Robert Creamer's Book Is a Hit With Progressives

This is a rush transcript from "Glenn Beck," December 7, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GLENN BECK, HOST: I have been telling you for a while now, you got to watch the other hand with these people in Washington. Thank goodness, and Andrew Breitbart are always watching — as are we.

Andrew called me yesterday and alerted me to this story. It just broke about — well, five minutes ago, I mean, five after the hour, we started reporting. Start your watches: See when the mainstream media actually covers this story.

The rest of the world is paying attention to the White House dinner crashers, right? The woman in the red dress. The journalists apparently didn't feel it necessary to comb through the rest of the guest list. If they did, perhaps they would have noticed the convicted felon who was on the list.

I just told you about that felon, Robert Creamer.

I showed you his beliefs. He's a — he's a disciple of the radical Saul Alinsky. And that's not me saying it, that's him saying here in his book that he wrote in prison right here.

And Obama seems to be following the guidelines of this book. It's hard to get this book. Yes, it's difficult. I think all the copies are at the White House.

Now, some will say, well, that's just a coincidence. Like I've said, really?

So, let's do a journalist's job for them once again — since they're not doing it — and report on Creamer's history. See if any of this sounds familiar. Let's start with the convicted felon part.

First of all, he was a lobbyist, executive director for Illinois Public Action Fund. Yes, it's great. It's kind of like ACORN.

He was later indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud in excess of $2 million. It is kinda like ACORN, isn't it?

He pleaded guilty of one count of failure to collect withholding tax and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds.

In 2006, he was sentenced and served a year and a half in federal prison and house arrest. Got it? Yet another progressive who dedicates their life to forcing higher taxes on the people and then avoids paying them. Of course, he's at the White House! And then a guy with such values and morals and that he has no problem completely ripping off the non-profit entity that he's working for.

After jail, he went right back to work though for the progressive cause, working for the little people, i.e., the people he was stealing from.

Was he shunned by his peers? No, quite the opposite. His consulting firm, Strategic Consulting Group, is on the rise and boasts an impressive roster of clients. Oh, you may have heard some of these names before: the AFL-CIO, the United Steelworkers Union of America, ACORN and, say it with me, SEIU.

Isn't it weird? I mean, these were all the people trying to create jobs just last week at the jobs summit. I wonder if he knew.

The book this guy wrote while on — as he calls it — "forced sabbatical," I call it prison, he says, you know, he writes this and hasn't been mocked by other progressives. No, no, no — it's been endorsed.

And let me give you some of the few glowing reviews. First of all, from Andy Stern — surprise, surprise — SEIU. He says the book will "hopefully inspire more people to act," or write in prison, maybe.

Then there's John Podesta. Hey, isn't this the guy who — yes, I think, Van Jones now works for John Podesta, Center of American Progress. He says the book is just "straight-up shot in the arm for progressives."

Then there's the founder of, who says it's an "inspirational and serious tool" for the progressive agenda.

Arianna Huffington says the book will help "return America to its progressive roots."

The member of the Congressional Black Caucus, we've got — or the progressive caucus — Congressman John Lewis. He says the book will help "create our society's next historical movement."

Then there is a member of the U.S. Subcommittee on Health, Congressman Lloyd Doggett. He says, "this book is a blueprint for victory." Uh-uh.

And last but not least, our very — our very good friend on this program, a long-time friend and top Obama adviser, David Axelrod. It's weird because he says almost the same thing the congressman just said. He says the book is "a blueprint for future victories."

David Axelrod, the prison plan is a blueprint? The one that seems to be using — the one that has all of the things that the White House has been doing to scare people into health care?

Still believe in coincidences? Yes. I didn't think so.

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