By The Right Scoop


Rush has stepped into the foray of conservative voices attacking Beck’s speech. He is criticizing Beck for “beating down” Republicans, and of course he doesn’t call him out by name, but we know. I really think Beck is misunderstood by Rush, Levin, Bennett, and the like. He’s not criticizing the Marco Rubios of the party. Instead he’s criticizing the establishment and the leadership. I’ve already countered this idea here this morning and don’t need to do it again.

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  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    Glenn would be the first one too say, we might not agree on everything

  • http://www.capmsblog.blogspot.com/ Capm

    They keep on mentioning folks that aren't in Washington, or aren't there yet. A few have come out and show some leadership, but they were there 2 years ago as well, why the change. See my post at Capm's Blog: http://capmsblog.blogspot.com/2010/02/bill-benn

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    btw, rush is a republican, glenn is not…..

  • Bill

    this is an example of why i'm not a huge fan of rush, same goes for hannity: lockstep with the party or fall under the ire of the gop cheerleader section.

    i think rightscoop called it right. the pundits have beck figured wrong as he (beck) was calling out the establishment gop, not the genuine articles who will save the party from the ash heap. btw: some just don't want to admit that it's not enough to “suck less” any more.

  • Jeff

    IMO, being a traditional “conservative” is OK under normal circumstances.

    The country is so screwed, that a stricter group of leaders are required to correct course.

    There are a some good people in the conservative party, but the majority are too soft IMO.

    What's needed: massive deep cuts, 50,000 federal employees let go, agencies closed such as Dept of Energy (useless) and fed dept of education (should be left to each state).

    Taxes lowered for business people so we can have some hope. I'm not going to hire people when the future right now looks so uncertain.

    The government does not add to the economy in a healthy & natural way.

  • Robert R Smith

    that makes two of us Jeff….

  • AL

    RUSH, IF YOU DIDNT GET WHAT GLENN HAD TO SAY YOU NEVER WILL. I FEEL GLENN DID A GREAT JOB EXPLAINING THE TRUE ROOT OF THE PROBLEMS IN THE PARTIES. ITS TIME FOR THIS COUNRTY TO WAKE UP AND MAKE OUR POLITICANS EXCEPT THE RESPONCABILITY FOR THERE ACTIONS AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR ALL AMERICANS. GET THIS SPENDING AND DEBT UNDER CONTROL BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. LIVE UP TO THE CONSTITUTION. OH AND I AM A CONSERVATIVE.

  • rikvind

    Conservatives are not really into politics as a way of life. They rather mind their own business and if they look at Wash DC is mainly because something is going wrong. Republicans stand for the “political face of conservatism” but now they must convince conservatives that the party has gone through real conversion. It is a serious mistake to consider conservatives as mere GOP followers. One first step of conversion will be GOP's respectful bowing to a huge conservative population that exceeds by far the number and extension of a political party. One second step will be to recognize past trespasses and a serious commitment in never to fall again. In Beck's words, “repent and come to Jesus”.

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  • sjreidhead

    Beck is dangerous. Someone needs to pull the plug on him!

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo

  • drphibes

    Tonight, again, Levin is obliquely criticizing Beck for his speech, and praising Rush's comments. I've been detecting a chilliness toward Beck – not so much by Rush as from Levin and Hannity. Seems they feel Beck is being too hard on the Republicans after they HAVE shown evidence of repentance from their errant ways. Rubio evidences this spirit that is taking hold in the GOP. Perhaps Beck could have qualified his criticism more, so as not to broad brush the true conservatives along with the RINOs. I enjoy listening widely to Talk Radio, and appreciate Rush, Sean, Glenn, etc. – it's too bad there's a bit of disunity among these guiding lights.

  • rickj63

    Beck is an entertainer. He takes an issue and takes a stand, but he always goes over the top a little in order to be heard. The same thing goes for Rush. If these guys were measured and careful with their opinions, nobody would care and they wouldn't make a difference.

  • Jordan

    Care to use logic to back up your point?

  • Matt

    Glenn did state at CPAC that he's voted for GOP candidates in the recent elections; however, I wonder if that's true or not considering how often Glenn goes off on the Republicans.

  • drphibes

    “pull the plug”

    Yes, that's what liberals love most – silencing dissent. The “champions of free speech” always are on a mission to silence their critics.

  • sjreidhead

    I am a Republican. I consider myself a Reagan Republican, which, before Beck began spouting his insane idiocy was considered conservative. He is a disaster, but an excellent showman. What I do find strange is how people support him and seem to fall at his feet like worshippers. Sorry, I don't do that – for anyone. I am terrified Beck's bunch of slobbering supporters are going to follow him over the cliff like a bunch of lemmings and vote for 3rd Parties and Tea Party Losers. That happens and Obama wins – and destroys the country.

    SJR
    The Pink Flamingo

  • cubachi

    This saddens me as a fan of both Rush and Beck.

    Beck just said this morning that Marco Rubio should lead the GOP before Rush's show.

  • http://stopislamizationofamerica.blogspot.com/ Art Telles

    Leaders take rocks and arrows…

    Glenn Beck is like the scout team point man… and some radio hosts are playing catch up to the leader Beck, and throw verbal rocks and arrows, abusing Beck in a trivial manner.

    I just heard Levin live on the radio, and he fumed excessively, but he was not convincing because he was not persuasive… he was simply throwing verbal rocks again at Glenn Beck… he just does not like Beck like Rush does.

    While Rush was respectful of Beck while trying to make substantive points to counter Beck's, uh, so called short comings… even Rush was not convincing.

    Only one example…

    A quasi substantive point Rush made was to MERELY ASSERT, without definition, that “liberal” is the best word to use to describe some politicians, such as McCain.

    However, neither Limbaugh, Levin or Bennett have EVER refuted ANYTHING Beck has said about Teddy Roosevelt, the Bull Moose Party and Progressivism, or a progressive Republican like McCain vs. a conservative Republican like J.D. Hayworth, which is Beck's major presuppositional point in giving the history of progressivism in both political parties since Pres. Teddy Roosevelt.

    BTW… an example of playing catchup…

    How many months did it take for Rush to even MENTION the names of Cloward and Piven, without EVER any elaboration of their history as Glenn Beck has done, in the context of the excessive spending of Obama as possibly being deliberate, as deliberate as what happened to New York City in the 70's, according to former NY City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani?

  • http://liftupamerica.blogspot.com/ Art Telles

    PS… the Statue of Liberty recitation by Beck…

    Now, that would have been a wonderful issue to discuss on radio and tv, wouldn't it?

    But, Limbaugh, Levin Bennett and et al spent air time without even alluding to the inspirational aspect of the unshackled chains of Lady Liberty, and her forward movement with the LAW held tightly to her chest and the Torch held high lighting the forward movement.

    THAT would have been inspiring for them to relay to their listeners who may not have heard Glenn Beck's CPAC keynote speech.

    Instead, they said what they said, and we all heard them say what they said, and, don't know about you, but, I'm not convinced by their negativity because they were not persuasive with ANYTHING positive… and I say this as a friend of Rush's, to whom I've been listening since 1988, daily, while at work.

  • Sharon

    I don't know what is Rush's deal. He and Beck pretty much have the same message, just packaged differently. However Beck has opened my eyes a little bit to Rush's tunnel vision. Republicans do need to be partly blamed for what has happened and as much as Rush does not want to admit it, G.W. Bush does have some responsibility for the economic disaster. Rush loves to talk about the polls of today where more Americans can't stand Obama blah blah blah…but those same Americans elected a very liberal government into power. Why? Because the Republicans lost their way fiscally (plus the Iraq War “marketing” didn't help much).

    And Rush can't stand McCain, which is exactly the type of Republican that Beck is referring to…..so I am befuddled as to why he would be upset with this statement. I give Glenn a lot of credit for sticking to his guns and supporting what he says with facts unlike Levin and Hannity who just parrot back Rush's opinions.

  • Tyler

    Glenn said it himself in that USA Weekend interview just recently that he feels like the Republican party sold out the American people.

    Also, on one of his radio shows about a month and a half ago give or take…he called himself a LIBERTARIAN.

  • Tyler

    Let us ESPECIALLY consider AT LEAST CUTTING the spending and growth of the EPA, if not WEEDING THEM OUT.

    Talk about DEEP-SEATED CORRUPTION.

    THEY'RE the ones who keep going on about global warming and how it's gonna kill us all by the year 2022 (or whatever year they've decided THIS time around) if we don't REGULATE CO2 emissions.

    I think the funniest thing about their play on words is that CO2 ACTUALLY GIVES life. Yep. It GIVES life to PLANTS. These plants IN RETURN…GIVE US OXYGEN. That's like ME suddenly campaignin AGAINST DIHYDROXIDE. It SOUNDS bad…but it's WATER.

  • Tyler

    Well, it's a REAL good thing that Beck pointed out on his show today that he DOES NOT support the idea of a 3rd party today for those who DO just slobber all over his every word like “gospel.” He even said that a 3rd party would be a bad idea, so…don't worry about those slobberhounds suddenly voting 3rd party because of HIM. Mkay?

  • conservativecathy

    These guys are still stuck on the “R's” and the “D's.” They're stuck in the old blame game. Like Glenn said “no one will openly admit they have been wrong or done wrong.” It's all the other parties fault. The fact is both parties have brought us to this breaking point. McCain says “he was duped” well at least he admits that, but it is time to get someone in that is not so easily DUPED!!!!

  • conservativecathy

    Yes having an opinion is evil! That lunatic Beck is selling us lies about how getting out of debt is the good and safe thing for the country, paying taxes ought to be a requirement for those in office, he's full of constitutional rhetoric (like the constitution is still relevant). Listening to both sides of the story is dangerous. What we should do is make a law that silences anyone that disagrees with the government, that would'nt be dangerous at all and it worked out so well for the Germans! (dripping with sarcasim)

  • Tyler

    Well, that's assuming that you BELIEVE that McCain was actually duped and not just IN ON IT. Personally, I think he's just as much of a lying, backstabbing, Constitution-hating guy as Obama. Let's introduce some HONESTY into the equation.

    I think even if the ideas are slightly off…at least the TRUTH will set us free because there'll be an HONEST exchange of ideas instead of this R vs. D GAME. It's like pro-wrestling right now. They bark and snarl at each other on TV and then they're friends when the cameras are turned off. That's why I can't stand the R & D game.

    I can see WHY Rush, Hannity, Levin and some of these others are angry…but I REFUSE to vote for someone I DON'T BELIEVE IN solely because they're an R or a D. That would be why in my state where R & D are the ONLY options (talkin about the 2008 elections here), I created my own checkbox, wrote “Ron Paul” next to it, checked THAT, and then cast my vote. I'd rather WASTE my vote on someone HONEST than the “lesser of two evils.”

    More than anything else now, I'm glad that Americans are FINALLY waking up to realize that “lesser of two evils” is not the path to take or as Beck said it “who sucks less.” They STILL SUCK and it needs to stop. Even if we DO need to finally get a 3rd party…SO BE IT. Honesty needs to prevail AT ALL COSTS this time around as well as 2012.

  • ronald

    Beck is a false prophet steeped in Mormonistic false teaching, when he talks about Jesus or God beware, he has a perverted view of both. Rush or Levin are true conservatives with healthy political track records, Beck is a nut job who should shut down his radio and TV show and sit at the Great One's feet for a few years to learn solid constitution lessons, he should also get surgury on that double chin, its annoying.
    The best thing Beck ever did is recommend the Wallbuilders website which shows the true Christian heritage of the America and founding fathers and it is not mormon. Glenn has a right I suppose to believe what ever he wants to but all you listeners out there should really look at what mormons believe, I have, mormonism is a false teaching and I can't take seriously anyone who has been duped by it, and that goes for you John Stossel also! That's right I said it!

  • ronald

    who cares if Beck was the first to say it, Beck would also be the first one to change his views on something just like McCain does

  • ronald

    Rush is a conservative republican and Beck is a wish wash mormon, big difference!

  • ronald

    People like Glenn Beck having influence in elections is going to get guys like Obama and Clinton elected again because they divide the republican party not strengthen it

  • therightscoop

    Ronald, I see you posting the same comment on multiple posts. This is typically a tactic of a troll who is trying to just make people angry. I welcome your thoughts no matter what they are but we do not allow this time of commenting.

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    Like what?
    Are you talking about TARP? That is week, he supported it 3 days, then he changed his mind, Also beck isn't a politician and does not vote on bills, Not really the same thing.

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    sigh, the name calling is too much really. But too each his own.

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    So do you not believe progressive = socialism? Because that is becks message. He doesnt want 3rd party, he is trying to wake people up….Man, he is on your side and you dont even see it, You and all the other die hard republicans should be thanking him really, he is waking the country up….

  • Cheryl

    And he couldn't have done or said the same with his interview with Debra Medina? He showed her NO respect, he sounded irritated and he dumped on her and her efforts to win in TX. ( btw I am NOT from TX) He showed more TLC to Sarah Palin who he interviewed for an hour on tv saying NOTHING important. Look at what Beck DOES not just what he SAYS…he double talks and he is no longer in my home.

  • Cheryl

    And he couldn't have done or said the same with his interview with Debra Medina? He showed her NO respect, he sounded irritated and he dumped on her and her efforts to win in TX. ( btw I am NOT from TX) He showed more TLC to Sarah Palin who he interviewed for an hour on tv saying NOTHING important. Look at what Beck DOES not just what he SAYS…he double talks and he is no longer in my home.

  • Cheryl

    And he couldn't have done or said the same with his interview with Debra Medina? He showed her NO respect, he sounded irritated and he dumped on her and her efforts to win in TX. ( btw I am NOT from TX) He showed more TLC to Sarah Palin who he interviewed for an hour on tv saying NOTHING important. Look at what Beck DOES not just what he SAYS…he double talks and he is no longer in my home.

  • Cheryl

    Uh…right he isn't a politician but OBVIOUSLY he influences many people. I would encourage you to research things on your own and especially who Beck's bosses are Roger Ailes, President of FOX NEWS and Rupert Murdoch, owner of it all News Corporation etc. You will be enlightened!

  • Cheryl

    Uh…right he isn't a politician but OBVIOUSLY he influences many people. I would encourage you to research things on your own and especially who Beck's bosses are Roger Ailes, President of FOX NEWS and Rupert Murdoch, owner of it all News Corporation etc. You will be enlightened!

  • Cheryl

    Uh…right he isn't a politician but OBVIOUSLY he influences many people. I would encourage you to research things on your own and especially who Beck's bosses are Roger Ailes, President of FOX NEWS and Rupert Murdoch, owner of it all News Corporation etc. You will be enlightened!

  • Cheryl

    Beck has been bought by Rupert Murdoch, and Roger Ailes…look it up for yourself…if you have learned anything from Beck it should have been to do your own research…he has told you to do so…do it and you will be surprised at what you find…but alas too many people don't have the time to do so so you depend on BECK to tell you the truth…do your own RESEARCH and draw YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS…don't be led around by anyone.

  • Cheryl

    Beck has been bought by Rupert Murdoch, and Roger Ailes…look it up for yourself…if you have learned anything from Beck it should have been to do your own research…he has told you to do so…do it and you will be surprised at what you find…but alas too many people don't have the time to do so so you depend on BECK to tell you the truth…do your own RESEARCH and draw YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS…don't be led around by anyone.

  • Cheryl

    Beck has been bought by Rupert Murdoch, and Roger Ailes…look it up for yourself…if you have learned anything from Beck it should have been to do your own research…he has told you to do so…do it and you will be surprised at what you find…but alas too many people don't have the time to do so so you depend on BECK to tell you the truth…do your own RESEARCH and draw YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS…don't be led around by anyone.

  • Cheryl

    Oh no…not his Jesus!

  • Cheryl

    Oh no…not his Jesus!

  • Cheryl

    Oh no…not his Jesus!

  • Cheryl

    First, look at Beck's bosses who they are what they believe…see what they pay him…then look at what Beck says, what he does, which is most important…I see him NOW ( I was an avid supporter of his for years) as someone who liked being a shock jock and then had some real convictions about what was happening in the world but now is sidetracked into staying with the establishment.

    He DECIDES that an issue is over the top…ok…like 9/11 and trusting the government to not kill us…yet he can talk about this current administration and WHO surrounds the Pres and their potential dangerous policies (and I agree with him on that) yet somehow this administration can harm us but the last cannot?

    THe point being is that alot of Americans TRUST his appearance of sincerity and I question it now, he flip flops too much and well…like I said if I were paid all that money I would have an allegiance to my BOSS…look it up for yourself.

    He is dangerous because he strongly appears to be one way and for me I am convinced he is another way.

  • Cheryl

    First, look at Beck's bosses who they are what they believe…see what they pay him…then look at what Beck says, what he does, which is most important…I see him NOW ( I was an avid supporter of his for years) as someone who liked being a shock jock and then had some real convictions about what was happening in the world but now is sidetracked into staying with the establishment.

    He DECIDES that an issue is over the top…ok…like 9/11 and trusting the government to not kill us…yet he can talk about this current administration and WHO surrounds the Pres and their potential dangerous policies (and I agree with him on that) yet somehow this administration can harm us but the last cannot?

    THe point being is that alot of Americans TRUST his appearance of sincerity and I question it now, he flip flops too much and well…like I said if I were paid all that money I would have an allegiance to my BOSS…look it up for yourself.

    He is dangerous because he strongly appears to be one way and for me I am convinced he is another way.

  • Cheryl

    First, look at Beck's bosses who they are what they believe…see what they pay him…then look at what Beck says, what he does, which is most important…I see him NOW ( I was an avid supporter of his for years) as someone who liked being a shock jock and then had some real convictions about what was happening in the world but now is sidetracked into staying with the establishment.

    He DECIDES that an issue is over the top…ok…like 9/11 and trusting the government to not kill us…yet he can talk about this current administration and WHO surrounds the Pres and their potential dangerous policies (and I agree with him on that) yet somehow this administration can harm us but the last cannot?

    THe point being is that alot of Americans TRUST his appearance of sincerity and I question it now, he flip flops too much and well…like I said if I were paid all that money I would have an allegiance to my BOSS…look it up for yourself.

    He is dangerous because he strongly appears to be one way and for me I am convinced he is another way.

  • Cheryl

    Please look up for yourself what Rubio did in the Florida State House…compare what he says to what he actually does…for example…though Rubio says he never voted for a tax increase he repeatedly voted to force school districts statewide to collect more property taxes…also in '08 he blocked a half a dozen bills that would crack down on illegal immigration. Then look at Rubio's record on cap and trade…point is do the research and PLEASE compare Beck's words to what HE does and who he really is.

  • Cheryl

    Please look up for yourself what Rubio did in the Florida State House…compare what he says to what he actually does…for example…though Rubio says he never voted for a tax increase he repeatedly voted to force school districts statewide to collect more property taxes…also in '08 he blocked a half a dozen bills that would crack down on illegal immigration. Then look at Rubio's record on cap and trade…point is do the research and PLEASE compare Beck's words to what HE does and who he really is.

  • Cheryl

    Please look up for yourself what Rubio did in the Florida State House…compare what he says to what he actually does…for example…though Rubio says he never voted for a tax increase he repeatedly voted to force school districts statewide to collect more property taxes…also in '08 he blocked a half a dozen bills that would crack down on illegal immigration. Then look at Rubio's record on cap and trade…point is do the research and PLEASE compare Beck's words to what HE does and who he really is.

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    Ummm so now he is Ailes attack dog, LOL……wow….

  • http://www.foster970.com foster970

    All he did in that interview was ask a question, be mad at her for flubbing the answer.