Saturday, April 23, 2011

Screwing with the establishment ~ By Robert Ringer

Clearly, the tea-party people have their work cut out for them. Every member of the House and Senate should be faced with a tea-party challenger in 2012 unless they vote to make a balanced-budget amendment a condition for raising the debt ceiling. That should start with John Boehner and Eric Cantor, who are nothing more than enablers in a 100-year game of creeping socialism.

With Glenn Beck leaving the scene, it's all the more important that tea-party candidates in the Michele Bachmann-Allen West-Jim DeMint-Mike Lee mold overwhelm the House and Senate in 2012. Then, even if an establishment type compromiser like Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee wins the presidency, when he puts his finger in the wind, he's likely to back the tea-party agenda on all major issues.

I say it's time for tea-party electees to get serious about screwing with the establishment!

Oh, but the title that Robert Ringer chose for this piece was so delicious! Rich! And for sure, it is time for another tea party in 2012!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that the Tea Party Movement was fading away. Uh, sorry, Harry old chap, but it seems to be a bloody good thing that you are only fooling yourself about the decline of the Tea Party Movement.

But as Robert points out, Glenn Beck illustrated the results of "screwing with the establishment," in a good way! During the time Glenn was on Fox News, he was able to educate a lot of people. Somebody must have been nervous about the truth getting out! Getting Glenn Beck "out of the way" by ending his Fox News slot will have unintended consequences for the very Establishment that thought he could be silenced. That is because Robert Ringer wrote the following:
But what has happened with Glenn Beck is much bigger than just the superficial story that he and Fox News are parting ways. It's a harsh reminder to the rest of us not to step out of line and screw with the establishment.
Or, is it a stark reminder that right now is the right time to screw with the establishment? Yes, for both the people that the Tea Party Movement elected, and for the movement not to quit screwing with the establishment. I'm just sayin'...

Screwing with the establishment

By Robert Ringer

April 22, 2011 ~ 1:00 am Eastern

© 2011

When I first wrote about the likelihood that Glenn Beck would be departing Fox News in a two-part article back on May 27 and 28, 2010, a lot of readers were surprised. After all, Beck had the highest–rated cable-television show in history in the 5 p.m. time slot.

In Part 2 of that article ("Glenn Beck's departure from Fox News"), I suggested four possible events that might trigger his departure. One of those four events was what I referred to as "The Godfather option," wherein I said that Barack Obama was well aware that time was against him because so many liberal Democrats were losing in primaries and special elections. I suggested that Obama might just "send the boys over to have a little chat with Rupert Murdoch and make him an offer he can't refuse."

Obviously, I didn't mean those words literally, but I did believe that Fox was getting so much heat about Beck from so many directions – even from some of its own shameless commentators and contributors – that it might decide it would be pragmatic to get him out of the Fox kitchen.

I don't believe it was a coincidence that Beck's announced departure came shortly after the riots began in Wisconsin and Egypt. Early on, Beck predicted that the rioting would spread throughout the Arab world and, as usual, he turned out to be right. He also linked Muslim extremists, communists and labor unions together in the Middle East riots, and he was right again. Truths like these make the establishment feel very uncomfortable.

In addition, Republican presidential candidates were preparing to throw their hats in the ring for 2012. The two front-running establishment candidates in the polls right now are Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee.

Neither of them have ever appeared on Beck's show, nor would they have been invited to appear in the future, even if one of them had won the Republican nomination. Beck has far too much principle to allow establishment charlatans on his show, and that has not gone down well with – you guessed it – establishment charlatans.

While Fox commentators (Judge Napolitano excluded) repeated the same superficial talking points on the same superficial news stories day in and day out, Beck zeroed in on the behind-the scenes ugly truths that are bringing down America – truths that no one else even bothered to mention.

This made the establishment guys very uneasy, which is why they were increasingly marginalizing him as a nut case, conspiracy theorist and radical.

In my March 18, 2011, article "The war on Glenn Beck," I explained the essence of Beck's problem at Fox: "… jealousy and the establishment have a way of Palinizing those who have the courage to take the road less traveled. So it's not surprising that rumors are now flying about Glenn Beck's ratings decline, his loss of major advertisers and his possible end-of-year departure from Fox News. The word is that the powers that be at Fox supposedly want Beck to put a more positive spin on his commentaries." (Translation: Fox wanted Beck to put more inside-the-Beltway talking points into his commentaries and cut back a bit on the kind of truths that frighten viewers.)


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1 comment:

  1. Or, maybe it is a reminder that we all have a "breaking point" ?? How many of us could withstand all of the "presure" from the "establishment?" Believe me, there are many ways for people to be coerced. For many people, the threat of losing their job could be enough to "silence" them.