Glenn Beck To Republicans: Jump Ship Now Because November Will Be A Bloodbath Due To Breitbart

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Glenn Beck spent most of today’s radio show calling upon Republicans to abandon Donald Trump in the wake of the announcement that the GOP presidential nominee has hired Breitbart’s Steve Bannon to serve as the campaign’s CEO.

Bannon is “possibly the most dangerous guy in all of American politics,” Beck said, declaring that Trump’s decision to hire him is giving Republicans who are backing the GOP nominee a perfect excuse for withdrawing their support.

“There is a hall pass for the next 48 hours for all Republicans,” he said. “Anybody who was on the bandwagon, Donald Trump has just given you the greatest gift and a warning: It’s going to get ugly and now is the time to jump ship. Now is the time to separate yourself and if you don’t, you are going to regret it.”

  • Mike McNamara

    Even a racist bigot asshole who separates the stupid from their money on a subscription basis is right every once and a while.

    • Like a broken clock — twice a day.

      • Todd20036

        Unless it’s digital, and electronic.

    • clay

      Beck and Trump; takes one to know one?

  • Lazycrockett

    So when the GOP stop funding Drumpf and concentrate on down ballots? Labor Day? After the first debate?

    • Bruno

      Labor Day I’ll venture. They want to be sure he really is going to lose and you know how deluded they can get about such things.

      • clay

        That’s the actual point of no return for state ballot rules for the last 270. (Of course, it’s already too late to change the state ballots for 270 that the GOP can actually win.) After that, the RNC has a more defensible reason to abandon Trump and look down-ballot.

  • AtticusP

    Sorry, Glenn.

    Turns out that a lot of your fellow Republicans are very determined rats, and show no signs of leaving that sinking ship.

    You have helped sow those seeds for a long time. Enjoy your harvest.

    You built this.

    • I’ll just leave this right here.

      • JR

        I believe we’re done here.

      • kaydenpat

        Well said, Mr. King.

    • Dee

      Just show the Republicans where the money vault is.

  • Sabazinus

    It’s going to GET ugly? I thought it had been horribly ugly for…well…the Reagan era…

    • clay

      What part of it’s not ALREADY ugly?

  • boatboy_srq

    They really do eat their wounded.

    Deelish.

    I can haz moar popcorn?

    • Lazycrockett

      All this popcorn is making me sick.

      • boatboy_srq

        The RoundUp-candycoat stuff isn’t good for you. Stick to caramel and toffee.

    • AnotherJosh

      My investments in popcorn futures have been doing splendidly! 😀

  • Lazycrockett
    • AnotherJosh

      Bless his poor little heart…

  • Bruno

    I’d like my popcorn with layered butter please.

  • Rillion

    The infighting on the right between the Trump supporters and those that either don’t think he is conservative or realize he is crazy is making the Hillary supporters vs Bernie supporters disagreement seem like a minor bump in the road. They are more divided now then before the convention.

    • Gustav2

      But Obama says don’t get overconfident!

      It is very difficult.

      • AtticusP

        I agree. But every time I’ve become complacent, I’ve reminded myself of the election of 2004. I never thought the Shrub would be elected.

        From that moment, I have decided that I would never underestimate the stupidity of my fellow Americans ever again.

        • Christopher

          “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

        • John T

          That was such a depressing day. When I was a sullen teenager going through a punk rock phase in the 90s I thought I felt alienated from the mainstream, but really I’ve never felt so alienated from the average American as on the day after the election in 2004. It wasn’t just George W. Bush getting elected, despite everyone by then understanding what a complete fuck-up he was, but also an anti gay marriage constitutional amendment passed in my state by a wide margin.

          • Piercedchrlz

            I felt the same pain in Ohio as we experienced the same.

        • SelectFromWhere

          Or the ability of GOP state officials to rig the votes.

      • David Walker

        The President said, “Don’t boo…vote!” That now needs to change to, “Don’t laugh…vote!”

        • Piercedchrlz

          1,000 times up vote!

        • Todd20036

          Can’t we do both? “Laugh, then vote”

          • David Walker

            Works for me, as long as one votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!

          • SelectFromWhere

            Actually, it would be vote, then laugh (when he loses)

      • SelectFromWhere

        Not just Obama is saying Don’t Get Overconfident–this campaign (and, I fear, every Presidential campaign from now on out) isn’t using the regular rulebook even as nasty as campaigns typically are. We’ve got Russian hackers trying to take down one candidate, for God’s sake.
        And, no matter how “safe” Clinton is, DO NOT FORGET THE DOWNTICKET RACES. Those are the ones I’m worried about the most, being in a state with a critical governor and Senate race both right on the wire. Democrats sitting out might not affect the Presidential campaign, but in my state, it could result in a disaster at a closer level to our everyday lives.

        KEEP THE FIGHT, GET OUT THE VOTE, REGISTER PEOPLE

    • clay

      It seems we’re now seeing the real GOP primary contestants: Ailes, (still dead) Breitbart, Coulter, Palin, Limbaugh, and Beck. And who’s the actually certifiable one who attacked the Young Turks group?

      • Dee

        It’s like a full movie….. Should i grab nachos or popcorn?

        • glass

          You might get both, plus a tub of red vines. It’s going to be a marathon showing.

        • Piercedchrlz

          We’re going to need more than that!

      • The_Wretched

        Roger Stone?

      • AtticusP

        Nixon is starting to look pretty good. And he’s been dead for 23 years.

      • AnotherJosh

        Was it Alex Jones who attacked the Young Turks? Yes, that Alex “The Lizard Men Might Really Be Running The World” Jones. That one.

        • Yeah the one who is on methamphetamine and is certifiably nuts. That guy.

      • kaydenpat

        Alex Jones.

    • james1200

      Remember when we were afraid the Dem party was splitting in two while the GOP was united under Trump back in late May? I don’t either.

    • another_steve

      I can’t follow the subtlety of all the right wing infighting. It’s, like, beyond my comprehension skills.

      Monster fighting monster.

      • kaydenpat

        And hopefully, they’ll destroy each other by the end of the fight.

  • RepublicansRNotConservative

    Worse? Better? Kim Jong Il must just love this crap.

  • Captain Obvious

    Have we passed through some kind of rift in space time into an alternate reality? I mean, Glenn Beck just enunciated a cogent idea.

  • PickyPecker
    • delk

      That’s eerily in sync with the Law & Order theme that’s playing on ION.

    • Todd20036

      I want to know who is giving him the blow job under the table.

      • Joe in PA

        Lordy, I hope I don’t look like that when I’m getting a bj. LOL.

  • Smartypants

    The world is truly strange place when Glenn Beck sails within sight of sanity.

    • Matt in PDX

      “Sails within sight of” is well put. He hardly deserves kudos for this.

      Glenn Beck denouncing Trump is a bit like a flat-Earth conspiracy theorist denouncing the claim that the Earth is shaped like a cube.

    • Frostbite

      don’t worry, he won’t make shore.

    • bkmn

      He will change course and be back in crazy land in no time.

    • Piercedchrlz

      He’s not sailing within sight of sanity. That would require a capacity for introspection which, if he could harness that, he would see that he is one of the many architects of Trumpenstine. You break it, you bought it.

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      Seems to me more like a panhandler getting pissed off when another guy tries working the same intersection.

      Maybe Beck is just pissed that another grifter now has a higher-profile gig.

  • PickyPecker
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Todd20036

      Love how there is a condom on the “T” in the Trump University logo

    • AtticusP

      The dumpster fire is just outside the frame…

      • That little thing bursting into flames after it rolled off the road would have been the perfect ending!

    • JamesInCA

      I love the dude running after it, until he’s like “WTF am I going to do, grab it?”

    • james1200

      This is poetry.

    • Looks about right.

    • Stubenville

      Needs explosions and flames.

  • Carl

    The teaparty civil war.

    • boatboy_srq

      A most uncivil civil war, at that.

  • HZ81

    All we want is what’s beyond… Clown Thunderdome!

  • FAEN

    Hey Glenn-

    Ironic isn’t it that you helped create the monster you now flee from. As a liberal/progressive I hope it IS a bloodbath.

    Your brand of ‘compromise’ doesn’t belong in politics.

  • coram nobis

    “Captain, what’s that guy in the crow’s nest yelling about?”

    “That cuckoo? He’s up there ’cause I got tired of his whining. Huh? Something about ice. That new cruise director is gonna need ice for the champagne, so I’m gonna pick up some. I’m throwing a party on the mezzanine deck and it’s gonna be huuge, okay? Really titanic.”

  • Palmer

    This is delightful! 😂

  • PickyPecker
    • kaydenpat

      Just now?

  • PickyPecker
    • Christopher

      The Hubby loves to tell his story of visiting the Alamo.

      While he’s standing there looking at the rubble he overhears this conversation between a little Mexican boy and his father:

      Boy: “Is this where we kicked their asses dad?”

      Father: “Sure is son, sure is.”

      He said he couldn’t stop laughing all day! 🙂

      • JulieBL

        There were Texians (not a typo) of Mexican heritage at the Alamo, btw.

  • JT

    OT:

    Judge orders two swimmers to remain in Rio, but Ryan Lochte is already home

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Totally unrelated. A CHICKEN IN PANTS!

    http://imgur.com/gallery/sKiw8uV

    • PickyPecker

      ahhh, cousin Bert. Always the fashionista.

  • billbear1961
  • Sam_Handwich
    • We’re now light-years deep into the reality denial phase of Trump’s abysmal campaign. “Says who?” Wow.

      • PickyPecker

        …….all of them. LOLOL

        • I know, right? Changing people’s job descriptions & duties and bringing on new top-level campaign hires, esp. after the conventions, is the very definition of a ‘campaign shakeup’!

          Beutler is like a guy who’s driven his car off a bridge and into a river, demanding to know who says he’s now wet and drowning.

          • Brianna Amoré

            He’s like the poor sod who had to claim that American tanks weren’t in Baghdad while American tanks could be seen rolling through the streets of Baghdad right behind him.

      • bkmn

        The GOP has been avoiding reality for decades, it is just now catching up to them.

    • SoCalGal20

      She’s so done with him.

    • Cuberly

      Love it, when all else fails act like an asshole…lol…what an idiot.

      • sfbob

        In other words, just imitate your boss.

      • John30013

        With that flat affect and half-asleep eyes he projects a true image of intelligence and wit. High energy, that one…. /s

    • DH Esq

      I hope Trump’s campaign is using the same internal pollsters on which Romney relied in 2012.

      “Is this the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”

      • clay

        Actually, Trump’s campaign is using the same internal pollsters on which Trump relied on in developing Trump vodka, Trump steaks, Trump ice, and running Eastern Air into the ground.

        • Corsair Tact

          To be fair to DT, it was Frank Lorenzo who destroyed Eastern, then Continental.

          DT destroyed the old Eastern Shuttle by ridiculously overpaying for equipment and making unnecessary upgrades.

          • clay

            Thanks. Eastern Shuttle rather than Eastern Air.

          • Corsair Tact

            It’s hard to keep track of all the gold he’s turned to dust.

    • Ernest Endevor

      He brings the gravitas.

    • Randy503

      ooooo — he’s so deep.

    • TrollopeReader

      Smile much? :-0

    • bkmn

      He is such a idiot.

    • Cuberly

      That didn’t take long, now he has his own hat.

      https://twitter.com/GBliss/status/766038491062992898

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      What climate change?
      What polls?
      The earth is 6000k years old
      Which polls show we r losing?
      Republicans arent racist
      Every poll i see has trump winning.
      Theres massive voter fraud.
      Mister Rove are u positive romney is winning ohio?

      Its this constant delusional thinking. It has not an ounce of reality.

  • Sean Hannity (yes, yes, i know…) was talking about the debates on his show today, and he and the caller on the phone are completely convinced that Trump will demolish Clinton in the debates. i mean, hook line and sinker. totally convinced. but just to make sure, they want the families of the killed Benghazi soldiers to be placed in the front row, thinking that would mess Clinton up. Um, these soldiers knew the risks before they signed up.
    (on a side note, it really bothers me when people are still using the candidates whole names. at this point, i think we can just say “Trump” or “Clinton” and know who everyone is talking about.)

    • The_Wretched

      Sean’s off in loopy-ville. There’s every reason to believe that Trump will be abusive to Clinton in an entirely and obviously unacceptable manner or that she’ll provoke him into literally flinging-poo.

      • Randy503

        I hope he takes a swipe at Clinton. That will be the total end of the GOP.

    • Ray Butlers

      He’s just doing his job

      • So was Leni Riefenstahl.

        • Octavio

          Yikes! That’s a fucking scary reference. Good for you.

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    When Glenn Beck is saner than your presidential candidate…

    • boatboy_srq

      Apparently we need to add “insane” to the “stupid/evil” arithmetic we’ve been using to evaluate the GOTea.

      • And to recognize that someone like Trump can embody all three of those simultaneously. Insane, stupid, and evil.

  • Rex

    Glenn Beck making sense, what strange universe am I living in?!?

  • BobSF_94117

    I don’t quite get what difference it makes if one “jumps ship” now or in November, unless one is a GOP candidate or official.

  • Cuberly

    Dang! Even more conservatives throwing their hands up in frustration.

    https://twitter.com/SykesCharlie/status/765886348049977345

    • kaydenpat

      Or drag down as many people as possible. As the saying goes, misery loves company.

  • Slippy_World

    Yup

  • margaretpoa

    Earth to Glenn Beck: It isn’t Bannon that is going to cause Trump to lose. But hey, feel free to continue getting it wrong.

  • Lawerence Collins

    This!

  • Cuberly

    I for one get disgusted by Beck’s oracle/prophet routine. He’s a mentally ill asshole.

    How is it “smart” for him to state the obvious. He does this ALL the time.

    • Octavio

      It’s a mormon thing. Lots of mormon males are motivated to mouth off “inspired” rants. Mormon women are very talented at doing the eye roll.

      • clay

        Something they likely share with Southern Baptist women and sissies.

      • Cuberly

        I could see that, btw, isn’t every Mormon male a defacto Bishop, or Prophet or Wet Dry Vac…whatever they call it, once the finish their mission stint?

        • Octavio

          They all become Melaleuca representatives. Actually, the lemon-scented bath soap is pretty good.

          https://www.melaleuca.com/

          • Corsair Tact

            Only Mormons could take a simple common name – Tea Tree Oil – and turn it into something that sounds like it came out of The Book Of Mormon.

          • Octavio

            Thank you for understanding.

  • rednekokie

    That’s probably the most truthful thing Glenn Beck has ever said.

    • He’s like a broken calendar. Once a year, he says something sane and sensible.

  • greenmanTN

    When Glenn Beck thinks you’re unhinged you might as well order a drool cup.

    • Octavio

      lol!

    • JulieBL

      baaaaaaaaahahahaha

    • Mawm

      I really lol’d

  • Joe in PA

    So, Beck was fine with Manafort? Wow.

    • Remember, Manafort was supposed to be the one we all should fear, because he was going to take Trump’s campaign and Trump himself and make them into a smoothly running professional machine. After all, Manafort served as a PR expert for dictators and tyrants all over the globe — how hard could it be to do the same for Donald?

      Nobody ever counts on the fact Trump absolutely will not cooperate with any such thing.

  • I’ll admit I’m still chortling over the fact neither Trump’s new campaign chief, that Steve Bannon asshole and his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has any actual experience running a campaign.

    Bannon is just a wingnut propagandist and Conway is a GOP pollster. That’s the extent of their expertise. The closest Trump had to someone with real campaigning experience was Lewandowski, and he’s gone. Manafort could’ve been considered ‘adjacent’ to this sort of experience and was considered to be someone we on the Democratic left should be very, very worried about because he was going to transform Trump into a competent and formidable candidate — he’s been demoted and I’ll wager he’ll resign completely from the campaign before the month is out, so he can deal with his potential felonies for violations of the Foreign Agents Reporting Act.

    But hey, we’re supposed to believe there was no Trump campaign “shakeup” today. Nosirree!

    • Cuberly

      In outer wingnuttia they’re claiming that Bannon and Conway are RINOs. Supposedly Dem plants to derail the GOP. Seriously…..

      I guess these are some establishment friendly types that are not very happy right now.

  • Octavio

    Gosh. For once I hope he’s right.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Captain Obvious
  • Cuberly
    • Lazycrockett

      Poor Jan.

    • Joe in PA

      Check out that groovy wall paper. Flower power!

      • Cuberly

        Far Out!

    • Corsair Tact

      He really does have a boyfriend named George Glass.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Yeah, Beck’s an asshole and I have not much use for him, except when he’s another agent of discord within the right.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Stubenville

  • Todd

    I loves when they’re all fighting with each other ….

    https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/tumblr_lvnv62xwlg1qmnwwpo1_r1_400.gif?w=650

    • Joe in PA

      I hope he didn’t hurt that pretty face. 🙁

  • KnownDonorDad
    • PickyPecker

      Such a nice man. Truly missed. /s

    • It’s no wonder his heart rejected him.

      • kaydenpat

        LOL! ***snort***

      • Cuberly

        …that and, the copious amounts of blow he snorted.

        It makes me laugh how Breitbart was an admitted drug user and the wing-nut-welfare-industry just ignored that little fact.

    • kaydenpat

      Still shocked that he was younger than me when he passed. He looked so old. That’s what hate gets you. **shudders**

  • Stubenville

    OT: NY Times “Why Blacks Loathe Trump”

    http://nyti.ms/2byzTvq

    • Homo Erectus

      Does this mean Dr. Carson won’t get a cabinet position?

      • Bruno

        Of course not. Why would Hillary give Dr. Carson a cabinet position?

        • SFBruce

          But he’ll probably get a show on the new network Ailes, Bannon and Trump form on November 9.

    • Bruno

      tRump is NOT campaigning for the black vote. He’s trying to appeal to moderate, maybe-not-racist Rethuglicans in suburban Wisconsin who seem to hate him. He thinks trying to sound not racist towards blacks will help him there.

  • Galvestonian

    The Ship of Fools … considered unsinkable but Unsinkable ships sink.
    Unbreakable walls break. Sometimes the things you think would never happen,
    Happen just like that. Unbendable steel bends. If the fury of the wind is unstoppable,
    I’ve learned to never underestimate, The impossible … for out of a sinking ship, which by no way man could be saved but drowning could be rescued from the sea,

    Some men leap’d forth, and ever as they came were rescued and those that stayed

    all were lost, for they in the sinking ship drown’d. Careers ruin’d, all is lost
    and in disgrace as the tangerine Captain of Grand Old Party steers her onto the reef of cessation.

  • popebuck1

    Excuse me, but… “GOING TO GET ugly”?!

    • kanehau

      Yes… I have the feeling we haven’t seen anything yet.

      Trump can go much lower. He’s like the Umbrella Corporation – goes miles below the surface.

  • JulieBL

    Do I need to go to the ER?

    I feel lightheaded. I’ve never agreed with Glenn Beck before.

    • Octavio

      Do you smell toast?

  • kanehau

    Huh. Hell froze over again.

  • JustSayin’

    Wow yesterday i had to agree with Shapiro, and today with Beck….i need to take my meds and step away from politics for a while…yuck!

    • SFBruce

      Stepping away from politics might be good idea, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. The fact that Bannon is too much for the likes of Shapiro and Beck just shows how bad he truly is.

  • Ninja0980

    You know it’s bad when this asshole sounds the adult in the room.

  • GayOldLady
  • Michael

    Every once in a while, even Glenn Beck says something that makes sense.

  • Richard

    A
    little Schadenfreude is fun of course, but that must not lead us to
    complacency. Every vote counts! And every Democrat and Independent
    voter must vote to put Hillary in the White House. It’s just that
    simple. Thinking it’s in the bag because Trump and all his
    sycophants are idiots and sitting on the couch watching TV isn’t going to cut it,
    we cannot afford to lose! Don’t forget to get out and VOTE!

  • Phil in FLL

    Glenn Beck, being hilariously and unintentionally funny, says “it’s going to get ugly.” Ummm… hasn’t it been ugly already?

  • James

    I thought he was living in mortal fear of being picked off by assasins. Why is he drawing attention to himself.

  • Phil in FLL

    When I wondered how much uglier it could get in my comment below, I hadn’t done my research on this Stephen Bannon character. Media Matters posted a pretty good summary of Bannon (link here). It looks like Bannon heads the straight-up white nationalist section of the right-wing fringe. Here is an excerpt from the Media Matters post:

    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reported in April that Breitbart has recently “undergone a noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Race-baiting ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-Immigrant ideas — all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right.’” The SPLC noted that “Over the past year the media outlet has been openly promoting the core issues of the Alt-Right, introducing these racist ideas to its readership — much to the delight of many in the white nationalist world who could never dream of reaching such a vast number of people” and pointed out that the site has been “publishing more overtly racist diatribes about Muslims and immigrants” since 2015.

    The SPLC also detailed how Breitbart has promoted the “popular racist conspiracy theory” that “African-Americans are committing crimes against whites at alarming rates.”

    Trump’s recent visit to Milwaukee makes sense now. I get it.

    • Indeed — Bannon’s hire is really gonna help with that whole ‘minority outreach’ thing which Trump’s campaign tried to lunge at yesterday.

      Really, it’s like it’s now going to be, “To hell with all that, let’s go for racist white men only.”

      • Phil in FLL

        Yep, Trump is going full-out white nationalist. But it shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with American history. This all started with Nixon’s coyly racist “Southern strategy” in 1968 and Goldwater’s opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Republican Party’s chickens are just coming home to roost, albeit 50 years later. After half a century of this, it was inevitable.

        Just consider Trump’s list of domestic enemies (African-American and mixed-race Mexican) and his list of foreign enemies (China and Japan, which are non-white countries). And consider Trump’s chosen ally, Putin’s Russia (which is lily-white). It does form a consistent pattern, and Trump’s white nationalist followers just eat it up.

        • Cuberly

          What’s being condoned in the Breitbart comments section is indescribable. And I’m not exaggerating. Since the Breitbart shift to the far fringe it’s become even more popular than WND and FR, and those USED to be the racist/christianist go-to spots.

          • Phil in FLL

            I’ll take a look. The change in direction on Breitbart has to be the result of Stephen Bannon at the helm. And this is Trump’s new campaign manager?!

          • Cuberly

            Especially in articles written by Milo, they’ve also become more strict in banning people.

            Yep, Bannon was the force behind all that.

          • This evening on NPR one of the commentators posited that with all the “Steves” that had joined with Trump/Breitbart and the addition of Roger Ailes, that Breitbart is positioning itself to become the Dominionist Right’s media empire in the way that Fox grew up out of the Nixon/Reagan/Bushes.

        • One result of this move is the voices in the GOP leadership for the party simply to cut Trump loose are only going to get louder and more strident & panicked. Especially if Trump really does “unleash” what little self-restraint he has left. And if Bannon is running things, we can expect fewer teleprompter speeches, not more, more outrageous inflammatory and pants-on-fire remarks, and more deliberate baiting and demonizing of all those who aren’t angry white radicalized Republican men.

          The rejection of African Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, women, immigrants, non-Christians, anyone who isn’t a far, far right radical Tea Bagger and so on — we could be talking about upper 20s / low 30s in terms of Trump’s results in November, even assuming he doesn’t drop out by then.

          Which he might do if he truly thinks he might lose. I’ve seen more than a few folks suggesting September is the month to watch.

          • Phil in FLL

            I’m fervently hoping Trump stays in until the end. As nasty as Mike Pence is, he would get more votes as the presidential candidate than Trump would, and Pence would definitely help Republican congressional races more than Trump would, which is not saying much.

        • clay

          Russia’s not so much “lily-white” as it wants to be. (Not that its Siberian and Central Asian populations have been enjoying the Russian resurgence.)

          • Ben in Oakland

            Thanks for the correction.

  • JaniceInToronto

    Was that a Beck imposter? He almost made sense.

    • I think Beck is jealous that he think Steve Bannon is the most dangerous man in politics, that was a title that Beck coveted for years..

  • SFBruce

    For once, Beck might be right, and I hope he is. Bannon is the worst of the worst, as is exemplified by Beck’s scorn. Trump recently said he has no intention of pivoting, and hiring Bannon just underscores this. It should be interesting to see what an unleashed Trump looks and sounds like.

    • How I looked at it, it can only get ugly if there is reward for Trump in the polls. If his polls numbers get worst after going heavily negative, Trump has to stop it..

      Trump has stopped with the “rigged” election line, because polls showed that Republicans showed a drop in the polls of more likely to vote after Trump said that statement..

      Trump can be nasty, as he already has been and is right now, but it is going to turn off the voters he need the most, mainly white women.. Trump’s negative approval rating has actually gone up since the Republican Convention. I read a poll that he is down in North Carolina by almost 9 points, South Carolina is not looking good for him.. Virginia and Pennsylvania look likes they are already written off as gone for Trump.. Florida has also a nine point spread for Hillary over Trump.

      If Trump goes nasty, and it shows more dropping in the polls in the battleground states, the Trump Campaign will stop it.

      • canoebum

        You’re assuming they’re rational. That’s a dicey proposition.

        • They can be irrational all they want, but other Republican Candidates in down ticket races will be screaming at Trump that his psychotic attacks are hurting them as well.. Besides the Trump Campaign has always been obsessed by polls..

          • paganguy

            I thought they were screaming at him already and it hadn’t made a difference.

          • canoebum

            I sincerely doubt Der Herr gives two shits about the Republicans in down ticket races. I’m sure Drumpf tells Reince whatever he wants to hear on the subject, but in truth, he’s only in this for himself. He’ll never stop being exactly who he is, polls or no. He may momentarily try to act “presidential”, but all too soon will revert to the real Donald.

    • Friday

      Ailes, even more so. He’s going to have to double down. He won’t lose without pulling the Reich, . I mean the GOP and electoral system and as much of the rest of America down around him if he can. He’s got that profile but obviously less charisma than he thought. I’m not seeing him as the suicide type even if he took his family with him so, it’s going to get crazier in Drumphland before the cameras turn away.

    • Homo Erectus

      If Trump was unleashed how would we know?

    • Like Mussolini, only less lovable and cuddly.

  • kaydenpat

    Does anyone take Beck seriously? I’ve read that his television station went bankrupt and that he’s not doing too well financially.

    He needs help. But in the meantime, I’ll just continue to laugh and shake my head in derision at him.

    • Friday

      Well, no one’s going to *listen,* cause he says *everything* and then later claims to be prophetic in more manic moments if he thinks he was nearly in the ballpark, but actually, that’s not an unreasonable assessment this time.

  • Friday

    I think he might be right on this one. Of course he explodes in all directions repeatedly but this actually seems to be the case. Even if it’s not about Breitbart etc not liking him anymore.

  • Friday

    You’ve got to wonder if the Republicans and Christianists just want to heap all their public nast of the last thirty years or so on Trump and then pretend it never happened. Except now gay people should think oppressing non-Christians needs to happen, too.

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  • SoCalVet

    Oh yeah just dive into any comment section on Breitbart and you will find nothing but racism, bigotry and hatred on full display

  • PiperPine

    There is so much about this I find hilarious. It’s like Beck is Dr. Frankenstein and Trump is his new Adam. You had a hand in this Mr. Beck enjoy it.

  • 1Truth1

    When I read about this new “hire”, I got really excited. This isn’t only a gift for Republicans looking to jump ship, it’s a gift for the dems as well. I’m hoping that Breitbart gets a ton of exposure for its proud racism, xenophobia, bigotry, and generally disgusting articles.

  • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “On her radio show Wednesday, CONSERVATIVE commentator Dana Loesch said
    that Trump’s appointment of Breitbart’s Stephen K. Bannon as the new
    campaign chief was disquieting as he was “one of the worst people on
    God’s green earth,” she said. “I will say that one of the worst, most
    hellacious years of my entire life involved this individual.”
    More here: http://goo.gl/iOS92R

  • JCF

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/64/e3/18/64e318203762d9c03a00a0c16ed00e2d.jpg

    Beckster, stop being sounding reasonable! It’s making me queasy…

  • Gretchen Sharp Kidd

    Me, when Beck says reasonable things.

  • sandollar_man

    That’s OK Glen. It’s all downhill from now on.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Dear gLen,

    Who exactly listens to you?

  • Ben in Oakland

    You know, Adolph hitler didn’t like Kaiser Wilhelm II, thinking he was an unpleasant, angry little man, even though Kaiser Bill was also almost as shoebat crazy anti Semitic as hitler was.

    When even Adolph hitter doesn’t like you, really, what does that say about you?

    I’m just sayin’…

  • Rebecca Gardner

    I can’t top any of the comments made so far. I love it here.

  • Gene Perry

    Damn … don’t you just hate it when you have to agree with Glen Beck?

    • Boy Elvis

      Stopped clock and all. But don’t worry, he’ll say something profoundly stupid soon enough.