Responding to outrageous comments made by top libtalker Thom Hartman, a passionate monologue ensues from Beck who sees a coming crisis that nobody is talking about and he is begging us to get ready.
This is easily one of his best monologues lately. Enjoy!
UPDATE: I’m reading in the comments that some of you are taking issue with Beck’s monologue. I am going to defend him over the part that I believe is causing the stir. I typed out his comments from this section that begins around 6:35:
It’s going to take the greatest American generation to survive what is coming. That’s not because of Obama. It’s because of the economy.
Look at the price of oil, dammit. Look at the price of food. Look at what is happening with inflation. Look at what is happening overseas. Look at what is happening in China. It’s not this administration. This administration is taking advantage of a coming crisis. I am talking to you about the crisis.
And the only way – anyone from the left or the right, I don’t care if Ronald Reagan was resurrected from the dead and they were like ‘follow him through this crisis’. I am telling you don’t let anyone to take advantage of you in a crisis. Be able to stand fast.
What I believe he is saying is that with all the buildup in the economy of entitlement spending (and other unproductive spending) that is bankrupting both state and federal budgets, there is a crisis coming. Even if Republican were president, this crisis would still be coming. Obviously we know that Obama and the Democrat party are accelerating it with major spending that has lead to severe budget deficits in the last two years. But there would still be a crisis coming with no budget deficits. David Walker, the GAO under the Bush administration was preaching this in 2007. So when Beck says that the crisis isn’t because of Obama but that he’s taking advantage of the already coming crisis, I think that is what he means. Obama didn’t cause the crisis we are in, but he is certainly using it to try and push us over the edge.
And regarding the ‘right or left’ phrase, I just don’t believe he was suggesting that both the right and the left are bad. I believe he was emphasizing that you should prepare yourself for the coming crisis and that you should be sure that whoever you choose to lead doesn’t take advantage of you, regardless of the label. He’s always talked about content of character and I believe most of you would agree that is most important when choosing someone to vote for.