Beck has made the rounds lately in the media, beginning with his recent proclamation that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died to help Cruz win the election. A die-hard fan of Cruz, Beck recently called on his fanbase to fast for Ted Cruz following Cruz’s loss in South Carolina, so that Cruz can triumph over Donald Trump in the Republican Primary.
I mean, yes, this does contradict his earlier claim. But this is Glenn Beck — do you think he even remembers saying that?
Fasting on Cruz Control
Cruz’s victory in Iowa surprised nobody except, possibly, Trump’s supporters.
Trump’s victory in South Carolina — accomplished by playing up bigotry and jingoism ingrained in Southern Republicans — really shouldn’t have surprised anyone. But it did Beck, who took to Facebook shortly afterwards calling for people to join his family for “a fast for Ted Cruz.”
Apparently Scalia’s death wasn’t enough.
In his brief post, Beck asked:
I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus.
Naturally, people began mocking Beck for his idea to starve himself and his family to convince God to vote for Trump. He responded with indignation.
Since when has a fast and prayer been crazy?
It was standard practice to beseech the powers of heaven for not just your country but personal guidance and revelation at one time.
Have we really become a nation that mocks those who pray and fast?
The sad answer is yes.
Prior to the Iowa caucus, Beck declared Ted Cruz “a new George Washington,” some might say a fitting nomination since Washington was a venal hypocrite who couldn’t live up to his own standards. Beck also said that if Trump wins, “it’s going to be a snowball to hell.”
That’s an unusual metaphor, and for once, I agree with Mr. Beck. Nothing good will happen if Trump wins.
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