Never thought I’d find myself rooting for Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck thinks the Tea Party is inches away from taking over the GOP.

The party that thinks Jesus will help them overcome the party’s support for policies that are loathed and abhored at the national level?  Please be right.  Please be right.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Inches away, on which side of the “success” line?

    • Rob

      This.

      I assumed they already had.

      • iknklast

        Take it over? In my town, they started it! The Tea Party where I live was started by a man who is so fundamentally out of it, and so open about it, he couldn’t even get elected in rural Nebraska. They voted for someone else, who thinks the same things, but had the good sense to sound a little more moderate.

        • Rob

          IIRC, Tea Party was actually the brainchild of Karl Rove. It got out of hand.

          • Savpunk

            I don’t remember about Karl Rove, but I do remember I was living in Seoul the first time I heard about the Tea Party. They were still claiming to be a big umbrella at the time: Come one, come all, liberal, conservative, female, male, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, we have room for everyone! NPR (I listened to them online) interviewed one of the grassroots leaders who pinkie swore their only agenda was low taxes and small government, and, furthermore, he pinkie swore they welcomed liberals the same as conservatives. I remember thinking, “Uh, huh, well, we’ll see how long that lasts.” Well, we all know the answer to that.

        • Stev84

          That’s basically the official Republican strategy after the last elections.

          Same with people like Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock. They just made the mistake of speaking out loud what most of them think.

    • Silent Service

      I think they are a little over a foot past the line by now.

  • baal

    I came for the title and stayed for Beck saying he’s inches from winning. I do think there is a limit to how much plain insanity (stick an aspirin between your knees to avoid legitimate rape), gerrymandering and other vote suppression crap the (R) can do and get away with it.

    • Silent Service

      I don’t really remember much from the ’60s personally, since I was born in ’65; but they got a way with a ton o’ shit then and they’ll get away with a ton o’ shit at least through 2021. There will be no chance to undo their gerymandering shit until then.

      • baal

        I fear you’re right.

        • Silent Service

          As do I. We’re basically stuck with this crap until people get sufficiently sick of it to get out and vote against them in droves so overwhelming that they can’t gerrymander and suppress the vote enough. And it has to happen right after the sensus so that the new state legislators are primarily non-fundy and non-rethuglican. And then we’ll hear screaming and squeeling from the right about gerrymandering as they lose their secure seats.

  • Loqi

    When has Glenn Beck been right about anything?

    • Silent Service

      Stopped clocks…

      • Loqi

        I’m convinced that if Glenn Beck had a thought that was accidentally consistent with reality, he’d just lie about it anyway. He’s got a reputation to manage, you know!

        • Zinc Avenger

          According to quantum mechanics, Glenn Beck doesn’t count as an observer. The wave-form remains uncollapsed as we still don’t have any information about what state it is in.

        • Silent Service

          I concede the point.

  • Charlie

    All I want Glenn Beck and people like him to do is to tell us exactly what they want. Just like in Hemant’s CNN Article, I want to amplify their policy statements. I want everyone to know exactly what he stands for.


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