I don't know what I find most ridiculous about Beck here. First, he is wrong in almost everything he says about Michelle Obama's trip. She and her friends paid for it themselves, the only thing the country is supplying is security. And, if you can't supply security for the First Lady then things would be really bad.
Then I think of the lavish consumption which occurred when Ronald Reagan was in power and how this supposedly made Americans feel great about themselves again. But this is simply bog standard hypocrisy for Fox News, although to be fair, even Bill O'Reilly refused to go down the cheap road Beck is enthusiastically travelling.
But no, I think the most ridiculous thing about Beck here is the fact that he thinks this holiday in Spain is proof that Obama is not running for a second term. He's never one to miss an opportunity to engage in a new conspiracy theory.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010