4.07.2009

Extremist rhetoric won't rebuild GOP

Great piece explaining the lunacy of Glenn Beck and the reality that it will not save the Republican Party, not matter how loud they yell or how filled with terrorized their ravings make their followers.

From Michael Cohen (Politico):

Watching Fox News’ new sensation Glenn Beck is not for the faint of heart. It is a disquieting entree into the feverish mind of a conspiracy theorist who believes, among other things, that the government wants to remotely control our thermostats, that the relaxing of the ban on stem cell research — as well as efforts to prevent global warming — is reminiscent of Nazism, that the Federal Emergency Management Agency might be setting up concentration camps and, finally, that the country is on the path to socialism or possibly fascism but definitely some “-ism” that should be avoided.

Yet for all of his conspiracy-addled and occasionally tear-filled declarations, Beck has become the new darling of the conservative right...

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