Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Glenn Beck wants a time machine to rethink Ron Paul

September 20, Salt Lake City Independent Examiner Jenn Morrill

For anyone who supported Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign, it was a frustrating thing to watch how the media treated him. One of the media personalities that was particularly disappointing to watch with Ron Paul was Glenn Beck. Overall, he seemed to agree with Paul's ideas the most, and yet he would often preface any agreements he had with Paul by saying things like "I don't agree with Ron Paul on everything--not by a long shot." He would say that Paul was on the "fringe" and had some "kooky" ideas

Beck would like the time machine to take him back eighteen months. Why? To go back to when he was calling Ron Paul a "crackpot on so many issues." Now, he laments, "Gosh. I'd like to reexamine all those issues." Among those issues is America's occupation of many foreign countries; Beck specifically mentions Germany, Korea, and Afghanistan. He admits that America's imperialism has caused a lot of problems. He said, "Progressive members of the Republican party wanted to make sure that we spread sunshine, lollipops, happiness, and democracy to all around the world. That's great. But the best way to do that is to live a righteous life and be a good example." And he repeated what Paul has been saying for years, "Besides, we can't afford it anymore!" FULL STORY

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