1. "After a political baptism as a college student in Robert Kennedy's 1968 campaign, a tour of duty in the Peace Corps and a successful stint heading up his own consulting firm, Bob Beckel joined the government in 1977. As the deputy assistant secretary of state, he steered the controversial Panama Canal Treaties through Congress. He moved to the Carter White House to head an administration effort to press Congress into passing the Middle East and Salt II treaties. He resumed his career as a political consultant until Walter Mondale asked him to manage his 1984 campaign for the presidency. As national campaign manager, he oversaw the successful race for the Democratic nomination. He holds a B.A. from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York." Bob Beckel | Biography | Fox News 2. No one who has heard Beckel over a period of time could doubt his Liberal credentials. 3. "Bob Beckel: Liberals Created A Dependent Society With Welfare.... .. made a startling comment today on The Five. When briefly discussing entitlements, he said that Liberals had made a terrible mistake with things like public housing and welfare, and that they had inadvertently created a dependent society. As a conservative audience, I can see the temptation to jump on Beckels quote and exploit it for all its worth. Here we have a Liberal stating point blank that their policies have not only failed, but hes implying that damage has been done to society. Its a pretty damning and powerful statement. Bob definitely gave the Right Wing something to crow about with this quote, but I also think he gave us, as Americans, something to think about: If were ever going to actually solve some of the problems in this nation, were going to have to admit the instances where our side is wrong." Bob Beckel: Liberals Created A Dependent Society With Welfare 4. Contrary to the Lock-Step-Liberals, Beckel has opened a dialogue from the Left,... ...an opportuity, I would hope, some of our colleagues on the board would see as the judicious path. 5. It is also a peek into the weakening support for President Obama.