Glenn Beck Goes Off on Karl Rove, Republicans: They Have ‘Ethics of Wh*res,’ ‘Integrity of Pirates’

glennbeck1In case you haven’t heard, a few days ago batshit hack radio host right-wing media personality Glenn Beck denounced his allegiance to the Republican party.

Though let me be clear, his sudden disdain for the GOP isn’t based on any sort of positive enlightenment. To Beck, the Republican party hasn’t done enough to sabotage and “defeat” President Obama. He wants more Republicans to act like senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX).

In other words, he wants Republicans to be even more outrageous and ridiculous than they already are.

Well, it seems Karl Rove isn’t exactly a fan of Beck, referring to his announcement as “old news” and essentially dismissing him as someone who doesn’t really matter. To be fair, he’s partially right. Since Beck left Fox News a few years ago, he’s mostly languished as nothing more than a voice for the perpetually far-right who aren’t interested in hearing facts and only want someone who’s going to tell them what they want to hear.

Nor surprisingly, Beck didn’t take too kindly to Rove’s dismissal of him, taking to Facebook to go off on Rove and the Republican party. Beck posted, in part:

You guys have the spine of a worm, the ethics of wh*res, and the integrity of pirates. (My apologies to worms, wh*res and pirates)

You need to worry about yourself. After blowing almost a billion dollars on ‘I love government healthcare Romney,’ I would guess you don’t have too many more chances to save what is left of your career.

You really should just check out the entire post if you want a good laugh. It’s a great mix of utter insanity and some pretty decent shots taken at Rove and both George and Jeb Bush.

While I can appreciate the humor in Beck getting angry at Karl Rove, his rant was absolutely insane. He really believes that the American people want people like Ted Cruz running this country, despite the fact that overwhelming polling data says otherwise. I’m not at all a fan of Rove, but at least he’s sane enough to know who’s electable and who isn’t. That’s something Beck clearly doesn’t understand.

Then again, who knows if what Beck is saying is what he actually believes, or if it’s just a desperate attempt for him to try to stay relevant. With him, it’s often hard to tell. This is a guy who was once one of the bigger names on Fox News, who’s now been relegated to being the founder of a website that’s basically just a fancier version of The Drudge Report and who has a “channel” he’s failed miserably at getting people to take seriously. Oh, and of course there’s his radio program which shockingly still has millions of listeners weekly (but only about half the audience of Rush Limbaugh – let that sink in).

The bottom line is, whenever there’s a battle between right-wing idiots, it’s a “win-win” for progressives. Anytime two of the more well-known names on the right want to go at it, no matter how detestable or insane they might be, I’m all for it. Just grab your popcorn, kick your feet back and watch the show, because I’m sure this is only the beginning.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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