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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Holy Wars

At least Glenn Beck acknowledged Barack Obama isn't a Muslim.

The Fox News host, who now claims his weekend rally in Washington wasn't a political event but a religious revival, fessed up on yet another Fox show (imagine that) that he somehow misspoke when he called Obama a racist. What he meant to say was the president was a captive of black liberation theology.
"You see, it's all about victims and victimhood; oppressors and the oppressed; reparations, not repentance; collectivism, not individual salvation. I don't know what that is, other than it's not Muslim, it's not Christian. It's a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it," Beck said.
Interesting comment from a coreligionist of Mitt Romney.

You almost have to wonder what is prompting Beck's alleged drift from secular to a latter-day Father Coughlin. Tough economic times produced the anti-Semite who became a leading fan of Adolf Hitler, so the mood is for another broadcast-based demagogue to prey on people's insecurities.

But it also represents a significant shift in the Tea Party movement that has, to date, eschewed religion in promoting its "save the rich" platform.

Beck is saying the vision to go religious rather than political and claim the mantle of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to him through God.

And that either says the TV host is losing it -- or is simply crazy like a Fox (News).

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