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Glenn Beck Embarks On Another ACORN Smear-a-thon, This Time With A Heavy Dose of Obama Conspiracy Theory

Reported by Ellen - June 20, 2009 -

Glenn Beck must still be feeling the sting of his epic fail at Wednesday night’s ACORN party. Last night (6/19/09), he ramped up the attacks on the party-goer he had smeared the night before, declared ACORN a socialist organization working to destroy, then recreate the American economy, and baselessly suggested that President Obama is actively involved in the conspiracy. With video.

Beck began the discussion by once again attacking ACORN party-goer Heather Booth whose only crime was to speak politely to ambush-reporter Griff Jenkins after being waylaid outside the party.

“So who is this woman?” Beck asked, with sinister implications. He enlisted the services of Matthew Vadum who, like Beck seems to have a special axe to grind against ACORN. Once again, there was nobody to defend Booth nor any voice to counter the inflammatory rhetoric coming from Beck and Vadum. Very fair and balanced - not!

Beck, with his customary exaggerated self-importance, went to a dry erase board with a diagram of a tree to “prove” that because Booth's husband had once been connected to the radical 60’s group SDS (and Bill Ayers, “Professor” Beck neatly threw in), that meant ACORN was “socialist nonsense” connected to violent revolution. For good measure, Beck threw in an attack on President Barack Obama: “Anybody who says, ‘Well, he just knows Bill Ayers; you know he was just a neighbor of Bill Ayers... He knows (his emphasis) all of these people.’” At the top of ACORN’s tree were, as Vadan put it, “the money men who shower ACORN with funds” such as George Soros, “the toxic mortgage king and queen, Herb and Marion Sandler,” Roseanne Barr, and Barbra Streisand.

“Remember... all socialist,” “Professor” Beck instructed. Then, turning to face the camera, he said pompously, “This is why this is important.” He sighed with exaggerated concern. And then moved in for the ultimate smear. “Barack Obama, we’ve never known who he is, right? He’s, he’s, he’s FDR, he’s JFK, he’s Lincoln. No, he’s not. No, he’s not. He’s a community organizer.” Beck’s voice rose melodramatically. “There are new acorns on the tree!” He started drawing. “My theory is that Barack Obama is building a country, almost software, it’s like the Matrix. It’s running on top of the software of the Constitution or the republic that we have. He’s got a new framework. There’s a new skeleton being built slowly but surely - and invisibly!”

“It’s a new, radical, left-wing political infrastructure,” Vadum added. “And so by creating these structures and funding them with tax dollars... you create a loyal army of followers. It’s also happens to be the Chicago way of graft and corruption.” He spoke condescendingly, perhaps hoping that if he acted self-important, maybe nobody would dare ask for any proof.

“Professor” Beck lectured again. “In the 1960’s, the idea was to create a structure... then collapse the economy of the United States, so that structure would be in place. 1960’s theory.” Mugging for the camera, he said sarcastically,”Sure that’s not what’s in anybody’s mind.”

“This is not some wild-eyed conspiracy theory,” Vadum added gravely.

Mind you, neither he nor Beck had offered a single fact to show that ACORN was socialist, revolutionary or in any way disreputable, much less show any connection between it and Obama or even Ms. Booth in 2009. But on a day when Beck’s sensitive widdle feewings were obviously still tender from the massive ego hit he took two nights before at the party, maybe smearing others with unproven conspiracy theories was his way of telling himself he's still a big man, after all.