Fox News host Glenn Beck has been a central target of liberals — they’ve even pushed to have advertisers boycott his show for allegedly racist comments he made last year. But now he’s getting it from the right. Specifically: Rush Limbaugh.
The Associated Press noted that in Beck’s CPAC keynote address, “The conservative commentator [Beck] drew cheers from conservative activists Saturday night in a speech that implored Republicans to renounce profligate ways in Washington, let big banks fail and honor true conservative principles.”
Beck said the GOP should confess to its spending problem the way Tiger Woods admitted to having a problem with women.
Limbaugh’s response was gentler than he’s shown himself to be in the past, but a rare and surefire pushback against the Fox host.
“I would not have said that the only people who can stop Obama should be excoriated for being just as bad,” he said according to Mediaite. “It would never occur to me to say that. I don’t know what the objective would be.”
Limbaugh usually doesn’t hold back on his criticisms of others, but chose his words carefully when pushing back against the conservative lightning rod and Fox host whose popularity has surged in the last year.
Unlike Beck, who has delivered scathing critiques of Republicans in the past, Limbaugh generally operates closer to party lines.
“I feel liberated,” Limbaugh said after Democrats won control of Congress in 2006. “I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don’t think deserve having their water carried.”
Mark Levin, also a popular conservative radio host, issued Beck a similar warning for criticizing the GOP. “Stop dividing us,” he said. “Republicans deserve reinforcements.”
While Beck has in recent months lambasted the Wall Street bailout as an example of the GOP’s spendthrift ways, he repeatedly defended the policy immediately after the 2008 collapse when President Bush first implemented it.
“I think the bailout is the right thing to do,” Beck said on his Fox show days after the meltdown. He echoed the same stance at a later day.
The following video is from Limbaugh’s radio show, snipped by Mediaite.
WATCH: Katie Porter explains to constituents why her conscience demands support for Trump impeachment inquiry
Congresswoman Katie Porter, in a video posted on social media Monday night, shared with residents of her purple California district why she is joining dozens of other Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."
Bernie Sanders calls fact that minimum wage worker cannot afford 2-bedroom apartment in any US state ‘a national disgrace’
For a decade, U.S. lawmakers have kept the federal minimum wage at a level which increasingly leaves workers unable to afford housing.
That's according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The group's 30th annual study of housing affordability found that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25—which is unchanged since 2009—cannot afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment in any state, metropolitan area, or county in the United States.
There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West
This is an important year in Chinese history. It marks the anniversaries of two political movements involving students and scholars: the May Fourth Movement and the Tiananmen Square protests – known in China as the June Fourth Incident.
The May Fourth Movement of 1919 challenged traditional Chinese values and authorities and demanded freedom of speech and democracy. Seventy years later – and 40 years after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had taken power – students, scholars, and other citizens mobilised again in defence of freedom of speech, human rights, and democratic values. But on June 4 1989, the CCP brutally crushed their movement. The crackdown created a legacy of heavily censored wrongs that cannot be righted while the current system lasts.