Glenn Beck: Progressivism Is 'Cancer' of America

He also criticizes Republicans in his speech to conservatives
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2010 6:51 PM CST
Glenn Beck: Progressivism Is 'Cancer' of America
Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Glenn Beck delivered the keynote address at CPAC this evening with a well-received broadside against progressivism, which he described as.a "cancer" of society that must be eliminated. But he didn't let Republicans off the hook. "It's not enough just to not suck as much of the other side," he said, declaring himself "tired" of both parties. One "will tax and spend; one party won't tax but will spend."

Referencing his own past drinking problems, he said he's still waiting for the GOP to have a "come to Jesus" moment and admit its mistakes. “Hello, my name is the Republican Party and I have a problem,” he said. “I’m addicted to spending and big government.” Beck paid homage to conservatives, who believe that people who find happiness "shouldn't be demonized or penalized by it," reports the New York Times. "I'm not going to pay for your mistakes and I don’t expect you to pay for my mistakes."
(More CPAC stories.)

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