Glenn Beck with a bit more of his revisionist history at CPAC 2010 and red meat for the audience there where everything that Ronald Reagan did spread magic fairy dust on the country and the only reason anything is wrong with America is because the evil dirty f%#king hippie progressives are a cancer that is destroying the country.
One of the identifying signs of eliminationist rhetoric, some of you may recall, is that it compares its target bloc of people to a disease (and the deadlier the better).
Last night, Glenn Beck did just that for his national audience on Fox News:
Beck: All right, now, if all of this sounds like a government out of control, go back to the progressive movement. It is not what our founders of this country intended. One hundred years of this movement, and the government growing while our rights are shrinking. I've been saying now for awhile, and it really has clicked in my mind, um, that it is the progressive movement, it is the cancer that is inside both parties. It's why you don't feel like there is a choice. It's why John McCain and Barack Obama, you're going, 'You gotta be kidding me, right?'
Yeah, whoda thunk? John McCain was secretly a progressive this whole time!
And he repeated this same nonsense on Bill-O's show as a little preview to his speech at CPAC -- Beck previews CPAC speech: "There is a disease in the republic, and it is the progressive movement". If Glenn Beck is the future of the Republican Party this sort of eliminationist rhetoric should make all of us fearful for the future of our country. The clowns who drove it into the ditch are calling for civil war if they're not allowed to finish the job, led by their clown in chief, Glenn Beck.