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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Off the deep end...

On his radio show, conservative commentator Glenn Beck says removing the ban on federal funding for stem cell research will lead to the creation of a "master race." Chuck Norris thinks Texas will secede from the Union. Beck has joined Rush Limbaugh in saying he hopes Obama will fail, but for different reasons. Beck thinks stem cell research is opening the door for eugenics (it's not) and Limbaugh thinks Obama is a socialist (he's not).

What is going on here? One of the great things about this country is everyone can make their voice heard, but how do people like Beck and Norris get in positions to say the things they are saying without someone tapping them on the shoulder and suggesting they tone down the crazy? Are conservatives so bitter from their losses in November that they'll give credence to any anti-Obama argument no matter how far from reality it may be?

This is almost as bad as all the liberals who were saying they would move to Canada if Bush was reelected in 2004. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, conservatives are acting just as bad. Why are the conservatives calling for the GOP to reorganize and find a solid voice being overshadowed by those who are practically hoping for the worst to happen?



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