Why am I so annoyed over that blasted letter Glenn Beck is promoting?
It is very simple.
I am sick and tired of third party yahoos denigrating the GOP and everyone in it. I am tired of watching people say vile and nasty things about good men and women who truly do not deserve the treatment these third party hacks are threatening.
The Republican Party has some very good elected officials, who are doing their very best to do what is right and honorable. Instead of constantly damning them, maybe we should be out there supporting them, and helping them instead of threatening to kick them out of office because they do not slobber around people like Glenn Beck. Frankly, if they did, I’d demand they be kicked out of the party.
Why all this worship of Beck? What’s wrong with questioning his sources? I’ve been blogging long enough to have a sixth sense when we’re dealing with pure BS. And – I think we are dealing with it here.
“…Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.”
Give me a break. This reads just like Beck. I have a right to think he wrote the letter. In fact, I’d not thought about Beck writing the letter until a friend mentioned it to me. He said it sounded like Beck wrote it.
Just show me the paper-trail for this woman. That’s all I’m asking. At least in the comments section of the Sonoran Alliance (linked below) there were several people asking the same question. The woman came up with facts and figures that only someone actively involved in the political scene would know.
The Pink Flamingo is being accused of being out of touch by not catching Glenn Beck’s dog and pony show featuring Janet Contreras. No, I did not watch it. I have a life. His show comes on around 3PM in New Mexico. Sorry, I was doing other things. I’ve also been accused of not watching the news. I watched O’Reilly, Hannity, and Greta last night. If what Beck is doing was so important – why not mention him?
I don’t plan my life around Glenn Beck. Frankly, I find him so over the top that I prefer to turn him “off” rather than inflict his doom and gloom upon Rumsfeld and the cats! As for the alligation that I do not “watch” Beck, I don’t sit there and worship every word that comes out of his mouth. I have FOX on during the day while I write. Sometimes I listen to what he is saying. Fact is, today I think his information about what could be a massive scam involving billions in US bearer bonds was very good – excellent, in fact.
Yesterday I did not keep up with his the end is near show because I was setting up my new MacBook Pro – 17 inch with 500g! I finally stumbled to bed around 3AM and was back up at 6AM because I couldn’t sleep. I’d lost 12 chapters of a novel I’m trying to finish. I couldn’t sleep, got back up and around 8AM finally found the missing chapters. Sorry, but if you are a writer and have lost 12 chapters of a book, that’s a heck of a lot more important that a disturbed FOX carny barker. I tried to get some sleep after that. By the time I finished errands, it was around 3:15 or so.
No, the information above is not necessary, except for several of the new Flopping Aces contributors who seem to think I’m out of my mind and not an accurate writer because I DARE think that something is not right about this story. If I am proven wrong, I will admit it. Right now I’m not going to surrender when it comes to the subject.
I think Glenn Beck is an emotionally disturbed hack who will do anything for a rating. He will also do anything to destroy the GOP. I do not like him. I do not trust him, and I fear the damage he is doing to our country. He’s like a carny barker selling snake oil. Good people are falling for it – good people.
He has an agenda that is contrary to the Republican Party. At least, unlike other non-GOP talking heads like Hannity he has the courage to admit he is a Libertarian. I don’t like constant dosages of “the sky is falling” and I am chicken little.
I am suspicious of anything he does.
Yesterday, I posted that I have my doubts about the Janet Contreras letter. I still do. After 4 years of dealing with people like Beck, I am suspicious of anyone who says anything contrary about the GOP who comes from Arizona. I still have my doubts, even though this Janet Contreras person has been “produced” by FOX.
Contreras claims to be a former life-long Democrat. If so, I can find no records of political donations. I’ve been challenged because I have stated that you should be able to “Google” a person and have some record of their life appear. I still stand by my theory. To prove it, I’ve Googled my nieces and nephew, Rachel Boulden, Laura Boulden, and Dustin Boulden. Laura is 19. She is the most difficult to track, but both Rachel and Dustin can be tracked. I tracked my uncle, Ed Froehlich, who is one of the top alligator experts. He’s not online, but I found him with a little effort. Doing a superficial Google, my two aunts are not readily popping up, but then they would have no reason. My father can be found. It took a minute, but I located my sister in Memphis.
I will reiterate – aside from the letter, it is difficult to find anything else out about this woman. I find rather fascinating that one of the things “she” discussed when appearing on Beck’s show is how she might be attacked. She also told Beck she was still a registered Republican.
When someone is as passionate as this woman claims to be, they have a tendency to be involved in politics. Where are her donations? Where is a record of having worked in either the Democrat or a Republican. Why don’t Arizona Repubicans who seem to be rather well organized and do an excellent job of networking know anything about her. Why aren’t they stumbling over themselves to recognize what she has done.
Beck thinks she is the next Joe the Plumber. Is she his creation? For someone who had no record of having written even a shopping list, this woman is quite good. Fact is, her letter looks like it is professional.
Does anyone know the real Janet Contreras? If she wrote the letter, great. If not, then Beck needs to be keel-hauled for it.
As typical, I’ve been accused of not being careful, and having my methods questioned. Sorry, but I smell a rat. Yes, it is a great letter. BUT – when someone is this passionate about things they must have been involved – somewhere.
I’ve checked the Arizona blog situation, going through 15 ACTIVE political blogs and web sites in Arizona. There is NOTHING about Contreras in any of them. Three are local AZ Teaparty sites. There is a link on the Cactus Alliance, but nothing about the woman. They link to the Sonoran Alliance, which is to date the ONLY reference I find to this woman in Arizona politics.
Now, look at the comments. NONE of these people know anything about the woman. I find that suspicious. Arizona has a very active conservative community. No one seems to have mention of this woman. Why?