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‘Daily Show’: Progressives Are Out to Get Us All

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Posted on Mar 19, 2010
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Now we’ve heard it directly from Glenn Beck’s mouth: “I am not a journalist—I am a conservative. I am much more of a libertarian.” Nowhere in there is the word progressive included. Shudder to think! Because as we all know, the path from progressivism leads straight to China.  —KA

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By zeroinfinity, March 21, 2010 at 4:10 pm Link to this comment
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I disagree that progressive policies lead to fascism.  Unlike conservatives, it appears that progressives are against corporate takeover of the USA government.  It seems that progressives in general do not want “big government” so much as a government that works for the citizenry best interests, rather than the corporations’ best interests.  Since Glenn Beck is against campaign finance reform and seems very well content with corporate takeover of the USA government, he should not complain when the consequences of such a decision rears its head.

I often wonder why the concept “social justice” is something to be paranoid about.  After all, social justice is a necessary part of a civilized society.  Since Glenn Beck is against social justice, ummmm… does he advocate anarchy?  That’s fine if he does; but, if so Glenn should say so because I have the impression that Glenn advocates anarchy. Just because the Nazis and the Bolsheviks had their particular versions of social justice, does not mean that social justice is something to be absent from a given society.  Again, social justice is a necessary part of civilization. 

I can’t believe that Glenn Beck needs this explained
to him.  On second thought - Yeah!  I do believe it.
Honestly, I think Glenn should see a shrink as soon as possible.  He needs help.

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By GW=MCHammered, March 21, 2010 at 11:49 am Link to this comment
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Glen Beck gullibles, Bush-Cheney two-time voters and
2000-2008 Congressional Democrats should foot the
entire bill for shock-n-awing us into two vile wars
then bankrupting the nation of finances and
circumspect. Shame is their title.

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By Shawn, March 21, 2010 at 10:16 am Link to this comment
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I have read some of the post stating that people think of Glenn Beck as visionary.  Maybe I am not understanding the politics of the US, but wouldn’t any sane person hear this guy and say that he is certifiably insane.  Jon Stewart’s parody of Beck was comic genius, but I have to agree with the poster, Misfiteye, that it a little scary and troubling that so many people are ignorant.  What is happening to the United States of America?

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By Misfiteye, March 20, 2010 at 8:51 pm Link to this comment

I live in rural Wisconsin and I am sorry to say that we are surrounded by people who think Glen Beck is a visionary.  I work with people who voted for Bush twice and would again if given the chance.  They believe Obama is bankrupting the country and Big-Gov wants to take over everything.

You can laugh at ignorance till your sides ache and it won’t go away.  In the end, it’s not that funny.

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By Liz, March 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm Link to this comment
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This was by far the funniest 10 minutes of television we’ve ever watched in our lives - it was brilliant.  And Pacrat, be afraid - we live in a small town in Oklahoma and are surrounded by people that LOVE Glenn Beck.  I think we’ll be moving soon.  Keep it up, Jon!

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By anonymous, March 20, 2010 at 7:38 am Link to this comment
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Sorry Steven, Jon just locked up the Emmy.

I mean, “Stephen”

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By anonymous, March 20, 2010 at 7:36 am Link to this comment
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Sorry Steven, Jon just locked up the Emmy.

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By pacrat, March 20, 2010 at 5:48 am Link to this comment
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Another Emmy for Jon Stewart - best performance of an insane Beck!

Beck is only to laugh at - not to be taken seriously by anyone - conservatives, republicans, tea baggers, conservative republicans (note the distinction) or anyone else who has escaped reality!

So why not laugh at him?

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By Chris, March 19, 2010 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder what the late Bill Buckley would think of Glenn Beck and his ilk.

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