Friday, August 27, 2010
You really have to marvel at the lengths the hypocritical right wing will go to in making its voice heard. This latest political stunt by Glenn Beck, although he calls it a "non-partisan rally," is perhaps his boldest move yet. It was bad enough seeing him crib titles from Thomas Paine, but here he is now trying to claim the mantle, or in this case monument, of Abraham Lincoln. A man whose principles he knows absolutely nothing about. Not only that, he consciously picks the date of MLK's transcendent I Have a Dream speech to stage this Beckapalooza and inviting Grizzly Mom herself, Sarah Palin, to give the keynote speech.
Quite frankly, I find it repulsive, but sadly this is what I've come to expect from these self-serving political pundits who parade themselves as the voice of the people. I'm curious what "honor" he is "restoring," as I thought the Obama administration was all about restoring honor after 8 years of dragging the US Flag and Constitution through the mud in the form of two uncalled for wars, the complete disregard for international protocol and law, and the total disrespect for human rights. But, I guess "honor" has become a relative term.