Glenn Beck moves about a thousand miles an hour and sports an 'idea per minute' ratio that few could rival. By the time the end of the year rolls around it's easy to lose track of all the ground that he covered during that year. That's what the next two weeks of the Glenn Beck email newsletter will do: count down the top Glenn moments of 2011. It was another fantastic year filled with huge changes, successes, ideas, inspiration and more. Follow each day until we reach the top Glenn Beck moment of 2011!Get #10,#9,#8, #7 & #6.
#5 Glenn vs. GOP Progressives
Glenn vs. Huckabee
One of the most erroneous complaints often written about Glenn Beck is that he's just a Republican hack repeating GOP talking points. If that were true, then Glenn Beck is the worst 'Republican hack' of all time because he's taken on the establishment GOP stronger than any conservative out there. Progressivism is the true political cancer that's eating away at America and it is spreading in both parties, Glenn argues. And the GOP establishment does not like it when they are called out on their progressive tendencies - case in point: Mike Huckabee. After Huckabee expressed support for Michelle Obama's progressive fight to control what kids eat, Glenn called Huckabee a progressive. Huckabee then made the fatal mistake of trying to play Media Matters for the day in a silly response to Glenn. A move the Huck-ster would soon regret as Glenn fired back and destroyed his progressive record. You can watch Glenn dismantle Huck HERE.
Glenn vs. Newt
Once ran out of Washington by his own party for being a complete and total disgrace, Newt Gingrich somehow managed to surge in the polls and at this moment finds himself in the lead. He was running away with it until the former speaker of the House did an interview with Glenn Beck. The interview was cordial and the former Speaker was unflappable as always, but Glenn peppered him with difficult questions concerning his past record and his tendency towards big government progressive ideas. Since the interview, a slew of prominent conservatives have denounced Newt, and people have started digging up more damaging audio from Newt's past. The one that sits the worst with Glenn? When Newt calls himself 'Wilsonian' (yeah, as in Woodrow Wilson- ouch) and the repeated claim that FDR was the best President of the 20th century. Over Ronald Reagan. NOT CONSERVATIVE. He's progressive. Once again Glenn nailed it.WATCH.