In a short interview published in the New York Times, Glenn Beck wonders why we can’t all just get along … and then proceeds to demonstrate exactly why we can’t all just get along:
How did your fans respond to your support of gay marriage?
I don’t care. The point is that government shouldn’t be involved in marriage.
Did you hear any reaction?
Can we stop dividing ourselves? Do racists exist? Yes. Do bigots exist? Yes. But most of us are not. Most Americans just want to get along. Why can’t we do that? What has happened to us?
I think there’s a misperception that your show is more political than it actually is.
Unfortunately, because of the news of the day, we have spent most of our time on politics. What people don’t ever understand is this: I’m the guy who lives in Dallas who did not get an invitation to the George Bush Presidential Library opening. He didn’t like me. I had called for his impeachment. I didn’t call for Obama’s impeachment. People think I just hate this president. No, I hate power and those who do everything they can to hold onto it.
But you said you were going to hunt down progressives like an Israeli Nazi hunter.
Oh, I will. I think these guys are the biggest danger in the world. It’s the people like Mao, people that believe that big government is the answer, it always leads to millions dead — always.
First of all, his supporters who oppose gay marriage probably are not going to appreciate being called bigots.
Secondly, it is amazing that Beck can’t understand why Americans can’t all just get along, right before he asserts that progressives “are the biggest danger in the world.”
Gee, Glenn, do you think that maybe spending hours every single day blaming all of the world’s problems on the people with whom you disagree might just be playing some small role in sowing division within the nation?
Finally, Beck claims that he hasn’t called for President Obama’s impeachment, which comes as a surprise to us, because we’ve heard him call for impeachment over the supposed cover-up of Saudia Arabia’s role in the Boston Marathon bombing as well as over the IRS scandal:
Apparently Beck doesn’t think that declaring that “it is time to appoint a Special Counsel to explore impeachment of this president” qualifies as calling for his impeachment; nor, presumably, does saying that failure to impeach Obama means America is now living under tyranny.