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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:11 AM

Glenn Beck Attempts a Laughable Make Over as a Libertarian


Jan 12, 2013 4:45 AM EST

With a straight face, the king of ranting is cynically trying to recast himself as a sensible libertarian. John Avlon isn’t buying it.


Glenn Beck is rebranding himself as–get this–the alternative to “far-right, far-left” polarized debates on cable news, dominated by people “yelling at each-other.”

“We're not going to play in that crazy space as a network," he announced earnestly.

The irony meter just died. Hypocrisy and chutzpah had a child.


This is, after all, the man who rode to riches by screaming louder and crazier than anyone else in the collective conservative nervous breakdown known as Obama Derangement Syndrome circa 2009 and 2010. Here are just a few of his unhinged greatest hits, lest we forget:

• “There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America … done through the guise of an election.”
• “They’re marching us to a non-violent fascism. Or to put it another way, they’re marching us to 1984. Big Brother. Like it or not, fascism is on the rise.”
• “The president is a Marxist ... who is setting up a class system.”
• “The health care bill is reparations. It’s the beginning of reparations.”
• “We are a country that is headed towards socialism, totalitarianism, beyond your wildest imagination.”
• “The government is a heroin pusher using smiley-faced fascism to grow the nanny state”

read more:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01/12/glenn-beck-attempts-a-laughable-make-over-as-a-libertarian.html

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Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #1
Wounded Bear Jan 2013 #2
pnwmom Jan 2013 #3
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #6
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Blue Idaho Jan 2013 #5
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Sunlei Jan 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:29 AM

1. It would be interesting to hear Beck attempt to describe the political values of a libertarian.

He has no idea.

Great article, by the way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:28 AM

2. Interesting concept....

Since I always figured that a Libertarian was a far right extremist, anyway. So Beck is trying to seel that as "Centrist"?

Interesting what the sheeple will buy into.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:42 AM

3. There is no such thing as a sensible libertarian.

They all have far right economic philosophies.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:42 PM

6. Thom Hartmann says they're just right wingers who want to smoke pot.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 08:28 PM

9. That's what I say!

No wonder my brother thinks I should listen to him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:48 AM

4. "done through the guise of an election"

was he one of those who was saying, in 2004 and 2010, that elections were showing "liberals" that the process worked, and that the "real America" had stepped up to smash down the (alleged) oppression???

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:09 PM

5. What a fucking lunatic

Poor Glen. He's watched his credibility tank, stared at the warehouse full of his unsold books, and no one is taking his calls. Smelling a financial disaster- he's desperate to "re-cast" his character to keep the cash flow going.

Too late Glen, your 15 minutes of fame are over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:52 PM

7. The guy who used to sell "George W. Bush kick it old school!" shirts on his website

now tries to pretend he isn't a Republican.

hilarious.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 05:15 PM

8. quitter loser

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