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Beck loses it, and justifiably so…

posted at 2:20 pm on July 17, 2009 by

If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ll hear about it eventually:

Yes, he flips. Now, this is Glenn Beck, and we’ve come to know him as someone who does not reign in his emotions. He responds without concern about what others think. This is a turn-off to some who think it reflects poorly on his public image and tarnishes the power of the points he makes. Others admire his unabashed openness. I understand both perspectives, but lean more toward the latter. That aside, may I point out a few things?

The woman came on with an attitude from the beginning. She was not looking to have a civil discussion with Beck. She was goading him seconds into the call. Referring to “people like you” before her first point was made was asking for a fight. She accused him of having no logic, and asked “what the hell is wrong with you?” She shifted between fifth gear and reverse to try to manipulate the conversation. The topper, though, was after all of this baiting and prodding, she had the audacity to accuse him of never addressing the bailouts and spending of late, when it’s been his most discussed topic, as anyone who ever listened to his radio show or watched his television show for 15 minutes would know.

Then again, one reproduced link of this clip on YouTube actually stopped the audio right before discussing the situation in Massachusetts, and simply put up text which said “F*** what happened in Massachusetts”. That kind of refusal to address the reality of health care shows that many of these people aren’t even worth engaging. You’d be better off telling a spoiled child why they can’t have whatever they want.

However, I have to admit, this is pretty funny:

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BadgerHawk on July 17, 2009 at 2:38 PM

He was calm for awhile. Sympathetic even.

xax on July 17, 2009 at 3:24 PM

I have long held the opinion that it is a waste of time to engage cultist fanatics in reasoned debate. They’ll reject any evidence, fact, logic, or observation made by a non-member of the cult.

Before reaching that conclusion I was hungry for someone, anyone, to confront, challenge, or refute the positions the cultists were advancing with such obvious hubris.

Now I’m beginning to understand that before we can ‘deprogram’ the cultists we have to make friends with them and gain their trust. In effect, we have to ‘infiltrate’ their space, their cult in the same manner the leftist fanatics have infiltrated and taken over the democrat party and the government of the United States. Only after we have their respect, will they be receptive to our arguments. (Don’t ask me to do it, I don’t have the patience.)

Skandia Recluse on July 17, 2009 at 3:51 PM

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Allahpundit on July 17, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Not if I can stop it.

GW_SS-Delta on July 17, 2009 at 7:27 PM


MadisonConservative on July 17, 2009 at 9:41 PM

wow. I was totally expecting to be embarassed for beck and lose a lot of respect for the man. The complete opposite happenend. He’s totally right and this woman is so typical of the unthinking morons who are destroying us that I would have lost it a long time before he did.

patriette on July 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

patriette on July 18, 2009 at 3:54 PM

You nailed it. There was no train wreck, just a gratifying smackdown at the interface between reality/delusion.

There is a war. I revel in our righteousness, and may we all be bare-knuckled warriors in defense of what is good and true.

May we all remember that we are responsible for the world we will pass to our children… the moral imperative is on us to stand athwart statism.

History shall never forgive our generation should we fail.

roscopico on July 19, 2009 at 12:31 AM

I thought Beck was actually pretty good in this. Kathy obviously didn’t have a clue what she was talking about. I frequently hear people in favor of national health care point to France, which apparently has, or had, a pretty good system, but from what I undertand, France’s system is going broke, and is looking at major cutbacks in care, or more increases in taxes. IMO, any system which provides “free” health care is going to go broke, because there is no incentive for people to not go to the doctor. Heck, if it’s free, why not go everytime you get the sniffles? It encourages overconsumption. There has to be some cost to the patient, imo, so that people don’t overuse the system. Of course, that’s just one issue with public health care, there are many others. Doctors in France make about 1/3 of what doctors in the US make, not sure how well that would go over here.

mbs on July 19, 2009 at 7:52 AM