Wow! The times really are a'changing. Obama has been president-elect for just two days, and already I've heard sentiments that I agree with on conservative talk radio.
Namely, that Obama-haters need to act like patriotic Americans and get behind their new president. (Not so they can push him off a cliff -- to support him.)
Way to go, Glenn Beck. Driving home this evening I heard your show on a Portland radio station. When I channel surf in your direction usually I tune you out quickly, because I can't stand your right-wing political views.
But today you gave it good to a guy, Joe, who called in and said that he couldn't accept Obama as his president. Beck told Joe that he was un-American if he didn't support Obama.
...he is the President of the United States and if you believe in this system, then you are required, you are required to accept him as the President of the United States, period, and you support him in every way possible because we -- a house divided will not stand.
I especially liked it when Beck refused to listen to Joe's ridiculous claim that Obama isn't an American citizen. This birth certificate conspiracy theory has been thoroughly debunked, yet right-wing reality-deniers continue to obsess over it.
The wackos in the Republican Party don't appreciate Beck telling it like it is, calling him un-American for putting truth above Obama-bashing.
Yes, Obama's decisive victory has most conservative talk radio shows in a sky-is-falling frenzy. That's fine. Free speech is all-American.
But not standing behind your president and wishing him well -- this isn't the mark of a patriot. So now we'll see how deep the supposed red, white, and blue blood of right-wing talk radio runs.
If the hosts and listeners keep on trying to undermine the legitimacy of a freely elected President of the United States, we'll know their true colors.