The midterm elections are less than a week away and Glenn Beck has been noticeably disinterested, very rarely even discussing the key races or the election in general on his radio or television program in recent weeks.
Perhaps realizing that he should at least pretend to feign interest in the election, Beck hosted a “one day only comprehensive midterm coverage” episode on his radio program yesterday during which he interviewed a handful of Republican candidates while barely managing to conceal his utter boredom.
In the last week or so, Beck has repeatedly said that he hates politics and politicians and doesn’t want to cover these issues any more because there is no difference between the two parties:
“Stop making it seem like there are two parties. There’s no Republicans or Democrats. There are progressives and non-progressives. There are those progressives, and then those who believe in the Constitution. I happen to believe in the Constitution. The progressive party was started by the Republicans. Period. And you’ll notice, you’ll notice as soon as I started saying that, you’ll notice how quickly the establishment started to run from me.”
Beck’s disinterest can be traced back to the loss of Tea Party challengers to Republican incumbents during the GOP primaries earlier this year, in which “founder-quality” candidates like Matt Bevin and Chris McDaniel failed in their efforts to unseat Republican senators Mitch McConnell and Thad Cochran, respectively … and which Beck did not handle well.
Ever since then, Beck has soured on electoral politics, which is rather interesting since it seems to be diametrically opposed to the message that he was delivering just over a year ago when he told his audience not to give up on politics because they were just on the verge of completely taking over the Republican Party.
“I don’t think people realize how close you are to winning,” Beck said on his radio program last summer. “Don’t you see, in six years we haven’t been this close to taking over taking over the Republican Party … The next election, you’re there”:
Now, “the next election” is here … and Glenn Beck is nowhere to be seen.