Was that written by some liberal out to shut down Beck's anti-Semitic and inane conspiratorial rantings?
That was written by Peter Wehner in an article in Commentary and who served in the Reagan and George HW Bush administrations and became deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. Bush in 2001.
Wehner joins other GOP pundits in his condemnation of Beck's lunatic antics that pass as serious political thought on his FAUX NOOZ program. We're wondering when more conservatives catch on to the fact that Beck is harmful to conservatives, as Wehner says here:
"...what ought to worry conservatives in particular is that Beck not only has the unusual capacity to discredit virtually every cause he takes up; he also confirms the worst caricatures of the right. What was true before is doubly true today. It looks to me like it’s only a matter of time — and I suspect not much time — until he blows apart professionally. If and when that happens, one can only hope that conservatism as a movement will have created enough distance from Beck to mitigate the damage."
Joe Scarborough of "Morning Joe" also recognizes that Beck is a nincompoop and a disaster waiting to happen for the conservative movement. Here is what Scarborough has to say about Beck:
"I've been telling conservatives for about two years, this guy is bad for the movement," Scarborough said. "This guy is losing it before our eyes. He's bad for the conservative movement. He's bad for the Republican Party. He's bad for Fox News...even guys over at Fox News have to start thinking, this can't last. He's out of control...He throws bombs out all the time," he said. "It's the conspiracy theories that are the most dangerous because that gets people acting out."
Scarborough has previously said that Beck is delivering a "vile message" to the country.
David Frum: GOP SURRENDERS TO BECK'S MOB RULE [h/t (O)CT(O)PUS]:
"Glenn Beck is not the first to make a pleasant living for himself by reckless defamation. We have seen his kind before in American journalism and American politics, and the good news is that their careers never last long. But the bad news is that while their careers do last, such people do terrible damage.
We conservatives are submitting our movement to some of the most unscrupulous people in American life. This submission disgraces conservatism, discredits Republicans, and damages the country. It’s beyond time for conservatives who know better to join us at NewMajority in emancipating ourselves from leadership by the most stupid, the most cynical, and the most truthless."
We're wondering when conservatives will wake up and admit they've been played for fools by this self-identified "rodeo clown" and "recovering dirtbag" and renounce his destructive blatherings once and for all.
Some of us think Beck should stay where he is and be identified as the voice of today's GOP--for all rational people to see. And don't forget that Rep. Michele Bachmann herself suggested we could all learn something from watching Glenn Beck.
Yes, Michele. We certainly could