I don’t understand why conservative talk show host Glenn Beck would even have to declare that he is not planning on “running” for President in 2012. I mean, who ever thought he was? Or, who ever thought he had a chance in hell? Or, did the top-level Republicans (who ever they are now-a-days) decide that a guy who said Our President was a racist, and then said he probably shouldn’t have said that, is just too wishy-washy for that stoic party of business-as-usual good old boys and kick Beck to the curb?
So, if I have this straight. Beck had a rally at the Lincoln Memorial Saturday where his purpose was to wave the flag, mom and apple pie and pontificate on “taking back our Country” and also it was noted, reclaiming the civil rights movement. I must have really missed a step here, how can you speak of reclaiming the civil rights movement out of one side of your mouth, and call the President of the United States a racist out of the other side?
What amazes me about Beck and his Kool-Aid followers is the fact that he is not a journalist, he is not a reporter or a news “analyst” he is a guy with a talk show. He is a celebrity/commentator/marketer. He markets the show for ratings and markets his own books for money. I mean, that’s all well and good as long as you own up to it. If Beck would spare us all the misty eyed God Bless America stuff, and try to use his television program to do something constructive, even If I didn’t agree with him I would say at least he is using his forum to try to help people.
But, simply crying on cue and knocking every Democrat that ever lived does not seem to fit his self-imposed image of getting back to Godliness. We have enough rhetoric in this country on both sides of the aisle. In an interview with Fox News Sunday Chris Wallace, Beck was asked about a potential credibility problem in reclaiming the civil rights movement considering his words describing President Obama last year as a racist. Beck told Wallace; “…I have a big fat mouth sometimes and I say things, and that’s just not the way people should behave.”
This is the first thing that Glenn Beck has ever said, that I totally agree with.