Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Beck v Trump

Donald Trump is running for president and Glenn Beck is not happy about it. Seems he has a bone or two to pick with Trump — who doesn’t? — but in this case it’s mostly psychological projection. Trump, he says, is a raging egomaniac and an asshole and Beck doesn’t like the competition.

Beck’s derision toward Trump did not sit well with Trump supporters in his listening audience and today, several of them called into Beck’s radio show to blast him for not supporting the real estate mogul’s candidacy. But Beck was unmoved, declaring that “Donald Trump is the most arrogant man I have ever seen” and the “biggest flaming [ass] that you could possibly imagine.”

Beck said that he might run for president as well, just to highlight what a joke Trump’s campaign is and how he is nothing but an “embarrassment.”…

“Donald Trump coming in and doing this to the Republicans is going to make all of us look ridiculous,” Beck said. “Anybody who is a conservative, we are going to look absolutely like clowns. It’s just a shame.”

Oh, Glenn, fear not. You’ve looked like a clown for years now. All of these criticisms are true, of course, they just apply just as well to Beck.

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  • petemoulton

    I sense a Bryan Fischer Award in the offing…

  • wreck

    “Anybody who is a conservative, we are going to look absolutely like clowns.”

    If the big red nose fits…

  • eric

    Donald Trump coming in and doing this to the Republicans is going to make all of us look ridiculous

    Any yahoo can register as a party member and then declare candidacy; the fact that someone does that doesn’t reflect negatively on either the party or the voters. How the party and voters respond is what could reflect negatively on them. When the National GOP stays mum and doesn’t repudiate him, that reflects negatively on the national GOP. When the GOP voters support Trump, that reflects negatively on the voters.

    I give some leeway to the other candidates; I think if they are politely ambivalent about Trump’s candidacy, I don’t think we should read anything more into that than they are being diplomatic…and that can be a good thing. Yes I want candidates to speak their minds on policy issues, but if they exercise a little diplomacy when it comes to their opinions on people, I’m okay with that. I don’t want a President who is going to call Kim Jong-un a psychopath in public just because he is one. So if the other candidates don’t call Trump a clown in public, I’m okay with that.

  • dingojack

    SERIOUSLY!!!!!

    GLENN BECK!!!!!!!!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…*

    Dingo

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    * Never fear Jon Stewart… the ongoing future of political satire seems assured…

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I just have to ask what the fuck is Beck wearing? Has his marketing team decided that he needs to appeal to an edgier younger crowd? Because: FAIL.

  • whheydt

    Re; eric @ #3….

    What the other candidates think and say will probably depend on where they are polling compared to Trump. The one that (on average) polls at #11 in the field will probably be the most annoyed.

  • dingojack

    Heh, I hadn’t even noticed what Bek was wearing (too much ridiculous crap spewing from Glen’s mouth the first time ’round). Perhaps he was hoping to act as assistant toilet brush for a Skull-and-Crossbones Pledge who has been sent to clean the Augean Stables…

    Dingo

  • Synfandel

    @3 eric: ‘Any yahoo can register as a party member and then declare candidacy;”

    Trump can still back out. He has announced his candidacy, but he hasn’t registered yet. Here is the Federal Election Commission’s list and he’s not on it:

    http://www.fec.gov/press/resources/2016presidential_form2dt.shtml

  • The Other Lance

    First, and probably last, time I ever agreed with Glenn Beck.

  • Al Dente

    the “biggest flaming [ass] that you could possibly imagine.”

    Isn’t there some saying about motes and beams in eyes?

  • John Pieret

    doing this to the Republicans is going to make all of us look ridiculous

    Has Beck started selling irony meters? … because he just created a sizable demand for new ones.

  • naturalcynic

    Al Dente:

    In this case, no motes, it’s all beams.

  • slavdude

    Wait–which one is which?

  • dhall

    So . . . Beck wants to be a pirate now. Someone should explain that the skull and crossbones go on the flag, not the shirt.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Beck said that he might run for president as well, just to highlight what a joke Trump’s campaign is and how he is nothing but an “embarrassment.”…

    Glenn, Glenn, Glenn. You are sooooooooo close to getting it. Just take it one step further. If you running for president is a joke and nothing but an embarrassment, then you are just inches away from realizing that you opining publicly on any subject is also a big fucking joke.

  • abb3w

    Synfandel

    Trump can still back out. He has announced his candidacy, but he hasn’t registered yet.

    From what I understand, he almost certainly has to file — even if he announces at noon today that he is withdrawing from the race. From what I understand from Real Lawyers that have discussed the issue, the requirement for FEC filing kicks in when you both (1) portray yourself as running, such as by saying “So, ladies and gentlemen, I am officially running for president of the United States“, and (2) spending in excess of ~#5000 in pursuit of it — which he probably did by hiring actors to fill out the crowd for his announcement.

    On the other hand, I’m not sure if skipping the filing actually risks jail time, or merely sizable fines.