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Fox News Liberal Bob Beckel: Government Social Programs 'Bred Generations Of Dependent People'

This is the guy they pretend is a Democrat?
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Fox News' cable TV sitcom called "The Five," led off their show today by discussing an AP poll on the lack of trust Americans have in their government.

Americans lack confidence in the government's ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to the latest Associated Press-GfK poll.

Dana Perino started off the segment by listing all the ways Americans are possibly unhappy with government. She then passed on to the supposed liberal on the panel Bob Beckel, who conflated trust issues in the government protecting our safety with social programs that have turned millions of of people into moochers.

Beckel has a well documented history of saying the stupidest things imaginable that would never be made by a liberal and in this segment highlights his right wing tendencies to all Fox viewers by backing up Mitt Romney's claims that our social safety nets have turned generations of Americans into deadbeats and moochers.

Beckel: ... eroding of the trust in gov't began in the Johnson years, Vietnam had a lot to do with it. Nixon, obviously with Watergate.....let's remember that Roosevelt started a lot of programs. Johnson did the great Society, and this is a liberal talking, I've said this here many times, they were all well intentioned, but we bred generations of dependent people.

I wonder if Bob is trying to reach the Bill O'Reilly demographic by uttering this nonsense. maybe his contract is coming up.

The median age for Mr. O’Reilly’s audience reached a new high, 72.1. And less than 15 percent of his audience fell within the 25-54 group.

One thing is for sure, a real liberal/progressive would never say that our social programs have created generations of dependent people because a) it's not true and b) it's not true.

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