Quotes of the day

“Still, much of the anti-Beck backlash (He’s an extremist! He’s paranoid! He’s hate-filled!) from the left is hard to take seriously. First, this is a crowd that lets Michael Moore and Janeane Garofalo speak for them, and that celebrated the election of unfunny man Al Franken to the Senate. If you think it’s racist to oppose Obama’s health care reform efforts, it goes without saying that you’ll think Beck is an extremist. This is what liberals always say about popular right-wingers, including Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and William F. Buckley. For over 20 years liberals, including Presidents Clinton and Obama, have insisted that Rush Limbaugh is everything from an unpatriotic hatemonger to an enabler of domestic terrorism. It makes sense that they’d give Beck the same business.”

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“One of Obama’s own ‘czars’ has spoken favorably of the ‘revolution’ of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez – another ‘Marxist, or Communist or Fascist’ in the government — Beck says. A ‘revolution’ that includes national control of the media? A ‘key is being turned’ in the government right now, Beck warns.

‘I truly fear the groundwork — this is so far beyond Obama,’ Beck says. ‘I want to do a special on who’s on the other end of the side of the BlackBerry?, who’s on the other end of the BlackBerry?… This is bigger than Obama…. I fear an event, I fear a Reichstag moment, God forbid another 9/11, something that will turn this machine on, and power will be seized and voices will be silenced. God help us all.'”