Grid­lock is good

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“Let me say right off that I be­lieve Glenn Beck might just be the most nat­u­rally tal­ented television com­men­ta­tor of our time. He’s bright, glib and hu­mor­ous. He’s also gra­cious and po­lite (even to lib­er­als) and pays no heed to the PC virus. [. . .]

“But, alas, even Glenn Beck isn’t per­fect. [. . .] The faux pas that both­ers me most — one that he re­peats all too of­ten — is: ‘What I want to know is, when are th­ese guys (in Congress) go­ing to stop bick­er­ing and ac­tu­ally “get some­thing done”?’

“Lib­er­tar­i­an­mes­sage­toGlenn:No, no, no! Stop think­ing that it’s a good thing if gov­ern­ment ac­tu­ally does some­thing. Gov­ern­ment ac­tion has brough­tusSo­cialSe­cu­rity,Medi­care, the U.S. De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion, stu­dent loan pro­grams, af­fir­ma­tive ac­tio­nan­de­v­erykind­o­fob­sce­newel­fare pro­gram imag­in­able. [. . .]

“So, Glenn, my su­perbly tal­ented friend, re­mem­ber this well: The only good gov­ern­ment is a grid­locked gov­ern­ment. Now that you have a nightly fo­rum, please be care­ful what you wish for, or you may just get it — for all of us.”

Robert Ringer, writ­ing on “Mes­sage to Glenn Beck,” Dec. 7 in World­Net­Daily at­net­

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