Glenn Beck’s Latest Conspiracy Theory: Barack Obama and the Swine Flu

On his radio show today, Glenn Beck launched his latest conspiracy theory that President Obama is making a big deal out of nothing when it comes to the swine flu. Beck claimed that Obama is using the swine flu to get Kathleen Sebelius confirmed as Sec. of Health and Human Services.

Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:

In a response to a caller’s paranoia about the swine flu state of emergency, Beck said, “I will tell you this there is only two ways to look at this…Our government is moving wildly fast. Unlike anything, I mean we did the research last night we went back to the AIDS epidemic all the way back looking at all the different things. They have never moved this quickly, so that could be because Barack Obama’s administration is so incredibly efficient, could be that they know that this is much worse than we think it is, or what was it Rahm Emanuel said Stu, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.”

Here is the conspiracy theory, “Do you realize that we don’t have any of the HHS people? Out of the 19 appointments he has appointed zero. This could be move to his Health and Human Services person into the office rapidly. She is supposed to go through more confirmation hearings today I think. She could be confirmed right out of the gate because of this swine flu, so don’t look over here, look at the swine flu, look at the swine flu, and she just goes right through the gate.”

Beck ignored the fact the White House held a press briefing yesterday where they explained why they were declaring the state of emergency, As Janet Napolitano said, “The first thing I want to announce today is that the Department of Health and Human Services will declare today a public health emergency in the United States. That sounds more severe than really it is. This is standard operating procedure and allows us to free up federal, state, and local agencies and their resources for prevention and mitigation; it allows us to use medication and diagnostic tests that we might not otherwise be able to use, particularly on very young children; and it releases funds for the acquisition of additional antivirals.”

They declared the emergency so that they could release extra stocks of Tamiflu and Relenza to help prevent the spread of the virus. All states, whether they have Republican or Democratic governors are urging preparedness, and some governors such as Republican Rick Perry have already requested federal help. This latest conspiracy illustrates how seriously delusional Glenn Beck is. Maybe he wants Obama to be like the Bush administration and drag his feet, until we have a flu epidemic in the country? This is an example of why most people think that Glenn Beck is crazy.

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6 Replies to “Glenn Beck’s Latest Conspiracy Theory: Barack Obama and the Swine Flu”

  1. Might as well throw another theory out there for debate. How about a Virus that was designed to target a particular type of DNA gene found in a particular population more severely then other populations that either lack a certain gene or have a certain gene in there dna that makes them more immune and less likely to die. Translation: This particular virus has at this time only been fatal to Mexicans even today the first United States casualty was of Mexican decent making this theory even more concievable bottom line a virus that was designed to help reenforce border patrol efforts.

  2. I understand that those of a conservative persuasion love being told what to think by their talk radio guys, but who in the world would ever want to listen to a whiny little sniveler like Glenn Beck?

  3. Really people, is it so bad if a couple hundred or even a couple hundred thousand people die from the SWINE FLU, we need the extra space the way our species is over populating. we could just go out and kill all the most useless but still some stupid humane group would bitch about that and take their view off a starving war tarnished country where that shit is part of living. really what are we to do when i ware a fur coat and some fag can through blood on me. i paid the money to not deal with the blood.
    so we come back to the fact that stupid laws are destroying our way of life, and are fed by stupid fu@&ink people.
    Also border controll is nowhere near because most of our military is posted in other countries, there in fact we will never close the border till we legallize certan drugs.

  4. First off your theory is stupid. It lacks true imagination, I mean really. The people from that area can drink the water so their imune system is more likely fend off something just dropped in to them. so the only thing that could do this is a bacterria strain that has mutated for survival. but i guess that is not possible because you idiots dont believe in mutations or evolution.
    Also the complete human dna strain has not been completely mapped yet. so we would not be able to target one gene without knowing its affect on another linked gene.
    this just leads to the fittest of the race will prevail.

    Very annoyed doctoral student.

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