Glenn Beck Is Sounding Quite A Bit Like Democrats
Don’t misunderstand: I like Glenn Beck, and will continue to listen in the a.m. Which I’ll do in about an hour when I head to the gym. His preaching does get a bit tiresome to me. This, though, is off the hook
I don’t think we’re going to be able to solve anything if we don’t stop yelling at each other and if we don’t stop accusing each other of hatred and racism. I really fear that we are on the edge of losing our country through this division if we don’t find ways to say, look, we all love the children, we all feel the same way…
There are a lot of people that are very upset because they think I’m going to be encouraging people to come here and that’s not true. It’s evil what’s happening to the children all the way around and then to have them being used for political purposes. I don’t care if it’s the left or the right that’s doing it. It is wrong, it is shameful, it’s un-American and it’s not the Christian thing to do.
Video of this is available at both the above link at Hot Air, where Allahpundit notes
One point I haven’t seen addressed in the hubbub over his charity effort is whether he’s planning the upcoming shipment of supplies as a one-time show of goodwill or as an ongoing mission of mercy to the border, with shipments at regular intervals. If it’s the latter, I hope he knows what he’s getting into. Anecdotal reports suggest there are a lot of kids who’ll soon be needing teddy bears and soccer balls.
Allahpundit notes what Ruben Navarrette has to say about the kids coming
My sources tell me that it is well-known that in the Rio Grande Valley, there are tens or even hundreds of thousands of people from Central America – mostly women and children – in northern Mexico right now, waiting for their chance to cross into the United States.
We should stop looking for an endpoint. This story has no end in sight.
Beck is entitled to his opinion, but to plat the un-American and un-Christian card is below pathetic. He has a good heart, and I applaud him for providing relief for the kids. It should also be noted that Beck has specifically stated multiple times (I’ve heard him say it live multiple times) that the kids should be repatriated, and we need to deal with the conditions that cause the children to come. The very fact is that this is a political issue, whether he wants it to be or not. It is not un-American nor un-Christian. But, it does sound much like something Democrats would say. A smattering of headlines
- CNN’s Cuomo Grills AZ Sheriff: How Does ‘Villainizing These Kids’ Help Border Crisis?
- Stewart Rips GOP Panic over Illegal Immigrant ‘Kidsplosion’
- Could Border Bill Open Door for Senate’s Amnesty Package?
- House Dems Push Amnesty on Twitter: America’s ‘Doors Are Open’
- D’Souza: Obama Wants Border Chaos, Can ‘Prey’ on the American People’s Guilt
Beck is creating the same kind of guilt. Again, I applaud him for putting his conscience on the line, but he might be better served by no insulting people. Oh, and taking care of the illegals across the border as the tens of thousands line up in Mexico for a shot at being undocumented in America on their way to being entitled. Beck should consider that his smears are, in fact, political themselves. And people who throw stones…