The Blaze creator and talk radio host Glenn Beck endorsed Senator Ted Cruz yesterday for president.
Big surprise? Hardly, he’s been hawking Cruz like an old carnival barker everyday on his radio show for the past few months. If you listen to him, you’d think that Cruz was the Second coming.
According to the Hill, “Beck compared Cruz to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, and gave him a compass that belonged to the first one, George Washington.
“’I’m taking a very big risk here and gambling on it, but this is how much I believe in Ted Cruz,” Beck said at a Cruz rally in Ankeny, Iowa.
“’I’d like you to hold onto that,” he said, passing Cruz the compass, “to make sure your compass is square and you stay true” to your values.
“Beck said he had never endorsed a presidential candidate in his 40 years of broadcasting, but he made an exception because of the urgency of the moment…”
Really? That’s alarming, because he certainly supported Mitt Romney in 2012. In fact, he gave him a first copy of George Washington’s address. He has described that vividly on his radio program, also saying that Romney’s son lost it and he never received a thank you or apology. So he is contradicting himself. (By the way, I’m beginning to doubt that story as his lies pile up.)
For all his supposed hatred of the Progressive movement, Beck said he prefers Bernie Sanders the socialist to Trump. Huh? Does this fall into the category self hatred? That’s the behavior of an alcoholic, which Beck confesses he is.
“I can actually sit at a table with a man who says, ‘Yes, I’m a socialist, and yes, I don’t like what we are doing, we should be more like Denmark,’ ” Beck said.
Of course, that makes sense – not.
Beck has been on the warpath against Trump for a long time. In August he called him a “son of a bitch.” In September he said that tea partiers who support Trump are racists, saying they didn’t support Obama because he’s black.
Beck told CNN that Trump is a “monster” worse than Barack Obama. Nothing more childish than name calling, is there? He went on to tell Megyn Kelly, a fellow Trump hater, that if the GOP nominates Trump, it will bring an end to the Republican Party.
I feel sorry for his co-hosts Pat and Stu as they are being dragged into this ditch. Beck has lost both likability and credibility for many of his radio listeners.
He should take a tip from Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and not endorse anyone, just let them have their say and let the listeners/voters decide.
The fact that he doesn’t suggests he’s got a god complex. Maybe that explains some of his charity pushes. Unfortunately many times people in power want to be the ones to give and taketh away.
They used to call that megalomania. Maybe Beck should look in the mirror.
Cruz may regret his endorsement, particularly as Beck goes on more unhinged.