It’s one thing for Glenn Beck to oppose Donald Trump by supporting Ted Cruz in the GOP primaries, telling Evangelicals that if they don’t vote for Cruz, they’re not being true Christians — which is quite an act of chutzpah on Beck’s part since he is a lapsed Christian who’s turned Mormon.
But now — take your pick of metaphors — Beck has really jumped the shark, jumped off the cliff, gone cuckoo for cocoa-puffs.
Glenn Beck on Fox News, January 2014
On October 8, 2016, this is what Glenn Beck wrote on his Facebook page:
“Every person, each of us must decide what is a bridge too far.
Mike Lee has obviously reached that point, where the moral compromise his party is asking him to make is simply beyond what is acceptable.
It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity.
If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.
If she is elected, the world does not end…. Once elected, Hillary can be fought. Her tactics are blatant and juvenile, and battling her by means of political and procedural maneuvering or through the media , through public marches and online articles, all of that will be moral, worthy of man of principal.
Her nominees can be blocked, her proposed laws voted down.
The alternative does not offer a moral person the same opportunity. If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity.”
Note that Beck calls Trump immoral, lewd, and depraved, but not Hillary.
And yet in May of this year, this is what Beck wrote about Hillary:
“Hillary Clinton, the woman many consider to be the odds-on favorite to become the next president of the United States, believes that in order to bring about the kind of abortion-on-demand world she envisions, ‘deep-seated cultural codes and religious beliefs have to be changed.’ Additionally, she believes that ‘the unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.’”
5 months later, however, Glenn Beck says electing the same pro-abortion-on-demand Hillary is “moral” and “ethical”. So much for Beck being pro-life. It’s all meaningless talk on his part, for the man really has neither principles nor abiding beliefs.
After his “election of Hillary … is a moral, ethical choice” remark was picked up by bloggers, Beck denies everything. His words were misunderstood, taken out of context! Woe is me!
He says on his blog on Oct. 11, 2016:
“It has been widely reported I am either endorsing or voting for Hillary Clinton as president, and I stated that voting for Hillary is the ‘the moral and ethical’ choice. Let me be clear (and thankfully this is an easy one to dispel): None of this is true.
I am firmly against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as potential presidents of the United States of America. I believe that neither candidate has the values, decency or principles to be the leader of the free world. And for the millionth time (though I presume not the last), I reject the notion of a binary choice. I will not vote for the ‘lesser of two evils.’
My Facebook post included in these reports is very clear:
‘If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.’
The ‘moral, ethical’ reference is not directed towards Hillary Clinton, but rather my decision to stand for and on my principles against the candidacy of Donald Trump. If other people share this principle and hence, Clinton is elected, at least my choice of sticking to my principles is, to me, moral and ethical.”
No cigar, Beck. You can’t wiggle out of this one.
In your original Facebook comment, you clearly and unambiguously said that if, by opposing Trump (“standing against Trump”), “the consequence . . . is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton” as POTUS, “so be it,” because “At least it is a moral, ethical choice”.
Undertaking a behavior with full deliberation and knowing full well that doing so will result in the election of a deeply immoral, lewd, and depraved woman to the most powerful seat in America and the world, cannot in any sense be “moral” or “ethical”.
See also “Bombshell: Clinton Foundation paid Glenn Beck & Bill Kristol to suppress votes?”