Since the Beck & Palin crowd seems too high on jingoism and too punch drunk from chest thumping to form anything like a clear sentence, allow me to help.
1. The Economy
Yes, the simultaneously bailouts of Wall Street and the auto industry, coupled with a national health care initiative that included a "public option" may have seemed like "Change We Can't Handle." And some got the idea that the Federal Government was using a moment of global economic weakness to nationalize the banking, auto, nd health care industries. If you were already looking for a moment to leap out and holler, "Aha! Obama's a Socialist Dictator!" this then was it. But before you got your panties in a twist, you should have looked at the example of Conrail. In the 1970s, as six northeastern railroads were suffering under the weight of bankruptcy (triggered by an economy that was changing from products to services and by the failure of the massve and ill-conceived Penn Central), the Federal Government took control of the Penn Central, CNJ, Reading, Lehigh & Hudson River, Erie-Lackawanna, and the Lehigh Valley railroads and consolidated them under one rubric: Conrail. The idea was NOT to put the government permanently in control of freight railroading in the Northeast (they already had enough trouble with the 1971 creation of Amtrak). The point was to trim redundancy and create a system that could be profitable in a modern economy. By 1990, Conrail was turning a profit. And by 1999 it was split and sold to CSX and Norfolk Southern, who continue to operate former Conrail trackage and equipment today. Had President Obama used the Conrail example, he could have spared us all an army of mis-spelled signs. And had those on the right checked out the history of Conrail, you'd have seen that TEMPORARY government takeover can be a successful strategy.
2. The War(s)
Last I checked, America's fighting men and women were serving with honor. If I were in the military, I'd be offended at Beck's "Restore the Honor" theme. In fact, I'd take a 3-day leave just to fly home and bitch slap him. The point you should have been making is that we have some concrete objectives in Afghanistan and that we not f#¢k it up like we did Iraq.
3. Bedroom Issues
Let them go, The whole gay marriage debate makes you look like unbalanced bigots. Not saying you ARE bigots, or that you are insane but you sure look like crazy bigots. And it weakens your case on other points. Because hey, who wants to take economic advice from a crazy bigot?
Hope this helped. Carry on.