On Tuesday, radio talk show host Glenn Beck angered a number of people after he accused Tea Party supporters who like Donald Trump of being racists. He also questioned whether Trump supporters who align with the small-government movement are really "Tea Partiers."
“If you were a Tea Party person, then you were lying," he said. "You were lying. It was about Barack Obama being black. It was about him being a Democrat, because this guy is offering you many of the same things, as shallow as the same way.”
He also identified Fox News' Sean Hannity as a supporter of the Tea Party, but simply said he disagrees with the conservative talker. The comments were made during a discussion of Trump's Dallas rally, which attracted some 20,000 supporters.
“Well, we can’t figure out, there’s a lot of people that we know, that we just cannot figure out," Beck said. "They say they were for the Tea Party, I mean, you know, I’ve had an open conversation with Sean Hannity. He is — he swears he’s a great guy, and everything else. I just disagree with him, on that. Sarah Palin is another one, who had him on the show, and just fell all over him, and just loves him. I don’t understand that.”
Beck, however, wasn't finished. He seemed to echo statements made by Univision's Jorge Ramos, who has frequently compared Trump to South American dictators.
“I cannot understand the Trump thing, and it scares the hell out of me,” Beck said. “If there’s anybody who would like the Greek columns, and the gold and the glitter, it’ll be Donald Trump.” Saying that Trump might have his name on a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is “what a dictator says. I mean, remember, it was Leningrad, and then it was Stalingrad. That’s what dictators do. That’s what dictators do. And we are — if it’s not him, it will be someone else, that steps into that role, if we don’t stop this right now.”
I cannot decide if Glen Beck has lost his mind here, or if he has suddenly been stricken with sanity. (I'm leaning toward the latter.)
One thing is for sure and that is that there is simply NOT enough popcorn for this never ending GOP circus.
I also have to admit that I am not at all comfortable now that Glenn Beck and I see the Tea Party in much the same way. I'm pretty sure that agreeing with Glenn Beck is one of the first signs of dementia.