Glenn Beck's "Common Sense" by Threshold Editions | Fair use: The image is used as a primary means of visual identification of the article topic.
Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh say that neither they, nor Sarah Palin, had any influence on Jared Loughner's decision to commit the heinous killings in Tucson on Saturday. That could, indeed, turn out to be the case after the investigation is complete. However, that still doesn't mean that these three stooges aren't accidentally steering America towards another, second, bloody insurrection.
In 1776, in the midst of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet titled "Common Sense". That pamphlet is largely credited with not only influencing a major increase in recruitment to the Continental Army, but also with motivating those troops to win the critical battles that that army would soon face. It was an armed conflict. It was a bloody conflict. "Common Sense" helped America win that "armed" and "bloody" conflict.
In June, 2009, along comes Glenn Beck, just six months after the first African American President is elected, re-writing a revisionist, modernized version of Paine's pamphlet, titled "Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine".
Even though I have never read Beck's version of "Common Sense", I consider it to be the most incendiary, violence influencing book of the 21st century. Why? Because about 300 million Americans, just like me, haven't read it. All they know is that the GOP thinks that Glenn Beck is an honest man, and, that Glenn Beck says America's government, under the first black President, is "out-of-control". Thomas Paine's version was a call to arms. Now, in modern times, Beck writes a revisionist version that coincides with a tour, with Sarah Palin, called the "Take Our Country Back Tour!". Is Glenn Beck sending us a secret coded message, the GOP must be asking itself, i s it time to mount our bayonets?
Speaking of Sarah Palin, how about those non-incendiary 2010 midterm election surveyor maps?
Sarah Palin's Surveyor Map of 2010 Midterm Elections by SarahPac | Fair use: The image is not replaceable with an uncopyrighted or freely copyrighted image of comparable educational value.
The Palin camp swears that they weren't meant to be target symbols. They were meant to be surveyor symbols, they claim. But, look what Sarah twittered on March 23, 2010, just one week before the maps went public.
"Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" Pls see my Facebook page."
Palin might have made that excuse work, had she not twittered this 8 months later on November 4, 2010,
Remember months ago "bullseye" icon used 2 target the 20 Obamacare-lovin' incumbent seats? We won 18 out of 20 (90% success rate;T'aint bad)
T'aintbad, Sarah. Too bad you couldn't do it without skirting an armed Revolution - note Palin's "Commonsense" association. The problem is, that this all has the potential to wind up much less like "American Revolution II", and much more like "Civil War II". These "Stooges" are playing with catastrophic fire.
And then, there's the Maha Rushie, with his "glorious naked body" and "talent on loan from God-duh and JeeeeSUS".
Rush Limbaugh cartoon by by Ian Marsden
Limbaugh is the king daddy of fundamentalist, three stooge, conservative lunacy. From the October 26, 2010, Rush Limbaugh Show, in a segment titled, "Confused Clifford on Reverse Operation Chaos and "Tyranny":
The tyranny of the minority is Obama. We are being ruled in this country by a minority, a very small minority. Obama and liberalism in this country represent 25 to 30% of the thinking in this country. We outnumber liberals in all these personal preference polls by two to one. Why in the world are we the ones have to act defensive about who we are? They're the ones that ought to be explaining who the hell they are and what they're doing! They're the ones destroying America, by design or by accident or who cares? That's what's happening. In many cases it is by design. But they are the ones. You know, Obama said "punish your enemies," walking out there. He's not interested in getting along with us. He's not interested in compromise or anything. He's not interested in recognizing where he's going wrong and the American people disagree with it and all that. This is... In a lot of people's minds, this is it, where the future of the country is concerned.
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