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Uber right-wing conservative talk show host Glenn Beck says Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Willard Mitt Romney’s poll numbers have fallen as a part of a heavenly plan from God to make it obvious to the American people “divine intervention” was responsible when Republicans take the White House in November.
“I know Mitt Romney wasn’t your first choice, nor was he mine,” Beck recently said in an interview. “I am to the point that — A — God is trying to make this so clear to us that if it happens, it’s his finger. Because nothing looks good.”
“And yet, everybody I know who I consider a spiritual giant feels good,” he continued. “And it bothers me that I feel good because, I’m like, there’s no reason that I should feel good on this.”
So, what happens when Willard not only loses but loses big? Was God’s divine plan thwarted by some evil plan, or was Beck proven – once again – to be as mad as a hatter?
But wait, Beck wasn’t done, he declared Willard’s hidden private life proved he was “kind of on the line” with President George Washington.
“And a politician to hide that shows even deeper character, I think,” Beck observed. “It shows he knows [God is] in charge. And he obeys. … He’s enough like [Washington] that God can change you.”
Really, so, now Mitt Romney’s stature is equal to George Washington’s?
One would think having been fired from FOX News because of his lunatic ramblings would’ve made Beck step back and take a look at his life, and maybe seek some professional therapy, but apparently he’s decided to just keep rambling down crazy lane on his way to Bedlam.
A conservative friend recently posted a Facebook video seen by dozens of people on Glenn Beck’s web TV show, asking the question, “Where has the Obama administration really taken us?”
Of course, people like Beck don’t really expect anyone to answer the question with facts, but nevertheless, here are the answers:
After more than seven years, billions of dollars wasted, 4,484 American dead and 32,200 Americans wounded he got us out of Iraq and in ending the war there has allowed America to strike decisive blows against our enemies. As the President said in his State of the Union Address, “From Pakistan to Yemen, the al Qaeda operatives who remain are scrambling, knowing that they can’t escape the reach of the United States of America.”
He’s drawing down the number of American forces in Afghanistan – after more than ten years of war, badly mishandled by his predecessor who decided the real war on terror was against Saddam Hussein and not the guy who had his followers fly airplanes into buildings – with plans to have all American forces out by the summer of 2014.
He ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
He ended Bush/Cheney policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the kind that led to faulty wiring and the electrocution of American soldiers trying to shower.
He ended the Bush policy of not paying for things in the budget, like the two wars, Medicare Part B and his infamous tax breaks for the uber-rich. We have a side seam splitting debt because those wars were finally included on the books.
He issued executive orders closing secret CIA detention/interrogation facilities in Eastern Europe started by Bush/Cheney; he also signed a detailed executive order banning the torture and inhumane treatment of prisoners previously approved and practiced under Bush/Cheney
He authorized operations responsible for taking out Osama Bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki, and more than 20 top Al Qaeda leaders
He authorized American military support of militants in Libya leading to the overthrow and death of terrorist sponsor Moammar Gadhafi
He’s given advanced weapons to Israel which his predecessor refused to provide, and has increased aid to Israel
He’s authorized (on more than one occasion) Navy Seals to free hostages held by Somali “pirates”- most recently this week
He’s put more boots on the border than ever before; resulting in more arrests, more deportations and fewer illegal crossings now than when he took office.
He’s authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
He ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, doing away with a frivolous regulation responsible for accomplishing nothing of benefit to the defense of this nation.
He led the efforts to reverse a downward spiral of the stock market which on 19 Jan 09, the last day of President Bush’s presidency, closed at 8,218.22 on 19 Mar 12, closed at 13,239.13
After the disastrous economic freefall and catastrophic loss of jobs during the last year of the Bush administration he’s led the economic recovery responsible for creating almost 4 million jobs during the last 24 months, including more jobs created in the last year since 2005
On the day he took office, the American auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said he should let it die (Willard Mitt Romney). With a million jobs at stake, he refused to let that happen. In exchange for help, he demanded responsibility. He got workers and automakers to settle their differences. He got the industry to retool and restructure. Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number one automaker. Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company. Ford is investing billions in U.S. plants and factories. And together, the entire industry added nearly 160,000 jobs.
He led the effort to pass the $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (economic stimulus plan) creating some 2.1 million jobs and responsible for providing badly needed funding for repair of a failing national infrastructure (I should know because I was in charge of ensuring the ARRA money given to the Corps of Engineers in our local District was spent according to the law).
He created a Trade Enforcement Unit charged with investigating unfair trade practices in countries like China, conducting more inspections to prevent counterfeit or unsafe goods from crossing our borders.
He ended previous administration’s policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
He ended previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
He provided tax credits to first-time home buyers through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to revitalize the U.S. housing market
He led the effort to pass the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act providing quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured
He signed an executive order removing restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
He led the efforts to extend healthcare to more than 30 million previously uninsured Americans
He’s a stalwart supporter of a woman’s right to choose
He appointed the first Latina to the Supreme Court
He directed his Administration to allow the development of clean energy on enough public land to power three million homes, and directed the Department of Defense, the world’s largest consumer of energy, to make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history — with the Navy purchasing enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year.
He approved fewer regulations in the first three years of his presidency than his Republican predecessor did in his. He’s ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense. His administration’s enacted more than 500 reforms, saving business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years.
He’s made it clear that big banks or financial institutions are no longer allowed to make risky bets with customers’ deposits. They’re required to write out a “living will” detailing exactly how they’ll pay the bills if they fail — because – thanks to the President – the rest of us aren’t bailing them out ever again. Mortgage lenders or a payday lenders or a credit card companies have been told the days of signing people up for products they can’t afford with confusing forms and deceptive practices are over. Today – thanks to the President – American consumers finally have a watchdog in Richard Cordray with one job: To look out for them.
He’s establishing a Financial Crimes Unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on large-scale fraud and protect people’s investments. Some financial firms violate major anti-fraud laws because there’s no real penalty for being a repeat offender. That’s bad for consumers, and it’s bad for the vast majority of bankers and financial service professionals who do the right thing. He’s challenged Congress to pass legislation that makes the penalties for fraud count.
He’s asked his Attorney General to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand federal investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans.
I voted for him in 2008 because America couldn’t afford to continue the disastrous policies made famous under Bush/Cheney and which McCain/Palin had sworn to continue, and I will be voting for him again in 2012 because we, as a nation, cannot afford to go back to those same devastating policies which the GOTP primary frontrunners are saying they’ll support.
According to news reports former Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s warning women the government’s going to start telling American families how many children they can have, and it’s all part of what’s really behind President Obama’s contraception mandate; and where did she make this astounding claim? On the only network in the country where such things could be made, Glenn Beck’s network, GBTV, on the show “Real News From The Blaze.” No doubt her newest claims worried the dozens of viewers watching the program.
“I think that it is a mistake for us to get caught in a trap that the left would love to have us dance in,” she said, adding that the “war on women” was an appeal to a “group.”
“Women have a lot to lose under ‘Obamacare,’ and I’ll give you an example,” she continued. “If you want to go into specifics, what the government can give, the government can take away. It certainly isn’t beyond the pale to think, in light of Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary — she said that it’s important that we have contraceptives because that prevents pregnancy, and pregnancy is more expensive to the federal government.”
But wait, there’s more; once she got into her groove she kept following her own twisted theory to its conclusion. “Going with that logic, according to our own Health and Human Services secretary, it isn’t far-fetched to think that the president of the United States could say ‘We need to save health care expenses. The federal government will only pay for one baby to be born in the hospital per family, or two babies to be born per family.’ That could happen. We think it couldn’t?”
When anchor Amy Holmes asked if she was really suggesting the government might one day advocate a one-child policy like China, Bachmann replied.
“What I’m saying is that now that we know the president of the United States, unilaterally, can tell insurance companies, ‘You must offer the morning-after abortion pill, you must offer sterilizations, you must offer contraceptives free to the recipients of those products, because we tell you to’ (which means they’re effectively setting the price, as well), that says that whoever the health care dictator, could conceivably make that order, as well,” she said.
Bachmann’s clearly been missing the spot light she had during her failed presidential folly and now she’s pandering to the farthest of the far right, hence appearing on Beck’s “thriving” internet network; it’s the only place “Krazy” is welcomed these days, and falling back on tried and true conservative tactic of fear, gloom and despair.
No one’s going to dictate to American families how many children they can have, and no one’s going to force sterilization or contraception on women; this is just more of the same Bachmann we’ve all come to know and love.
According to the Huffington Post, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s wife has said that although she initially opposed her husband’s presidential campaign, she came around to the idea after realizing that “God had big plans for Rick.”
Surprise, surprise she announced this revelation while being interviewed by (who else?) Glenn Beck (does he still have a show?), Karen Santorum said she initially had serious reservations about her husband running for the GOTP nomination saying his loss in his senate re-election in 2006 had made her hesitant to support a presidential run.
She said the turning point for her was a passage in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
“I did always feel in my heart that God had big plans for Rick,” she said. “Eventually it was there, tugging at my heart. … When Obamacare passed, that was it. That put the fire in my belly.”
She clarified that her opposition to the President’s health care plan was largely due to her daughter’s condition.
“This is why we’re making the sacrifice we are as a family, to give all,” she said. “Because I do believe that if President Obama is elected again, I do believe we’re going to lose our nation as we know it. As a mother of 7, I’m really concerned about that.”
Reportedly Santorum believes her husband’s recent rise in the polls is “God’s will.”
As a conservative friend told me today, “Well, Santorum’s done”.
“I think [God] has us on a path,” she told Beck. “I do think that there’s a lot more happening than what we’re seeing.”
So, once again God has ordained a GOTP candidate? Let’s see if I’ve got this score right, so far this would be the fourth time God’s chosen his nominee – at least according to some; so far there’s been Michele Bachmann, then Rick Perry followed by everyone’s favorite pizza guy Herman Cain and now Rick Santorum.
I don’t think God calls forth His candidates, and if He has, why have they all – thus far – dropped out? Were the others chosen and then fell from grace? I don’t think that’s how it’s worked; I don’t think any of them have been called to run, unless of course it’s to ensure President Obama’s re-elected by ensuring there was really no competition – otherwise if this is who the Lord’s calling to run it’s simply to prove He has a sense of humor, because while God may work in mysterious ways, He doesn’t act in dumb ways.
The verdict’s in, the Tea Party’s racist; and guess who the judge is? Glenn Beck; yes that’s right, Glenn Beck. Professor Beck said on Friday that Newt Gingrich’s such a “progressive” that any supporters of his who oppose President Obama are doing so because of Obama’s race.
Beck’s reportedly been very vocal about his dislike for Newton, and he hosted the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential frontrunner recently for a notably tough interview. Last week, the Beckster appeared on the Fox Business show “Freedom Watch” and hammered Gingrich even more.
Calling him “the only candidate I cannot vote for,” Beck said Newton’s so-called support for Theodore Roosevelt “ridiculous,” and said he’d issued a “challenge” to any Tea Party supporters of the former House Speaker.
“You read this guy’s record,” he said. “You read his words…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’ve got a big government progressive [in Gingrich] 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 be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race.”
“It must be about race,” the host, Andrew Napolitano, said. “I mean, what else is it about, Judge?” Beck said. “It’s the policies that matter.”
Wow, who ever thought Glenn Beck would be calling the Tea Party racists? It must be a cold day in …