Somebody seems to have fond memories of the civil war:
You can’t convince me that the Founding Fathers wouldn’t allow you to secede.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact, and if a state says: ‘I don’t want to go there, because that’s suicide, they have a right to back out. They have a right — people have a right to not commit economic suicide...
...Texas says go to hell, Washington, which by the way has been said before. I believe it was Davey Crocket...it’s about time that somebody says that again."
Dave Neiwert talks about this kind of rhetoric is his new book, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right:
Not only has the village lunatic gained permission to continue wandering the town square poking everyone he dislikes in the eye with a sharp stick, but he gets to claim victimhood when the victims respond angrily. Unfortunately, in the process, the whole village is transformed, and not for the better.
Outside of the blogosphere, most media outlets have either ignored Beck's rise at Fox or handled him with kid gloves. But he's not some amusing little cry baby; he's radicalizing the mainstream American right in ways that aren't good for this country.
No one has ever accused Fox of being anything other than a front for the GOP. But at least then they weren't looking to tear apart the country. Now, barely three months after losing power, a secession-minded host is the face of their network.
Is there anybody at Fox willing to stand up to this nutcase?
Update by Jed (5:25PM) -- Uh, General Beck, Dallasdoc needs a word with you:
Davy Crockett died at the Alamo (46+ / 0-)
He was fighting to secede from Mexico, for Chrissakes, and it was 1836. Is Beck as ignorant of history as he is of everything else?
I know, I know ... simple answers to simple questions.
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