Glenn Beck Explains To Us Why The Teabaggers Are So Dumb

On his Fox News program yesterday Glenn Beck was asking his panel for one book that is a must read. The Federalist Papers were suggested. Beck said, “The one that makes your head hurt. We need really smart people who can take The Federalist Papers and rewrite them for the common man,” so Teabaggers are so stupid because reading is hard.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

Beck said, “Of course the one who makes your head hurt. The one that makes your head hurt. You know what I think the problem is, honestly, I think guys like you. I think we need really smart people that can take The Federalist Papers, and rewrite them for the common man, change the language. I read George Washington’s farewell address, which is brilliant, but I mean I don’t know how anybody listened to these guys back then because it’s really difficult. You know what I mean? If we rewrite these things in common language, people can access them again a lot easier.”

This makes my head hurt on so many levels. Beck does not understand that the way the Federalist Papers were written is the way people spoke and wrote back then. These writings would not have been difficult to understand in their time period.

The essays that make up The Federalist Papers were written for the common man of the day. They appeared in three New York newspapers, Independent Journal, the New-York Packet, and the Daily Advertiser. They were not written for the readers of today, but they were in fact written for the “common man.”

What Glenn Beck is calling for is not a rewriting, but a reinterpretation of The Federalist Papers. He wants to them to Beckenized. Beckenization is a process that involves distorting history and cherry picking quotes and facts to match a right wing ideology. Changing the language of The Federalist Papers, would change the meaning of many of the essays.

If Beck wants a modern translation of The Federalist Papers, there are plenty of them out there. A translation is different than a rewrite. What Glenn Beck really wants to do is rewrite the essays so that they can be given a far right wing slant. Glenn did provide with an answer to why teabaggers are stupid. Much like Beck, they have no idea what they are reading.

7 Replies to “Glenn Beck Explains To Us Why The Teabaggers Are So Dumb”

  1. I think you shut Beck down completely in this one.

    Just how much history do the “conservatives” need to re-write before they can allow their idiot followers to be exposed to it? They’ve done the bible, the encyclopedia and history books. Oh, and science, also too. That’s a lot of re-writing/revsionism going on. What exactly are they hiding from their cult members? Why can’t their cult be exposed to reality? Why can’t they read what every other child reads?

    Beckinized is like euthanasia, only just the brain. Wonder what Sarah Palin would make of that death panel for teabaggers? Oh, the fun has just started. I await her next “mandation” of the books comment to enlighten those wily, fair and balanced Fox viewers.

  2. Glenda credit he may not deserve; I’m not sure he yet understands that the founders did not in fact support his magical underwear version of this country. But let’s say someone has told him recently– perhaps he stumbled upon a real document by mistake, while reading up on “oligarcy”.

    But still, he’s all but admitted that he can’t understand the language they use….

    I’m not sure how he knows that the Federalist Papers don’t mesh with the tears he’s been selling. Maybe he got “Founders for Dummies” as rewritten by the conservatives for Christmas? At any rate, he has had a moment where his version of reality was shattered and his response was to, of course, rewrite the offending document, tailored to cover the many lies he’s been pedaling.

    You are right; it’s offensive as hell. Maybe this will cheer you up: Yesterday, there was one Fox viewer in all the land who actually saw the POTUS’ beatdown (he watched it online, of course, since Fox refused to show it once it became clear it was going to full of facts) and he said that for the first time he respected this president.

    Sure, it’s one out of the 2 million viewers they have. But that’s one less angry white man spewing crap in our country. Victory!

  3. want to rewrite the bible the better to suit their politics.

    If that isn’t blind ideological hubris, I don’t know what is.

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  6. He “…called for the rewriting of the Federalist Papers..”
    Are you for real? Can you say, Yellow Journalism? Most of these idiotic comments are funny- but this one is a bit chilling-

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