If this doesn't prove a good portion of Tea Party activists aren't batshit crazy then I don't know what to tell you. Media Matters: At long last, Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" self-aggrandizement festival is almost upon us. In Beck's words,
August 27, 2010

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If this doesn't prove a good portion of Tea Party activists aren't batshit crazy then I don't know what to tell you.

Media Matters:

At long last, Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" self-aggrandizement festival is almost upon us. In Beck's words, the rally will mark a "turning point" in American history, where "miracles" will happen.

In a new promo posted on a "Producers' Blog" at his website, Beck humbly places the rally in the context of the moon landing, the Montgomery bus boycott, Iwo Jima, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and other landmark historical events. It also not-so-subtly suggests that Beck is following in the tradition of Martin Luther King (which is a farce), Abraham Lincoln, most of the Founding Fathers, Martha Washington, the Wright Brothers, and other notable historical figures. To give you some sense of the egomania on display here, it starts with the line, "Every great achievement in human history has started with one person. One crazy idea."

As readers of Over the Cliff and this blog already know, the GOP elders never excommunicate their wingnuts because they serve a useful purpose and Beck has been very useful whipping up the hate against minorities and President Obama, but even some of them are queasy over this one:

"In general, people coming to Washington, being organized and active is a good thing," said Doug Heye, a spokesman for Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele. "But I gotta be honest with you - I don't know about any Glenn Beck event."

I believe somewhere before the 2012 election takes place--- Glenn Beck will be releasing his own version of The Bible, inscribed on six Goldline plates that he recited one word at a time on a little digital recorder he got from Radio Shack which he will claim was the Lord speaking through him.

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