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By Ann Telnaes  |  August 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
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The CONSTITUTION guarantees FREEDOM OF RELIGION . . . Not a TAKE OVER of the Nation by fundamentalists LIKE BECK and PALIN who believe that THEIR particular narrow-minded, militant faith should be the OFFICIAL USA Religion.

Disgustingly ignorant and RABID.

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 30, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Alveda King gave a great speech on the Mall yesterday in about the same place her uncle MLK gave one 47 years ago. The message was the same. Thanks

Posted by: jornolibist | August 29, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Letfreedomring2 rocks thanks Ann!

Posted by: jornolibist | August 29, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Socialist/Marxist Saul Alinsky rule number 5. When you have no facts or argument use ridicule to attack your adversary. This writer attempts to do so and fails miserably. There is no honor in being a columnist for Wapo anymore.

There is no fault to find in Glenn Beck's rally today. None.


Beck paced on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke through a wireless microphone headset. "For too long, this country has wandered in darkness. ... Today we are going to concentrate on the good things in America, the things that we have accomplished – and the things that we can do tomorrow."

In one of his many references to King, Beck noted that he had spent the night before in the same Washington hotel where King had put the finishing touches on his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Clarence B. Jones, who served as King's personal attorney and his speechwriter, said he believes King would not be offended by Beck's rally but "pleased and honored" that a diverse group of people would come together, almost five decades later, to discuss the future of America.

Jones, now a visiting professor at Stanford University, said the Beck rally seemed to be tasteful and did not appear to distort King's message, which included a recommitment to religious values.

Both groups heard from members of the King family.

Alveda King, a niece of the civil rights leader, appealed to Beck rally participants to "focus not on elections or on political causes but on honor, on character ... not the color of our skin."

Martin Luther King III said at the site of the planned memorial that his father in 1967 and 1968 "was focused on economic empowerment. He did not live to see that come to fruition." King added, "We have made great strides, but somehow we've got to create a climate so that everybody can do well, not just some."

Beck had appealed to those attending not to bring signs with them. But Mike Cash, a 56-year-old Atlanta businessman, found a way around that. Over his polo shirt, he wore a T-shirt that read "Treat Obama like a used tea bag, toss him out now!"

"I wouldn't have missed it (the rally) for anything," said Cash, who drove up with his family. "We are here kind of protesting about our government, too. I'm a businessman and I'm worried about taxes going up."

Beck seeks to heal the breach that Obama has caused in America. Read the comments and know it is Obama that has created the hate of Americans for one another.

Posted by: LETFREEDOMRING2 | August 28, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Socialist/Marxist Saul Alinsky rule number 5. When you have no facts or argument use ridicule to attack your adversary. This writer attempts to do so and fails miserably. There is no honor in being a columnist for Wapo anymore.

There is no fault to find in Glenn Beck's rally today. None.


Beck paced on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke through a wireless microphone headset. "For too long, this country has wandered in darkness. ... Today we are going to concentrate on the good things in America, the things that we have accomplished – and the things that we can do tomorrow."

In one of his many references to King, Beck noted that he had spent the night before in the same Washington hotel where King had put the finishing touches on his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Clarence B. Jones, who served as King's personal attorney and his speechwriter, said he believes King would not be offended by Beck's rally but "pleased and honored" that a diverse group of people would come together, almost five decades later, to discuss the future of America.

Jones, now a visiting professor at Stanford University, said the Beck rally seemed to be tasteful and did not appear to distort King's message, which included a recommitment to religious values.

Both groups heard from members of the King family.

Alveda King, a niece of the civil rights leader, appealed to Beck rally participants to "focus not on elections or on political causes but on honor, on character ... not the color of our skin."

Martin Luther King III said at the site of the planned memorial that his father in 1967 and 1968 "was focused on economic empowerment. He did not live to see that come to fruition." King added, "We have made great strides, but somehow we've got to create a climate so that everybody can do well, not just some."

Beck had appealed to those attending not to bring signs with them. But Mike Cash, a 56-year-old Atlanta businessman, found a way around that. Over his polo shirt, he wore a T-shirt that read "Treat Obama like a used tea bag, toss him out now!"

"I wouldn't have missed it (the rally) for anything," said Cash, who drove up with his family. "We are here kind of protesting about our government, too. I'm a businessman and I'm worried about taxes going up."

Beck is trying to bring people together that Obama has put at each others' throats.

Posted by: LETFREEDOMRING2 | August 28, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Ann Telnaes, you rock! Week in and week out you you continue to provide a wonderful funny break from the dismal current state of America.

Posted by: BBear1 | August 28, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Ultimately, I think the anger stoked by those on the right and on the left, is about by a sense of justice denied. But righteous indignation about justice denied does not find its deepest fulfillment in spewing hate or intolerance in either direction. These angry rantings seem more based out of a lack of inner peace. And their logical extreme will never be justice, just the creation of more INjustice. Flaming someone who you disagree with might feel good, but it will never move anything forward that is real.

Posted by: MDH53 | August 28, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The whole conversation makes me ill. We need people who will bring us together. This implies a willingness on all (not both, but all) sides of an issue. Leaders who will acknowledge that no one person or party has THE answer. Beck and others on the right, along with many on the left, and many with no formal tag, seem more interested in acquiring followers, money and power and in dividing people than in solving our nation's and world's problems.

Too much anger. Not enough careful thinking and empathy for others. Whatever our heritage, it is ours and it is irrevocable. NOW is the time for doing, for reaching out and creating our "future heritage" if you will. We all need to grow up, remember we are no longer in the sandbox. Learn to play nice and share and stop being so horrible to one another.

Posted by: MDH53 | August 28, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse


Breaking:

-Beck "Faith" medal winner is former guest Beck's show, where he compared Beck to the Biblical King of Judah;

-Beck compares self to Moses, Jesus, the Apostles...but humbly.


http://headofstate.blogspot.com/2010/08/liveblogging-beck-rally.html

Posted by: ibidibid | August 28, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

MrMeaner's post touches on a theme of modern conservatism... that they (conservatives) are the victims, they are the oppressed minority. You can see it in Beck's comments about "dogs and firehoses being released on us [conservatives]" and you can see it in MrMeaner's post.

See Richard Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style in American Politics"--- a book written 50 years ago but quite timely.

Posted by: ablum1 | August 28, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

This is amazing.
Can you progressives not see the hypocrisy in posting one hate-filled comment after the next, accusing others of fostering hatred.
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You people accuse Beck, etc of fear-mongering, then toss out this gem:

"You bet we're scared. Scared that another Hitler is on the rise and being aided and abetted by undereducated white rightwingers who want to drive people of color out of our nation so they can hold on to their white privilege. It is people like you who have made this nation so racist and amoral. You have no ability to empathize with decent people and are too stupid to even notice what a fool you are.
Beck and Palin and those of their ilk are absolutely a danger to America"
_______________________

You accuse Beck of being a conspiracy theorist in the same thread that some idiot posts this;

"I have also been told by these same operatives with the same insider knowledge of this tranformation that any individual of substantial or moderate wealth would have to move and become established in a country south of the equator to preserve themselves and their wealth. I doubt if Beck is going to tell his listening audience that fact."

Now that's rich.
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And then there's this pearl of wisdom:

"No Mas, to the blantant propaganda regurgitations. Someone needs to take a stand, as Cronkite did on Vietnam."

You desire an end to the "propaganda".
To do that, we need a master propagandist.
That's what you just said, basically.

You people are insane. I don't mean that figuratively. You people are the kind of crazy that scares me.

YOU people would have been the willing Nazis, rounding up Beck fans to send to the gas chambers.

Posted by: MrMeaner | August 28, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

The Left has nothing to offer but hate, jealousy, and more hate. They have moved so far outside of the mainstream that they are no longer even a legitimate political force. If the Left doesn't take a moment and see what they are doing they will fall off the political map. I would like to see just one left wing columnist or cartoonist of the Post offer anything other than hate. Is it possible?

Posted by: bobbo2 | August 28, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin are individuals that are using and being using and being used by organizations to enrich themselves and increase their power at the expense of others. We have seen them come and go over the years but never have they had such platforms as cable tv and the internet. The scary part is that so many otherwise decent American citizens are falling for their scare tactics of misinformation, lies and innuendo. Please Americans don't fall for these antics you have so much to lose! I-am-Russ I like your response it was well thought out and written.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | August 28, 2010 7:36 AM | Report abuse

It is the "White Bread and Circus" show, as far as I am concerned.

Posted by: meldupree | August 28, 2010 5:58 AM | Report abuse

O Glenn Beck supporters, what if you are lending your support to a man who is not really what he pretends to be?

Is there the slightest possibility this could be true? When Mr. Beck says it's time to take our country back, to reclaim our proud heritage, is he unaware of the stained social and political history of this country?

Or is he just a very talented con artist, waving the flag to arouse and enlist the unquestioning patriotism of an angry people?

Do you really believe America has a proud history we must reclaim, a proud history to which we must return?

Which history would that be? Would it be our history of religious intolerance, blue laws and witch trials?

Would it be our slaughter of indigenous American natives?

Would it be our embrace of the slave trade, an embrace that led to the secession of the South and the tragedy of the Civil War?

Or is it a more contemporary proud heritage you are thinking of?

Are you proud of the way we have treated minorities in this country? Are you proud of the lynchings of black Americans? Are you proud of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans?

Are you proud that we denied the vote to women for so long? Are you proud that women were denied entrance to most professions? Are you proud that women doing the same jobs as men are still not paid equally?

Are you proud of the intolerable working conditions for men, women and children during the early years of the industrial revolution? Are you proud of the continued injuries and deaths of hard-working Americans betrayed by corporations that only care about the bottom line?

This country was founded with both wisdom and barbarism. We've had the sense to recognize our mistakes, to listen to the better angels of our nature and evolve into a more humane society, a more just country.

But this evolution has come from our participation in government and our courage to challenge what is unjust in the courts, from the difficult but steady awakening of that which is best within us.

O Glenn Beck supporters, think on these things.

Posted by: I-am-Russ | August 28, 2010 5:41 AM | Report abuse

O Glenn Beck supporters, what if you are lending your support to a man who is not really what he pretends to be?

Is there the slightest possibility this could be true? When Mr. Beck says it's time to take our country back, to reclaim our proud heritage, is he unaware of the stained social and political history of this country?

Or is he just a very talented con artist, waving the flag to arouse and enlist the unquestioning patriotism of an angry people?

Do you really believe America has a proud history we must reclaim, a proud history to which we must return?

Which history would that be? Would it be our history of religious intolerance, blue laws and witch trials?

Would it be our slaughter of indigenous American natives?

Would it be our embrace of the slave trade, an embrace that led to the secession of the South and the tragedy of the Civil War?

Or is is a more contemporary proud heritage you are thinking of?

Are you proud of the way we have treated minorities in this country? Are you proud of the lynchings of black Americans? Are you proud of the imprisonment of Japanese Americans?

Are you proud that we denied the vote to women for so long? Are you proud that women were denied entrance to most professions? Are you proud that women doing the same jobs as men are still not paid equally?

Are you proud of the intolerable working conditions for men, women and children during the early years of the industrial revolution? Are you proud of the continued injuries and deaths of hard-working Americans betrayed by corporations that only care about the bottom line?

This country was founded with both wisdom and barbarism. We've had the sense to recognize our mistakes, to listen to the better angels of our nature and evolve into a more humane society, a more just country.

But this evolution has come from our participation in government and our courage to challenge what is unjust in the courts, from the difficult but steady awakening of that which is best within us.

O Glenn Beck supporters, think on these things.

Posted by: I-am-Russ | August 28, 2010 5:38 AM | Report abuse

Is this the same guy who printed or outed the addresses of Pelosi Reid and Dashle?

Kim and Andrew Ian-Dodge
98 High Head Road
Harpswell Maine 04079-2913
(207) 721-0651
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/features/view/feature/Tea-Partiers-Warning-Filled-Guide-to-DC-1892

Posted by: neec13 | August 27, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Glen Beck is one of the few true Americans left who is fighting to save our country from the left liberal ways. Go Beck Go Beck...the truth will set us free.

Posted by: tonyjm

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Beck wears the uniform of a Russian soldier. Beck isn't American and seeks to destroy the United States.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | August 27, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: rolandovillarreal"
"U call conservatives hate mongues, take time to read the post on this website. The proof is in the pudding. Their is not one post with hate against liberals.. Who is Hating?"
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Say, Rolando, what is a hate "mongue"?
As for no hate comments against liberals, you must be restricting you reading to the "Sermon on the Mount" You don't understand that Jesus was a Liberal? Wow, now that is a sign of ignorance.

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 27, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Glen Beck is one of the few true Americans left who is fighting to save our country from the left liberal ways. Go Beck Go Beck...the truth will set us free.

Posted by: tonyjm | August 27, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

For the sake of the American society, will some responsible leaders please take steps to have Glen Beck treated in a mental institution before he actually destroys the country?

Posted by: e_ssy | August 27, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Glen I am coming in on the yellow line tomorrow and have your back brother

Posted by: jornolibist | August 27, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse


Hey Glen--

You better hope all those DC yellow line and green line riders don't show up on the Mall to rain on your parade--

Could get ugly..

Posted by: misssymoto | August 27, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

I’m glad the liberals have Beck and Palin to kick around…….

If not, they would have to stress the virtues of the democrats……..

But that would never work…only a five minute show……..

Posted by: UpAndOver | August 27, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

U call conservatives hate mongues, take time to read the post on this website. The proof is in the pudding. Their is not one post with hate against liberals.. Who is Hating?

Posted by: rolandovillarreal | August 27, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

You are sick! You liberals are just so scared and Glen Beck and others have you on the run. Wait until you see the election results in the next two elections and see how much crowing you are doing.

Posted by: amkearns | August 27, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

*****************88
You bet we're scared. Scared that another Hitler is on the rise and being aided and abetted by undereducated white rightwingers who want to drive people of color out of our nation so they can hold on to their white privilege. It is people like you who have made this nation so racist and amoral. You have no ability to empathize with decent people and are too stupid to even notice what a fool you are.
Beck and Palin and those of their ilk are absolutely a danger to America and are no better than the thug muslims who kill their innocent fellow muslims to gain power. That is all Beck and Palin are about, power and money grubbing. Publicity is their weapon and they will lie, cheat and steal to hold on to their celebrity. Exploiting her children, Palin is the biggest dimbulb in America and a wonderful representative of what the once semi-decent Republican party has sunken to. You too are amoral because you stand ready incite Americans. What a shame you are. fritz

Posted by: papafritz571 | August 27, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Liberalism will not go away, no matter how much Beck and his allies wish it would.

We should feel sorry for these pitiful people following Beck and Palin, people who are frightened about the changes taking place in a world they find so threatening. However, frightened people are dangerous, since their firght often leads them to irrational acts of violence.
Frightened people become the tools of Right Wing demagogues.

Posted by: samsara15 | August 27, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

GOP falsehoods "fuel the debate", when they are published in an unchallenged and uncorrected manor, for their sensational value to that outlet. ("reported earlier on Fox News"...)

But shortcutting journalistic standards - not vetting stories for factual validity first (...read, "WMD, Iraq!") - is not a free move.

Eventually the discerning public, which is some of it, downgrades your credibility.

We have reached a point where a few principals amongst the media, need to step up and initiate reversal. Persons more concerned with posterity than salary.

No Mas, to the blantant propaganda regurgitations. Someone needs to take a stand, as Cronkite did on Vietnam.

First they came for Acorn, then Sotomayor, Van Jones, New Black Panthers, Sherrod, mosques - and I said nothing...

- Balkingpoints / www

Posted by: RField7 | August 27, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Beck is a delusional pasty middle aged fart..who preys on the stupid and laughs all the way to the bank..Beck's actions on 8/28 will not and cannot hold a candle to the magnificence of Dr King's legacy.. the mirror will be reflecting on his stupidness on Saturday for all the world to see. and maybe..just maybe..that will be the end of Beck.

Posted by: sabrina2 | August 27, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Actually, throwing the other embarrassment in there WITH him is magical because they are actually twins who always use the same tactics. The only difference is that Palin wasn't satisfied to flunk out of college like Beck did. She kept on trying college after college, and FINALLY, the FIFTH college she tried had LOW ENOUGH standards to allow her to get a diploma.

Posted by: Maerzie | August 27, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Amazing - Entertaining Cartoon. Asking everyone I know to have a look!

Beck's financial and TV success is simply a measure of how stupid or mean or both - his followers are! THAT's a Cold Hard Fact!

Posted by: lufrank1 | August 27, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

It's hilarious that when anyone points out the ludicrous spins and lies by Beck it's labeled "FEAR" of him; but Beck and company can deride and crucify any Democrat they want, and THAT, the brainless ones accept as fact??

Posted by: Maerzie | August 27, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Beck and Palin are both bigoted, hateful, consumate liars who wouldn't know the truth if it was slammed in their faces.

Posted by: Leathnm | August 27, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

You are sick! You liberals are just so scared and Glen Beck and others have you on the run. ...
Posted by: amkearns
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Many people are scared of fear-mongers like Beck, and not just liberals.

If you decide to label everyone who has disdain for his fact-less pandering, you will multiply the number of 'liberals' in the country by a factor of x100.

Posted by: jayjordan | August 27, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: allenridge
POST, why don't you be a real "newspaper" and tell the folks about this very important rally...
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What makes it important?
Is Beck going to offer everyone there gold coins at a discount?
If he can inspire the attendees to somehow improve our country without trying to use the fear of "them" (them Muslims, them immigrants, them liberals, etc.) then maybe it will be 'important'. But right now it just looks like a giant PR stunt.

Posted by: jayjordan | August 27, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Ann, no one is afraid of Beck and Palin, trust.

And if you do regain power, prepare for a moral and economic continental drift that will net the destruction of this country.

If that is what you want....

Posted by: hakafos44 | August 27, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Well, once again, the liberal/progressive fascist JOURNOLISTS are showing their corrupt bias feathers...........how sad.

It's truely amazing to watch an old urban newspaper like the POST Lie and Mislead the American people.

POST, why don't you be a real "newspaper" and tell the folks about this very important rally where even MLK neice will be speaking with Beck NOT Al Sharpton........

POST = a really dirty dishonest political paper............

Just like Beck, not a clue as to what the difference is between fascist, communist and socialist. Wouldn't know a socialist from a Presbyterian, but they love to throw these words around like brickbats and have been doing so for 80 years.
Grover Norquist, hardly a screaming liberal once siad the difference between a conservative journalist and a liberal one is this: the liberal is first and foremost a journalist; the conservative is first and foremost a conservative.
If that doesn't scare the p*** out of you, you are not paying attention.

Saw a bumper sticker once: image no liberals. Right, imagine segregation, slavery, no women's rights, child labor, no social safety nets and the robber barons run amok. Oh, and still being part of Great Britain as conservatives in 1776 were called Tories.

Posted by: roscym1 | August 27, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

When fools stand in the shadow of greatness they are further diminished. Mr. Beck will see how true this is on Saturday.

Posted by: hakafos44 | August 27, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The silver lining in all this is Glen Beck and how it gave him untold coverage by the media for free something most of us would envy. The best yet is SOWF is paying for the rally with the left over going to scholarship and doesn't cost Beck and Palin a darn tootin' penny.

Posted by: beeker25 | August 27, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Glen Beck and Sarah Palin together in Washington. A once in a lifetime moment to see 2 liars at once. If only they could find one more lunatic, they could be the new 3 stooges.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | August 27, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Well, once again, the liberal/progressive fascist JOURNOLISTS are showing their corrupt bias feathers...........how sad.

It's truely amazing to watch an old urban newspaper like the POST Lie and Mislead the American people.

POST, why don't you be a real "newspaper" and tell the folks about this very important rally where even MLK neice will be speaking with Beck NOT Al Sharpton........

POST = a really dirty dishonest political paper............

Posted by: allenridge | August 27, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

AMKEARNS We are not sick. We are not running. When you win this fall it will be like the dog that caught the car. Now what! You will wake up one day and realize that you were tricked by a devil, but by then the damage will have been done. We liberals do have a sense of humor. And usually more money. So we can ride out the Beck years just fine. And have a few laughs too. Good luck with the country.

Posted by: tarryh | August 27, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Ann---There is one ring of the Circus. Where are the other two? Members from both political parties and opposing ideologies have been used by the World Power Elite to bring US to where we all stand as citizens in this country today. Much of what he is saying is true but it is way too late for most to do anything about it. Where was this media clown, Glenn Beck, during the Bush administration when this same type of thing was happening at that time? He wasn't HAARP'n about the loss of our rights during all of that!

The gold bars are a nice touch. I was told over 4 years ago by individuals involved in this transformation of America that gold is where an individual wanted to secure their savings. The shield that he is using as a symbol is now on the back of the new penny replacing the Lincoln Memorial where Beck's rally will be held.

Ann, are you aware of what that shield is really symbolic of? It does not represent a shield of civil and human rights.

I have also been told by these same operatives with the same insider knowledge of this tranformation that any individual of substantial or moderate wealth would have to move and become established in a country south of the equator to preserve themselves and their wealth. I doubt if Beck is going to tell his listening audience that fact.

Posted by: JONAHandtheFISH | August 27, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Despite Glenn Beck's insistence that his "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday is devoted to honoring troops, the event is, indisputably, all about Glenn Beck.

Dubbed "Beckapalooza" by Politico, it has already garnered Beck untold hours of free media coverage and, however high or low the turnout is, it is guaranteed to make Beck the center of attention for a few more media cycles next week. For a man selling books -- "Arguing With Idiots" comes out in paperback Sept. 14 -- free media is a valuable thing.

So it's worth noting that Saturday's rally -- and all the publicity that will come with it -- isn't going to cost Beck a cent. That's because it's being organized as a fundraiser for a charity, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. And, as the fine print at the bottom of the Restoring Honor website notes, "All contributions made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) will first be applied to the costs of the Restoring Honor Rally." One SOWF official estimated the rally will cost $1 million. The rest of the money will go to SOWF, which says it provides scholarships to children of special operations soldiers killed in action or in training.

So Beck and Sarah Palin, his fellow featured speaker, will get their free self-promotion rally, and SOWF will get the rest; they've reportedly already raised $5 million. (The event was originally billed as the unveiling of a new Beck book called "The Plan," which would outline steps to take over the next 100 years to "restore our great country." That was later scrapped for a vague focus on restoring honor.)

Posted by: AHappyWarrior | August 27, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Beck: America's #1 a.s.s.h.o.l.e

Posted by: kkrimmer | August 27, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

amkearns comment bespeaks of an individual seeking empowerment by identifying with someone like Mr. Beck. Then projecting fear onto a streotyped enemy in this case "liberals" because of Mr. Beck's words/actions. Thereby creating a feeling or empowerment on the part of his audience. Anyone who thinks Mr. Beck is unaware of what he does or the audience he targets stand on your head. That his audience is unaware Mr. Beck creates his conspiracy theories out of whole cloth similiar to the way a con man functions is obvious.

Posted by: kchses1 | August 27, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

You are sick! You liberals are just so scared and Glen Beck and others have you on the run. Wait until you see the election results in the next two elections and see how much crowing you are doing.

Posted by: amkearns | August 27, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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