Great story from RedState on Glenn Beck.
Say what you want about Glenn Beck, but he is almost alone among the prominent national radio and TV voices on the right who has refused to attempt to monetize the Trump boom by treating it as a legitimate expression of conservatism. Glenn Beck’s point is not that Trump supporters are racist; rather, Glenn Beck’s point is that his supporters are doing it for reasons that have nothing to do with what Trump stands for. And he is attempting to get people to look in the mirror and realize what the basis of their support really is.
And I hadn't seen this, but what a strange thing to praise:
Consider how the folks over at Trumpbart, who allege that they stand for true conservatives, gleefully reported on the following things as though they were admirable:
Those of us outside a provincial bubble saw the following...
Trump got 20,000 Texas conservatives to applaud at the idea of taxing the rich.
Trump got 20,000 Texas conservatives to applaud at the idea of President Trump muscling a CEO not to move his company overseas — an Obama-esque abuse of executive power.
Trump got 20,000 Texas conservatives to applaud at the idea of rethinking free trade.
Trump got 20,000 Texas conservatives to applaud when he said he would not shred Obama’s Iran deal on day one but would instead try to make it work with stronger inspections.
How on earth is this explainable in any other way than sports fandom that refuses to look beyond the jersey that the candidate is ostensibly wearing?
Read the whole thing here.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)