Get up, stand up

Here’s a quick roundup of all the insanity flyin around the internet recently:

Glen Beck fans prove that you can make some of the people believe anything all of the time. It’s really scary. These are the 20-percenters. The staunch never-wavering bedrock of the outer fringe. Imagine what these deluded men and women would do if given real power. That should help you with GOTV.

And while we’re on the subject of insanity and denialism, how about Coburn denouncing Gingrich:

“He’s the last person I’d vote for for president of the United States,” Coburn said, per the Tulsa World. “His life indicates he does not have a commitment to the character traits necessary to be a great president. Coburn said that Gingrich’s personal history indicates that he “doesn’t know anything about commitment to marriage.”

Now that’s brutal. True but brutal. Gingrich doesn’t care. And right there in a nutshell you have the GOP approach to morals. “Do as I say, not as I live.” or as Newt himself said:

“It doesn’t matter what I do,” he answered. “People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”

The hypocrisy is breathtaking. The audacity and arrogance more so.

And then we have Glen Beck comparing himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. – this chart helps clarify how completely nightmarish that comparison is and underlines Becks ever-widening break with reality.

Meanwhile, at the ‘liberal media’ outlet CNN, there’s a bit of a reconciliation problem.

And it gets worse when you find out who’s really behind the Teabaggers.

Is it any wonder that Boulder is not only smarter but happier?

Think about it Longmont. There are people who like to be stupid and angry – and they’re being organized by big money.

Get involved.

For the record, here’s Beck calling Obama a racist:

Those people that are big Beck fans but deny he said it are hypocrites. Period.

Here’s Beck comparing himself to MLK – it’s at 3:37 and it’s repulsive:

  6 comments for “Get up, stand up

  1. September 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    The video was really difficult to watch. The level of ignorance is jarring. And to think these people vote!

  2. September 2, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I’ve added the video proof of Beck calling Obama a racist. The people claiming he didn’t say it are morons and hypocrites. Typical.

  3. September 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Frightening as to what passes these days as knowledge and truth. It is the age old right-wing tactic of fear…I heard it when I was a young man and I hear it today 40 years later.

    Different faces, same message….same result. I’d laugh if it were not so….well…fearsome.

  4. Chris
    September 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Can someone show me where Beck compared himself to MLK?

  5. September 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm
  6. Chris
    September 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm

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