On his radio show Monday, Glenn Beck hit back hard at Bill Kristol over comments Kristol made in a recent column.
"People like Bill Kristol ... I don't think they stand for anything anymore," said Beck. "All they stand for is power. They'll do anything to keep their little fiefdom together, and they'll do anything to keep the Republican power entrenched."
Beck was responding to a Weekly Standard column Kristol recently authored, which said:
When Glenn Beck rants about the caliphate taking over the Middle East from Morocco to the Philippines, and lists (invents?) the connections between caliphate-promoters and the American left, he brings to mind no one so much as Robert Welch and the John Birch Society. He's marginalizing himself, just as his predecessors did back in the early 1960s.
In my opinion, Beck and Kristol are both advocating reasonable positions. Kristol believes conservatives should back those seeking freedom in the streets, while Beck believes a revolution will most likely lead to Islamists gaining power. Neither of those are absurd opinions -- but they most certainly are emotional.
Beck and Kristol aren't the only conservatives feuding over Islam (and how conservatives should respond to today's challenges). A blog at RedState.com Monday also accused the American Conservative Union (ACU) -- the group sponsoring this week's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) -- of being involved with the Muslim Brotherhood.
In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among Politics Daily’s readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by PD’s Jeffrey Weiss – we are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and we are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, Nancy Pelosi, George W. Bush, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. Please read our Help and Feedback section for more info.