Glenn Beck went on a wild rant on his radio show today. He concluded that President Obama wants to appoint a Marxist judge to the Supreme Court, because Obama used the word compassion when talking about his potential Supreme Court pick. Beck said that the word compassion is Marxist code.
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
Beck went into red scare mode over what Obama said that he was looking for in a Supreme Court justice, “Barack Obama comes out says he wants somebody who lives in the real world, somebody who is compassionate, and somebody who understands social justice. That’s code language for Marxism..A progressive is enlightened. Marxism is at the barrel of a gun. That is the difference to these guys. Really? Yeah, you telling me that you are not doing things from a barrel of a gun, you’re going to have to. They are going to have to.”
This has to be one of the craziest things that I have ever heard. Let me ask you this? What would it matter if Obama did appoint a Marxist to the Supreme Court? As one of nine voters, what can a single justice accomplish alone? The notion that Obama is speaking in some sort of code that only liberals understand has been gaining popularity. Sen. Orrin Hatch referred to Obama speaking in code yesterday on ABC’s This Week.
However, Hatch’s version of the Obama code states that Obama is selecting a liberal activist judge, where as Beck thinks that Obama is launching a Marxist state by appointing a Supreme Court justice, which makes absolutely no sense.
Compassion is Marxist? Well I guess all of those Republicans who bought into George W. Bush’s compassionate conservatism were really endorsing Marxist conservatism, which is a term that makes no sense, but when it comes to Glenn Beck logic is optional.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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