Love Him or Hate Him, Glenn Beck is the Most Powerful Man in the USA.

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Whether you love Glenn Beck or hate him there is no denying he has become the most powerful man in America. Glenn Beck has achieved what few ever do and that is to become the leader of a movement. A feat even politicians rarely achieve. What makes Glenn Beck so powerful is he has not just become a soundboard for conservatism but has activated one the most difficult constituencies to motivate and that is average Americans who mainly just live their lives working, and raising families.

The White House have obviously become distressed over the emergence of Glenn Beck, particularly over the President’s czars. Obama tried to do an end run over the Constitution by appointing special advisers that do not require Senate Approval. These advisers have received unprecedented power that is usually reserved for cabinet members. This has allowed Obama to bring the most extreme elements of our society into the White House unnoticed. How wrong they were. They did not realize Glenn Beck was waiting in the wings and, along with bloggers, do the vetting process that the administration, congress and even the “main-stream media” have refused to do.

We have already seen one czar, Van Jones, who was forced to resign after it was discovered he signed a petition in a “911 Truther” website, and other czars are now under intense pressure. Instead of sliding through unnoticed they have become the proverbial sore thumb. So much so that they are attempting to marginalize Fox News and Glenn Beck using the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” play book. The problem is liberal tactics have now become predictable because as George C Scott said in the movie Patton “Rommel you magnificent bastard, I read your book”.

No matter how hard they try to kick Fox News they are only kicking it upstairs, since the attacks on Fox News have only increased Fox’s and Beck’s ratings. The group co-founded by Van Jones ColorOfChange thought they had hit a home-run against Beck by getting some sponsors to stop advertising on his show but instead Beck is now the hottest thing on cable and ColorOfChange lost their guy in the White House. Something Mao admirer Anita Dunn should take note of. Memo to ColorOfChange, remember ACORN.

The administration is trying to make the case that this is all being orchestrated by the Republican Party and Fox News is doing their bidding. Frankly, I wouldn’t give the GOP that much credit.

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  1. #1 by Cliff Lyon on October 21, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Ken, My Love. Thank you for this post. Let no one ever say OneUtah is not Fair and Balanced.

    I don’t know if you meant to do it, but you just validated Glen’s last post.

    You are among the twenty percenters who will follow Glenn Beck over the cliff.

    But twenty something percent is not enough shift the politics in this country.

    How do you see your group growing into anything substantive? How will people with integrity suddenly start believing a confirmed liar?

    This concern combines with a profound sense of collective identity. In our conversations, it was striking how these voters constantly characterized themselves as part of a group of individuals who share a set of beliefs, a unique knowledge, and a commitment of opposition to Obama that sets them apart from the majority of the country. They readily identify themselves as a minority in this country – a minority whose values are mocked and attacked by a liberal media and class of elites. They also believe they possess a level of knowledge and understanding when it comes to politics and current events, one gained from a rejection of the mainstream media and an embrace of conservative media and pundits such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, which sets them apart even more. Further, they believe this position leaves them with a responsibility to spread the word, to educate those who do not share their insights, and to take back the
    country that they love. Their faith in this country and its ideals leave them confident that their numbers will grow, and that they will ultimately defeat Barack Obama and the shadowy forces driving his hidden agenda.

  2. #2 by Weer'd Beard on October 21, 2009 - 8:00 am

    My big curiosity is do any conservatives actually watch Glenn Beck? Seems all the blogs that link his videos are lefty ones.

    And maybe in that lies his power

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on October 21, 2009 - 8:41 am

    (1) There are no “czars” among the low-level administration figures Beck has targeted. A czar is defined as a person with “great authority or power.” Van Jones didn’t even have a staff or a budget under his control.

    (2) Glenn Beck is a grossly overpaid, irresponsible buffoon. He has already called for the deaths of top Democratic leaders including the President. If an assassination takes place, of course he’ll deny encouraging it.

  4. #4 by cav on October 21, 2009 - 9:24 am

    Insofar as the Beck character is ‘the most powerful man in the entire nation’, Obama will need some serious grease-cutters to rid us of his ilk (extreme derrogation intended).

    Obama’s speech last nite:

    We understand exactly who and what got us into this mess. (Applause.) Now, we don’t mind cleaning it up — I’m grabbing my mop and my broom and — (laughter) — we’re scrubbing the floors and trying to neaten things up.

    But don’t just stand there and say, “You’re not holding the mop right.” (Laughter and applause.) Don’t just stand there and say, “You’re not mopping fast enough.” (Applause.) Don’t accuse me of having a socialist mop. (Laughter and applause.) Instead of standing on the sidelines, why don’t you grab a mop? (Applause.) Help us clean up this mess and get America back on track! (Applause.) Grab a mop! (Applause.)

    AUDIENCE: Grab a mop! Grab a mop! Grab a mop!

    THE PRESIDENT: That’s right.

    AUDIENCE: Grab a mop! Grab a mop! Grab a mop

  5. #5 by David on October 21, 2009 - 9:32 am

    I’ll admit that Cliff is perfectly willing to allow people with varying viewpoints to contribute to OneUtah but looking at the discussion and the content it is not fair and balanced – it is simply open (which is about all that Cliff can enforce).

    Despite the openness it is clearly loud (as advertised) and largely liberal. Those who do not favor either loudness or liberalism are severely underrepresented so it’s not balanced.

  6. #6 by anonymous on October 21, 2009 - 9:47 am

    W’eerd the left is chasing a ghost. What Beck talks about many aware Americans know about already. He is just a pimple on the ocean of the groundswell. The left fears Beck because they have no contact with reality in America, they simply assume that Beck because he expresses the fairly obvious about progressives corruption, is somehow the leader of the attacks against them.

    Pretty fair to say they cannot defend against him, he has their number and as an entertainer need not answer to any inconsistency. That said the left fears the guy, and that in itself says more than you need to know about how the left views their own weakness.

    To my opinion lefties, you are barking up the wrong tree. You are right W’eerd, Beck’s shctick is entirely for liberal democrat consumption, a rather strange psychological turnaround.

  7. #7 by Richard Warnick on October 21, 2009 - 10:10 am

    Glenn Beck is Howard Beale from Paddy Chayefsky’s prophetic “Network” (1976)– except for the fact that Beale started out as a journalist before he became The Mad Prophet of the Airwaves.

  8. #8 by Ken on October 21, 2009 - 10:23 am

    “I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to tak it anymore!”. Good one.

    Hey, no one has commented on my photo.

  9. #9 by Cliff Lyon on October 21, 2009 - 10:27 am

    Great photo Ken. Love it!

  10. #10 by Richard Warnick on October 21, 2009 - 1:29 pm

    The New York Post reports that Beck now goes out in public with an armed bodyguard, a wise precaution for someone who spreads fear and incites hatred and violence. Or perhaps he remembers what happened to Howard Beale.

  11. #11 by James farmer on October 21, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    Obama tried to do an end run over the Constitution by appointing special advisers that do not require Senate Approval.

    Ken:

    I cannot tell for certain from your post whether you are criticizing Obama’s use of czars, or just glorifying Glenn Beck. But, if you are criticizing Obama’s use of czars, you will most certainly be interested in the fact that, at present, Obama has 32 czars to W’s 31. Further, you will be interested in knowing that the use of such personel dates back at least as far as FDR.

    End around carry, you ask? Maybe so. But let’s at least be knowledgeable about the criticism you are making and apply it evenly (or fair and balanced).

  12. #12 by Richard Warnick on October 21, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Let’s remember that the Senate confirmation process is broken. Republicans are still keeping key Obama administration nominees from going to work.

  13. #13 by Ken on October 21, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    Richard

    I agree the system is broken but where were your concerns when the Democrat routinely held up nominees during Republican administrations?

    The Republicans are powerless to block anything without some Democrats siding with them.

    George Bush may have had czars and there was certainly concerns with some of them but they in no way were given cabinet like powers. Also, none of them were self proclaimed Communists, admirers of Pedophile supporters, and extreme revolutionaries.

  14. #14 by Richard Warnick on October 21, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Ken–

    My concerns were about the whether the nominees could serve competently and honestly. The Bush administration appointed a lot of people based on loyalty who couldn’t handle their responsibilities. Just delaying confirmations to cause trouble is wrong no matter which party does it, but I wish Democrats had stopped more of Bush’s awful picks.

    Republicans are not powerless. One senator can hold up a confirmation unless and until the Senate Majority Leader puts aside the regular business of the Senate to force a floor vote. Given that there are 512 positions that require Senate confirmation, the opportunities for delay are numerous.

    There are no “cabinet-like powers” for Obama’s advisers. And they are not communists etc. Glenn Beck is, what’s the word? LYING.

  15. #15 by Cliff Lyon on October 21, 2009 - 5:27 pm

    Glenn Becks supported the Bush attack on NBC.

  16. #16 by Cliff Lyon on October 21, 2009 - 6:05 pm

    Ken, you must consider one thing. If U GUYS ever really WERE to run this country, there would be a revolution.

    How many Americans would really stand for the stench of the scum for whom you advocate so fervently?

    Really, most people HATE Beck O’Reilly Hannity et. al. not to mention the sinners in the Senate who represent the smallest number of Americans ever in our history.

    This idea alone should give you pause. A GIANT pause. A reality check as it were.

    Your Lover

  17. #17 by Larry Bergan on October 21, 2009 - 11:41 pm

    The part of the speech cav refers to is just too good to miss:

  18. #18 by Frank Lynch on October 22, 2009 - 5:18 am

    well what is point of comparing Obama and Glenn, since Obama is now a representative of America, which means he has already kicked off everyone including Al-gore and Hillary too.

  19. #19 by James Farmer on October 22, 2009 - 7:56 am

    George Bush may have had czars and there was certainly concerns with some of them but they in no way were given cabinet like powers. Also, none of them were self proclaimed Communists, admirers of Pedophile supporters, and extreme revolutionaries.

    Ken:

    Please, stop! It is statements like the above – obviously things you pick up from listening to Hannity and the like – that make you sound like a whack-job idiot and very difficult to take seriously. The characterizations you repeat have been discredited over and again, but here you are repeating the same trash. Get a grip!

  20. #20 by Tom Feine on October 22, 2009 - 11:25 am

    4th year of a Democrat congress. Definitely Democrats grab the mop and clean up the mess you are continuing to make! Republicans should not be able to stop you, though I am beginning to believe mop or not, with all the continued war, corruption and spending, Democrats are as happy as pigs in sh*t.

  21. #21 by Ken on October 22, 2009 - 11:54 am

    It’s time for Obama to stop blaming his predecessor. No matter what hand he was dealt it is now his to make it break it. Ronald Reagan inherited a dismal economy from Jimmy Carter but did he wine about it? No, he went on to build the greatest economy is US history.

  22. #22 by Cliff on October 22, 2009 - 12:32 pm

    Ken,

    “Ronald Reagan … went on to build the greatest economy is US history.”

    Whats evidence do you have for this statement?

  23. #23 by Richard Warnick on October 22, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    Here’s a comment from Matt Yglesias’ blog that sums it up:

    A media personality who is beloved by 20% of the public and loathed by three or four times that number is in a position to be the richest, most popular talk show host in American history.

    A political party that is beloved by 20% of the public and loathed by three or four times that number, on the other hand, is in a position to start asking the LaRouchites for some pointers on winning elections.

  24. #24 by James Farmer on October 22, 2009 - 12:57 pm

    Ronald Reagan inherited a dismal economy from Jimmy Carter but did he wine about it? No, he went on to build the greatest economy is US history.

    Well, then, Ken. Would you say the same about Bill Clinton re the economy he inherited from Bush Sr.? Really, dude, you sound more stupid and uninformed with each passing post, and I do not say that lightly!

  25. #25 by Larry Bergan on October 22, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Ronald Reagan, (otherwise known as God), and the entire republican party have been whining about Carter for decades. Please stop! It hurts!

    Let’s see now; the Bush crime family has had strong ties with Saudi Arabia and the oil industry since forever and when Carter gets in office and starts thinking about paring down imports of oil from the middle east and things start to go bad…

    I wonder…

  26. #26 by cav on May 18, 2011 - 7:49 am

    Plan ahead: On may 20th, as close as you can time it before the ‘rapture’, Please consider your pets fresh water needs and lift the toilet seat.

    In the mean time feel free to mock Glenn Beck mercilessly.

  27. #27 by Richard Warnick on May 18, 2011 - 3:09 pm

    Better yet, buy Rapture insurance for your pets.

    Bart Centre, an atheist from New Hampshire, started Eternal Earth-bound Pets in 2009. He offers Rapture believers an insurance plan for those furry family members that won’t join them in heaven: 10-year pet care contracts, with Centre and his network of fellow non-believers taking responsibility for the animals after the Rapture. The fee — payable in advance, of course — was originally $110, but has gone to $135.

  28. #28 by shane on May 19, 2011 - 8:59 am

    I hope he is making a ton of money of the morons….

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