Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Beck: Obama’s Gonna Take Over!

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh on the same show together? Doesn’t that risk creating some sort of critical mass of bullshit and demagoguery that could swallow up the planet? Beck did his job to bring the crazy:

Will President Obama “seize power overnight” in a move to consolidate White House control of the U.S. government?

That’s the fear of Fox News anchor Glenn Beck who discussed the issue at length today with another broadcasting powerhouse, radio’s Rush Limbaugh.

“I fear this government, this administration has so much framework already prepared, that they will seize power overnight before anybody even gives it a second thought,” Beck said.


Here’s the actual text:

If you watch what could only be called the administration’s organ – anything involved with GE or NBC – you’ve got [GE CEO] Jeffrey Immelt on the board of the Federal Reserve, you have him in the Oval Office consulting not only on health care, but the financial situation, and they are an organ.

If you watch MSNBC, I contend that you will see the future because they are laying the ground for a horrible event … anything from the right, there’s some awful event and I fear this government, this administration has so much framework already prepared, that they will seize power overnight before anybody even gives it a second thought.

Limbaugh responded, “I don’t think they’re going to be able to seize it overnight without anybody knowing about it.”

Imagine how crazed you have to be if Limbaugh is the voice of reason in the conversation?

This is the same claim that I laughed at when offered by some on the left during the last 8 years, that Bush was going to take over and cancel the 2008 election and become a dictator. It was ridiculous then (and I won several bets on that one) and it’s even more ridiculous now.