[ASI] Has Glenn Beck Taken Leave of His Senses?

December 14th, 2011 at 5:10 am EDT

Dear Friend of America’s Survival, Inc.:

Glenn Beck is off his rocker and on a self-destructive course. He claims that Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama are cut from the same “progressive” cloth. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Beck doesn’t understand the differences between Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Wallace. There is no excuse for him exhibiting this ignorance on the air.

The issue is not whether you like Gingrich or not. It’s getting the facts right.

Gingrich may be too liberal for some, but being a Theodore Roosevelt Progressive Republican is not the same thing as being an Obama Progressive Democrat.

Going even further off the cliff, Glenn Beck suggests that Newt Gingrich is so “progressive” that only racism could explain why the Tea Party would support him over Obama. He is alluding to Gingrich’s praise of Theodore Roosevelt.

But I repeat: the “progressive” outlook of Republican Theodore Roosevelt was much different than the Progressive Party of Henry Wallace, who served as Democrat Franklin Roosevelt’s Vice-president. TR opposed socialism and communism. 

I repeat: Beck is confusing two different “progressive” traditions. Read the whole story here at our www.sorosfiles.com website. 

Here is the story you need to know:

Glenn Beck and the Soros-funded Progressives

Beck claims to be a lover of truth. But he is putting out disinformation designed to benefit Obama. In effect, he is aiding the cause of George Soros.

The fact is that Gingrich has been critical of Soros.  Please read: Gingrich Vs. Soros.

For the record, you should know about Beck’s history of plagiarism. The Daily Caller broke this story and quoted me and others by name. 

I know there are some who still admire Glenn Beck, but his attack on Gingrich for supposedly being a progressive like Obama is so off-base that it makes me think Beck has completely lost touch with reality.

Here is the transcript of what Beck said on Andrew Napolitano’s Fox Business channel program:

GLENN BECK: This is ridiculous. It's ridiculous. I issued a challenge to the Tea Party member.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: What's the challenge?

BECK: The challenge is this, you read his record. You read his words.


BECK: Gingrich. Not just the happy parts like you read about Theodore Roosevelt. Look into his records. See what he believes. This man is a progressive. He knows he's a progressive. He doesn't have a problem with being a progressive. So, if you got a big government progressive or a big government progressive in Obama, one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama, ask yourself this, Tea Party, is it about Obama's race?

Because that's what it appears to me. If you're against him but you're for this guy, it must be about race.

NAPOLITANO: It must be about race.

BECK: I mean, what else is it?

Columnist Don Feder put it this way: “Above all else, Theodore Roosevelt [TR] was an ardent patriot. He pobably conied the term ‘Americanism.’ TR said ‘We have room for but one flag in this country, and that is the American flag. We have room for but one language, and that is English.’” Does that sound like Obama?”

My column says this: “It’s true that Obama himself and his supporters in the Soros-funded Center for American Progress have tried to suggest that Obama’s progressive philosophy is somehow based on or related to what TR said and believed. This is a clumsy attempt to make Obama’s ideas look bipartisan and less radical than they really are.Conservatives and the conservative media should not fall for the bait.”

Remember that I have defended Beck in the past and thought it was wrong for Fox News to fire him, in response to pressure from George Soros-funded organizations.  But for Beck, who is still on radio and has a TV show on the Internet, to accuse the Tea Party of racism for supporting Gingrich, borders on the insane.

Can somebody explain why Beck is saying these crazy thing?

Email me at Kincaid@comcast.net  

For America's Survival,

Cliff Kincaid, President

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