Beck at CPAC: The problem is progressivism
posted at 8:46 pm on February 20, 2010 by Allahpundit
“It’s not enough to not suck as much as the other side,” said Beck, on how Republicans can regain their ideals. “The first step to redemption is admitting you have a problem. … When they do say they have a problem, I don’t know if I believe them. … They’ve got to recognize they have a problem. … ‘I’m addicted to spending and big government.'”…
Beck went on to compare GOPers to Tiger Woods, who recently gave his first public apology for his cheating candal. Beck said some people believed he was only sorry because he got caught. Beck, to GOPers in Congress: “You got caught. Are you sorry?”…
More Beck: “One party will tax and spend. The other party won’t tax, but spend. It’s both of them together. I’m tired of feeling like a freak in America.”
There’s something in there too about a coming “economic holocaust.” The money passage was his description of progressivism as a cancer on America that must be eradicated, but we’ve been over that before. You’re never going to eradicate it. You may be able to roll back parts of it if the Dems screw up beyond belief and a red wave carries Republicans to a heavy majority in Congress (see, e.g., Clinton and welfare reform), but you’ll always have to grapple with a significant progressive minority and centrist Democrats who are sympathetic to parts of its program. In which case, what’s Plan B?