July 21, 2009

While David Neiwert is on vacation this week, covering Beck unfortunately fell to me today and my team had this video waiting in my inbox. And as usual he was chock full of crazy only today he had on neocon extraordinaire John Bolton, the UN hater as his companion. Watching Beck and Bolton together makes one realize that our media seems to be dropping tabs of acid before they come on the air. And this was about as trippy as it gets. During their kaleidoscope adventures, Beck was whigging out because Hillary Clinton talked about India and hoped that they don't make the same mistakes when it comes to global warming. To Beckenstein, that means it's time to call her part of the Apology Tour. John Bolton was passing the Bill Kristol torch as Glenn Beck uttered this whimsical nonsense.

Bolton: I think this is the time to stand up. I think the president's program is in real trouble and I think once he starts losing as it looks like he will on health care, he'll lose on other issues.

Beck: I’m telling you this guy is dangerous. He’s never lost before. He won’t understand it. He won’t understand look how – he, uh, is like, who are you to question me? I mean, this guy is practically an imperial president now. When he starts to lose and people start to question him and push him back against the wall, he’s not gonna know how to react.

Bolton: But that makes me more optimistic...

These goofs are revealing in the hope that the president will fail at a critical time in our history. This encapsulates the republican/conservative/Beckenstein/Teabagger movement that began right out of the gate. It's saddening to see this unfold, but maybe if I drop a little window pain, I'll feel the same way.

As Think Progress notes:

Beck’s dire prediction is of course similar to that of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who said, “If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” Beck, whose show is quite popular, is feeding the sentiment of his right-wing base who are now urging each other to “to throw off and alter the abusive government by peacefully recalling and removing from office the President of the United States.”

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