Glenn Beck joined Fox & Friends this morning to promote another round of tea bagging to protest Barack Obama & taxes, which will be held on the 4th of July. Like previous tea parties, these are being organized by the lobbyist-run groups Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, with the help of Fox News, of course. Fox News has even run segments with Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) to promote the tea parties.
So, why is Glenn Beck suggesting that people spend the 4th of July protesting what’s wrong with America? Last year (while Bush was still in office) he suggested, in an op-ed, that we should celebrate by not talking about our problems, but rather about what’s right with our country. He also suggested that the day be used to take a break from talking about “crooked politicians.” Is that an admission that Bush was a crooked politician, but Obama is not?