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Bob Beckel: Liberals Created A Dependent Society With Welfare

We live in a world of “Gotcha Journalism” that greases its wheels with quotes like the one in this video.  That is why I’m going to try to share it responsibly.  Bob Beckel, the “resident Liberal” at Fox News, made a startling comment today on The Five.  When briefly discussing entitlements, he said that Liberals had made a “terrible mistake” with things like public housing and welfare, and that they had inadvertently created a “dependent society”.  Video is below.

As a conservative audience, I can see the temptation to jump on Beckel’s quote and exploit it for all it’s worth.  Here we have a Liberal stating point blank that their policies have not only failed, but he’s implying that damage has been done to society.  It’s a pretty damning and powerful statement.

Judging by the reaction I got when I shared this quote on Twitter, there is much to exploit in the video, but… I think there is another powerful statement when you consider the full context of things.  Try, if you can, to imagine this being said on any other network.  You definitely would not have a Liberal admit something like this on MSNBC.  And even a milquetoast network like CNN wouldn’t dare to make such a proclamation.  You only get lucid moments like this on Fox News, and it’s sad.  And I have to say “lucid moments”, because it’s not like Fox is that much above the fray.  They have plenty of partisan reporting on their part too.  It’s just that every now and then, someone has the courage or the ability to speak truthfully, and for that I thank them.

Bob definitely gave the Right Wing something to crow about with this quote, but I also think he gave us, as Americans, something to think about:  If we’re ever going to actually solve some of the problems in this nation, we’re going to have to admit the instances where our side is wrong.

And Progressives Thought G.W. Had Issues?

Progressives (aka Socialists) spent eight years finding small flubs in Bush’s speaking to illustrate how stupid Conservatives are. Bush wasn’t as much a Conservative as many of us would have hoped, but he certainly wasn’t as dense as these lefty losers .. and these morons are in Congress

Here, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) explains the dangers of adding any more troops to the island of Guam. He may very well be preventing the greatest island tragedy ever:

Now, one example a statistic does not make. So let’s listen to the astute Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) as she discusses the merits of North Vietnam or Korea or something.. hell I don’t know.. then again – she thought Neil Armstrong put a flag on Mars.

Now how would someone like Sheila Jackson Lee get elected?  Check out the Texas congressional district 18 map.  Think those lines were drawn to insure the election of an idiot?  Yup!

Texas House District 18