Glenn Beck must be insane...
Politics, a topic that can turn even an entire group of friendly people into competing werewolves. For me this isn't really about Left vs. Right or Democrat vs. Conservative. Gleen Beck isn't really talking about issus in a way that is meaningful...he's a hatemonger plain and simple. I've been catching clips of Glenn Beck's specific brand of punditry for awhile on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Youtube. Lately though I decided to watch his show from start to finish a couple of times and I can only say that I find the man deeply troubling.
His hatred for the President and his cabinet is so viceral that it drips from his every hateful glance. He weaves these ridiculous conspiracy theories that always amount to the same thing- that America is being secretly controlled by Marxists who want nothing more then to annihilate this country from within and someone needs to do something about it!!!
He has gone so far as to call President Obama a "racist who hates white people" (Gleen Beck actually said that on Fox & Friends and even the co-hosts balked at such an absurd claim) and that anyone who disagrees with him isn't really an American at all.
Now- the fringe has always had its fair share of lunatics on both sides, though admittedly I think the conservatives pretty much always corner the market.* But Glenn Beck seems to me to goading the tin-foil heads with his words and I personally have little doubt that should someone try to assassnate the President, it will be someone who loves Glenn Beck. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed any of this and if prhaps they share my concerns.
*For every Michael Moore that we have, they have Ann Coultier, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and so forth.