Thursday, August 26, 2010

What Exactly Is the Bad Part About This Statement? That It's The Truth?

Even though it happened 18 months ago, Glenn Beck now has his panties in a bunch over President Obama's inclusion of other religions besides Christianity in his inaugural. He even mentioned non-believers, which is a nice addition since it has never been done. What exactly is offensive or wrong about saying, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers"? It's true, isn't it? It isn't "muddled spirituality" to acknowledge there are people with different beliefs, Glenn.

Considering that Beck, himself, is a member of a religion that was persecuted throughout the US in the past, and is still thought of by many Christians as a cult, you'd think he'd be a little more "tolerant" (a word he despises) of other minority religions. But, this is Glenn Beck were are talking about after all. He is the king of the "freedom for me, but not for thee" crowd. Beck is a confused fool, and sets up nothing but straw man arguments.

And Glenn, to say there is no evidence of racism in the opposition to the President is false. Furthermore, trying to blame President Obama for the increase in racism is almost beyond belief! Was it the Jews fault in Germany that there was increasing Antisemitism? I won't even begin to go after Beck's idiotic and false claims of voter fraud with ACORN (never a single case proven EVER) or that Van Jones is a communist. Those have been so thoroughly debunked that only a fool or a liar keeps trafficking in it. And what does that have to do with religion, Glenn? Is this another one of your conspiracies?


T. Paine said...

I have no problem with President Obama's inclusion of non-believers in his statement. Beck is making a mountain out of a mole hill on that one.

As for Van Jones, I have heard the tape where he himself claimed he was a "self avowed communist".

Further, there have been tons of investigations and even prosecutions of ACORN for voter fraud. If I cared enough about it, I would find you the data.

Dave Splash said...

Voter registration fraud happens all the time unfortunately. Groups like ACORN and others on the right hire independent contractors to do the work and often have little oversight of the workers while they are out in the field. Those errors have always been caught and the individuals punished.

But actual voter fraud - where someone illegally voted - has never been proven. At least not with ACORN. There is a big distinction.

If I hire someone to go out and register voters and that person hangs out at Starbucks all day and makes up all the names, that is registration fraud. But a reputable company like ACORN has an auditing process to make sure people don't get away with that. If a fake "John Smith" is illegally registered, and then that fake guy actually voted, that would be actual voter fraud. That has not happened with ACORN.

On the Van Jones thing, are you sure the tape didn't have a Breitbart-style editing job?