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Follow-Up: Glenn Beck, ‘The Body of America is Even Sicker than I Thought it Was’


After weeks of insisting that the George Washington/Abraham Lincoln-like Mitt Romney would win a landslide victory in last night’s presidential election because the Tea Party is just like the Founding Fathers and God would not allow America to fail and have to be destroyed, Glenn Beck and a gaggle of right-wing commentators and activists joined him last night for a live Election Night broadcast on his Blaze TV network.

For the first few hours, the mood was jovial and confident as Beck munched on ice cream to celebrate the breaking of his forty day fast and served up meals to others who did the same.  But then, once the networks called the state of Pennsylvania for President Obama and started eliminating some of the other states that Romney supporters thought would propel his campaign to victory, the mood on set took a somber turn as everyone involved began to realize that all of their hopes and predictions were slowly being dashed.

And soon all discussion turned to the question of what went wrong, as the mystified participants tried to make sense of what they were seeing, leading Jerry Boykin to declare that the entire election was invalid because some members of the military supposedly were unable to vote and prompting Beck to speculate that America will not survive another decade if conservatives do not gain control over the nation’s public education system.

But mostly Beck was just demoralized, saying that the result demonstrate that “the body of America is even sicker than I thought it was” and declaring that he no longer can say that he knows who Americans are.

With video

14 comments on “Follow-Up: Glenn Beck, ‘The Body of America is Even Sicker than I Thought it Was’

  1. As long as Americans aren’t like Glenn Beck – you’ll be okay.
    I think Canada breathed a collective sigh of relief last night.

    • Thankfully Bene, there are less Beck type Americans.🙂 It just seems the ‘Becks’ are the one’s we’re always hearing from and as a result, garner the most attention.

      I’m with Canada in being relieved. Policy-wise there was basically nothing in the Romney/Ryan package i agreed with. Not their approach to immigration, health care, entitlement programs, or their proposed agenda relating to foreign policy.

  2. Politics and nationalism is a cicus and Beck is party of the side show. “Come and see the man with no brain!”

  3. Beck’s just getting started, the latest:

    Beck’s Post-Election Recommendations: Buy Farmland and Guns!

    Today, Glenn Beck sought to make sense of the results of last night’s election, beginning with a lengthy, tear-filled monologue about George Washington before getting down to business by rolling out hints about his plans to create an entire Blaze “ecosystem” that will be able to operate independently of the government and existing media structure because everything is about to go downhill … so people need to start buying up farmland, pull their kids out of the public schools, and loading up on guns;

    with video

  4. I have to add this:

    After listening to the video related to the comment posted above, this guy reminds me of Jim Jones. People may laugh but this nut (i honestly believe) is capable of leading mentally unstable-fearful people to the same end Jones did.

    • He is exactly like Jim Jones. Only crazier. Every time I see him I think of what my Dear old Dad would have said about him “he’s crazier than an outhouse rat”. Only Pop would have used a more mature word than outhouse.

    • He sure is!

      And yep, my dad would have probably used the other term as well🙂

    • I see the cult-like similarity of Beck to Jim Jones. It frightens me. So many followers hang on to his every word. I just hope that as Beck becomes more “over-the-edge” in his statements and recommendations, his listeners will begin to realize his instability and the illogic of his rantings.

    • I just hope that as Beck becomes more “over-the-edge” in his statements and recommendations, his listeners will begin to realize his instability and the illogic of his rantings.

      Amen, i hope so too.

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. The sad thing is the the Glenn Beck’s of this world are the ones that a large segment of the Republican party is listening to. It is an parallel world in an alternate universe and constitutes a major reason why the Republicans lost the election. No matter how deficient the current president may be, all too many of those behind the Romney campaign were/are not playing with a full deck. The sit around the Fox News channel forever eating their own dogfood and have not the faintest clue as to what is really going on in the world. Then when the inevitable happens, they just seem to ramp up the insanity instead of looking in the mirror. ALL the polls were showing Obama winning, but not Fox News. So when everything finally came down, there was all this shock and disbelief.

    • George, im in total agreement. The night when election results were coming in i jumped around between the big 3 cable networks, and you’d have thought the Fox New York studios were located on another planet. And since that evening, listening to their commentators make excuses for how they could have been so terribly wrong in predicting the outcome, its gotten no better. Its with good reason Fox cable news was said to have the most uninformed audience ever.

      Between Fox, Beck, Limbaugh, and all the other right-wing extremists and right-wing extreme groups which have (all) become the faces of the republican party over the years, its no wonder we are now watching one of the (only) two major political parties in America becoming totally marginalized.

    • Good article George. Like the author i too jumped around to check out all the cable news election night coverage. And it was interesting to see just how out of step Fox was. Carl Rove’s reactions after Ohio was called for Obama (as was the race itself) will go down as a TV classic.

      Could it be that the Fox model has played out? Could it be that the lack of civility and grace, the embrace of the most extreme candidates as long as they were Republicans, indeed, the whole idea behind Roger Ailes’ brainchild….. may be politically bankrupt?

      Lord, i hope so. I’d love to see an entire revamping of the cable network. period. Do i see it happening any time soon?, frankly no.

      Not when, as election results were coming in, we see and hear Mr.”fair and balanced” Bill O’Reilly continuing to make statements like,

      “How do you think we got to that point?” host Megyn Kelly wondered.

      “Because it’s a changing country,” O’Reilly insisted. “The demographics are changing. It’s not a traditional America anymore and there are 50 percent of the voting public who want stuff, they want things. And who is going to give them things? President Obama.”

      “The white establishment is now the minority,” and the voters — many of them — feel that this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. You’re going to see a tremendous Hispanic vote for President Obama, overwhelming black vote for President Obama and women will probably break President Obama’s way.”

      “People feel that they are entitled to things. And which candidate between the two is going to give them things?”

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