Beck: Obama Surrounds Himself with Radicals to Lead “Silent Revolution”

2009 September 1
by bc3b

Here is video of Glenn Beck’s opening segment today (yesterday) where he said the reason President Obama has surrounded himself with radicals like Van Jones is because they are leading a “silent revolution” to remake America in their own left-wing image.

Beck covers again the background of Obama’s “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones, and also touched on the possibility of Obama being able to seize control of the internet in a “state of crisis or emergency.”

Here’s the full article with the video.

Eric Holder, the Emanuel Brothers, Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, John Holdren and dozens of other far-left nut-jobs we are not even aware of.

Hat tip: Freedom’s Lighthouse

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  1. 2009 September 1 6:20 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Noted in passing — Drudge says Prez approval now at 45% but quotes no source. Raz has Obammy at -11 again.

    Maybe the O should stay at the Vineyard more often. It certainly hasn’t helped his numbers any!

  2. 2009 September 1 6:35 am
    bc3b permalink

    It Rasmussen. Zero’s overall approval is 45%, down 1% from yesterday.

    Click on (see trends).

  3. 2009 September 1 6:52 am
    INC permalink

    NewsReal Blog has had numerous posts on the radicals in the WH:

    It’s No Accident That So Many Radicals Like Van Jones Surround President Obama

    “The most transparent White House in the history of the world still hasn’t answered the questions we asked last week,” said Glenn Beck sarcastically on his TV show. “You know, tough questions like: ‘Why does the president have so many Marxists, socialists, radicals and self-proclaimed communists advising him?’”

    “This isn’t an accident,” Beck said. “Obama’s radical advisers are there for a reason: They’re fighting a revolution — just not the kind with the tri-cornered hats.”…

    Alinsky urged revolutionaries to conceal the extremism of their objectives and to use deception to pass themselves off as moderates.

    A mere four years ago in an interview, Jones described himself as a revolutionary who had reconciled himself to the need to use better, less openly confrontational tactics. He hasn’t changed.

  4. 2009 September 1 7:20 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    O/T- Below is just one more example of the moral decline in our culture.

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – In Kansas, Carrie Nation battled booze by smashing up saloons, the state school board once approved science guidelines questioning evolution and anti-abortion leaders have made their stiffest stands – all burnishing the state’s conservative credentials.

    Now, Kansas is poised for an unlikely distinction: It’s about to get into the casino business, not merely by blessing gambling and taxing the profits but by becoming the legal owner of the casinos themselves.

  5. 2009 September 1 7:27 am
    knova permalink

    Tim – Are you saying that we should go back to Prohibition? Gambling is as old as civilization, although the state should not be in that or any other business. Lotteries and of gambling venues (along with cigarette taxes) are among the most regressive in that they are imposed primarily by the poor.

  6. 2009 September 1 7:33 am

    How awesome is Beck?!?!?!?!?!?

    What a great pick up for FOXNEWS. Only the KOS plants dislike him.

  7. 2009 September 1 7:33 am

    by Dave Andrusko
    I am so ancient that I was there when the plaster was still hardening. I was in college when the myth of Camelot and President John F. Kennedy was created from the charisma of the young White House couple and their extended family.

  8. 2009 September 1 7:35 am
    BCL permalink

    Lotteries and of gambling venues (along with cigarette taxes) are among the most regressive in that they are imposed primarily by the poor.

    They are imposed on everybody.

    Perhaps “the poor” are most affected, but they can easily remedy that: don’t smoke or gamble.

  9. 2009 September 1 7:36 am
    conservativetony permalink


    Have you seen any new poll numbers regarding Obama’s favorable/unfavorables? I’m talking his personal numbers, not his numbers as president.

  10. 2009 September 1 7:36 am
    INC permalink

    Beck is doing a great service for our country.

    I don’t think using TK will work. Outside of MA and the usual liberal circles, he was not revered.

  11. 2009 September 1 7:38 am
    justrand permalink

    Astroturf 101…being taught by an HCAN organizer! Hattip Instapundit and Gateway Pundit:


  12. 2009 September 1 7:40 am

    Great video!!!

    45% !!!!!!!!!

    drip drip drip …

  13. 2009 September 1 7:42 am
    knova permalink

    9 – BCL – Perhaps I should have worded that better. Perhaps that the poor and uneducated smoke more and buy lottery tickets is simply their way of contributing to the tax base.

  14. 2009 September 1 7:49 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Take a LOOK at the patriot Obama and Holder want to destroy:

    [Kent Clizbe ]

    In contrast, where was Eric Holder? Before leaving President Clinton’s employ, he orchestrated the pardons of several Puerto Rican separatist terrorists. Then in 2003, as a partner in the Washington law firm of Covington & Burling, Holder’s client, Chiquita Brands, admitted paying to support terrorist death squads in Colombia and paid a $25 million fine. During the time my friends worked to disrupt and destroy terrorist networks threatening America, Holder’s firm represented — for free — 16 terrorist detainees at Guantanamo.

    Has he made any personal or professional sacrifices since his country was attacked in 2001? If he has, it is difficult to find them. When the special prosecutor comes calling, maybe someone from Covington & Burling can represent my colleagues for free, like they did for Lakhdar Boumedienne and 10 other terrorists in Gitmo.

    The Holder/Obama Global War on the CIA (GWCIA) has only just begun, as it debuted with “grisly revelations” of revving drills, gunshots in the next cell, and threats against a terrorist’s children. The GWOT is not for the faint of heart, nor the queasy. No war ever has been. There may be slight improprieties stashed in the CIA’s closets, but the liberal-appeasing GWCIA is foolhardy and dangerous.

    H/T Newsmax

  15. 2009 September 1 7:50 am
    BCL permalink

    “Zogby Interactive: Loss of Democrats’ Support Helps Bring Obama Job Approval Down to 42%”

    knova, that’s a little bit better.

  16. 2009 September 1 7:56 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Zogby interactive? Interactive with whom? Nevermind, I’m venting.

    How low will it go? That number will tell us the lowest number he can expect in his re-election bid. Basically, 42% of the population are still drinking the kool-aid.

  17. 2009 September 1 7:58 am
    JustMary permalink

    It is a sad cycle for the affected poor. Stressed because they have no money, so they smoke and drink. But they would have more money if they didn’t smoke and drink. They get desperate and buy lotto tickets thinking that is the only way to change their circumstances. If they took their alcohol/cig/gambling cash and saved it, they would be more capable of changing their circumstances, but thinking of this is stressful……so they drink, etc

    Writing this reminded me of a bible verse:

    Proverbs 23:21- For drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags

  18. 2009 September 1 8:01 am
    bc3b permalink

    CT –

    If you want Rasmussen favorables/unfavorables, click on the link in #2. That takes you to Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking. Then click on see trends. It shows you Zero’s daily favorability since election day.

  19. 2009 September 1 8:04 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I have a great deal of concern about a political entity running a casino. Has all the trappings for being a fountainhead of corruption.

    As to gambling itself, I have no qualms. If you just treat it as another form of entertainment, set a limit, and have fun. When I resided in Philly we used to go to Atlantic city 3-4 times a year. Lose/draw/win we never wagered a lot. When we won, we spent it in the hotel. They would usually comp the room as they were getting their money back. Pretty much a free weekend except for the gas.

  20. 2009 September 1 8:05 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Just daydreaming. . . . . . .


  21. 2009 September 1 8:09 am
    drdog09 permalink

    What?! No Palin-Cheney ticket?

    “B@#$^%s DO Washington” would make a perfect campaign slogan. Well on second thought….

  22. 2009 September 1 8:11 am
    bc3b permalink

    CT –

    Those are the the three people (along with DeMint) that are taking it to Obama, alerting the citizenry and carrying the conservative cause. Have you heard anything of Mitt lately? He appears to be MIA.

  23. 2009 September 1 8:11 am
    conservativetony permalink


    I think those numbres show is presidential approval numbers. I’m looking for his personal numbefs–unless I’m missed them.

    I have to think his personal numbers are still in the 70% range. After all, it is illegal to dislike him.

  24. 2009 September 1 8:12 am
    JustMary permalink

    I have a great deal of concern about a political entity running a casino. Has all the trappings for being a fountainhead of corruption.

    And we certainly wouldn’t want to taint our otherwise saintly politicians with corruption! heh


  25. 2009 September 1 8:17 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Tim – Are you saying that we should go back to Prohibition?- Knova

    No, I never said that. I certainly do not believe THE STATE should own and operate casinos. My point was, that it was another example of the moral decline in our culture. Every day we see things that 10 or 20 years ago would not be acceptable socially/culturally. We used to be a predominately Christian nation.

    Here are 2 examples that I often use regarding how our culture has degraded:
    1- 30-40 years ago Nelson Rockefeller did not feel he could run for President because he was DIVORCED. From there we reach a President that gets a blow job in the oval office and gets RE-ELECTED.
    2- When the movie ” Gone with the Wind” came out in the 30’s or 40’s it was scandalous that Rhett Butler used the word “damn”. Today use the F word is as common as can be with no raised eyebrows at all. Consider what lyrics are in gansta rap and in Hollywood movies today compared to say the 1950’s.

    Am I saying that Government CAN or should legislate morality ? No. All I am saying is that as a nation we have declined significantly in our standards os moarality.

  26. 2009 September 1 8:18 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    McCarthy, are you Jones ?

  27. 2009 September 1 8:20 am

  28. 2009 September 1 8:26 am
    justrand permalink

    speaking of polls…ABC and NBC have not released any polling information in the last 10 days. ABC loves that 57% approval hanging out there from AUGUST 18…and thus seems reluctant to release any new results.

  29. 2009 September 1 8:27 am
    justrand permalink

    IP, I couldn’t get the video to load 🙁

  30. 2009 September 1 8:29 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    IP- funny video, thanks for the laugh ! 🙂

  31. 2009 September 1 8:43 am
    janzam permalink

    Rasmussen came out with a “broader picture” of Obama’s decline — doing a month-by-month graph of his “Approval Index” number. Below this one is another graph showing his month-by-month job approval. It shows this summer to be one of discontent for the man.

    Rasmussen Poll Link

  32. 2009 September 1 8:44 am
    aureliusx permalink

    get the word out– email these things about Communist Van and others around, help them go viral. Send to not just the converted— don’t preach to the choir– send to squishy independents you may know.

    Ahh, the mysteries of the “independent” mind. That deserves a whole thread of its own. We have to understand them– not be like them, just understand them.

    I think there are two operative principles for the independent:
    1) They vote based on feelings not thoughts. They vote for the candidate who makes them viscerally feel good. And not for the one that makes them feel viscerally bad. Completely independent of policy. Hence the same country can elect Reagan and Obama.
    2) They do what they’re told. This one is hard for us without controlling the media as the left does– but points to the importance of friends, family, church groups, and combating misinformation.

  33. 2009 September 1 8:46 am


    Which Michelle? Malkin or Bachmann? I’ll take both!!

  34. 2009 September 1 8:49 am
    bc3b permalink

    TC –

    As best as I know, when they mention personal numbers, they are talking about the numbers Rasmussen posts daily approval/disapproval (as opposed to issues he is promoting – ObamaCare, Cap and Trade, etc.). Until recently Obama’s approval rating had been considerably higher than the rating of issues he champions. I don’t think there’s a queswtion like “Would you like to attend a White Sox game with Barack?”

    I would ’cause the Sox suck and I enjoy seeing them get their butts kicked.

  35. 2009 September 1 8:49 am
    janzam permalink

    Sharp aka Tim

    I agree with your comments about the culture changing and degrading over time.

    Basically we have become desensitized to actions, habits, events that once were out-of step with what was acceptable behavior. And, as people pushed the envelop of grossness and selfishness, it has, instead, become “cool” and simply NBD —> No Big Deal!

  36. 2009 September 1 8:49 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Someone once said ” you are known by the company you keep” The people that have influenced Obama and the people he has appointed to his Czar positions and cabinet positions speak volumes about who Obama is. He is a far left marxist/statist. He campaigned as a moderate centrist but the mask is off.

  37. 2009 September 1 8:51 am

    Hi Sharp!

    Long time no hear. LOL

  38. 2009 September 1 8:52 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Unfortunatly, the majority of people that I know that voted for Obama, still support him. Most of these people do not follow politics very closely at all.

  39. 2009 September 1 8:54 am
    aureliusx permalink

    new unintentionally hilarious quote from David Brooks (apropos of yahoo’s thread last night)

    ” The president’s challenge now is to halt the slide. That doesn’t mean giving up his goals. It means he has to align his proposals to the values of the political center: fiscal responsibility, individual choice and decentralized authority.

    Events have pushed Barack Obama off to the left. Time to rebalance. ”

    How can someone like Brooks get to be that age, in that position, and be so mindnumbingly stupid? “Events” have “pushed” Obama to the left? Are you kidding me? When everything he has ever said or done has been explicitly clear that he wants to push the country much farther left than even this?

    Here’s a vote, Galters: Is Brooks:

    A) Mindnumbingly stupid
    B) Blinded by his imagined bromance with Obama
    C) A not-so-secret flaming liberal who is intentionally playing a different role just to misdirect the right?

  40. 2009 September 1 9:00 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    I vote C

  41. 2009 September 1 9:03 am
    conservativetony permalink

    Sharp: I am not Jones

    EPH: I had forgotten about Bachmann, so add Michelle-Michelle to the list.

    With M & M as POTUS/VPOTUS and Palin as energy chief, Liz as Sec State, Beck as spokesman, I would be on top of the world.

  42. 2009 September 1 9:05 am
    janzam permalink


    I disagree with your analysis of independents.

    The ones I know and talk with are on a different political gradient than the left or the right. Their political make-up is a “blend” of political ideology making them compatible with both sides of fence — it all depends on which end is pushing what buttons.

    For instance, Independents I know were tired of the war, saw Bush as inept and secretive, were socially less fixed on ideas like abortion, and viewed Obama as a fresh new face who could lead us out of 8 years of republican/democratic conflict. None of them saw Obama as a “threat,” per se, but more as a dalliance with a new age of politics.

    What is turning them off to Obama is that he has moved out of the “fresh face image” and into the arena of extremism. They now view him as a potential threat, economically as well as someone who is abusively trying to take down this country, by undoing one right after another.

    Independents, consequently, are now changing their place on the political continuum and rolling towards the right side of the political spectrum, in droves!

  43. 2009 September 1 9:16 am
    janzam permalink

    I have never seen Brooks as a “Republican,” but rather as an Independent. So, some of his rhetoric is going to sound more like a Democrat while other times he comes across as being more Conservative.

    I think, though, Brooks genuinely was intrigued by Obama when Obama rose to power so fast. As a journalist he was curious to see what made Obama tick, and I don’t think he saw him in terms of someone with evil, malicious intentions.

    Going into this with more of a neutral opinion, it will take more time for someone like Brooks to unwind his spool of thought and begin to see the raw data on Obama for what it is —> harmful to the health of this country.

    In the meantime, Brooks is still looking to prop Obama up with some of his “journalistic advice,” …..driving others crazy!

  44. 2009 September 1 9:33 am
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    Brooks is center/left which for the NYT makes him a CONSERVATIVE.

  45. 2009 September 1 9:39 am
    janzam permalink


    you said it “short, sweet and right” about Brooks being center left = conservaive by NYT standards.

  46. 2009 September 1 3:48 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    How can someone like Brooks get to be that age, in that position, and be so mindnumbingly stupid? “Events” have “pushed” Obama to the left? Are you kidding me? When everything he has ever said or done has been explicitly clear that he wants to push the country much farther left than even this? — aureliusx

    Brooks is one of those brownstone center-left types who has never met a govt program he hated. That coupled with the fact that the closest he ever got to cruising the heartland was brunching at a swanky restraunt in Chicago. In another day and time the word for it was ‘sheltered’.

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