL259Tvvh4


20 posted on 07/10/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Beck should have sent food, clothing, and soccer balls to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. You keep feeding a stray cat and eventually he moves right in.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 2:44:05 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: KeyLargo

Those in the dependent black community have willingly been led to the slaughter by Jackson, Sharpton and the like. Now they will have to compete for their freebies with millions of central americans.... let the games begin.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: KeyLargo

Democrats are going to play blacks against illegals for the few worthwhile jobs that get people out of poverty...

Charming. Democrats are stabbing their most loyal voter group in the back... guess they know Hispanics have higher numbers - and that blacks have no place to go... Maybe the GOP should reach out to them...


23 posted on 07/10/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: KeyLargo

Sanctimonious? Yep, that word describes Beck to a T!


24 posted on 07/10/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: KeyLargo

Purposely creating a humanitarian crisis to take advantage of the compassion of your opponents is a sc*mbag move.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 2:51:31 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Its all smoke for whats really going on and who is really crossing that border....and its easy to see who is under the boot....ducking the stick or nibbling the carrot...


26 posted on 07/10/2014 3:01:10 PM PDT by therapsida
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To: KeyLargo

When Beck publicly adopts all 90,000 criminal invaders and makes a pledge to pay the cost
Of housing, feeding, educating and providing
Healthcare for them AND takes all responsibility for their criminal activities in the future I’ll give him cudos

But he is not.He’s putting on a political stunt to ge ME and every other over taxed over regulated Taxpayer to foot the Full ride cost
What a wanker!


27 posted on 07/10/2014 3:02:13 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: KeyLargo

28 posted on 07/10/2014 3:14:59 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Uncle Chip

Come on he would never get the attention he so loves and your idea is so much better!


29 posted on 07/10/2014 3:15:50 PM PDT by blaveda
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To: KeyLargo

I hate when people say we all want to help. I don’t and don’t want to be included in the we.


30 posted on 07/10/2014 3:17:47 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: KeyLargo

Obeckma supporting Illegal Alien Amnesty

Absolutely Anti-American what Obeckma did


31 posted on 07/10/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: KeyLargo

Why not trade? We get your kids, we get your beaches. Sounds fair to me. Obama overthrew the government of Libya. Why shouldn’t he overthrow the governments of Central America?


32 posted on 07/10/2014 3:47:25 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks for the link KeyLargo... Yep, this young black woman has figured out what’s going on... she ‘gets’ it. The black community’s been screwed so often they can sense it as it’s happening.

What about the middle class?

Middle class parents with their college graduate children sleeping in their basements need to say the same to the Technology, Medical, and Accounting Industries... that they’re sick of them bringing in cheap foreign labor to keep jobs and wages down. It’s time to stand up and say it like it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcL259Tvvh4


33 posted on 07/10/2014 3:56:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Beck blew it—Compassion is used by the Progs as a weapon—its a trap—and the Beck fell into it.

Well said. Misplaced "compassion" is the stock in trade of the demented Left. It is the way they seek to manage their primitive hate and rage. Beck is so full of himself he does not realize how angry and dysfunctional he is. That is why he sometimes pulls creepy liberalesque stunts like this one.

34 posted on 07/10/2014 3:57:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: KeyLargo
I've yet to hear anyone argue that it's wrong to use American taxpayer dollars to feed, house, and offer medical care to these children. No one opposes that.

Ummm.....

35 posted on 07/10/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I hope to God that people here stop piling on Glenn Beck. Glenn is a very good man who, very early on, helped alert all who would listen just what a demon Obama is. I think he made a huge, tragic mistake, but I hope that everyone at FR says a prayer for him. Glenn is a super talent, a very compassionate man, and we all need him.


36 posted on 07/10/2014 4:05:49 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The word is on the street growing day by day, Even the informers know to stay away. Al Stewart)
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To: DB

And they are paying dearly for it - and so are we.

***
What is happening currently is nothing compared to the chaos and destruction ahead of us. So grateful to have lived during a time when America was great. So sad that my grandchildren will be living in the Third World right here in North America.


37 posted on 07/10/2014 4:08:37 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: KeyLargo

“. I’ve yet to hear anyone argue that it’s wrong to use American taxpayer dollars to feed, house, and offer medical care to these children. No one opposes that.”

Indo. We are $17.5T in debt, Social Security is broke, our vets can’t get healthcare.

Yet we have money and doctors for a bunch of illegals?


38 posted on 07/10/2014 6:00:45 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: alstewartfan

Good post. Amazing how often we eat our own, isn’t it?


39 posted on 07/10/2014 9:05:54 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: GOPJ

Michael Savage: Glenn Beck is a “huckster”, “con man”
By MFP July 10th, 2014
MFP

“Do you really think he cares about the children? This huckster, this carnival barker Glenn Beck cares about the children?”

Earlier this year, Glenn Beck joined fellow Mormon Harry Reid in his efforts to confiscate Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s land.

During the tense standoff, Beck urged BLM agents to open fire on Bundy supporters.

Beck’s faux-conservative news site The Blaze deceptively edited remarks made Bundy’s as part of a coordinated smear campaign to portray the feeble near-septuagenarian as a raving racist.

Now, Beck is teaming up with Harry Reid again– painting the hundreds of thousands of would-be welfare queens and MS-13 gangmembers storming America’s southern border as poor, harmless children– shameless, Goebbels-esque propaganda for which Beck has received high praise from MSNBC…

http://www.mofopolitics.com/2014/07/10/michael-savage-glenn-beck-is-a-huckster-con-man/


40 posted on 07/11/2014 5:59:52 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: uncitizen

Glenn Beck to send Teddy Bears, Soccer Balls to MS-13 Gang Members

July 11, 2014 by aldermanlacy 0 Comments

http://mhconstitution.com/2014/07/11/glenn-beck-to-send-teddy-bears-soccer-balls-to-ms-13-gang-members/


41 posted on 07/11/2014 6:07:24 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: blueunicorn6

Judas Goat Glenn Beck Colludes With CIA and CFR to Take Down Patriot Movement

http://www.infowars.com/judas-goat-glenn-beck-colludes-with-cia-and-cfr-to-take-down-patriot-movement/


42 posted on 07/11/2014 6:12:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
It's a type of greed some powerful men get... They want men to compete with and vanquish, women to bend to their will - and children to adore them.

In the UAE wealthy Arabs take tents, gems, gold, and assorted fineries into the desert to ‘vacation’... They also bring along ‘beggars’ from the city for entertainment. The beggar who asks for help with the most flourish, butt kissing, and self humiliation gets the 'alms'.

Overdone and it's a dark side of human nature... Think of it as an Ozymandias syndrome. Beck needs to fight it... he's getting touches of it. And yeah, it's good to help children and others... with YOUR OWN MONEY... NOT money forced from free citizens.

43 posted on 07/11/2014 6:32:56 AM PDT by GOPJ (The Media is Obama's Scandal Condom - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: GOPJ

Black American from Gang-Besieged Baltimore: ‘Where Can I Get Asylum?’

by Tony Lee 11 Jul 2014 1612 post a comment

As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid.

On Friday’s Laura Ingraham Show, Elaine, a black woman from Baltimore, expressed her outrage that President Barack Obama is putting the interests of illegal immigrant children above those of American citizens. Though the number of illegal immigrant children unlawfully entering the country has spiked since Obama unilaterally enacted his temporary amnesty program in 2012, the White House has said the primary cause of the border crisis is the rampant gang violence in Central America.

“I’m living a nightmare. My whole neighborhood is so violent. There’s so much crime,” she said. “I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can’t let my daughter ride her bicycle outside – I can’t do anything, Laura! I’m trapped here.”

Elaine told Ingraham that she listens to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Obama and feels that “nobody is saying a word” while spending billions of dollars taking care of foreigners who are unlawfully in the country.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/11/Black-American-from-Baltimore-Where-Can-I-Get-Asylum


44 posted on 07/12/2014 6:29:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
As the White House plans to spend billions of taxpayer funds to take care of illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country, some black Americans who live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods are wondering where they and their children can get refugee status and aid.

She's right. The liberal elite power structure is going to be playing illegals against blacks... it's evil...

45 posted on 07/12/2014 10:50:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (A ship once out of port is hard to capture:know this now before it is too late. - Solon)
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