Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SiriusXM Suspends Glenn Beck For Possibly Suggesting A Trump Assassination

Ten years ago I despised Glenn Beck. He seemed like just one more NeoCon hack. Then he went to Fox and he went in a completely different direction. When other pundits were playing kissy face with Barack Obama (Bill O'Reilly for instance) Glenn Beck was digging into his background? Who was this guy? Who promoted him? What were his values? Beck asked questions his journalistic colleagues could not be bothered to ask.

I can appreciate that Donald might not be Beck's first choice but his display of Trump Derangement Syndrome has left me puzzled. I don't get it. My first choice (and second and third and fourth as well) lost and I now support Trump, if only half-heartedly. I thought Beck would get over it and move on. Nope.

Beck's Trump obsession has been hard to endure. There is a real "how dare he" outrage with Beck and his sidekicks' voices as well. I dislike Trump's attacks on Ted and Heidi Cruz that were childish, pointless and unfounded, especially considering that they were launched after Trump pretty much had the nomination in the bag. He did not have to add insults and more insults to injury.

Trump won the nomination and his reasons for winning are simple. We have mentioned them before but they are worth repeating. One, Trump served up red meat. Two, Trump made a simple promise, Make America Great Again, and a set of smaller promises to attain that goal (Build the wall, make Mexico pay for it...) This is politics 101 and it succeeded because the other GOP candidates played the game at a kindergarten level. If Cruz or Walker cannot tell the voter what they will do for him and how they will do it, bye-bye candidate.

Should I ever again find the time to read for fun, Brad Thor might be at the top of that list. Or he would have been before he went as stupid as Beck. From Breitbart:

The suspension is in response to the interview Beck did with fiction author Brad Thor last Wednesday, in which Thor likened the GOP’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump to a South American-style dictator who would cause an “extinction-level event” for the country if elected. Thor then declared that in such a case, Congress would not be able to remove Trump from office by “legal means” through impeachment, so Thor asked “what patriot will step up and do that” if Trump oversteps his Constitutional restraints. Beck agreed with Thor’s assessment.

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