Skip to comments.Is Glenn Beck a Disciple of Crackpot Ron Paul?
Posted on 09/15/2009 6:20:51 PM PDT by HorowitzianConservative
In the recent dialogue between David Frum and David Horowitz about the place of Glenn Beck and other bold talkers in the Conservative Movement Frum shot out a claim which threw Horowitz off guard:
Third how do we define our side? Horowitz harshly condemns Obama appointee Van Jones. Van Jones was eventually forced to resign not because of any of the allegations Glenn Beck hurled at him, but because the Gateway Pundit blog unearthed evidence that Van Jones had consorted with 9/11 denialists. So thats the other side, right? Except the American politician who most closely associates with 9/11 denialists is Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul. And who acts as Pauls chief TV enthusiast and publicist? Glenn Beck of course.Horowitz was puzzled by Frum's charge that Beck embraced the embarrassing Paul:
Ron Paul is a crackpot, a conspiracy nut and a public menace. His crank views of the economy have a lot of Republicans snookered enough to ignore the fact that he is an anti-Semite and an America-hater fundamentally at odds with Americas role in the world as the guardian of freedom. I have to confess that I am not familiar with Becks promotion of Paul. If David wants to engage this I would have to review Becks statements about Paul first.So let's review Beck's statements on Paul a bit and see if Frum was correct in grouping Beck with the kooks of the Whack-Job Right.
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Glenn Beck is feared by both sides. He is the only person who goes after both liberals and conservatives, and the only commentator I will watch now on TV.
I don’t care if Beck is a faggot! He is exposing Obama’s criminal regime, and and nobody else had the guts to do it.
I’ve heard Glenn Beck say Ron Paul has some good points, but then he goes off into crazy land. Glenn is not a fan of Paul’s
‘Americas role in the world as the guardian of freedom’
we are not obliged to promote or defend those rights everywhere in the world to the detriment (if not destruction) of our own society.
Minor correction, Tommy. Beck doesn’t go after conservatives, he goes after big government(bought and paid for RINO’s)
Let me say that again.. Glenn says Paul goes off into crazy land.
Ron Paul is not all wrong. It is just when he is wrong he is over the top. Ron Paul understands the Constitution.
Welcome to Free Republic!
Glenn had Ron Paul on ONCE during his reign at Fox. That’s it. And they talked about the Fed, TARP and gold, not some vast conspiracy to exterminate the Jews, like Charles Johnson of the increasingly irrelevant blog LGF, and David Frum seem to believe. What else can explain their hysteria? They really seem to think Glenn is in league with an anti-Semetic, White Supremacist cabal—that non-existent non-threat with which LGF is obsessed each and every day.
Ron Paul is not a crackpot. He’s a solid Constitutionalist who has gone off on a few screwy tangents, but I’ll take him over 99% of Republicans any day.
Frum is not a conservative and not on our side.
Are Frum and Horowitz neocons? Yes, they are.
Ron Paul is a very smart man. I do not agree with everything but he is 100 times better than most politicians.
He goes after anyone who is doing a bad job in government, or being a hypocrite. I doubt he would hesitate to go after anyone who is violating the public trust.
Thank you David Horowitz for proving that campus commie to power obsessed neoconservative is not a very far leap.
I’m quite capable of distiniguishing when someone is right on and when they are off the track.
When Beck is right on I’ll praise him from the rooftops. When he’s wrong it doesn’t bother me to say so, and it also doesn’t take anything away from when he’s right.
He’s the only one out there really doing the work that journalists used to do. Before the election no journalists bothered or dared to dig into O’s background, or the real connections between O and Ayers, or the real nature of Acorn, or the real nature of O’s connections with Acorn, or the real nature of what O was doing all those years. No journalists bothered to hunt down anyone who knew O’s grandparents, or his mom, or even O himself to give anyone any idea who these people were.
They still haven’t. Now that someone with a platform finally does it they are going bananas. Beck didn’t sink Van Jones, he just played the tapes and O fired him.
Beck isn’t going after Acorn, he just plays the tapes. Its going to take someone in government with some nerve to do the real work of taking them down and dismantling them, and meanwhile Beck is hanging way out there, exposed as all get-out, hoping someone will take what he’s found and actually run with it.
The press has gone into circle-the-wagon mode, defending what real journalists would investigate. There are a couple dozen more czars out there, and no one except Beck and a few others are even interested to know who they are.
I don’t care if you’ve got pictures of Beck french-kissing Santa, he’s more man than anyone else I can think of in the media or in politics right now. Thats the tragedy, that what he’s doing should be the rule instead of the rarest of exceptions.
[Ron Paul is not a crackpot. Hes a solid Constitutionalist who has gone off on a few screwy tangents, but Ill take him over 99% of Republicans any day.]
Same here. I have some quibbles about Ron Paul’s foreign policy views and some other disagreements in a few other areas, but I’d prefer to see people like him in Congress over most other Republicans and certainly over every other Democrat.
Ron Paul is antisemitic?