Friday, July 9, 2010

GOP Rep. Inglis takes on Beck, Palin

Inglis takes on Beck, Palin

Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who lost his primary in part because he was openly critical of Glenn Beck and told his conservative constituents not to believe everything they hear on Fox, is letting loose now that he's not on the ballot.

Pointing a finger at Beck, Sarah Palin and such conservative figures, Inglis told AP:

“There were no death panels in the (healthcare) bill … and to encourage that kind of fear is just the lowest form of political leadership. It’s not leadership. It’s demagoguery,’’ said Inglis, one of three Republican incumbents who have lost their seats in Congress to primary and state party convention challengers this year.

Inglis said voters eventually will discover that you’re “preying on their fears’’ and turn away.

I think we have a lot of leaders that are following those (television and talk radio) personalities and not leading,’’ he said. “What it takes to lead is to say, ‘You know, that’s just not right.’’’

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