Beck: 'Be Afraid' of Obama's 'Socialist Wonderland'
Sees hybrid of 'France and Venezuela'
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 21, 2009 8:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Glenn Beck outdid himself yesterday with a high-strung rant about health care reform. He told his viewers to “be afraid” because Obama is “remaking” America “into a place that’s a whole lot crappier. Kind of a hybrid between France and Venezuela.” He then cackled like a witch to mock Nancy Pelosi, decrying her plan to tax millionaires like, well, Glenn Beck.

He also mocked Obama’s promises to pay for health care with government savings. “The government and savings,” he marveled. “Yeah, like baseball, apple pie, and big Mexican hats. They don’t go together!” Obama, he said, was “taking the beacon of freedom and turning it into an apologetic, hey, what can you do for me, wannabe European, spread the wealth, socialist wonderland.”

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Jul 22, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
He's just too girly for me. His squeal would drown out Ned Beatty's in "Deliverance"...
Jul 22, 2009 5:14 AM CDT
"Kind of a hybrid between France and Venezuela" verses Beck's preference of a kind of hybrid between oligarchical Russia and theocratic Iran.
Jul 22, 2009 1:29 AM CDT
I've live all my working/middle class life in this system and I know a woman who waited not one year for knee surgery but five until her employer provided insurer changed to one that allowed her to see a specialist. And I know a woman who correctly guessed she had cancer but chose to not have it confirmed by a doctor because she couldn't afford the treatment. She died of course but that meant other cancer patients a shorter wait to see the doctor. Both systems have downsides but in Canada the downside is spread across society mostly evenly while in the US the upper class rarely sees the downside because it is usually passed to other classes.