I know and fully understand how and why Glenn Beck has his detractors even on the Republican side of the aisle. I think he brings a lot of good stuff to the table and sees the world in a way that somebody needs to see it...I mean...how many Limbaugh clones do we really need anyway?
Since the weekend the left has been "getting the popcorn" and preparing for what they expect to be a good show as their pundits are trying to stoke the flames of a Glenn Beck/Bill Kristol feud that started over this:
But hysteria is not a sign of health. When Glenn Beck rants about the caliphate taking over the Middle East from Morocco to the Philippines, and lists (invents?) the connections between caliphate-promoters and the American left, he brings to mind no one so much as Robert Welch and the John Birch Society. He’s marginalizing himself, just as his predecessors did back in the early 1960s.
Read the entire column at The Weekly Standard
Liberals always love things they think will start a civil war in the GOP as a whole. I think they'll be disappointed in this fight.
That said, just who does Bill think it is that does the marginalizing? He's comparing Beck to a man who thought President Eisenhower was a communist! That's a far FAR cry from Beck's claim radical Islam wants to establish a Caliphate, the reasons of which are too obvious to condescend you with explanation. If you need one than you've just created a tear in the space-time continuum that can only come from being able to read after being born yesterday.
Also, maybe I have a reading disorder of some kind, I couldn't find a single argument Kristol made on the merit of Beck's position. He has practically taken a line from the liberal playbook with his "hysteria" hit and run. If anything Beck has had to say on the matter could be easily refuted it would've been nice to see Kristol devote even one sentence to that.
I've wondered, in my own weird head, how an encounter between the two would go...
By the way, Bryan Preston over at Pajamas Media had a good retort to Kristol, here.