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This is my beef with Glenn Beck

Bill Bennett:

Does Glenn truly believe there is no difference between a Tom Coburn, for example, and a Harry Reid or a Charles Schumer or a Barbara Boxer? Between a Paul Ryan or Michele Bachmann and a Nancy Pelosi or Barney Frank?

A year ago, we were told the Republican party and the conservative movement were moribund. Today they are ascendant, and it is the left and the Democratic party that are on defense — even while they are in control. That’s quite an amazing achievement. But anyone who knows the history of this country and its political movements should not be surprised. America has a long tradition of antibodies that kick in. From Carter we got Reagan. And from Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama we took back a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, with midterm elections on the horizon that Republicans and conservatives are actually excited about, not afraid of.

To say the GOP and the Democrats are no different, to say the GOP needs to hit a recovery-program-type bottom and hang its head in remorse, is to delay our own country’s recovery from the problems the Democratic left is inflicting. The stakes are too important to go through that kind of exercise, which will ultimately go nowhere anyway — because it’s already happened.


To begin with, I like Glenn Beck and I watch him as often as I can.

But Glenn is constantly haranguing his viewers about the sameness of both parties and he did it again, in a big way as the keynote speaker at CPAC. This is my beef with Beck:  the democrats are nothing like republicans and if you knew me and my brother, you ‘d see how extreme the difference is. Have many politicians in the republican party forgotten their way? Yes. Did they forget their roots during the Bush administration? Yes. But the republican party will respond to the people or those politicians who don’t will be finding different work come November.

And they know it.

A third party is not the answer and if Beck is supporting that, then he will be leading many down a garden path to the dumpster. The only winners in November will be democrats. How much history do we need to repeat before we finally get it? Third parties do nothing but elect democrats.

The republican party is coming home. The American people are demanding that they return to basic principles and the original intent of the Constitution. Beck is responsible for a great deal of that. But at the same time, Beck wants to sit on the fence and say that he is an equal opportunity political offender: that he gives the republicans as hard a time as he gives the democrats by saying they are one in the same.

That is just patently false.

If he wants to give the republicans a hard time for leaving their principles at the door and allowing way too much spending during the Bush administration, I’d agree with him. It’s time that he address the real failings of the republicans and not try to cover his ass by trying to appear fair. Lumping both parties as the same evil is not fair, it’s just simply wrong.