Think of this clip as Glenn Beck's latter-day "Greatest Hits"
compilation. Sure, it may not be his strongest album, but it's got some
choice singles on there and the whole enterprise moves at a brisk pace.
Here's the checklist: Apocalyptic predictions? Yup. Explicit references
to the White House's Socialist/Marxist agenda? Of course. Obligatory
insults against The New York Times? Had to happen. Cheap shots directed
at the First Lady's obesity-fighting program? Why not. And incredible
visual gag to top it off (at least it's not marionettes this time)? Certainly.
course, most of these items could be found in any Beck telecast. What
differentiates this one is the blistering speed with which he dispenses
these familiar themes--and the fact that he chooses to illustrate the
federal budget using hundreds of fully-loaded Primanti Bros. sandwiches.
Here's a sampling from right after he makes his point about budget
cuts with the sandwich display: "Again I apologize to Michelle Obama--I
should have warned you that tasty food was about to be shown. Think
happy thoughts: Tofu, redistribution of wealth, Harry Winston earrings,
Marxism or whatever works for you."
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