Glenn Beck for Peace

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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Louis B.
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    Yet another attempt at marginalizing political opponents in the name of an idol called the “Conservative Movement”. (He likes Ron Paul? Call the cops!)

    Stuff like this makes me want to become Glenn Beck’s #1 fan.Report

  2. Avatar Bob Cheeks
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    Hey, I like Glenn Beck! E.D. are you trying to hurt my feelings, which were adequately displayed the other day.Report

  3. Avatar Gunner Sykes
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    It’s high time to kick the neocons to the curb. Think how refreshing it would be to have real conservatives representing the party. It’s time to end our ambitions of empire and take care of things at home. Paul is not an isolationist. He believes in free trade and take’s Washington’s advice on entangling alliances.

    More people should listen to him.Report

  4. Avatar Katherine
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    Juding from what others have noted about Glen Beck’s very different, less crazy tone on an earlier, non-Fox show prior to Obama’s election, I’m more inclined to suspect that he’s a pure opportunist and is just looking for controversial things to say. Controversy brings in viewers and attention; the Birther conspiracy theory has done well in that respect, as has his race-baiting, so now he’s looking to the Paulites for new conspiracy-theory material.

    Regardless, it’s not as if conservatives with any influence actually mean anything they say about withdrawal from empire. It’s all a sham (aside from folks like Paul and TAC, who are both irrelevant to policy formation and display a disturbing level of racism and xenophobia). W. Bush was in favour of a “humble foreign policy” and reducing US troop deployments abroad before he got into office, too.Report

  5. Avatar Herb
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    Anecdotal evidence this may be happening…my brother, an Iraq vet, wanted me to give him Glenn Beck’s book for Christmas. Last Christmas, I asked him if he wanted Glenn Beck’s new book (arriving just in time for the holiday season!), he said no. He was off Glenn Beck. Since then, he’s been on Ron Paul.

    Yup, he used Glenn Beck as his gateway drug to Ron Paul.Report

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