VIDEO: Having just a few sponsors and not much else left to lose, Glenn Beck has gone all in. He has transformed his hourly Fox News political commontary show into a daily history lesson complete with chalk boards and homework assignments to boot.
His new genre is based on recklessly misinforming and inciting false outrage among America’s most gullible and politically unsophistocated. And he’s doing a good job at it, or at least he was. But like most self proclaimed prophits and prognosticators, Beck is starting to become tangled up in his own woven web of bullshit.
While the GOP may make some modest gains in the midterm elections, let me state right here and now that once again the movers and shakers in what's left of the republican party will be looking the wrong way when the Obama fundrasing machine is switched to full power. The birth certificate nonsense, Bill Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezco, and all of the red meat from 2008 will be useless. By 2012, the gulf coast will be so fucked up that voters will be carrying toarches to thier polling place to seek revenge on any politician that has ever uttered the words drill-baby-drill or said anything that even remotely sounds in favor of big oil and particularly BP.
But here lies the fundimental flaw of the radical right. They would be much better served to understand history and embrace it as it was written in lieu of trying to rewrite it to hide things that they know to be true, but are unwilling or unable to accept. Thomas Jefferson not only owned slaves, he fucked them and even fathered a child with at least one that is known. I'm sorry if that historical fact upsets you, but all of the revisionism and lipstick in the world won't make that pig get pretty. Thomas Jeffersons quote about the tree of liberty needing to be watered with the blood of patriots any tyrants has long since been known to be the adopted mantra or domestic terrorist like Timothy McVeigh. He was wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with that same quote as he lit the fuse that brought about the Oklahoma City Bombing. Yet once Beck adopted the same mantra, his followers begin to show up at Tea Party events wearing the same t-shirt that McVeigh was still wearing when he was arrested.
Nobody has done a better job of highlighting the silliness of Glenn Beck than Stephen Colbert. The video above is one of my all time favorites.