On his radio show today Glenn Beck proclaimed that the 2008 election was really a Marxist coup. He said, “There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the, the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time.” If Obama’s election was a coup, what was the 2000 election?
Here is the audio courtesy of Media Matters:
Beck said, “They think they — and they — they — you know what? At this point, gang, I’m not sure, they may be able to because they are so far ahead of us. They know what they’re dealing against; most of America does not yet. Most of America doesn’t have a clue as to what’s going on. There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the — the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time. ”
He continued, “Some of us knew! Some of us we’re shouting out, you were: “this guy’s a Marxist!” “No, no, no, no, no, no.” And they’re gonna say, “We did it democratically,” and they are going to grab power every way they can. And God help us in an emergency.” (Because the Bush was so effective during emergencies like 9/11 and Katrina).
If the Obama’s unquestioned democratic election was a coup, what was George W. Bush’s election in 2000? Was that a Republican coup? I love it when people like Beck lament that their America is being stolen. What rights have they lost since Obama was elected? They have lost the right to tax cuts that only benefit them. They have lost an administration that only cared about multi-millionaires like Beck.
By the way, Beck needs to learn that Marxism and Socialism are not interchangeable terms. He should understand the difference. There is nothing Marxist about Barack Obama’s policies. In fact, some liberals are disappointed that Obama has not moved more to the left. Beck is offering nothing more than rhetorical comfort food for Republicans who are still bitter about the 2008 election.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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