Beck: I Love America, Obama Doesn’t

Glenn Beck is jumping on the right wing’s outrage du jour, the claim that President Obama doesn’t “love America” (whatever the fuck that could possibly mean). He agrees with Rudy Giuliani that Obama doesn’t have a “deep, stirring love” of America like Glenn himself does.

“I differ from Rudy Giuliani,” Beck said. “I don’t think that [Obama] can love America the way we love America because of his upbringing … I don’t think he loves America. I think he likes America.”

Beck went on to argue that Obama loves America in the same way that Beck “loves” Great Britain, by which he meant that while he likes Great Britain, he does not “have that deep, stirring love” for it that he does for America.

“I have a deep love for the heritage of this nation,” Beck said. “This president doesn’t have that deep love of the heritage of our nation.”

No Glenn, you don’t love America. I’m sure you think you, but you’re confusing the kind of puling sentimentality that you seem to generate at will for love. This is hyper-emotional nonsense turned into a marketing slogan and a way to paint a political opponent as the enemy.


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  • John Pieret

    “love America” (whatever the fuck that could possibly mean)

    It means being stirred by the Star Spangled Banner (even if you don’t know the words).

    It means being able to squeeze out a tear at the sight of a flag on the 4th of July (just before you go for your third burger and beer).

    It means thinking Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the US (even if you can’t remember anything he actually did).

    But, most of all, it means loudly proclaiming your love for your country (especially if you are in the process of denigrating you fellow citizens).

  • Trebuchet

    “I have a deep love for the heritage of this nation,” Beck said. “This president doesn’t have that deep love of the heritage of our nation.”

    That heritage, of course, including enslavement of people who looked like Obama, and the continued marginalization of those people ever since they were emancipated. According to the RWNJ’s, anyone who wants to change anything about America must therefore hate it.

  • Larry

    How old are these idiots? They sound like 13 year old girls worrying whether some boy in their class likes them and asking their friends to ask friends of the boy if they’ve ever heard him mention her. This whole love america thing is so fucking stupid!

  • alanb

    It’s been awhile since I posted this Al Franken quote, so here it goes:

    …they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad…

  • Evan Brehm

    Beck really shows America how much he loves it by constantly saying that it deserves to be destroyed. Like less than a week ago, when he said it deserved to be destroyed over net neutrality.

  • moarscienceplz

    As an American, I am tired of Glenn Beck’s “love” which is really creepy and manipulative. Let’s get a retraining order which requires him to stay at least 500 yards away from America.

  • kantalope

    The Beckster loves America so much he served in the military for…oh who am I kidding he loves how stupid America is because they’ve made him rich.

    Dan Savage, in his podcast Savage Love, points out that Giuliani took all kinds a deferments so he wouldn’t have to give up anything for his deep love of America.

  • d.c.wilson

    Of course Beck loves America. What other country would let him get away with such a long-ranging and lucrative scam as he’s been able to pull off?

  • theguy

    I know it was said in a previous comment, but…

    “This president doesn’t have that deep love of the heritage of our nation.”

    Well, fuck. I can’t imagine why.

    There are many problems with (some of) America’s heritage. Even the Constitution was (initially) flawed in its definition of liberty.

  • dugglebogey

    To quote the genius that is Jason Mewes from the brilliant movie “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”:

    ” Jay: Yo, this motherfucker ain’t one of us. He said he’d fuck a sheep! ”

    Glen Beck, you are a poor man’s Jason Mewes.

  • Loqi

    “I have a deep love for the heritage of this nation,” Beck said. “This president doesn’t have that deep love of the heritage of our nation.”

    I say we put this to the test.

    *pulls out ruler*

    Gentlemen, present your American flag lapel pins.

  • thebookofdave

    I have a deep love for the heritage of this nation

    Eww…that’s too much information, Beck. They have porn for that now. Why don’t you take your “deep love” off set, where you can blow off some steam with a little privacy? America thinks you’re a creep.

  • lorn

    Love America …

    Maybe it’s just me but when I hear that phrase used in this way, as a chauvinist contest with an option for one-upmanship, I picture the masturbation scene in the movie The Right Stuff with each man humming his branch hymn.

  • anubisprime

    Beck: I Love America, Obama Doesn’t

    A philosophical stance which would be an embarrassment to five year olds everywhere, seems you can even hear the obligatory…’nah na de nah na! chant…with poked out tong to complete the fresco…

    Truly inspiring to morons but even so it is rather more cogent the the rank and file of nutjobs on the political right these days.