Glenn Beck proves once again he is an ass clown. Here’s the problem: some conservatives think if a political view doesn’t agree with theirs, it must be marxist/socialist/communist. Since they can’t use the word marxist or socialist except amongst like minded folks they use the code word liberal. Has Glenn even read The Communist Manifesto or even read the Wikipedia entry on Marxism?
Crooks & Liars: Glenn Beck: ‘They’re all Marxists’
So there is nothing wrong with being a liberal or liberalism. There is no reasoning with some conservatives. They think everyone on the left is some kind of hate filled angry marxist looney. They refuse to see there are different kinds of Democrats: traditional liberals, progressives, conservative Democrats, centrists and moderates. By holding to this narrow view of politics leaves them at a disadvantage to understanding the left. It also makes them fearful. By demonizing the other side there can be no political discourse. There can be no loyal opposition. As the days countdown to the election I fully expect the crazies on both sides to really ratchet up the rhetoric, and I would not be suprised to see acts of violence and intimidation.
You only have to go south of the border to find a real honest to God socialist and his name is Hugo Chavez. There are stark differences between him and Obama. Oh and another thing this same tired mantra about the Democratic presidental candidate being the most liberal senator is bullshit. Obama is only the 31st most liberal Senator. Hawaii, Indonesia, and Kenya don’t count for going south of the border, but visiting a Brazilian girlfriend does.
Some people don’t like name calling. Glenn should stop calling people what they aren’t. I called him an ass clown because he comes across as a type of clown, a buffoon. And I call him an ass because he makes an ass of himself by presenting himself on national TV. I’m very glad that he’s leaving CNN to go to the network he belongs on Fox Noise.
For the record. I am not a liberal. I am a progressive.