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Old 01-24-2017, 12:36 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I think he is like many republicans that are ashamed of Trump. You know, those republicans from a few years ago that seemed like decent and intelligent people that just held some different views.

Or perhaps turning the attention to the alt-right is better job security for him in this political climate.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I think he is like many republicans that are ashamed of Trump. You know, those republicans from a few years ago that seemed like decent and intelligent people that just held some different views.
He never seemed decent and intelligent.

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I don't think he's changed.

I mean let's have no illusions, he's a showman first and foremost...but I really do think he might be a constitutionalist at heart, and recognizes that Trump is just as great a threat in that direction as Obama ever might have been. He has to strike a conciliatory and collaborative tone now, because while before he was preaching strictly to a faithful choir and was thus free to be as fanatical and fantastical as he wanted, he's now in a position where he has to convince a large number of his own audience that they're wrong about Trump, without just alienating them outright - certainly no mean feat.
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I think he is like many republicans that are ashamed of Trump. You know, those republicans from a few years ago that seemed like decent and intelligent people that just held some different views.
Trump makes Bush look like a decent and intelligent person that just held different views.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If Glen Beck can convince people on the right to dump Trump, more power to him.
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If Glen Beck can convince people on the right to dump Trump, more power to him.
I think Trump and his coterie will do enough of that all by themselves.

Meanwhile, the US Energy Information Agency, who tracks such things, shows zero new planned coal plants for 2017, and 4,780 MW of planned coal plant retirements for the year. I want to follow this data during the current administration to see how their "making coal great again" plan is working out. At the moment the scorecard is heavily negative, so they are starting out from behind.

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Old 01-24-2017, 09:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I said it elswhere in relation to him... don't tell me, show me.
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Glen Beck realizing the counter culture is no longer with the alt right in a move that shocks no one switches teams. Herp derp.
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The only change Beck is interested in is the type that feeds his bank balance.
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Sorry for dragging up a dead thread, but i found this article pretty interesting.

Meet Riaz Patel, The Gay Liberal Muslim Who Is Glenn Beck’s New BFF

It really probably wont change anyone's mind about Beck, and i am not arguing that it should. I do think it is a good example of how, if you REALLY wont to try and change things, sometimes you have to stop screaming at each other and just shut up and listen.

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“Wouldn’t it be crazy if the solution to all of these problems was as simple as humbling yourself and saying, ‘OK, let me listen’?” Beck told Patel as the two sat opposite each other in overstuffed chairs and tentatively felt each other out.
“I think you’re absolutely right,” Patel said. “I believe you can create a better America with four chairs. Literally. That’s all you need. Three people having a conversation. Not two. At some point you’ll disagree and someone will walk away. You need three for a dynamic. And a fourth person has to listen.”]
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Sorry for dragging up a dead thread, but i found this article pretty interesting.

Meet Riaz Patel, The Gay Liberal Muslim Who Is Glenn Beck’s New BFF
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Riaz Patel—who also happens to be the parent, with his British-born husband, of an 11-month old girl conceived by artificial insemination and carried to term by a Mexican surrogate
If that sentence doesn't cause Beck's arteries to rupture, I'll at least give him...

No, sorry. Not a chance in nonexistent Hell I'd believe Beck is a changed man, even in some small way. Too rephrase Yoda, he's too evil to begin the training. And boy how right he was about that twerp Anakin.
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He could spend the rest of his life washing the feet of the poor in Calcutta and I'd still want him to roast in whatever hell he claims to believe in.

His change won't change minds. He likely never did, but his pandering to stupidity brought validation and a common message to useful idiots who have then helped shape this worse-than-Bush political climate we're now stuck with.

He deserves a nasty form of mouth cancer.
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Once he hires liberals to work at The Blaze, mayyyybe I'll consider his "change" to be legit. Until then, it's all for show. Just a method for him to draw people's interest back to him.
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Didn't he just fire that Tomi Lahren last week because she stated that she supports a woman's right to choose?

Controversial Commentator Tomi Lahren Has Been Fired for Finally Being Logical

Yeah, he can stuff it.

ETA: He can't even deal with his own like-minded people having diverging opinions.

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Once he hires liberals to work at The Blaze, mayyyybe I'll consider his "change" to be legit.
He's just hired sex offender Bill O'Reilly.
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I don't think Beck is changing, but...

it occurs to me that you can't expect people to change if they know that no matter what, they'll still be ostracized for what they did wrong. Its hard enough to change without the hope that the change will have a positive result [not impossible, but...]
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He is just acting, like always. Though it may seem that he is smart enough to see what a shitshow the GOP currently is and that he is trying to distance himself from the immanent implosion.
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He's just hired sex offender Bill O'Reilly.
That makes sex (O'Reilly) and drugs (Beck). Now they just need to bring Nugent on board for the rock (in his head) and roll (in his ass).
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At least Roger Ailes is a changed man.
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