Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Worse than Obama? UPDATE: Levin Responds


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I categorically and unequivocally disagree with this assessment of Glenn Beck.

On the principal issues of the war on terror such as the prosecutions of CIA officers, missile defense in the Czech Republic and Poland, backing of the state of Israel, supporting freedom in Cuba, Honduras and Latin America, McCain is and would have been 100% spot on.

On the domestic front, I believe Gov. Palin's presence would have tempered his views, although for the record we would have gotten constitutionalist judges, a culture of life agenda and a pro-growth programs in terms of tax cuts and spending.

Beck should do well to alter his criticisms of the great Theodore Roosevelt, as well, who for all his faults is on Mount Rushmore and served the Republic in the most gallant form imaginable.

Update 1:

Mark Levin rebuts:

Beck’s opinion elicited a fierce and angry response from right-wing radio host Mark Levin yesterday. “To say [McCain] would be worse is mindless, mindless, incoherent as a matter of fact,” Levin said on his radio show. He then suggested Beck is playing politics: “I don’t know who people are playing to. I don’t know why they’re playing to certain people.”

Levin never mentions Beck by name (he refers to Beck as “the 5 pm’er” because Beck’s show airs at 5 pm on Fox News). He concluded with this final dig at Beck:

I think there’s enormous confusion and positioning and pandering. It may be entertaining, but from my perspective, it’s not. It’s pathetic.


Beck is causing consternation for many right wingers these days. Peter Wehner, a former political adviser to President Bush, recently wrote that Beck is “harmful to the conservative movement” because he’s “erratic,” “bizarre,” and is too interested in “conspiracy theories.” And Rush Limbaugh recently suggested to Politico that Beck’s role in promoting the 9/12 protest was “cheap and disingenuous.”

Raw Story notes that, this morning, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough expressed disdain for Fox News’ Glenn Beck. “You cannot preach hatred. You cannot say the president is racist. You cannot say things that have very deadly consequences. I was in Congress in 1995. I know where this can end,” said Scarborough.

4 comments:

tuleesh said...

Maybe he wants to "soften" his TV image. Look at Bill O'reilly; he softened his tone on Obama and he gets the interview [Sept. 2008]. Perhaps, just perhaps, Beck is after an interview with [d]Ear Leader, too. Only now, if Beck "gets" Obama, it will be President not candidate, Obama.

And if it's not an interview he's after, Beck just might want to appear quirky enough so as not to be pinpointed as conservative or liberal.

Just an Opinion.

--MVH

P.S. Great blog. It's one of the places on the web we visit almost daily. It fills in what the Dinosaur Media doesn't tell us. My opinion on the MSM is that it's not what they report that's the problem. It's what they don't report that bugs me. Thanks for filling in the gap!

christian soldier said...

posted these at IBA-:RE: Beck and Levin..

McCain the LOTE-lesser of two evils--would have enabled us in the US to continue down the slippery slope...with the stealth usurpation of freedom...
w/ bho- we have an avalanche--and the people WOKE UP...

No More Votes for LOTES...my campaign motto during the 2008 election cycle...
C-CS
Former Pres of a RWF chapter...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Blogger christian soldier said...

BTW-Beck has it together --I will call it passion for freedom-sometimes passion comes across as 'over the top' --too bad!

As to Mark Levin-one of my favorites... He too- is sometimes 'over the top'..because of his passion...for freedom ...

Carlos Echevarria said...

I cannot accept that McCain would have been a worse president than Obama...

Come on, let's be logical here.

christian soldier said...

Like a frog in slowly boiling water..the working citizens did not realize that they were headed toward socialism...now they do...
my very first blog post...
http://carolmsblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/lukewarm-by-carol.html