There’s nothing Glenn Beck loves more than finding some utterly irrelevant little piece of symbolic minutiae and blowing it up into a huge deal while everyone around him rolls their eyes (remember his tour of Manhattan to prove that Rockefeller was a communist?). His latest is to throw a fit because Obama didn’t give his address on ISIS from the Oval Office.
“There’s a problem with the Oval Office and this president,” Beck said. “There’s something wrong there.”
Beck is mystified as to why Obama refused to deliver his remarks while seated behind the Resolute Desk and concluded that the only logical explanation is that it is all part of an intentional effort to carry out “a reset of the president of the United States.”“It is part of the fundamental transformation,” he said. “This guy’s in for eight years, not speaking [from the Oval Office]. He has erased eight years of what that office means. You know, you build up a relationship with the image and he’s changing that image. He’s changing the image of the United States, he’s changing the image of the president of the United States, he’s changing the image of what a president looks like – I’m not talking about color, I’m talking about what he looks like, what the optics are. They’re so fascinated with optics. Why won’t they use the Oval Office? Something’s not right.”
Yeah, but it’s the way your brain works. Everyone just nod and smile and pat Glenn on the head as if he actually wasn’t babbling incoherently.