Ann Coulter is out there doing interviews in which she's touting Mitt Romney as a conservative. She may be right, of course. But RomneyCare and past support for state-funded abortions and strict gun control* sure don't lend themselves as support for such a notion. She tells us that the Romney of that day is not the Romney of today.
Didn't we hear the same thing about Obama not long ago? That the leftist Bill Ayres/Jeremiah Wright sycophant of previous years wasn't the saint that Mr. Wonderful had become by 2008? Now that he's been elected ...
But this post isn't about Coulter or Romney or Obama. It's about Glenn Beck. And his Coulter-like need to make something of a candidate that doesn't appear to be there. And, in doing so, trashing us for being us.
Question: Did Beck actually say this? And did he mean it the way it came across?
Glenn Beck: The Tea Party Supporting Gingrich Over Obama ‘Must Be About Race’
Really, Glenn? Really?
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I listened to Beck's interview of Newt Gingrich on his radio show the other day. Unlike William A. Jacobson, I thought Beck got the best of him and that Newt came across as being ... less than conservative in the past - which was Beck's intention. But a "progressive"? Seems to be a gross stretch. For every "progressive" pronouncement that Gingrich has made in the past, he's also been out there promoting conservative positions. That's why it's so difficult to get my brain around the man.
That aside, why did Glenn Beck feel the need to attack me? What did I do?
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* Said Romney in a gubernatorial debate back when his target voter was of a different breed: “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.”