Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Because they can… Democrat bullies in the post-Beck age
When a Church service conducted by pastor John Hagee was interrupted by anti-Israel anti-Semitic bigots it hit me that I have never seen this sort of interruption before… The left might be doing a victory lap around supporters of responsible legal immigration for the beating we are told we took by the Church’s supporting HB116 (and the ENTIRE immigration package including the recently struck down enforcement bill HB 497, please note this is observation and not a criticism of the Church I belong to and love.), but I think we are seeing how the left will react next time the Church re-affirms it’s traditional family stance and its opposition to gay marriage. Get ready for this gang, its coming. But why?
Its not that I have a problem with the approach that Glenn Beck took, it was fine, it drew some much needed attention attention to some very serious and troubling issues, the inarguable racism of Obama’s mentors, the link to extremists like Bill Ayers, the destructive social agenda of ACORN, and using their own words against them Glenn Beck singlehandedly pulled the curtain back on George Soros, Obama, and the liberal agenda. Shutting him up therefore became priority number one. Media Matters (incidentally one of Soros’ many many media arms) launched a brutally unfair attack campaign against Beck, often taking clips and re-editing them to make them something they were not, or removing the context to make them something they were not, and basically painting Glenn Beck to be something he is not, a crazy right wing racist. Oddly few, if any, or the factual claims of Glenn Beck have ever been refuted. But we cannot deny that he has attracted the ire of some very nasty and evil people.
The fact is that between this and Beck’s dropping about a million viewers (dropping from 3 million to 2 million) seems to have given the left the idea that their bullying was getting somewhere. Nevermind that a million of us former Beck watchers probably transitioned to the radio show as we did what Beck encouraged people to do and became political activists. We’re now too busy working in our communities for TV at all, and frankly that, I think, is a wonderful thing! How many more people became delegates this year? We had record participation in the caucuses and convention this last cycle! And some “Beckers” even won elections and are now too busy legislating to watch the show… But even with that 2 million at 5PM is still a huge number. That meant Glenn Beck was still raking in 2 million more viewers a day than MSNBC and CNN. His ratings were never actually bad.
I should clarify I got involved having been inspired by the seminars at the Thomas Jefferson Centers, not because of Beck, I didn’t start watching his show until much later.
The response from the Soros controlled sheep in the MSM has been a cry of victory. To them their bullying worked.-1 It shut Glenn Beck up, so now its on to take down the entire network, and if we sit still they will. Make no mistake, if the same tactics are employed against the entire network and enough sponsors chicken out how does Fox survive even if they are the highest rated cable news channel and the only outlet where something recognizable as truth gets aired? Action, is therefore, required on our part. We must let these businesses know we surround them and that by capitulating to a fringe minority group of agitators they risk loosing the majority of their business (us.)
The fact that Glenn Beck allowed even the slightest hint of retreat has emboldened the crazy left… They are going to get bolder, louder, and ruder, they are not interested in debate, they only want to shut you up because now they have reason to believe they can. We must remain civil in our efforts but if we don’t push back the world now we can expect similar outbursts to what John Hagee experienced in a ward building near you.
HB 497 struck down by federal court: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705372387/Judge-puts-Utah-illegal-immigration-enforcement-bill-on-hold.html
1- Mike Opelka “Media Matters renews ‘drop Fox campaighn’ but why?” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/media-matters-renews-drop-fox-campaign-but-why-now/ www.theblaze.com accessed 5-18-11