Remember in 2010 when obnoxious right wing radio show host, Rush Limbaugh, promised his fans if the “Affordable Care Act” passed and became law, he would leave the country for good and move his show to Costa Rica? How about in 2012 when washed up nitwit, Ted Nugent, threw a Twitter Tantrum, proclaiming “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” Well, I guess Central America was all out of Oxycontin, and Ted Nugent found something to live for, because both men are still alive and well in the good old USA polluting our airwaves with their own special brand of stupid.
It’s not surprising that when right wing crazies don’t get their way they either threaten violence or scream that the sky is falling. Such is the usual modus operandi of petulant children. Over the past several years, many on the right have either advocated taking up arms to stop the tyrannical forces of our so-called liberal socialist government, or have locked themselves in panic rooms waiting for the four horsemen of the apocalypse to descend upon us bringing with them the biblical end of days.
This past week the crown jewel of the lunatic fringe, Glenn Beck, went on another paranoid rant stating:
We have to pick up our pace on finding another place to broadcast. I need to know if I can get to Jerusalem, where they won’t shut this down and we can be able to broadcast into the United States. This could end quickly.
This isn’t the first time Beck has publicly displayed delusions of grandeur or paranoid fantasies about his own self importance. On many occasions Beck has claimed that some nefarious shadow agency would like nothing more than to silence him permanently and has often warned his audience to “prepare for a time when voices like mine or others are no longer heard.”
The sad irony is the only way Beck will be silenced is if he stops peddling fear and hate to all the right wing nut jobs that have kept Beck’s show alive and profitable, and in a country where Donald Trump is the Republican front-runner, Beck can be assured of having a large enough, and crazy enough audience to keep him talking for years to come.