Video: Glenn Beck goes off on Anita Dunn for 17 minutes

posted at 7:37 pm on October 19, 2009 by Allahpundit

No, just kidding: It’s more like 12 minutes of replying to her lame spin on Friday that she was joking about Mao with another five about health care and guns tacked on to the end. Frankly, if I were her, I would have used that red phone — which is now being monitored by a guy in a Mao outfit, please note — to call and set him straight about what she really meant in that clip where she talked about controlling the media. (The same sort of control that Palin, wisely, is now trying to exert.) Beck seizes on the part where she says the campaign wanted reporters to cover what Obama said instead of “why” he said it, but in context I think all she means is that the press was forever obsessing about campaign tactics and strategy to the detriment of its coverage of policy. In other words, instead of reporting on the substance of his health-care plan, they’d focus on horse-race minutiae — e.g., “Why did Obama attack Hillary this way today?” That was a common complaint during the campaign, frankly; we made it here at HA too, even before the primaries had begun. I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.


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Considering what happened to the country and what happened to the man, Lincoln is NOT the President that I would be comfortable comparing myself with, if I had the choice.

WWS on October 19, 2009 at 7:40 PM

which is now being monitored by a guy in a Mao outfit, please note

lolz

Purple Fury on October 19, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Between this and the Frum piece: http://www.newmajority.com/do-limbaugh-and-beck-believe-what-they-say I’m thoroughly amused this evening. Mao outfit. ahhahahah

D0WNT0WN on October 19, 2009 at 7:41 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he?

Obama only mentions Lincoln when he wants caste himself in his image. He is a stage prop for Obama’s HUGE ego.

portlandon on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

It would be expecting a lot for Barack Obama to praise the Honky Founding Fathers after they threw that pesky Constitution in his way.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Beck should do a broadcast in a Mao jacket and cap.

darwin on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

Of course you do. You’ve consistently shown that you are always prepared to give the benefit of the doubt to these monsters who’ve done NOTHING to deserve it.

RightWinged on October 19, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Barack Obama does have one thing in common with Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln also had a mental case wife.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:44 PM

so now you apologize for the Obama administration tactics?

Onager on October 19, 2009 at 7:44 PM

The Mao outfit worn by Joe is a nice touch. Glenn Beck is genius.

cubachi on October 19, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Excellent show!

royzer on October 19, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Obama doesn’t realize that without Jefferson, Washington, Franklin and Madison laying the groundwork, Lincoln might never have had the opportunity to free the slaves. A loose confederacy would never have been strong enough to enforce an end to the practice.In many ways, the Founders planted the seeds of the end of slavery.

hawksruleva on October 19, 2009 at 7:45 PM

If the Obama Administration has a disagreement with what Beck is saying, they should call him, not just whine about it on the other networks.

kingsjester on October 19, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

Ummmmmm, no, not even close….the founding fathers risked their lives, fortune, and were amazingly creative and courageous.
And now we have the obligatory….But Lincoln gave his life, no it was taken. He was courageous, but only once in the history of the world were people like Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Hancock, Samuel Adams (love his beer), etc., brought together.

right2bright on October 19, 2009 at 7:46 PM

I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

If the jacket and cap fit … … you must not acquit.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:46 PM

Allahpundit, you may be trying to carry some water for them, but it appears your pail is rather empty in this posting.

ray on October 19, 2009 at 7:46 PM

The more I watch Beck the more I like him and the more I laugh my ass off.

kahall on October 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Lincoln is not a founding a father. He was a born a tad too late for that.

keep the change on October 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Why give her the benefit of the doubt on what she supposedly meant about controlling the media? How many Marxist, Mao-worshipping revolutionaries need to be in the White House before you stop giving this POS the benefit of the doubt. Sorry, but that requires the “willing suspension of disbelief”.

alwaysright43 on October 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Another rhetorical flourish!

clorensen on October 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM

The more I watch Beck the more I like him and the more I laugh my ass off.

kahall on October 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

He is a wild and crazy mangy cat, but he does catch the rats.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Glenn made an excellant point about all the attention over what Rush didn’t say but hardly no attention to what Anita Dunn has and is saying.

fourdeucer on October 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM

I like the Mao clad phone monitor, but I’m eh on pounding the woman for the controlling the media quote considering the actual context.

myrenovations on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Fell flat.

clorensen on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Allahpundit, you may be trying to carry some water for them, but it appears your pail is rather empty in this posting.

Yeah? Care to elaborate?

Lincoln is not a founding a father. He was a born a tad too late for that.

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Marx wasn’t a Founding Father? Who knew?

Cicero43 on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I *heart* Glenn.

:)

Shiny_Tiara on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I can hardly wait to see what is behind the blue curtain in a day or so. I must say, the people at Fox is doing a job on bho and team. As with Rush, it is not nice to mess with the ‘big guys’. Go Rush, Fox, MM, HA, and all who tell the truth.
L

letget on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

lol @ close enough. Good one. It is not just being a great man that matters, but the ideas and time in which the man lived.

Becoming President after the US was created and fighting a civil war to keep it together, while a massive task, is not in the same league as creating the US with the full knowledge of what that meant to one\’s self, one\’s family, and one\’s property.

Successfully waging a war against the worlds strongest empire / super power in defense of God inspired ideals, on which a nation unlike anything ever seen before on Earth would be based, was nothing short of the greatest achievement in history.

Voidseeker on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Close enough.

You obviously read the same history books as Barry. “Founding Fathers” means exactly that. Lincoln came along, if you recall, 4 score and 7 later.

“Close enough” only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

GarandFan on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Obama only mentions Lincoln when he wants caste himself in his image. He is a stage prop for Obama’s HUGE ego.

portlandon on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Exactly.

Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency.

Allah, if you’re going to reference things The Precedent has said, then you need to use Precedential-speak. Either remember what the Moron-in-Chief said, or, if you don’t, try and think like a 7 year old and The Precedent’s words will naturally come out. So, what you meant was:

Not strictly a founding father, granted, but ‘one of the guys on the dollar bills’.

Now, that is the Precedential way of saying it.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

Actually, not close enough, not unless one making such a drift in referencing Lincoln when the reference is “Founding Fathers” is in grade school or never completed high school (thereabouts).

And for ‘someone’ in the PRESIDENCY who fancies himself as “a Constitutional scholar” as Barack Obama does to be engaged in “passing” by way of such a drift is pretty foolish. I’d call it very stupid but it seems it’s more a case of Obama’s inability to ever be direct or, rather, his need to be evasive, as if no one will notice (there’s a lot of assuming going on from one whose self-concepts are floating so high above everyone else, we’re all tiny ants down there in the foggy bottom to such a Grandiose perspective as Obama displays he has).

And, you know, Lincoln’s USED by Obama, the name of Lincoln is USED and often if not consistently misrepresented by Obama for, yet again, Obama’s Grandiose perspective.

So he’s not even in touch with the actual Abraham Lincoln any more than he’s interested and capable of making a “non-hyperbole-statement” about the United States of America.

To Obama, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers — “all that nation stuff” — are mere residue in the “old, typical White man’s land”. So he’s too cool to be knowledgeable or sincere about any of it, nor reverent.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Wow, another post where AP paints the guy who is currently the most effective critic of the Obama Admin as a buffoon who just doesn’t get it. Yawn. Exit question for AP: who should Beck be more like to win that elusive stamp of approval of yours?

Kataklysmic on October 19, 2009 at 7:52 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he?

Duh. Our founding fathers were slaveowning whites, so anything about them is ‘racist’, didnt you get the memo?

battleoflepanto1571 on October 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Well, Victor Davis Hanson thought Dunn should be ousted for her comments and AllahPundit thinks she’s getting a bad rap.

That’s a pretty wide spread and I think I know who’s the wiser of the two.

BigD on October 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM

You say you’ll change a constitution
Well, you know
We’d all love to change your head.
You tell me it’s the institution,
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead.
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao,
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM

lol @ close enough. Good one.

Yes, seriously, I **do** get AP’s dry wit there. But I had to address the issue (above, comments^^) in general, Allahpundit’s wit aside.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency

Not for long if The Chicago Jesus and Bernanke have their way.

Dire Straits on October 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Yeah, Bush praised the Founder Fathers ALL THE TIME. /sarc. Then again, he was white and the son of a president, so he didn’t have to prove his love of country.

I think the only historical figure W. ever spoke about was JC.

Tom_Shipley on October 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

It is true. The Precedent hates everything about America – what built our nation and what we stand for.

And even giving you Lincoln as a “founding father” type, The Precedent never praised Lincoln. He just likes to compare himself to Lincoln, as he does with FDR and Reagan.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM

As much as I think Dunn and the rest of ‘em are so dang ridiculous with this anti-Fox crud…Beck is spending way too much time on it. They look like like idiots…Beck doesn’t have to keep reminding us of that. Move on.

JetBoy on October 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Barack Obama does have one thing in common with Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln also had a mental case wife.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Just made my day
+44

macncheez on October 19, 2009 at 7:56 PM

You say you’ll change a constitution
Well, you know
We’d all love to change your head.
You tell me it’s the institution,
Well, you know
You better free your mind instead.
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao,
You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Since it’s song lyrics at present, here’s more:


Walk away, me boys, walk away, me boys,
and tomorrow we’ll be free;
wipe that golden tear from me mother dear
and raise what’s left of the flag for me.

– Flogging Molly

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Not true and proof you don’t watch Beck in its entirety. GB viewers are presented with the image “Refounding America”. Couple that with the title of his book, Common Sense, and it’s clear Beck is referencing the beginnings of this great country, not all of its heroes along the way.

Pathetic post, btw, AP.

LastRick on October 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Wow, another post where AP paints the guy who is currently the most effective critic of the Obama Admin as a buffoon who just doesn’t get it. Yawn. Exit question for AP: who should Beck be more like to win that elusive stamp of approval of yours?

Kataklysmic on October 19, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Effective critic? Beck lowers the credibility of Fox News on a daily basis.

Decider on October 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

I think all she means…think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

Good ol’ AP doin’ what he does best.

TheBigOldDog on October 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Anita Se Tongue: “Nothing that was reported that we did not control….(tongue protrudes like a proboscis)

… except for those racist haters over at FOX News!”

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM

The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he?

Only when he or his supporters are attempting to compare him to Lincoln.

Hellrider on October 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Not really a Beck fan, but that takedown was pretty good.

Mike Honcho on October 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Effective critic? Beck lowers the credibility of Fox News on a daily basis.

Decider on October 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

LOL. Yeah, Van Jones just decided he didn’t like the WHite House anymore. That Yosi creep just felt like painting on his own. This Dunn lizard will just choose to quit …
Yep. No credibility.

You are too funny.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Exit question for AP: who should Beck be more like to win that elusive stamp of approval of yours?

Kataklysmic on October 19, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Well
like this maybe ?

macncheez on October 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

the campaign wanted reporters to cover what Obama said instead of “why” he said it

–snip—
I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

Nope she’s not..
People who listened to what Obama said, voted for him. Those that understood why he said things, didnt’.

Caper29 on October 19, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Allah is right.

Barack Obama looks for inspiration to great Americans like Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Tony Rezko, Saul Aliksky, Jeremy Wright and Bill Gates.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Beck is doing some serious damage to the corrupt media and the administration. Not sure which one is getting hit harder.

forest on October 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past.

Beck’s point was what he said – founding fathers – not great Americans – because it is those men, the founding fathers, whose documents enshrined the values which built the country, the very values the progressives in Washington today seek to undermine to implement the birth of their own nation. Mao was a founding father of modern China. The progressives go to China’s founding fathers, not Americas for inspiration. That’s the point Beck was making.

Not to mention that barack earns no points for patriotism if he chooses among the many great presidents, only Lincoln. Me thinks his skin color influences that choice just a tad. It’s just the cynic in me I guess.

keep the change on October 19, 2009 at 8:03 PM

LastRick on October 19, 2009 at 7:57 PM

You have to understand, with AP the Leftists get the benefit of every doubt including him divining their intent when their own words aren’t enough in his opinion. Conservatives, not so much. Beck, Rush, Coulter? Fogetaboutit!

TheBigOldDog on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

And, you know, Lincoln’s USED by Obama, the name of Lincoln is USED and often if not consistently misrepresented by Obama for, yet again, Obama’s Grandiose perspective.

So he’s not even in touch with the actual Abraham Lincoln any more than he’s interested and capable of making a “non-hyperbole-statement” about the United States of America.

To Obama, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers — “all that nation stuff” — are mere residue in the “old, typical White man’s land”. So he’s too cool to be knowledgeable or sincere about any of it, nor reverent.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 7:51 PM

You are so right. Obama could knows little and cares less about Lincoln.

INC on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Every so often, people attempt to guess who Allah Pundit really is. It’s my turn:

DAVID FRUM

Skidd on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

But as portlandon already said:

Obama only mentions Lincoln when he wants caste himself in his image. He is a stage prop for Obama’s HUGE ego.

portlandon on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Do you even wonder why it seems Obama doesn’t have a single normal associate? Why are they all terrorists, communists, and various other radicals? You people who just think his policies are wrong really need to start paying attention to the “fundamental transformation” Obama promised to bring.

For example, do you and others really think Obama is trying to bring about an economic recovery, but just failing? Do you not even consider that this is all about collapsing the economy so that he and his radical cohorts can rebuild the country and economic system in a way that he and his redistribution pals think is “fair”?

RightWinged on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Bill Henry Gates

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

s/b: Obama could knows little and cares less about Lincoln.

INC on October 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I disagree. Take a look at the Obama Admin. “Czars” and who they derive their inspirations from, who they cite as sources and inspirations for their ever-growing list of the weird and unusual, certainly the “damning of America” notions they all share (or, rather, the damning of Americans as free — and surviving free — men).

Daily, I read another announcement of yet another bad decision based upon very bad personnel choices by Barack Obama. I THINK who most accredit (including Obama) with their inspirations as to what they’re currently engaged in in use of our U.S. government is largely based on race: a tribalism that excludes non-African, non-Middle-Eastern (mostly) sources.

Nothing inherently cancelling with any AMERICAN citizen of such racial and/or ethnic origins, but in Obama’s and his “personnel”‘s cases, they are replacing “American” and “citizen” with some sort of “tribal think” that is not, conceptually nor contextually, even in our U.S. Constitution and then trying to demean anyone who raises that point.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:05 PM

How many Marxist, Mao-worshipping revolutionaries need to be in the White House before you stop giving this POS the benefit of the doubt. Sorry, but that requires the “willing suspension of disbelief”.

alwaysright43 on October 19, 2009 at 7:49 PM

I agree.
Its really amazing to me, and I wonder how Maobamas approval rating can be as high as it is…and then I remember he has the whole of the MSM running interference for him so most people never have the opportunity to learn about all the Anti American scum in positions of power that are about to change everyones lives for nothing but the bitter religion of leftie progressivism.
Its infuriating.

“Is there a place for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?”

Bob Marley

Itchee Dryback on October 19, 2009 at 8:06 PM

So, “AllahPundit”, which “great Americans” does Obama look to?

Why so quick to attack Beck ( for the 19th Nervous Breakdown time ) and so quick to defend the POTUS?

Trying to gin up the count, eh?

Janos Hunyadi on October 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM

considering the actual context.

myrenovations on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

It was made in front of High School seniors. (This is as bad as MackDaddy’s attempt to influence the minds of our little ones.) And the full context of her speech is troubling. And she was talking about a mass murderer! He killed tens of millions.

What if a white, conservative male of no mean political import had spoke of the influence of Jesus Christ in his life, Someone to Whom he regularly goes for guidance, to a captive audience of public school kids.

Seventeen mintues? The MSM news outlets would spend days on that.

davidk on October 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Frankly, if I were her, I would have used that red phone — which is now being monitored by a guy in a Mao outfit, please note — to call and set him straight about what she really meant in that clip where she talked about controlling the media. (The same sort of control that Palin, wisely, is now trying to exert.)

That is a ridiculous analogy. You are comparing an adoring media, sucking up to The Precedent left and right versus someone they have gone after and lied about to kill her political prospects, if not her whole life.

You are comparing someone the media has been lying FOR with someone the media has been lying AGAINST and you consider that a good analogy? Come on, allah. That’s nuts.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Taken to an end result, then, working this through to a conclusion, I think a trajectory is definitely already in place that leads to a conclusion that what “was” the U.S.A. would then be sorta’ like the New Middle East, or, rather, a New Arabia. I can identify numerous concepts that Obama is pushing as are his Czars/Administration that are rooted in origins not in our “founding” concepts as a country — U.S.A., our Constitution, the Founding Fathers’ themselves in and out of the Constitution — but in, mostly, Islam and/or Arab concepts.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Latest horror: it seems that Mao Tse Tsung was ALSO a pedophile. Anita Dunn should rot.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Meanwhile, O’Reilly has The Precedent’s back, now. He doesn’t think The Precedent knew Ayers well. He was just a guy in the neighborhood … Good move, Bill, you moron.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM

At this point, anyone that defends the ObaMao administration in any way, shape or form is delusional & unable (unwilling) to admit their poor vote choice. Their chickens may never come home to roost-roost at this point.

Ris4victory on October 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Anita Dunn needs to get over herself. The media never got off its collective knees in that campaign and the idea that there was some brilliant media-control strategy brilliantly executed by her is just laughable nonsense.

rockmom on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

As in close enough for Government Work close?

chemman on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

O’Reilly just doesn’t get it about Obama, Dunn, and the whole crew. He comes across as naieve to me because I know he’s not stupid. Or else he just refuses to see it.

silvernana on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Henry Clay once said of a class of men who would repress all tendencies to liberty and ultimate emancipation, that they must, if they would do this, go back to the era of our Independence, and muzzle the cannon which thunders its annual joyous return; they must blow out the moral lights around us; they must penetrate the human soul, and eradicate there the love of liberty; and then and not till then, could they perpetuate slavery in this country!

Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1st Debate

Has Obama championed liberty? Look at Iran. Look at Honduras. Look at his policies here.

Lincoln is not his hero.

INC on October 19, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Latest horror: it seems that Mao Tse Tsung was ALSO a pedophile. Anita Dunn should rot.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:09 PM

But if it made him FEEL GOOD while molesting, then that is all that matters – ya know, emotions are the key, not facts. The children were probably not “fully developed” humans yet, so they don’t matter.

Ris4victory on October 19, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I can identify numerous concepts that Obama is pushing as are his Czars/Administration that are rooted in origins not in our “founding” concepts as a country — U.S.A., our Constitution, the Founding Fathers’ themselves in and out of the Constitution — but in, mostly, Islam and/or Arab concepts.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Typical for someone who spent his formative years in Indonesia and got his basic education there, as a muslim.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Maybe so, but Lincoln’s a no brainer. Praising him is like kissing babies and paying lip service to being a Christian.

Esthier on October 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

That’s pretty weak.

Ronnie on October 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Liberty? That would infer WORK slash SACRIFICE. One would have to WORK & SACRIFICE to obtain Liberty.

Not going to happen with liberal progressives; they just steal.

Ris4victory on October 19, 2009 at 8:16 PM

The more I watch Beck the more I like him and the more I laugh my ass off.

kahall on October 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Totally agree!

silvernana on October 19, 2009 at 8:18 PM

O’Reilly just doesn’t get it about Obama, Dunn, and the whole crew. He comes across as naieve to me because I know he’s not stupid. Or else he just refuses to see it.

silvernana on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

It’s apparent (abundantly) that O’Reilly is, indeed, intelligent so what I estimate we’re seeing in his noticable indulgences — of many of the compromises present in and associated with Obama — is his own need to more or less “quiet things” or, rather, these are areas he is selecting against being discussed (but O’Reilly’s motives in that regard remain to be seen — we don’t know as audience WHY he’s selecting against discussing certain problematic aspects).

No other explanation I can see there.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:18 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

That’s pretty weak.

Ronnie on October 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM

It is weak. Real Exit Question to AP– how long do you think it is going to be before Obama is on the currency?

BigD on October 19, 2009 at 8:18 PM

O’Reilly just doesn’t get it about Obama, Dunn, and the whole crew. He comes across as naieve to me because I know he’s not stupid. Or else he just refuses to see it.

silvernana on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

After O’Reilly’s confrontations of Ayers, I get the impression that there was certain pressure applied to O’Reilly to dampen the inquiries. Who knows why, if so — I certainly don’t.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Anita Se Tongue: “Nothing that was reported t hat we did not control….(tongue protrudes like a proboscis)

… except for those racist haters over at FOX News!”

Seven Percent Solution on October 19, 2009 at 8:00 PM

We should not criticize the tongue–I am very envious…. But, to my point: The B—-H needed to be hung out, she was, now find something else. Beck has milked this dry in my view.

PaCadle on October 19, 2009 at 8:20 PM

But, to my point: The B—-H needed to be hung out, she was, now find something else. Beck has milked this dry in my view.

PaCadle on October 19, 2009 at 8:20 PM

It isn’t over until she’s gone.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

Allah: We both heard what she said. Please enlighten us as to what you think she MEANT.

Ugly on October 19, 2009 at 8:21 PM

I think she’s getting a bad rap on what she said/meant there.

I trust you had your tongue planted firmly in your cheek when you wrote that, or maybe your cat jumped up on the keyboard while you were away retrieving an adult beverage.

Obama has been around and influenced by admitted communists his entire life, but somehow we are supposed to believe that he is not being unduly influenced by them.

How do we really know he isn’t one himself, as they seem to be popping up at an alarming rate in some very prominent areas.

Honestly, how many more commies and their sympathizers (same thing) will have to be unearthed in Obama’s White House to convince people there is something very wrong with this man?

Dave R. on October 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Besides Lincoln, to whom does the White House look for as its heroes. Sure, they have thrown out a few names (Like Biden’s “When the stock market crashed Franklin Roosevelt got on television and didn’t just talk about the you know the pictures of greed he’s look this is what happened.”), but which have they tried to emulate?

Obama himself admitted that if we want to know what he is all about, look at the people with whom he surrounds himself.

That’s what Beck is doing.

davidk on October 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM

As for him wondering why no one in the White House ever seems to praise a founding father, The One’s been known to mention Lincoln now and again, hasn’t he? Not strictly a founding father, granted, but the guy’s on the currency. Close enough.

Allah, You gotta get a grip, ninety years is close enough?

Why not just make Obama a founding father as well?

RJL on October 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM

For a professional of Anita Dunn’s stature – to say something so stupid- raises real questions of whether President Obama is treating the office he holds seriously…. Dunn is not the first high office Obama staffer to make asinine statements, way out of public norms.

Mao?

Think about that: White House Communications Director Anita Dunn Praises Mao‎; a Chinese communist dictator who may have ordered the deaths of more people than Hitler…

The question is not why Glenn Beck devoted 17 minutes to this story… the question should be why all the media are not covering it 24/7? It certainly rises higher in public need-to-know than a ballon incident in Colorado.

IntheNet on October 19, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Yes, but Beck’s point is that the White House looks for its heroes to other countries, not to great Americans of the past. Not true.

Allahpundit on October 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Maybe so, but Lincoln’s a no brainer. Praising him is like kissing babies and paying lip service to being a Christian.

Esthier on October 19, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Exactly so, Esthier!

Who was it who sent a guy with a microphone off into college students (at U.C. Berkeley) to ask them who their favorite U.S. President was?

Most questioned laughed nervously and couldn’t “think of” anyone as U.S. President, and the few who DID mention a name nodded with saying, “Lincoln”.

It was the safe “guess” like saying “Adidas” when asked to name a comfortable shoe.

Lincoln’s name is used to try to lay claim to some sort of “progressive coolness” that I am nearly sure would get a very strong, repulsive response from Lincoln if he was here today. I STRONGLY doubt (99.99%) that Abraham Lincoln would indulge today’s progressive Left with much of any tolerance but, instead, would have stern lectures delivered to them.

Another American treasure misconstrued and deformed by the progressive Left: Abraham Lincoln.

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:24 PM

O’Reilly just doesn’t get it about Obama, Dunn, and the whole crew. He comes across as naieve to me because I know he’s not stupid. Or else he just refuses to see it.

silvernana on October 19, 2009 at 8:10 PM

BOR doesn’t read the internet for himself. He admitted he doesn’t get on the internet. Apparently his official internet guru took the day off. BOR didn’t “get” the whole Van Jones thing either.

Oink on October 19, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:08 PM

That old Madrasa training just has to come home to roost, doesn’t it?

MrScribbler on October 19, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I know why Obama likes Lincoln, but I’ll wager The One can’t name two Lincoln accomplishments.

Ronnie on October 19, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Worst post & take I have seen here is a long while.

Keemo on October 19, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Who was it who sent a guy with a microphone off into college students (at U.C. Berkeley) to ask them who their favorite U.S. President was?

Lourdes on October 19, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Stephen Crowder

Esthier on October 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Thank you again Allah for defending President Obamy.If only we had more conservatives like you who are able to see the deep deep honor in that man, we would be able to speed by the blips on the road to communism and zip immediately to the USSR circa 1950.

notagool on October 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

It isn’t over until she’s gone.

progressoverpeace on October 19, 2009 at 8:21 PM

She plans to be gone in 3 months.

PaCadle on October 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Beck should do a broadcast in a Mao jacket and cap.

darwin on October 19, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Inspired!

GinaE on October 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Barack Obama does have one thing in common with Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln also had a mental case wife.

MB4 on October 19, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Now THAT’S funny

anniekc on October 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

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