On his FNC program tonight Glenn Beck sat out one up Rush Limbaugh’s statement that he wanted Obama to fail by going even further by saying that, “I think Barack Obama doesn’t want America to succeed.” Only Beck would claim that Obama is intentionally trying to make America less successful.
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
Beck said, “You tell me, I am a guy who on Election Day said look he is my president now, I don’t agree with him. I don’t agree with his policies, but he is my president etc, etc. Rush said on the radio that he didn’t want his policies to succeed. He didn’t want his agenda to succeed. He didn’t want these things because he felt they were bad for the country, well I do too, but I am going to go a step further than Rush Limbaugh, I think Barack Obama doesn’t want America to succeed.”
According to Beck, Obama’s political strategy is to make sure that America is not successful. Hasn’t every incumbent first term president felt that the key to winning a second term in office is to make sure that the nation is as unsuccessful as possible? Glenn Beck is either mentally challenged or drinking again. No president wants the nation to fail.
Failure has never been a path to political success, if it was then Bob Dole would have been a shoo-in for the White House. Obama doesn’t want the nation to fail. People like Glenn Beck want the nation to fail, so that their apocalyptic visions of the future turn into reality. Notice that his guess was a nut job in his own right, former Bush ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton.
Do Republicans hate America so much that they are rooting for its failure because they disagree with the man who happens to be president right now? Where has all of that post-9/11, pre-Iraq invasion patriotism gone? I guess Republicans are only patriotic when their party is in power. Remember that Beck is a person who thinks that the U.S. is a direct democracy, so he is far from an expert, or even intelligent about these matters.