OK, I told myself not do it. I made a promise to myself to not do it. I was only flipping through the channels waiting for the commercials on the Food Channel to be over and then: GLENN BECK WAS ON....one of his rants, that is. It took every ounce of restraint (if you don't count the string of cuss words, some pretty inventive if I do say so myself) not to hurl my glass of Pinot Grigio at the television. My husband would not have been happy with that outcome, even if it was for a just cause.
He was on a progressive kick tonight, complete with the usual sound bites of President Obama using the word in speeches. Those evil progressives are out to change the world as we know it, and to take control of your daily lives. "The progressives are changing history as we know it, and they are good at that as we already know," spouts Mr. Beck. It's a means to their end, of course.
Hello! What planet are you on, Glenn? Who ordered the wiretaps on phones? Who is changing the educational system in Texas to suit the political agenda? Who is removing books in the classrooms and rewriting history in them? Who has forgotten the original source of the bailouts? Those wars we are involved in going on in Iraq and Afghanistan; when did they begin? That bipartisanship you guys seem to blather about at the top of your lungs--where did it go? Where did this "grassroots rebellion" really come from?
What's wrong with the bible as it is written now (even if it has been revised, condensed, and totally reworked many times)? Not conservative enough for you: too liberal in that it extolls the helping of the poor and downtrodden, and not rewarding the rich? Lord knows you don't want to have this progressive healthcare reform. Insurance companies (your corporate buddies) could have to actually treat those poor and sick people: they might reproduce! Now it's even legal for those same corporations to pour millions of dollars into campaigns that influence our political system. Didn't hear much from the conservative side on that one, Glenn.
Ok, I feel better now. But it's beyond me how any sane person could believe this crap. (I didn't say what I really wanted to say.) There are people in my family and acquaintances who are true followers. They believe the "sneaky Democrat bastards" and Obama have an agenda to take this country over a cliff. What is the point in that? Glenn Beck is already there.