Thursday, September 2, 2010
Glenn Beck Kills the Tea Party?
Fox News host (and veteran Republican disinformation specialist) Glenn Beck rallied over 300,000 Teapartyers in Washington D.C. this week, an event which represented the death certificate of the Tea Party Movement. If ever there was a 'Jump the Shark' moment for a political movement, it was when Glenn Beck (a man who consistently divides people) teamed up with Sarah Palin (the former VP candidate who can't name one U.S. Supreme Court decision on national TV) to lead the Tea Party. Put a fork in it folks, the Tea Party Movement is done. Well Done. The establishment has successful infiltrated and disarmed polency of the movement by turning it into a Republican prep rally.
It's sad to see some many people tricked, but it's nothing new in America. I respect what the Tea Party used to represent. I respect what the activists tried to do, but I think it's over. You can't have a man who attacks unemployed Americans as the standard bearer for your movement. Beck's language is caustic and divisive. He mixes lies with the truth and exploits viewers' fears. This is not the type of leader this nation needs. Now, I understand that there are many non-Beck Tea Party activists across the country, but the movement has failed to rid itself of the GOP. The movement needed to protest the GOP in a grand fashion to prevent the Republicans from taking over.
So am I off target with my declaration that the Tea Party is dead?