Glenn Beck Channels Joe McCarthy… it’s the Commie witch hunt 2009 style

posted by GeoT

Two Crazy Peas in a Pod

Two Crazy Peas in a Pod

Joe McCarthy:
Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion.[1] He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere.
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Glenn Beck:
“We are on a collision course with socialism/communism here in the United States.
If you go back and you read history from just before Wilson all the way through FDR, what they were trying to do with these Progressives. This is the opposite of what our founding fathers set up. These people, are believers in Marxism. It’s not just a fear slogan to say ‘democrats are communist”

Glenn Beck- “The March to Communism”
February 13, 2008
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If it wasn’t so serious we could just laugh it off, but we’ve been here before:

And Now:

Van Jones

Van Jones

White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism.

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Sunday. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”
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The Witch Hunt Has Begun

House Un-American Activities Committee

House Un-American Activities Comittee

***UPDATE****

This is why Beck went after Van Jones:

During the 2009 Henry Louis Gates controversy, Beck argued that President Barack Obama has repeatedly shown “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” and saying “I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.”[31] These remarks drew criticism, and resulted in a boycott promulgated by Color of Change.[32] The boycott resulted in at least fifty seven advertisers requesting their ads be removed from his programming, to avoid associating their brands with content that could be considered offensive by potential customers.[33][34][35][36][37][38] Beck stated that he was unapologetic for the remark, commenting that the President is not above criticism, and arguing that Color of Change co-founder Van Jones, who has not been active within the organization in recent years,[39] was a “self-professed communist” and asserting that Jones was a “committed revolutionary”
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14 responses to “Glenn Beck Channels Joe McCarthy… it’s the Commie witch hunt 2009 style

  1. audiegrl

    Well, well,well. I wonder what Glenn ‘McCarthy’ Beck is thinking right now? Perhaps that he won? If he thinks that Van Jones was going after him before, what do you think Jones is going to do now that he is outside of the administration? My guess would be that every day of Jones’ life will now be devoted to getting Beck off of our TV’s. I think that Beck just opened up a huge can of whoop-ass, and doesn’t even know it. 😉

    • I hope your right AG, we need a strong personality to go after Beck and call him on his BS.

      • audiegrl

        Remember when Palin quit? She said now she would be able to speak freely. Now Van can do the same thing, without having to worry about it blowing back on the White House.

        Glenn made a serious mistake, because he is going to be topic #1 now. 😉

  2. audiegrl

    UPDATE: On “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, Gibbs told Stephanopoulos that Obama thanks Jones for his service but doesn’t endorse his views or object to his resignation.

    “What Van Jones decided was that the agenda of this president was bigger than any one individual. The president thanks Van Jones for his service in the first eight months,” Gibbs said.

    • betham37

      AG, that is even more of an outrage. He doesn’t have to endorse Jones’ views, but I think he should have shown real outrage about all this.
      See my post below.

  3. betham37

    I must say that I am really upset with Obama. He should I shown outrage that someone like Beck has forced Van Jones to resign. I’m very disappointed in him. He needs to understand that he has a majority on his side, he doesn’t need to compromise at all. The damn right wing will never ever support anything he does. And I think the sooner he realizes it the better off he and all of us will be.

    • audiegrl

      I agree with you, and I am upset too. Beck should have been called out for the hypocritical fraud that he is. As for the President having a majority on his side, well that is in question. Right now he has to fight off the right-wing attack machine, who has more TV, radio, and print venues than the Left. At the same time he has to deal with a fractured Democratic party, where many of them are angry at him and threatening to Primary him in 2012 among other things. Does he still have a majority to back him up? That’s a good question…

      If Obama had the full support of Dems, Progressives, and Blue Dogs, something like this would have never happened. It seems like the last time he had a mandate was on November 4th 2009. Since then, not so much…

  4. audiegrl

    Gov Howard Dean: Van Jones Resignation A ‘Loss For The Country’

  5. audiegrl

    Keep on Tweetin’ Bets 🙂

  6. audiegrl

    I highly recommend reading the column written by Baratunde Thurston aka Jack Turner.

    When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists?

    http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2009/09/when-will-this-white-house-learn-you-cannot-negotiate-with-terrorists

  7. It is kinda scary when this “McCarthyite” scare is truth and chickens comin home to roost……

    • I know MJ all your “truth” stems from your visceral, gut level, undefined hatred of Obama. Everything else is just noise to you. What will you do when your binky is gone? poor baby.

  8. Geo, I am too old now to just ‘hate’ Obama because he is black or whatever.

    I hate him for the same reason I hated your Prez GW:
    THEY BOTH SUCK, this one just sucks worse.
    Binky?
    I was a civilian volunteer at Fort Ord 7th Infantry Division, light fighters brigade, we dont suck on binky’s little man, we leave that to civilians that are pathetic swine, like yourself.

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