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Glenn Beck seeks to ‘restore’ us to the George W. Bush years

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Dangerously wingnutty demagogues Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin-Quayle, who claim to be doing the work of God and have tried to co-opt the nation’s founding fathers, pontificate in front of an almost all-white throng of “tea party” dipshits today in Washington, D.C., at the site where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” 47 years ago. Because 53 percent of the nation’s voters democratically having chosen the black guy over the conservative old white guy is just tyranny, you see.

Up until now I haven’t written about Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” “event” that just “coinky-dinkily” was scheduled to take place at the same location that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago to the day.

It was interesting, before the “event,” to see dry drunk Beck first claim that the date was chosen entirely by coincidence, then by “divine providence,” then it became his mission to reclaim the civil rights movement (even though the choice of the date and the place was a total coincidence, remember), because, as Stephen Colbert noted last month, indeed it was long past time that the civil rights movement be restored to its conservative white roots.

“Something beyond imagination is happening,” Grand Dragon Glenn Beck proclaimed at his KKK Repugnican Tea Party rally today. “America today begins to turn back to God.” He added: “For too long, this country has wandered in darkness.”

Yes, I remember those dark years. Those were the BushCheneyCorp years, from early 2001 to early 2009.

I remember the blatantly stolen presidential election of late 2000; the events of Sept. 11, 2001, which “President” George W.  Bush had been warned about the previous month in a presidential daily briefing titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” (he was on vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, at the time and couldn’t be bothered); the illegal, immoral, unjust and unprovoked invasion and occupation of the sovereign nation of Iraq (for the war profiteering of Dick Cheney’s Halliburton and the other oily subsidiaries of BushCheneyCorp) against world opinion and against the wishes of the United Nations Security Council in March 2003; the probably stolen presidential election of 2004; and Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast five years ago tomorrow, resulting in the unnecessary confirmed deaths of more than 1,800 Americans (on August 29, 2005, the day that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, “President” Bush was in Arizona with John McCainosaurus celebrating McCainosaurus’ 69th birthday).

Is that the darkness of the past several years that Beck was talking about?

Or, like Grand Dragoness Sarah Palin-Quayle wanted us to do when she was on the stump for the vice presidency, are we just supposed to forget the period of time from late 2000 to early 2009? Yeah, we went right from Bill Clinton directly to Barack Obama, you see. You betcha!

Speaking of the grand dragoness, she said this at today’s KKK rally that shit and pissed on the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.: “We must restore America and restore her honor” and “I’ve been asked to speak as the mother of a soldier, and I am proud of that distinction. Say what you want to say about me, but I raised a combat vet and you can’t take that away from me.”

Um, 53 percent of the American voters chose Barack Obama in November 2008 to restore America’s honor after the Richie Rich frat boys of the unelected Bush regime had trashed it like a hotel room used for a party.

The Repugnican Tea Party has fought tooth and nail to prevent Americans’ choice, President Barack Obama, from having any real success in restoring the nation’s honor, yet here they are pissing and moaning that we must restore the nation’s honor.

Of course, what “restoring” America’s “honor” truly means is getting the nigger out of the White House and replacing him with another conservative white man. (What? Didn’t “Dr.” Laura Schlessinger make it OK for all of us to use the word “nigger”? She uses the title of “Dr.” — she can’t be wrong!)

And then there is the grand dragoness bragging that, according to The Associated Press, her 20-year-old son Track served a year-long deployment in Vietraq.

So, apparently, all “mama grizzlies” should send their offspring off to kill Muslims (preferably the babies — you gotta nip ’em in the bud, you see) in bogus wars primarily meant to make the war profiteers and the corporatocrats and the plutocrats even richer, you see. It’s what Jesus Christ and the founding fathers wanted.

The AP also notes of today’s “event”: “On the edges of the Mall, vendors sold ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flags, popular with tea party activists. Other activists distributed fliers urging voters ‘dump Obama.’ The pamphlet included a picture of the president with a Hitler-style mustache.”

Today’s white-supremacist debacle in D.C. on the anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech wasn’t about actually “restoring” the nation, and so of course it did no such fucking thing.

And far, far from helping to lead the nation away from darkness like a modern-day Moses, Glenn Beck has been instrumental in plunging it back into darkness.

Clearly, dry-drunk egomaniac Glenn Beck would love nothing more than to be the self-appointed dictator of a “Christo”fascist regime in which he proclaims what God wants and doesn’t want and justifies all manner of evil as being the will of God. This he deems “restoration.” What Glenn Beck and his partner in “Christo”fascism Sarah Palin-Quayle envision is an American Taliban, a brutal, totalitarian regime that uses the names of God and Jesus Christ as justification for its satanic actions.

If we don’t fight the theocratic terrorists abroad, then we’ll have to fight them here at home? Really? We just had a rally of tens of thousands of them in our nation’s capital today!

We already had eight long, nightmarish years of the “vision” of Beck and Palin-Quayle this past decade. We, the majority of the American people, rejected it in November 2008 when we elected Barack Obama by seven percentage points over the stupid old conservative white man of the Repugnican Tea Party.

Get over it, sore losermen.

If Glenn Beck wants to act like another Martin Luther King Jr., he should remind himself that in the end, MLK was shot in the head. Only a huge difference between Beck and King — other than that Beck is a fucking white supremacist, of course — is that MLK’s assassination was a great loss to the nation, and Beck’s would benefit the nation. Indeed, it would help to restore the nation’s honor and help the nation out of its darkness.

I say to my fellow progressives — the ideological sons and daughters of the North of the Civil War — what Grand Dragoness Sarah Palin-Quayle says to her troops:

It is time not to retreat, but to reload.

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