Glenn Beck: Is Paul Ryan the next John McCain?

posted at 2:13 pm on April 8, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via the Right Scoop, he’s asking the question earnestly — he flatly says he doesn’t know enough about Ryan yet to pronounce judgment — but he’s not thrilled with the attempted rehabilitation of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in PR’s recent, much acclaimed speech. And where did he read the passage in question? Why, right here on Hot Air, in CK MacLeod’s post over the weekend crowning Ryan as the vanguard of a new “conservative progressivism.” CK’s been trying to reclaim that particular term for the right for awhile now, but I don’t really get why. Yes, the word “progress” is full of good vibrations, but so was the word “liberal” once upon a time and the left ruined that sufficiently that they had to go looking for another word to describe themselves. If they want to slap the “progressivist” sticker on Obamanomics and let things play out, I’m happy to go along. In 10 years they’ll be calling themselves “compassionists” or whatever to get away from the P-word.

As for Ryan, I’m a fan of anyone who’s thinking seriously about how to solve the entitlement crisis, but he did support both TARP and (initially) the tax on those AIG bonuses. I can deal with that, but Beck fans’ mileage may vary. Exit question: Instead of Ryan, Beck’s candidate of choice is … Rick Santorum?


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daesleeper on April 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Yes, the religious scholars in Israel back 2000 years ago thought they were correct too, when they convicted Jesus of heresy. You can’t prove religion, you can only believe it.

Conservative Voice on April 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Santorum? So Beck thinks we have to swing widely back to the Right to get somewhere back to the Center? There is a backlash coming for the present progressive agenda being forced on us, top down – it’s not ground up. Glenn Beck thinks that we need someone that is extremely to the Right in order to what? Drag the country back to center right otherwise we stay Center Left? I am just trying to figure out Glenn Beck’s reasoning. When the political pendulum swings to either extreme it causes social shock. Most People in this country live in the middle.

Dr Evil on April 9, 2010 at 10:49 AM

Pretty sad set of affairs if Rick isn’t considered the center.

Conservative Voice on April 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

I like Santorum as well, but Paul Ryan is one of the best members of Congress to be sure. Furthermore, this is the best person to Bring America Back in 2012!

dnlchisholm on April 9, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Yes, the religious scholars in Israel back 2000 years ago thought they were correct too, when they convicted Jesus of heresy. You can’t prove religion, you can only believe it.

Conservative Voice on April 9, 2010 at 7:39 PM

heresey, religion, and belief, oh my!

What say you?

daesleeper on April 9, 2010 at 11:06 PM

As for Ryan, I’m a fan of anyone who’s thinking seriously about how to solve the entitlement crisis

Me too. Paul Ryan’s got his game on and the Obama admin would do well to listen to him before they bankrupt the country.Who would YOU rather have making decisions about our economy Maxine Waters or Paul Ryan?TN Mom on April 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM

NEITHER….myself and Wall Street/capitalist businesses (and MAYBE OCCASIONALLY the Federal Reserve) would probably be better at making economic decisions

see:Fannie Mae
Freddie Mac
Community Reinvestment Act, The
MediCare
MedicAid
……..

SgtSVJones on April 10, 2010 at 1:36 AM

SgtSVJones on April 10, 2010 at 1:36 AM

I agree, but it’s not that simple. The unfunded entitlement mandates, the fed’s portfolio, can’t even come close to having a legitimately free market until those things are addressed. So one way or another, decisions about the government will be significantly effecting the economy, and frankly I would definitely prefer someone who actually understands these issues leading the response.

galenrox on April 10, 2010 at 2:30 AM

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