The announcement last week that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare didn’t sit well with the right. From John Boehner’s complete disconnect to Anne Coulter’s “pants on fire” lies about her friend (for the sole purpose of discrediting the ACA), the right is frantically trying to negate the good news. But Glenn Beck apparently thinks those reactions are too subtle…
Glenn Beck freaks out
On his TV/radio show last week, Beck had a meltdown worthy of a diva ( though I’d call him more of a devo). He metaphorically stomped his feet as he fumed about how the 7.1 million figure had to have been made up. Not only that, but the “rat bastards” in the media don’t ever call the President out on his “lies.” Because we all know how much the “liberal media” hates to call Obama out on anything. Damn, Glenn, don’t you even watch your old network anymore?
To hear Glenn Beck talk, you’d think that the President had ordered all conservatives rounded up and forced medical care on them:
“This guy, you put him in a military uniform, I’m not kidding you, you put him on a balcony in a military uniform, this guy is a full-fledged dictator…. He’s a sociopath! He’s sociopathic!”
A dictator? Oh, Glenn. Don’t you own a dictionary? Or a good history book? For someone who claims to be a historian, you sure know very little about history. Actual dictators don’t have a Congress to bully and stymie them at every turn. If President Obama was actually a dictator, you wouldn’t be on the air anymore. But, there you are, howling about how awful it is that your fellow Americans now have medical insurance. We know you’d be happier if everyone either went bankrupt or died if they were struck with catastrophic illness. What a good Christian you are.
Has Glenn Beck lost it completely?
Beck spent about an hour jabbering about President Obama and the “liberal media” and how they were conspiring to drive him crazy or something. Even the Republicans are helping! If they are all colluding to drive Glenn Beck nuts, they’ve done a good job of it. But look what they started with. No matter. Beck concluded that he would not give his enemies any more attention. Oh no, they weren’t going to have Glenn Beck to kick around anymore. He’s just not going to pay attention to them, so there!
“I am not going to waste my life! I have a right to pursue my happiness, I have a right to do what I was born to do!” He then concluded, “My state of mind is great.”
Um… okay. If you say so, Glenn. But that didn’t last long. Coming back from a break, Beck started in on how terrible it was that 7.1 million Americans now had medical insurance. How horrid that the President was responsible and how awful the media were for not pointing out the “lies.” Except they’re not lies. And that’s probably what has driven Glenn Beck over the edge.
Let’s help Glenn Beck out with a couple of definitions
According to the dictionary, a dictator is someone who is “… exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.” Or even with it, as we’ve seen in North Korea.
There have been many dictators throughout history. Read about Vlad Tepes (Dracula, to you), Idi Amin, Kim Il Sung (or his son and grandson), Joseph Stalin or Robert Mugabe: they were dictators. These men, and others like them, killed millions of their own people, instituted onerous laws and ruled their countries with an iron fist. Under their rule, the people did not hold elections. They were subject to the whims of their “dear leaders” as those men stripped them of their human rights. Dictators hold themselves as more important than the people over which they rule. They usually live in splendor, with luxurious surroundings, and eat the finest food while their people live in squalor and go hungry. The citizens of a dictatorship have no free speech, freedom of assembly or freedom of religion. They can’t bear arms legally. They can be arrested for anything at any time with no due process. Maybe Glenn Beck needs to do some research before slinging that word around so blithely.
As for the President being a sociopath? Well, the dictionary defines that as “a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.” That sure sounds familiar but not applied to President Obama. That actually sounds more like… well, I’m sure you can think of a few people. Perhaps even Glenn Beck, who should remember the admonition in the book he claims to follow about throwing stones.
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