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Published: Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@el steve o
"If it wasn't for Glenn, no one would understand the dangers of Progessivism (on the right and left)."

There is no progressive right. If there were I'd like the right a lot more since I'm a Progressive.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

el steve o,

"....If it wasn't for Glenn, no one would understand the dangers of Progessivism (on the right and left)...."
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Glenn Beck’s understanding of the history of Progressivism in America is about as informed as his grasp on the Constitution of which he prattles on about as though he’s a world class authority on the subject. He fingers Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson for starting the downhill slide but shows little more than a vague understanding of its early development in late 19th and early 20th century America.

Listen to him if you want to but I don’t regard Beck as qualified to give anyone a proper education on Progressivism or any other era in American history.

RedShirtCalTech
Pasedena, CA

To "Schnee" John McCain, Lindsey Graham, George Bush, and quite a few others are Progressive Republicans. Just look at their records and compare what they do to the uber Progressive Obama. Is there much of a difference?

Open Minded Mormon
Everett, 00

Best [unbiased] news sources --

PBS,
Al Jazeera America.

Glenn Beck is "Informtainment",
NOT News.

The formula is pretty simple --
Read a news clip,
And then give 3 hours of one-sided, one-way political commentary.
Telling your fans precisely what they WANT to hear -
as opposed to what they need to hear.

This simple formula has made $millions for;
Rush Limbaugh,
Glenn Beck,
Sean Hannity,
Mike Levin,
Michael Savage,
Sherem,
Korihor,
Nehor,
et al.

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

PBS. NPR. BBC News. Those resources I find trustworthy. They take the time to cover the issues, and are much less worried about that "if it bleeds it leads mentality."

Glen beck is infotainment, like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Neil Bortz. He might occasionally be right, but it's occasional.

What he is advocating is more information from sources that you already agree with. That's scary.

Personally, I miss Walter Cronkite. I guess that makes me old.

I also miss Johnny Carson – I'm sure he had political views, he was a human being, but you didn't know who he stood for or where. He made fun of everybody and we all laughed because everybody's side was a target when when they did something stupid or cringe worthy.

Hank Pym
SLC, UT

re: Open Minded Mormon earlier today

I don't know whats more comical. Glen (Lonesome Rhodes) Beck masquerading as a voice of reason when he is really stirring the pot and inflating his personal net worth. Or, those who actually take his shtick as gospel truth.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to RedShirtCalTech

I don't recall any Liberal Progressives sucking up to or being part of the Theological Right like those you cited.

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

re: Craig Clark

"He fingers Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson for starting the downhill slide but shows little more than a vague understanding of its early development in late 19th and early 20th century America."

TR & WW were just an equal and opposite reaction to the Gilded Age when Corporate monpolies (Rockefeller, JP Morgan, & Carnegie) ran wild.

p.s. I would not trust Beck to put shoes on my feet if I had a closet full of flip flops.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Open Minded Mormon" I hate to tell you this again, but you are wrong.

Al Jazeera is not unbiased. They had one of their reporters quit on air becuase of the heavy bias that the company has.

As for your scriptural references, again, you are wrong. People like Sherem, Nehor, and Korihor are like the liberals/Progressives that you worship. They taught that you should NOT believe in Christ. Just look at all of the liberal organizations that are doing their very best to eliminate Jesus from view.

Glenn Beck and the other conservatives teach that you should believe in Jesus, and constantly ask the world to belive and follow Jesus.

To "Mister J" that is because they are too busy sucking up Baal.

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@Redshirtcaltech
Other than immigration and at least Graham's previous support for cap and trade (I forget if McCain did too), there's nothing progressive about McCain, Graham, or Bush. Saying they're progressive is about as logical as calling me conservative because I had 17% agreement with Republicans in a political ideology quiz I took the other night. You'd just be ignoring my 92% democrat and 70% socialist scores.

Mister J
Salt Lake City, UT

to RedShirt

What about the Odin, The flying spaghetti monster, Vishnu, Angra Mainyu, yada yada yada?

Wonder
Provo, UT

To a true believing tea party "patriot", you can't disagree even one time on any of the current tea party beliefs or you are clearly a "progressive." Even though 99% of the time you agree. That's fine with me. Make the tent smaller and smaller.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Schnee" really???!! Are you that oblivious to what those people pushed through congress.

Bush probably is the best example becuase his policies mirror Obama's so well. We have Bush's use of tax payer money during the mortgage bailout. Conservatives said NO, but he thought that government was the solution. Next, you have his statement that to save capitalism we have to abandon it. That is a Progressive idea, not conservative. Conservatives wanted to allow the old companies that were bloated to die. You have Bush's medicare expansions that were mini versions of the ACA. You have Bush enacting the Patriot act to get more power to government, followed up with Obama making the worst parts of it permanent. Bush did nothing to secure the borders, and Obama is doing the same. Bush gave us No Child Left Behind, Obama gave us Common Core. Both have policies of increased central government control of our lives.

Tell us, what policies have changed since Obama took office? I have asked that question to many liberals, and they have never come up with anything significant.

Anti Bush-Obama
Chihuahua, 00

Michael Savage has a PHD. that's something that LDS liberal doesn't have the courage to admit when he goes into his little spill about neocon radio dropouts.

freedomingood
provo, Utah

So Micheal Savage is a liberal elitist that spent 8 years earning a liberal education. So goes the broad brush of conservatives.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

Anti Bush-Obama,

"Michael Savage has a PHD. that's something that LDS liberal doesn't have the courage to admit when he goes into his little spill about neocon radio dropouts."
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Michael Savage squandered his academic investment in restless searching. When he finally emerged from the wilderness, it was to distinguish himself as a talk show dispenser of acid and bile. That’s the closest we presently have to a solid clue to the great mind he was honing all those years.

endoftimes
Vernal, UT

Wonder - I laugh at the comments of all these Beck haters. They don't even listen to him, otherwise how would they know what he talks about? Huh?

GaryO - Here's some examples - Beck reported first on Fast and Furious, Harry Reids illegal campaign contributions to his family, the girl taken from her family permanently in Massachusetts, ACORN corruption. The list is quite long actually.

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