I largely ignore the rantings of Glenn Beck, because I mistakenly believed he wasn't taken seriously be anyone. I saw his show on CNN a few years back and laughed at the idea of him having much more of a career, much less a large cultural and/or political impact.
As usual I was wrong.
Since his switch to the Fox News Channel the man has become unleashed in his jackassery and the country, for the most part, finally took notice of the mentally unbalanced talking head. Not content with just committing the sin of speaking before he thinks, something we're all guilty of, he seems to cross the track into crazy town. With mock killings of amphibians, calling our President a racist, and having little to no grasp on history he creates a fantasy for ill informed and mentally deficient conservatives. His career has skyrocketed.
For whatever reason the man decided to compare health care, Obamacare if you will, to the horrific crime Roman Polanski plead guilty to. Believing the taxpayers to be like the victim in the case being assaulted by the Kenyan Muslim (who's middle name is Hussein by the way...Hussein people!) Beck somehow thinks it's an appropriate analogy.
Most talking heads like Beck don't strike me as someone who's honest with their pitch. Their main focus is not to provide reasoned discourse, but to get ratings, and for that I'm hard pressed to believe half of them believe in what they're saying. I wonder about the Mt Vernon native though. I can't tell if it's an act or he's off his nut.
"You know, we all have our inner demons. I, for one - I can't speak for you, but I'm on the verge of moral collapse at any time. It can happen by the end of the show." - Glenn Beck