31 March 2010

That's No Extremist; That's My Accountant!*

During the week of 22 March 2010 (I think it was Tuesday the 23rd), Glenn Beck tried to explain on his television show why the radicals in and around the Obama administration--including their accomplices in the media--are trying to label the Tea Party supporters as extremists. He had a diagram something like this:

Johnson and Nixon Pictures?

American Family Picture

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Collectivist Radicals' Pictures

Beck explained that during the radicals' youth in the 1960s and '70s, they felt the sting of ridicule because they were separated from mainstream America by their radical beliefs and actions. They perceived the people at the top as having sway over America, rather than their "superior" ideas ruling the day, because they were being marginalized.

Beck then took down "The Man's" pictures (as he called them), and put the radicals at the top, so it looked somewhat like this:

Collectivist Radicals' Pictures

American Family Picture

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Tea Party Pictures

Beck explained that this is what the radicals are attempting to do by claiming the Tea Party folks are extremists, racists, violent usurpers, etc. But guess what? 

IT WON'T WORK! 

Why? Because I believe most of America sees the picture more like this:

Collectivist Radicals

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American Family

Tea Party


*With apologies to Michael Graham, author of "That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom".